Be Yourself (Core) Microdose Psilocybin Capsules
Designed to be the perfect microdose of Psilocybin, Be Yourself is prove to promote most mental health. Sourced from 100% organic psilocybe cubensis it known to regulate one’s mood by reducing the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression. With continued use, studies show an increase in one’s sense of well-being to be the best version of yourself.
Be Mushrooms comes in “Core” and 4 different “Boosters”. The Core product “Be Yourself” contains psilocybin that we’ve all come to love. Although psilocybin has large profound effects. Be Mushrooms developed “Boosters” to take advantage of Earth’s most beneficial nootropics.
Each booster contains various adaptogens that have their own unique. properties that synergizes well with one another. Be Yourself and Be Boosters can taken or stacked together depending on your goals.
Recommended Use: Promotes best mental health and regulates mood by reducing stress. anxiety, and depression. Increases sense of well-being so you can feel like the best version of yourself.
Each glass bottle contains:
50 capsules x 100mg Psilocybe Cubensis (magic mushrooms)
Hence, Be Yourself mushrooms is 100% made in Canada, Organic, Vegan and Non GMO
Although Psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) has large profound effects. Be formulated “Boosters” to supercharge your wellness even further. and introduce some of Earth’s most beneficial nootropics.
These mushrooms have been use for centuries in different parts of the world and have proven to offer a wide host of benefits. Each of the various adaptogens have their own unique properties that synergizes well with one another. Be Yourself and Be Boosters are plan so they can taken or stacked together depending on your goals.
Recommended Dose: Take one capsule each morning with or without food.
How Do You Microdose With Psilocybin Mushrooms?
Microdosing with psilocybin mushrooms is a straightforward process. you need to source your medicine or grow your own. If you’re new to journeying, you may want to consider sourcing Golden Teachers due to their massive popularity and mild effects. You can find mushroom grow kits online, but most will must you to obtain psilocybin spores first.
Once you’ve grown or acquired the medicine and then prepared your microdoses, consume the microdose at the appropriate time. and follow a month-long protocol to ensure you experience lasting benefits. We outline each one of these elements in more detail below.
Preparing Your Microdose
Preparing psilocybin mushrooms for microdosing involves more steps than microdosing with LSD. but is still straightforward. The trickiest part is estimating how much psilocybin is in a particular mushroom. Different strains of mushrooms will not only have different quantities of psilocybin. but fresh and dried psilocybin mushrooms do, too. Even different parts of the mushroom contain different amounts.
Regardless, we recommend drying a batch of mushrooms, grinding them into a powder. and measuring out around 0.1g of as your starter microdose. From there, you can adjust the amount . When you take a dose that makes you feel some changes (most drowsiness, the first effect that comes on in a psilocybin trip). roll it back to under that amount. That’s your mushroom microdose sweet spot.
You can use any kind of psilocybin mushrooms for microdosing. The most popular ones are Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe semilanceata, Psilocybe azurecens, Psilocybe cyanescens. and Panaeolus but you can find over 180 different types in nature.
be aware of how much psilocybin content your strain contains. (For example, Penis Envy is one of the most potent of all magic mushrooms whereas Golden Teachers are a more approachable medium strength.) Then, adjust your microdose. You can learn about the potency levels of different Psilocybe strains at Erowid
How To Take Your Microdose
There are several ways to take your microdose. The most practical one is to measure your dosages into empty capsules. This will ensure even distribution and also mask the taste.
Another option is to prepare a psilocybin tea by dissolving your desired dose of powder in hot water and even adding some honey. But feel free to experiment and mix the powder into (almost) any drink you take to start your day. But, we wouldn’t recommend you try Lemon Tekking, or mixing psilocybin mushrooms with citrus juice. because this concoction may intensify the experience beyond the sub-threshold level.
What Microdosing Schedule Should I Follow?
Experts in this area suggest different microdosing regimens. but our microdosing course follows James Fadiman’s system. Fadiman recommends taking a microdose once every three days: Take a microdose on Day 1. Then, do not take a microdose on Day 2 or Day 3. On Day 4, take another microdose.
