Microdosing is the act of consuming sub-perceptual (undetectable) amounts of a psychedelic substance. Many individuals who implement microdosing mushrooms into their weekly routine report increased creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills, as well as decreased anxiety, stress, and even depression. Some users claim that microdosing mushrooms has increased their spiritual awareness and enhanced their senses.

Microdosing with psilocybin mushrooms is a fairly straightforward process. Essentially, you must obtain or grow your own medicine. If you’re new to journeying, you may want to consider sourcing Golden Teachers due to their massive popularity and relatively mild effects. You can buy mushroom growing kits online, but most of them will require you to first obtain psilocybin spores.

Preparing magic mushrooms for microdosing requires more steps than LSD microdosing, but it is still simple. The most difficult part is estimating how much psilocybin is in a specific mushroom. Different strains of mushrooms contain different amounts of psilocybin, as do fresh and dried psilocybin mushrooms. Even different parts of the mushroom contain slightly different amounts.

In any case, we recommend drying a batch of mushrooms, grinding them into a powder, and measuring out around 0.1g as your first microdose. You can then adjust the amount accordingly. When you take a dose that causes you to feel changes (most notably drowsiness, the first effect of a psilocybin trip), reduce it to just under that amount. That’s the sweet spot for mushroom microdoses.

For microdosing, any type of psilocybin mushroom can be used. Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe semilanceata, Psilocybe azurecens, Psilocybe cyanescens, and Panaeolus are the most common, but there are over 180 different types in nature.