What is microdosing?
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
Who is this for?
These products are for individuals looking to improve their lives in the following ways:
- Increase focus and productivity
- Increased positivity
- Increased creativity
- Decreased stress level
- Assistance in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Assistance in dealing with prior trauma
- Improve depression and anxiety
- Increased clarity and improved thinking
- Increased enjoyment of life
- Improve thought patterns and ways of thinking
- Increased empathy
- Increased social behavior, such as becoming more conversational and outgoing
- Increased physical performance and improved recovery time
How much psilocybin is considered a microdose?
A typical micro dose of psilocybin is anywhere from .05g-.5g.
How often do I microdose?
The research suggests that there is no known exact formula for a micro dosing weekly protocol. Paul Stamets protocol suggests 5 days on two days off. This protocol blends perfectly with a typical work week, so building a routine seems to be easy to follow 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.
Will I be able to function on this product during my everyday normal routine?
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.
What are the risks associated with microdosing?
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 product to see whether this product is suitable for you.
In our experience, very few people do not benefit from microdosing, but it is important to ensure that our product is 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.
Can I take multiple pills in the same day?
Absolutely, it is very safe to take multiples and often it can be necessary to do so. Just remember, the most important part of microdosing is taking the breaks to rest the tolerance week over week.
Am I supposed to feel this?
Our blend is designed for day-to-day functionality, and 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. This product can be looked at in a similar way we look at vitamins, but this vitamin is for your brain.
What are the benefits of microdosing?
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.”
Will I fail a drug test if I microdose?
Most likely the answer is no. Most drug tests do not test for the active ingredient(s) in psilocybin based products.
If I take multiple pills in a day, how should I spread them out?
It is recommended that users keep to one of the recommended microdosing protocols. We recommend 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 this product have many useful purposes, once users understand how this product can help them, they may find a different protocol works best for them.
Will this affect my sleep schedule at all? Is there a cut off time in the day for them if so?
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.
How long do the effects of microdosing last?
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.
Can I drink alcohol at night if I microdose in the morning?
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.
How long does it take for a microdose to kick in?
While the effects of microdosing are often sub-perceptual and not overtly noticeable, microdosing typically takes 20 minutes to 45 minutes to “kick in”.
Can I take second microdose if I don't feel it within the first hour?
Yes, but it is important to understand how this product 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.
Is Microdosing Pssilocybin Addictive?
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.
Has anyone ever overdosed from psilocybin?
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.
Will microdosing affect my decision making abilities?
Absolutely, in the best way possible! Microdosing psilocybin in combination with the supplementary mushrooms offered by Redwood Mycro are designed to offer support with increased cognitive function and response!
How do I know if microdosing is right for me?
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.
We never had anyone return our product.
What are the potential negative effects of trying microdosing?
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. 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.
Can I drive after taking my daily dose?
We always recommend starting your journey on a day where you have very few obligations to get a feel for the medicines. Our Signature Blends was designed for everyday functionality. This product, 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.
How much does age group factor in for the effect of this product?
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.
What is the best time of the day to administer my daily dose?
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.
How long do the products takes to start positively affecting my mood/performance?
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.
Will I get high taking these pills?
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.
Can I use these for work?
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.
Can I take these meds if my work involves random Drug testing or testing for work-related incidents?
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.
Can these medicines help with sports performance?
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.