Psilocybin is a psychedelic pro drug compound produced by many fungi species. It is normally converted by the body to psilosin when ingested. Microdosing is taking small amounts of a drug to test its physiological action, and minimize it’s undesirable side effects at the same time ShroomHub.
Benefits of Microdosing Psilocybin
Users have the ability to control dosage and the side effects of the drug.
It reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It has worked well for people who used it as a therapy for depression.
Microdosing improves brain functionality.
Microdosers have claimed to have been more creative while microdosing due to its increased focus and reducing stress nature.
Microdosing has helped addicts quit alcohol, and smoking. Some users have even found simple stimulus like coffee unnecessary when microdosing.
It improves wakefulness, and stimulation while improving one’s energy.
It reduces anxiety hence improving mental health.
Researchers have proven psilocybin to be capable of treating different types of behavioral and psychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, addiction, cluster headache, and cancer.
Full dose has exposed users to psychological effects compared to microdosing. This is because microdosing involves taking the medication in small doses.
Risks Involved in Microdosing Psilocybin
Some users have encountered undesirable side effects.
Reduced energy, and mood swings while not on dosage.
Continuous microdosing may result to unwanted side effects like migraines, difficulty in sleeping, and physical side effects.
Psilocybin has serious side effects such as vomiting, paranoia hallucinations, derealization, and distressing thoughts. This can get worse with overtime use.
Long term use has been associated with serious cardiovascular risks that changed the shape of heart valves.
Microdosing illegal in some countries hence limited or no knowledge. There may not be any psychotherapists available for guidance. Patients also have no access to these treatments unless they are enrolled for experiments. This exercise has still not been proven medically.
Most studies conclusions have been based on single doses leaving a gap on complete report in case of long term use.
Microdosing can result to addiction making users to be fully dependent on the drug. It is good to note that microdosing does not address the negative effects of consistent use of drugs.
Users can develop tolerance for the drug die to long term use despite the drug being harmful.
The usage of microdosing has been said to have been influenced by other users stories on social media platforms which should be testified through medical grounds instead.
Extensive research needs to be done to establish how microdosing works, and the potential risks, and effects of microdosing. Until the research is done, completed, and approved we can not ascertain its effectiveness and safety.
However, it might take more years of research before microdosing mechanism as a form of medication is formally, and legally approved.