Microdosing started to gain popularity almost a decade ago when people wanted to improve their cognitive abilities and in many cases professional efficiency.
People began to notice the medicinal qualities of mushrooms and other organic substances and wanted these benefits to help with distressing conditions such as anxiety, and menstrual pain without losing control of their actions.
It turns out there is a way to not go overboard and use microdosing as an alternative outlet to improve everyday life.
What is Microdosing Anyway
Microdosing on its own refers to the practice of taking a tiny portion of substances that are psychedelic. It is important to note that a microdose is not taking less than what a person takes, or simply a “little bit” but in fact one-tenth or one-twentieth of a normal dose.
This is done so that you get to reap the positive and beneficial effects of microdosing without having to undergo the negative and extreme effects such as hallucinations and sensory shifts.
Microdosing came to be through the experimentation of people wanting to take charge of their productivity and a positive state of mind.
How to Microdose
Psychedelics are often under extensive researches and ongoing studies. For the purpose of experimentation, some of them suggest the following steps.
The very first thing to do is pick a day when you have no obligations and there are no children present. Since this may be your first time, you must ensure a controlled environment.
You must then get the mushrooms and take out a single dose and then take a tenth of it.
Now sit back and notice if anything changes. It also helps if you log everything during this day in a notebook. If you had a particular goal in mind, this should help you decide whether the microdose was effective or not.
At the end of the day if you feel that the mushrooms created the desired effect then the dose is perfect. If not, tweak it a little bit.
Now there is a proper way to insert the microdosing regime in your life.
Experts suggest that you follow a system.
The way to do it is to take a microdose once every 3 days. This means you take a microdose one day then wait for two days and then take it on the day after.
For many people, it is recommended that they do during the day. This is so that you can observe the benefits of the mushrooms throughout the day without it affecting your sleep.
Taking days off is very important. That way you do not build a tolerance for the substance rendering the microdose useless, and you do not become too reliant on them either.
One should not microdose in a bunch of situations including if there are children that are their sole responsibility for the day, they have a mental health condition, they are colorblind, they are feeling ill, or if they are on the autism spectrum.
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Pacific Sun Fungi. I do 4 days on, 3 days off with the 100mg dose, then repeat. This seems to be the most effective for me.
Types of Mushrooms for Microdosing
Classifying which mushrooms are edible is a job in itself.
There are many ways experts determine this, but the most common way is through analyzing the spore print.
The Psilocybe species is the one most commonly related to magic mushrooms. Even within these are dozens of variants.