Often, magic mushrooms are associated with a psychedelic trip. But did you know they can be used in a less intense manner? A low dosage can contribute to improved concentration, balance, and even offer medicinal benefits. This phenomenon is called microdosing, and in this blog, we delve into it.
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing involves consuming a minuscule amount of psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms. This doesn’t cause hallucinations but can bring about a sense of calm. There’s evidence suggesting it can boost creativity and contribute to emotional well-being and daily functionality.
With the right microdose, you’ll hardly notice you’ve taken magic mushrooms. It’s about the subtle effects, not an intense experience.
How Does Microdosing Affect the Brain?
Microdosing promotes neuronal growth in the hippocampus, which can contribute to enhanced mood, focus, and creativity. Studies suggest this can lead to better communication between different brain areas, resulting in a more creative mind.
Dosage for Microdosing
As a guideline for magic mushrooms: beginners might best start between 0.1 and 0.2 grams, while more experienced users might lean closer to 0.4 grams. Use an accurate scale to ensure the correct dosage.
Origins of Microdosing
The concept began with LSD, found to boost creativity when taken in small quantities. Pioneers like Dr. Alfred Hofmann and even Steve Jobs experimented with it.
Approach to Microdosing
For optimal results, a consistent regimen is recommended. Many follow the 4-day cycle proposed by researcher James Fadiman:
Microdosing day: Take your dose in the morning. Transition day: Reflect on the effects and experiences of the previous day. Regular day: Observe how you feel without dosing. Repeat this cycle for 8 to 10 weeks for best results.
Possible Side Effects
Though usually mild, fatigue can occur due to the new stimuli the body experiences. If side effects persist, it’s recommended to take a break.
When Should You Avoid Microdosing?
It’s wise to be cautious when microdosing in combination with other drugs, alcohol, for those under 18, during pregnancy or breastfeeding, with existing health conditions, and in colorblindness.
Ready to explore the potential benefits of microdosing?
Dive into a world of enhanced creativity, emotional balance, and daily functionality. Always remember to do your research, consult professionals when unsure, and prioritize your well-being. Dive in responsibly and unlock a world of subtle enhancement.