Is Microdosing a Life-Long Practice?


Microdosing affects us in rather unconventional ways and is a practice to be approached with fresh eyes.

It’s a practice that allows us to truly become a new version of ourselves, in real time.

The small doses mean that when we undertake this practice responsibly, can be entirely practiced on our own and for a limited time.

Long-term crutch?

Many of our customers and community members ask if microdosing is a practice that we will have to sustain on a long-term basis. 

Will the current dosage and protocol become a crutch to be sustained forevermore?

What we are starting to understand from our customers and our own experiences, is that both microdosing frequency and dosage tend to decrease over time.

Round two for the win!

So far, what I have noticed is that the first microdosing cycle is vastly different from the second round.

One microdosing cycle is typically 6–8 weeks, with a 4-week break afterward. This 12-week period tends to affect our behaviors, perspectives, and overall quality of life.

These ‘effects’ are manifested differently for different people. It’s nearly impossible to predict when benefits are finally noticed or what they will feel like.

When we first start microdosing, it is recommended to go with Dr. Fadiman’s protocol. In short, this is a protocol that schedules microdosing twice a week, but no more than three times a week. 

This 48-72 hour gap between doses is an important part of getting used to the effects and also in helping to find our sweet spot.

Knowing our sweet spot is vital to our experience when microdosing.

We feel that knowing our sweet spot and tracking our doses is a game changer when it comes to microdosing.

Our newly launched app helps you do just that.

Apple users download it here Or Android users can download it here.

Our app will help you track your doses, journal your thoughts, and remind you in case you forget to take your dose.

It’s free, it’s invaluable. Use it to your benefit.

Unintended but positive side effects

Some of our customers have reported unintended but positive side effects like a decrease in symptoms of:

  • Reduced drinking
  • Reduced smoking
  • Improved patience
  • Reduced road rage
  • Reduced social anxiety
  • Reduced aggression
  • Pets & strangers are friendlier
  • And one community member reported a more elegant yoga practice

Once we are 12 weeks into our microdosing practice, many of us tend to fall into a more intuitive protocol. Read about this intuitive protocol and others here

Not only do many start dosing on an ad hoc basis, but there are also reports of a reduction in the dosage after the first cycle.

A changing sweet spot

Once we start microdosing again after the first cycle, we tend to have to find our sweet spot again, which is a good sign. This change hints at the benefits that have already taken place.

For example, it is not uncommon for a microdoser to have a sweet spot of 0.8 grams of truffles during their first cycle and then to drop to a dosage of 0.3 grams of truffles in their second cycle.

But what exactly are the underlying factors that determine the sweet spot?

The short answer is, we’re not entirely sure and there is some debate going on between the experts.

We are no longer convinced that the weight of a person dictates the dosage, but potentially other neurological factors. 

Dr. James Fadiman elaborates on this in his Q&A session here.

All of these assumptions are purely speculative due to the lack of medical studies, but the reports from our citizen scientists are worth repeating.

16 weeks out of the year

Nearly everything about this practice and entheogenic compounds is counterintuitive.

The biggest counterintuitive aspect of microdosing is that it’s not a life-long practice.

In my opinion, an average of two cycles (a total of sixteen weeks) spread out over twelve months might just do the trick and be all that’s needed.

Often, we hear from our community that after the second cycle, they feel the urge and/or impulse to take a longer break, usually for an undetermined amount of time.

This is when we are integrating our new habits and perspectives without the need for support from psilocybin.

Arguably there is no need to constantly take another microdose of psilocybin to maintain these beneficial habits, we soon become an upgraded version of ourselves and that upgrade is ours to keep.

Follow your intuition, your body knows

It’s very important to keep in mind that any conclusions drawn from studies should not be directly extrapolated or assumed to represent long-lasting changes in neuronal density.

If you are considering microdosing and worry that it will be a lifelong endeavor, join our Facebook and Discord groups to find out what our community members are experiencing.

If you remember anything from my article it’s this: don’t take my word for it and find out for yourself.

Always get the OK from your doctor before microdosing and then experiment appropriately.

Journal and track your doses, and pay attention to the changes and optimizations happening in your life. 

Then, as always, come back to share, brag, and inform us of your progress.

You know I always love to hear from you!

Flow strong.

Asha ✨

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  • Hi Asha, two things to report. My best days are the afterglow days. And I also find that I get exactly what I need on MD days, related to the recent conversation about night dosing. I suffer from chronic fatigue. Sometimes if I dose on those days I fall asleep and get the best sleep! When I wake up I am totally refreshed for afterglow day. Other fatigue days I get a boost. It’s like psylocybin gives you what you need… On other days I love the heightened awareness.
    I really hope that many people will share their experiences , It would be interesting to hear first hand.

    • Asha Sultana
      22 April 2024 09:42

      Hi Trisha,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience! I love how you have noticed for yourself the true adaptogenic character of psilocybin.

      How it helps to regulate us in either direction. When we are over stimulated, it prompts us to slow down. When we are under-stimulated, it invigorates us and gets us going.

      Afterglow days are indeed awesome and they are even better when they are noticed. Not everyone realises that the unintended but positive consequences of microdosing can linger for days, weeks or months into the future.

      I also hope to hear from other members of our community on this topic and will share it in our groups.

      Asha ✨


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