Dosing with Amanita Muscaria Mushroom: What You Need to Know

April 28, 2023 | David Nadel


Dosing with Amanita Muscaria Mushroom

Amanita muscaria mushrooms are here, offering a legal way to enjoy a psychedelic mushroom experience thanks to the federally compliant active compound, muscimol. These mushrooms are hallucinogenic, and are well-known for their uses in spiritual and religious ceremonies over the last several centuries.

Given their powerful effects, it’s really important to be mindful of dosing, especially if you’re new to them. Even if you’ve tried other intoxicating substances before, you don’t know how you’re going to react to their effects, so you want to go slow and be mindful of general dosing guidelines. Because of that, we want to talk about how to properly dose with amanita muscaria products of all kinds, to make sure you end up with the right potency of effects for your needs.

Characteristics of Amanita Muscaria

Appearance - Ranging from Bright Red to Orange along with white 'wart-like' spots and white 'Gills' (the underside of a Mushroom), these Amanitas feature white spores, a stem-ring along with a veil that is torn on cap expansion.

Habitat - Amanita Muscaria is known to grow in the regions of Northern Hemisphere, in areas such as forests, pastures and fields. It is found throughout the temperate and boreal regions.

Toxicity - While the mushroom contains several biological agents known to be toxic and hallucinogenic, no reliable documentation of fatal effects is found to be available. Active psychoactive agents such as Muscimol and its precursor Ibotenic Acid are found in Amanita Muscaria. These active constituents are water-soluble and cooking processes such as boiling partially detoxifies the mushroom. Raw ingestion may lead to symptoms like mild nausea, drowsiness and mood-change etc.

What Plays a Role in the Amount You Should Take?

There are some generalized dosing guidelines for amanita muscaria mushrooms, depending on the product type. But, before we get into those guidelines, let’s talk about the things that you need to consider first, since to an extent, the right dosage for you has a lot to do with a number of personal factors.

Factor #1: Your Personal Tolerance

Of course, personal tolerance plays a big role in the amount you should take of amanita muscaria – or really, any intoxicating substance. If you’re brand new, you will want to start out with a low dose since your body likely can’t tolerate higher amounts. Keep in mind that even if you’ve tried other kinds of psychedelic mushrooms before, amanita muscaria uses muscimol as its intoxicant, which is ultimately a different substance. Of course, as you continue to take them, your tolerance will go up, and so can your dosage.

#2: The Type of Product

Another thing to consider is the type of product, whether it’s gummies, vapes, or tinctures, or so on. For instance, the effects of edibles like gummies can last for several more hours than an inhalable product like vapes, due to how the compounds absorb into the body. So, if you have a busy day coming up, you may not want to be super intoxicated for up to 8 hours, whereas if you were vaping the mushroom extract, being really high for an hour or 2 would be less of a commitment.

#3: Your Goals with Amanita Muscaria

We all have a goal in mind when we take something like amanita muscaria mushrooms. Some people want to micro-dose because they just want subtle stress-relieving effects, while still being able to function throughout the day. Other people crave an intense trip that offers introspection and spiritual clarity, in which case a large dose would make perfect sense. Consider what you want out of your experience when deciding what the right dose would be, again taking into account that as a beginner, starting small is always the way to go.

How Much Amanita Muscaria Should I Take?

The good news is that because amanita muscaria mushrooms have been around so long, we actually have a good idea of how much is recommended in terms of milligram amount. So, taking into account everything above, here’s what we can say about the amount of product you should take, according to the product type.

#1: Amanita Muscaria Vapes

If you’re using a vaping product, then you’ll want to go by the number of puffs you take, rather than the milligram strength. That’s because the number of milligrams per puff can vary so much depending on how long you inhale, how deeply you pull, the voltage or wattage of your device, and so on. Because of that, let’s go over the 4 basic doses according to experience level/desired effects.

  • Micro-dose: 1 short puff
  • Low Dose: 1 full puff
  • Moderate Dose: 2-3 puffs
  • High Dose: 4+ puffs

#2: Amanita Muscaria Gummies

With gummies, dosing is pretty straightforward, because each gummy contains an even amount of amanita muscaria extract. In other words, you don’t have to count out a serving size. Just decide how many gummies to take according to the amount that’s in each one. For gummies, and edibles in general, you’ll want to go with the following guidelines, give or take:

  • Micro-dose: 250-350mg
  • Low Dose: 350-450mg
  • Moderate Dose: 450-550mg
  • High Dose: 550mg+

#3: Amanita Muscaria Capsules

If you’re going to take the mushroom in capsule form, either containing dried mushroom powder or the extract, again the dosing guidelines are the same as they are with gummies and other edibles. That’s because the delivery method is the same – ingesting the mushroom, by swallowing it whole rather than eating it like an edible. So, you’ll want to take the amounts below:

  • Micro-dose: 250-350mg
  • Low Dose: 350-450mg
  • Moderate Dose: 450-550mg
  • High Dose: 550mg+

Dose Responsibly and Mindfully with Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms for a Satisfying Experience

With amanita muscaria mushrooms, you want to be extra mindful of how much you take, because of the potentially powerful effects that these psychedelic mushrooms can provide to you. Thankfully, dosing is pretty straightforward, with tried-and-true guidelines available to those who want to partake in its exciting properties. And, at Elyxr, our amanita muscaria products come with clear dosing guidelines right on the labels, so you’ll know exactly what the recommended amount is according to the formula. By sticking to our directions, you’ll be able to enjoy all that this mushroom has to offer while avoiding overdoing it.

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