So you want to try microdosing magic mushrooms after reading about its many benefits but you don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place! And if you haven’t read about the benefits of microdosing magic mushrooms, then read our blog on how it can change your life for the better.
As defined microdosing is consuming sub-perceptual-unnoticeable-amounts of psychedelic substance. So the goal of microdosing is not to have a large noticeable change in mood or mindset, nor are you supposed to have any visual experiences that you get with a normal mushroom dose.
How Much Should I Microdose?
No microdose amount will be the same for everyone. This is due to factors in height and weight that can change a person’s reaction to a dose. However, the standard range for a microdose (of dried stems) is 0.15-0.3g. Dr. James Fardiman gave cautious advice in his book, “Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide” when microdosing. He recommends to always start low, then gradually increase the dosage to find out what works for you. However, if you quickly want to find what works best for you then take a higher dose that will garner a noticeable effect and lower it until you find that sweet spot. Typically, a slightly higher dose (of dried stems) is 0.5g-1g and a “normal trip” dose would be 2-3g.
How Often Should I Microdose?
Dr. Fardiman recommends taking a microdose every three days and in the morning. The reason being it will give you the most energy when you need it the most and because mushrooms could interfere with sleep. However, there are many schedules that you can follow and you just have to experiment to figure out which one works best for you with your daily routines. The second schedule is for the slightly ‘experienced’ person, and that is to take a microdose every weekday (e.g. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.). Specifically, this is perfect for those that want to test microdosing for potential improvements at work. However, it’s important to note that microdosing too often and without a break can produce tolerance and eventually, cause diminishing returns. For this reason, Dr. Fardiman suggests leaving a couple days between each dose. The third schedule is taking a microdose every other day, which amounts to 3-4 times a week.
It’s important to take notes on how you feel during this time so you can track the short-term effects as well as the long-term effects. This can also be used to determine whether you need to change up your schedule or your dosage. Another piece of advice is to potentially take a day off of work or any other pressing responsibilities that you may have. This will give you time to observe and notice any unusual effects before proceeding in a more public environment.
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The potency of magic mushrooms vary resulting in an inconsistent psilocybin microdosing experience. On average, the caps of the mushrooms are slightly more potent than the stems as they carry more psilocybin. To combat this inconsistency, the best way to microdose mushrooms is in a powder form. You can do this by grinding dried mushrooms into a fine powder. Remember to weigh the microdose amount before they are turned into a powder. We recommend using an electronic scale for the accurate results. There are a variety of ways to distribute the microdoses for easier ingesting. The first being mushrooms capsules. To do this, you’ll need a capsule filler which allows you to fill many capsules at the same time. The second method is to use micro scoops. Just place your powder in a small container and use a small scoop to measure out your doses.
There are many other ways to microdose besides the pill form. Another popular method is making a mushroom tea with your microdose. It’s easy to make and can be very soothing, especially when mixed with honey.
To properly store your mushrooms, store them in a cool, dark, and dry place. The expiration date should be a few years or even longer if there is no light, moisture, or heat to affect the psilocybin.