Is Microdosing For Everyone?


Have you read Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point? That’s such a great book that years later, I often think about what I learned within those pages.

In the book, he explains that the “tipping point” is a critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development, often considered a turning point.

Applying this concept to the psychedelic renaissance is not exactly a leap. 

We live in a time when psychedelic substances are becoming increasingly mainstream and gaining more acceptance in society.

The tipping point for psychedelics can be seen as the moment when these substances shifted from being stigmatized and criminalized to being recognized for their therapeutic potential and cultural significance. 

A perfect storm of elements came into play for such a shift. Factors like scientific research, cultural movements, and individual advocacy i.e. citizen scientists.

What came first? The citizen scientist or the scientific study?

I believe that science knew where to focus on based on the guidance of citizen scientists. 

Once the data came in and validated many previously unscientifically held assumptions, many were surprised, and predictably the citizen scientists were not nearly as surprised.

And so one of the major tipping points for psychedelics was the growing body of scientific research in the quest to demonstrate any potential therapeutic potential. 

Another factor that has contributed to the tipping point for psychedelics is the cultural movements and individual advocacy efforts such as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Psychedelic Society

These citizen scientists have taken it to another level and played a key role in promoting awareness and understanding of psychedelics, and have helped to create a more favorable social and political climate for their use.

The Potential of Microdosing with Psilocybin

Microdosing is defined as The practice of consuming a microdose of a psychoactive substance intermittently and for a short term, for the benefit of overall well-being.

When Microdose Pro first began, it was about productivity, creativity, and focus.

In the last four years, our community of nearly ±10,000 members has been reporting benefits way outside the scope of the three mentioned above.

Our community members have shared that:

  • Improved resilience and emotional buoyancy 
  • Ability to reduce alcohol and tobacco consumption 
  • Increased desire for physical activity and healthy eating 
  • Reduced symptoms of procrastination, distraction, scattered thinking

And the list goes on and on….

Considerations and Risks

We must remember that we each carry a unique medical history and even more unique physiology.

Microdosing psilocybin is not without its considerations and potential risks, here’s what you need to think about:

  • Potential Legal and Professional Risks: Psilocybin remains illegal in many parts of the world, and its use can carry significant legal and professional risks.
  • Mental Health Concerns: For individuals with a history of psychosis or severe mental health disorders, psychedelics, including microdoses, may not be ideal. It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before exploring microdosing as an option.
  • Current Medical Protocol: If you are currently taking any kind of medication (sleep, mood, attention, etc) please ask your doctor before microdosing. It is not advisable to combine pharmaceuticals and psilocybin without medical support.
  • Individual Sensitivity and Reaction: Responses to psilocybin vary widely among individuals. What constitutes a sub-perceptual dose for one person may produce noticeable psychoactive effects in another.
  • Lack of Comprehensive Research: While interest in psychedelic research is growing, studies specifically focusing on microdosing are still limited. The majority of evidence supporting its benefits is anecdotal.

Yes, But Why?

Rightly or wrongly, when someone suddenly wants to experiment with psychedelics, I often reply with; Yes, but why?

As annoying as this question is, it’s an important one.

Knowing your why goes beyond setting an intention. 

Knowing your why includes the goals and expectations you have for this experience.

Understanding that psilocybin is a magnifier that gives us what we need and not what we ask for, is half the battle.

This compound magnifies how we feel and our environment, hence the importance of set and setting. 

This compound nudges our energy, behavior, and thoughts in ways that are adaptive and supportive, but initially might appear as disruptive and unsettling.

If Yes, Then….

Now that you know what to consider you can begin to plan and prepare accordingly.

I continue to encourage you to approach these practices with humility, tedious research, and patience.

Keep learning and dive into our blog section, join our free group coaching calls for beginners, and order your Starter Pack here.

Be sure to read about possible protocols and learn about your ideal Sweet Spot dose as you wait for your order to be delivered.

Share your stories and anecdotes with us via social channels like our Facebook group or Discord channel.

As always,

Flow strong.

Asha ✨

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