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MICRODOSING

Microdosing is the use of sub perceptual doses of a psychoactive compound for specific purposes. Herbalism is the use of plant compounds for specific outcomes as well. We craft all our microdose products through the science of psilocybin & herbalism

The most common and convenient way to microdose is with capsules. Here you will find pure mushroom powder microdose capsules, microdose capsules infused with herbs, high quality microdose chocolate and tasty microdose gummies.

Many people seek to microdose magic mushrooms for different reasons. What are your reasons? Explore our products and custom filter below. Learn more on our Mushroom Blog page.

What is Microdosing?

Microdosing is the practice of taking psychedelic or entheogenic substances on a regular basis (more on that in How do I Dose?), at levels below the threshold where psychoactive effects are observed.

There is a growing amount of research happening all over the world, showing the many benefits of microdosing. From big universities to MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), science and society are finally catching on to one of the biggest tools used for millennia by cultures everywhere.

Some of the many benefits people find with microdosing include a greater sense of peace and acceptance, better mood and outlook, lower levels of anxiety and fear, increased creativity and focus, and an expanded awareness, both personally and universally.

For more details on the science of microdosing visit Third Waves Guide To Microdosing Psilocybin Mushrooms.

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 Golden Teacher) 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 Microdosing?

Lightweight: 
Beginners, highly sensitive people and those below average body weight: 50mg - 100mg

Product Options: Nootropic Gentle (50mg) or any of our microdose options that are not followed by "200"​ in the product name.
 
Middleweight:​ 
Average body weight, normal tolerance: 100mg - 200mg

Product Options: All microdose options except Nootropic Gentle​​.
 
Heavyweight:​ 
Seasoned microdosers and those above average body weight: 200mg - 500mg

Product Options: Nootropic200, Macro500, Macro500 Chocolate (New products coming soon)​.

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.

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