How To Find Your Ideal Microdosing Protocol

Finding Ideal Dose

The practice of microdosing – taking sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics to enhance cognitive function, creativity, and emotional well-being – is as much an art as it is a science. 

With each individual’s physiology and goals being unique, finding the ideal microdosing protocol is a deeply personal journey. 

This guide aims to navigate through the myriad options, helping you tailor a microdosing regimen that resonates with your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Understanding the Landscape

Microdosing protocols vary widely, each with its schedule, substances, and intended outcomes. 

The main microdosing protocols Are:

  • The Fadiman Protocol: Proposes dosing once every three days, allowing users to experience the effects one day, reflect the next, and rest on the third.
  • The Stamets Protocol: Suggests a more intensive regimen of four days on followed by three days off, specifically designed for psilocybin and includes stack ingredients like Lion’s Mane and Niacin.
  • Intuitive Microdosing: Encourages users to dose based on their intuition and bodily needs rather than a fixed schedule, promoting a more flexible approach.

Know Your Why

It’s important to consider ahead of time hat are you hoping to get from your microdosing practice.

Notice what expectations you might have and define for yourself what your metrics of success are. How will you know that things are starting to change and improve? What are the other markers in our lives that we can look out for?

The Ever Elusive Sweet Spot

Determining the right dose is critical. Start with a conservative dose—typically 1/20th to 1/10th of a recreational dose—and adjust based on your experiences. 

The goal is to find a dosage that is perceptible enough to induce subtle shifts in perception and mood without overwhelming your day-to-day functionality, also known as the Sweet Spot.

Tailoring Your Schedule

While the Fadiman and Stamets protocols offer structured approaches, don’t hesitate to adjust the frequency of your doses to better suit your schedule and goals, also known as the Intuitive Protocol. 

Some may find that microdosing during the workweek and taking breaks on weekends is most beneficial, while others may prefer a less frequent regimen to allow more time for reflection and integration.

Integrating Supportive Practices

To maximize the benefits of microdosing, integrate practices that align with your goals. 

For enhanced creativity, incorporate creative exercises or nature walks on dosing days. If emotional well-being is your focus, meditation, yoga, or therapy sessions can complement your protocol. 

The synergy between microdosing and these practices can amplify your progress.

Monitoring and Adjusting

Keep a detailed journal of your microdosing experiences, noting doses, and experiences.

This record will be invaluable for fine-tuning your protocol over time, allowing you to make informed adjustments based on your evolving needs and insights.

Download our free app Sweetspot for iPhone or Android. Our app helps you track, journal, and set reminders for your next dose!

Engaging with Community

Finally, connecting with others on similar journeys can provide support, insights, and inspiration. 

Our communities and workshops are great places to share experiences, learn from others, and find encouragement.

Finding your ideal microdosing protocol is a journey of exploration and self-discovery. 

Remember these 4 steps:

1. Always do your own research

  1. Get the ok from your doctor
  2. Track what you are doing 

4 . Repeat what works for you for as long as it works

Rinse and repeat.

What do you wish you knew as you were trying to figure out your ideal protocol?

Let me know in our Facebook group or our Discord channel.

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As always

Shine bright. Do good. Flow strong

Asha ✨

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