Microdosing is the practice of ingesting small doses of a substance to garner functional positive effects.
Here at Faded, we believe microdosing is one of the most exciting parts of this new industry. The same way that CBD allowed the cannabis industry to appeal to a wider range of demographics, microdosing psilocybin is gaining more and more popularity. This is because it is safe and manageable, and the practice can fit into daily and weekly routines.
Microdosing psychedelics is popular for a number of reasons. Some of the widely reported effects include:
- Increased productivity
- Increased motivation
- Decreased social anxiety
- Increased social engagement
- Increase in mood
- Increased awareness
- Increased spiritual connection
Our microdose products
We carry 4 different microdose blends at this time. Each blend is suited for a particular mindset. Each product’s psychoactive ingredient is Golden Teachers psilocybe, however each also contains substances we call “adaptogens”. Adaptogens are substances which work in synergy to provide a well-rounded set of effects. An example of a commonly used adaptogen is Lion’s Mane mushroom. We use it in our Elevate blend, and its effects offer a clear focus and calm sense of motivation.
Microdosing psychedelics became quite popular in the last five years in the technology culture of Silicon Valley, California. Coders and avid tech workers who work long, strenuous hours found that microdosing helps them perform at a higher level, both in terms of output as well as creativity. This movement is quite commonplace with substances like LSD, psilocybin and other forms of psychedelic substances.
Let’s talk about dosing
Dosing is always of utmost importance to a good experience. First, always start low and slow. We offer microdose blends ranging from 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 350 mg per capsule. Each bottle comes with 30 capsules.
To put it in perspective, the common “dose” that you may have heard of if you have tried psilocybin mushrooms in the past is anywhere from 1-3 grams for your first time. This is far too high! The ideal way to start is 50 – 100 mg, which is 1/10th of a gram. Take one capsule and wait for about an hour to perceive the effects. The goal of microdosing is not to be overwhelmed by the effects, but rather to notice them in a very subtle sense. Maybe you’re more focused and content doing the small menial tasks of your work than you usually are. Perhaps you feel a little extra spark of motivation or zest for life. Some report colours are a little brighter than normal, or a feeling of hyper tuned senses. If any of these are occurring, the microdose is working!