Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that activates serotonin receptors in the brain, affecting mood, cognition and perception. Ensuring you are taking the correct dosage for psilocybin is key to having desirable effects. Mushrooms come in many forms and doses, but it’s important you choose the right dose for you.
Before we go into some guidance on dosage, let’s look at the benefits and side effects of mushrooms, so we know what to expect depending on dosage:
Benefits of Psilocybin:
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Increase relaxation
- Improves creativity
- Not naturally addictive
- Creates peacefulness
Possible Negative Side Effects of Psilocybin
The positive and less desirable effects listed above are dependent on the individual and the dosage taken. To feel the benefits of psilocybin, follow our dosage guide carefully to ensure you are using the right dosage for you.
Our Mushroom Dosage Guide
Microdosing: 0.2 – 0.5 g
Microdosing a small amount of psilocybin will allow you to function normally throughout your day, yet feel small benefits of the substance, from a boost in creativity, to a more relaxed feeling.
Happy Vibes: 0.5 – 1 g
If you’re wanting more than a subtle boost, consider taking between 0.5 and 1g of psilocybin. This dosage has been described as gently floating on clouds, so a good option for relaxing with friends or a small party.
Great Vibes: 1 – 2 g
A dosage of 1-2g can provide a great body high, and a true psychedelic experience. This is a good option for a beginner who is ready to experience a real high. If you opt for this dosage, ensure you are in the right environment and surrounded by people you trust.
Psychedelic Trip: 2 – 3 g
This is the dosage for a classic psychedelic trip you’ve been told about before. You may encounter a body and mind high, which can prompt an out-of-body experience. This is a recommended dosage for those who have experienced a psychedelic high previously. Just like our Great Vibes dosage, we would always recommend ensuring you are in the correct environment and with trusted people.
Going All Out: 3 – 4 g
Please note, this dosage is for those seeking that deeper high, and those who have experienced psychedelic trips and highs before. This dosage will prompt a very deep high and create an out-of-body and mind experience which can have both desirable and negative effects on your mind.
It’s important to understand that high’s and experiences differ between individuals. The effects can depend on tolerance, weight, height, mental state and previous experiences. Always consult multiple dosage guides before choosing your dose and don’t be influenced by those around you.