Routine drug tests do not usually check for shrooms, but specialized tests do exist. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association notes that hallucinogen tests can screen for the following:
Urine Drug Tests
Some specific drug tests are designed to detect the amount of psilocin in urine, with the ability to do so 1-3 days after shrooms have been consumed. Psilocin isn’t usually detectable after 3 days, but it can linger in the body for a longer period of time.
Factors that can determine how quickly a body will process and get rid of psilocin include age, weight, metabolism and overall health. At this time it is unclear if psilocin or other compounds in magic mushrooms can be detected in blood or hair follicle tests.
The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) note that urine tests are commonly used to screen for these five categories of drugs:
While individuals usually refer to this as the five-panel test, other screenings can include more panels. These tests could screen for the following categories:
Hair Follicle Drug Tests
Some hair follicle tests can check for compounds, including hallucinogens, over an extended period of time. For instance, hair follicle testing can detect these compounds for up to 90 days after consumption. However, these screens come with a higher testing cost and are not as common as urine tests.
How Long Do Shrooms Stay In Your System?
After consuming hallucinogenic mushrooms, the body will break them down into their active components, such as psilocybin and its active form known as psilocin. This process is relatively quick, though, as it includes the following steps:
- Altered emotion, perception and consciousness can begin in as little as 20 minutes after ingestion. Changes can last for several hours, depending on a number of factors.
- At this same time, the body starts quickly processing the compounds. The kidneys will excrete the compounds, which exit the body in urine.
- The half-life of a drug refers to how long it takes the body to break down or excrete half the total amount that an individual ingests. For example, the half-life of psilocin is 50 minutes.
- Around 66% of the compounds will be excreted from the body within 3 hours.
- The compounds are no longer detectable in the urine after 24 hours time.
A few specific factors can affect the timings mentioned above:
A higher dosage can remain present in the body longer since it will take more time to break down.
2. Type Of Shrooms
There are many different hallucinogenic mushrooms, each with its own composition that can affect how long it is present in the body.
3. Potency Of Shrooms
More potent mushrooms will have more active compounds, which last longer within the body.
4. Tolerance Level
Taking compounds regularly or in larger doses could extend the time it takes to leave a system.
5. Preparation Method And Form
Shroom preparation, for example, in tea or dried, can affect potency and subsequent excretion time.
6. Food Or Drink Combined With Shrooms
Taking shrooms with food or on an empty stomach affects the time it takes for them to exit the body.
7. Disorders In The Kidney
A kidney featuring reduced function can take more time metabolizing and excreting the compounds.
A person’s metabolism can also affect how quickly the compounds leave the body. Age and body composition ultimately impact one’s metabolism.
How To Get Shrooms Out Of Your System Faster
Most magic mushroom tests claim to only be able to detect psilocin up to three days after consumption, but this could vary based on the specific individual.
While it is unclear if there are ways to get psilocin out of your system quicker, the simple solution is to stop consuming them as soon as possible to let your body do its natural processing.
*Please note in 47 out of 50 states, psychedelic mushrooms are perfectly legal. Users can buy, sell and own psilocybin mushroom spores for research purposes only. However, it is illegal in nearly all jurisdictions to cultivate magic mushrooms. Psilocybin spores are never to be cultivated.
The only exception is in New Mexico, where it remains legal to grow mushrooms as long as no steps are taken to preserve the mushrooms. Make sure to familiarize yourself with your local psychedelic spore laws before placing an order. Psilocybin mushroom spores are currently illegal in California, Georgia and Idaho.
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