Amanita Muscaria Dosage


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Amanita Muscaria dosage is the amount of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom that one might consume for the psychoactive, spiritual, or other benefits and effects of this mushroom. The effects of Fly Agaric range from restorative and soothing to psychoactive and even possibly hazardous. High-quality, lab-tested Amanita products are safe to eat, but the dosage determines the impact on the experience and result.

What are the compounds of Amanita Muscaria?

To understand the dosage of Amanita mushrooms first, it’s important to know the active compounds of Amanita Muscaria. The mushroom of Amanita Muscaria contains 3 main compounds: ibotenic acid, muscimol, and muscarine.

Ibotenic acid and muscimol are structurally similar to GABA and act as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. Muscimol is the main psychoactive ingredient in Fly Agaric. Comprehending the chemistry underlying Fly Agaric mushrooms is essential to appreciating their possible benefits for those who consume them. Muscarine alone is the alkaloid responsible for the feeling of intoxication – discomfort, upset stomach, and nausea.

Amanita Muscaria dosage 

The dosing of Amanita products depends on a few factors, such as your body weight and tolerance to the mushroom as well as the way, that the Amanita product is processed.

Amanita Muscaria extract dosage

Amanita muscaria extract is a concentrated substance derived from the mushroom. It is produced by manufacturers by processing the mushroom to separate its psychotropic ingredients, which are mostly muscimol and ibotenic acid. By using the extract rather than the mushrooms themselves, these components can be dosed more precisely. 

The muscimol and ibotenic acid in Fly Agaric extracts trigger psychoactive effects when consumed at different doses. 

  • Research made in 1978 said that for muscimol, 5 to 7 mg can induce a relaxing effect and reduce anxiety but when the dose increases to between 10 and 15 mg, users may experience euphoria and vivid dreams.
  • Ibotenic acid's psychoactive effects, on the other hand, start at 50 mg and peak at around 100 mg.

Microdosing Amanita Muscaria

Research suggests that microdosing Amanita extracts is the best way to achieve the mushroom’s beneficial effects such as pain relief, mood elevation, and sleep support. Consuming 1 to 5 mg of a muscimol extract could provide these effects.  

Fly Agaric microdosing benefits include: 

  • Wakefulness
  • Relaxing euphoria 
  • Warm body sensations
  • Pain relief
  • Sense of calm and tranquility

Amanita Muscaria tincture dosage

Amanita Muscaria tinctures are bottled extracts designed to deliver the mushroom’s effects in a concentrated, liquid form. Because tinctures usually come in small bottles with droppers measured in milliliters (ml), this functionality makes them popular for microdosing or topical use.

The exact dosage of Fly Agaric tinctures one might need for different effects may vary, however, these are the medium norms:

  • Microdosing. An Amanita tincture microdose normally takes just a few drops of the tincture to achieve a subtle effect. This could range from 0.1 ml to 0.5 ml, however, it is important to know the potency of the tincture first.
  • Low dose. A low dose of Amanita tincture can range from 0.5 ml to 1 ml. This dosage may produce mild effects, such as relaxation, stress relief, or mood enhancement.
  • Moderate dose. A moderate dose could feel more intense and might range from 1 ml to 2 ml. With such a dose, users may experience more vivid psychoactive effects.
  • High Dose. A high dose is considered 2 ml or more. A high dose of Amanita tincture is likely to produce strong psychoactive effects and should be approached with great caution.

In all cases, it is recommended to start with a minimal dose of 1 to 3 drops of tincture and gradually increase it to reach the desired effect.

Amanita Muscaria gummies dosage

Fly Agaric gummies make it easy to find a dose that stimulates your mind without causing brain fog or other unintended effects. It is recommended to start with low portions, ½ gummy at first, to establish a starting point. Later 1 to 2 gummies every morning and evening can be consumed if desired. 

Typically that’s how different dosages would affect you when consumed:

  • 1 gummy would boost your mood,
  • 2 gummies would boost your mood and induce relaxation,
  • 3 would provide relaxation, uplifted mood, and introspective thoughts,
  • 4 gummies per day would intensify your serenity, and introspective thoughts, and uplift your mood.

Once you know how you feel with a small dosage, over a month you can gradually adjust the amount. Remember, when in the unknown, it is always best to use less rather than more.

Individual considerations for dosage

When starting to indulge in the experience of Amanita mushrooms it’s highly important to take into consideration individual aspects such as tolerance levels, medical conditions, and drug interactions.

  • Tolerance. Someone who regularly consumes Amanita products may require larger doses to experience its psychoactive or therapeutic effects compared to a new user.  
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions or taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare specialist before consuming Amanita Muscaria products as Fly Agaric interacts with the brain’s NMDA and GABAa receptors. 

What are the risks of consuming raw Amanita Muscaria mushrooms?

Raw Fly Amanita mushrooms can cause mildly toxic effects since they contain higher levels of ibotenic acid and muscarine and lower levels of muscimol. Unprocessed mushrooms can cause adverse effects and physical discomfort, such as: 

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cramps and diarrhea
  • Loss of balance
  • Muscle spasms

For this reason, it is best to avoid raw mushrooms and focus only on lab-tested, processed Amanita products. 

How much Amanita Muscaria should you use to trip?

Amanita Muscaria dosage and consumption methods are crucial for a safe and positive experience. A dose needed to “trip” or feel the psychoactive effects may vay from one person to another but a good starting dose is one small mushroom cap or less than five grams.

What are the potential effects of taking too much Amanita Muscaria?

High Amanita Muscaria doses can result in intense psychoactive effects, such as hallucinations. Consuming too high a dose can also cause adverse effects, such as dizziness, confusion, tiredness, and increased sensitivity to visual and auditory stimuli.

Side effects of Amanita Muscaria

When consuming excessive amounts of Amanita Muscara, negative effects, such as sweating, nausea, cramps, loss of balance, involuntary bodily movements, or delirium may occur. It is always best to choose lab-tested, processed products, like dried Amanitas, extracts, tinctures, or Fly Agaric gummies.

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