Are you ready to embark on the microdosing train but not sure how to hop on board? Don't worry, we've got you covered! In the magical world of microdosing, precise measurements and the right tools are the key to unlocking the door to a fantastic, yet controlled, experience.
In this blog post, we'll teach you how to master the art of capsule filling for microdosing, ensuring you get the precise dose every time.
Why Capsules for Microdosing?
Capsules offer an ideal method for microdosing due to several advantages:
Consistency: Capsules provide accurate and consistent dosing, ensuring the same amount of active ingredients in each dose.
Discreetness: Using capsules makes it easy to transport and discreetly consume your microdoses.
Taste: Capsules help mask the taste of the active ingredients, which can be unpleasant for some users.
Customization: Capsules allow you to create personalized microdoses based on your specific needs and preferences.
Convenience: Capsules allow you to take your supplements on the go.
Choosing the Right Capsule Size
When filling capsules for microdosing, selecting the right capsule size is crucial. Understanding the different capsule sizes and their capacities can help you make an informed decision:
Size #1: Holds approximately 400 mg of content
Size #0: Holds approximately 500 mg of content
Size #00: Holds approximately 700 mg of content
Size #000: Holds approximately 1000 mg of content
Keep in mind that the actual capacity of a capsule may vary depending on the density and consistency of the material you're encapsulating.
Size 1 capsules are a popular choice as they hold approximately 400-500 mg of powder, providing a suitable size for most microdoses. However, you can choose a larger or smaller capsule size depending on your preferred dose and the density of your chosen substance.
Basic Microdosing Recipes for Each Capsule Size
Here are some basic microdosing recipes for each capsule size using dried, ground mushrooms or other microdosing substances, niacin, and lion's mane mushroom powder, and, supplemental medicinal mushrooms:
Capsule Size #1 Recipe:
- 150 mg dried, ground mushrooms
- 150 mg lion's mane mushroom powder
- 15-20 mg niacin
Capsule Size #0 Recipe:
- 200 mg dried, ground mushrooms
- 200 mg lion's mane mushroom powder
- 15-20 mg niacin
Capsule Size #00 Recipe:
- 300 mg dried, ground mushrooms
- 300 mg lion's mane mushroom powder
- 100 mg medicinal mushrooms
- 15-20 mg niacin
Capsule Size #000 Recipe:
- 400 mg dried, ground mushrooms
- 400 mg lion’s mane mushroom powder
- 200 mg medicinal mushrooms
- 15-20 mg niacin
Keep in mind that these recipes are only basic guidelines and can be adjusted based on individual preferences and needs. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen, including microdosing.
Gathering Your Supplies
To get started with capsule filling, you'll need the following supplies:
Dried, ground mushrooms or other microdosing substance
Lion’s mane mushroom powder
Other medicinal mushrooms (optional)
Capsules (your preferred size)
A capsule-filling machine (compatible with your chosen capsule size)
A digital scale (for measuring your microdosing substance)
A mixing bowl
A spatula or spoon
Step-by-Step Capsule Filling Guide
1. Measure your microdosing substance: Using a digital scale, measure out the desired amount of your ground substance. For most people, a microdose of psilocybin mushrooms ranges from 100-300 mg. Make sure to calculate the total amount you need for the number of capsules you plan to fill. For instance, if you want 24 capsules, then you’ll want to add about 2.4-2.5 grams of mushroom powder.
2. Prepare the capsule machine: Assemble your capsule machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Ensure that the empty capsules are properly placed into the machine with the longer, bottom halves in the base and the shorter, top halves in the top section.
3. Fill the capsules: Pour your measured microdosing substance into the base of the capsule machine, covering the empty capsules. Use a spatula or spoon to evenly distribute the powder, filling each capsule to the desired level. If necessary, gently tap the capsule machine to help settle the powder. If you buy a capsule machine from our store, you’ll receive a spreading card and a tamper.
4. Cap the capsules: Once all the capsules are filled, place the top section of the capsule machine over the base. Apply even pressure to press the two sections together, sealing the capsules. Some capsule machines may require additional steps, so always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
5. Remove and store your capsules: Carefully remove your filled capsules from the capsule machine and store them in an airtight container, away from heat, light, and moisture. Label the container with the microdose amount and the date of preparation for future reference. Using a desiccant packet will help prolong the lifespan of your capsules.
6. Clean the capsule machine: Thoroughly clean your capsule machine after each use, ensuring that no residual powder remains. This will help maintain the longevity of your machine and prevent cross-contamination of different substances.
Safety Precautions and Legal Considerations
Before embarking on your microdosing journey, it's essential to consider safety and legal aspects. Keep the following points in mind:
Legal status: Some microdosing substances, like psilocybin mushrooms, may be illegal in your area. Always be aware of the laws and regulations in your jurisdiction, and understand the potential risks involved.
Sourcing high-quality ingredients: Ensure you obtain your microdosing substances and capsules from reputable sources. High-quality ingredients contribute to safety and efficacy, while poor quality or contaminated products may lead to adverse effects.
Start low and go slow: When beginning your microdosing journey, it's best to start with a lower dose and gradually increase it if needed. This approach allows you to closely monitor your reactions and adjust the dose accordingly.
Allergies and sensitivities: Be aware of any allergies or sensitivities you may have to the ingredients in your microdose capsules, such as specific mushrooms or niacin. Consult a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement, especially if you have existing health conditions or take medications.
Well, there you have it! You've successfully navigated the whimsical world of capsule filling for microdosing, and you're now ready to embrace the consistency and ease that comes with it.
It's time to bid farewell to the uncertainty of measuring your doses and let precision be your new best friend on this microdosing adventure.
Remember, though, even the most magical of journeys should start with a chat with a healthcare professional. So, consult your trusted advisor before hopping onto the microdosing train, and enjoy the ride!