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Micro dose (0.05-0.25g)

People often microdose magic mushrooms to experience the positive emotional and mental effects of magic mushrooms without hallucinating. You can read more about microdosing here, but generally, you can expect to feel these effects: 

  • Mood enhancement
  • Improvement in creative thinking & increased creativity
  • Increased empathy and sociability
  • Increased awareness of the physical body

 

Mini dose (0.25-0.75g) 

A mini dose is the stepping stone between microdosing, in which you won’t feel any hallucinogenic effects, and dosing to the extent that you will have a clearly defined come-up, peak, and decrease of the effects of the psilocybin you’ve ingested. If you decide to mini-dose, expect to feel: 

  • Mild euphoria and increased excitement with a clear mood enhancement
  • Enhanced senses, coupled with a mild to moderate increase in feelings of connectedness with the world around you
  • Increase in sensitivity to light
  • Possible mild visual hallucinations

 

Museum dose (0.75-1.5g)

A museum dose is named for the fact that by dosing between 0.75-1.5g of magic mushrooms, you’ll feel enough effects to know that you’ve taken magic mushrooms, but they won’t be strong enough to make you want to stay home in a safe space. A museum dose is a good dose to take if you’re interested in feeling the effects of magic mushrooms, but want to be able to explore the outside world with your new psilocybin-impacted perspective, especially with friends. You can expect to feel: 

  • A clear come-up, peak, and come-down to your trip
  • A strong body high
  • Enhanced senses, usually coupled with a sense of euphoria, excitement, and/or feelings of wonder about yourself and the world around you
  • Sensitivity to light, as you’ll experience a somewhat strong pupil dilation
  • Hallucinations such as time dilation or constriction (loss or gain of sense of time), strange physical sensations, and open and closed-eye visual patterns and auras

 

Moderate dose (2-3.5g)

Moderate doses, although called moderate, may be too much for a first time magic mushroom trip, unless you’re planning to trip and to trip hard. Moderate dose trips are the quintessential hallucinogenic trip that you’ve most likely seen, heard, or read about in TV shows, movies, and other pieces of popular media. For these trips, you should plan to stay home if you’re by yourself, or in a safe space, either indoor or outdoors, if you’re planning on tripping with friends. These trips can last anywhere from 6-10 hours. You can expect: 

  • A strong come up, peak, and come-down to your trip
  • A strong body high and mental high with clear amplification of emotions, good and bad
  • Difficulty with cognitive tasks
  • Widely dilated pupils and strong sensitivity to light
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Clear physical, auditory, and/or visual hallucinations

 

Mega dose (5.0g or higher)

Mega dose trips are not for people new to taking magic mushrooms. These types of trips are usually reserved for magic mushroom veterans, people looking for spiritual journeys, and people looking to test their own emotional and mental limits; oftentimes, mega dose trips can last anywhere from 6 to upwards of 12 hours. Having a friend, family member, or partner to act as a “sitter,” someone sober who can keep an eye on you, is recommended. A mega dose trip will cause you to feel: 

  • Compromísed motor function
  • Intense amplification of emotions, mood, and physical sensations
  • Intense physical, auditory, and visual hallucinations
  • A loss of sense of time
  • Intense sensitivity to light

How to use Magic Mushrooms

Magic mushrooms need to be ingested for the effects of psilocybin, the naturally occurring hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, to occur. This means that regardless of the method in which you take magic mushrooms, they need to be able to interact with your digestive system. Because of this, smoking or vaping mushrooms is out of the question.

The most common methods that people ingest magic mushrooms are by simply eating dried magic mushrooms, consuming liquid psilocybin, or by brewing dried mushrooms into a tea. At Zoomies Canada, we like to make ordering magic mushrooms online as easy as possible, which is why we stock a variety of not only raw dried magic mushrooms, but professionally crafted and third party tested teas, powders, and liquid psilocybin capsules, so that you don’t have to worry about brewing your own teas or trying to isolate psilocybin yourself.

Simply eating dried magic mushrooms can be less-than-palatable for some people, because, let’s be honest, who goes out of their way to eat dried raw mushrooms as a snack? Classic ways to eat magic mushrooms without choking them down include: 

  • Adding your magic mushrooms dose to a handful of trail mix or your favourite chocolate (M&M’s are popular for this!)
  • Putting your favourite topping on toast, and then putting your dose of magic mushrooms on a slice or two
  • Adding your dose of magic mushrooms to a slice of pizza

Now that we’ve covered how to take magic mushrooms, let’s talk about how to use magic mushrooms to achieve your desired result. Although you’re obviously here because you want to experience the hallucinogenic effects of magic mushrooms, different people use magic mushrooms to achieve different levels of these effects. Let’s take a look at the effects of magic mushrooms by dose to help you decide which dosage makes the most sense for you. 

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