.Whether you have experience micro-dosing with these funky fungi or you’re new to the psychedelic scene, you’re here because you want to know all of the ways you can harness the medicinal benefits of psilocybin. As more is becoming known about the therapeutic effects of magic mushrooms, the more they’re making their way into the mainstream. Tech geniuses all over Silicone Valley have even been noted to microdose these medicinal effects to expand the mind and boost creativity.
Microdosing and Macrodosing
Microdosing is taking about 1/10th of a normal dose of any psychedelic drug. This means you can harness the benefits of the psilocybin experience without having to go on a full spiritual trip. This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t have the time or inclination to experience what can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. In the wrong setting or frame of mind, taking a large amount may actually be more negative than positive.
Macrodosing is taking an even smaller dose of whatever psychedelic you are planning to take. Both options work but it is strongly recommended to start low and go slow. These low doses won’t leave you feeling loopy but it’s still better to only take a dose every 4 days. This way you won’t build up a tolerance to it.
Although the interest in magic mushrooms has been reignited in the last ten years, the first documented use of this natural fungus being used medicinally was thousands of years ago. It’s even thought that the psychedelic qualities of mushrooms helped human minds develop into what they are today.
- Enhances Creativity: Microdosing psilocybin leads to a state of unconstrained thought while leads to new, creative ideas. It can help you expand your mind by breaking you out of old thought patterns giving you a whole new perspective. This may be just the thing to pull you out of that COVID- fatigue or rut.
- Reduces Anxiety and Depression: The symptoms of anxiety and depression can be debilitating. Magic mushrooms interact with the serotonin receptors, boosting mood and reducing stress over the day. Studies show that they’re able to pull you out of these lows and leave you feeling more optimistic.
- Improves Energy Levels: A microdose of this mood-boosting fungus also leads to increased energy, focus, coordination, and motivation. With that extra boost tasks may appear easier, cutting down on the amount of time needed to complete them. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your day!
- Improves Sleep Quality: Psilocybin gives you more energy during the day but at night is responsible for improving the quality of your sleep. With your new decreased stress levels you will feel less restless which promotes a deeper rest.
How To Take Magic Mushrooms
So, now you know about the benefits and you’ve decided to try a microdose of this mood-boosting fungus for yourself but you’re not sure what method is best? I’ll give you all of the information you need to make the best decision for you and your well-being (not that there’s one right option).
Eat The Mushroom As-Is
This is the old-school, classic way to ingest magic mushrooms. If you go this route make sure to chew them thoroughly to get the full effect. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour to begin to feel the lightness you want. For a microdose take a fingernail-sized nibble. Chewing them may be the easiest way to reap the benefits but it is also the worst tasting. Continue reading if you want to spruce up your routine a bit and avoid the foot-like taste that lingers.
Brew Mushroom Tea
Brewing a mushroom tea is also an easy way to integrate it into your routine with a blend of herbal tea leaves. Add them into your tea blend and simmer in water without boiling as magic mushrooms lose their psychoactive qualities when overheated. If you like your tea hot and steamy maybe try another avenue.
These little capsules of powdered mushrooms are discreet and tasteless. This is the best way to dose accurately with a blend of stalk and cap. You can make them yourself by grinding up your mushrooms and putting them in capsules. You can also get them pre-packaged for you. Amazing Shrooms has an amazing selection of pre-dosed capsules that will take out all of the guesswork.
This option is my favorite as it leads to more creativity in the kitchen. You can add a microdose of magic mushrooms to any food to discover a whole new world of flavors and a fun way to incorporate them into recipes. This will take away any nauseous feelings that mushrooms sometimes impart on their user. Have fun and sic over new combinations but keep in mind that psilocybin doesn’t do well with heat. My favorite way to enjoy them is tossed on top of a pizza or even melted into a grilled cheese. I think a good rule of thumb is that anything you would like non-psychoactive mushrooms in is probably a safe place to start.
Now that you have all of the tools and information to start introducing magic mushrooms into your routine, get creative! Have you tried our micro-dosing capsules yet? Let us know about your experience in the comments!