Deep Dive On Microdosing Magic Mushrooms
Microdosing magic mushrooms enables users to reap all of the health benefits of these plants, without any mind-bending effects. Capsules that contain a small amount of psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic shrooms) can enhance your quality of life by improving emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical wellness.
Magic mushrooms have been a source of creativity, mood enhancement, and emotional connection for users for thousands of years. However, it is only in the past decade that the benefits of microdosing have become widely known. Excitement over this concept has largely come from the potential for psilocybin to be used as a natural treatment for various mental health disorders.
Instead of setting aside half your day to trip on a large dose of mushrooms, microdosing makes it possible to experience the joy of psilocybin on a smaller scale. Users who take controlled doses can easily carry out regular activities, as is the case with current medications for mental health, such as antidepressants.
Are you thinking about making microdosing a part of your everyday life? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading for a complete breakdown of everything you need to know about microdosing magic mushrooms.
Why is Microdosing Becoming Mainstream?
In the past, psychedelic drugs were seen by many as something to fear due to widespread misinformation. This however, is starting to change as we see more and more research come out regarding the benefits of taking hallucinogens. With less stigma, comes more room for experimentation, which is why it is no surprise that people have become interested in the possibility of regularly consuming these magical plants in sub-perceptual doses.
Some of the results that have been reported from microdosers are creativity, an elevated mood, greater focus, better eating and sleeping habits, and a reduction in stress. Ultimately, microdosing has helped people improve in their personal and professional lives.
How Does It Work?
Psilocybin, like any substance, affects people differently depending on a number of physiological factors. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all method to microdosing magic mushrooms. Most often however, users find that approximately 100mg offers noticeable benefits without any sensation of being high.
An effective microdose could be as little as 50mg depending on the person, which is why we recommend starting small and working your way up as needed. We have found that when it comes to microdosing, the average user won’t be able to take anything higher than 200mg without experiencing mind-altering effects.
Over the years, we have seen many proponents of psychedelics emerge within the medical community. Dr. James Fadiman and Paul Stamets worked on professional research studies, where they each established their own microdosing protocols, backed by science.
The Dr. James Fadiman Approach:
Day 1: Microdose
Day 2-3: Off days
The Paul Stamets Approach:
Day 1-4: Microdose
Day 5-7: Off days
Alternatively, Paul Stamets also proposes the option of microdosing for five consecutive days, followed by two days off.
To be safe, our team at Ground Sounds recommends starting with just two days of microdosing per week. This will give you a feel for the process and help you select the right dosage for you. We also recommend trying microdosing for the first time on a day when you do not have to worry about any prior commitments like work or social events if your first dose happens to be too high.
The reason that all of the aforementioned approaches include days off, is because it is possible for the body and mind to build up a tolerance to psychedelics if they are consumed too often. Rest assured, the positive effects of just one microdose can last for up to several days.
What To Expect
After taking your first microdose, you may start to feel more energetic, focused, and positive. You may also feel slightly less resistant to the people around you, which can help deepen our relationships and build new connections.
Many users find that the result of microdosing is similar to that of taking antidepressants. Emotional stability and mental clarity tends to increase on the whole.
What To Look For
Microdosing can look slightly different depending on the individual. If you suffer from mood swings, anxiety, or negative thought patterns, you may feel relief from these symptoms. You may also find that you are able to be more productive throughout the day. We highly recommend jotting down a few notes every day during your first few cycles, so that you can better understand any changes that may be taking place.
Microdosing Mistakes That You Should Be Aware Of
One of the biggest mistakes that first-time microdosers make is failing to give this type of experiment the time it needs. Unfortunately, plant medicine is not as well understood as some pharmaceuticals. For this reason, it is the responsibility of the microdoser to be patient, and form their own opinions on how microdosing benefits them.
Another mistake that many people make when microdosing, is relying on it to ease a difficult time in their lives. If you are surrounding yourself with people who do not treat you well or you are in the midst of an especially emotional period, microdosing could bring these things to the surface, causing adverse effects.
The Bottom Line:
In short, microdosers can expect to experience the following benefits after establishing a protocol that works for them:
- Increased energy and focus
- Creativity and inspiration
- Positive mood and feeling uplifted
- Heightened experience of connection with nature
- Improved enjoyment of sex
- Improved health and wellbeing
Now that you have all the basics down, it’s time to begin your microdosing journey. Check out our range of psilocybin products to get started.