The Shroom Calculator - Why And How To Use It

The Shroom Calculator

Luke Sholl
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Magic mushrooms or truffles can open up a world of new experiences. When correctly dosed, users report experiencing intense waves of euphoria, a better understanding of one’s inner self, and an openness to new ways of thinking. The caveat to all of this of course is the aforementioned dosage. Get it right, and the spoils go to the victor; get it wrong, and a bad trip can put users off shrooms for life.

Luckily for you, we have the perfect aid to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch. The shroom calculator can be an integral tool in estimating the correct amount of magic mushrooms of truffles to ingest. So, if this is your first time trying either of these psychedelics, what can you expect?

How Do Shrooms And Truffles Effect You?

The best way to enjoy a trouble-free trip is to understand what you will encounter when taking shrooms or truffles. Both will deliver some incredible positive effects, both mentally and physically. However, it would be irresponsible to avoid the fact that there can also be negative effects. The good news is, dosage and an informed understanding can keep these negatives at bay.

Positive effects can include the following: euphoric state, enhanced mood, increased creativity, spiritual awakening, openness to new ideas, and finally, synesthesia.

The Importance Of Dosing

The Importance Of Dosing

All of those positive effects sound good, right? Well, this is where dosage comes in, playing a pivotal role in the success of your trip. The expression “you can never have too much of a good thing” unfortunately does not apply here. A key part of tripping is to start with a low to medium dose, especially if it is your first time. Everyone reacts differently when tripping, so understanding how you can best enjoy your psychedelic journey may take a couple of experiences. The best way to negate a bad trip is to understand what negative effects can occur, and spot them whilst you are tripping.

Factors That Affect Dosage

It is not just the amount of shrooms or truffles that you consume that can impact the strength of your trip. Given that magic mushrooms and truffles are naturally growing organisms, different strains induce different trips as well.

Picking either dried or fresh is also something to consider. Having said that, many users claim personal preference is the only difference when choosing dried over fresh or vice versa. If you are going to consume dried shrooms or truffles, you typically have to eat less because they contain less water, and are less diluted as a result.

Generally, a good place to start is with a mild strain like Atlantis. Combined with a small dosage, users can test the waters when it comes to enjoying psychedelics. Just be warned though, once is never enough after having surfed the cosmos. If you are a seasoned veteran and only interested in the most intense trip possible, then a strain like Valhalla is ideal for you.

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How To Use The The Shroom Calculator

This really is a straightforward, simple tool to give users an approximation of the correct dosage, relevant to the strength and length of the trip you want.

Simply work out your weight in kilograms. Converters for different measurements can be found via Google or various mobile apps. Then, it is just a case of working your way through the form. Pick either shrooms or truffles, fresh or dried, and the dosage you require. Low dosage for a shorter, milder trip, and high dosage for a much longer, more intense experience.

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Time To Enjoy Your Shrooms

You’ve done the legwork, read up on what to expect, and worked out your preferred dosage. All that remains is to consume the shrooms or truffles and enjoy the ride. There is, however, one more factor to consider: how to consume your chosen psychedelics. For those who have tried them before, the taste leaves a lot to be desired, often causing nausea in users. Never fear though, there are some essential life hacks to making their consumption far easier.

Adding them to a smoothie is a go-to method. You can crush them up by hand and add them to a ready-made smoothie, or blend all your chosen ingredients together, adding the truffles or shrooms at the end. Adding shrooms to tea is another great way to enjoy them. This requires you to add the shrooms whilst the water boils, then sweeten the mixture at the end. Just avoid boiling for longer than an hour as the heat will destroy the psilocybin (the active compound that causes you to trip). You could even try cooking with shrooms.

Last but by no means least, you can “shoot” the shrooms or truffles, although we wouldn’t encourage this as a party trick. Render either your truffles or shrooms into a powder, adding them to a shot glass. Then add 3–4 ounces of lemon juice, leaving it to sit for around half an hour. After that, simply drink both the lemon juice and any leftover shroom remnants. A final point to note is that users have said this does accelerate the tripping experience significantly.

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If all of this sounds too good to be true, then don't deny yourself the pleasure of tripping any longer. Mushroom grow kits like Golden Teacher are a great means of procuring your very own mushrooms. Enjoy!

Luke Sholl
Luke Sholl
Luke Sholl has been writing about cannabis, the wellness potential of cannabinoids, and the positive influence of nature for over a decade. Working with several cannabinoid-centric publications, he publishes a variety of digital content, supported by strong technical knowledge and thorough research.

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