The consumption of magic mushrooms can be considered a relatively simple process. However, there is more than one way to eat the sacred, albeit unpalatable, mushrooms. One of the most famous methods of consumption is Lemon Tek, a simple recipe that combines magic mushrooms and lemon juice, which is said to offer some essential benefits to psychonauts.
WHAT IS LEMON TEK?
The terms “Lemon Tekking” or “Lemon Tek” refer to a process in which mushrooms containing psilocin (magic mushrooms) are mixed with a small amount of lemon juice. The infusion of the chosen type of magic mushroom with lemon avoids the infamous earthy taste and enhances the psychedelic experience. Easy to implement, Lemon Tek is a fantastic choice for both inexperienced travelers and long-time psychonauts. If you are a die-hard purist who thinks it is blasphemy to wash magic mushrooms with lemon juice, we would like to explain below why you should give this method a chance.
HOW DOES LEMON TEK WORK?
The theory behind lemon tek is that the acidic nature of lemon juice breaks down the active substances in magic mushrooms – the inactive pharmacological substance psilocin is partially converted into the psychoactive psilocin, which produces the psychedelic effect we know and love. However, the exact details are a little more complex.
The theory behind this conversion is not scientifically proven but rather based on reports of experience. Regardless of the exact scientific basis, lemon juice helps to break down the hard-to-digest constituents of magic mushrooms (chitin). This means that your body can digest and absorb them more easily. Faster absorption means a faster onset of action but also a potentially more intense trip. This process is usually taken over by stomach acid, so it takes some time for the magic mushrooms to start working. This is not the case with Lemon Tek.
HOW LONG DOES THE LEMON TEK METHOD WORK?
The duration of the trip is determined by the amount of magic mushrooms consumed. So if you are planning to spend eight hours exploring space with a huge handful of mushrooms, Lemon Tek may not be the best choice.
One of the benefits of Lemon Tek is a faster onset of effect, but this is accompanied by a faster waning of effect and a shorter overall trip. Calculating the duration of a Lemon Tek trip is a real challenge, but if you’re intoxicated for about six hours with a normal dose of mushrooms, you can expect the effects to last about 1-2 hours less.
Users also describe the Lemon Tek experience as more pronounced, without the highs and lows usually associated with psilocin-containing mushrooms. If you have little or no experience with mushrooms, bear this in mind, as the intensity can be overwhelming at first.
DOES THE LEMON TEK METHOD HELP WITH NAUSEA?
Unfortunately, nausea is part and parcel of the magic mushroom experience. However, it is not caused by psilocybin, but by the hard-to-digest mushroom fibers we have just mentioned. Lemon helps to break down these fibers so that your body can process them more easily. Less strain on the digestive system means less nausea and an overall more pleasant journey. If you really can’t stand the stomach upset caused by mushrooms, Lemon Tek will help make your journey more enjoyable.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LEMON TEK
Suppose all the talk about stronger travel and less nausea associated with Lemon Tekk has piqued your curiosity. In that case, we have some fantastic news for you – all you need is a handful of materials to get started.
LEMON TEK INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT
- 1 whole lemon
- sharp knife
- Finely ground magic mushrooms (your usual dose)
- Glass or cup
LEMON TEK INSTRUCTIONS
- Place the finely ground magic mushrooms in a glass or cup. A chocolate glass is not as capacious, so it is better suited for microdoses. Use the cup for drinking a normal dose of mushrooms in one sitting.
- Cut a lemon in half and squeeze both halves onto the ground mushrooms to cover the mushrooms in liquid. If you don’t have enough lemon juice, add a small amount of water.
- Let the mushroom and lemon juice mixture soak for 20-25 minutes. This will give the lemon juice enough time to break down the hard-to-digest fibers.
- Stir the lemon juice mix well before eating it in one go! On the other hand, if you prefer a more sophisticated experience, try the lemon tek tea method described here.
Let your psychedelic journey through space begin!