If you want to use microdosing, it is best to go for dried substances. This makes it possible to work very accurately, which is important. In this article you can read what you need to microdosage, from the amount of mushrooms or truffles to capsules to take your microdoses with.
What do you need for microdosing?
The most common psychedelics used for microdosing are magic mushrooms and truffles. You can use them fresh, but dried allows you to work more accurately. Then you can be sure that you are getting an equal dose of the drug each time. We are of course talking about psilocybe, the substance that (in normal quantities) has a mind-altering effect. By microdosing, you are ingesting such a small amount that you will notice the benefits, but it will not have a negative impact on your functioning.
The minimum you need are magic mushrooms or truffles. Whether you want to go for one or the other is a personal choice. They both contain psilocybin, but magic mushrooms have a stronger effect. You’ll also need:
- Accurate scale (up to 1/10th of a gram)
- Coffee grinder or grinder (for grinding)
- Capsules for dosing
Microdosing with truffles
Truffles are part of the mycelium network of magic mushrooms. They are hardened pieces of this mycelium, which also contain psilocybin. There are different kinds of magic mushrooms that produce truffles. If you don’t react so well to one species, you can always opt for another.
A microdose of magic truffles:
Dried truffles: 0,2 to 1 gram
Fresh truffles: 0,5 to 2 grams
You can microdose with fresh truffles, but the disadvantage is that they do not stay good for very long. Dried truffles have the advantage that they keep for a long time in a sealed jar or container. And it’s easier to dose accurately. Each truffle can contain a different amount of psilocybin. If you grind and mix them, you will always get a consistent strength.
If you want to dry truffles, proceed as follows: Cut the truffles into thin slices. This way the truffles dry the fastest and that is important to prevent mold. Place a clean tea towel on your work surface and let them dry on it. You can use a fan, but you don’t have to. Be careful when using a heat source: psilocybin will lose its potency from a temperature of 225 degrees. If you want to use an oven, don’t set it higher than 40 degrees. Do not let the truffles dry in the sun, this will also cause a loss of active ingredients.
Let the truffles dry until they are bone dry. Only then will all the moisture be gone. This will take at least three days. Now use a coffee grinder or a grinder to grind the dry truffles. Now it’s time to measure out your microdose. Get the scale and use capsules to put the powder in. On average you can assume a dose that lies between 0.2 and 0.8 grams.
Compiling your own microdoses is quite a bit of work. If you don’t have the time or inclination, microdosing truffles make it easy for you. One package contains 6 microdoses of magic truffles, pre-packaged and ready to use. You don’t have to worry about it.
Besides magic mushrooms and truffles there are other substances that can be used for microdosing, like iboga, LSD and mescaline. However, these are used less frequently, but the principle is the same.