Microdosing is taking very small amounts of psychedelic substances like reishi according to a set protocol. A normal amount of a psychedelic can induce strong hallucinations and deep spiritual experiences. However, when you take these substances in very small doses, many positive effects are noticeable, without making you hallucinate.
A microdose is about 1/10 to 1/20 of a normal dose. The most common psychedelics used for microdosing are LSD and mushrooms or truffles. But other lesser-known psychedelics such as 2cb, mescaline, ketamine and iboga are also used for microdosing.
The term microdosing was first used by American psychologist James Fadiman. In his book, The Psychedelics Explorers Guide, Fadiman describes the benefits of using psychedelics therapeutically. In the meantime, his research forms the basis for many pioneering studies into new treatment methods for depression, PTSD and flow states.
Especially in Silicon Valley, microdosing has become a trend in recent years. There are many tech companies in that area of California where many young creative people work. Many of these people also claim to have a huge benefit from taking these small amounts of psychedelic drugs.
However, you don’t have to be a hip tech to take advantage of the benefits of microdosing. In recent years, this trend has spread to Europe and there are also leading scientists who are embracing microdosing. For example, the first studies are now being completed and the results are very encouraging.
Microdosing is also being taken more and more seriously in the respected media. De Volkskrant has written many articles about the benefits of microdosing. There are also many well-known artists and scientists who endorse the benefits of using psychedelics.
Many people also often associate microdosing with drug use and drug addiction. However, this association is far from accurate, as psychedelic drugs are not addictive and there are many people who benefit from them.