Does Amanita Muscaria Show Up On Drug Test

As a mushroom growing expert, I often get questions about various aspects of mushrooms, including their potential effects on drug tests. One mushroom that frequently comes up in discussions is the Amanita muscaria, also known as the fly agaric. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding this fascinating fungus, so let’s take a closer look at whether Amanita muscaria would show up on a drug test.

Understanding Amanita Muscaria

Amanita muscaria is a distinctive mushroom with a bright red cap adorned with white spots. It contains several psychoactive compounds, including muscimol and ibotenic acid, and has been historically used for various purposes, including spiritual and religious rituals.

Drug Testing and Amanita Muscaria

When it comes to drug testing, standard drug tests typically look for specific substances such as THC, opioids, amphetamines, cocaine, and benzodiazepines. Amanita muscaria contains psychoactive compounds that are different from those targeted in standard drug tests. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Amanita muscaria consumption would result in a positive drug test for the substances commonly screened for.

Personal Experience

From my own experience with cultivating and studying Amanita muscaria, I have not encountered any credible evidence or reports suggesting that its consumption would lead to a positive result on a standard drug test. The psychoactive compounds found in Amanita muscaria are distinct from the substances typically screened for in drug tests, further supporting the notion that it is unlikely to trigger a positive result.


In conclusion, based on the information available and my personal experience, it is improbable that Amanita muscaria consumption would cause a positive result on a standard drug test. As with any substance, it’s important to approach Amanita muscaria with caution and respect, understanding its potential effects and any legal considerations. Always consult with a healthcare professional or a toxicologist for comprehensive and accurate information regarding drug testing and substance use.