The act of integrating sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics into your weekly routine for higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills.
These products are for individuals looking to improve their lives in the following ways:
A typical micro dose of psilocybin is anywhere from .05g-.5g, all of our 6 signatures products fall within the realm of a “traditional micro dose”
The research suggests that there is no known exact formula for a micro dosing weekly protocol. At MindfulMeds we have tested our products stringently in the Canadian market place using Paul Stamets protocol which he suggests 5 days on two days off. This protocol blends perfectly with a typical work week, so building a routine seemed to be easily followed with this protocol.
There is no one size fits all to microdosing, so we urge you to experiment to find what works best for you. By shifting your thought patterns into a positive state with microdosing, overtime you will see profound benefits to your everyday life. At the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters in life is your state of mind.
First time users may experience some slight anxiety so we recommend taking the product on a weekend or when you have a day off from typical responsibilities. It is important to understand how receptive your body is to microdosing and to give yourself time to understand how to use microdosing to improve your state of mind and optimize your life.
Most users microdose regularly and experience significant benefits in their everyday lives. Your body will become accustomed to microdosing, so it is important to take days off and follow one of the standard microdosing protocols that have a track record of success.
Microdosing and more specifically, the use of psilocybin, has speedily become more recognized as an important tool in dealing with mental health and improving oneself. While the benefits are clear, it is important to note that microdosing is not for everyone.
Be cautious and consult your physician before combining psilocybin with SSRI’s or replacing your medication with psilocybin as they can potentially counteract the intended effects of prescribed medication.
If you have a family history of mental health problems, such as bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, or other mental health problems, speak with your family doctor prior to using our products to see whether these products are suitable for you.
In our experience, very few people do not benefit from microdosing, but it is important to ensure that our products are right and safe for you. If you are unsure, it is always a good practice to first discuss any proposed changes with your family doctor.
Our micro, modern, perform, and connect were designed for day-to-day functionality, and these products you are likely to NOT feel from a “buzz” perspective. However, there are several variables that contribute to this: your weight, alcohol tolerance, and amount of food in your stomach play a big role. If you are looking to feel these a little more, take on an empty stomach 20-30 minutes before a meal. All these products can be looked at in a similar way we look at vitamins, but this vitamin is for your brain.
Our inspire, and voyage are products meant for you to feel. If you are looking for an elevated sensation, these products are for you. Still an extremely low buzz level at this point, it would be no higher then a 2-3/10 and still sub perceptual changing. Many of our clients use a stronger microdosing blend week over week and they find it highly effective. If you are new to these products, we always suggest building a relationship with them first, there is no harm in starting with a low dose and working your way up when you are ready.
According to a 2019 survey-based study published in the Harm Reduction Journal, researchers found that microdosers experience a number of emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits. Emotionally, microdosers experienced an “improved outlook, appreciation of life, optimism, spiritual insights, and being more in touch with emotions.” Cognitively, microdosers reported improved “focus and concentration, conscious awareness, mindfulness, and increased engagement and attentiveness.”
For more information on the science and benefits of microdosing please visit our Research & Education page
During the months of March and April 2020, MindfulMeds conducted a 7-week psilocybin microdosing focus group involving 40 participants. The goal of the focus group was to measure the benefits that MindfulMeds products proposed to achieve.
The results were incredibly positive and the study can be accessed here.
Most likely the answer is no. Most drug tests do not test for the active ingredient(s) in psilocybin based products.
It is recommended that users keep to one of the recommended microdosing protocols. MindfulMeds recommends the Paul Stamets protocol, which involves taking a microdose in the morning with breakfast for 5 days and then taking a 2 day break to reset tolerances. However, as these products have many useful purposes, once users understand how these products can help them, they may find a different protocol works best for them.
It is recommended that users take their microdosing product in the morning with breakfast, or 15 minutes beforehand. By taking the microdosing product in the morning, sleep difficulties are uncommon. Psilocybin is however a stimulant so be cognisant of when taking later in the evening, We do not have a strict cut off time for recommending our microdosing products. This is because there are many uses for these products, so it is important for users to understand how these products affect them and take the product accordingly.
The effects are often at the sub-perceptual level – meaning the effects are not always noticeable to the user. However, some users report the effects of microdosing lasting 6 to 8 hours or longer.
This depends on the user. Many report no adverse side-effects consuming moderate amounts of alcohol well after microdosing. It may be possible that the effects of alcohol may be more pronounced in some individuals while microdosing.
While the effects of microdosing are often sub-perceptual and not overtly noticeable, microdosing typically takes 20 minutes to 45 minutes to “kick in”.
Yes, but it is important to understand how these products affect you, so it is recommended to follow the Paul Stamets protocol and record/journal how microdosing is working for you over an extended period of time. This may help users determine if they require a stronger dose or if other adjustments to their dosing schedule may improve outcomes.
50mg is considered a very light microdose. It is not uncommon for users to require taking 100mg for 5 days continuously to see more benefits (and then taking a 2 day break to reset tolerances). This is considered the standard microdose.
