What is Microdosing?

So, what Is Microdosing?

Microdosing is something that has become pretty popular amongst people who are looking to better or “find” themselves.

So, what is microdosing? Essentially, all you do is take a tiny amount of a psychedelic drug — in this case, magic mushrooms — regularly. The idea is to take it so you can go about your day to day life feeling a little more creative, focused, aware and productive.

Now you can answer your burning “what is microdosing?” question, let us dive into how to do it properly.

The Potential Benefits of Microdosing

Microdosing psychedelic mushrooms have been proven to bring many benefits to people’s lives — especially for those who live with mental health issues. These advantages include:

  • Reducing depression, anxiety and PTSD
  • Helping with addiction
  • Reducing ADD/ADHD symptoms
  • Reducing effects from mood disorders
  • Boosting energy, productivity and focus
  • Increasing creativity and empathy
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving leadership skills and athletic coordination

How to Microdose Effectively With Psilocybin Mushrooms

It’s best to use dry mushrooms. So, start by dehydrating your chosen strain and then grind them into a fine powder. This will ensure you can weigh it out accurately.

For your first microdose, take 0.1 gram of the powder. From here, you can adjust it to suit you.

Make sure to stop when you feel significant changes (increased drowsiness is the main one you’ll notice if you take a dose that is a bit too big). If you find yourself here, dial it down a tad — this is your perfect psychedelic mushroom microdose size.

You can use any strain of mushroom you like. Commonly, beginners will use one of the following:

  • Psilocybe cubensis
  • Psilocybe semilanceata
  • Psilocybe azurecens
  • Psilocybe cyanescens
  • Panaeolus

Whichever one you choose, make sure you understand how much psilocybin is in it and adapt your microdose as appropriate.

We would suggest filling up some empty capsules with specifically weighed out capsules. Throughout your regime, you must maintain an even consumption and the capsules will are the best weigh to do this. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the nasty taste!

However, you can brew some magic mushroom tea if you prefer. Just dissolve your correct dose into boiling water and add some sugar (optional, but it will taste great).


Once you’re all finished preparing your mushrooms for your microdosing schedule, you’re ready to learn how often you should be taking it!

Typically, you should follow a “once every three days” type of affair. So, consume your dose on the first day and then do not take it on day two or three. On day four, you can ingest your next dose.

If you stick to this, you will mitigate the risk of overdosing and journeying into psychedelic experiences you might not be ready for.


About Morgan Vargas

Morgan Vargas, a writer at Top Shelf Shrooms, explores the vast world of psychedelics with enthusiasm and creativity. His passion lies in unearthing the potential of these substances for mental health and trauma recovery. Drawing inspiration from the works of renowned mycologists, Terence McKenna and Paul Stamets, Vargas seeks to demystify the psychedelic realm through his insightful writings.

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