“Microdosing Mushrooms” is a term that refers to the practice of taking small doses of a drug such as mushrooms. A microdose is usually about a tenth of a recreational dose, Cox says.
So if the minimum dose required to get a psychedelic effect is about 1 gram of dried mushrooms, a low microdose is around 0.1 grams, says Cox.
Microdosing is consuming sub-perceptual (invisible) amounts of a psychedelic substance. Regular mushroom users report feeling less anxious, tense, and even depressed, as well as more creative, invigorated, focused, and better in their social interactions.
Others claim that taking tiny doses of mushrooms has improved their senses and raised their spiritual awareness.
Psychedelic researchers have also discovered that psilocybin may positively affect mood and anxiety disorders. In fact, the Beckley Foundation is spearheading the push to legalize psilocybin mushrooms, backed by their research showing that psilocybin has positive long-term effects for treatment-resistant depressed patients. Oakland, California, recently decriminalized all medicinal plants, including psilocybin mushrooms, following the successful referendum in Denver, Colorado, to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.
Psilocybin is also proven effective in the treatment of addiction. Johns Hopkins researchers found that 80% of smokers who took psilocybin as part of cognitive behavioral therapy could quit smoking.
Many people have reported long periods of remission after treating their headaches with psychedelic substances, including mushrooms (and LSD), which have been displayed to have comparable or better effectiveness in treating cluster headaches than most conventional treatments.