What is microdosing?
Microdosing involves taking a small dose of psilocybin, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations, but enough to facilitate noticeable changes throughout your day. This may include general calmness, increased focus, productivity and creativity, lightened mood, decreased alcohol intake and an overall energy increase.
Will my current medication(s) affect my experience?
Yes, they can! SSRI and SNRI medication can directly negate the effects of the psilocybin. This can happen even if you stopped taking your medication recently. Focus medications like Adderall or Concerta, have been reported to cause anxiousness when taken along side a microdose. With all this said, every individual is different and we have customers who successfully take medication in conjunction with their microdose. We recommend trying a sample pack first to ensure effects are desirable! Please reach out to Willow at [email protected] with any further questions!
Why is your shipping $18?
We ship Canada wide with Xpresspost + tracking. The average cost of shipping is between $17-25 for any given package. We offer free shipping on orders over $150. Some people go in on an order with friends to purchase more & take advantage of our free shipping option.
Is your packaging discreet?
Yes, our packages are shipped discreetly and look like any other parcel.
What are the best ways to save money when ordering?
We offer free shipping if the price of your order is above $150.00 and bundled items are offered at a discounted price!
How often should I microdose?
How you form a dosing schedule is entirely up to you but we suggest taking your dose every 2-3 days to prevent your body from building a tolerance. This 1-2 day break is a good time to journal, keep track of changing emotions, and other processes that may affect your daily life dosing or not. Education combined with genuine experience will best dictate what schedule is most appropriate for you.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping typically takes 2-6 business days after your order has been processed! Once your order is shipped, you should receive an update email with your Canada Post Tracking number. If for some reason you do not, please reach out to [email protected]
Do you guys ship internationally?
We only ship Canada wide but things change and we’ll be sure to announce them on our socials when they do.
Are your packing peanuts biodegradable?
Yes! They are made from natural starches which dissolve in water. Our peanuts typically degrade within a few hours to a day!
Clarity or Clarity Lite?
Clarity (125 mg) is the perfect dose for most but if you know yourself to be sensitive, we suggest starting with Clarity Lite and doubling your dose if needed!
What are Mushie Points, how are they collected and what can they be used for?
Mushie Points are collected every time an order is placed via your account and can be used towards future purchases! 100 Mushie Points = $1.00. Every $1.00 spent = 1 Mushie Point collected.
Where can I leave a review?
Reviews can be left at the bottom of any product page!
How should I store my products?
All of our products should be stored either at room temperature or in a fridge. Avoid direct sunlight. This can melt our chocolate edibles and adding too much heat to dried psilocybe capsules can decrease potency over time.
Do your products contain niacin?
No, none of our products contain niacin.
How can I get involved or become an ambassador?
The best way to get involved is to DM us on instagram @micro.genix or email Willow at [email protected]. We are always open for collaboration with epic humans and would love to hear your ideas! If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador, please register HERE.
Can you drive on them?
We have many customers who take their dose and continue their day as per usual! We recommend you take your first micro-dose on a day with no responsibility and if you feel intoxicated in anyway we don’t suggest you drive.
Will I get higher if it’s my first time?
There’s no telling if you can inherently get higher if it is your first time dosing. Although, the effects will likely come off as stronger because it is a new feeling. Like anything unfamiliar, the first dose will likely feel the strongest as your body slowly eases into the sensations of psychedelics. Starting small is a good place to begin, as you can gain a better understanding of your natural reactions when it comes to mushrooms, and from there you can decide if you would like to up the dose or not.
Can I come pick up my products from a local shop?
Currently 100% of our sales take place on our website, microgenix.net.
I’m a really uptight person who needs control, is this right for me?
Intention is key when microdosing. Part of the value in psychedelic practice is the aspect of letting go. If you begin your dosing journey with resistance it may result in feelings of discomfort. On the flip side, if you have the intention of allowing the plant to loosen the constraints of old habits, it may also be the perfect match. Microdosing will never strip you of who you are as a core, understand that what it removes is likely what no longer serves you. Desiring control over tasks and life itself is no bad thing, and earns a place where it belongs. Starting small with a product such as Clarity Capsules might be able to give you a more comfortable idea of where exactly mushrooms can assist you, without taking away what it is you would like to keep.
What are some of the benefits of microdosing?
Consuming smaller doses of psychedelics on a regular basis can heighten the glow of day-to-day life, and create feelings of:
- + Awakened creativity
- + Enlightenment in mind, body and spirit
- + Focus and overall clarity
- + Inspiration and drive
- + Internal and external grounding
- + Heightened connection with others, art and nature
- + Intentional healing and self-improvement
What if I try my first dose and I don’t feel anything?
The intention for microdosing (75-300mg of dried psilocybe in one dose) is for a subtle, yet noticeable experience that gradually comes on and rolls off throughout the day. There could be a few reasons why you don’t “feel” anything.
- + Incorrect expectations: Sometimes people can expect a big shift or feeling from their first dose. The feeling of drinking a strong coffee, smoking cannabis or taking a shot of alcohol is not comparable. It should not be intoxicating and not be a sudden “wow I feel that a lot” experience. Be patient and mindful of your day, try a few times before moving on.
- + Clash with current medication / substance use: If you use antidepressant or focus medication, there is a good chance this can negate the effects of your microdose. Some medications can directly inhibit the effects. Others can result in an unpleasant / anxious feeling.
- + The dose is not high enough: We create our doses to be the perfect amount for most people. With this said, it is not always the case! All of our products are safe to consume more than 1. We recommend to always try on a day with little responsibilities to ensure a desirable experience!
