Microdosing with LSD is the new drug trend, and some are claiming that it’s even healthier than using medical marijuana. A lot of technology professional adults in their twenties are taking minute doses of acid to increase productivity at work.
Mircodoses of LSD Can Actually Be Very Effective
The actual definition of microdosing is taking doses of a drug that is so low that it becomes sub-therapeutic. This means that effects are minimized, and do not affect the whole body. This is usually applied to hallucinogens. The microdose for LSD is six-25 micrograms, while for mushrooms it’s between 0.2 and 0.5 grams, and it lies between 50-75 micrograms for mescaline HCL.
It sounds crazy, but there could be some science behind it. Hallucinogens, while having a detrimental effect on the body in full doses, can help ease communication between the brain and the body. It naturally encourages creative thinking, since these drugs entertain thoughts that one wouldn’t naturally occur while sober.
Microdosing Isn’t Just Taking the Drug
The key to microdosing properly isn’t just to take a minute dose of the stuff, but also remaining active after taking it. Activities that are usually done while microdosing include extreme sports, appreciating nature, going into spiritual practices, and just going on with your daily activities in general.
The Research on LSD Microdosing isn’t Solid
The true effects of this kind of therapy are loose. While it can be helpful with creativity, it can also be incredibly distracting. The effectiveness of this method should depend on the condition of the user since they’d have to have low risk of dependency. LSD and mushrooms are both very high-risk drugs, so further research would have to make up for these risks.
Silicon Valley Takes A Trip Back to the Summer of ‘69
This is the latest trend in Silicon Valley, allegedly because it helps people ‘think out of the box’ and get boosts of energy. In addition, it quickens the time spent doing complicated problem solving, which is commonplace in the industries based in the area.
People who have experienced it first-hand say that it gives them insight and an energy ‘lift’ of sorts. The idea of microdosing therapeutically was first introduced by James Fadiman, who authored The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. The book goes over the results of his own experiments microdosing. This kickstarted the trend, specifically to treat depression, migraines and fatigue of chronic nature. Not only does this unconventional therapy get rid of the pain, but it also boosts creative thinking.
How does Microdosing Work?
As told by Fadiman, microdosing should be done every four days, in the morning, and nothing else about your daily routine should change. Results show that microdosing helps people eat better, sleep better and encouraged to exercise or meditate. This is because the nature of the drugs makes it easier for the brain to communicate. Though a better explanation might be that it makes synapses ‘looser’. This simplifies problem solving and increases the secretion of dopamine and serotonin, which attributes to the ‘happy’ feeling and the rush that is often associated with hallucinogens.
The Science Behind LSD Microdosing vs. Medical Marijuana
There’s loose evidence in terms of real science, but guesswork suggests that microdosing rebalances any parts of the brain that are imbalanced. Where these imbalances are adjusted is still a big question. It could be in the central nervous system or the brain stem. It’s also theorized that it could be helping the mitochondria to function.
Medical marijuana is a natural drug, unlike LSD. This drug has been shown to work well as an analgesic. Although it isn’t associated with ‘out of the box thinking’ at the level that LSD would bring you, it has been revealed that it’s possible to remain active while using. Bottom line, it has lower risks, but it will not give users the same rush.