MICRODOSING FAQ

What is microdosing?

Microdosing is taking one-tenth of a flood dose of a psychedelic, for psilocybin that would be 100-250mgs depending on body weight.

How often should I microdose?

We recommend 5 days on and 2 days off for best results to give the receptors a chance to clear. The other option is every 2nd or 3rd day. This regiment should be adjusted around your intention of use. A booster dose can be taken after an initial dose if desired to extend the effects.

Is microdosing safe?

Yes, what has shown to be dangerous is pharmaceutical drugs. The effects of microdosing are very mild, but extremely effective and even in larger doses it can be very therapeutic.

Will I be able to function in my day to day life while microdosing?

Yes, if anything it will make you more focused and motivated with a clear headspace free of intrusive thoughts and with a feeling of well being. It’s best to start your microdosing regimen on an empty stomach and on your own free time to gauge your tolerance.

How long does microdosing last?

Microdosing approximately lasts 4 to 5 hours but sometimes less if a meal is consumed shortly after or before taking it.

Why can’t I microdose every day?

Your body builds up a tolerance to the mushrooms making it ineffective if you don’t take 2 days off every 5 days.

Does Psilocybin rewire the brain?

Recent research has suggested that microdosing Psilocybin mushrooms cause the brain to create new links between previously unconnected regions. Researchers think that the psilocybin is binding to brain receptors that stimulate growth and healing, acting on the hippocampus, a small part of the brain that is essential to learning and forming memories.

Is microdosing addictive?

There are no known studies that show microdosing is addictive, psilocybin acts more like an adaptogen and helps balance the brain. Although anything can become habit-forming, taking 2-3 days off a week will prevent unwanted patterns from emerging.

Can microdosing help with addiction?

There is a vast amount of research emerging looking into the benefits of psychedelic drugs in treating addiction, among other things like mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and so on. Understanding how psilocybin fits into this process first requires an appreciation of the nature of addiction. Like many psychologists, Doctors and spiritual leaders come to say is addiction begins with an inability to connect to a sense of meaning, value, and purpose in life and in oneself. Not only does psilocybin help the brain rewire pathways of addiction, but it allows the user to see the root of the addiction and understand it. Many Microcybin users have quit smoking, stopped taking SSRI’s, and reduced alcohol intake within the first weeks of starting the protocols.

Does microdosing have side effects?

Most studies have shown no known side effects when microdosing Psilocybin mushrooms. Psilocybin is a plant-derived neuro-medicine created by nature and not a chemical-based drug. That being said the user must take into account their diet, health, mental condition(s), and current prescription drugs before experimenting with microdosing.

What are microdosing effects?

When taking a micro-dose of psilocybin the user should feel a small percentage of the medicine in the background for 4-6 hours. The senses are heightened, the mood is elevated and obsessive mind chatter calms. Microdosing can improve mood, induce physical stamina, increase creative thinking, calm anxiety, decrease the need for caffeine, and reduce depression.

Can Psilocybin be detected in a drug test?

Psilocybin mushrooms are not commonly seen on routine drug tests, although certain specialized tests might detect them. It is also unlikely to find any traces of Psilocybin Mushrooms in a user’s system after 24 hours.

What are the types of mushrooms in microdosing?

Most often used is the Golden Teacher magic mushroom strain (psilocybe cubensis), a species of mushroom that allows the user to experience an evaluated mood, increased creativity, and cerebral effect.

Do shrooms make you go insane?

There was a common concern that shrooms sometimes gives the user a “bad trip” resulting in them going insane after taking a “hero’s dose”, or as the early 90’s ‘war on drugs’ propaganda would depict someone wanting to jump out of a window after consuming psychedelics. This is a misconception and story passed down through generations. Countless scientific articles are
surfacing over the years speaking the exact opposite story and there are many more to come. Although magic mushrooms can give you an uncomfortable experience sometimes if the dosage is a little high, what is generally not understood is that largely depends of what strain of psilocybin is used, the users’ state of mind going in (set and setting) as well as the dosage.

When Macrodosing is good to start off slow, taking 0.5-1.0 grams, and see how that affects you, build a ‘knowing’ or familiarity with that feeling before increasing the dose. Our Macrocybin offers a great way to gently work your way into a deeper experience by creating a perfectly dosed 500mg Golden Teacher Psilocybin + 100 mg Lions mane (Hericium Erinaceus) capsule to completely control your dosage, and avoid any unexpected and undesirable effect from consuming dried magic mushrooms with an unknown potency.

How much should I microdose?

  • Microdose: 50mg to 500mg
  • Creative Dose: 0.5g to 1g (test before engaging in usual tasks, eg. work, exercise)
  • Typical Recreational Dose: 2g to 3g (full experience)
  • Heroic Dose: 5g to 8 g (use caution, you should have enough previous experience with psilocybin to take this step)

If you need more information about how to microdose, you should read our complete Microdosing Guide 2020.

Microdosing FAQ

If you need more information about how to microdose, you should read our complete Microdosing Guide.