Recent stories reveal millennials are drinking less and doing fewer hard drugs. Instead, they’ve taken up magic mushrooms.
Their most popular self-reported benefit is better mental health.
Rather than overdose on magic mushrooms, psilocybin users now prefer to microdose. In fact, the drug dealers we surveyed reported a rise in microdosing requests.
Maybe 10 to 15 percent of my clients plan on microdosing. It’s definitely up from when I first started selling mushrooms.”
Another dealer observed people are buying more magic mushrooms. But that also return customers are consuming them more slowly.
And one dealer even carries around his scale for psilocybin users who want to measure out smaller amounts.
There’s a growing number of Reddit groups dedicated to education on Psilocybin use. Everything from growing magic mushrooms and psilocybin therapy for conditions like treatment-resistant depression.
Here’s everything about the safe use of psilocybin-assisted treatment.
Psilocybin Therapy 101: The Basics
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing entails taking small doses of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin.
In pharmaceutical terms, microdosing is the minimum effective dose. This is typically between a tenth and half the average amount.
The idea is to take the lowest possible dose of psilocybin. And the aim is to get the desired effects without triggering any negative side effects.
Users have integrated psilocybin therapy into their lives for benefits which include:
- Higher productivity
- Increased energy and focus
- Boosted creativity
- Less stress
- Manage treatment-resistant depression anxiety disorders
How Do I Microdose?
A typical protocol involves taking a small dose every three days for a period of one or two months.
We generally recommend starting at a slightly higher dose. Do this on less demanding days like the weekend. Then, you can slowly taper down to the lowest dose possible. While still experiencing positive effects like better mental health.
Once you have a routine going, we recommend you microdose in the morning. Then take two or three days off between doses.
Do not microdose daily. Otherwise, you may build a tolerance.
How Do I Know If Microdosing Is Working?
Trust us, you’ll definitely notice the change. Anything from a euphoric sensation to feeling more connected to the world around you is a good sign.
Don’t expect anything too dramatic. The effects of microdosing are very subtle. So you may only notice it’s working upon reflection.
But heightened awareness, enhanced creativity, and better emotional regulation are common effects.
I’ve battled with social anxiety most of my life. Microdosing psilocybin has given me the ability to connect on a deeper level with people. I never thought this was possible.” – Nick. H
What Are the Side Effects of Psilocybin Therapy?
You should only experience negative side effects if you go beyond one microdose. Despite this, the side effects will be non-threatening. Find a comprehensive list of side effects for different doses here.
A microdose ideally triggers feelings of positivity but too much may cause:
- Increased anxiety
- Worsened mood
- Cognitive impairment
- Temporary drug-induced psychosis
Again, these experiences are super rare. But when they do occur, the effects don’t go beyond a few hours.
The Microdoser’s Tool Kit
In general, the most ideal way to take shrooms is via non-shroom forms. Why? Mushrooms naturally have a bad taste and the strength may be hard to predict.
A Reputable Dealer
Some dealers are adjusting to the rise in microdosing clients. They’re now producing their own diluted liquid-LSD tinctures. Be sure to only get your shrooms from a trusted source.
Ensure it registers a thousandth of a gram to help you start at the lowest dose possible.
Dried mushrooms are very delicate so a grinder creates a fine powder. You can sprinkle the powder on smoothies or add it to a stew. A grinder could be anything from a mortar and pestle to a coffee grinder.
To get past the “dried-earthy” taste:
- Weigh magic mushrooms
- Grind them into powder form
- Place the powder into gel capsules
Or better yet, skip the hassle and go straight for pre-measured reliable products.
Supported by growing research on long-term psilocybin use for mental health, we established Mind Mend. To feel your best, you need the best and that’s where we come in. We carefully select psilocybin ingredients that connect your mind, body, and soul.
We have a variety of psilocybin products for you to choose from:
- Tinctures – Tinctures are magic mushrooms in liquid form. Simply add the oil into your morning smoothie or take it directly using the dropper. This is the quickest method to feel the benefits of psilocybin-assisted therapy.
- Capsules – Capsules also lack the bitter taste of mushrooms. This is an excellent option for beginners because the capsules are pre-measured. So you just pop a pill at the start of your day and you’re good to go.
- Gummies – Maybe ingesting capsules is a bit hard for you. Then gummies are another great option. They also happen to be our tastiest product.
There you go. Microdosing made easy.
I’ve tried lots of products on the market and they seem very inconsistent when it comes to dosage and quality. Mind Mend has never let me down. Top-notch quality with consistency.” – Bruce Ingraham
Psilocybin Therapy and Mental Health: Treatment for Depression
There had been little research on magic mushrooms for years. It was almost rare if not taboo to commission a clinical trial to study this powerful psychedelic.
But that changed in August 2018. That year researchers published a study that affirmed the benefits of psilocybin-assisted therapy.
The research findings suggested microdoses of “magic truffles” increased two forms of thinking. These are divergent and convergent thinking which are linked to creativity and problem-solving.
Another study suggests one moderate dose of shrooms can significantly lower depression scores in patients with treatment-resistant depression.
The antidepressant effect of shrooms is also more long-lasting than regular depression treatments.
Shrooms appear to succeed in treating depression partially because they trigger spiritual experiences. Some participants who describe such experiences with psilocybin mushrooms were more likely to have lower depression scores.
And this same study also discovered psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression in cancer patients.
Disclaimer About Research Findings
This research in no way suggests magic mushrooms are the cure to everyone’s depression. Participants of these clinical trials are patients who’ve:
- Had depression for many years
- Tried many different treatments
- Seen many different healthcare professionals
The psilocybin treatment also wasn’t a success for every single participant in the studies.
Therefore, as a patient living with depression, it’s risky to see magic mushrooms as a no-risk cure. Always consult your primary healthcare provider about the potential drug interactions before using psychedelics.
For the majority of my life, I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression. I have been to more doctors than I can count. I can’t believe that the pharma crooks are still in business. Mind Med has changed my life!” – Judith Marie
Psilocybin Therapy Works
Intentional use of a psychedelic like psilocybin mushrooms is transformative when handled responsibly.