If you are new to microdosing, you may be wondering what it is. Well, microdosing entails the consumption of small amounts of psychedelics with doses that are so low you will not be able to have significant psychoactive effects. People microdose on a lot of things ie LSD(Lysergic Acid Diethylamide), shrooms etc.
Shrooms, also referred to as psilocybin mushrooms, are known to cause similar effects as LSD. Consuming shrooms may thus cause increased introspection and openness, visual hallucinations, self-reflection and euphoria among others.
The following article will thus look at how to microdose shrooms safely.
One has to find a good source of shrooms. Make sure you consume the real thing and not a placebo. It can be difficult to differentiate mushrooms. The right one for microdosing should contain psilocybin. The mushrooms do not undergo any test to see if they have the psilocybin and some mushrooms can be poisonous. It is therefore important to have a good source for the shrooms you want to microdose.
A shroom is different from any other drug made in the lab. It’s an agricultural product so the concentrations of psilocybin will be different on the mushroom. Higher concentrations of psilocybin will be found in the caps than stems of the shroom. The size of the mushroom will also determine potency ie small stems and caps will be more potent.
Measuring the Microdose
The microdose of shrooms is usually measured by weight and the standard microdose weighs about a tenth to a twentieth of a whole dose. It should thus be about 0.05 and 0.025 grams. The ideal way of measuring a microdose is by weighing it.
The Frequency of the Consumption
The taking of shrooms is usually dependent on what one wants to achieve. It can be daily, weekly etc. Those who take it daily usually do so to offset the effects of anxiety and depression. However, caution should be taken when microdosing daily. It should be taken only once a day. Taking a microdose of shrooms more than once a day could end up causing severe effects.
Therefore, It would be best for the shrooms to be taken weekly on the weekends or even monthly. Just don’t make it a regular thing that you become addicted to it.
Effects of Consumption
After taking the shrooms, it may take any time from ten minutes to an hour for it to kick in. However, the effects of normal consumption are usually mild and may not cause psychoactive effects. Thus one may not realize when the effects have kicked in.
There are always risks associated with doing something. You may have to consult with a doctor before microdosing shrooms if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking any medication. Psilocybin is highly associated with increasing one’s risk of stroke, heart attack or heart related disease.
Microdosing is not for everyone. It may cause mood changes for people who take it and some effects stay up to the next day. If you have mental health issues like anxiety and tend to get panic attacks or are not a consumer of intoxicants or anything that makes you high like alcohol, drugs etc it is better to first consult with a doctor.