For those still seeking a stronger product, we offer a 250mg and 350mg microdosing product.
Generally, no. The effects of “proper” microdosing do not appear to present addictive traits. In fact, psilocybin is one the least harmful intoxicants in the world. However even with small doses of psilocybin, a person may develop a tolerance to these substances, leading them to increase their dose until it is a standard rmacrodose or more. This practice is dangerous, and it may lead to substance abuse problems.
We recommend always taking a 2 day break every week. This helps to ensure that user tolerances are reset and there is not a need to continuously take higher and higher doses.
No. Research suggests that with the toxicity levels found in psilocybin it would take 3 kg of dried mushrooms taken by a person to be fatal.
Absolutely, in the best way possible! Microdosing psilocybin in combination with the supplementary mushrooms offered by MindfulMeds are designed to offer support with increased cognitive function and response!
There are very few people who microdosing is not for. Over the next several years this will be proven as more people find their way to these medicines. As for the efficacy of our product, at the time this was written we have over 1500 bottles of our product in the hands of Canadians and we’ve never once had to return a customer’s money due to an ineffective experience. This is something we’re incredibly proud of! If you’re new here, be sure to read our microdosing guide (can be found at the bottom of the website) to prepare, integrate, and amplify your experience on our products.
As microdosing involves taking a very small amount of psilocybin, negative effects are somewhat uncommon. Some people report slight stomach upset, but most people tolerate microdosing very well if taken with food in the morning.
We recommend that if you are new to microdosing, then to start with a moderate dose of 100mg daily for 5 days followed by a 2 day break to reset tolerances. (revisit). We also recommend keeping a journal which may help you track changes in your life and help you realize whether microdosing is right for you.
For some, microdosing is not appropriate. Psilocybin is not appropriate for those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. If you are unsure whether you should try microdosing, we always recommend speaking with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual health and wellness.
We always recommend starting your journey on a day where you have very few obligations to get a feel for the medicines. Our MicroMed, ModernMed, PerfromMed, and ConnectMed were designed for everyday functionality. These products, once understood, can be used daily and in almost every case you should be fully functional and able to operate a vehicle and work a 9-5 job.
Our InspireMed, and Voyage are slightly stronger, and the only two products in our microdosing line up that are meant for you to feel. We do not recommend driving after taking these two products.
For people with a fully developed brain, age does not become a factor and these products can be widely used by most adults.. The factors that make the most amount of difference when it comes to feeling these products include: weight, food consumption, alcohol tolerance, and liver function.
It is recommended that users take their microdose in the morning with breakfast.
It is also recommended to follow the Paul Stamets protocol, by taking the microdosing product 5 days per week and then having a 2 day break to reset tolerances.
Psilocybin, sadly, remains a controlled substance in Canada, although it does not appear to be a focus of law enforcement (as opposed to narcotics, cocaine and methamphetamine). However, users should be cautious when travelling internationally as many countries restrict or prohibit psilocybin in a much stricter way than Canada.
Generally speaking, if you’ve applied the tactics in the microdosing guide and you are not consuming other substances such as alcohol, changes should become noticeable in 1 to 3 weeks. Many feel the benefits almost immediately.
Generally speaking, microdosing 50mg or 100mg will not make most users feel differently at all. These dosage levels are considered to be sub-perceptual changing levels. At higher doses, such as at the 250mg or 350mg level, some users may feel a change in their perceptions. However, these are still considered to be microdoses and do not present the profound psychedelic effects of taking a macrodose which would be 500mg at the very low end and 5000mg (5g) or more at the high end.
Many people believe that microdosing greatly increases their ability to be a productive and happy worker. Others cite that microdosing gives them improved insight into their jobs or careers that can give them an advantage over their colleagues.
However, if you are involved in a dangerous or stressful job, it is very important to begin microdosing when you are at home on a day off. This will allow you to understand how microdosing may affect you so you can make better decisions as to when you can gain the most advantage from microdosing.
Psilocybin is very rarely tested for in typical drug testing. However, safety is incredibly important and new users should be extremely cautious. Psilocybin can affect different people very differently and a dose one person considers small may affect another person to a much greater level.
We always recommend starting microdosing on a day when you can stay home and have very few obligations. This will hopefully allow you to understand how microdosing can affect you so you can make the best decision possible for your own life and circumstances.
Absolutely! Many professional athletes believe that microdosing, or using psilocybin more generally, can greatly improve their athletic performance. Others believe that microdosing can help them to train more effectively and to increase their results. Many boxers and UFC fighters believe that psilocybin has given them an edge in their careers.
In this instance, we recommend our Inspire or Voyage blends as they provide for an increased amount of psilocybin and are ideal for people dealing with a strong bout of anxiety, for example.
It is not believed that over the counter painkillers, such as Tylenol or Advil, are problematic with psilocybin. Taking more than the recommended daily amount of over the counter painkillers can be dangerous however, so it is very important to follow the product instructions.