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Microdosing with Psilocybin: The Future of Psychedelic Therapy? 

Microdosing with Psilocybin

Today, scientists and researchers are starting to explore the benefits of using psychedelics for medical purposes. Many people in Western society have never really gotten to experience the healing properties of psychedelics. According to a new study published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology , these compounds may be harnessed as powerful tools for psychotherapy and self-reflection. Microdosing with psilocybin has been gaining increasing attention as a potential alternative or adjunct to classical psychedelics in treatment of various conditions. In this article, we will explore what microdosing is and its potential benefits.

What is Psilocybin?

Psilocybin mushrooms are part of the fungus family and contain the active compound psilocybin. Psilocybin is a compound found in many types of mushrooms including “magic” mushrooms such as mushrooms found in Mexico and parts of South America, and “fungi” such as shiitake mushrooms and most dried psilocybin mushrooms. Psilocybin mushrooms are usually consumed in the form of dried mushrooms or extracts. Portions of mushrooms may vary in potency, but for the most part, any species of psilocybin mushrooms will give you the same “high” as any other species.  The hallucinogenic substance has been used by people in many cultures for thousands of years as an entheogen—an agent used to induce a spiritual experience—and more recently as a tool for depression research. The results of these studies suggest that certain psychedelics such as psilocybin can alleviate clinical depression by helping patients explore hidden emotions and past traumatic experiences. Psilocybin mushrooms are also now being researched as a potential treatment for other conditions such as OCD, addiction, PTSD, and more.

What is Microdosing?

Simply put, microdosing is taking very small amounts of psychedelic substances, such as psilocybin mushrooms.  Generally speaking, a person who microdoses will consume psilocybin in a dose that would be considered a recreational dose for someone who is not a researcher. The reason microdosing is receiving more attention is because it has been found to have potential therapeutic effects. Microdosing is still highly experimental and the research is still very limited. Microdosing has become more popular in the last few years, but it is not a new phenomenon. For centuries, humans have used naturally occurring psychoactive substances like mushrooms and plants to find greater meaning in their lives. The difference now is that more people have access to these substances, making them more likely to explore their potential benefits.

Benefits of Microdosing with Psilocybin

Studies have found that psilocybin can effectively treat anxiety and depression in patients. In one trial, for example, researchers gave psilocybin to treat anxiety in cancer patients who suffered from “existential anxiety” as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. The patients were given a single dose of psilocybin, which caused a significant decrease in anxiety. There is also evidence that psilocybin could help people overcome addiction to alcohol and other substances, since the compound has anti-addictive effects. Some researchers suggest that microdosing with psilocybin could also help treat conditions like cluster headaches, which are intense and often painful headaches that occur periodically in some people. Researchers have also found that psilocybin may be effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. OCD is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts, accompanied by an urgent need to perform certain behaviors, such as hand washing or counting. Researchers found that a single dose of psilocybin can effectively reduce the severity of OCD symptoms in patients.


Studies are just starting to explore the uses of psychedelics as therapeutic tools, and many people are excited about the idea of using microdosing with psilocybin for healing. Still, researchers caution that the long-term safety and benefits of using psilocybin for microdosing are not fully understood. For now, it is best to use psychedelics responsibly and with the guidance of a qualified health care professional. If you are interested in trying psilocybin, visit online dispensary today.