Discover the practical & health benefits to microdosing psychedelics
What is microdosing
A microdose is generally considered to be one-20th to one-tenth of a recreational dose. If someone’s seeing things, he or she has taken too much. Most people microdose mushrooms or LSD, but other drugs have also become popular of late.
Over the years the use of psychedelics has taken a wide turn. They are still widely used recreationally, but as of the past decade a lot of research has been done in to the long term effects of microdosing. A study done out of the University of California studied these effects on rats in early 2019 and obtained some promising results. Over time the rats in the study had a substantial boost in both mood and mental acuity.
Humans have also done these trials on their own accord, which have resulted in similar effects described by users. The psychedelics tend to give you more of a “big picture” outlook on the tasks at hand, which in the long run help the user improve problem solving skills with less anxiety.
Other benefits that have been documented from users around the world range from:
- Increased physical energy and performance
- Increased creativity
- Decreased instances of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Dissorder)
- Improved stamina
- Emotional balance
- Treatments for anxiety, depression, psychosis, ADHD, and PMS
Dangers of microdosing
There has been much debate over the dangers of microdosing for extended periods of time. The two most prevalent concerns are that long term use will make users less interested in the world when they are not using the drug, otherwise known as the Wonderland effect which refers to the classic story of Alice in Wonderland (said to be written under the influence of psychedelics).
This concern has not been founded in any concrete research, although it does have it’s merit. Imagine riding a rollercoaster to work every day, do you think you’d enjoy sitting on the bus after that? Now what many who argue this point fail to take in to account is that these psychedelics, especially taken at such small doses, have a much longer effect than the 8-12 hours that they are in your system. Many users report feelings of well-being derivative of the drug as far as 6 months later.
The second concern is products which are subsequently laced with other adulterants. Now, depending on your choice of psychedelic this can be an issue. One of the reasons that our focus at GoMicroMagic is the use of mushrooms is because due to the texture and structure of the fungi, it is nearly impossible to replicate with any adulterants. Additionally, relative to many of the substances that would tend to be substituted, mushrooms are quite inexpensive which ultimately means you are less likely to have someone give you substituted adulterants.
At GoMicroMagic we provide you with safe, trustworthy products that you can get started with immediately! Your purchase will be delivered fresh and ready to consume on receipt. In order to get started your first consideration should be storage. Now unlike LSD, which is very volatile when exposed to light or oxygen, mushrooms are relatively easy to store. The best place to keep them over a long period of time is the freezer, since this will prevent any mold from growing on the fungi. Another option is to extract the psilocybin from the mushrooms using a cold water extraction process. Many would argue that these steps are unnecessary, although if you’d prefer not to have a big bag of mushrooms taking up space in your freezer this can be an excellent option. For a full guide on extracting psilocybin please visit this guide: Click to view extraction process.
Mushrooms can be consumed in a number of ways. The most popular methods are described below:
- Mushroom tea
- Ice cubes (using extracted psilocybin)
- Chewing the old fashion way!
The reason behind most of these methods is to counteract the taste of the mushrooms themselves. The taste of mushrooms is certainly known to be uncomfortable for most, however there are some great ways to balance the taste out.
Edibles are quite common, the most effective counter action for the taste of mushrooms are Peanut Butter, and Chocolate. Which is why you will commonly see both Peanut Butter sandwiches, and Chocolate Bars, used for consumption.
Mushroom tea is known to be used for two reasons, the first is strength. The strength of mushroom tea tends to be higher, the effects tend to take hold of the user a lot more rapidly as well. Tea is a common method for consumption also due to the taste. Tea goes quite well with lemon juice, which is one thing that really balances out the taste of the shrooms to the point where they are, for the most part, unnoticeable.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide, please feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions or suggested methods to be added!
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