What is Microdosing?

Microdosing, or micro-dosing, is a technique for studying the behavior of drugs in humans through the administration of small doses so low they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be analyzed for any reported benefit.

Psychedelic microdosing is a practice that involves taking sub-threshold and sub-perceptual doses of psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, Cannabis/CBD or N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in the pursuit of improving well-being and productivity. Sub-perceptual, in this case, refers to the fact that the effects of the drug are subtle but have an influence on some aspects of your cognition.

While usually referring to the practice of taking tiny portions of psychedelic substances, it’s important to understand that many substances can be used this way.  A microdose is typically 1/10 to 1/20 of a normal dose, or 10 to 20 micrograms.

The goal in studying the effects of microdosing is to achieve the positive results of the substance (more focus, energy, emotional balance and other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression) without the negative effects (hallucinations, sensory shifts and other extreme experiential side effects). Psychedelics are psychoactive substances that have a behavioral, physiological and psychological effect through activation of serotonin receptors in the brain.

The concept has gained popularity after recent microdosing studies have shown that small amounts of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) can have a beneficial effect on creativity and cognition. Despite that, few scientific studies have addressed these claims, leading to lack of scientific consensus on what this process entails. Although there are a wide range of psychedelic drugs, LSD and psilocybin have been most frequently used in this manner.

Preferences ranging from which substance to use and the optimal  dosage varies from person to person. Everybody is different, so a microdose for one person may feel more like a macrodose for others. As we are all different, successful microdosing requires some trial and error to find what works best. For many the experience is extremely positive, while for others the adverse effects outweigh any positive benefits – microdosing is highly individual.

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Disclaimer: We do not endorse the use of Microdosing or any mind-altering substance without first speaking to your medical doctor or psychiatrist. It is important to note that in most states and countries psychedelic substances are still illegal and cannot be legally prescribed or given by a doctor or psychiatrist. However, as more research is done on the use of psychedelics it may be possible that psychedelics find their way into various treatment paradigms. Please note Cannabis and CBD are now legal in a number of states and countries throughout the world. In addition, Psilocybin mushrooms are now decriminalized in certain states, countries and municipalities.