Hear from happy micronauts.

We’ve received much positive feedback from our friends and we thought we would share with you.

I’ve been microdosing for about 2 months. Late Nov. thru early Jan. I started with the Fadiman protocol – 1 day on, 3 off.  But pretty soon started to let the plant medicine tell me when to dose.  It morphed into 2 days on, one off or 2 off. One week it was 3 on, one off. Then this last week I’ve taken a break simply because it wasn’t calling to me.

When I dose, I ask the plant med to guide me, direct me in my thoughts and actions.  Sometimes, I listen and sometimes not so much. But this is what I’ve discovered or experienced so far:  Normally during the holiday and winter months I experience depression. This year, I didn’t. Not that I felt excited or uplifted by the season but I didn’t feel the typical depression.  Also, as one with AUD, I’ve found the desire to drink lessening.

I’ll continue to dose as the medicine calls to me as I’m certain subtle changes are occurring in my brain wiring and chemistry and will continue to for some time even if I take a longer break from dosing.


I have been microdosing intermittently for about three years now. When I first started, I was just measuring .2 grams of a dried cubensis mushroom stem and chewed it up to swallow. Some days I felt nothing, some days the cereal boxes were breathing as I walked down the aisle at the supermarket!

Now I’m taking the Stamets Protocol #7 capsule and doing the Fadiman Protocol, one capsule every third day. The effects are ever so slight and predictable, but I know the compounds are doing their work.

Overall, I have found microdosing to be a wonderful natural antidepressant. I rarely experience any kind of anxiety. The results are subtle but I attibute my more positive mental outlook and acuity to our mushroom friends. I believe they have helped me navigate the last five years of political nightmare and two years of COVID with a lot more serenity, as well as aiding me in staying focussed on my creative goals.


I’ve been microdosing for a little over two months now. I started with the beginner protocol (Fadiman’s) and let the medicine guide me from there. I’m currently 2 days on, 2-3 days off. Upon advice from my therapist, I’ll be making a short term switch to 4 days on and 3 off to work through some of my anxiety issues.

Everyday that I dose, I set an intention which helps me channel the medicine to where it needs to go. Working with the medicine has helped me rebuild positive neural pathways allowing me to break negative patterns. I will continue to work with the medicine to strengthen these new pathways.


In February, I came down with a mystery illness. I believe it was a variant of COVID, even though I was triple-vaxxed and tested negative twice. I was unable to eat for a while. My body basically shut down; I lost fifteen pounds. There was a mental aspect to it I have never experienced before. I was so weak, I couldn’t make it down my stairs.

As I came out of the worst of it, I was filled with anxiety and uncertainty.

It occurred to me that I might benefit from taking my own capsules (Golden Teacher, Lion’s Mane, Niacin B3) following the Stamets’ protocol (four days on, three days off) to accelerate my recovery.

In short, it worked. I noticed an immediate improvement in my mood and thinking. In fact, my mental recovery has outpaced my physical recovery.

The mushrooms are our friends and, for that, I am grateful.