What is a Microdose?

22nd Jan 2024

A microdose of magic mushrooms involves taking a very small, sub-perceptual amount of the psychedelic compounds found in these mushrooms, such as psilocybin and psilocin. The purpose of microdosing is not to experience the full psychedelic effects associated with a standard dose but rather to achieve subtle, positive changes in mood, cognition, and creativity.

Typically, a microdose of magic mushrooms is roughly 1/10th to 1/20th of a standard recreational dose. The exact amount can vary depending on individual sensitivity and the specific strain of magic mushrooms being used. A common microdose range is approximately 0.1 grams to 0.3 grams of dried mushrooms.

Microdosing is often done on a schedule, such as every two to three days. Users may follow a regimen of taking a microdose one day and then having a rest day before the next microdose. The goal is to maintain the therapeutic benefits while avoiding the development of tolerance or perceptual alterations.

It's important to note that while some people report positive effects from microdosing, the practice is not universally accepted or supported by scientific research. The legality of magic mushrooms varies by location, and individuals considering microdosing should be aware of and comply with the laws in their area. Additionally, anyone considering the use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes should do so with caution and ideally under the guidance of a healthcare professional.