If you are a psychonaut or you’ve been around people who are into psychedelic drugs, you probably have heard about microdosing. It’s a very interesting thing. that I want to talk about.
First of all, what is microdosing? Microdosing, in the context of psychedelic drugs, is when you take a certain psychedelic in micro doses, hence the name. When I say microdoses, I’m talking about barely active threshold doses.
Now, why would somebody do this? Because usually the higher the dose of a psychedelic you take, the deeper, the more psychedelic and the more beneficial the experience is. Right? Right. And if a deep psychedelic experience with many colorful visuals is what you’re looking for, take the large doses.
Microdosing doesn’t make you hallucinate, or at least shouldn’t. It won’t give you a very deep psychedelic experience. It won’t really change your life or be a great psychotherapeutic tool for you. So, back to the original question, why do people do it?
There are several reasons why people would want to microdose.
One is that it increases your creativity. It helps you to come up with new ideas, concepts, works of art and so on. Many scientists have used LSD to come up with great scientific discoveries. And microdosing helps you to do that without really tripping. Many entrepreneurs in the silicon valley are doing this to help them get the technological advantage over their competitors.
It also helps to elevate your mood, treat depression and just generally feel better. Usually.
And it helps to focus and be more motivated. So much that some people with ADHD stop taking their ADHD medication and start microdosing LSD, for example.
Microdosing can also intensify the colors that you see, sounds that you hear and food that you taste.
Here’s a video of a guy from the silicon valley explaining his LSD microdosing.
Drugs that can be used for microdosing:
There are several. The most popular psychedelic for microdosing is LSD. The dose should be any where from 10 to 30 ug’s, depending on the user.
Mescaline is also a popular microdosing alternative. It is the active ingredient in the peyote or San Pedro cactus. The amount of mescaline needed for a proper mescaline microdose is about 50 to 100 mg.
Some people also microdose on psilocybin mushrooms. The the amount needed is anywhere from 0.2 to 0.5 grams depending on the user and the strain being used.
DMT doesn’t work then it comes to microdosing. Just putting it out there. It different from all the other psychedelics and it makes you leave your body even at small doses.
There are other drugs that can be microdosed like basically every drug in the 2C family (like 2C-B,2C-E and so on), to an extent MDMA,
But here’s a thing, when you take most psychedelics, your body creates an immediate tolerance to them. Menaing that if you were to take them again with heightened tolerance level at the same dose, it would be as effective as it was. And with most psychedelics, after taking them once, the tolerance is reduced to half in about three days after taking them, and completely nullified after about 7 days.
When it comes to microdosing, the tolerance is not as strong as it is when you take a full dose of the drug, so it’s recommended to microdose about once every four days. Or three it it works for you in the long term.
So, to conclude, the beauty of microdosing psychedelics is that it helps you to focus, it motivates you, it gives you more physical and mental energy, it makes you feel better, it helps you to think and come up with new ideas, concepts and solutions to problems, it makes you more spiritual and thoughtful without really having a psychedelic trip.
Take threshold doses every four or three days and your life should be enhanced. As long as it’s legal, of course;)