Continue this process for several weeks.
For most people, morning is the best time because the beneficial effects. will last throughout the day without interfering with sleep. It’s also helpful to take daily notes in a journal to observe the effects throughout this process and adjust. or notice the positive changes.
It’s also important to follow your usual routine while microdosing mushrooms. The purpose is to enhance your day to day existence by integrating microdoses into your routine. so don’t change what you do. But, when you try microdosing for the first time, take a day off from work and social commitments. This will give you a chance to notice any unusual effects before microdosing in a more public situation.
While it may seem like you would only feel the effects of the microdose on the days you actually take it. try to observe the effect on the two days between doses, too. Many people perceive increased feelings of flow, creativity. and energy the day after they microdose also to the day of microdosing.
Can microdosing build up a tolerance to mushrooms?
The short answer is yes, microdosing mushrooms can affect your tolerance for psilocybin.
Paul Stamets recommends a different microdosing protocol from above. He suggests taking a microdose every day for four days. then taking three days off to avoid building up a tolerance. He also suggests making psilocybin a central part of the stack. which also includes lions mane and niacin, to help with neuroplasticity and general well-being.
Psilocybin and lion’s mane both have the capacity to create new neurons and neural pathways. and also to repair existing neurological damage. Niacin works as a flushing agent and carries GABA across the blood-brain barrier. which helps with the distribution of the psilocybin molecules. All together, Stamets believes that “this unique combination of compounds. can be incorporate into other therapies with such combinations providing unique advantages. for significant advancements in repairing neurons, removing amyloid plaques. improving mental health, cognition, agility, and improving the ecology of consciousness.”
Microdosing every day is not recommended. Because your body produces a tolerance to psilocybin. you might see diminishing returns after a few days if they taken every day. This is why Fadiman suggests leaving a couple of days between each dose. Plus, the fact that positive effects can sometimes felt many days after a microdose is a good reason to space out your doses.
Another downside to microdosing every day is normalizing a very potent substance. You can compare it to the use of coffee for productivity purposes. When you drink coffee every day, over time you need to increase the dose to get the same effect. Within a couple of months, one cup turns into two, three, or four cups.
It is best to leverage microdosing as an occasional advantage, rather than a consistent go-to like coffee. So whichever protocol you follow, be sure to build in at least a few reset days where don’t microdose.
For people who are new to psychedelics, even microdosing can be+ a daunting concept. Retreats are a great option for those who want to be introduce to psychedelics surrounded by experts in a guided. personalized setting. More curated microdosing retreats could be an option for people looking to begin their microdosing journey. and could be the best way. to translate the psychedelic experience into lessons for living a better life.
What does science tell us about microdosing mushrooms?
While there has been some recent research on microdosing mushrooms. we know a lot more about what large doses of psychedelics do to the brain.
Much of what we understand about how psychedelics work involves serotonin. a chemical that is among the brain’s most important neurotransmitters. Serotonin affects everything we do, from how to how we process information. It keeps our brains ticking.
Psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin share a similar structure to serotonin and mimics the chemical’s effects. (for a comparison of the two see LSD vs Shrooms). This is why these substances have comparable effects to a full dose when microdosed. at least in the most important aspects described in the Benefits and Risks section of this guide. You can learn more about the differences between microdosing LSD and psilocybin here.
Because serotonin is so important to mood stabilization, common antidepressants. (called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs) increase the levels of serotonin in the brain. which can make you feel happier.
Psychedelics work by mimicking serotonin. One of psilocybin’s main effects is to stimulate a serotonin receptor called “5-HT2A” located in the prefrontal cortex. which leads to two important results:
The production of “Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor” (BDNF). a protein that is “like Miracle-Gro for your brain,” according to Waldman. BDNF stimulates growth, connections, and activity. 
The increased transmission of “Glutamate,” a neurotransmitter responsible. (in part) for important brain functions such as cognition, learning, and memory. 
Glutamate and BDNF work together in ways we’ve yet to understand. but it’s become clear that having more of each can lead to many of the benefits that microdosers are seeking. 
