If we said microdosing to you, do you instantly think of something psychedelic? It’s true, microdosing often involves substances like mushrooms, which can be psychoactive, but there’s so much more to the story. It also has a place beyond the college kids after party, with a growing number of ‘older’ people and parents using microdosing to help them get more from their day to day.
If you’re wondering why, according to anecdotal evidence, microdosing psychedelic or other psychoactive substances over an extended period can reap mental and physical benefits. More on that in a moment, but while we’re here, note that preliminary and clinical scientific studies have also reported the same potential benefits, without the dangers of ingesting mind-altering doses. So, it seems there may be weight to the buzz around microdosing, from mushrooms to CBD. Here, we take a look at the how and the why so you can see what benefits it could offer you.
Microdosing has been used for health, social, and spiritual benefits for thousands of years, so this isn’t new. Right about now, the buzz is all around microdosing substances with these psychoactive properties, which include psilocybin (AKA magic mushrooms), LSD, Ketamine, and MDMA. We know, that may all sound far out, but scientists are concurrently running clinical trials to test these substances for their potential to help clinical issues like depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
So just what has both scientists and us common folk in a tizz? Communities around the globe are talking about the benefits of microdosing to help with mood, focus, creativity, and clarity. Others also report positive social behavior and empathy, boosted energy and flow states, better sleep, and a general lust for life. Here’s more on these benefits:
Despite all this, there is little information available to the public on the benefits and ways to microdose, and of course, legal issues around substances like this vary hugely too. It’s also worth noting that some people have found negative sides to microdosing, including increased anxiety and uncomfortable sensations. So, if you’re curious to try it, make sure you do your research and follow the tips and guidance for your substance. To help you out, here are some starters for ten.
Microdosing is an interesting concept for those seeking more balance and verve in everyday life. Finding the right dosage and substance is key to getting the most from your experience, and CBD can fit into this quest. Press Pause’s premium, high-quality CBD offers clinically backed CBD products with zero toxic ingredients and only the highest quality CBD. To see how this could be part of your microdosing experience speak to our team for more information or browse our shop.