What are the Benefits of Microdosing Psychedelics?
What is Microdosing Hallucinogens?
Microdosing is taking or using very small doses of a drug/medicine to test or benefit from its physiological function while reducing negative side effects. Popular psychedelics that many tend to enjoy microdosing are LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), and psilocybin (shrooms). Microdosing is mainly used therapeutically to treat anxiety, depression, and related disorders while keeping the user free from experiencing its hallucinogenic effects and allowing them to operate normally in everyday life. According to CBC Canada, more and more Canadians are turning to microdosing psilocybin in order to improve their mood, which is attracting the interest of entrepreneurs and researchers.
Magic mushroom powder ranges in dosage from 50 to 300 milligrams in microdosing capsules. Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic component, is also present. The most well-known psychedelic effects begin to manifest at a full dose, or 10 times that amount. We at Get Magic Mushrooms offer a large selection of psilocybin mushroom microdoses in the form of capsules, gummies, and pills. There are a variety of dosages as well, based on your needs and what you’re looking for. If this interests you, please check out our large selection of microdosing mushrooms.
According to Mike Brodeur of Calgary, Alberta, he suffered a concussion which essentially ended his NHL goaltending career with the Ottawa Senators in 2010. He was on painkillers and antidepressants, but nothing seemed to get him feeling better or rid of the feeling of hopelessness in his situation. Then he discovered psilocybin microdosing online, and his life changed forever. He described having more focus, energy, a positive outlook on life, and problem-solving abilities. His is just one of many accounts of how microdosing shrooms improved quality of life.
According to some controlled experimental studies using low doses of LSD and psilocybin, psilocybin (1-3 mg) and LSD (10–20 mcg) both have mild (beneficial) impacts on cognitive functions like time perception and convergent and divergent thinking, as well as on brain areas responsible for affective functions. In addition, when used in moderation and in the presence of a support person, microdosing psychedelics does not result in dependence or side effects that are unmanageable. These research findings are reassuring and provide us with the proof we need that there are more benefits to microdosing psychedelics than we previously thought. Improvement in quality of life, problem-solving, mood, and increased energy are all pros of microdosing psychedelics.
Microdosing for Addiction Therapy
Preliminary research and anecdotal evidence indicate that psychedelics may potentially have therapeutic value for those with substance use disorders, namely alcohol abuse. Researchers from New York University’s graduate school of medicine discovered that psilocybin-assisted therapy significantly reduced heavy drinking by 83%, compared to a 51% reduction in those who got an antihistamine placebo. Days with four or more drinks, or five or more for men, were considered heavy drinking days. Nearly half (48%) of those who had taken psilocybin stopped drinking entirely eight months following the initial dose, which is twice as many as the 24% in the placebo group. With 93 participants, the experiment was double-blinded and large enough for a psychedelic investigation.
Aside from addiction therapy, microdosing psilocybin is extremely beneficial for battling depression; a disorder far too many people have today. Feeling the blues has become so normalized in today’s society with the stress of work, home life, and other expectations and pressures put upon us, that it can be challenging to find that spark of joy and excitement for life in those daily tasks. Many have therefore turned to microdosing psychedelics in order to help bring themselves to a state of vibrating higher throughout daily life.
Is Microdosing Right for Me?
If you find yourself struggling with your mental health, are in a constant state of depression, and really pulling at straws when it comes to feeling any joy in your life, perhaps microdosing psilocybin is the right choice for you. Since microdosing does not produce hallucinations of any kind, you can microdose and continue with your daily tasks as usual without any interference whatsoever in your demeanour. Since it’s naturally occurring, it also does not have any negative side effects on your body. It can improve your problem-solving abilities, increase your energy, help with substance abuse elimination, improve your mood, and give you the motivation to live a better quality of life. We always encourage our users to do as much research as possible on this, and always start with the lowest dosage available, then work your way up if you find it’s improving your mood and quality of life in general.