Microdosing Psilocybin Mushrooms
The term "Micro-dose" was coined in 2011 by Dr James Fadiman in the release of his book The Psychedelic Explorers Guide (which we highly recommend to anyone with interest in psychedelics). He Defined it as approximately 1/10th of a hallucinogenic dose, or between 100 and 250mg for Psilocybin Mushrooms, and after years of self-funded research developed "The Fadiman Protocol" - A 1 day on 2 day off microdose protocol that is widely used.
Fadiman's research also suggested that dosing below the threshold of intoxication has the potential for nootropic benefits similar to those of a Macro-dose. Taking minuscule amounts of Psilocybin may improve both convergent and divergent thinking, resulting in improved cognitive function, flexibility, creativity, and problem solving.
Studies at the University of Bergen found that the respondents reported mostly positive effects after Micro-dosing, including improved mood, cognition, and creativity. Furthermore, these effects often served to counteract symptoms especially from conditions of anxiety and depression. While the preliminary results of studies already conducted are promising for the safety and efficacy of Micro-dosing in both improving general well-being and the treatment of many psychological conditions, wider trials with larger sample sizes are needed to completely understand the benefits and risks of Micro-dosing.
You may be able to participate in one of these trials! Click here for a list of ongoing and planned psilocybin clinical trials. We also encourage all microdose users to anonymously submit any data that they choose about their microdosing schedule and its effects on them here - https://microdose.me - for future researchers to analyze!
So how does it feel to Microdose?
1-2 hours after ingesting a micro-dose some subjects report noticing an increase in creativity and a more positive mood/outlook. Many users also find improved focus and energy level. It can mitigate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD for some patients, however has also been reported to induce anxiety in others. Many purport its ability to increase empathy and 'sociability' as well, acting in a similar fashion to having a drink as social lubricant. The first time you microdose you may feel slightly giddy or intoxicated, however the body quickly builds tolerance to Psilocybin, and noticeable psychotropic effects are not usually felt after the first dose. Microdosing offers the neurologic and psychologic of psilocybin, without intoxication. You should not have to alter your daily routine in order to microdose!
Check out the micro-dosing resources linked below, and watch this video review on our Micro-dose capsules! If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us!