Growing up in Toronto, I had never heard the term “microdosing” until 2020. Fast forward to 2023, and today I got 5 separate ads promoting microdose pills on my Instagram feed.
What is microdosing?
Microdosing is the consumption of a small, non-hallucinogenic dose of magic mushrooms for its therapeutic & medicinal benefits.
What benefits do people get from microdosing?
Most individuals notice their mood is enhanced & their energy levels are increased through microdosing. Additionally, there is a noticeable improvement in their focus & concentration. For those dealing with anxiety, many report a reduction in anxiety when they microdose.
In other words, the majority experience heightened happiness, increased energy levels, and improved productivity, all without getting distracted.
What is so “magical” about these mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms (also called “mushies” or “shrooms”), are naturally growing fungi that contain a psychoactive compound called psilocybin. Different strains of magic mushrooms have different levels of this compound. Psilocybin has been studied extensively for the last few years for its potential therapeutic benefits.
What are some of the benefits of psilocybin?
At low doses, psilocybin has been associated with the benefits mentioned earlier, such as: mood enhancement, increased focus & concentration, and decreased anxiety & distraction. Psilocybin has also been reported to improve the symptoms of certain people suffering from depression & PTSD. It can also help with opiate & benzo withdrawals in some individuals.
One of the most encouraging medical news is the potential for psilocybin to enhance neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to form new neural connections & reorganize itself). In simple terms, psilocybin may prompt communication between parts of the brain that typically don’t interact.
What happens if you consume larger amounts of psilocybin?
A moderate dose of psilocybin induces euphoria, as well as a pleasurable sensation throughout the body. Prolonged laughter in most individuals will usually follow.
With higher doses of psilocybin, auditory & visual hallucinations can occur. The specific effects vary depending on the strain of magic mushrooms consumed. Some strains may cause the walls to bend & warp, while other strains may result in the formation of geometric shapes. Specific strains of magic mushrooms have the ability to produce vivid colours, while others give music a particularly psychedelic quality.
Some people routinely consume high doses of magic mushrooms as a recreational activity. Most individuals who partake find it a pleasurable and enjoyable experience. Unlike other recreational drugs, magic mushrooms are 100% natural & are non-toxic to the human body.
What is a typical microdose?
A typical microdose is between 50mg and 300mg of dry magic mushrooms. Anything higher, and most individuals would start to experience some of the hallucinations mentioned earlier. The microdose would cross the threshold to a “recreational” dose (also called a “macro-dose”).
How do you microdose?
In 2023, most magic mushrooms companies produce microdosing shroom capsules. The shrooms are ground up, and are placed into gelatin or vegetable cellulose capsules. This eliminates the unpleasant taste and mess that comes with eating a piece of mushroom on its own or grinding it up. It also enables you to control your dose precisely without a scale. Microdosing is now as simple as swallowing some vitamins.
What are some popular methods of microdosing?
A popular method of microdosing is to consume 1 microdose pill every 2-3 days.
Another popular method involves taking 1 microdose pill daily for 4-5 days, and then abstaining for 2-3 days.
Both methods incorporate a tolerance break, as even these small doses of psilocybin can lead to the development of tolerance in the body. Whichever method you choose, make sure your body receives at least a 2-3 day break from microdosing within a 7-day cycle.
How can you purchase microdose pills in Toronto?
In Toronto, you have three different options for purchasing microdosing shroom capsules, depending on your needs.
Since 2022, almost 20 magic mushrooms dispensaries have opened in the city. Visiting a dispensary is an interesting experience, as each has unique artwork & colourful decorations. Dispensary employees are quite helpful and can answer any questions you might have about microdosing.
If you don’t live near a dispensary, or you prefer not to walk down the street with a bag of shroom microdosing pills, then you may prefer to order from a same day magic mushrooms delivery company. These companies will deliver your microdosing pills to you quickly and discretely. While a quick Google search for Toronto microdosing shrooms delivery will reveal a list of 50+ delivery companies, not all of them sell microdose capsules. Do your research, and for this type of business, a good referral holds significant value.
The safest option continues to be ordering from a mail-order BC company. Canada Post will deliver your package within 5-7 days, and no one will ever know that you’re interested in microdosing. Unlike the first two options, this is a 100% safe & discrete way to purchase your shroom products. In fact, up until 5 years ago, this was pretty much the only way to reliably purchase them in Toronto.
Since 2020, as people have become increasingly conscious of their physical & mental well-being, the popularity of microdosing has surged significantly. Whether you’re seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals, or endeavoring to naturally enhance your well-being, there has never been a better time to explore the benefits of magic mushrooms microdosing.
If you’re still harbouring any doubts, take comfort in a recent survey that revealed that 40% of new magic mushroom customers in 2022 specifically sought out microdosing products. While magic mushrooms are still a safe, natural & enjoyable experience with your friends, they can also serve as a valuable tool to enhance your own mental health. If you’re still curious, you’re not alone. There has never been a more accepting time for magic mushrooms in Toronto than there is now.
I wish you good mental health.