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Things to Consider When Starting Microdosing

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Things to Consider When Starting Microdosing

Microdosing magic mushrooms has become incredibly popular among a variety of different demographics. This is no surprise, given the diverse benefits that microdosing has to offer users. Many creatives are turning to shrooms as a way to advance their abstract thinking abilities, while others are more interested in finding a natural alternative to medication for a mental health disorder. Regardless of your objectives, there are a few things to keep in mind when you embark on your microdosing journey.

Our team at Ground Sounds is committed to providing real information on our products so that our customers have the tools they need to get what they want out of these powerful plants. We offer a range of carefully portioned psilocybin products that are tailored to microdosing. This way, you can feel in control while self-administering these drugs.

Are you getting ready to start microdosing? Before you begin your first cycle, consider the following factors to ensure you are adequately prepared.

Your Initial Dosage May Be Off

Unlike many pharmaceutical drugs, the experience produced from a higher dosage of psychedelics than intended can cause visual, tactile, emotional, and many other changes in one’s perception of their surroundings. Additionally, there have not been enough controlled studies on magic mushrooms to determine the optimal dose of psilocybin for someone who is new to microdosing. Therefore, microdosing should be seen as slightly different than incorporating a new prescription medication like an SSRI into your daily routine. Rather, we recommend setting aside some time when you do not have any major responsibilities to worry about, so that you can experiment with microdosing in the safest way possible. In other words, if you start to feel high from taking your “microdose” of magic mushrooms, allocating time will ensure your experience does not disrupt any important commitments.

Psilocybin Could React With Your Medication

Many people become interested in microdosing primarily as a method of addressing their mental health. Psilocybin has proven to improve one’s mood and reduce symptoms of depression, PTSD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, along with other ailments. However, it is never wise to self-medicate without first consulting with a physician. This is especially important to consider if you are already taking medication to treat a mental health disorder. For example, a common perscription for sufferers of bipolar disorder is lithium. Unfortunately, mixing lithium with psychedelics can lead to heart problems, seizures, and even death. Other medications however, such as SSRIs, which are frequently used to treat sufferers of depression, can most often be taken safely in combination with a low dose of magic shrooms. However, depending on the specific prescription as well as your dose of psilocybin, serotonin levels could potentially elevate in the brain, resulting in serotonin syndrome. If you are regularly taking any form of medication, do your research on the interaction between psychedelics and your prescription so that you can feel confident in your decision to start microdosing.

Different Strains Cause Different Effects

If you are new to magic mushrooms altogether, you may not be aware of the various strains and how they can affect your experience. While microdosing does not produce psychoactive visuals or other sensations associated with high doses of psychedelics, even sub-perceptual amounts can result in unique changes in one’s mood and overall health. At Ground Sounds, we strive to provide an accurate depiction of what you can expect from each of our products. This way, you can select the perfect strain whether you are looking for a creative boost, pain relief, or mood improvements.

Our Stevie’s Wonder blend for example, is a top choice for those looking to improve cognitive abilities such as focus and mental clarity. Our Champion Lover blend however, is better suited for the purpose of calming the nerves and connecting with your loved ones on a higher level.

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Magic Shrooms Can Be Taken With Non-Psychedelic Mushrooms

At Ground Sounds, we get excited about all forms of plant medicine. If you think that psilocybin mushrooms are the only kind that are going to improve your health and lifestyle, you’re wrong. Non-psychedelic mushrooms such as the Lion’s Mane, Ashwagandha, or Cordyceps strains have been used for thousands of years due to their medicinal properties. Benefits include reduced anxiety, an improved ability to focus, and more. To supercharge our magic mushrooms, we have created a range of unique blends using these additional ingredients. A quick google search for these non-hallucinogenic mushroom strains will make your microdose selection better tailored to your needs.

Other Recreational Drugs May Alter Microdosing Effects

If you are an avid recreational drug user, you may want to consider making a few changes before you start your microdosing journey. Common substances like marijuana can slightly alter your low-dose psilocybin products, potentially increasing their psychoactive effects. Other drugs such as MDMA or ecstacy may also become amplified, potentially causing harm to the user. Furthermore, it will be difficult to assess the changes that take place after starting your microdosing regimen if you are under the influence of other drugs. Therefore, at least at the beginning of your journey, we recommend taking your magic mushrooms on their own.

Now that you have all the information you need, you’re ready to start microdosing. Shop our selection of microdose capsules and blends to find the right product for you.

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