What is Microdosing?
Microdosing is the practice of consuming sub-perceptual amounts of a substance, such as psychedelics, to improve creativity, productivity, and well-being. It is done with the intention of enhancing everyday life experiences and finding a balance, rather than inducing a full-blown psychedelic experience.
Why Microdose Magic Truffles?
Microdosing is believed to have potential benefits such as increased creativity, improved focus and productivity, enhanced mood and well-being, reduced anxiety and depression symptoms, and increased empathy and openness.
There are two major motivations leading the "microdosing movement": Health and Performance. Let's break them down.
Microdosing for Health Benefits
Pain is undoubtedly the primary driving force for individuals to try microdosing. Despite numerous online testimonials about the effectiveness of mushrooms in treating depression, scientific research is proceeding at a slower rate. However, the significant success of the microdosing trend cannot be ignored. Below are some of the issues and conditions that people are tackling through microdosing:
- Inflammation-related pain such as arthritis
- Chronic muscle pain
Psychological & Mental Conditions
- ADHD symptoms
- Addictions to both substances and entertainment
The broad range of applications makes sense when considering the underlying mechanisms of microdosing: reducing stress levels by loosening our hold on our sense of self.
Microdosing for Performance
"Microdosing can better individuals who are already well."
This highlights the significance of microdosing in the transformation of psychedelics. Improving oneself is for everyone. There's nothing strange about striving for better feelings, better learning, and better performance.
Microdosing can improve you on two levels.
- Lower inflammation levels (and therefore less pain)
- Deep tissue relaxation
- Higher energy from added serotonin
- Better body perception
- Improved moods
- Enhanced learning (BDNF increasing neuroplasticity)
- Greater empathy
- Creative boost of new perspectives
A note on the state of research on microdosing
Science provides valuable insights, but it is limited in its exploration of psilocybin due to persistent stigma and legal barriers. One thing that's certain is that microdosing is most effective if the individual has positive expectations. Studies suggest that high expectations lead to better outcomes.***
Although microdosing's effects are partially rooted in its chemical impact on the brain, there is also a significant psychological component.Shortly: Attitude matters. Who would have thought?