A microdose is a sub-perceptual dose. Unnoticeable or subtle in direct effect, but a noticeable influence in your life. The use of psilocybin containing mushrooms has a long and widespread history (scroll down for more history info). Microdosing psilocybin has recently gained popularity using it rather as a supplement in daily life compared to a deeper journey.
In general 1/10th to 1/20th of a ‘trip’ or journey dose is advised. Finding your sweet spot dose and schedule is a fun process and only you can decide what works best for you. And very important, IF microdosing is beneficial to you. Note that cacao increases the effect and the ideal dose might be lower.
Psilocybin with cacao
The combination of sacred mushrooms and cacao share a long history and tradition. Traditionally used in ceremonies with larger dose journeys, we like to propose this combination for microdosing too. Separately cacao and microdosing are used for a healthy and positive lifestyle, together they give more depth. Cacao is not a psychedelic, but it does have a psychoactive effect as a mood enhancer and connecting us to our heart-centre. It also has one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants, is rich in minerals and the active compound theobromine is a mild stimulant. Making it a healthy food source with a subtle but profound effect.
The Aztecs called the sacred mushrooms teonanacátl (flesh of the gods). Cacao’s official name is theobroma cacao (food of the gods). A powerful combination increasing the effect where the mushroom opens the mind and cacao opens the heart.
Note that cacao increases the effect of psilocybin. It contains MAO-inhibitors that prevent the breakdown and modulate neurotransmitters like serotonin. Your sweet spot dose might be a little lower than usual.
Another benefit of using cacao with a microdose is that it helps your body to uptake active components. In the end it’s not only what you consume into your body, but what your body can uptake and process. The natural fats present in cacao and increased blood flow help. Your can eat pure cacao paste, but our preference is to make a traditional style cacao drink. Honouring both the mushroom and cacao as teachers supporting us in living our potential. For many a cacao drink is a delicious (and very welcome) combination when chewing mushrooms/truffles.