Microdosing Set Up
Microdosing is best described as the practice of regularly consuming a very small amount of a psychedelic substance, usually 5–10% of a regular dose amount, with the intention of improving one’s quality of life.
Microdosing does not cause classic psychedelic effects such as visual disturbances; instead, microdosing experiences more subtle, “sub-hallucinogenic”, effects from the practice. It is not to be done every day – You have to differentiate your energy from the plant.
Microdosing is a practice that yields best results when it’s done over an extended period of time following a dosing plan. The results of this practice depends greatly on the person, the substance, dosage, homework, and check in sessions.
When you schedule a session with me – Together we will go over:
• Intake evaluation
• The reason why you think this could be for you
• Check your energy levels, creativity, emotional state, any prescriptions you may be on, psychical state, and increased awareness
• You will be provided with a 6 week plan
• Create your schedule with sessions & check in calls
• Find your strain
• Explain placebo effect vs. reality
• Explaining the disadvantages
This method isn’t designed to be a magic bullet, but a tool that can accelerate your progress in healing and to take charge of your own life. The benefits are mostly found in reported mental, physical, and spiritual states. However, the emotional body is where microdosing shines the most because it increases endorphins substantially. Psychedelic means “that which makes the mind visible.” You would be surprised how far a little goes.
How does microdosing work?
What science is proving is that psychedelic substances act on the serotonin (5-HT) receptors in our brain. Serotonin receptors are found throughout our nervous system and govern many aspects of our being, including mood, thinking, and bowel movements. Psychedelics bind most effectively to the 5HT-2A receptor, which is one of the receptors involved in learning, memory, and cognition. As a result, when consuming only a micro dose of a psychedelic substance and thus avoiding the “classical trip or hero doses,” it is believed that the brain can focus solely on the cognitive boost caused by these receptors
Can Microdosing Be Combined With Medication or Supplements?
Many people wonder if microdosing can be combined with medication. This is one of the most frequently asked questions for researchers and experts in this field. There is a listing of medications that I have personally turned clients away for. This is why the intake or complementary call is so important.
It is important to:
·Always consult your doctor first if you plan to combine, stop, or phase out medications
·Remember: no one is currently knowledgeable enough in the field of microdosing to be able to advise you on the interactions of microdosing and your medications. If you want to taper off medications because you suspect that microdosing is a better alternative, always consult with your doctor and thoroughly research the pros and cons!
I want to be clear that this website, the informational & education does not substitute professional medical advice. I am still receiving hours as a Psychedelic Practitioner and my treatment plans are for healing and assistance. If you are seeking medical advice, diagnosing treatments, or medical healthcare professionals – I can try my best to point you in the right direction, however, I encourage you to do your own homework.
Microdosing while breastfeeding: How safe is it?
The number one reason why some moms may consider microdosing magic mushrooms or another substance (occasionally) while breastfeeding is for mental health support post-pregnancy. Usually intuitively know that taking responsibility for their mental health is more important than ever and the best interest of their baby in mind first – smart honest choice!
The huge concern is whether their child might be worse off if they transmit anxiety, stress, irritability or depression – either energetically or through breast milk – to their newborn.
Since this hasn’t been researched by Western science, and for common microdosing substances such as psilocybin at all, we have no access to definite answers. Personally, I believe one may have to be off the breast milk train to start, however, you are your own decision maker of your journey.
Psychiatric nurse practitioner C. J. Spotswood wrote in their book, The Microdosing Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Manual to Improve Your Physical and Mental Health through Psychedelic Medicine (2022):
Psilocin and psilocybin are eliminated through the kidneys, most of which occurs within the first 3 hours after oral ingestion and completely within 24hrs (Hasler et al., 2002). Due to dosage being a microdose, James Fadiman asserts that if individuals wait at least 6 hours between microdosing and breastfeeding there shouldn’t be any concerns (Morski, 2021). Additionally, there is no evidence that either substance is eliminated through breastmilk. Again, please talk with your medical provider about this. I am not saying it is 100% safe, but there is no research that supports or disproves safety concerns.
This suggests that microdoses of psychedelic substances can be metabolized and excreted within 24 hours. Extrapolating this to a breastfeeding mother – if a mother decides she needs to experiment with microdosing at this time due to her own health needs, then a suggestion could be:
1 . Only use small doses, 100mg/0.1 gr of psilocybin or less.
2. Follow the Fadiman protocol of 1 day on, two days off (or even less frequently, such as microdosing 2x per week)
3. On non-microdosing days, pump milk enough to last 24-36 hours to utilize during microdosing days.
4. For 24 hours after microdosing, pump and discard any milk produced during this period.
Please note that this protocol may minimize risk associated with microdosing while breastfeeding, but does not eliminate it. This is just friendly information and notes I have collected with my own research. I am not a physician.
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