Microdosing can help you function better and be more balanced. If you are considering giving it a try, you will undoubtedly have a number of questions. Many of these questions have been asked before, so here we address a few common questions about microdosing.
What is microdosing anyway?
Microdosing is taking small amounts of psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, DMT) to help you concentrate better, work more focused and effectively, sleep better, be more positive in life but also to treat conditions like depression or anxiety.
The idea is not to get high, but to achieve a better balance. So that you are better balanced.
How much do you use at a time?
That depends on the drug you are microdosing with. The effects may be less with a full stomach. But in general, a typical microdose is somewhere between 5 and 10 percent of a normal dose. Microdoses, depending on the drug, can be taken in raw or liquid form. Psilocybin (truffles or magic mushrooms) is used raw or dried (powdered) form. LSD (or the often legal variation 1P-LSD) can be in blotter, tab or liquid form.
What kind of people microdose?
Microdosing was used by pharmaceutical companies in the 1970s as part of drug development outside of clinical trials. Later, microdosing became a technique for people who wanted to harness the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics. For example, to treat depression or anxiety or increase focus and creativity without a high.
How often should you microdose?
It depends on what your intentions are. But usually twice a week and preferably outside of work hours. It is important to stop taking the drug periodically to avoid building up a tolerance that can reduce its effectiveness.
What are the risks?
Psychedelics can be powerful. It’s a good idea not to mix them with alcohol or other drugs, including prescription drugs. Some experts recommend not using stimulants. Not even coffee. If you use 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 will help determine your experience.