Did you know you can microdose magic mushrooms or truffles with cocoa? The Aztecs already knew for a long time that cacao has special properties and they also used it in combination with psychoactive mushrooms. We Westerners are also discovering more and more the power of these two natural products. They have a beneficial effect on our brains and therefore on our mood and cognitive skills.
Cocoa and microdosing truffles bring out the best in each other. The Aztecs called the psychoactive mushrooms teonanacátl, which means meat of the Gods. The official name of cocoa is theobroma cacao. That means food from the gods. Both substances can work synergistically with each other. Cocoa helps open the heart and the magic truffles the mind.
What are the effects of microdosing and cocoa?
First we will briefly explain what microdosing entails. Simply put, you take a very small dose of a psychedelic drug, like psilocybin. This is the substance found in magic mushrooms and truffles. Microdosing is becoming more and more famous lately, as it becomes clear that this way of administering a psychoactive substance can have health benefits. Microdosing can help with concentration, reduce anxiety and generally feel better about yourself.
Psilocybin has an effect on the brain, it can influence the serotonin receptors. If you eat really pure cocoa, it will also affect your mood. Cacao is an MAO inhibitor, which means that less serotonin will be broken down. It is well known that cocoa can make you feel happy and promote feelings of happiness.
Combining microdosing and cocoa
If you take your microdose together with pure cacao, then you must assume that cacao will increase the effect of the psilocybin. So it might be necessary to lower your daily dose a little. The combination of cocoa with psilocybin helps us to be more in touch with our emotions. You can feel them more clearly, whether that’s joy, fear or frustration. But your understanding of your emotions is greater and if you observe and accept them, you can learn from them and grow. Cocoa, of course, is not a psychoactive substance, but it does deepen the effect of the microdose.
There is another benefit to eating (or drinking) cocoa at the same time with microdosing. Cocoa can promote the absorption of active substances by the body. This food of the Gods contains natural fats and stimulates the blood circulation, both properties ensuring a better absorption of psilocybin.
Cocoa and psilocybin: a long history
Cacao has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples of Central and South America. It is considered a healing medicine. It is therefore rich in minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and antioxidants. Cocoa is nutritious for the body and can have a cleansing effect on the liver and kidneys. But the Maya didn’t just see it as food. It was a substance that could help them get closer to the Gods.
However, it was not meant for the normal man (or woman) in the street. It was the shamans or priests who took cocoa and psilocybin to get in touch with the Gods. They took advantage of the powers of cocoa and psilocybin to better receive and interpret messages from the other world. The tradition of using both substances at the same time still exists.
The best way to microdose with cocoa
If you want to start microdosing, you can easily do so with the convenient ready-made packages of Microdosing XL. Each microdose is individually wrapped, so you always know exactly how much you’re taking. Take a look in our shop to order them.
Combining with cocoa can be done in various ways. However, the idea is to take chocolate that is as pure as possible. So not the sweetened milk chocolate from the supermarket, which contains too low a percentage of cocoa. You can buy chocolate bars with a cacao content of 70% or higher. Or choose the raw chocolate, which contains 90 to 99%% cocoa. Eat a piece of chocolate after your microdose or make a nice chocolate milk, by dissolving the chocolate in (vegetable) milk.
Microdosing with cocoa
One last tip that can be helpful. You may be sensitive to chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa. You may experience gastrointestinal distress. That’s why it can also be a good idea to microdose pure cacao. This allows your body to get used to the substance. Microdosing may allow you to use pure cacao after a while. In addition, it may just be that cocoa also gains extra properties by taking a very small dose of it. It is food of the Gods and therefore could teach us something important.