Have you ever wondered about the effects of taking small doses of psychedelics? Microdosing has become a hot topic in recent years, with many claiming it can enhance productivity and creativity, while others say it's just a placebo effect. The truth is, there is still much to learn about the practice of microdosing, but new research is shedding light on what it is and what it isn't doing. From Silicon Valley leaders to online communities, microdosing has grown beyond just the San Francisco Bay area, so it's time to take a closer look at the science behind this trend and explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of microdosing psychedelics.
- The microdosing trend began around 2015 when Silicon Valley leaders were reported to be taking small doses of LSD to enhance productivity and creativity.
- Online communities like Reddit/microdosing have discussed the benefits of microdosing psychedelics, including improved mental health and reduced need for traditional antidepressant medication.
- When microdosing first gained attention, there was little evidence about its effectiveness and it was thought to be a placebo effect.
- In recent years, researchers have conducted rigorous studies on microdosing psychedelics using double-blind randomized controlled trials.
- A 2019 study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that microdoses of LSD produced subjective effects and were not just a placebo.
- The study also found that microdoses of LSD increased blood pressure, but did not significantly affect heart rate or body temperature, and did not improve working memory or cognitive functioning.
- The study concluded that 13 mcg may be the optimal dose for future research.
Microdosing psychedelics is a trend that has gained attention in recent years, with many claiming it can enhance productivity and creativity. However, the science behind it is still emerging, and studies have shown mixed results. While some studies have found that microdoses of psychedelics can produce subjective effects and have potential benefits, more research is needed to fully understand the optimal dosage and potential side effects. Microdosing should not be taken lightly and should be done under the guidance of a medical professional, it's important to be aware of the possible risks and benefits before considering microdosing as an option for yourself.
Dr. James Fadiman, one of the world's leading researchers on the safety and efficacy of microdosing, joined the podcast with Conor Murray, Ph.D. and Adam Bramlage of Flow State Micro to create a one-of-a-kind roundtable on microdosing. https://t.co/D5gponfFX6 pic.twitter.com/OKFuxwgMur— Psychedelics Today (@PsydelicsToday) January 21, 2023