How Long Does Psilocybin Stay in Your System?

Detection Timetable Depends on Many Variables

Psilocybin Remains in the System for Days. DEA

Estimating exactly how long psilocybin remains in the body depends on many variables, including which kind drug test is being used. Psilocybin - also known as magic mushroom, purple passion, shrooms - can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to three months in other tests.

The timetable for detecting psilocybin in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, body mass, age, hydration level, physical activity, health conditions and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time psilocybin will show up on a drug test.

The following is an estimated range of times, or detection windows, during which psilocybin can be detected by various testing methods:

How Long Does Psilocybin Stay in the Urine?

Psilocybin can be detected in the urine for 2-5 days

How Long Can Psilocybin Be Detected in Blood?

There are no current blood tests for the presence of psilocybin.

How Long Can a Saliva Test Detect Psilocybin?

A saliva test can detect psilocybin for up to 1-5 days

How Long Can a Hair Test Detect Psilocybin?

Psilocybin, like like many other drugs, can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.

It Is Important to Know How Long LSD Lingers

If a large dose of Psilocybin is taken it can produce some very unpleasant effects, sometimes called a "bad trip." Of course, some users can experience a bad trip no matter what dosage they consumed.

Psilocybin can produce delusions and visual hallucinations, which can cause some users to panic.

Users can experience experience severe, terrifying thoughts and feelings of despair, fear of losing control, or fear of insanity and death.

Side-effects of LSD include raised body temperature and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Psilocybin can cause profuse sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors.

One danger of Psilocybin use is a condition called hallucinogen-induced persisting perceptual disorder (HPPD) in which flashbacks persist and produce distress or impairment for the user in social or occupational functioning.


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