Psychedelics also cause parts of the brain that don’t usually communicate. with one another to start talking so the speak. These unique connections are forme by psychedelics’ ability to dampen the activity of an often over-used. part of our brain called the “Default Mode Network” (DMN).  The DMN handles many mental activities, including day-dreaming. self-reflection, and thinking about the past or the future. But research shows that a active DMN causes us to ruminate. over-analyze ourselves, and step out of the present moment to question the past and the future. all which can make us unhappy. In fact, some studies suggest that depression is linke to an overactive DMN.  This helps explain why psychedelics could be use to combat depression and anxiety. as well as lead to insights and creative perspectives that may otherwise remain inaccessible.
BENEFITS AND RISKS
04There are many benefits to microdosing mushrooms. But, at the risk of oversimplifying, most people microdose for two main reasons:
1. To reduce the frequency and intensity of undesirable states caused by various forms of mental illness including:
2. To increase the frequency and intensity of desirable states/outcomes, including:
Improved relationships/increased empathy
Many people microdose for personal development or purposes of self-optimization. Reports suggest that the practice can improve creativity, productivity, and energy. Countless people also microdose to help them solve work-related problems, create new concepts. or to reduce procrastination. Microdosing mushrooms can also help you by improving your social interaction skills. athletic performance, and spiritual awareness.
Here are a few testimonials from Third Wave survey respondents on how microdosing helped them reach desirable states:
By far, the riskiest thing about microdosing mushrooms is the law. It’s crucial to check your local laws before microdosing. as the penalties for the possession of psilocybin mushrooms are still harsh in many countries. It’s still possible to microdose psilocybin mushrooms legally. and we never condone illegal activities.
Aside from the legal risks, microdosing mushrooms has proven to be a safe. non-threatening introduction to the benefits of psychedelics. Psilocybin has a long track record of safe use. Combine that small dose amounts, and microdosing appears to be safe.
As you can see in the graph below, psilocybin is one of the safest substances you can find, both and. It’s even safer than alcohol.
That said, psychedelics are powerful substances, and even microdoses have a risk potential. Emotional turbulence or anxiety is possible while microdosing, due to psychedelics’ “amplifying effect.” Psilocybin tends to amplify your current mood rather than act as a stimulant or numbing agent. For this reason, it is important to assess your mindset before consuming a microdose.
We also recommend discussing the risks with your physician if you suffer from psychosis. schizophrenia, or severe anxiety. When overdone, microdosing can lead to manic states, which could exacerbate underlying conditions.
Since there is no clinical research on the safety of microdosing mushrooms. it’s best to avoid microdosing for extended periods of time (longer than a few months). There is a potential heart risk of taking too many large doses of psychedelics over a long period of time. That said, we don’t know how this translates to microdosing.
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Microdosing and Leadership
Change and innovation are happening faster than ever these days, and leaders need to adapt. Great leaders must come up with creative solutions to unexpected issues and problems. turning potential setbacks to their advantage. Staying at the forefront of any field requires mastering new technology and being open to novel ways of accomplishing tasks. taking both short and long term needs into account.
Additionally, modern leadership is becoming less hierarchical, dominant, and aggressive. (archetypal “masculine” traits) and requires the ability to cultivate space to allow. the best people to step in and contribute their highest gifts. (archetypal “feminine” characteristics).
Microdosing helps to speed up this developmental process for the next generation of leaders. by facilitating enhanced creativity mental flexibility, and honest self-reflection. Microdosing also improve self-confidence. which enables you to be more in touch with your emotions and helps you better communicate.
Third Wave Microdosing Survey
Here are a few testimonials from Third Wave survey respondents on how microdosing. helped them overcome undesirable states:
“Microdosing doesn’t allow me to be anywhere else but in the present moment. This has helped me with my anxiety and depression. I am incapable of worrying about what’s going to happen next week, tomorrow, or even five minutes from now. I can function without anxiety for the first time in years. that my attention span is greater, I’m concentrating like never before. When I was suffering with pain I was given a lot of prescription pain pills and was becoming addicted to them. Microdosing helped me stop taking the several pills a day I was taking so I could get out of bed. and I haven’t touched them since.”
