The practice of microdosing has gained significant popularity in psychedelic interest groups, popular culture and emerging scientific research. While much of this attention is focused on larger doses of psilocybin and LSD that engender profound alterations of consciousness, lower-dosed psychedelics are increasingly being used as a tool for psychological wellness, creativity and cognitive enhancement.
Third Eye Microdose Mushroom microdosing is one such emerging subset of the trend, with individuals reporting that it helps them improve their focus and mood. Although a number of different types of mushrooms can be microdosed, psilocybin-containing “magic mushrooms” are the most commonly discussed. The legal status of psilocybin and magic mushrooms varies across countries and states, so if you plan on trying it, be sure to understand the laws in your area before buying or growing any fungus.
Delicate Journeys: Navigating the World of Mushroom Microdosing
A precise definition of a microdose for psychedelics isn’t well-established, but in general a microdose is considered to be 1/5 to 1/20 the size of a recreational dose. Dustin Hines, a neuroscience assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says that for mushrooms, that would mean a third to a half of a typical mushroom strain.
Most people microdose by using a psilocybin mushroom powder, which can be dissolved in water or added to coffee or tea. The powder can also be placed in empty capsules and ingested, though this method isn’t ideal because of the mushroom’s strange taste—one that some have compared to straight dirt. Another common method is to use a supplement called the Stamets Stack, which is a combination of several nootropics that includes Lion’s Mane.