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Microdosing Psilocybin - What, Why, and How

As research surfaces on the positive effects of low-dose, regular psilocybin use on neurological disorders, many are turning to, what has been coined "microdosing". So what is it, how would one begin taking it and why would they? Let's explore...

What is Microdosing?

As the name suggests, microdosing is the act of taking a very small (micro) amount (dose) of psilocybin-containing mushrooms on a regular, periodic basis - similar to taking a prescription medication. The average recommended microdose can very based on which professional you speak to, but the general guidelines indicate no more than 0.25 grams per dose.

Such a low frequency dose will not alter your sensory perception, hinder your daily activities or make you feel like you're "tripping". However, even at low doses, it has been shown to assist in a wide range of conditions.

Why Would Someone Microdose?

The reasons to microdose are wide and varied. Research shows that microdosing can help improve neurological conditions, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD and so much more. While this research is still young due to the criminalization of performing research on psilocybin-containing mushrooms, enacted in 1968, it is very promising, and undeniable. Check out our list of current research here.

Some also microdose as a way to simply cope with the demands of daily life, improve their outlook on end of life transitions, and aide in spiritual development.

Overall Benefits of Microdosing

Body Benefits

  • Improved sleep

  • More physical energy

  • Enhanced sensory perception

  • Reduced premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

  • Decreased pain levels

  • Support in quitting smoking and other addictions

Mind Benefits

  • Improved concentration and focus

  • More balanced mood

  • Increased productivity

  • Improved problem-solving capability

  • Increased overall awareness

  • Making more conscious choices about health, lifestyle, well-being

  • More positive mindset

  • Decrease in depression (in a range from mild symptoms to clinical depression)

Soul Benefits

  • Increased emotional awareness

  • More presence & open mindedness

  • Increased sense of wonder, belonging, & unity

  • Increased connection with spirituality and/or life mission

  • Increased gratitude for life

How Would Someone Microdose?

There are a handful of trusted microdosing protocols that we explore in our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website, as well as some common follow up questions on the topic.

Check out our FAQ section, and feel free to contact me with any further questions.