Microdosing Methods For Magic Truffles
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Microdosing Methods For Magic Truffles

3 min

Microdosing has been around for some time now, and you don't have to look far to find users singing its praises. When it comes to microdosing magic truffles, this sentiment is no different. Here we explore four popular microdosing schedules, and provide tips on how to optimise your microdosing experience.

Not just for bougie business types, microdosing magic truffles offers a bevy of possible benefits to all manner of individuals. Whether you're looking for a potential boost of energy, productivity, or focus, psilocybin-packed truffles have plenty in store for those looking to gain an edge without experiencing psychedelic effects. But how do you go about it? In this article, we break down various microdosing schedules for magic truffles.

Why microdose magic truffles?

Why Microdose Magic Truffles?

While we've already hinted at some possible benefits of microdosing magic truffles, why would you want to do it in the first place? Commonly, we think of magic truffles and mushrooms as providing a psychedelic experience. However, this is achieved when larger doses are consumed.

In smaller amounts, the effects of psilocybin are far less psychedelic, but offer an array of potential benefits that can provide a boost to everyday life. Of course, everyone's experience will differ, so some may find microdosing to be more effective for achieving a certain goal than others.

The idea of properly dosing psilocybin truffles might seem a bit daunting, but help is at hand. Not only does Zamnesia offer a dosage calculator to fine-tune your dose, but it's also possible to purchase dedicated microdosing packs with predetermined doses that are ready to use.

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Methods to microdose magic truffles

There are many schools of thought when it comes to microdosing magic truffles. You don't have to look far to find forums or articles expressing their definitive opinion on how and when to microdose. That being said, below we will examine four popular microdosing schedules, so you can determine which one best suits your needs and lifestyle.

4-3 method

Otherwise known as the Stamets protocol, named after the famous mycologist Paul Stamets, the 4-3 method involves taking a microdose over a period of four days, first thing in the morning, then taking three days off. The Stamets protocol also suggests combining psilocybin with lion's mane and vitamin B3 for possible additional wellness benefits. Users will continue taking lion's mane on days off when magic truffles aren't consumed. In terms of dosing, the typical amounts are as follows.

  • 0.5–1g of magic truffles
  • 50–200mg of lion's mane
  • 100–200mg of vitamin B3

1-1 method

The 1-1 method stipulates a “one day on, one day off” schedule. Arguably, this method is most appropriate for experienced microdosers. Typically, users will follow this regimen for around 4–8 weeks before taking a 2–4 week break, then starting again. This break is to allow the user’s tolerance to reset, as consuming magic truffles regularly with no significant rest period will result in diminishing effects. The dosing suggestion for this method is the same as the 4-3 method, but without the addition of lion's mane or vitamin B3.

  • 0.5–1g of magic truffles

7-7 method

The 7-7 method sees users taking a microdose of magic truffles for 7 days, followed by a 7-day break. Then the cycle restarts. This may not be a suitable practice for absolute beginners looking to get acquainted with the sensations that the truffles bring, but it’s potentially viable for those wanting to increase their focus and energy over the course of an entire week. Like the 4-3 method, many users combine their magic truffle dose with vitamin B3 and other, non-psychedelic mushrooms such as chaga, lion's mane, or reishi for extra benefits. A potential suggested dose is as follows.

  • 0.5–1g of magic truffles
  • 50–200mg of chaga (or other mushroom)
  • 100–200mg of vitamin B3

1-2 method

Last on our list is the 1-2 method. This microdosing schedule is ideal for beginners and is a widely popular method of consuming magic truffles. Otherwise known as the Fadiman protocol, named after the psychedelic industry pioneer James Fadiman, this method focuses on taking a microdose on the first day, then taking two days off before starting again. This schedule is maintained for 4–8 weeks, followed by a 2–4-week rest period. The dose is very much the same as the other methods we've mentioned.

• 0.5–1g of magic truffles

Tips on how to microdose magic truffles

As you can tell, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to microdosing magic truffles. Typically, a low microdose is considered to be around 0.25–0.50g for fresh truffles and 0.1g for dried. Conversely, a larger microdose sits at around 1–2g for fresh and 0.6g for dried. That said, those not well-versed in the effects of magic truffles may wish to err on the side of caution and start with lower doses to see how they react.

As a rule of thumb, many users will take their microdose in the morning, as any possible benefits, such as an increase in energy, may not be so welcome late in the evening. Be sure to take your first dose on a day when you are not working. This will allow you to experience any effects and dial in your dose a little more, if needed. Ensure that you stick to your chosen method's schedule for the allotted time frame, as this will allow you to keep track of your progress with each cycle. Speaking of tracking your progress, make sure to record any effects you feel in a dedicated journal.

Lastly, if you decide to go the dried truffle route, consider grinding them up and placing them in capsules to make for easy dosing! That said, if taking fresh truffles, you can also simply chew and swallow them. Thankfully, at Zamnesia, we offer pre-measured truffle microdosing packs, making dosing fresh truffles a breeze.

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Risk of microdosing truffles

Although magic truffles aren't addictive and do not produce severe adverse effects when taken, there are some potential risks involved with microdosing psilocybin, including:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

One of the most significant risks of microdosing truffles is taking too high of a dose, resulting in a much more intense experience than intended. As discussed, start off low and slow, and gradually increase the dose as you see fit.

Of course, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not partake in microdosing magic truffles. Furthermore, those with serious health conditions should consult with a medical professional before microdosing.

Experience microdosing for yourself

Experience Microdosing For Yourself

With so many possible benefits waiting to be explored, there's no denying the popularity of microdosing magic truffles. All that's left to do is to experience them for yourself. Simply pick a method that best suits your lifestyle, choose a magic truffle, and stick to the schedule. For all of your magic truffle and mushroom needs, head over to the Zamnesia store to get your pick of the finest grow kits, microdosing packs, and accessories.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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