A pre-registered scientific study just came up with some surprising results regarding microdosing psychedelics.
The study, first of its kind, found that people who consume psychedelics such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) or magic mushrooms (psilocybin) in very small doses score higher in on mental-health and well-being tests.
Micro doses are doses between 5 and 20 micro grams for LSD and 0.1 – 0.3 grams for dried mushrooms, or any low doses for other exotic psychedelics.Regardless of the substance a low doses means the consumer only experiences small changes without getting hallucinated, in other words the dose that allows you to still being able to perform daily tasks such as studying, going to work or cooking at home.
Although there’s no official study on the efficiency of microdosing , the increased use of microdosing for self-enhancement and mental-health caused a lot of ink to flow about it in the media.
There are even books written about micro dosing such as Ayelet Waldman’s A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage and My Life.
No experimental study has been made to evaluate microdosing psychedelics, however The Conversation has made a survey evaluating the correlation between mental health and microdosing.
They had participants from Reddit microdosing community fill questionnaires and found that microdosers scored highly in wisdom and creativity, the demography of the study is published here and the results will be soon published in Psychopharmacology.
The microdosers also scored poorly on Dysfunctional attitudes and negative emotions meaning they had less of unhealthy beliefs such as linking one’s value with the others opinions of him, allowing microdosers to decrease the risks of mental disorders.