Microdosing psilocybin mushrooms is becoming more commonplace for those looking to elevate their mental health, improve their focus and support a journey of overall well-being. We chatted with Canadian microdose formula brand, Sero, all about microdosing and the promising evidence it’s exhibiting as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical solutions for common pain points of the modern-day person.
All about microdosing
Firstly, what is microdosing? Microdosing is the act of regularly consuming low, sub-hallucinogenic doses of a psychedelic. Long-term microdosing has been reported to improve mood, increase energy, boost creativity, relieve troubling or emotional menstrual periods, lead to healthier choices and reduce anxiety + stress. And that’s just scratching the surface – there is new and evolving research continuously being explored to support the magic in this plant medicine and its role in not just mental health but chronic pain, memory disorders, brain injury recovery and sleep.
The feeling of microdosing is described as subtle, yet noticeable; like feeling like yourself, but on a great day. It offers a gentle elevation of your state and can be used as a tool to catalyse your wellness goals. It’s common for microdosers to report that music sounds better, they’re more empathetic, energetic, connected to others, grounded, mindful, more aware of their surroundings and are able to stay on track with ease. Further, many microdosers report experiencing an "afterglow effect" the day immediately after a dose day, particularly around the introspective benefits.
Similar to entering into a yoga practice, setting an intention can go a long way in making the most of your microdosing protocol. What do you hope to get out of it today? More presence? Mindfulness? Improved mood or memory? To feel happier? Have better focus? Support a movement practice? These intentions will be deeply personal to your individual experience. Once you find your intention (or a few!), remind yourself of it daily.
Another introspective tool we love that similarly works with microdosing is journaling. Journaling creates an opportunity to document the effects you were intending to feel, the effects that may have surprised you, as well as any differences between dose days and non-dose days.
Microdosing, movement + mindfulness
Increasingly, microdosing mushrooms is being used to support physical performance and recovery from movement practices. Those that are looking to elevate their physical routines dose 30-60 minutes prior to starting them, up to five times per week. Increased motivation, sharpened senses and a psycho-energetic boost are all experienced effects of combining mushrooms and movement, supporting the doser by means of added endurance, determination and mental stamina.
For those that are interested in learning more about what a microdosing formula might look like, Sero is offering the Good Space community a 10% discount on all of their products, including their movement-focused formula, Boomerang, designed to elevate exercise and other physical activity. Use code serolovesgoodspace at checkout on the Sero website to redeem.
Let us know how integrating magic mushrooms enhances your wellness tools and techniques at goodspace.to + heyser.o
This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Talk to a registered healthcare professional before introducing any new protocol into your life. If you’re curious about how magic mushrooms might interact with another medication or supplement you're taking, you can check out this helpful list to ensure safer drug interactions.