Discover the Positive Effects of Microdosing with Truffles and Mushrooms

9 Feb 2024 | Plant medicijnen

Magic mushrooms and truffles have a long history of indigenous use, especially in ancient Mesoamerican cultures like the Aztecs and Maya, where they were considered sacred and referred to as the “Holy Children.” Today, more and more people are exploring the benefits of microdosing with psilocybin for well-being, creativity, and mental clarity.

What is Microdosing with Truffles and Mushrooms?

Do you want to explore the wonderful world of microdosing with truffles and psilocybin mushrooms? Below, I provide insights into how to microdose with psilocybin, the positive effects, and answer common questions.

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Psilocybin and Its Benefits

Psilocybin, the natural psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms and truffles, is known for its psychedelic effects. However, microdosing with truffles and mushrooms is an emerging practice aimed at promoting well-being and creativity without the hallucinogenic effects. Positive effects may include increased creativity, improved focus, emotional well-being, increased energy, and inner insights.

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How to Microdose with Truffles and Mushrooms

Truffles come in vacuum packaging and should be consumed fresh on an empty stomach. You consume approximately 0.25 to 2-3 grams.
For mushrooms, they should be dried first and then ground to ensure consistent psilocybin concentration. Then you can take the powder, make capsules, or create a tincture. The amount ranges from 0.05 to 0.4 grams of powder, and the number of drops depends on the strength of your tincture.

Protocols

Microdosing with truffles and mushrooms is often done according to a schedule or protocol, which includes 1 to 3 rest days between doses. Below are different protocols:

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Difference Between Truffles and Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms and truffles contain psychoactive compounds, with psilocybin being the most important, which is converted into psilocin in the body. Truffles, also known as sclerotia, are underground structures of certain mushrooms. They grow underground and can develop into magic mushrooms under the right conditions. However, truffles often continue to grow underground as a self-protective mechanism.

In the Netherlands, truffles are legal, while magic mushrooms are not. However, mushroom grow kits are legal. It’s important to note:

    • Truffles can generally cause more side effects, such as nausea, headaches, and irritability.
    • Truffles are vacuum-sealed and have a shelf life of about 3 months. Once opened, they should be consumed within 2-3 days. Mushroom powder has a longer shelf life.

Differences with Other Plant Medicines

Truffles and mushrooms grow in or directly from the ground, giving them grounding energy. They keep you firmly rooted in the earth. This is in contrast to, for example, de caapi van de ayahuasca which grows towards the sky. Mushrooms are often called “the Children” because of their playful, no-nonsense energy. You’ll get a lot done with truffles and mushrooms. There’s also a lot of action in truffles and mushrooms. They literally connect you to the here and now, pushing obsessive thoughts, worries, and fears into the background. You think less and do more. They provide you with determination. At the same time, they are a natural plant medicine that provides gentleness and relaxation, suitable for introspection. This is different from, for example, 1P-LSD which is semi-synthetic. If you want to enhance your focus, concentration, and productivity in a gentle way, then truffles or mushrooms are your ideal microdosing partners.

The Importance of Guidance

Guidance is essential for a safe and effective microdosing experience. A microdosing coach or therapist can help you find your sweet spot quickly, tailor your protocol to your specific needs, and provide a loving mirror for challenges and issues. The Microdosing Coach offers various forms of guidance to support you on this path.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Microdosing with Psilocybin

Do you have questions after reading these FAQs? Feel free to ask!

What is the appropriate dosage?

Truffles between 0.25 – 3 grams.

Mushrooms between 0.05 and 0.4 grams of dried mushroom powder.

    Is microdosing with psilocybin legal?

    Truffles are legal in the European Union when consumed fresh. They are illegal if dried or processed in any way.

    Mushroom grow kits are legal. The sale of mushrooms is illegal.

    Are there foods or drinks that should not be consumed while microdosing?

    In principle, you can eat and drink anything. The healthier, the better. It is recommended to avoid alcohol, and regarding coffee, opinions vary. Some people tolerate it well, while others do not. Furthermore, it is best to abstain from other plant medicines or drugs. The use of other plant medicines can have risks, such as the risk of a “trip.” Substances enhance each other.

    Can you drive while microdosing?

    The use of psychedelics, including microdosing with substances like psilocybin from mushrooms or truffles, can affect cognitive functions and have unpredictable effects. Driving under the influence of psychedelics is generally strongly discouraged due to potential road safety risks. This also applies to microdosing.

    Can you microdose while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Although many people around the world practice microdosing during pregnancy or breastfeeding, there is still limited research on it. Therefore, it is not recommended. There is insufficient information on how microdosing may affect the (unborn) baby. What may be a very small amount for us can be a lot for a baby. It can affect brain development and motor development. In the case of breastfeeding, it remains in your blood for too long to work around it by pumping milk or any other method.

    Why are breaks between cycles necessary? Can't you microdose year-round?
    1. To prevent tolerance. If you were to microdose continuously, you would quickly build up tolerance and no longer experience the effects of microdosing.

    2. Because we don’t know the long-term effects of microdosing. There is still insufficient research on this. Various psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin, LSD, and caapi, act on serotonin receptors, which are also present in our heart valves. In the past, drugs with a similar effect, such as methysergide, were withdrawn from the market because they caused heart valve abnormalities or fibrous scar tissue on the heart valves after prolonged use. Although research is still insufficient and the risk is low, it is important to respect the breaks.

    Can I start microdosing on my own?

    You can purchase microdosing products and start on your own. However, if you are microdosing for a specific condition or taking medication, supervision is essential. But guidance always adds value.

    A microdosing professional has deep knowledge of microdosing and can help you find your sweet spot quickly, assist you in tailoring your protocol to your specific needs and goals, allowing you to experience the desired effects more rapidly.

    An experienced guide can ensure a safe and structured approach, taking into account health, potential interactions, and appropriate dosages.

    During microdosing, you may touch certain emotional layers or wounds. An experienced coach or therapist can provide emotional support and offer tools to address these situations.

    A guide can help you keep track of your experiences, which is valuable for assessing effectiveness and adjusting your approach if necessary.

    A microdosing professional can assist you in integrating insights and lessons from microdosing, turning it into not only a temporary but a step towards lasting and continuous transformation.

    And sometimes, a coach or therapist can also be a motivator to stay focused on your goals and keep doing it!

    Are there risks associated with microdosing with truffles and mushrooms?

    In general, classic psychedelics like magic mushrooms or truffles, LSD, and DMT are among the safest drugs. They are even safer than alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco. These substances are not addictive in the traditional sense. You cannot develop physical dependence on them. But like with anything, it’s important not to overdo it. Psychedelics can make you feel very good, something we all want. Therefore, they should be seen as a powerful but temporary tool.

    People with bipolar disorder may benefit from microdosing during the depressive phase but should avoid microdosing during a manic phase as mania can be intensified.

    In individuals with anxiety, microdosing can intensify anxiety. And in people with symptoms of paranoia, paranoia and suspicion can increase. You can also check out this information from the Global Commission on Drug Policy.