“Microdosing psychedelics is the practice of taking 1/10th to 1/20th of a full ‘journey’ dose of mushrooms, LSD, San Pedro, or another entheogenic substance. The phrase was coined in 2011 by longtime psychedelic researcher James Fadiman, PhD, in his book, ‘The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide’, and has since become a cultural phenomenon.”

– Doubleblind Magazine, “Microdosing Mushrooms: Dose, Benefits, Side Effects”


Benefits of microdosing

Improve mental health / Pain management

Enhance mood

Enhance creativity / problem-solving

Increase focus and awareness / Achieve “flow state”

Improve brain health + neuroplasticity stimulation

Explore childlike curiosity, wonder + play 


microdose protocols

The Fadiman Microdosing Protocol

For the span of 1 month, take 1 microdose then skip the next 2 days. One day on, two days off.

Example: Sunday. Wednesday. Saturday. Tuesday. Friday. Monday. Thursday. (Repeat for one full month)

“Spot Microdosing”

We will take a microdose on days where we have little responsibilities on our plate, either to spend a longer period meditating or going on a long hike in Nature. The microdose helps to drop us into a deep connection with ourselves and the Earth, as well as the energy around us.


Take your microdose with your vitamins and supplements at the start of your day on a fairly empty stomach.

Set an intention for what you want to receive.

Always send gratitude to the mushrooms and ask that they guide you and show you what you need to know.

Track your emotions, memories and thoughts in a microdosing journal.


Dosages for Psilocybin Microdoses

Anywhere between 0.1 - 0.5 grams of Psilocybin mushroom. Typically, these are sub-perceptual amounts, meaning you should not experience any physical onset or psychoactive effects, allowing you to function normally without impairment. However, every Body reacts differently so SAFE personal exploration is encouraged. 

Not everyone will experience 0.25g in the same way, and every strain will be a different experience at the same dosage.


Keep a microdose journal

Microdosing psychedelic medicines facilitate a deeper connection to your Body, which allows for a deeper understanding of Self through slow, conscious, somatic observation. So take advantage of this deeper awareness and journal down your experiences.

Track your mood and thoughts throughout the month you are microdosing – both on and off days, or on days you "spot microdose" and the five days after.

Some prompts to guide you –

What emotions are you feeling?

What are you observing in your body – tensions, sensations, tingles, knots, loosening or unwinding?

What memories or thoughts did you have that stand out to you?

What new insights/realizations showed up today?

Make these entries as easy to track as possible. Ellen recommends tracking in the mobile app Day One for accessibility. Make the entries short words or phrases rather than writing long prose. By turning the journaling into a practice, you are also strengthening the newly developing connections to your Body, and teaching yourself to listen to your Body’s voice and signals. Through this practice, you’re becoming more conscious. You are healing.

Who shouldn't microdose?

“We specifically do not recommend that people with colorblindness, who live with diagnoses of psychotic disorders or along the autism spectrum try microdosing. People with colorblindness report lasting visual distortions from microdosing. Literature suggests people with psychotic disorders may be harmed by psychedelics. In our experience, people with diagnoses along the autism spectrum seem to require dosages that far exceed what is traditionally considered microdosing.”

– from James Fadiman’s MicrodosingPsychedelics.com

Anti-depressants + Microdosing

Please consult your doctor if you are wanting to microdose while on anti-depressants or SSRIs, or in an attempt to wean yourself off anti-depressant/SSRI.

While we have read about and heard many anecdotal stories, we are not here to offer medical advice or recommendations.

Please exercise great caution and discernment, and please seek professional support.

Psychedelics disclaimer

We believe that plant medicine should be accessible and affordable to all, however until Psilocybin is legalized we hold this space to share and educate only. We do not provide or supply Psilocybin products, nor do we claim to be experts in the area of psychedelics. Anyone considering trying psychedelics should consult with their doctors prior to beginning a protocol or macrodosing. We cannot diagnose, cure, or treat any issues, physical or emotional, that may arise during a protocol or a macrodose, nor can We Are All Daughters be held liable if any issues should arise. Any information shared here cannot be used as a diagnosis, cure or prescription of any kind. Anyone in the We Are All Daughters community who chooses to work with psychedelics takes sole responsibility for their experiences, and doing so, agrees that they understand and take full responsibility for the risks and liabilities.