Microdosing Guide

A brief history of mushrooms

The key therapeutic mushroom varieties used for therapy contain psilocybin, a psychoactive compound located in more than 200 plants worldwide. Psilocybin mushrooms, or “magic mushrooms,” as they are widely called, have many psychoactive properties and are used for many medicinal uses. Although mental health breakthroughs have not developed for some time, preliminary medical research results on psychedelic therapy demonstrate positive benefits that many healthcare professionals are hopeful about.

Today’s general population is generally ignorant of the incredible benefits that psilocybin gives us, but the same cannot be said of our ancestors. Historians say that mushrooms have been used by indigenous cultures as far back as 10,000 BCE. For example, runes and artworks found in the ruins of Mayan and Aztek provide us with evidence that mushrooms were used for spiritual awakening and physical healing. Our western society started to cultivate an interest in the pharmaceutical promise of mushrooms after an article was written in Life magazine in the 1950s.

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Overview of Microdosing

Microdosing is known as the self-administration of psilocybin mushrooms at very low doses below the perceptual threshold.

These limited doses have the physical, neurological and spiritual effects of psilocybin mushrooms while preventing major changes in perception. Microdosing helps users to alter existing and inherent ways of thinking that are related to fear, depression and addiction.

As a result, more people have been able to break compulsive habits and thinking processes, helping them to lead happier, healthy and more prosperous lives. Benefits also provide an expanded ability to find various solutions to previously unidentifiable problems, as well as an enhanced capacity for logic and reasoning.

Microdosing also increases self-confidence, enriching one’s personal life and relationships through social maturity and enhanced communication skills.

Microdosing Benefits

Decreased depression
Decreased anxiety
More energy
Increased focus
Heighten senses
Increased creativity
More relaxed
Help to stop addiction
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Magic Mushrooms are the safest drug according to 2017’s Global Drug Survey

A study of more than 120,000 data points found that magic mushrooms were substantially safer than any other substance. This monitored both self-harm and harm to others as tracked by global hospital records. Alcohol was determined to be the most addictive, legal drug.

Microdosing Schedule

There are several different microdosing schedules, but the two most common are the Fadiman and Stamets protocols.

You can also choose to follow a new schedule to figure out what fits best for you, but bear in mind both Stamets and Fadiman suggest that you leave a few days between doses to avoid the build-up of resistance. They also suggest that you adopt the microdosing regimen for a few weeks and log any impact you find on attitude, behavior, social experiences and so on.

The Faidman protocol

Means that you should microdose every third day

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Stamets protocol

Means that you should microdose five days on and two days off

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question What dose amount should I use?
Answer

Since microdosing may vary by person, however the average microdose is around 1/20 to 1/10 of the "full" psychedelic dose. This amount varies based on a variety of factors, including diet, weight and metabolism.

We recommend beginning with 50mg – 100mg and growing from there if necessary.

Question How do I get started with microdosing?
Answer

Reach out to us and we will help you get started!

Question Will I be tripping?
Answer

No. The microdose is 1/20th to 1/10th of a total psychedelic dose. Effects are sub-perceptual, which means that you can be more concentrated and energized and be completely cognizant and capable of going about your everyday life. It helps you to be more concentrated and imaginative, but it does not adversely affect your ability to fully perform your normal duties.

Question What methods of microdosing are there?
Answer

There are many types of microdosing, but some of the most common approaches are ingesting capsules or powder mixtures.

Question Can I die?
Answer

There is no scientific record of anyone dying when taking psilocybin. 

 

Question When do I take a microdose?
Answer

Taking one or two capsules in the first half of the day. For instance, one after breakfast and one after lunch.

For beginners, we recommend that you follow a microdosing regimen for a few months. After that, take a break for a month or two, and then start a new routine or just take a dose as needed before a major project or case.

Question Is microdosing safe?
Answer

Microdosing has shown itself to be very beneficial to most individuals. As further testing is conducted and the support for the medicinal application of psilocybin is increasing. Death or illness from poisoning is unheard of.

Question Which medications should I not combine with mushrooms?
Answer

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most widely used treatments for many neurological conditions, including depression, OCD, PTSD, and anxiety. SSRIs function by briefly raising serotonin levels, and in extreme situations can contribute to serotonin syndrome, which can be lethal. It is also not safe to take psilocybin, even for microdoses, by using an SSRI.

We do not recommend taking the MAOI version, "The Shotcaller" together with SSRI or SNRI medication.

Question Can I overdose?
Answer

Physical overdose is not a serious risk with psilocybin—you will not die from psilocybin mushrooms.

However, if you take massive doses, there are often adverse effects, which may include differing degrees of terror, anxiety, panic, and feeling out of control.

Below we have gathered around some things you can do wile riding out the trip:

  • Breathing.
    Please use your breathing as an anchor.

  • Shift your body around.
    This will help you get out of your mind and start to feel more relaxed.

  • Start eating some food.
    This will make you feel more grounded and in control.

  • Go get some fresh air and be outside.
    Being in nature also helps to calm people feeling depressed out after a bad mushroom encounter.

  • Listen to some soft tunes to help you calm down.
Question Can psilocybin be detected in a blood test?
Answer

Many standardized drug tests do not test for psilocybin. Psilocybin cannot be found in the blood after 12 hours.