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What is microdosing?

What is microdosing? It’s a question a lot of people are asking these days as the practice becomes more and more visible in our modern culture. Ok, so let us break it down for you in simple terms:

Microdosing is the practice of ingesting small doses of a substance to garner functional positive effects.

A big part of this emerging industry

Here at Faded, we believe microdosing is one of the most exciting parts of this new industry. It is important to note that the same way that CBD allowed the cannabis industry to appeal to a wider audience, microdosing psilocybin is gaining more and more popularity. This is because it is safe and manageable, and the practice can fit into daily and weekly routines.

Microdosing psychedelics is popular for a number of reasons. Some of the widely reported effects include:

  • Increased productivity
  • Boost of motivation
  • Lower social anxiety
  • Social engagement
  • Increase in mood
  • Awareness
  • Spiritual connection

How did microdosing become popular?

Microdosing psychedelics became quite popular in the last five years in the technology culture of Silicon Valley, California. Coders and avid tech workers who work long, strenuous hours found that microdosing helps them perform at a higher level, both in terms of output as well as creativity. This movement is quite commonplace with substances like LSD, psilocybin and other forms of psychedelic substances.

Our microdose products

First you asked, what is microdosing? At this point, you probably have a pretty good idea what it’s all about. So now let’s talk about actual products! We carry 4 different Faded microdose blends. Each blend is suited for a particular mindset. Each product’s psychoactive ingredient is Golden Teachers psilocybe, however each also contains substances we call “adaptogens”. Adaptogens are substances which work in synergy to provide a well-rounded set of effects.  An example of a commonly used adaptogen is Lion’s Mane mushroom. We use it in our Elevate blend, and its effects offer a clear focus and calm sense of motivation.

Let’s talk about dosing

Dosing is always of utmost importance to a good experience. The first thing to remember is, always start low and slow. We offer microdose blends ranging from 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 350 mg per capsule. Each bottle comes with 30 capsules.

To put this in perspective, the common “dose” that you may have heard of if you have tried psilocybin mushrooms in the past is anywhere from 1-3 grams for your first time. This is far too high! The ideal way to start is 50 – 100 mg, which is 1/10th of a gram. If you want to learn more about dosing, check out our microdose guide here.

Take one capsule and wait for about an hour to perceive the effects. The goal of microdosing is not to be overwhelmed by the effects, but rather to notice them in a very subtle sense. Maybe you’re more focused and content doing the small menial tasks of your work than you usually are. Perhaps you feel a little extra spark of motivation or zest for life. Some report colours are a little brighter than normal, or a feeling of hyper tuned senses. If any of these are occurring, the microdose is working!

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