Microdosing the very basics
and the do’s and don’ts
Before we jump into microdosing, most, if not all, scientific research at this juncture does not provide definitive evidence of benefit or harm.
Definitive Evidence (Scientific): Definitive scientific evidence is conclusive proof of a scientific theory or hypothesis established through rigorous experiments and studies that are peer-reviewed and accepted by the scientific community.
Microdosing: Microdosing is the practice of taking small amounts of a psychoactive substance to achieve subtle effects without a full-blown hallucinogenic trip. It has gained popularity in recent years and is believed to benefit creativity, focus, and emotional well-being.
First, is Microdosing Dangerous?
The challenge here is that we don’t know; there is growing evidence that microdosing can provide a range of benefits, but these are from small studies and individual experiences. However, there is not enough research on this from a scientific approach. Psilocybin is thought to be safe in small doses.
Key Concerns: Although there are a lot of positives, one of the main concerns is the potential for adverse psychological effects such as anxiety and paranoia or other adverse psychological effects. These are more likely to occur in those prone to anxiety or with a mental illness history.
Additionally, microdosing can cause physical discomforts like headaches, nausea, or fatigue. These are typically temporary.
From Microdosing Moms to Veterans with PTSD-
Microdosing is becoming more and more popular, and it is helping 10,000s of people. Is microdosing for those who are struggling with depression or need therapy? Moms in Colorado certainly don’t think so. “Thousands of Moms are microdosing with mushrooms to ease parenting stress”- listen to the 5-minute news report here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing mushrooms involve regularly taking a sub-perceptual dose of psilocybin-containing mushrooms (usually about 0.1-0.3 grams) to enhance creativity, productivity, and overall well-being.
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What are the Benefits of Microdosing?
The benefits of microdosing can include increased creativity, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, improved mood, and enhanced cognitive function. In our newsletter and other blogs, we go over different experiences. If you are interested, subscribe here.
Should I Microdose if I Have a History of Mental Illness?
At the end of the day, we aren’t here to tell you to do or not to do. The studies and research point to avoiding psychedelics if you have a history of mental illness.
Is Microdosing Mushrooms Legal?
Well… where do you live? Better yet, are you asking if it’s legal or if you will get arrested for it? There is a difference between legal and decriminalized. The legality of microdosing mushrooms varies depending on where you live. Check out our ticker for decriminalized & legalized psychedelics & cannabis.
How Do I Measure a Microdose of Mushrooms?
Microdosing typically means that it weighs around 0.1-0.3 grams. A small scale or a microdose capsule. If you are unfamiliar with a microdose capsule or how to make one, check out our friends at Happy little Fungi. Remember that measuring this correctly is necessary and can affect different people differently.
How Often Should I Microdose?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The frequency of microdosing depends on factors like your tolerance, desired effects, and the specific substance (Mushroom types, Cannabis, LSD etc.). Typically, those who choose to microdose do it once every three days or so or twice a week, but this varies widely from less to more frequently.
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