Microdoser talks LSD and Cannabis and how to use it to achieve your goals
Over the past few years the prevalence of microdosing garnered some attention, especially since it turned out that a large group of workers in Silicon Valley microdose psychedelics to help them with work. Other people have also used cannabis in a similar fashion to increase their cognitive and physical capabilities.
While I myself am a psychonaut at heart, I recently started doing some microdosing myself – with LSD to see what all the fuss is about. Today, I’d like to tell you how exactly I went about microdosing and using it in tandem with cannabis to increase my efficiency and to discuss the effects of microdosing.
BEFORE WE BEGIN:
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF USING PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE USE ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES OR BREAK THE LAW. WE DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL TRY THIS IRRESPECTIVE AND THUS FIND THAT EDUCATION CAN HELP REDUCE HARM IN THE PROCESS.
The Fundamentals of the Micro Dose
For anyone who has ever taken a full dose of LSD, you know that the experience can be intensely captivating and pleasurable. This dramatic perspective change and the hallucinatory side-effects can only be described as “life transforming”. Many people who use psychedelics express the sense of “oneness” and a deeper understanding of the cosmos.
Of course, this could be purely subjective views on reality, however it is a common theme amongst those who dabble in psychedelics.
A Micro Dose, is 10% of the full dose. In other words, you’re taking roughly 1/10th of a hit of acid to do this.
The idea behind this is that it will activate certain elements of the drugs, but won’t manifest like it would with a full dose. This will leave you still highly functional, getting all the benefits from psychedelics without the trip.
Why would you microdose
For those who have experienced a full psychedelic dose, you understand that there are some inherent benefits from the state. For starters, your mind is racing a mile a minute. You’re making connections you previously would not have (while sober), you can put your ego aside and work on the fundamentals of your own life, and you have an increased bout of energy.
When you Microdose you still get those benefits, the only difference is – you don’t feel high.
Benefits of Micro Dosing;
- Unwavering energy
- Quick Mental Capabilities
- Creative Thinking is easy
- Deep Thinking is easy
- Creative Problem Solving
- Elevated Mood
These are just a few. I’m sure if I go into the biological and cerebral processes, there’s plenty more hidden benefits to be found.
Frequency of the Microdose
I did a few experiments to determine how best to do this. My thoughts were, “If I can operate at 100% capacity everyday, my life would change for the better”. However, after a few weeks of experimentation I found that “consistently microdosing loses its efficacy after about 3 days”.
Whether it’s a tolerance thing or whether your body simply needs rest after a certain period of time is uncertain, however, in my personal experience I found that after 3 consecutive days of microdosing, it didn’t provide the desired effects anymore.
Thus, I found that doing it once or twice a week is ideal. I personally now only microdose in the beginning of the week and allow the substances and paradigm shifts to assist me throughout the week.
How Cannabis Helps
Since LSD isn’t legal, it’s difficult to get “exact measurements” for your microdoses. You could find a vile and use a dropper, however most people get acid in blotters – which is paper doused with the active ingredient.
In this case, what I do is take a full square and cut it into eight even parts. I essentially take 1/8th of a hit to microdose. But considering that it isn’t an “exact science”, I sometimes take more than I’d like to.
For those who have experienced an Acid trip in the past, you are aware that sometimes acid can make your body feel “antsy”. This is the best word I have to describe it. In this case, a good old bowl brings down the sensation dramatically. In fact, it regulates it perfectly.
The only reason I believe the “antsy” feeling occurs is because my measurements aren’t exact Since I have to consume 1/8ths of a dose, and the active ingredient isn’t uniformly spread on the blotter, sometimes I take more than I’d like. As a result, the LSD is more present which could interfere with my work.
Using cannabis as a “calm-down-buddy” allows you to recalibrate the trip so it becomes functional. It’s a match made in heaven.
Does Microdosing work?
Yes! It does definitely make you more productive however, it’s not a magical solution. You still need to be motivated, you still need to have discipline and you still need to be the driving force behind it all. LSD and Cannabis will only allow you to tap into powers difficult to access while you’re sober.
On the downside, LSD also doesn’t make you tired. I recommend using CBD at nights or a heavy indica brownie to sleep, otherwise you could be awake till 4 AM with your thoughts.
For those interested in doing this, always be sure to source legitimate LSD and not knock-off imitations. Unfortunately, we don’t have any regulatory oversight in the production of psychedelics, so we are forced to go to the streets – but with enough investigation, you can find legitimate black market suppliers.
Once again, this is not an endorsement, but rather an account of what I have experienced.