Psilocybin dosing tips
The conversation about how much to take is increasingly broad reaching. For a long time, Terence McKenna’s philosophy of 5 dried grams in silent darkness ruled the day. In the early 2000s, 3.5 grams was considered a dose. More recently, the advised introductory recreational dose was closer to 2.5 grams, and the museum dose around 1 gram. Then microdosing – just 0.1 gram (100 mg) – planted its flag. There are even a few advocates who favor high doses of 10 grams, 20 grams, 30 grams and beyond. However, the best advice, coming from high-dose advocates as much as anyone, is to start low and go slow.
Dosing guidelines are just that, guidelines. There is a lot of variation from strain to strain and from batch to batch. Growing your own mushrooms will allow you to better know what to expect and ultimately make the best use of incrementally larger doses until you find your sweet spot. The basic dosing guidelines provide a general touchstone, but further refinement is needed to find the sweet spot—a term most relevant to microdosing, although it can also be applied to larger doses. Your personal sweet spot is dependent on strain, batch, freshness, and quality of the mushrooms.