Microdosing means taking Psilocybin mushrooms in a small dose below the perceptual threshold. Because such small amounts are used, you can receive the physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of Psilocybin mushrooms while going about your daily activities without experiencing significant changes in perception. While scientific research is limited, personal reports from people worldwide suggest that microdosing mushrooms can help with physical and emotional rebalancing. Essentially, it will assist you in becoming more aware of your own needs and capable of meeting those needs healthily.
Microdosing, also known as the consumption of sub-perceptual amounts of psychedelic mushrooms, does not affect your ability to carry out your daily duties. The objective is to integrate the practice and its effects into everyday life. Most microdosers report increased focus and energy, improved creativity, and improved mood while performing their regular tasks.
What is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin is a psychoactive molecule present in more than 200 species of mushrooms known as Psilocybin mushrooms or magic mushrooms. In the body, psilocybin is converted to the mind-expanding compound psilocin. Numerous cultures and religions have used psilocybin mushrooms for medicinal, religious, and spiritual purposes (except in Antarctica).
Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe semilanceata, Psilocybe cyanescens, Panaeolus or Copelandia cyanescens, and Psilocybe azurescens are among the more well-known species of psychedelic mushrooms found in the wild.
What Is a Typical Dose?
That is dependent on the drug and whether or not you have eaten. On a full stomach, the effects may be diminished. However, a typical microdose is between 5% and 10% of a regular dose as a general rule. A standard dose of mushrooms, for example, is one to one and a half grammes. A mushroom microdose would be between 50 and 150 milligrammes. Depending on the drug, microdoses can also be taken in raw or liquid form. MDMA is available in powder or pill form. LSD can be taken as a tablet or as a liquid.
How Often Should I Microdose?
We’ll leave this to the professionals. Dr. James Fadiman discusses microdosing frequency in his book “Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide.” Fadiman suggests microdosing every three days on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
According to Fadiman, taking microdoses in the evening may disrupt your sleep schedule, so try to take them in the morning. Do so if you have time to shroom microdose on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays!
Keep in mind that microdosing should not be done every day. Taking occasional days off can help you maintain your sensitivity to shrooms. Researchers discovered that taking psilocybin too frequently reduces the sensitivity of serotonin 5-HT2B receptors.
Potential Benefits of Microdosing
Microdosing mushrooms can benefit almost anyone. The advantages of microdosing are limitless. The following are just a few of the reported benefits of microdoses; this is by no means an exhaustive list.
- Migraines and cluster headaches are frequently chronic, episodic, and debilitating headaches. Patients report that headaches impair their quality of life, ability to work, and ability to maintain satisfying relationships. Psilocybin, when ingested, is a member of the tryptamine family, which includes many migraine medications containing triptans and ergots. It acts on the same receptors as pharmaceutical drugs, but without the unpleasant or dangerous side effects.
- Exercise: Microdosing can help you maintain motivation and concentration. While you may not enjoy spending an hour working out, many people report having increased willpower and a clearer, more profound understanding of the extensive benefits of exercise, which provides motivation and incentive to push further with ease. Many people believe that microdosing boosts performance.
- Alleviating Anxiety: Extreme fear and anxiety can make life feel overwhelming for those with anxiety. Mushroom microdosing has been shown to relieve anxiety and help people examine the inner causes of their fears and anxiety, allowing them to feel more at peace over time.
- Breaking Addiction: The potential therapeutic and preventative effects of microdosing mushrooms for addiction treatment are twofold. It has been demonstrated that microdosing mushrooms help people with addiction reflect on the source of their trauma and find healthier ways to create connection and meaning.
As A Recommendation
In general, psilocybin mushrooms are physiologically safe. There is virtually no risk of addiction or overdose. One potential source of concern is that there is little research on the long-term effects of microdosing. As a result, we only recommend microdosing for short periods of time. Psilocybin microdosing also poses a few psychological risks.
Although physical addiction to psilocybin is unlikely, any repeated behaviour, including microdosing, carries the risk of psychological addiction. Although uncommon, some dosers have reported experiencing increased anxiety on dosing days, typically due to excessively high doses. There have also been reports of sleep disruption and digestive issues. If any adverse effects are felt, we recommend reducing the dosage.
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