How to Microdose

microdose capsules
microdose capsules

A systematic approach can be useful to a lot of people who take up microdosing. Here we will attempt to explain various options one has on how to microdose.

A Microdosing Schedule

There are two well-known popular strategies for crafting a microdosing schedule:

The Fadiman Protocol

The Fadiman protocol advocates once every three days – that’s 1 day on followed by 2 days off, in a cycle. That looks like:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Etc.
OnOffOffOnOffOffOnRepeat
And continue as needed.

The Stamets Protocol

The Stamets protocol is a little more intensive. That is 5 days on, followed by 2 days off, in a cycle. That looks like:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Etc.
OnOnOnOnOnOffOffRepeat
And continue as needed.

The Personal Protocol

Over time you come to intuitively know when it’s a good time for you to microdose and when it’s a good time to take a break. There is nothing wrong with going your own way – as oftentimes the individual knows best what they need.

Just remember to take a break sometimes, if you find you are doing it often. Integration of the lessons learned into one’s sober existence is important, and you also don’t want to build up too much of a physical tolerance.

In any of the cases, the purpose of the breaks give one time to integrate what one learned from dosing days. It also gives your body a rest, so it doesn’t build up too much of a resistance to the substance.

There might be a week where you do it just once, followed by a week where you do it 4-5 times. We believe the individual is able to best intuit what is suitable for themselves.

How it’s Taken

Typically we recommend taking a capsule in the morning before breakfast, on an empty stomach. The effects generally last somewhere in between 3-6 hours. Feel free to eat after dosing.

If you find the effects too strong for you at first, you might moderate this by choosing to dose after you’ve eaten. There’s no health repercussions of dosing before, after, or during eating.


Some Common Questions

Will I be tripping / hallucinating / high?

No. It usually takes at least 1g to get to that beginning mild ‘trip’ stage, of a microdose. Our ‘standard’ product, is 100mg – or 1/10th that. At this level you will notice something just at the edge of a difference of perception. You will still be able to function in your day-to-day life without issue.

Why do people microdose?

There are a host of reasons. Microdosing has been shown to give people the ability to look at things (internal and external) from a fresh perspective, unencumbered from the sociological and or psychological biases. This can help people snap out of depressive episodes, as it can help people to realize that their depression often comes from thought patterns ingrained in their consciousness.