Our favorite option is the one discussed by Paul Stamets, world renowned mycologist. He came up with the Stamet’s Stack which incorporates the following:

Stamets says the use of the 3 substances compliment each other and yield the best effect. Lion’s mane has been studied for its beneficial effects on cognitive health, while niacin has been reported to help distribute everything throughout the mind-body connection. At this point, there isn’t additional scientific evidence to back this up, but his recommendation comes from decades of research and experience into the field of mycology. 

The best microdose dosage for beginners is:

As far as the schedule, Stamets recommends a 4 day on, 3 day off schedule, that would look something like this:

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic Mushrooms100mg100mg100mg100mgOffOffOff
Lion’s Mane500-1000mg500-1000mg500-1000mg500-1000mgOffOffOff
Niacin100-200mg100-200mg100-200mg100-200mgOffOffOff

Over time, our bodies build up a tolerance. This schedule gives 3 full days of tolerance break to reset and then start back up again.

The best microdose schedule for beginners

There are a couple of different microdosing schedules you might try. The first is a daily on and off every three days. The second is one week on and one week off. Let’s take a look at those schedules in more detail: 

Micrdosing schedule option 1: On and Off

There are some others out there that recommend .1 grams (100mg) of dried magic mushrooms taken at various cadences, like once every 3 days. Here’s an example of what that schedule might look like your first week: 

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic Mushrooms100mgOffOff100mgOffOff100mg

Micrdosing schedule option 2: Alternating Weeks

And others that recommend a full week on and then a full week off, and repeat. 

Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic Mushrooms100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic MushroomsOffOffOffOffOffOffOff
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic Mushrooms100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg100mg
Week 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Magic MushroomsOffOffOffOffOffOffOff

It does come down to personal preference, but we believe that the Stamet’s Stack and schedule is the best, especially with the addition of substances that may help make its use even more efficient. 

What does microdosing feel like?

We debated how we would write about this for a while. There are a lot of resources from people talking about their own experience, but most just discussed what it did for them. While that’s great, we are all about education and wanted to create something that almost held someone’s hand through the process. Luckily for us, we have someone that decided to commit to a full 2 months, detailing the process as he goes.

He’ll be recapping how he’s feeling, starting from day one until the end of his cycle. He’ll discuss the stack he’s using, the cadence, and more. You can ask questions, email, and be a part of the process as you seek out your own microdosing journey.

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