Many people have asked me about micro-dosing, or taking psilocybin mushrooms in very small doses, are there benefits to doing this? Can I safely do this? Is it possible to microdose so that my trip isn’t too strong?
These are all great questions and they deserve answers! In this blog post, I will be going over some of the research on micro-dosing, as well as my own personal experiences with microdosing as you read through this article, you might notice many overlapping themes between different studies and articles on microdosing.
There are two main reasons why so many people microdose: For increased natural highs For decreased anxiety
Increase in Natural Highs
The first, and most commonly discussed, reason for microdosing is an increase in natural highs, microdosing mushrooms can lead to a lighter, more natural high than a trip from a larger dose.
Why is that? The key to understanding this is in the properties of psilocybin, Psilocin, the primary psilocybin compound, has strong anti-depressant effects, in large doses, psilocybin can cause a very heavy trip that is characterized by feelings of euphoria, heightened sensual experience, and a reduction in anxiety and depression.
Psilocybin has the potential to cause depressant effects in high doses, this can cause a decrease in mood and even a bit of lethargy.
Decrease in Anxiety and Depression
Another common reason for microdose shrooms is to reduce anxiety and increase positive mood both of these effects can be seen in many other compounds in nature, so there is no real reason to believe that they are unique to psilocybin.
However, psilocybin has been shown to cause a decrease in anxiety and an increase in a positive mood, this is seen in studies but is also the main reason why I microdose. Whenever I microdose, I am looking to reduce the general level of anxiety in my life microdosing mushrooms can help me do this, as I have found that anxiety is often a by-product of sensory overload.
Safety of Microdosing
One important factor when talking about micro-dosing is safety there is a lot of misinformation about psilocybin and microdosing this comes from the fact that psilocybin is still illegal in many places and that people are doing it without the proper knowledge.
There have been a few cases of people dying while microdosing, but they were all people who were doing it wrong, in fact, there are many online forums where people are getting together to learn how to microdose safely!
The way to microdose safely is to be cautious. Be sure to start with a low dose and work your way up slowly, it’s important to understand that microdosing mushrooms are not a get-high trip, be sure to avoid other substances that can negatively affect your trip.
There are many benefits to microdosing, but it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not for everyone, if you’re interested in trying it out, be sure to do your research to ensure that you’re doing it safely, there are a lot of myths surrounding microdosing, so it’s important to understand the facts behind the practice.
If you are interested in microdosing, here are some great books to read! With that in mind, it’s important to remember that microdosing is not for everyone. It’s not a ‘get high’ practice, and it should be done cautiously, with that in mind, there are many benefits to microdosing, and they are discussed thoroughly in this blog post.