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Microdosing is taking very low doses of a certain psychedelic substance, such as LSD or magic mushrooms. Users do not microdose to create a high or to obtain visual hallucinations. In many cases, the goal of microdosing is to increase productivity and creativity in daily life, to reduce feelings of depression or to stimulate energy levels.

What is microdosing?

In recent years there has been a growing interest in microdosing and today it is regularly published in newspapers, magazines and other media. All over the world – including many prominent Silicon Valley entrepreneurs – people use small doses of psychedelics to increase their productivity. In microsoding, a low dose of a psychedelic substance is taken.

These dosages are low enough not to hallucinate, but high enough to take advantage of the potential benefits of these agents, such as improved focus and increased creativity. In addition, many microdosers treat their depression or anxiety with these low-dose LSD, mushrooms or other psychoactive agents.

A microdose is in many cases one-tenth of an active dose of psychedelic pills. The number of microdosers – the name for a person who microdoses – has increased significantly in the 21st century.

The history of microdosing

One of the most notable events surrounding the therapeutic use of psychedelics came from Humphry Osmond, a leading psychiatrist who became known for inventing the word “psychedelic” and for his research into interesting and beneficial uses for psychedelics. During one of his studies, Osmond decided to administer small LSD to thousands of alcoholics. The treatment was part of an experimental regimen that guided Osmond from 1954 to 1960. Read more on Microdose Pro