We discussed mushroom microdosing here on The Psilocybe Philosophy blog about a year ago. Since then there are more and more questions on the best mushroom strains to microdose. Longtime readers will remember the post, which asked whether or not microdosing psilocybe can make you more creative even if it’s not one of the best mushroom strains. The answer, for some very interesting neurological reasons, was yes – generally speaking. Here’s an up-to-date microdosing mushrooms guide on mushroom strains and effects.
Microdosing Mushrooms – Microdosing Mushrooms Guide
Since publishing that post, psilocybe microdosing seems to have exploded in popularity. Even mainstream news outlets are discussing the practice, with everyone from athletes to stay-at-home moms chiming in about their undeniably positive and in some cases even transformative experiences. That’s a good sign for psilocybe advocates, because even a few years ago talking about how to microdose mushrooms would never have been discussed so openly.
In light of these recent events, we decided to revisit the topic. In today’s post, we’ll explore some of the following including topics such as what’s the best mushroom strain for microdosing options.
Microdosing Different Mushroom Strains And Perspective
- Why mushroom microdosing has become so popular
- How many mushroom grams are generally in a microdose
- Why Golden Teacher mushrooms are a good choice for microdising
- How to microdose with B+ and why some people like it
- For good measure, a third microdosing psilocybe strain: PES Amazonian
You can also read and learn more about some of the strongest or most potent special mushroom strains you’ll find available online or in our spore store.
Why Microdose Psilocybe Mushrooms in the First Place?
Microdosing psilocybe mushrooms involves consuming a very small amount of the compound in jurisdictions where doing so is legal. The dosage is so small that the microdoser doesn’t experience the full spectrum of a special experience depending upon how you’re microdosing psilocybe mushrooms and the amount consumed – in fact, they should feel more or less completely “normal” (a baseline state).
The impact of microdosing mushrooms is thus described to be subperceptual and sometimes calming. The idea is to gain some of the benefits of psilocybe without having a full-on special experience. Microdosing advocates report feelings of calm, emotional balance, reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and boosted empathy by staying within guidelines on the best way to microdose mushrooms.
Mushroom Microdosing Dosage, in Grams – What is a “Micro” Dose Anyway?
A microdose of psilocybe mushrooms is generally considered to be any dosage falling somewhere between 1/10th and 1/30th of a typical special experience inducing dose. Since many psilocybe advocates report having an active pyschedelic experience (that is, one that may involve changes in sensory perception, hallucinations, and so on) at about 3 grams per microdosing mushrooms dosage, a beginner microdoser may try taking 1/30th of that amount, or 0.1 grams. Some microdosers report better results with slightly more, up to 0.3 grams. Microdosers need to know how to microdose mushrooms safely.
Golden Teacher Microdosing: One of the Most Popular Psilocybe Mushroom Strains
Golden Teacher spores syringe cultivation can generate a very popular mushroom strain for microdosing. That’s because Golden Teacher, where legal, is widely available – but also because this psilocybe mushroom strain is well known for its mild effects. Since it has a low-yet-consistent concentration of psilocybe, it’s less likely that one would accidentally take too much. Remember, the point of microdosing is to have a subperceptual experience; the microdoser shouldn’t have an active special experience. For this level of dosage control, Golden Teacher is an ideal choice as one of the best mushroom strains for microdosing.
Reliable, Consistent, and Mild: The B+ Mushroom Strain for Microdosing
Similar to Golden Teacher, the reason microdosers often prefer to use the B+ psilocybe cubensis spores strain is thanks to its generally mild effects. It isn’t a highly concentrated psilocybe strain (unlike, say, if you were to microdose Penis Envy or our very own Hero crossbreed mushroom strain).
The B+ mushroom strain for microdosing use has been consistently popular because this strain is often associated with feelings of calm and serenity, even with “active” (higher) doses. This, of course, isn’t true for everyone. A big part of microdosing effectively is finding the dosage and strain that works best for you personally, where legally allowed.
Is the PES Amazonian Mushroom Strain Good for Microdosing?
The Amazonian psilocybe mushroom strain is sometimes suggested for microdosing. As with any strain, it really comes down to the preferences of the individual. This particular strain tends to be considered a bit more exotic and is prized by mycologists and researchers alike for its very large fruiting bodies (mushrooms) and aggressive colonization characteristics. Microscopists interested in seeing why a fungi has these features at maturity in the wild also have a great time studying its spores.
But does that make Amazonian cubensis spores a good candidate for microdosing? Advocates believe that it is because, like Golden Teacher and B+, the Amazonian strain isn’t as highly concentrated with psilocybe as other mushroom strains. In the next section, we’ll describe why this is a desirable trait.
Other Microdosing Mushroom Strain Suggestions
As you’ve learned, one of the features a mushroom strain for microdosing should generally have is a lower or “milder” concentration of psilocybe—more isn’t always better! A lower concentration will allow microdosers to more accurately take the right amount of the mushroom.
Where to Buy Mushroom Spores Online Legally
While microdosing mushrooms might be illegal in your area, studying psilocybe mushroom spores probably isn’t—amateur microscopists around the country enjoy studying psilocybe mushroom spores in 47 of the 50 states.
Cultivating mushrooms is illegal nearly everywhere. The only state with an exception to this rule is New Mexico, where growing mushrooms is legal as long as they aren’t dried or preserved in any way. This, of course, makes New Mexico a very popular destination for psilocybe microdosing advocates.
Having said that, it’s worth noting that the only states which prohibit the sale and possession of psilocybe spores are California, Georgia, and Idaho. If you don’t live in one of those areas, you can safely and legally buy mushroom spores online for research purposes from our Denver, Colorado company. To help you build out your home lab, we also carry a wide variety of high quality microscopy equipment.
➢ And of course you always want to know how to avoid a bad trip on mushrooms.