If there is one thing we can count on fungi for is their wide diversity. The fungi kingdom is said to have approximately 144,000 known species including yeast, mold, and mushrooms.
Mushrooms can then be further segmented as edible, psychoactive, poisonous, functional, etc.
For this discussion and in terms of psychoactive fungi, psilocybin truffles, and magic mushrooms both contain a psychoactive compound called psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic substance.
The main differences are their potency (i.e. psilocybin content), their appearance, and the way they are produced.
Not your gourmet truffles
Truffles are well known in the culinary industry as a very sought-after gourmet ingredient. Unique in flavor and costly to use, these gourmet edible truffles are not the same as psilocybin truffles.
Psilocybin truffles are also known as “magic truffles” or “philosopher’s stones.” They are the underground part of the mushroom and are produced by the same fungus that produces magic mushrooms.
Truffles have a rounded shape and are usually small in size. They grow underground and have the appearance of small dark balls.
Our psilocybin truffles are of the Mexicana strain and are delivered fresh and vacuum-sealed.
Psilocybin truffles are produced by the mycelium of certain species of psychedelic mushrooms. Mycelium is the vegetative part of the fungus that grows underground and consists of a network of thread-like structures called hyphae. The mycelium of psilocybin-containing mushrooms can produce two types of structures: the above-ground fruiting body (the mushroom) and the underground sclerotia (the truffle).
Magic mushrooms as fruit
Magic mushrooms, on the other hand, are the above-ground fruiting bodies of the same fungus. They have a distinct cap and stem and can vary in size, shape, and color depending on the species. The magic mushrooms strain produced from our grow kits is Golden Teachers.
The dosage of psilocybin truffles and magic mushrooms varies depending on the species and the individual, but in general, truffles are significantly less potent than magic mushrooms.
What’s the ideal microdosing range?
The dosage of psilocybin is usually measured in grams, and the recommended microdosing dosage for our Mexicana truffles is between 0.25 grams and 1.5 grams.
When microdosing with magic mushrooms such as Golden Teachers, the ideal dosage is anywhere between 0.1 grams and 0.3 grams.
Another important difference worth noting is that truffles are fresh, which explains the vacuum pack packaging.
When using magic mushrooms for microdosing, small increments make a big difference.
Anything above the indicated microdosing dosages for both truffles or mushrooms would no longer be considered a microdose but perhaps a recreational dose or even a hero’s dose.
Whatever your dose of choice, do your best to keep your intention clear. Why this particular amount and what am I looking to get from such an experience? For more details, read our previous article on How to Find Your Sweet Spot.
It has been said that the magic is in the dosage and I fully agree.
I believe that it’s vital to be clear on our motives and ideal outcomes when taking on any practice or discipline.
Tracking and journaling are also quite important parts of any microdosing practice. Tracking our doses and defining our intentions will go a long way toward informing us of what works for us, and what doesn’t.
As always, flow strong.