The average psilocybin microdose can range from 25mg to 250mg. Zoomies products range from 50mg to 350mg.
To start microdosing, take 1 capsules a day for 4 days with a 3 day break in between OR start slow with 1 capsule every 3 to 4 days. Some individuals find success with 2 days on 2 days off. You may need to experiment to find the dosing regimen best for you, as it can be dependent on schedule.
Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to begin, plan to start your microdosing protocol on a day when you have little to do, where you can be in a place that doesn’t trigger your anxiety. While the amount of psilocybin you’ll be taking will be sub-perceptual – meaning it is unlikely to affect you in a way that prevents you from going about your day-to-day – it may cause certain emotions or feelings to arise, and so it is best to be in a comfortable, safe place, where you can process these emotions in peace. Your environment and intention can have a profound impact on your experience. Some prefer to microdose at home, while others might find solace in nature.
Zoomies advises to take capsules on an empty stomach, preferably away from any caffeine. (Some microdosers find that, depending on the blend, the energy provided by the other supplements are enough to reduce their reliance on coffee or tea.) Eating around the time of your dose won’t completely nullify the effects, however, dosing with fattier foods will increase the length of time it takes for you to feel them.
Individuals who are taking SSRIs should leave a buffer of a minimum of three hours between a microdose and their medication.
Beyond spacing your dose away from food, caffeine, and medication, how you consume is up to you. Some individuals prefer to microdose in the morning, while others find they prefer to take it before bed. Others still consume two or three capsules per day to help keep their mood lifted and mind sharp.
Capsules are generally taken whole, however, if you decide that you would like to take a smaller dose, capsules can easily be opened up and dissolved in water, tea, juice, or over food.
Depending on your weight, you may require more than one capsule per day.
After the first few days of microdosing, your body will quickly build a tolerance to the mushrooms, and you’ll have a better idea of when to take them. Some individuals might find that after they build a tolerance to the mushrooms, they might require an increased dose. Others have found that after building a tolerance, they eventually become more sensitive to the mushrooms.
Listen to your body and, if you’re inclined, keep a journal to note the changes in the size of your dose, when you’re taking it, and how it is affecting you.
Once you’ve become comfortable with the protocol, you can safely integrate microdosing into your daily routine and lifestyle.