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Lemon Tek: The Ultimate Guide

Have you ever heard of Lemon Tek? If you haven’t, then you are in for a treat. Lemon Tek is a method of preparing magic mushrooms that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many psychonauts believe that Lemon Tek is a key technique for enhancing the effects of magic mushrooms, especially if you don’t have much at hand.

The active compounds in the mushrooms are thought to become up to four times more active by soaking them in lemon or lime juice for 15 to 20 minutes. Allegedly this practice will make a trip far more intense and shorter. Only one question remains is there any evidence that these claims are true? Without further ado, let’s explore the world of Lemon Tek.

How Does Lemon Tek Work

As you already know Lemon Tek is a method that involves soaking the dried mushrooms in lemon juice or citric acid for a short period of time before consumption. Keep in mind that magic mushrooms, like many other psychedelics, haven’t been fully researched therefore many psychedelic enthusiasts have conducted their own research and experiments.

It’s speculated that the citrus juice used in Lemon Tek can break down the outer walls of mushrooms simulating the environment of the human stomach. The pH range of the human stomach’s acidic environment ranges from 1.5 to 3.5. The acid levels help break down the food we eat. However, the thick outer layer of mushrooms can take a longer time to break down in the stomach. As a result, the typical come-up time for mushrooms can take up to 90 minutes.

On the other hand, lemons or limes have a natural acidity level of 2-3pH. This acidity can also help to break down the mushrooms before ingestion. It will potentially reduce the likelihood of feeling nauseous and make the come-up significantly faster. People report that the effects can be felt within 15-20 minutes.

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Lemon Tek Pros and Cons

Naturally, any substance that claims to intensify the experience entails certain risks. Some people may argue that a quicker psychedelic journey isn’t always superior. Lemon trekking your shrooms will amplify their potency, but will you be able to handle the experience? If you are a new psychonaut or a total beginner who is determined to try the Lemon Tek, you should always start with a small dose and gradually increase it until you reach the desired effects.


  • Faster onset of effects – By converting active compounds of mushrooms outside of the body, the body can absorb them more quickly, resulting in more rapid effects.
  • Better taste – For those who find the taste of dried mushrooms unappetizing, making a lemony shot out of them can make them much more appealing.

Reduced nausea – Lemon juice contains acid that can break down chitin, which is found in the cell walls of magic mushrooms and can cause nausea. Using the lemon tek method can reduce or even eliminate this side effect for those with sensitive stomachs.


  • Shorter trip duration – The conversion of active compounds beforehand means that the psilocin can take effect more quickly in the body, resulting in a shorter overall trip duration.
  • Intensity: The faster onset combined with an increase in potency can make the trip much more intense. These effects can sometimes be overwhelming, especially for those who are new to the world of psychedelics.

Lemon Tek Guide

Now once you know the stakes let’s go over the steps for making a Lemon Tek.

  1. Begin by measuring the amount of mushrooms you plan to take. Generally, for beginners, it’s not recommended to go over 2 grams.
  1. Grind up the mushrooms using a cannabis or coffee grinder.
  1. Squeeze the fresh juice out of one lemon.
  1. Place the powdered mushrooms in a shot glass and pour lemon juice over the top. Lime juice can also work for this method.
  1. Allow the mixture to sit and fuse for around 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  1. Drink the mixture as a shot and enjoy your trip!

Some people like to mix this magical lemon shot with tea and honey. This is also a viable option if you want to enjoy the process of consuming your shrooms to the max.

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Is Lemon Tekking Suitable For Beginners?

No. The best practice for beginners is to stick to lower doses to observe their reactions to mushrooms. Lemon tekking mushrooms is usually practiced by individuals who have prior experience with mushrooms. They may seek a more cost-effective, efficient, and intense mushroom trip. Additionally, this technique of preparing magic mushrooms may be a great option for people with delicate stomachs, since it makes magic mushrooms digest more efficiently.

What Kind of Mushrooms To Use

There are numerous different mushroom genus worldwide, although the P. cubensis is the one that is most commonly grown. It’s important to remember that not all species have the same potency.

For example, doing a Lemon Tek with 2 grams of P. cubensis may be a suitable option for some, but on the other hand using P. Subaeruginosa, which is up to three times more potent than P. cubensis may just be too much. Always make sure that you are well informed about the shrooms you are planning on using for the Lemon Tekking.

Is Lemon Tek Good For Microdosing?

While the whole idea behind microdosing is that you don’t feel the initial effects, lemon trekking for this practice is just not a good idea. As Lemon Tekking intensifies the experience, and microdose is all about sub-perceptual doses, attempting to merge these two methods would just conflict with their respective goals.

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Final Word

While Lemon Tek is a promising technique for increasing the potency of your magic mushrooms, it should be approached with caution. The onset of a psychedelic journey will come much faster with greater intensity, compared to chewing and swallowing your mushrooms.

For new psychonauts, it’s better to stick to more traditional methods like eating the raw mushrooms, swallowing the capsules, or brewing tea. Once you gain some experience it will be much easier for you to handle the Lemon Tek. Stay safe and enjoy the trip!

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