Disclaimer: This guideline is for informational purposes only. Always consult with a healthcare professional before consuming any substance.
Magic mushrooms, scientifically known as Psilocybe species, contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin. The effects of psilocybin vary depending on the dosage, individual sensitivity, and environmental factors.
Here is a general guideline for dosing magic mushrooms; please note the significant difference between microdosing (therapeutic benefits only) and macrodosing (psychedelic experience depending on the dose).
Microdosing involves taking a minimal, sub-perceptual amount of psilocybin. Microdosing provides the benefits of psilocybin without the psychedelic effects.
Dosage: Typically, a microdose ranges from 0.1g to 0.5g of dried magic mushrooms. Microdose capsules are generally made in 200mg in Canada.
- Enhanced creativity
- Improved mood
- Increased focus and energy
- No hallucinogenic effects
Macrodosing involves taking a more considerable amount of psilocybin to experience its full psychedelic effects.
Dosage Levels and Their Effects:
Low Dose (0.5g – 2g dried mushrooms):
- Mild euphoria
- Enhanced sensory perception
- Slight visual alterations
Moderate Dose (2g – 3.5g dried mushrooms):
- Stronger visual hallucinations
- Altered perception of time and space
- Emotional insights
High Dose (3.5g – 5g dried mushrooms):
- Profound hallucinations
- Possible spiritual experiences
- Loss of sense of reality
Heroic Dose (5g and above):
- Intense and possibly overwhelming hallucinations
- Deep introspection
- Potential for mystical experiences
Health and Safety Precautions
- Set and Setting: Ensure you’re in a safe, comfortable environment, preferably with a sober sitter.
- Mental Health: Those with a history of psychosis or other mental health disorders should avoid psilocybin.
- Physical Health: Consult with a healthcare professional for any underlying health conditions.
- Avoid Mixing: Do not mix with alcohol or other drugs.
- Stay Hydrated: Drink water throughout the experience.
- Start Low: If you’re new to psilocybin, use a lower dose to gauge your sensitivity.
- Tolerance: The body builds a tolerance to psilocybin quickly. It’s recommended to wait at least one week between macro-doses.
How Different Formats Affect Dosage
- Dried Mushrooms: The most common form. The dosages mentioned above are based on this format.
- Psilocybin Edibles: Like chocolates or gummies infused with psilocybin. How much you should eat will vary based on concentration, so always read the label; it will indicate the total amount of psilocybin, which you can divide over each piece.
While many people find therapeutic and spiritual benefits from psilocybin, it’s essential to approach its use with caution and respect. Always prioritize safety when taking magic mushrooms; don’t forget you can shop our menu for these products.