Psychedelic Microdosing for Mental Health
While psychedelics in therapy are not new, it has recently gained significant popularity. If you intend to try out psychedelics, it’s best to do so under the watchful eye of a trained specialist who can take you through the whole process, from pre-trip planning to debriefing.
Microdosing looks to be a promising new approach in terms of therapeutic effectiveness. In Greek, trauma implies injury, and therapy is healing. Microdosing psychedelics may be a potent approach to healing and developing from the wounds we’ve all suffered, no matter how mild or terrible they may be.
Microdosing psychedelics has benefited many individuals and may also assist you. However, science is still catching up, and you should exercise caution when using any chemical. While engaging in psychedelic integration therapy, it is recommended that you do it under the supervision of a qualified expert. Let’s learn more about it in detail!
Pros of Psychedelic Microdosing
The benefits of taking a small dose of psychedelics are often listed as follows.
- Treatment of Pain
- Elimination or reduction of depressive and anxious feelings
- Increased focus Greater vitality Enhanced imagination
- Limitations on Neuronal Development
Those who have a genetic tendency to mental health problems, particularly schizophrenia, should abstain from using psychoactive drugs. Finally, before beginning a microdosing regimen, it is recommended that you speak with a medical specialist.
Because of the expectation of feeling anything and anxiety about taking a specific chemical, some persons may experience some bodily pain, which may be an example of the placebo effect in a negative meaning.
Psychedelic Microdosing has positive effects on mental health: Know How?
Microdosing refers to ingesting psychedelics in doses so low as not to significantly alter cognitive or motor performance. Depending on the individual, the recommended dose is 3–5 times weekly.
One-fourth of psychedelic users in the 2021 Global Drug Survey (GDS) said they had used a microdose of psilocybin mushrooms or LSD the previous year. Microdosing is most often done with these two drugs, although the poll also indicated that around one-third of psychedelic users microdose with another psychedelic.
Participants in the latest research reported microdosing psychedelic mushrooms and completed many mood and mental health tests, indicating various changes.
Possible advantages to psychomotor performance
Researchers employed a smartphone finger-tapping test that has been used to detect psychomotor symptoms of neurodegenerative illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, in addition to evaluating mental health effects.
Psilocybin microdosing resulted in enhanced psychomotor performance in participants aged 55 and above, as determined by the tapping test.
The effects of stacking psilocybin with a non-psychedelic drug were also studied. There are a number of things associated with it.
Researchers observed that adding lion’s mane (a non-psychedelic fungus) or niacin (a B vitamin) to psilocybin did not alter the effects on mood or mental health. Microdosing psilocybin and combining it with any of these medications increased the likelihood that older adults would show enhanced psychomotor performance.
To sum up, there has been a dramatic change in the general public’s understanding of psychedelics in recent years. Especially when laws are passed to legalize or decriminalize these drugs, there is a snowball effect as more people try them out and talk about how great they are. Recently, we’ve seen this with cannabis, a less intense psychedelic drug.
Several commonly used pharmaceuticals and dose schedules may have different levels of scientific support for use with microdosing. Yet, more scholars are now focusing on this topic than ever before. With proper precautions, microdosing should have more advantages than disadvantages. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an expert.
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