What is microdosing?
Microdosing magic mushrooms has become a popular way to experience the psychoactive effects of magic mushrooms without ingesting large doses.
This method involves taking small amounts of magic mushrooms, typically between 0.2 and 0.5 grams, on a regular schedule over an extended period of time.
How to start to microdosing
To start microdosing, you first need to know the answers to some questions like:
- What substance do you want to microdose and why?
- Where will you access a safe supply?
- How much is a standard dose and how much is a microdose?
- When taking substances, you may also want to consider having a safe, sober person around. They can ensure that if by chance a side effect occurs or you accidentally consume more than a microdose, you have someone there who can assist in seeking medical attention if necessary.
How do I actually do the microdosing?
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If you’re considering taking more than a microdose of mushrooms for the first time, check out our blog “Preparing for Your First Mushroom Trip”.
What are the benefits of microdosing?
Proponents claim that microdosing magic mushrooms can lead to numerous benefits including increased creativity, improved focus and concentration, better moods, enhanced physical performance, and more.
What are the risks of microdosing?
Microdosing is associated with potential risks that are not yet fully understood due to a lack of clinical research trials on humans.
Commonly noted risks include increased neurosis (fear, worry, and anxiety) over the course of several weeks or months. Negative consequences may be more likely for those with a history of psychosis or preexisting risk factors for psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
There is also the risk of taking too much and experiencing an unwanted psychedelic “trip” when microdosing uncontrolled substances without exact science.
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Microdosing is becoming increasingly popular, however, the short- and long-term effects are largely unknown. Factors such as one’s mental and physical health can influence the effects of psychedelics when microdose. For more, check out our blog 7 Things You Should Know About Taking Psilocybin Mushrooms.
If you’re considering micro dosing, it is recommended to speak with a healthcare provider about personal risks that may exist or consult an experienced microdose or mental health professional for advice.