One of the hottest topics at the moment is “microdosing.” Usually, one hears about all the benefits surrounding this action. Some people microdose to self-medicate conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHA, etc. Others do it because they feel it increases focus, mood, and creativity.
It is also important to note that we do not know the long-term effects of microdosing as there is very little scientific research on the topic, given that LSD, psilocybin, and most other psychedelics (excluding Ketamine) are still categorized as schedule 1 drugs. Other questions arise, such as “What is an effective dosing protocol?” and “Does it even work, or is it a placebo effect?”
Interestingly, Justin Townsend, CEO and Head Facilitator at MycoMeditations in Jamaica, once mentioned to me that rarely talked about side effects of microdosing include increased irritability and neuroticism.
I have experimented with this protocol and found it highly beneficial in certain moments. However, there always comes the point where my body lets me know that my cycle has ended. Usually, the unwanted emotions that I am trying to combat increase. I have learned to listen to my intuition in those moments and have had positive takeaways because I know when the time comes to stop.
Funga recommends the video below as it is succinct, and summarises the landscape in an understandable and digestible way:
“The great irony of having psychedelics and heroin together on the same “Schedule” is that the former has the potential to reduce the harm done by the latter— not to mention its lower-scheduled cousins — in a way that criminalization never will.”