While full psychedelic trips may be fun, micro-dosing offers the benefits of magic mushrooms to users who don’t have the time or energy to trip balls for 6 hours straight. Micro-dosing has been proven to enhance creativity and make everything around you seem more pleasant and dream-like. 

Micro-dosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the trip does of a psychedelic drug

Micro-dosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the “trip” dose of a psychedelic drug, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations but enough, its proponents say, to sharpen the mind. Psilocybin micro-dosers (including hundreds on Reddit) report that the mushrooms can increase creativity, calm anxiety, decrease the need for caffeine, and reduce depression. 

There is enough evidence that trip doses might have the latter effect that, on Wednesday, London-based Compass Pathways received Food and Drug Administration approval for a Phase 2B clinical trial of psilocybin (in larger-than-microdose) for treatment-resistant depression.

A microdose does not cause visual hallucinations, however, users have reported a greater appreciation for sights and sounds while maintaining a clear head and functional physical state.

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