Feeling nervous about trying mushroom gummies for the first time? We get it. There are probably a number of questions running through your mind, from “Are they safe?” to “Will I get sick?” to “How long will the effects last?”
The good news is that mushroom gummies from a trusted and reputable source (like Road Trip) are safe to consume and enjoy as long as you use good common sense. Start slowly with your doses, be mindful of setting up the right environment, stay hydrated and let the magic take over.
Even with that reassurance about the overall experience, there is yet another lingering question that may be nagging away at you: “Will mushrooms show up on a drug test?”
Mushrooms and Drug Testing: What You Need to Know
Whether you are currently job-seeking or are drug tested regularly by your employer, you are probably mindful of how anything you ingest could affect those results. (Just ask anyone who has mistakenly eaten a poppy seed bagel before a drug test!)
There is no “one size fits all” drug test: they are tailored to specific needs and circumstances. Some employers may screen for particular drugs known to be problematic in their industries; some courts may order mandatory testing after an arrest. A drug test could be a requirement of a divorce settlement and custody agreement. Some screenings may be used to monitor alcohol use, while others might test for opiates.
It is highly unlikely that in the scenarios described above, a test would screen for mushrooms, and we will dig a little deeper to illustrate what types of tests are the most commonly used.
A urine drug test is one of the most commonly used, thanks to the fact that they are affordable, accessible and have quick turnaround times. For large companies screening thousands of potential employees in any given year, these are far and away the most cost-effective tests.
The five-panel urine test is the industry standard. This test can detect the presence of
Urine tests are not just used in hospitals or labs; they are also available to individual consumers. It is easy and affordable to order at-home urine tests when a parent, for example, might have concerns their child could be abusing drugs.
Urine tests can also be designed to detect one drug only, and generally, you can expect a negative result (if submitted to a lab) within a day or two. Positive results will trigger additional tests for confirmation, so these can take a few more days.
Mushrooms will not show up on the standard five-panel urine screen, nor will they show up on the more extensive tests such as 8, 10, or 12-panel screens.
However, there is a rare but important caveat to all of this. Even if the magic mushrooms you recently ingested do not show up on the urine screen, you could still see a positive result on the drug test if the mushrooms were laced, unbeknownst to you.
A five-panel urine screen could come back with a positive result in this scenario, and perhaps you are surprised, bewildered and angry to learn you had PCP in your system. This is one of many reasons why you should only purchase mushroom gummies from a reputable brand with a commitment to quality, transparency about ingredients and thorough product testing.
Hair and Blood Tests
Drugs can also be detected in hair follicles as well as blood, though these tests are more expensive to administer and are therefore not used as widely as urine screenings.
In hair tests, a single strand can be screened for the presence of drugs. Unlike urine tests (which only detect recent use), a hair test can detect drug use for up to three months.
The following substances are commonly detected by hair tests:
- Nicotine / Cotinine
Blood tests can also detect all of these substances—and detect them quickly. Drugs are detectable in the bloodstream within minutes to hours, whereas it takes a day or more for them to show up in urine.
However, the window is short for blood tests since our bodies will metabolize and rid themselves of the drugs. The hair test is the best option for trying to determine if there has been long-term use of a substance.
Is There Any Way to Detect Mushrooms in a Drug Test?
While it is not impossible to screen for mushrooms, it is impractical. Mushrooms will not show up on the most commonly used tests in employment screenings. The only way to test for them is with a specialized (and expensive) test.
It is too difficult to detect mushrooms in blood or saliva as they are metabolized quickly, and standard urine drug screens are not designed to pick them up. Therefore, you can rest with some assurance that enjoying mushroom gummies from a reputable and trusted brand will not have a negative impact in terms of any drug screening you may be required to undergo for your employer.
Road Trip Gummies: A Trusted Brand
While mushrooms generally do not show up on drug screens, there is always the possibility of a positive result if you end up with laced mushrooms. Buy your mushroom gummies from a trusted and reputable brand to ensure you know exactly what ingredients you are getting each and every time.
Road Trip gummies are made with the highest quality by a team that is passionate about offering you a magical experience you will not forget. Try us out, and drop us a line to let us know what you think!