How to Microdose Truffles

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How to Microdose Truffles

Enter the world of microdosing psilocybin with our guide on how to microdose magic truffles. By following a specific protocol, setting realistic expectations, and recording your progress, you could tap into the many potential benefits associated with this practice. Ready to start microdosing? Then continue reading!

Recent years have seen the trend of microdosing skyrocket. From its storied association with Silicon Valley to its current, much more global influence, just what is microdosing, and is it possible to microdose psilocybin truffles? The answer is yes—and this article aims to show you how to go about doing so.


Microdosing is a practice in which very small doses of psychoactive substances are taken at specific intervals over a specific period of time. The goal is not to become intoxicated or to experience psychedelic effects; it’s all about maximising the benefits of a substance without experiencing a significant change in mental state.

Perhaps the most notable substances people choose to microdose are LSD, cannabis, and psilocybin mushrooms or truffles. The latter will be the focus of this article, as we outline how to maximise the potential benefits of microdosing psilocybin truffles.


What Are The Benefits Of Microdosing Magic Truffles?

But what are the benefits of microdosing? Though the science surrounding this practice is very nascent and inconclusive, microdosing famously became popular among young professionals in the technology field as a way to improve cognition and push their creativity beyond its normal limits. But it isn't just work that appears to benefit from microdosing; some individuals also report enhancements in mood and emotional benefits.

With that in mind, below is a roundup of some of the main potential benefits of microdosing psychedelic truffles:

  • Increased mood
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Enhanced cognition
  • Improved social encounters
  • Improved motivation and self-efficacy
  • Prolonged mental health improvements (has yet to be proven)


Now that we’re aware of some of the potential benefits of microdosing magic truffles, how does one go about doing it? While there is no perfect way to microdose, below we’ll do our best to guide you toward the ideal dose and schedule to suit your goals.


How Much Should You Take When Microdosing Magic Truffles?

At present, there is no standard suggestion regarding what constitutes a microdose of magic truffles. There are numerous factors to consider, such as whether the truffles are fresh or dried, and how potent the strain of truffle is. As a general rule, consuming 0.25g of fresh truffles per microdose is a good place to start, as this should be well below the threshold of exhibiting psychedelic effects. Remember, the goal is not to feel a massive difference right away; the effects should be largely “sub-perceptual”.

Some choose to increase the dose to 0.5g or even 1g of fresh truffles, and find this to be the sweet spot. However, everyone’s sweet spot is different and depends on factors such as body mass, whether or not you've eaten, and more—so it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

It's also worth making the distinction between taking fresh truffles versus dried. Were you to take dried magic truffles, the suggested starting dose would be even smaller—around 40–50% less. So, using our example of a 0.25g dose for fresh truffles, you would reduce this to around 0.125g for dried truffles.


Though microdosing has very recently become popular, there are several established systems, or protocols, for microdosing successfully. The main purpose of these protocols is to ensure you maximise the benefits of psilocybin without building a substantial tolerance. Indeed, our bodies rapidly develop a tolerance to psilocybin, which means you wouldn’t be able to experience the benefits of truffles were you to take them every single day. As a result, we need to be a little more intentional with our microdosing schedule.

While there are numerous respected microdosing protocols, the one arguably best suited for beginners is the Fadiman protocol. Created by James Fadiman—a true pioneer in the microdosing space—the protocol is simple: take a microdose once every three days over a period of several weeks (usually 10). So, for instance, you’d take a microdose on day 1, then abstain for days 2 and 3, taking another dose on day 4. And then the cycle repeats. This ensures you don’t build up a rapid tolerance, and also acts as a beginner-friendly springboard into microdosing.

During this time, it’s essential to record your progress, including on days off, in order to track your development over the weeks. The changes may not seem dramatic, especially at first, but it’s about the journey not the destination. In order to optimise your efforts, consider setting goals before starting your microdosing regimen; that way, you'll know what to keep an eye on from the beginning.


Ways To Consume Magic Truffles

Fortunately, consuming magic truffles for the purpose of microdosing is an easy affair—you just need a couple pieces of equipment. Given that the goal of microdosing is to take consistent, small doses of a substance, we highly recommend grinding your truffles into a powder and then encapsulating it. By purchasing a capsule machine and some capsules, you can create a bunch of consistently dosed truffle caps that you can easily swallow when the time comes. While it may take a little effort in the beginning, once you have your capsules ready to go, taking your microdose will be an effortless process that you can even do on the go!

Alternatively, you could make truffle tea or simply eat small amounts of your truffles raw—but this makes for a much less streamlined process that is also likely to be inconsistent in terms of dose.


Remember, when microdosing, you shouldn’t expect to feel any profound differences while the psilocybin is in your system. In fact, if you do feel notable euphoria or psychedelic effects, this is no longer a microdose. More than likely, microdosing may cause you to experience a general sense of elevation. You may feel more alert and connected to what’s happening around you, experiencing a sort of mild internal “glow”. While the benefits aren’t all proven, some report feeling a general sense of wellness or an increase in mood that is lightly perceptible. Furthermore, during periods of work or study, you may find yourself feeling more creative or confident in your problem-solving ability.


Are There Any Risks To Microdosing Magic Truffles?

Microdosing magic truffles is not considered dangerous, as long as you source high-quality truffles to begin with. That said, microdosing is not without its potential risks or downsides.

To start, should you consume too much, you may experience psychedelic effects. While this in itself can be desirable in certain circumstances, it’s far from ideal in the workplace, at university, or at events involving lots of engagement. For this reason, we advise starting out with a small microdose (0.25g or so) and slowly working your way up.

Another potential pitfall is legality. While truffles are deemed legal in certain areas, psilocybin is not. Truffles often manage to escape the strict regulations bestowed on magic mushrooms, as truffles are actually the sclerotia of the mushroom—a subterranean mass of mycelium. While this may allow some users to legally purchase and microdose truffles, others may not have that luxury. Always be sure to research the legal landscape regarding psilocybin truffles and mushrooms in your area before proceeding with microdosing.

The last watch-out has to do with the nature of microdosing itself. While mounting research shows that substantial doses of psilocybin could be beneficial for a variety of clinical applications, there is no conclusive evidence supporting the practice of microdosing specifically. Due to limitations in studying the effects of psilocybin, and given the fairly recent emergence of microdosing as a trend, we are still a ways away from pinning down exactly how microdosing may be beneficial. That said, for many, the potential benefits seem to outweigh the risks. It’s up to you to decide.


As we come to the end of this article, we’ll leave you with a couple final pieces of advice. In addition to our recommendation of taking things low and slow, be sure to keep a record of your progress. Fail to do this, and it may become very hard to perceive the subtle changes that occur throughout your microdosing regimen. The other piece of guidance is to not set your expectations too high. Some swear by the benefits microdosing has brought to their lives, while others are less convinced. Set realistic goals, and you may just find microdosing truffles to be a perfect way to enhance daily life.