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The Dosing Guide To Magic Mushrooms

From micro dose to hero dose and everything in between. We discuss the average intake of shrooms and the effects you may experience at each level.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
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The Micro Dose (0.05 to 0.25g)

Micro dosing involves ingesting small amounts on a schedule to gain positive emotional and mental benefits without the hallucinations. Those who choose to micro dose typically experience the following effects:

  • An increase in your awareness of and being “tuned in to” your physical body
  • An increase in the ability to relate or empathize with others, and an interest in socializing
  • A creative boost. An improved ability to think creatively
  • A general elevation of mood. A positive outlook

The Mini Dose (0.25 to 0.75g)

Mini dosing is a slight step beyond micro dosing. People who mini dose don’t intend to feel any hallucinogenic effects, but they do push it closer to that level. Essentially, you should expect to feel a more “elevated” experience. Mini dosing should produce these effects:

  • The possibility of mild visual hallucinations
  • A distinct elevation in mood, reaching an exciting, albeit mild, euphoria
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Heightened sensory awareness and a general feeling of connectedness

The Beginner Psychedelic Dose (0.75 to 2g)

Medium dosing allows the user to venture out and enjoy the effects of psilocybin while exploring the world on the other side of the door, or enjoying the company of friends, instead of staying inside, safely at home. This dose is enough to decidedly notice that you have consumed magic mushrooms and that it has altered your perspective of the outside world. With a museum dose you can expect:

  • Hallucinations to the extent that your sense of time is altered, fairly odd physical sensations are felt, and visual patters such as auras can be seen with your eyes either opened or closed
  • Light sensitivity due to strong pupil dilation
  • An initial rush or peak, before it levels off into the trip
  • A fairly significant physical, or body high
  • A Euphoric enhancement of the senses, and excitement and wonder about the world and your place in it

The Moderate Classic Dose (2 to 3.5g)

Moderate dosing is a bit of a misnomer. If you are a less experienced user of magic mushrooms, the experience may not be all that moderate for you. It is a trip that some may not be ready to take. Moderate dose trips are a definite hallucinogenic experience, and one should prepare themselves for that, instead of getting caught by surprise. This is the classic “through the looking glass” experience. So, find a safe place, If that’s at home by yourself, perfect. If you have a safe beautiful, quiet spot outside, perfect. This dose can last for 6 to 10 hours and also produce the following effects:

  • A substantial initial peak before settling into the trip
  • An amplification of good and bad emotions (experienced “tripsters” fare better here)
  • A strong physical response or body high
  • Challenged by cognitive tasks
  • Highly sensitive to light due to pupil dilation
  • Decided feelings of euphoria
  • Distinct hallucinations that affect the auditory, visual, or general physical senses

The Psychedelic Journey (3.5g to 5g)

At the level the psychedelic effects become highly pronounced and the experience can be really intense depending on the mushroom strain. This is the classic phase were hallucinations are possible. Consuming magic mushrooms at this dose it becomes crucial that you have experience, proper preparation and that you are in and surrounded by a supportive environment.

  • A substantial initial peak before settling into the trip
  • An amplification of good and bad emotions (experienced “tripsters” fare better here)
  • A strong physical response or body high
  • Challenged by cognitive tasks
  • Highly sensitive to light due to pupil dilation
  • Decided feelings of euphoria
  • Distinct hallucinations that affect the auditory, visual, or general physical senses

The Hero Dose (5.0g or higher)

The Hero dose for experienced consumers and is not intended for the freshly initiated and not for the faint of heart. This should be considered the deeper dive, or more of a journey into another reality. This experience tests mental and emotional limits and can last up to 6 to 10 hours. We recommend that you ask a trusted friend to act as a “trip sitter”, someone that can hang out and monitor your well-being. This is a time that you don’t want to be operating a motorized vehicle. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • A high level of sensitivity to light
  • A lack of awareness, or sense of time
  • Hallucinations affecting your visual, auditory, and other physical senses
  • A significant elevation or amplification of emotions, moods, and physical reactions
  • Motor functions become compromised

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