How does Microdosing XP work?
Microdosing XP truffles naturally contain very consistent amounts of psilocybin.Psilocybin is a tryptamin that is transformed into psilocin inside the human body. Due to its chemical structure, psilocin acts on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a hormone that’s colloquially known as
the “happiness hormone”.Serotonin plays a key role in regulation of mood, and sense of self worth, but also available energy and attention span.
People with depression and anxiety often have low serotonin levels. This often shows in their mood, posture, lack of energy and sense of self – there’s just not enough serotonin there.By stimulating the serotonin receptors, microdosing often gives people a boost to both their productivity (increased energy) and creativity (increased connectivity between brain regions). In the long run, this tends to lead to an improved sense of well-being.
The risk of accidentally overdosing Microdosing XP is virtually non-existent.A gram of them will always contain the same amount of psilocybin. This distinguishes them from “magic mushrooms”, where potency can oscillate quite wildly.
Perceived differences in the potency of truffles are usually due to other factors; your height, body weight, metabolism and how full or empty your stomach is can all cause the effects to develop at different speeds.
Microdosing XP Guide
How quickly you feel the effects of your Microdosing XP depends first and foremost on your own sensitivity for changes in your state of mind. We’ve had people report back as quickly as 2 days into their microdosing practice report back that they were blown away with how well it helped them focus and articulate.
Others need days to note any changes. For yet others, it’s weeks. And we’ve even heard from people who supposedly don’t notice any difference themselves, but keep going because their friends or family remark on how they seem so much more relaxed or happy.
How much you take will obviously influence your experience a great deal. The standard regime is to eat 1 blister bubble per day with the first meal.
This seems to be right for most people, but it’s not an iron law. Lower doses are always possible and if you want to crank it up, just take care and go about it slowly.
To chew or not to chew
Generally, we recommend swallowing the daily dose whole, with water – no chewing.
We get it if you’d like to know what you’re putting into your body and therefore want to chew and taste it all the way through, but please be aware that this may have effects that usually unfold over many hours kick in within minutes. Instead of the stomach having to break up the chewy little truffles, it can absorb it all in short time – even shorter if you’re microdosing on an empty stomach.
This is great if it’s intentional, but there’s a chance of otherwise sub-perceptual effects suddenly becoming noticeable. Also, it’s over faster, so it likely won’t last you the whole day.
This one is hard to pin down, but nonetheless important.
The goal you have in mind when you start microdosing can determine the outcome quite a bit.
If what you intend is genuinely good for you, there’s a good chance that Microdosing XP can support that endeavor.
A few examples of a solid intent might be:
- “I have this job/hobby that I love, in which I’d like to focus and perform better.”
- “I want to improve my relationship with my family.”
- “I want to acquire healthier habits like a balanced diet, drinking more water, stretching in the morning.”
- “I want to listen to my body better to treat it the way I should and get fit / improve my workouts.”
- “I want to get away from substances or behavior that I know are bad for me.”
On the other hand, there are sometimes intentions we think we pursue, but subconsciously we work against them…
- “I hate my job, but need something to help me work longer hours.”
- “Something’s not right in my close relationships and I need something to help me compensate and feel happy regardless.”
- “I want to understand people around me better in order to manipulate them more effectively.”
- “I want to force myself into working out in ways that I never do because I find them incredibly boring.”
- “I have habits that I know are harmful to me, but I’m looking for ways to feel better about myself without having to rethink them.”
As a rule of thumb, Microdosing XP won’t be a great help if you’re working against yourself. If you’re trying to beat and force yourself into certain habits or willfully ignoring your body’s signals, you’ll likely end up with the feeling of “This isn’t doing anything for me.”, or worse, it can augment your discomfort. This might result in fatigue, headaches and other ways of your body seemingly sabotaging your agenda.
Microdosing XP can work as a sort of canary in the mine, pointing out where you’re working against yourself.
If that’s the case, pause for a moment and consider. Is there anything you can focus on that would truly add value to your life, that could be better if you gave it a bit more attention? Then that could be your microdosing intent.
What’s the right protocol for microdosing?
Microdosing protocols are a very individual thing, all bodies are different.
We sometimes suggest dosing daily, because that seems to be the most effective way of keeping negative backlashes from surfacing. For example, if you microdose to keep your migraine in check, it might make sense for you to go pain-free every day. Not just every third day.
