The most common dosage (as also described by James Fadiman, in his book The Psychedelic Explorers Guide) is approximately 10% of a full dose (or 5-15 micrograms of LSD, or 100-200 milligrams of ground magic mushrooms). The range given calls for calibration for each person who embarks on this practice, as each person has different physiology, so one persons’ perfect dose may be too high or low for the next person. Starting on the low end of the range and then moving up if you don’t feel any result at all will quickly give you the dosage that is best for you.
The product we offer allows for precise dosing. With the LSD, it comes in spray form with 2 micrograms per spray, so that you simply start with a lower dose. (ie if you want to start with 6 micrograms, take 3 sprays into your mouth and then work your way up until you find the perfect dosage). If you feel the effects too strongly, then simply go back to the previous dose. With the mushroom microdose, start with 100 milligram capsules, and if it isn’t providing enough effect, then move up to the 150 milligram capsules. Most find that either of these dosages are sufficient, but if not, simply take 2 – 100 milligram capsules together to increase the dosage to 200 milligrams.
Recommendations vary depending on the outcome you are looking for. Some recommend that you dose every three days, as the effects last typically for two days, (many report that the best day is the day after they microdose) and it gives your body the third full day with no effect in order to be able to compare the results. Others desire to have a boost on each day that they work, so they microdose each day Monday through Friday, and take the weekend off for their body to return to baseline. Others find that every other day is better, especially for those struggling with mental illness or those trying to get off of other antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. (more on that below).
The key for frequency is that if you choose to dose every day, your body will build up resistance to the medicine and you will need to increase dosage to achieve the same result.
While studies of those who are microdosing is relatively new, there have been no negative reactions to microdosing. James Fadiman, in a recent study, showed that microdosing can be beneficial even to those who are on other medications and have been found to help people be able to wean off of addictive anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. (here is a link to the long list of medicines those who reported found no negative reactions: Click here.
Microdosing is the practice of consuming small sub-perceptual amounts of psychedelic medicines, primarily LSD and Psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) for cognitive enhancement, general improvement in energy and life, and for the alleviation of mental illness such as depression and anxiety.
The practice allows for the neural pathway regenesis work (meaning that the psychedelics are known to restore and rebuild brain matter) without having a deep “trip” or being unable to function in normal day-to-day life. In fact, most people who microdose with the correct dosage find that their day to day work is enhanced and they are able to get more done than when not microdosing.
For decades, and for all we know for centuries, people around the globe have engaged in this practice. Albert Hoffman, the inventor of LSD practiced microdosing until he died at the age of 102. There is also anecdotal evidence that cultures around the world engaged in interacting with these powerful psychedelics in small amounts as medicinal and religious practice.
In the 1960’s and ’70’s LSD and other psychedelics were used in growing circles across the western world in therapy, and it was then that people started experimenting with different dosages, and the modern term “microdosing” was coined.
There has been a lot of discussion about which option is better. Both LSD and psilocybin bring with them inherent characteristics that affect the outcomes. Mushrooms are earthy, grounding, and provide a natural option. LSD, while derived from nature, is now lab created, “lifting”, and creates a brighter “crisp” productive outcome. The best option then is dependent on what you are hoping to achieve.
Mushrooms can plunge you into the depths, and for some that is what they are hoping to see. Feeling anxious, feeling too “in your head”, or unable to focus can often be helped with the mushroom microdose.
On the other hand for those who have a hard time getting motivated, feel like they need a boost of energy and ability to get more productive, LSD may be a better choice. For some who struggle with ADD or over excitement, LSD may be too much energy, whereas the mushroom microdose helps them enter focus and stability.
Depending on what your day looks like, you may choose either option as well. If you are busy getting “mind” work done, are going to be around other people socializing and need to be “on” and alert, then LSD may be a better choice. If you want a day of introspection, need to retreat and focus on individual pursuits, or want to connect to nature in a deeper way while on a hike or being in nature, then psilocybin is a better option. That’s not to say that specific experiences must pair with a specific substance, but from anecdotal reports and personal experience, each has its own better environment. Keep in mind as well that the direct effects of LSD is between 6-10 hours, and for psilocybin, it is 4-6. The longer benefits continue for a couple of days, but this may determine which substance and when in the day you consume them.
If you are correctly dosing and following the right protocol for you, then absolutely yes, you will be fully functional and many would say extra aware of your surroundings. Those who practice microdosing, find that the day-to-day work and living is enhanced. People find increased clarity, ability to be productive, and often are able to enter “flow-state” or that mental place where you are able to hyper-focus and be more creative and productive.
If, while microdosing, you feel physical effects that are debilitating in any way, then you are probably dosing too high, and need to lower the amount you are taking.