Shakti (P. Cubensis)
Magic shrooms have been exploding in popularity due to the lasting benefits, therapeutic properties and mystical experiences. If taken in low doses (microdosing), no psychoactive effects are triggered, but a deep sense of grounding, calm ensues. Some studies conclude that the main benefits of microdosing are inspired thinking, stimulated brain cells and increased focus. It’s often suggested for patients with OCD, depression and anxiety disorders. Psilocybin is notably used to treat pain and uplift your spirits, but it’s entirely possible you could have psychedelic experiences and/or altered sensory perceptions with higher doses of magic mushrooms!
Hey, we know you’re ready to dive in to microdosing, but proceed with caution and test the waters first! As a guideline, a standard dose of psilocybin is approximately 2-3 grams, but two grams of one variety, such as the potent Ghost, could be far more intense than an equal dose of Shakti. We recommend you consult with your health practitioner to determine the right dosage and schedule recommendations. It is strongly suggested to have a support system in place, such as a sitter, therapist or a guide, as well as a designated space and time set aside for the most valuable, positive experiences.
By applying popular methods of preparation, some of the unwanted side effects related to consumption can be avoided. You may want to try the Lemon Tek practice, in which whole pieces of the shroom are soaked in lemon juice prior to consumption. Another alternative is a simple seeped magic mushroom tea with ginger and/or lemon juice added, as both aid in treating nausea/vomiting. These methods produce a more palatable flavor, while at the same time reducing nausea and offering an overall gentler intake.
Psilocybin strains are expansive amplifiers, which alter perception, mood and thought. It is unlikely that they will render positive effects for those who have preexisting anxiety conditions. Antidepressants, other drugs and alcohol can alter the effects of psychedelic mushrooms. Due to the nature of our individual genetics, the information provided here at BPFG.com regarding dosage and effects is subjective. We hope you will listen to your body and make choices accordingly. We have great respect for plant medicine and hope you will as well.