What Is ‘Microdosing’? Tiny Hits Of Psychedelic Drugs Reduce Anxiety Without The Trip, Study Says

published on August 6, 2018 by Scottie Andrew in Newsweek

A subpopulation of psychedelic drug users said tiny doses of LSD and mushrooms helped lower their anxiety and stimulated their mind without the accompanying transcendental trip, according to a new study.

A team of Canadian researchers studied the effects of microdosing, or using small amounts of a psychedelic substance so that the user never nears the threshold for psychoactive effects and can continue his or her daily routine. In their observations, researchers found that microdosers reported lower anxiety and depression levels, less vulnerability to failure and less self-doubt than those who never microdosed. That was evidence, researchers said, that those illegal drugs could treat mental disorders.

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