The Right Amanita Muscaria Dosage Isn’t the Same for Everyone

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Amanita Muscaria Dosage Effects Can Be Rejuvenating

People consume the Amanita Muscaria mushroom for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to get energized for the day. Others need relief from anxiety and stress or help with sleep. And still, others are just looking to explore their thoughts and creatively express themselves. Getting the right amanita muscaria dosage is critical to achieving these goals. Taking too much of this mushroom too fast can result in an unwanted experience.   

What is A. Muscaria? 

The A. Muscaria, or Amanita Muscaria, mushroom is the most distinct and recognizable mushroom of the Amanita family. It can have an orange-red to dark red colored cap with white dots all over it. As it matures, the cap grows from dome-shaped to flat with a diameter of about five inches. Many refer to it as the “Mario Mushroom” because of the similarity to the iconic video game. 

Muscaria is classified as poisonous due to the psychoactive components, muscimol and ibotenic acid, found in all Amanita mushrooms. Researchers have determined that muscimol has several therapeutic properties. It can aid in pain relief, increasing appetite, improving recovery time, and interrupting alcohol addiction.  

Tips for Proper Amanita Muscaria Dosage

Establishing the right amanita muscaria dosage will take a little bit of experimenting, but by following these tips finding the right dosage shouldn’t take long at all.

1. Research the Products

There are several different ways to ingest Amanita Muscaria. They can be picked in the wild, dried, and eaten. Capsules, tinctures, gummies, drinks, and powders are also readily available. The capsules, gummies, and drinks are all pre-portioned with anywhere from 350 mg – 1000 mg of muscimol. These are easily divided in half or into multiple servings. Tinctures, powders, and the dried mushrooms, sometimes called “fruiting bodies”,  need to be measured before ingesting. The recommended beginner doses are ½ ml of tincture, .35g of powder, and 1g of dried mushroom.

2. Make Sure the Environment is Safe

Muscimol and Ibotenic acid interact with the GABA receptors in the central nervous system. Some people feel a relaxing trance-like state. This frame of mind can affect emotions, increase activity, and change perception of time. It is very important to find a safe place with people you trust before ingesting these mushrooms. Set and setting are very important. If something adverse does happen, help should be immediately available.

3. Start with a Low Dosage

If someone is brand new to the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, it is highly recommended to start with very low doses. Most gummies already have a fairly low dose, but to establish a solid baseline, begin with one-half of a gummy and wait thirty to sixty minutes. Then, if nothing is felt, eat the other half. Upping the dosage by a half of a gummy at a time is the best way to gauge the feelings that the muscimol induces.

4. Maintain the Routine

For optimal therapeutic effect, it is important to continue the A. Muscaria routine once it has been established. Like any kind of herbal supplement, the long-term therapeutic effects can wear off quickly. So, if it’s established that a half a gummy every other day maintains balance, don’t forget to take it regularly to receive maximum benefit.

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Do Not Eat Raw Amanita Muscaria!

What to Avoid When Establishing an Amanita Muscaria Dosage

  1. Don’t eat too many: Even those that have consumed Amanita Muscaria before should take caution when eating multiple gummies, capsules, or more than 1 ml of tincture. These larger doses of muscimol and ibotenic acid can have adverse effects, including nausea, vomiting, sweating, uncontrollable twitching, vivid dreams, and hallucinations.
  2. Don’t Eat Amanita Muscaria raw: It is highly recommended to avoid eating raw Amanita Muscaria. It is very easy to overdose when they are ingested in this way. The amounts of muscimol and ibotenic acid are much higher in the raw mushroom. Decarboxylating them through heat, drying, or boiling is necessary to reduce the amount of these components to safer levels.

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