How long the magic mushroom stays in the system

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The kidneys of a person does process the compounds found in the magic mushroom chocolates, which includes the psilocybin, the main ingredients which are responsible for the hallucinogenic effects shrooms.  The process happens to be very fast, and in most cases, the kidneys excretes most of them from the system in the shortest time possible.

Researchers of the same note that, about 66% of the compounds which come from the mushrooms get excreted with the first 3 hours after it is ingested. After about 24 hours, the psilocybin cannot be detected in the urine of a person.

But there happens to be no exact time on the length of other compounds staying in the system or the length of the mushroom effects staying. There are several factors which might play a role in the way the body is able to handle the compounds like the metabolism and the weight of a person and also the type and dose of mushroom which has been ingested.

Drug testing

When the shrooms are in the system of a person, the length that they stay detectable in the drug test is known to vary.  There are a variety of drug tests which are available with their own factors in the method of screening, accuracy, and detection.

The industry association of drug and alcohol testing is known to list common drug tests and the compounds which they detect. The ones which are most common in the screening is the test for five-panel, which tests the below substances:

  • PCP or the phencyclidine
  • Opiates like heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Cannabis
  • Amphetamines

Additionally, there are eight to about 10 panel tests. None of the available screening which includes the five panel test tends to check for the compounds which are contained in the shrooms.

But there are other tests which can detect hallucinogenic compounds, even though the screenings might require to be administered in a prompt manner. It is due to the fact that the body is able to metabolize the mushrooms together with their compounds in a fast manner. After 24 hours, the blood, urine, or the saliva test might not be able to detect the mushrooms in the system of a person.

Apart from that, the other screenings like the hair follicle test might be able to detect drugs for a long period of time after the ingestion happen, although there are some which might not identify such substances in the first few days after the exposure.

How long the high of the mushroom lasts

The mushrooms can stay active in the body of the person for several hours. According to research, it suggests that the effects of the hallucinogen might last for about 3 hours to 6 hours after it has been ingested.

While the actual times might vary from one person to the next, the other factors which might also play a role: they include:

  • Potency
  • Dose
  • Age
  • Metabolism
  • Body and weight composition 
  • The type of mushroom and the amount a person is consuming