Microdosing can help you function better and be more balanced. We answer the basic questions about microdosing here, so that you can experiment with confidence.
What is microdosing?
Microdosing is taking small amounts of psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, DMT) to treat conditions such as depression or anxiety. The idea is not to get high, but to achieve a better balance. So that you are better balanced.
What is a typical dose?
That depends on the medicine you are taking and whether or not you have eaten. The effects may be less with a full stomach. But in general, a typical microdose is anywhere from 5 to 10 percent of a normal dose. For example, a typical dose of mushrooms is one to one and a half grams. A microdose would be anywhere from 50 to 150 milligrams. Microdoses, depending on the drug, can be taken in raw or liquid form. MDMA comes in powder or pill form. LSD can be in tab or liquid form.
Who does it?
Microdosing was used by pharmaceutical companies in the 70s as part of drug development outside of clinical trials. Microdosing later became a technique for people who want to take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics. For example to treat depression or anxiety or to increase focus and creativity without getting high.
How often should you microdose?
It depends on your intentions. But usually twice a week and preferably outside working hours. Although many people experiment with microdosing for themselves, experts recommend supervision for those who use psychedelics as therapy. It is important to periodically discontinue the drug so as not to build up a tolerance that may reduce its effectiveness.
Are there any risks?
Psychedelics can be powerful. It is a good idea not to mix them with alcohol or other drugs, including prescription medications. Some experts recommend not using stimulants. Not even coffee. If you are taking prescription drugs, wait three or four hours before microdosing. For beginners it is also important to microdose in a comfortable environment and with a positive attitude. Your intentions help you determine your experience.
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