10x your Microdosing Practice with these 6 Supplements
In recent weeks, I’ve found myself explaining microdosing like chicken soup. We all know what it is but we all have our unique recipes.
As the psychedelic revolution continues to unfold, I notice how different microdosing protocols can be.
Because we have not fully understood the full effects of this practice yet, there are no steadfast rules but there are some guidelines.
Microdosing means taking very small amounts of a psychoactive substance, much less than would be needed to induce a high of any kind.
Also, regular breaks and intermittent dosing is important too. Journaling and exercise are bonus points that reap high rewards.
Aside from rules and guidelines, there are some potentially optimizing supplements to be considered while microdosing with psilocybin.
1. Basic Building Blocks
Some vitamins and minerals are not optional but mandatory building blocks. Coincidentally, these vitamins and minerals also tend to be the ones we are most deficient in.
Not all magnesium supplements are the same and from my research, I have discovered that magnesium glycinate is the most bioavailable to the human digestive system.
Fun fact, we absorb magnesium through the skin quite well, so now you have an extra excuse for regular Epsom salt baths.
2. Brain Boosters
Do you know where 5-HTP is extracted from? Saffron. Yes, the beautiful and highly sought-after middle eastern herb is typically used for cooking. Adding a good quality saffron spice to your daily diet could do wonders for your mood.
Creatine is not just for those on a mission to physically perform, as it turns out, it’s also an excellent nootropic. Providing the nutrients our brains need to stay sharp, resilient, and agile.
Such adaptogens should be used for a maximum of 2-3 weeks at a time and then be sure to take a break for approximately 10 days before resuming again.
Stacking means including functional mushrooms in your daily supplementation. Mushrooms like lion’s mane and cordyceps are often used for cognitive support and also as a workout supplement.
If you plan to choose a stacking microdosing protocol, make sure to also check number 5 on this list below.
5. Niacin (Vitamin B3)
This is an interesting vitamin supplement. Used as one of the three ingredients in a stacking protocol.
Stacking for neurogenesis is a protocol that was created by Paul Stamets. This recipe includes the use of a microdose of psilocybin, lion’s mane, and niacin.
Niacin is beneficial to the body because of its ability to vasodilate our veins and capillaries. This ability is also called a ‘flush’ and when taken at the recommended doses, is not a particularly comfortable experience.
Paul Stamets hypothesized that when you take niacin when combining psilocybin with other functional mushrooms, the active ingredients in the mushrooms will be better absorbed throughout the body.
If you want to learn more about this protocol, see my previous article here.
Drinking water, like breathing, is straightforward enough, right? Nope.
As it turns out, water molecules are more bio-available and last longer in the human body when we eat our water rather than drink it, meaning to eat a fruit rather than have juice.
Irish Sea Moss contains over 90 of the essential vitamins and minerals.
Silica is a natural compound found all around us and is one-quarter of the earth’s crust. Supplementing with Silica will keep your system well-hydrated and in optimal condition.
Recently, I wrote about how to 10x your microdosing practice with certain habits. That blog plus the suggestions made here should be plenty to get you going in the right direction.
Don’t take my word for it
The recommendations I make above are clues to be researched further by the reader. Not all of these supplements are ideal for all individuals. This article is an invitation for you to carry out your research according in alignment with your specific circumstances.
Also important to not include too many things all at once and to always check with your doctor first.
Aside from that, continue to experiment with patience and humility, and remember to let us know what version of chicken soup you’ve designed for yourself.