What does Micro-dosing mean?
Micro-dosing is the act of consuming sub-perceptual, unnoticeable amounts of a psychedelic substance. Many individuals who have integrated micro-dosing into their weekly routine report higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills. Integrating microdosing into your life can improve your emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Its benefits include an uplift in mood, a boost in clarity, and improved energy. It is often used to cope with anxiety, stress, and addiction.
What is LSD?
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a synthetic chemical, made from a substance found in ergot, which is a fungus that infects rye (grain). LSD belongs to a group of drugs known as psychedelics. When small doses are taken, it can produce mild changes in perception, mood, and thought. Larger doses may produce visual hallucinations and distortions of space and time.
Effects of LSD:
LSD is a mind-altering drug. It is thought LSD causes its characteristic hallucinogenic effects via interaction with the serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps control your behavior and mood, governs your senses, and moderates your thoughts.
Health Hazards and Flashbacks with LSD:
After an LSD trip, the user may suffer acute anxiety or depression, and may also experience flashbacks (also called hallucinogen persisting perception disorder), which are recurrences of the effects of LSD days or even months after taking the last dose.
A flashback occurs suddenly, often without warning, usually in people who use hallucinogens chronically or have an underlying personality problem.
Healthy people who only use LSD occasionally may also have flashbacks.
Bad trips and flashbacks are only part of the risks of LSD use. LSD users may also manifest relatively long-lasting psychoses, such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
LSD produces tolerance, meaning the user needs greater doses of LSD to get the same high. Some users who take the drug repeatedly must take progressively higher doses to achieve the state of intoxication that they had previously achieved. This is an extremely dangerous practice, given the unpredictability of the drug.