Have you ever heard people rave about the Lemon Tek method before and wondered what the heck they were talking about? This method is one of the best and most straightforward ways to make your magic mushroom trip more intense, brief, and nausea-free. 

It may sound too good to be true, but this method is quick and easy. All you need is a tiny bit of patience and one ingredient you likely already have in your fridge.

By the end of this article, you’ll know everything you need to know about the Lemon Tek method. We’ll discuss what exactly it is, why people do it, how it works, as well as its major benefits. 

That said, let’s get started. 

What is the Lemon Tek Method?

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The Lemon Tek method is as simple as it is effective. All you need to do is let your shrooms sit in lemon juice for roughly 15-20 minutes and then drink the mixture. 

This method’s result is a quicker onset of effects, more intense effects, and a shorter magic shrooms trip overall. We’ll dive into details around these benefits later in this article.

For now, all you need to know is that this method is as straightforward and uncomplicated as it sounds. All you need to do is place your magic mushrooms in citrus liquid for 20 minutes and then drink it.

That’s genuinely all there is to it.

Not only does this liquid help mask the taste of magic shrooms, which, let’s be honest, do not taste very good, but it also enhances your trip. You’ll discover why very soon.

The reasoning for doing so is to let the magic mushrooms ‘cook’ in the acidic liquid. This process is similar to how lemon juice is used for cooking fish to make Ceviche

It is meant to jumpstart the process that would typically occur in your stomach once the magic mushrooms reach your stomach acid. If this doesn’t quite make sense, the next section will help you fully understand how the Lemon Tek method works. 

Does the Lemon Tek Method Work?

By this point, you are probably wondering what lemon juice has to do with magic mushrooms. It’s a fair question. Let us break it down for you.

Lemon juice is high in acidity, and it is known to break down many compounds. It is thought to mimic your stomach acid and how it breaks down magic mushrooms after you eat them. 

Your stomach has an acidity of around 1.5 to 3.5 pH, while lemon juice has one roughly 2 to 3 pH. As you can see, lemon juice does a great job of replicating your stomach’s pH balance. Sadly, coffee won’t work, as it has a pH of 4.8-5.1.

There is further speculation behind how the Lemon Tek method works. It is argued that the acidic environment starts converting psilocybin into psilocin.

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Psilocin is the primary compound responsible for the signature entheogenic effects of shrooms.

Currently, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. But it is a fact that psilocybin is converted into psilocin inside our bodies. It is also well-known that psilocin is the main driving force behind your magic mushrooms trip. 

While we wait for researchers to help us determine where exactly this conversion occurs inside our bodies, it is a fact that food must pass through the stomach, and the stomach acid does start breaking down compounds for absorption.

Other acidic citrus juices may work just as well.  Lime juice has a pH of 2-3, and grapefruit juice has a pH of between 2.9-3.3. As you can see, either of these should work along the same lines as lemon juice. 

So, if you prefer the taste of one of these juices more, feel free to try it instead. No matter which citrus juice you pick, you’ll get all the benefits of the Lemon Tek method. 

What are the Benefits of Lemon Tekking?

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There are numerous benefits thought to arise from the process of Lemon Tekking. As we discussed above, the acidic environment mimics your stomach acid to start breaking down compounds for absorption. 

Specifically, the lemon juice begins the conversion of psilocybin into psilocin. This process is similar to how cannabis must be decarboxylated to convert THCA into THC.

These chemical changes that occur during Lemon Tekking result in a better trip for you.  Lemon Tekking is also thought to increase the truffles’ potency that gets into your system by assisting the breakdown of psilocybin. 

Since the process starts long before entering your stomach, the onset time is thought to be quicker, meaning you don’t have to wait as long to feel the effects of these magical truffles (as long as you can wait the 20 minutes needed to Lemon Tek).

Subjectively, people report a better psychedelic experience after using the Lemon Tek method. Individuals love how it feels, reporting less nausea as well. Most people who have consumed magic mushrooms understand how nausea can be a common problem.

If it could work to rectify this undesirable side-effect and get straight to the trip, who wouldn’t want to give the Lemon Tek trick a try?

The citrus juice itself (whether lemon or one of the others we’ll discuss below) also comes with other benefits. Firstly, Vitamin C is thought to have a protective role in preventing oxidation of psilocin

This benefit certainly requires more research for clarification, but it makes sense. Other benefits of citrus juice are well-known and understood.

Citrus is rich in nutrients and vitamins, including Vitamins C and B. Furthermore, they are a good source of fibre while being low in calories. 

That said, we’re sure that your focus is on the mushrooms and not the juice. So, let’s dive into the final and most important section, how to Lemon Tek.

How to Lemon Tek


We have already told you everything you need to know. The Lemon Tek method is no more complex than what we’ve already discussed. Literally, all you need to do is drop your shrooms in some citrus juice and wait about 15 minutes. 

While lemon juice is the top preference, and this method is named after it, it is not the only citrus juice you can use, as we previously stated. Other great choices include lime and grapefruit juice, which have similar pH levels as lemons.

It does not matter exactly which type of magic mushrooms you’ve got. Each different kind of shroom will respond in the same way to Lemon Tekking. 

Remember to always consume psychedelic mushrooms safely, in a safe spot with people you trust. We all want the most positive psychedelic experience possible. By following these general suggestions and using the Lemon Tek method, you will give yourself a fantastic opportunity for hours of fun.

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Lemon Tekking does not take hours to do, all you need is to wait for the recommended amount of time to feel the effects, and you’ll be good to go. You can rest assured that the citrus juice is converting psilocybin and breaking down the magic mushrooms’ physical structure while you wait. 

Think of it as giving your stomach a break and working smart instead of working hard. The result of this effort includes reducing the nausea you may experience after consuming magic mushrooms.

Finally, taking the time to perform the Lemon Tek method will enhance your trip and make the most of it. Take each dose and ensure you get the best trip possible out of it. 

By practicing a tiny bit of patience and preparation, you can take your magical trip to the next level. This method is so effective that you’ll want to share it with all your friends. 

Just make sure you share the right safety tips, as well, to ensure that everyone has a safe trip.

Lemon Tek – A New Way to Trip 

Lemon Tek is an innovative yet simple way to improve your shrooms trip using an ingredient that you likely already have, serving as a cost-effective and easy way to take things to the next level. 

By activating the psilocybin in lemon juice, Lemon Tek provides a faster trip with potent visual and cerebral effects. Not only that, but it also helps combat one of the most common side-effects of taking shrooms, nausea, which serves as an added bonus. 

When consuming magic mushrooms, it is important to remember to do so in a safe and controlled environment with people that you trust. This rule is especially pertinent for beginners. 

It is also crucial to remember to start low and go slow, especially if you are new to shrooms, as they are a potent psychedelic. If you’re unsure of where to start, Herb Approach has various psilocybin mushrooms to choose from. 

If those seem a bit daunting to start out with, that’s okay too! We also offer a selection of mushroom teas, edibles, and capsules for easy and convenient ingestion. 

As always, stay safe, enjoy, and have fun!