Effects and Characteristics
Melmac mushrooms produce psilocybin much like any other Psilocybe cubensis. Psilocybin is the primary psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms. When ingested, psilocybin is metabolized into the compound psilocin by the human body. The result is a psychedelic trip: a mind-altering experience that changes your perception of space, time, and sense of self. Feelings of nausea, anxiety, discomfort, and distress can accompany a psychedelic experience—factors that are made worse in uncomfortable environments.
Melmac Mushroom Dosage
The most important thing to understand when thinking about dosing Melmac mushrooms is that they—as with psilocybin mushrooms in general—can be extremely potent. Everyone’s experience with mushrooms will be unique. Aside from set and setting, your personal body chemistry will impact the experience. Most psilonauts follow the adage “start low, go slow,” particularly for those with limited psychedelic experience.
A microdose is a dosage between 0.01 grams and 0.5 grams of mushrooms by dry weight. You might notice mild feelings of euphoria and relaxation, although a microdose should ultimately be sub-perceptual—a dose that won’t cause a psychedelic experience. A light dose would be between 0.5 grams and two grams. Typically this produces a more intense experience. This dose is sometimes called a creative dose—a more intense experience, but generally still able to interact with the world.
Taking between two and 3.5 grams is going to be considered a moderate dose. But don’t let the word “moderate” fool you—psilocybin mushrooms provide a powerfully mind-altering experience at this dosage. So, it’s wise to prepare yourself for a six-hour journey. This dosage inspires the full range of effects associated with these psychedelic mushrooms. Anything 3.5 grams and above is considered a “heroic dose;” prior experience and guidance are recommended for such profoundly mind-altering experiences.