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Microdosing and Microdosing Truffles: What is it and how do you use it?

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Team Fungki

Microdosing involves taking small amounts of psilocybin from truffles or other psychoactive substances to achieve subtle improvements in your daily functioning. This includes increased concentration, creativity, productivity, and reduced anxiety and stress.

The dose you take is so small that you continue to function completely normally. Microdosing with truffles promotes the formation of new connections between different parts of your brain. This process enhances your ability to solve problems and helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and stress. We spoke with Stephanie Brugman from Fungki, who will tell you everything you want to know about microdosing!

Microdosing truffles

Stephanie: ‘Microdosing first gained broader attention in the Netherlands when stories from Silicon Valley, where tech company employees experimented with microdosing for creativity and productivity, reached us. More and more people are discovering the power of this method, especially microdosing with truffles, which is entirely legal in the Netherlands. Microdosing is not a quick fix and is certainly not for everyone, but it can be a valuable tool in your personal wellness kit. While other supplements primarily focus on your physical well-being, Fungki’s Microdosing contributes to your mental health. So, from now on, don’t forget to take your ‘vitamin M’ alongside your vitamin C.

Microdosing experiences

I have been microdosing for years, and the quality of my mindset has significantly improved. I can complete tasks more quickly, have more clarity, and feel much lighter during times of stress when I microdose. What’s beautiful about psilocybin is that it can help you be more present in the moment. Some reasons why I personally enjoy microdosing with truffles are:

  • Better focus;
  • Higher energy levels;
  • Easier to enter a ‘flow state’;
  • More productive;
  • I experience more empathy and have a more cheerful mood;
  • As a mother, life can be overwhelming at times, and this helps me tremendously in maintaining my focus and staying in my power.

I also often hear from people around me that they feel their social skills improve, and they approach life with less anxiety thanks to truffle microdosing. It also improves sleep for many. But the list of different benefits is endless.

How do you take microdosing with truffles?

Microdosing is personalized; experience will guide you on the dosage and intervals that best suit your lifestyle. The protocols on our website can be used to determine the route for your journey. It’s important to find your sweet spot. The beauty of microdosing is that there are no fixed rules, so you can’t really do it ‘wrong.’ However, it’s wise to initially follow existing protocols.

We recommend starting with the Fadiman Protocol and experimenting from there to find what works best for you. Take it during your breakfast, and don’t chew the truffles but swallow them whole with a sip of water to benefit from the slow-release effect throughout the day. Psilocybin, like caffeine and alcohol, has a stronger effect on your body when taken on an empty stomach. Therefore, base your dosage on how much you’ve eaten. The Fadiman protocol involves taking it every two days, but my advice is to choose two fixed days, such as every Monday and Thursday morning, so you don’t get confused or forget to take it.

Microdose dosages

Dosages often range from 0.5 grams to 1.5 grams. Our portions contain 1 gram of truffle because, on average, this is the dosage that works best for most people. Your weight, height, age, condition, and breakfast intake all play a role. We recommend trying them for the first time on a day when you don’t have much to do so you can experience the effect and determine if this is the right dosage for you. You can then either scale back to 0.5 grams and, for example, try 1 gram again a week later. It remains an individual process, so it’s crucial to make this commitment for yourself.

Tips for microdosing with truffles

There is a set protocol to consciously take advantage of all the positive effects of microdosing. It’s wise to determine exactly what you want to achieve before starting your microdose period. We recommend keeping a diary where you write down your intention and then reflect briefly every day on your findings, experiences, and feelings. Keeping track of your productivity and overall mood helps you understand the pros and cons. From there, you can make small adjustments to get even more benefits from your microdose experience. Also, ensure you are well-rested before use. This way, you can perfectly feel the effects of microdosing. Microdosing requires a certain level of commitment: the more attention you put into the process, the more benefits the truffles will provide.

Is microdosing addictive?

Microdosing with truffles is not addictive for a healthy, conscious, and rational person. While there is no scientific evidence that microdosing can cause psychological addiction, it is essential to pay attention to your personal relationship with psilocybin and other natural products; consider coffee, for example. The positive effects of microdosing, such as a boost in confidence and flow, can be quite appealing! So, you could say whether microdosing is addictive depends entirely on the intention with which you use psilocybin truffles and your own mental health.

Is microdosing with truffles dangerous?

While microdosing can work as a catalyst to become more self-aware, creative, and productive, its use also has its limits. Like any mind-altering molecule, it should be used consciously and responsibly. Therefore, it’s important to adhere to one of the protocols so that microdosing is a balanced and safe addition to your daily life. The protocols dictate that a microdose period should last a maximum of 10 weeks, followed by a break of 2 to 4 weeks to let your system rest. Do not use this product or other mind-altering substances in the following cases:

  • If you are pregnant;
  • If you have or are prone to psychosis or other mental disorders;
  • If you are depressed;
  • If you have used drugs, medication, or alcohol;
  • If you are under 18 years old (truffles are only intended for individuals 18 years and older).

Microdosing in the Netherlands: is microdosing with truffles legal?

Truffles are 100% legal in the Netherlands. Magic Truffles (Psilocybe Mexicana) grow underground. As a result, truffles, the firm and dry psychedelic fungus, do not belong to the mushroom category and therefore do not fall under the mushroom law. Unlike a mushroom, a true truffle is almost impossible to cultivate at home, making it easier to control. Due to their legality, they can be shipped to most EU countries under the principle of mutual recognition of goods by the European Commission. Due to our high percentage of successful deliveries (> 98%), we currently offer a delivery guarantee for most orders within the EU.

Can I microdose if I have ADHD?

While the medicinal effects of psychedelics are not clinically researched, psychedelics can also have a positive effect on people with ADHD or ADD. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not a condition but a difference in cognition. Microdosing psilocybin truffles affects your focus, creativity, and mood. Compare this to concentration problems and procrastination due to ADHD/ADD, and you can see the benefits. For this reason, there are even examples where these psychedelics serve as a suitable alternative to ADHD medication and other pharmaceutical cognitive enhancers such as Ritalin, Adderall, and methylphenidate.

Additionally, conventional medications do not always have the desired effect. Moreover, the number of medical professionals swearing by microdosing psychedelics is increasing. Nevertheless, due to the lack of thorough research, we cannot provide medical advice based on clinical evidence. Therefore, you should always take responsibility for your microdosing use, either by making decisions based on a consultation with your doctor or through your own research.’