If you want to use microdosing, it is best to use a microdosing routine. This is a schedule that tells you when to take a microdose. It is not always wise to microdose every day for a longer period of time, because tolerance can occur. A schedule or routine gives you something to hold on to. There are several schedules to choose from.
Why use a microdosing routine?
Using a routine for microdosing psychedelic drugs, gives you a guideline to follow. It is wise to stick to this. There are several reasons for this:
- To avoid tolerance
- To properly observe the effect of microdosing
- To give your body time to recover
Several routines have been established. The best known is from james Fadiman, who has done a lot of research on microdosing. His schedule alternates rest days with microdosing days. He indicates that these rest days are necessary in order to be able to observe the differences between days on which you take a dose and days on which you do not.
Whatever schedule you choose, after 1 or 2 months of microdosing you should take at least 2 to 4 weeks of rest. This will prevent you from building up tolerance.
Tips for microdosing
Tip 1: What to microdose with?
Microdosing can be done with all psychedelic substances, for example magic mushrooms, truffles, cannabis or LSD. For magic mushrooms and truffles this works best when they are dried. In our webshop you will find ready-made packages of magic truffles for easy microdosing.
Tip 2: Take a small dose
If you want to get more out of your day, take your dose preferably in the morning and make sure you don’t take too much. The first time it is better to take a dose that is too small, than one that is too large. Make sure you have that day off and take the time to observe what the microdose does to you. The dose should be just right, so that you feel the effect, but not so strong that you can no longer function. If you notice that you are getting sleepy (which usually doesn’t happen), take your dose in the evening. If you took too little and don’t feel a thing, don’t take a second dose, but take a little more the next time you microdose.
Tip 4: Too high a dose
Do you feel uncomfortable with the dose you took, was it too strong, then it is advisable to try to relax as much as possible. Try meditating or taking a walk in nature.
Tip 5: Write down what you are experiencing
It can be helpful to take notes on how you feel. You will then get a clearer view of what the microdosing routine is doing to you. Especially in the first few weeks, you may notice a difference between the days you take something and the days you don’t and be more aware of the positive changes.
Overview of microdosing routines
Routine by James Fadiman
Fadiman’s scheme is widely used. It is assumed that you take a microdose every three or four days. For convenience, you can also opt for 2 fixed days per week. Follow this schedule for 4 to 8 weeks and then take at least 2 weeks of rest.
You take your microdose (preferably on a day off) and experience the effect.
Transition day: on the second day you do not take a microdose. The dose from the day before still has effect.
This is a normal day or a non-microdosing day. Even now you do not take a dose, so that you can feel the difference with the previous days. This day is also meant to prevent your body from becoming tolerant to the drug.
The fourth day you take another microdose. You will have to decide whether to take more or less than last time, or keep the dose the same. It is important that you find the “sweet spot”: exactly the dose that makes you feel optimal.
Every other day routine
Some people benefit more from a routine where you take a microdose every other day. Especially if you suffer from chronic symptoms, such as depression, migraines or ADHD, this may work better than the Fadiman routine. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor first if you have mental complaints, especially if you are on medication. Even if you take very small amounts of a psychedelic, it will affect your mood and can interact with medications. Again, apply this schedule for 4 to 8 weeks and then take at least 2 weeks of rest.
Every other day routine:
- Day 1: Microdose
- Day 2: Rest day
- Day 3: Microdose
- Day 4: Rest day
Continue in the same way.
Microdosing on feeling/intuition
This routine (although it’s not really a routine) is based on your own feelings. It is especially suitable for people who have been following James Fadiman’s routine for some time. They rely more on their gut to determine when they need a dose. For people who have no experience this way is less suitable. It’s best to first get a good understanding of what microdosing does to you.