How is Microgenix different from other microdosing companies?
We have gone above and beyond to create a diverse product line to offer something for everyone. Everything we make is Canadian sourced and manufactured with strict protocols in place to maintain quality and consistency. We pride ourselves in our competitive pricing / highest quality compared to others in the industry. We have plenty of plant-based / vegan options and use organic ingredients whenever possible. Our customer service is plentiful and almost always available via email or instagram DM. We are community driven and plan to expand into a company that is much more than just products.
What should I do if the effects are too strong?
The way a dose feels for one person, can feel completely different for the next. Everything comes back to your breath and ability to find your inner calm. If you are experiencing effects that are making you uncomfortable, take a moment to get comfortable, and understand that it is all temporary. Naturally, when the body is undergoing elements of sensation that it is not familiar with, a common instinct is resistance. It is important to trust your inner judgement, while also keeping in mind that at times, discomfort is a part of the process. Drink some water or tea, put on your favourite song, focus on your breath, and let it flow.
It’s my first time, are there any helpful hints I should know about?
- + Intention is a great place to start. There may not be one concrete reason for your interest in mushrooms, but it’s good to make note of what it is you are trying to achieve within yourself for the best results.
- + Microdosing is not intended to be something you do forever, it’s something to help you get to where you want to be. Our products can help you feel a little more inspired, ambitious, lighter, or even more patient and present. You should pick small achievable goals you can follow through with while you microdose to help further lean into healing.
- + We suggest your first dose be taken on a day off, making sure you’re properly hydrated throughout the day. This alleviates any pressure of a to do list and allows you to absorb into the experience.
Do they lose their potency over time?
With our production methods and if stored properly, our products will not lose potency or effectiveness over time.
Can I microdose at night?
Psilocybin acts as a central nervous system stimulant, therefore the rise in stimulation could make it very difficult to sleep, potentially resulting in insomnia if taken at night. Taking a microdose in the morning allows more time for effects to be felt throughout common acts of the day, in turn, giving you a clearer idea of what microdosing may enhance for you. Although, some have recounted that a decrease in anxiety has allotted an easier time relaxing, and furthermore resulting in a better night’s sleep. If you decide to try microdosing in the evening, we recommend trying on a night where you are able to sleep in on the following morning, in case you have adverse effects.
How is the “high” of Microgenix capsules compared to the raw mushrooms?
The main difference between consuming psychedelics in a controlled dose versus a recreational one is usually just that, the pure amount you are taking. Typically, a dose of recreational “magic mushrooms” can vary anywhere from 1 – 5+ grams per person. This results in a psychoactive high. With Microgenix, our motivation behind our dosages is intentional, with the purpose of being a frequent practice that can be introduced to anyone with ease. In a capsule of Clarity there is 125mg of dried psilocybe, which is a very subtle and mild dose. This allows you to experience the progressive and euphoric elements of the mushroom, without the worry of experiencing an unintended, unmanageable or overwhelming high.
When I’ve taken mushrooms in the past it has resulted in a “gut rot” feeling. Will I get that with Microgenix?
When taken in larger, uncontrolled doses, the high intensity of its chemical reaction can cause the effects of psilocybin to lead to an upset stomach. To mitigate this effect, the majority of our products contain 50mg of ginger to offset the chances of stomach issues. Many say part of the nausea is intensified by the act of chewing and swallowing raw mushrooms, as for many it is not a kind taste.
How does microdosing compare to weed edibles?
It is hard to compare the two as they are both things that vary in dose, strain, absorption and result. Correlating the both is apples to oranges. Although, the haziness that many recount with weed edibles is a trait not carried in microdosing, making it much easier to be alert and carry on with your day.
I’m 60 years old, is this for me? Or perhaps people older?
A conversation with a doctor is always recommended before microdosing with any medication(s). With all that said, microdosing at 60 should be no different than microdosing at 25, and perhaps it could be seen as even more beneficial. As we age, our level of openness declines. We begin to feel an overbearing amount of comfort in stability, and lose sight of creativity as we become more rigid. Incorporating a practice that involves creative stimulation could maintain the ability of openness and potentially keep the brain young. The effects of psychedelic practices are also believed to have longevity purposes, which is always good to mind as we age.
Who was Microgenix made for?
It was made for:
- + Those who wish to find higher intention in any lifestyle.
- + Those who seek connection with themselves and their community.
- + Those looking for a natural alternative to depression / focus drugs.
- + For creatives who want to tap into their source of inspiration.
- + For anyone who takes pride in deeper connections, to others and the world itself.
How do mushroom strains differ?
Different mushroom strains have different growing environments, they carry different patterns in spore production and also contain different levels of psilocybin/psilocin. Because of this, they vary not only in size, shape and colour, but also vary in strength, duration, and effects. Different ratios in compounds in turn will produce different effects, we can compare it to cannabis as they both have many different strains, and they are all a bit different. If you wish to know more about all of our strains and their different properties, we have detailed descriptions on each strain in our education section.
Are mushrooms addictive?
Although psilocybin is not physically addictive, people using it to escape reality may become addicted to the psychological associations reached within its frequent use. All of our products are meant to be taken in a safe and manageable manner, with the intention to connect and create a meaningful practice.
Are there other size options if I’m hesitant to try a full bottle of your capsules?
Yes, we offer sample packs of most of our products so that you can see if it is the product for you! Just select the sample size option from the dropdown menu on the product page before adding to cart.