How do I microdose?
In the case of Psilocybe sclerotium (truffles) 10 grams is considered a standard dosage for recreational use. A microdose then would be 1 gram (10% of 10 grams). This one gram of truffle is best eaten on a empty stomach, preferably in the morning. Because you're only eating a single gram, it doesn't have any psychedelic effect. This means you won't find any hindrance to your daily functioning.
There are multiple possible microdosing routines, but we generally recommend the format designed by Dr. Fadiman. This means that after every microdose you take, you wait 2 days until taking the next microdose. This looks as follows:
What is microdosing?
The term microdosing has become increasingly popular and this trend seems to be going in a very interesting direction, several universities (John HopkinsUniversity, Leiden University, London University) are currently researching this mysterious molecule called psilocybin that promises to be the next revolutionary substance for CEOs, and Class A professionals like any other role that requires a creative, holistic and performant mind.
Let’s tackle down this apparently complex topic together in this article.
The term Microdosing
The first thing to understand is why is microdosing called this way.
The term refers to one part of a dose, more specifically (1/10) of a dose, a dose of what you might wonder? We are talking about a dose of Magic Truffles (or Mushrooms) that when eaten (the entire dose) will cause a psychedelic trip: a temporary state of altered consciousness in which our ego dissolves into a more holistic perception of reality and where insightful thoughts emerge disrupting the usual brain patterns with a cognitive enhancement as result.
A visualisation of connectivity between functional areas in the brain:
On the left you can see the state of brain connections in a brain that is not under the effect of psilocybin, while on the right you can see how the brain internal communication gets enriched by the huge amount of new connection being created because of the intake of psilocybin.
What happens if I only eat 1/10 of the dose?
The act of eating 1/10 of a normal dose of Magic Truffles is called microdosing and it does not cause a psychedelic trip but it does cause a disruption of our routinary patterns, it can improve your mood, and reading at recent research results can be extremely beneficial against anxiety and depression symptoms.
What is the substance contained in truffles?
Magic Truffles are found in nature, and Psilocybin is the substance that naturally occurs in them during their lifecycle.
Psilocybin then needs to be broken down in our organism to be turned into Psilocyn so that our brain can work with it.
What is psilocybin?
Technically psilocybin is a serotonin antagonist this definition might sound a bit nerdy, and we don't want to get too technical here, but it is useful to know that microdosing has to do with serotonin receptors given the huge importance that serotonin plays in relation to our well being.
So far we find out how much and what a microdose is but also that it has to do with serotonin receptors because it leads us to our next point: tolerance.
Microdosing can help with phasing out addictions, such as smoking. It makes you have a different mental state thanks to which you feel less drawn towards that which you are addicted to.
Microdosing is known to be sleep improving and helps to have a natural and healthy night's rest. (For sleeping we also recommend the use of Hemp extracts)
Microdosing can make it so you feel more inclined to engage with other people. You are opener and easier to talk to. You might also feel more connected with the people around you.