Discussing this common form of self-medicating and if it's actually beneficial for us.
There are countless reasons why people choose to use cannabis.
Whether you’re looking for some recreational fun or want to make use of the plant’s vast therapeutic properties, cannabis offers something beneficial for all of us.
I prefer to use weed to reduce my anxiety and help put me in a more positive and optimistic state of mind. Knowing I struggle with anxiety, I thought microdosing a psychedelic could help.
If you’ve ever considered this popular form of self-medicating, you’re not alone. It’s becoming increasingly popular as psychedelic substances continue to shift into the mainstream.
Instead of taking a full dose of whatever substance you prefer, microdosing calls for taking a literal microdose of what you’d normally take for a full-on trip.
Let’s discuss psilocybin mushrooms, for example. The common dose for a complete psilocybin trip is about 3 grams. A proper microdose of dried mushrooms is about 0.1-0.3g, which often makes the user feel;
But you don’t just have to microdose with psilocybin. I even microdose with weed from time to time, hitting a teenie bowl to help lift the mood without feeling stoned.
The most common reason why people microdose is to combat lingering health issues, mental or physical. But does it actually work? Let’s see what the research says.
A study published in the journal of Psychopharmacology surveyed international individuals to verify whether or not microdosing could improve mental health while reducing substance use disorders.
The survey asked respondents;
1,102 participants responded with their answers;
The study shared the following results;
So, there is significant promise in terms of the benefits of microdosing. While some individuals didn’t obtain the experience they were looking for, the majority of the group experienced better mental health and fewer symptoms of their previously diagnosed disorder.
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