Why Microdosing with Psilocybin Might Not Be Working for You


Rooted Psych Journeys


selective focus photography of mushroom
selective focus photography of mushroom

Microdosing has become increasingly popular in recent years to enhance creativity, boost mood, and even alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. But despite its popularity, not everyone experiences the benefits of microdosing with psilocybin. If you're someone who has tried microdosing with psilocybin and hasn't seen any effects, don't worry - you're not alone. The truth is that several common factors can prevent psilocybin microdosing from working effectively.

Incorrect Dosing

The most common reason microdosing with psilocybin may not work is that you're not taking the correct dose. The ideal dosage for microdosing is different for everyone, and it's essential to find the right amount for you. The recommended dose is 0.1-0.5 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms every 2-3 days. However, some people may require a higher or lower dose to experience the desired effects. If you need to figure out your ideal dose, start with a small dose and gradually increase it until you feel the effects.

Poor Quality Mushrooms

The quality of the mushrooms you're using can also affect the effectiveness of your microdosing. They may have lost potency if the mushrooms are old, dried out, or improperly stored. It's essential to ensure you're using fresh, high-quality mushrooms stored correctly in a cool, dry place. If you need more clarification about the quality of your mushrooms, consider purchasing them from a reputable source.

Lack of Intention

Another factor that can prevent microdosing with psilocybin from working is a lack of intention. It's essential to approach the experience with a clear intention or goal, whether to boost creativity or alleviate anxiety. Without a clear intention, the effects of microdosing may be less noticeable or impactful. Take some time to reflect on what you hope to achieve with microdosing, and set a clear intention before each microdose.


While microdosing with psilocybin can be a great way to enhance creativity and productivity, it's important to remember that it's still a psychedelic substance. Overstimulation can occur if you take too high of a dose or microdose too frequently. If you're experiencing anxiety or restless energy after microdosing, it may be a sign that you need to take a break. Adjust your dose or frequency, or take a few days off from microdosing to allow your body to reset.

Mindset and Environment

Finally, your mindset and environment can significantly impact the effectiveness of microdosing. If you're in a negative or stressful headspace, microdosing may not be as effective in improving your mood. Similarly, if you're in a busy or chaotic environment, the effects of microdosing may be overshadowed by external stimuli. Try to create a calm, relaxing environment for your microdosing sessions, and approach the experience with a positive, open mindset.

Microdosing with psilocybin can be a powerful tool for enhancing creativity, mood, and overall well-being. However, it's important to remember that everyone's body chemistry is different, and not everyone will experience the same effects. If you're someone who has tried microdosing with psilocybin and hasn't seen any results, several common factors may be preventing its effectiveness. Experiment with adjusting your dosage, sourcing high-quality mushrooms, setting a clear intention, minimizing overstimulation, and creating a positive environment to maximize the benefits of microdosing. With patience and intention, microdosing can be a valuable addition to your self-care routine.