Microdosing is the act of integrating sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics, such as LSD and psilocybin truffles or -mushrooms, into your weekly routine. The microdose is being used as a tool to assist in physical-, mental- and emotional wellbeing and -growth.
Sub-perceptual means the effects are subtle but can have a noticeable influence on your life. Typically, individuals integrate sub-perceptual doses into their weekly routine. Higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills are often reported. Some people microdose in order to treat depression or anxiety.
Our goal is to research if some of society's problems can be remedied with the use of plant medicines. We do this by collecting anecdotal evidence from our members and seeing what personal growth is possible with the right intentions and guidance.
Relatively little physiological research has been done into the effects of microdoses and psychedelics. Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris of Imperial College London is doing groundbreaking research where subjects were put in an MRI while 'tripping'. Such experimentation shows that blood flow to the Default Mode Network (DMN) is inhibited during a trip. Thus also slightly during a microdose.
The DMN controls our self-image and the way in which we are 'programmed'. So both the ego (self-image) and the connections which we always make (programming) are both pinched a bit. This means that you are less strict with yourself and you feel more connected with your environment (self-image) and easily make new connections and/or have insights (programming).
- Mood enhancement
- Decreased stress
- Emotional stability
- Mindfulness, presence, and peace
- Openness and self-forgiveness
- Increased empathy and sociability
- Conversational fluidity
- Alleviation of persistent conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, PTSD
- Increased motivation (e.g. to make positive lifestyle changes)
- Increased focus/productivity
- Increased flow states
- Clearer, more connected thinking
- Improved memory
- Enhanced senses
- Enhanced appreciation for music, art, etc.
- Increased creativity
- Easier meditation
- Increased enjoyment of physical activity and everyday tasks
- Relaxation and increased awareness of body
- Enhanced athletic endurance
- Increased energy overall (without anxiety or a subsequent crash)
- Amplification of mood, positive or negative
- Slight sedative effect
- Possible manic states
- Potentially increased neuroticism
NOTE: Above listed effects listed aren’t meant to be definitively comprehensive.
They may be subject to change as more reliable, more widely representative data becomes available.