“I have fought depression for some 6-7 years since adolescence, microdosing has, so far. helped me get on with my day-to-day, as much on no MD days as MD days. This also applies to Social & General Anxiety which has been less severe but experienced for the same period.”
“I overcame my depression with microdosing because I can be productive and happy with it as a creative booster. It also eliminates any anxiety I get because I never used to raise my hand in class. I smoke a lot of cannabis and it’s unhealthy to overindulge. I found microdosing to make me feel the need to be productive so I smoke much less when I microdose and don’t indulge to smoke.”
07While we have anecdotal evidence supporting the benefits of microdosing. research is showing that macrodoses have positive effects on mood disorders and anxiety. It’s shown to have long-term positive effects for patients with treatment-resistant. depression and is also proving effective at treating addiction.
Evidence is also strong that a psilocybin experience can be a powerful driver for personal growth. In fact, one recent study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. found that “a single dose of psilocybin produced and enduring decreases. in depressed mood and anxiety along with increases in quality of life.”
Research has also shown that psilocybin can be use to enhance one’s spiritual practice. In a recent study, 75 participants engaged in a six-month spiritual course involving meditation. awareness and self-reflection. During the course, participants given either a low or high dose of psilocybin. At the end of the six months, the participants given the high dose of psilocybin showed. greater improvements in measures of spirituality such as interpersonal closeness, life meaning. death transcendence, and forgiveness.
With all this in mind, many people believe psilocybin (and other psychedelics). could be a key component of self-improvement and self-optimization. By occasioning the experience of feeling connected to the universe. (in whatever individual form that takes) and confronting the deepest part of yourself. many believe psilocybin can help you take the necessary steps to become the best version of yourself you can be.
08Psilocybin mushrooms are still illegal to buy, have and grow in many countries. Make sure you’re aware of your local laws before you decide to buy psilocybin mushrooms to microdose.
If you live somewhere that allows the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms for personal use. consider growing your own psilocybin mushrooms and storing them for future. use with one of Third Wave’s top vetted mushroom growing kits.
If you live in Europe, you may have the option of purchasing psilocybin truffles. which are legal in the Netherlands. Remember, these are less potent than psilocybin mushrooms. and an ideal starter dose is 0.5g of dried truffle powder.
09Psilocybin is the active psychedelic ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms. The threshold dose for feeling the effects from dried mushrooms is in the 0.2-0.5g range, though it varies for each individual person. A moderate dose in the 1-2.5g range, taken, produces effects that last from three to six hours. Psilocybin is about 100 times less potent than LSD and 10 times less potent than mescaline.
When you take psilocybin, your body metabolizes the substance into psilocin. both of which produce the psychedelic effects. Psilocybin and psilocin interact with serotonin receptors in the brain and have an especially high affinity for the 5-HT. (serotonin) 2A subtype receptors In rodents. psilocybin has shown a strong interaction with receptors in hub regions of the brain that integrate. sensory experiences. This could explain effects such as synesthesia—the experience of mixing sensory modalities. such as hearing colors or tasting sounds and altered sensory experiences during mushroom trips.
Is microdosing illegal?
Microdosing is not illegal. Several countries allow the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms. the buy of psilocybin truffles, or the purchase of LSD analogues. We do not condone microdosing where it is against the law, as penalties can be severe.
For a complete list of legal, trusted psilocybin retreat centers worldwide. visit Third Wave’s Psychedelic Directory
Is microdosing safe?
The riskiest thing about microdosing is its potentially illegal nature. Always be aware of your local laws and don’t undertake any illegal activities.
The first ever controlled, double-blind study of microdosing LSD and psilocybin suggests that the practice is more effective than a placebo and that it is safe.
Still unknown, however, are the effects that frequent microdosing could have on the body. This is why we recommend microdosing for no longer than a few months at a time.
One thing is for certain – with microdosing, there is no risk of having a “bad trip” or experiencing intense psychedelic effects. Taking a microdose is the ideal way to be introduce to psychedelics and.
How do I get started with microdosing?
There are lots of things to cover before you get started with microdosing depending on the reasons you’re interested in the first place!
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