If microdosing won’t provide any of the classic psychedelic effects, what can it do for people?
The use of low sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics (“microdosing”) has gained popularity in recent years. Over the last decade, the use of relatively small doses of psychedelics to enhance mental function has attracted a significant amount of interest from the general public and the scientific community.
Furthermore, there is anecdotal evidence supporting that microdosing psychedelics can increase creativity and problem-solving abilities, as well as promote cognitive flexibility and positively affect empathy and reduce levels of mind wandering. Some individuals microdose to self-medicate for cluster headaches, PTSD, depression and anxiety, among other conditions. The use of low doses of psychedelics constitutes an attractive therapeutic model, since it could circumvent the potential issues associated with altered consciousness and challenging experiences elicited by higher doses (“macrodoses”).
Microdosing Can Help Improve:
Studies have found that microdosers score higher on certain measures of well-being and cognition compared to non-microdosers. Also, people claim that tiny doses of magic mushrooms lead to improvements in the following:
Better connection to one’s self
Reductions in depression, anxiety, PTSD
Microdosing Shouldn’t Get You High:
When microdosing your mind is not seriously altered. You should not “trip” or “get high” from microdosing mushrooms. This means that you can get on with your day as normal. A microdose should not impact your ability to function, work, or talk with others.
Microdosing paves the road to incorporating psychedelic mushrooms into a daily routine while maintaining, or even improving, cognitive and mental function.
We always recommend to start low and slow because you can always work your way up. An individual who is highly sensitive to these compounds may need to take much less than someone else to get the effects from microdosing they want. If he or she were to take a bigger dose, which for someone else is an ideal microdose, this could end up being a threshold dose for that individual.
In the case of psilocybin mushrooms, microdoses are within the range of 0.1 g (100mg) to 0.5 g (500mg) of dried mushroom material.
****We also recommend that you keep your daily routines in balance: sleep, eating, meditation, etc… As well as a daily journal to help document your microdosing experience.