𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗦𝗜𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗬𝗕𝗜𝗡?
People who microdose tend to be extremely passionate about it, excitedly listing off the benefits it has had for them.* These personal accounts are absolutely incredible and extremely encouraging. From them, and scientific studies and surveys, we’ve pieced together some of the main benefits microdosing psilocybin could have for you:
* Evidence suggests that psilocybin enables creative thinking in individuals, helping them think outside the box.*
* The FDA has designated psilocybin as a potential “Breakthrough Therapy” for various mental issues or emotional distress like OCD,depression, anxiety, PTSD,ADHD.
* Microdosing psychedelics may help with pain relief by lessening pain perception.*
* In surveys, respondents have overwhelmingly supported the claim that microdosing psilocybin can make you feel happier.*
𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗢𝗦𝗘?
While you may have been imagining popping a shroom into your mouth, along with your pancakes and coffee every morning, it’s unfortunately not that simple to microdose Psilocybin.
Don’t be discouraged though, we wouldn’t say it’s that difficult either.
Microdosing requires you to take a very specific amount of psychedelic substance. Too little and there won’t be any results, but too much and your day may become a bit too colorful.
Something to keep in mind is that different mushroom strains, different individual mushrooms, and different parts of shrooms will contain different quantities of psychedelic substance.
𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗠𝗨𝗖𝗛 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗟𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗧𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗪𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗠𝗜𝗖𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗦𝗜𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗬𝗕𝗜𝗡?
To have a psychedelic trip on magic mushrooms, the average human would take a 3.5-gram dose. A microdose should be about 1/10 that, so around, or even less than, .35 grams. Most people who microdose take .3 grams, but it’s really going to depend on things such as the size of your body.
However, when you begin microdosing, you should start with even less, and then work your way up to .3 grams. For your first dose, it’s recommended that you measure out a dose of .1 grams.
Once you feel comfortable, after your first couple doses, you can incrementally move the amount up until you reach a dose that achieves your desired effect.
If you want, you can ingest the powder, but we wouldn’t recommend this route. Not because it won’t work, it definitely will, it’s just that shrooms have a very, well, peculiar taste. Some have compared it to straight dirt.
A better, but almost as simple, way to ingest the powder is by adding it to your morning tea. Stir it in, maybe with some lemon and honey, and drink away.
You can also fill up empty capsules with the shroom powder. We like this method because you can dose the shrooms out once, at the beginning of the month, instead of every other morning.
The number one misunderstanding that people have about microdosing is that they think to microdose they have to take a substance every day.
In reality, when you microdose mushrooms you’ll likely follow a set schedule; such as the three-day cycle.
On the first day, you are going to pop a dose in the morning so you can feel its effects throughout the day. Do not take the dose at night because it may affect your sleep.
Wait two days, until day four, to take your next dose.
Some people microdose on a ‘one day on one day off’ schedule, it’s okay to experiment and find out what feels right for you.
𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹
One of the best ways to ensure that your experience with microdosing psilocybin is productive is by keeping a journal. In your journal note what day in the cycle you are on and what short-term and long-term effects or changes you notice.
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳
Even though you shouldn’t notice any drastic effects from microdosing, it’s a good idea to take the day off from social commitments and your job the first time you try it. That way you can better observe yourself through the experience, and you don’t feel any pressure, which could negatively impact your mindset.