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MACRODOSING

In contrast to "Microdosing",  "Macrodosing" is the use of perceptually noticeable doses of a psychoactive compound for specific purposes. Everyone like to experience magic mushrooms differently here in Canada. Some don't mind the taste, and enjoy dried mushrooms, others may not appreciate the unique taste of psilocybin mushrooms and opt for capsules.

On this page you will find magic mushroom powder in capsule form, high quality chocolate bars, microdose gummies and just good old fashioned raw mushrooms to eat raw or to make magic mushroom tea with. 

Many people seek to work with magic mushrooms for different reasons. What are your reasons? Explore our products and custom filter below. Explore our Blog post on Micro VS. Macro dosing.

Macrodosing
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Macrodosing?

Macrodosing is the practice of taking psychedelic or entheogenic substances beyond the threshold where psychoactive effects are observed. This is accompanied with the feeling of being "high", which occurs because your serotonin 2A receptors are stimulated, giving an often euphoric experience, along with altered perception of time and sensory inputs.

Respect must be given to these substances, proper setting and environment is of utmost importance. Any substance can be used in the wrong context, "bad trips" are most often people taking substances recreationally, not having the right setting, and not being prepared to face uncomfortable feelings or reflections.
When given proper respect and setting, these are powerful tools, able to present to you emotions, blockages, self-limiting patterns and beliefs, and new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in the world.

The reason these substances have been used for millennia, is because they help you to access your higher self, the part of you that sees and feels the sacredness and interconnectedness of all things, we believe this is why so many cultures used these not only for healing, but also as a right of passage.

Steps To A Successful Journey

  • Choose a private, comfortable setting where you can be undisturbed for a couple of hours.

  • Consider telling a friend or family member what you are doing so they can check in with you after your journey.  

  • Set your intention for your journey (ie. I want to get clarity on X, I want to gain spiritual insight into my life path, I want to heal X etc)

  • Eat them on an empty or almost empty stomach

  • Look below for the dosage amounts depending on how deep of a journey you want to have. If you are new, start with 1 to 2 grams, keeping in mind,  each batch of mushrooms can have a different potency so there is no perfect rule of thumb.

  • Here is an article we hand picked that has gone over a more detailed preparation guide for your journey. https://entheonation.com/blog/amazing-magic-mushroom-trip/

How do I Dose?

Dosing can be broken down to 2 types, Microdosing and Macrodosing.

Microdosing can take a bit more fine tuning, as you want to dose regularly enough to see the many benefits it offers, but if you dose too often, you will build up a tolerance, and will then either need to raise your dosage or take a break. The most popular method is to dose either once every 2 days, or once every 3 days, with a week off every month or so. That being said, if you are researching, there are many different ways to do it. There is no right or wrong way to Microdose, you just want to be under the threshold for psychoactive effects, and not dosing too frequently to prevent building up a tolerance.

With any method, periodic breaks are always good, to allow the system to integrate, re-calibrate, reset tolerance, and of course, because this practice is a tool, to be used in a supportive role, not as a crutch.

A typical Microdose is between 100-200mg (of psychoactive mushrooms), depending on how sensitive you are, although some people require more or less. We generally recommend people start at 100mg (our Nootropic100 as well as our full line of herbal microdose formulas contain 100mg) unless they are quite sensitive, in which case our Nootropic Gentle Caps (with 50mg of Psilocybe Cubensis) is a great option.

A Macrodose is a bit more straight forward, it begins with psychoactive effects being observed (which can vary from anywhere from as little as 200mg up to 1 gram (1000mg) or more), and can go as high as 5 grams or more.

Always ensure you have proper setting before venturing into Macrodosing, a comfortable environment is essential, and if with others, with good, safe, trusted people.

Also, remember that what you experience will vary greatly from person to person, body weight, sensitivity, previous experience, even the last time you ate all affect how you will respond to the medicine. No two people are the same, so it's always wise to start smaller and proceed with experience.

Quick Guide To Macrodosing?

  • A light "trip" is generally between 0.5 - 2 grams

  • A standard "psychedelic" trip is typically at around 2 - 3 grams+

  • The famous "Heroic" dose starts at 5 grams +


We offer several Macrodose options, you can purchase our Premium Raw Dried Mushrooms, in 2 varieties (Golden Teachers and Cambodians), in many sizes By the Oz or By the Lb.(454 grams). We also offer our Macro 500 capsules, Macro 500 Chocolate, and seasonally, our gummies, for quick, easy, consistent dosing.

What is an Entheogen/Psychedelic?

Psychedelic (sometimes called hallucinogen) is a broader term, used to describe herbs, mushrooms or drugs that induce hallucination, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and shifts in perception and awareness.

Entheogen is a term used to describe natural substances (either plant or mushroom) that have psychedelic properties, and have been used by indigenous cultures around the world in shamanic or spiritual practices, to facilitate healing of the mind, body and spirit, to expand consciousness, and to shift into a more sacred worldview.

While both words are often used interchangeably, psychedelics are often associated with recreational use, or just being taken to "get high". Entheogen carries a more respectful, sacred view of these substances as medicines.

We believe (as do many others) that one of the reasons that the world is in such a dark place, is because western society is the first society in history to abandon plants as medicine. The huge resurgence of herbal medicine in recent years isn't by accident, we are being drawn back to our roots and to our sacred place in this world, not separate from anything.

What is a "Magic Mushroom"?

Magic mushrooms are mushrooms with entheogenic properties (definition of entheogen can be found just above). They go by many other names, such as Psilocybin, Psilocybe, Cubensis, and many other strain specific names, such as Golden Teachers, Cambodians, DC Maks, Tidal Wave, Hillbilly, Lucid Gates, Trinity, M100, Makilla Gorilla, Avery's Albino, Penis Envy, and more.

There has been an explosion of research around medicinal mushrooms of all types in recent years, but especially those that have entheogenic properties.
 
Science is only now starting to be able to explain out why we have evolved alongside these magnificent fungi, and why every indigenous culture in history have used mushrooms and other entheogens to expand consciousness and to help heal the body, as well as the mind, emotional body and spirit.

What is a Nootropic?

A Nootropic is any substance--food, herb, mushroom or drug, that increases cognitive function, focus, memory, creativity or motivation. They are used to boost brain performance, and to help prevent or reduce cognitive decline.