What Is Microdosing?
In the last few years, microdosing psychedelics has become recognized as “the modern way of consuming drugs” around the world. This means you don’t take a regular or triple dose, but just about a tenth of it. According to popular belief, a microdose of psychedelic drugs has little (if any) effect. You do not have a typical “psychedelic journey,” not even in the slightest. Around the same time, people who take microdoses often notice subtle symptoms. It is thought to operate on a sub-perceptual basis, so a microdose does not induce classic psychedelic hallucinations such as sensory hallucinations.
What Kinds of Effects Have Been Reported?
The following are the most often reported subtle effects:
Increased problem-solving skill and clearer thinking
A more easy going attitude
Emotional bond for those around you
Being more self-aware
Being more current
This closely resembles the findings of a 1966 American experiment. In Menlo Park, California, a group of scientists led by James Fadiman investigated the effect of psychedelics on problem-solving skills. They tested 27 people in innovative fields such as engineers, architects, physicists, and artists. They were offered 200 mg mescaline sulfate (equivalent to 100 mcg LSD, so not a microdose!). After that, they each worked for a few hours on a task or issue they had taken from their jobs. It went very well. The participants developed technologically innovative project plans, materials, and solutions, which were largely adopted by their clients.
Participants registered different types of improved performance:
There is less of a strain of inhibitions and worries.
The willingness to recognize a situation in its proper form
Increased creativity of new ideas
Improved ability to imagine and use imagination
Understanding of external systems and problems has increased.
People’s empathy has grown.
Unconscious intelligence access
increased drive to finish a mission
Shortly after this experiment, the FDA prohibited all experimental experiments on psychedelics. For decades, the impact of psychedelics on our imagination and problem-solving abilities could not be studied further.
James Fadiman is refocusing his efforts on this. Since 2010, he has been gathering reports from individuals who have experimented with self-microdosing. The vast majority of people acknowledge having had very good experiences.
Learn more about Fadiman’s new studies into psychedelics and microdosing.
What Kinds of Effects Have Been Reported?
About any psychedelic drug can be used for microdosing. Despite the fact that they are not the same. What they do have in common is that in higher doses, they cause a travel sensation. These medications are not toxic, and in low doses, they pose little health risks to healthy people.
Psychedelic means “that which makes the mind visible.” Psychologists and psychiatrists agreed that the medications they researched in the 1950s and 1960s (particularly LSD, psilocybin, and mescaline) introduced aspects of the subconscious to the conscious. One may, for example, see and channel repressed thoughts and memories in this manner.
Microdosable Psychedelic Substances:
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug.
Psilocybin is a hallucinogen (the active ingredient in magic truffles and magic mushrooms)
Mescaline is a kind of sedative (the active ingredient in the Peyote and San Pedro cactus)
Iboga or ibogaine
1cP-LSD and 1P-LSD research chemicals
Some psychedelics that are often used for microdosing include:
People use the psychedelics listed below for microdosing, but little is known about how much, in what shape, and with what results. Please let us know if you’ve had any contact with these drugs. We’d like to plan things out better.
Cannabis or cannabis oil
The LSA is an abbreviation for the (the active ingredient in Morning glory seeds and Hawaiian baby woodrose seeds)
Non-psychedelic medications are often poisonous, and in many circumstances, it is certain that they will have little discernible impact in sub-perceptual doses.
Modafinil is an adrenergic stimulant.
MDMA is an abbreviation for methyl
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How Does Microdosing Work?
What happens in our brain when we take a microdose? The Nootropix website has a highly simplified neuroscientific description of how microdosing works:
Microdoses of psychedelic drugs have been shown to be selective on serotonin receptors (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT). You must first understand that this structure governs our thought and the way we learn. In our nervous system, there are several distinct serotonin receptors that jointly control a wide range of functions, from mood to bowel movements. The receptors mostly responsible for our thought, memory, and reasoning ability are the 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A, 5-HT3, 5-HT4, 5-HT6, and 5-HT7 receptors, with 5-HT2 being the most affected by psychedelics. Which describes the cognitive boost induced by psychedelic microdosing.