The Basics

What are magic mushrooms?

Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocin. These substances are hallucinogens and have been used by people for thousands of years. There are thousands of species and subspecies of magic mushrooms. Since many species look alike it can be hard to tell them apart. The compounds in magic mushrooms, psilocybin and psilocin, are hallucinogenic, and consuming them will provide an altered state of consciousness.

What are magic mushrooms?

The top 5 ways to consume magic mushrooms are:

  1. Chewing and swallowing – The most usual way to ingest magic mushrooms is simply by eating them. Remember to chew. Effects will kick in typically after 30-45 minutes. The less empty your stomach is from food the stronger and faster you will feel the effects.
  2. Tea – Do not boil as high temperatures will destroy the active ingredients. Psilocybin tea typically kicks in after 15-30mins.
  3. Capsules – Usually used when taking a micro-dose. The capsules only hold micro-dose doses. You do have the option to take multiple to feel full effects if desired. Capsules hide all taste and make consumption very discreet.
  4. Psilocybin Edibles – The psilocybin is extracted from the mushrooms and injected into a variety of tasty treats! Effects typically kick in 20-40mins after consumption.
  5. Psilocybin Tinctures – The psilocybin extract is combined with grain alcohol and purified water to give you an extremely concentrated, fast acting, easy to use microdosing option

What is microdosing?

Microdosing is the act of consuming small amounts of psychedelics – about a tenth of a regular dose – on a 2x per week basis for an extended period of time. There are no classic psychedelic effects when under the influence of a microdose. It provides small glimmers of insight into how you can make constructive changes in your life that align with your true self.

When should I try a higher dose/macrodose?

Maybe never. While the full psychedelic experience may be beneficial for a wide variety of people when conducted under ideal circumstances—this may not mean it will be beneficial for you! However, a macrodose may allow you to confront your vices, ambitions or suffering on a more direct and visceral level. High doses of psychedelics can change your life in ways you were not expecting. Be completely sure that you are prepared for the unexpected.

How much magic mushrooms should I take?

Dosage can vary from person to person. Here are a few ways to determine your dose as per The Third Wave (thethirdwave.co).

Microdose (0.05-0.25g):

  • Non psychoactive
  • Mood enhancement
  • Decreased stress
  • Emotional stability
  • Mindfulness, presence and peace
  • Openness and self-forgiveness
  • Increased empathy and sociability
  • Conversational fluidity
  • Alleviation of persistent conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD
  • Increased motivation (e.g. to make positive lifestyle changes)
  • Increased focus/productivity
  • Increased flow states
  • Clearer, more connected thinking
  • Improved memory
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Easier meditation
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Relaxation and increased awareness of body
  • Enhanced athletic endurance
  • Increased energy overall (without anxiety or subsequent crash)
  • Amplification of mood, positive or negative
    Slight sedative effect

Mini-dose (0.25-0.75g):

  • Mood enhancement, mild euphoria or excitement
  • Mindfulness, presence, and peace
  • Openness and self-forgiveness
  • Introspective insights
  • Alleviation of persistent conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD
  • Increased motivation (e.g. to make positive lifestyle changes)
  • Increased flow states
  • Clearer, more connected thinking
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Easier meditation
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Relaxation and increased awareness of body
  • Increased energy in waves
  • Mild body high
  • Amplification of mood, positive or negative
  • Preference for introspection over socializing
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Very mild visuals, if any

Museum dose (0.5-1.5g):

  • Mood enhancement, euphoria or excitement
  • Mild to moderate visuals (e.g. “breathing” environments)
  • Increased empathy
  • Conversational fluidity
  • Introspection
  • Increased flow states
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Increased creativity
  • Spontaneity
  • Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Enhanced athletic endurance
  • Moderate body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Amplification of mood, positive or negative
  • Altered perception of sound
  • Time dilation or contraction (time passing more slowly or quickly)
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Pupil dilation

Moderate dose (2-3.5g):

  • Strong euphoria or excitement
  • Sense of peace
  • Mystical experience and feelings of wonder
  • Life-changing introspective or philosophical insights
  • Increased flow of ideas
  • Increased senses
  • Enhanced senses
  • Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Strong body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Amplification of emotions, whether good or bad
  • Open- and closed-eye visuals (e.g. patterns, auras)
  • Synesthesia
  • Time dilation or contraction (time passing more slowly or quickly)
  • Sedation
  • Unusual physical sensations
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Wide pupil dilation
  • Compulsive yawning

Mega dose (5g+):

  • Strong euphoria or excitement
  • Mystical experience and intense feelings of wonder
  • Life-changing introspective or philosophical insights
  • Ego death
  • Increased flow of ideas
  • Increased creativity
  • Enhanced senses
  • Finding otherwise mundane things funny or interesting
  • Very strong body high
  • Clear come-up, peak, and come-down
  • Amplification of emotions, whether good or bad
    Very strong open- and closed-eye visions (e.g. memories coming to life)
  • Visual, auditory, tactile hallucinations
  • Synesthesia
  • Time becoming meaningless
  • Thought loops
  • Sedation
  • Unusual physical sensations and altered perception of physical form
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Very wide pupil dilation
  • Compulsive yawning