Psychedelic Mushrooms & Microdosing
Microdosing is, of course, nothing new. This is just a reasonably new term. People have been consuming massive quantities of marijuana and other drugs (including the old standby, alcohol) since people first began to get lit. What else can you know about your limitations?
And in that, there’s nothing wrong. When someone wants to get stoned or trip just hard and do not hurt anybody, what’s the problem? All is well, in our house.
“To feel the colors and smell the sounds, it takes enough psilocybin mushrooms (or LSD),” quoted by UK-based institutions. It’s any dose above the intoxication threshold, where it floods and overwhelms the brain receptors.
And how much is considered microdosing substance? Okay, it’s going to be different for everyone, but it’s been said that 1 gram of psilocybin magic mushrooms is equivalent to “lift-off” and 5 grams of shrooms is considered a “heroes’ dose,” as late Terence McKenna claims. At the same time, microdosing LSD can be one half or one full tab, depending on its intensity and resistance.
Potential Benefits of Microdosing
· Breaking tobacco and alcohol addiction
· Greater cognitive empathy
· Helps people with PTSD
· Relieves end-of-life anxiety
· Spiritual enlightenment
In one study conducted at John Hopkins University, 15 patients addicted to nicotine were given a heroic dose of psilocybin, and ten had not smoked a single cigarette when asked 12 months later. This shows tremendous potential in the fight against one of the most addictive drugs on this planet. John Hopkins raised $17 million from private donors for an ongoing research trial to fight Alzheimer’s using psilocybin.
Possible Negatives or Side Effects
It is for everyone as for other things in life. Your body and brain may not be able to cope with the magic mushroom online effects. Psychedelic medications can cause psychosis. People with a family history of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders may experience a psychotic episode.
Other side effects can include but are not limited to:
- Altered perception of space and time
- Auditory, tactile, and visual hallucinations
- Difficulty focusing, maintaining attention, concentrating, and thinking
- Feelings of heaviness or lightness and feelings of floating
- Feelings of involvement with intense spiritual experiences
- Feelings of unity with the environment
- Heightened sensory experiences and perceptual distortions (i.e., brighter colors, sharper visual definition, increased hearing acuity, more distinguished taste)
- Highly adverse reactions (“bad trip”), including frightening hallucinations, confusion, disorientation, paranoia, agitation, depression, panic, and terror
- Impaired judgment and preoccupation with trivial thoughts, experiences, or objects
- Inability to distinguish fantasy from reality
- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
- The melding of past experiences with present
- Muscle relaxation, weakness, and twitches
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea
- Numbness of tongue, lips, or mouth
- Pupil dilation, tearing, dry mouth, and facial flushing
- Sense of detachment from body and surroundings and loss of boundaries between the two
- Sweating followed by chills and shivering
- Synesthesia (a melding of the senses: seeing music or hearing colors)
- Tension, anxiety, and restlessness
- Yawning, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and lack of coordination