Microdosing is the term for taking a sub-perceptual dose of a psychedelic drug. Anecdotal accounts of the mental health benefits are informing hypotheses on the possible psychological effects of microdosing.
Janet Lai Chang, a businesswoman, endurance athlete and psychedelics biohacker, will report on her year of psilocybin microdosing at the upcoming Quantified Self Conference in Amsterdam, June 17-18. She says, "I’ll share data from my 12+ month experiment with sub-perceptual doses of psilocybin for the purposes of increasing social skills through decreased anxiety and elevated mood, empathy, and verbal fluidity."
Above, a video from Chang's 2016 talk about her experiences with microdosing.
This video churned out by the BBC in 2017, offers a number of frank, intelligent conversations about the microdosing of LSD and magic mushrooms. Those interviewed seem sincere in how the practice has improved their everyday lives in a manner that’s medicinal, not recreational. As a guy who’s traditionally limited his drug use to booze […]
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Popularized by Ayelet Waldman’s book A Really Good Day, microdosing LSD (ingesting LSD in such minuscule amounts that its psychedelic effects aren’t felt) is said to improve cognitive function and relieve pain and depression. At least that is what microdosers claim. Of course this isn’t backed by science, since acid was made illegal in 1968 […]
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