The truth is, nobody knows.
On our Shop site we mention two protocols, suggested by famous psychedelic microdosing advocates. Paul Stamets is a mycologist with profound knowledge of fungi, while psychologist James Fadiman has conducted microdosing studies with various psychedelic substances.
You’ll need to try it and come to your own conclusions.
We created a Microdose agenda tool precisely for this purpose.
It’s on the bottom of the page, designed to let you decide what dosing regiment you want to pick and show how long your order will last you.
Your own experience is your best advisor for this question.
Daily dosing doesn’t necessarily create tolerance, but in some people it might.
Can I microdose and go to work?
Yes, of course you can.
If you’re microdosing properly, you’re sober, but sharper and more in tune with yourself. There are even indications that microdosing can greatly increase the likeliness of enterint into a flow state, in which all work flows perfectly and effortlessly.
There should be no alteration to your perception or reaction time with your Microdosing XP. If you feel a perceivable difference, lower the dosis until effects are just sub-perceptual.
Once that’s achieved, you can safely go to work, drive a car, go about all your daily business. After all, it’s supposed to enhance your life, not limit it!
How much should I microdose?
The product is packaged in neat portions of approx. 1g each. (One blister holds six of these bubbles.)
One portion daily is a good amount to start with. Then you can observe yourself and adjust the amount to what you feel to be the right amount for you.
The range goes from three portions per day (one in the morning, one at midday) to half a portion every three days.
If you feel any immediate effects, try to zero in on that sweet spot just below the perception threshold. Microdosing should leave you free to do anything you want in full control of yourself – but better.
Should I worry about addiction?
Magic truffles are 100% non-addictive.
Psilocybin is actually known to have anti-addictive effects when taken in larger doses. For microdoses, studies are still a bit scarce, but we have reasons to think it sub-perceptually influences substance craving.
We do know that it can improve some people’s (44%) perceived mental health.
We’ve had some anecdotal reports of people losing their taste for excess coffee, energy drinks and overly sugary sweets while microdosing.
The bigger worry is consistency.
Taking a microdosis every day actually requires more discipline than not taking it.
Even we sometimes forget, despite having to do with Microdosing XP daily!
How do you ship?
With great care.
We ship from The Netherlands and offer two to three options, depending on your location.
You can find our shipping information on the Shop page.
We use professionally printed labels and plain, brown or white parcels / envelopes.
How does Microdosing XP compare to LSD?
To explain the comparison, think about how a melon compares to a gallon of high fructose corn syrup.
Both are sweet. In the same way, truffles and LSD are both lumped together as “psychedelics”.
But the human body is prepared to eat melons and nobody’s killed themselves with melons, ever.
High fructose corn syrup on the other hand is known to cause a wide variety of diseases and is certainly lethal in high enough doses.
You get the picture. Magic truffles: Safe, natural, legal. // LSD: artificial, potentially dangerous, illegal.
Now, let’s dive deeper.
LSD is an artificial psychedelic that was long ago synthesized from ergot – a toxic mold growing on rye that when consumed raw causes ergotism, a form of poisoning. Ergot was also known as St. Anthony’s Fire – named after the violent burning sensation in the limbs – and it must have reached a high death count in the middle ages, its biggest recorded hit being an ergotism epidemy with approx. 40.000 deaths.
Since, apart from all the burning and vomiting, ergotism could also cause mania and mass hysteria in poisoned populations, it’s been argued that it may have lead to the deadliest witch hunt in the history of colonial North America, the Salem witch trials.
LSD itself has a record of negative long-term effects and has a dark history of causing psychosis and outbreaks of schizophrenia. The blanket term “psychedelics” has certainly done the reputation of psychoactive mushrooms and truffles no good.
There is no evidence for long-term negative effects of naturally growing Microdosing XP truffles and mushrooms – and Millions of people have used such psilocybin containing organisms for millenia. There is good reason to assume that such organisms have been used ever since the beginning of humanity and since then all around the world, in spiritual and ritual context.
But why not let death have the last word?
It’s not possible to die from a truffle overdose, period.
While it would be possible (though NOT recommended!) to eat large quantities and enter into altered states of consciousness for about 6 hours, no way, even with a gun to your head, could you eat enough to die from it.