Lemon tekking is a method of consuming psilocybin mushrooms that involves grinding them up, mixing them with lemon juice, and consuming the mixture. For many psychonauts, it is the preferred method of consumption. The idea behind lemon tekking is that the acid in the lemon juice helps to break down the psilocybin in the mushrooms, making it easier for the body to absorb and increasing the effects.
How Does Lemon Tekking Work?
The exact mechanism by which lemon tekking works in the human body is not fully understood, and there is limited scientific research on the topic. However, it is believed that the acidic environment created by the lemon juice helps to break down the psilocybin molecules in the mushrooms into psilocin, which is the active compound responsible for the psychedelic effects.
When psilocybin is ingested orally, it is metabolized by the liver into psilocin, which then binds to serotonin receptors in the brain, leading to altered perception, mood, and cognition. By pre-digesting the psilocybin into psilocin before it reaches the liver, lemon tekking may help increase the bioavailability of psilocin, leading to a more intense and rapid onset of the psychedelic experience.
Additionally, the acidic environment of the stomach created by the lemon juice may help to speed up the absorption of psilocin into the bloodstream, further enhancing the effects of the mushrooms. However, it’s important to note that lemon tekking can also increase the likelihood of experiencing negative side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and anxiety. As such, it’s important to approach this method with caution and as always, start low and go slow.
Does It Have To Be Lemon?
Nope! While lemon juice is most commonly used in lemon tekking, other acidic liquids such as lime, orange, or grapefruit juice may also be used to achieve similar results.
It’s important to note that the type and amount of acid in the chosen juice can affect the potency and onset of the psychedelic effects. For example, grapefruit juice may take longer to break down psilocybin compared to lemon juice, and may also have a stronger effect due to its higher acidity.
If you prefer not to use citrus juices, you could also try using vinegar, which is also an acidic substance that can break down psilocybin. However, the taste of vinegar may be less palatable than citrus juices.
Lemon Tekking Vs. Raw Psilocybin Mushrooms
Lemon tekking is believed to enhance the potency and onset of the psychedelic experience by breaking down the psilocybin molecules in the mushrooms into psilocin, which is the active compound responsible for the effects. The acid in the lemon juice is thought to speed up the conversion of psilocybin into psilocin, leading to a more intense and rapid onset of the experience.
In contrast, consuming raw psilocybin mushrooms involves the ingestion of the mushrooms as they are, without any additional preparation. The onset of the effects is typically slower and less intense than lemon tekking, as the body must first metabolize the psilocybin into psilocin before it can bind to serotonin receptors in the brain and produce its effects.
Additionally, lemon tekking may cause a more intense and concentrated experience, with a shorter duration compared to eating raw mushrooms. The rapid onset and increased effects of lemon tekking may also increase the likelihood of experiencing adverse side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and anxiety.
Overall, both methods have their own unique characteristics, and the choice between lemon tekking and eating raw mushrooms may depend on individual preferences and experience with psychedelics.
How Long Does Lemon Tek Last?
Overall, these guidelines are based on the tripper having an empty stomach, as this produces the best trip. For most magic mushroom users, lemon tekking has the effect of concentrating all aspects of the trip. This means a shorter onset with heavier effects, a quicker come-down and overall trip.
Lemon tekking can bring the onset within 10 minutes, with the peak still coming about 1-2 hours later, but with greater intensity and with a quicker come-down. Depending on how regularly you use psychadelics and how you manage the afterglow, you can expect a lemon tek trip to last 3-6 hours versus 4-8 hours.
Can Lemon Tekking Reduce Mushroom Trip Nausea?
Nausea is a common side effect of consuming psilocybin-containing mushrooms, and lemon tekking is often recommended as a way to reduce the intensity of nausea. The acidic environment created by the lemon juice may help to break down the psilocybin in the mushrooms more quickly, leading to a faster onset of the effects and potentially reducing the likelihood of nausea.
However, lemon tekking can also have the opposite effect and cause more intense nausea for some individuals. This may be due to the strong taste and acidic nature of the lemon juice, which can be difficult to consume in large quantities, or it may be due to the more intense and rapid onset of the effects of psilocybin.
If you’re prone to nausea when consuming psilocybin-containing mushrooms, it’s important to approach lemon tekking with caution and start with a lower dose than you would normally consume. It’s also a good idea to have some ginger or other anti-nausea remedies on hand in case you experience any discomfort.
How to Lemon Tek
Start by selecting the desired amount of dried psilocybin-containing mushrooms. As always, start low and go slow. As you get used to the feeling of lemon tekking you will get a feel for how to adjust your dosing to get the desired effect.
Grind the dried mushrooms into a fine powder. You can use a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle to achieve this.
Place the powdered mushrooms into a small glass or cup.
Pour fresh lemon juice or an equally acidic fruit juice or vinegar onto the powdered mushrooms until they are fully covered. The general rule of thumb is to use enough lemon juice to cover the mushrooms completely.
Stir the mixture thoroughly and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. During this time, the acidic environment created by the lemon juice will help to break down the psilocybin molecules into psilocin.
After the 15-20 minutes, add water or another beverage of your choice to the mixture and drink it quickly. You may also want to strain out the mushroom powder using a cheesecloth or coffee filter, although this is not necessary.
Wait for the onset of the effects. Lemon tekking can produce a more intense and rapid onset of the effects, so it’s important to wait in a safe and comfortable environment until you feel the full effects of the mushrooms.
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