FIRST & FOREMOST, simply so we’re all on the identical web page, microdosing psilocybin (aka magic mushrooms) is the act of taking a teeny tiny dose of psilocybin (about 1/tenth that of which might make you “journey”) which has been claimed to enhance creativity, enhance vitality, enhance your general psychological well being, sharpen your drawback fixing expertise, deal with anxiousness & despair, and so forth. Actually, the checklist goes on and on.
I first heard about it by means of the “grapevine” as one thing the tech geniuses in Silicon Valley partook in. It peaked my curiosity then, I really like plant medication (ahem, weed), however I’m additionally extremely anxious on the subject of the thought of any form of psychedelics.
I had pals take mushrooms in highschool & after they described their expertise, it scarred me. I’ve at all times been anxious & the thought of not having management is simply one thing my nervous system can’t take. So, I by no means tried magic mushrooms & actually had no need to…
Till I noticed firsthand how they work. A couple of 12 months in the past I reached out to my secret Fb group a couple of well being factor my Dad was coping with & somebody advised me to analysis microdosing psilocybin. I did, & it appeared good for my Dad. I had a good friend who had raved some time again about the way it helped her husband, so I referred to as her up, bought the contact, and ordered my Dad a months provide.
In that month, I noticed the way it was positively effecting him & that’s after I thought- why aren’t I doing this? I’m anxious, overwhelmed, harassed, & have been feeling actually unproductive/creatively drained currently. I referred to as my contact, ordered myself a months provide, and inside a week- I knew I used to be onto one thing wonderful.
I felt nice, my productiveness ranges had been excessive, I used to be extra inventive than I’ve been shortly, and I simply really feel like an enormous weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Microdosing was an nearly prompt sport changer in my life, and I knew I needed to share this with all of you, in full element.
& since there may be SO MUCH tea to spill, I went forward and filmed an entire ass VLOG ALL ABOUT MY MICRODOSING EXPERIENCE.
I am going over my expertise microdosing from begin to now, the ONE time I kinda possibly felt *one thing*, the way it’s benefited me positively, and I reply the entire most typical questions I’ve been requested about microdosing up to now (what’s your dosage? routine? does it make you nauseous? the place do you get it? and so forth. and so forth.).
PEEP THE VLOG BELOW & in the event you’d favor to skim learn (I get it)- I did somewhat abstract for ya beneath.
*I’m not a medical skilled. I’m not giving medical recommendation, I’m simply sharing my expertise!*
Q. Does it make you journey? Do you are feeling something? Are you able to drive?
No, it doesn’t make you journey. It’s round 1/tenth of dose of what you’d have to take to journey. The Minimize did an article and so they used the analogy of a 2cm lengthy joint. Should you’ve by no means smoked weed earlier than, you may really feel it for for a minute or less- however in the event you smoke weed, you wouldn’t discover a factor. My first dose, I seen it extra drastically than any dose I’ve taken following, however was most undoubtedly not excessive by any means. I can drive on it simply tremendous, however I counsel taking your first dose on a day once you don’t need to do something. Simply trigger it’s the accountable factor to do, however I can guarantee- you received’t get excessive.
Q. Can you are feeling after they kick in or is it refined?
as I discussed, I felt it kick in my first dose. Now, it’s extra refined. I really discover it extra when I’m not taking it, as a result of I’m simply much less productive & extra anxious. The one factor that makes me realize it’s “kicking in” is the niacin flush- I’ll go over what I take precisely in a following query, however it accommodates niacin which makes you FLUSH. At first, I flushed a lot- I bought purple and somewhat sizzling (appears like a sunburn) for 10-20 minutes & then it went away. I’m flushing much less now, which is nice- however the flush is nothing to fret about. Niacin simply opens blood vessels, which makes you purple. It’s brief lived.
