The Impact of Micro-Dose Capsules on Commercial Psilocybin Operations
Unlike cannabis which can be legally purchase in many forms, including flower, oils, and edibles, the future of commercial psilocybin sales will likely rely heavily on a single form of consumption. Micro-dose capsules filled with dried psilocybin mushrooms have been shown to provide a variety of benefits to users and are growing in popularity. As the primary form of consumption, the demand for micro-dose capsules will shape the evolving psilocybin industry.
A micro-dose of psilocybin is typically about 1/10th of a macro-dose. Or a dose large enough to initiate a psychedelic trip. Unlike a macro-dose, a micro-dose does not create a ‘high’ feeling or induce a psychoactive effect in the user’s perception. After consuming a micro-dose of psilocybin, some users report a positive mood, stimulated productivity, and increased focus, energy levels, and creativity, while others have complained of increased anxiety or migraines.
Psilocybin can be consume daily, but users will build up a tolerance quickly. Although, like cannabis, psilocybin cannot be overdose. Consuming psilocybin may initiate food poisoning, accelerate the nervous system, and can negatively affect the liver.
Microdosing capsules contain 50 to 300 milligrams of magic mushroom powder. They also contain the psychoactive ingredient: psilocybin. A full dose, 10 times that, is when the more commonly known psychedelic effects set in.
Micro-doses of psilocybin are typically consume in the form of a capsule. But micro- and macro-doses can also be consume in the form of teas or the mushrooms can be consume wet (fresh). Capsules typically contain 0.1-0.5 grams of dried and ground psychedelic mushrooms and are sometimes combine with other supplements, vitamins, or natural ingredients.
One of the most likely reasons for the popularization of consuming psilocybin in capsules instead of wet mushrooms is the short period of time that a mushroom is considere fresh after picking. Once wet mushrooms have been dehydrate, they have a much longer shelf-life of approximately 2-5 years. While the effects of psilocybin will be felt sooner after consumption when the mushrooms are wet. There is no difference in potency between wet and dehydrated mushrooms. Though psilocybin capsules are not legally available in many areas. Capsules are typically price at around $15 per gram or $3 per capsule.
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