Q. How did you get them? The place do you get them? Is it authorized?
Phrase of mouth for me. I knew somebody whose husband tried it, and bought the data by means of her. I feel reaching out to pals who’re on the planet of plant medication could be an excellent place to start out or possibly plant medication Fb teams in your space. Some individuals go on Reddit & learn to develop them themselves- apparently it’s not that onerous.
Is it legal- federally, no. Psilocybin is taken into account a schedule 1 drug, subsequent to heroin. I don’t agree with it in any respect, however it’s what it’s. Psilocybin is getting extra consideration and has been decriminalized in Oakland (CA), Denver (CO), Santa Cruz (CA), & Cambridge (MA). As extra decriminalization occurs, extra scientific analysis may be done- which might be nice!
Q. How do you’re taking it? What’s your “dosage”?
mine are put into capsules and I take what’s referred to as the “Stamets Stack”. Paul Stamets developed the Stamets Stack, which is a mixture of .2mg psilocybin, .2mg niacin, and .2mg lions mane. This “stacked” components was created by Stamets for the aim of upregulating neurogenesis (aka creating new connections within the mind).
Q. What’s your microdosing routine?
I do 5 days on (Monday-Friday) & 2 days off (Saturday & Sunday). I did a ton of analysis, and this simply appeared like the perfect match for me. If I’m gonna do one thing, I’m gonna do it full pressure. That being mentioned, some individuals additionally do 2 days on, 1 break day or 1 day on, 1 break day. Should you take it someday and really feel it nonetheless once you get up, it’s possible you’ll need to do a 2 day on, 1 break day schedule. You possibly can alter if want be, however the bottom line is to take days off so that you don’t develop a tolerance to it.
Q: How lengthy do you propose to maintain microdosing for? Will it’s impact final in the long term?
If it ain’t broke, don’t repair it! That is working for me, and I plan to proceed on. From my understanding, since microdosing is extra gradual than a dose that may really make you “journey”- you’re taking it constantly like a each day complement. Now, there may be some analysis being completed on bigger doses of psilocybin that may make you journey, to kinda reset the mind & might have longer lasting results (i.e. you must do it as soon as each 3-4 months).
Q. Do you get nauseous? Any unfavorable uncomfortable side effects?
Keep in mind the highschool pals who scared me from ever doing psychedelics? Sure- that’s trigger they threw up from them. I’m petrified of throwing up, and I can promise you- these don’t make you nauseous one bit. Thus far, I’ve had no unfavorable uncomfortable side effects aside from the annoyance of the niacin flush, which is cancelled out by all of the positives.
Q. Did attempting it worsen your anxiousness? I’ve anxiousness enthusiastic about it?
NO! And I swear, this could usually be one thing that may make me so anxious. I went in to it with out overthinking it an excessive amount of, I didn’t need to hype myself up. I simply popped it with my morning nutritional vitamins. & bought on with my day. After I bought the niacin flush the primary time, I nearly freaked out considering I used to be having a reaction- however shortly realized that’s regular and non permanent, so I used to be tremendous. From one anxious human to another- you don’t have anything to fret about. You’re about to really feel SO a lot much less anxious.
Q: Advantages you’ve seen?
Okay- so one of the simplest ways I’ve defined it to my family and friends is that this… I get overwhelmed simply. After I get overwhelmed I get anxious. I get overwhelmed when I’ve an excessive amount of to do, and as a substitute of doing it- I freeze. All productiveness goes out the window & I can’t get something completed besides the stuff that doesn’t have to get completed (like organizing underneath the sink in the midst of the day). When taking my microdosing- nothing feels “too massive”.
Issues that may usually bug me, don’t. To do lists are extra of a problem than a process I’m dreading doing. I discover that my anxiousness is a lot much less, I’m much less reactive & emotional, and I’m able to get SO MUCH MORE DONE & completed higher than if I wasn’t microdosing. I’m extra inventive, I really feel extra sharp, and I simply really feel like if that is what individuals with out anxiousness really feel like on the daily- HOLY SH*T, it’s wonderful.
Q. Assets to be taught extra about it?
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