Microdosing is one of the ways to consume Magic Mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, , Ayahuasca, or any other psychedelic substance. With bioactive compounds, how you take it matters because it affects how soon you will begin to feel the effects and how robust the results will be. It is no surprise that many famous people, as you will see below, have microdosed psychedelics.
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing is the art and science of consuming small amounts of a compound at a time to increase its effectiveness while limiting adverse effects, in this case, changes in consciousness.
For example, when microdosing psychedelic mushrooms, the appropriate dosage can be as little as one-tenth of what is consumed commonly. This should be about 0.1–0.3 grams of dried psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
However, the dose will be based on personal experience. Microdosing ensures that you get the maximum benefits from psychedelics in the shortest time possible without experiencing adverse events. In other words, microdosing should help you avoid a bad trip while still partially receiving the benefits of these substances.
Microdosing psychedelics has been associated with several benefits, including:
- Increased levels of energy
- Greater focus and concentration
- Improved social skills
- Heightened spiritual awareness
- improved mood
- Reduced feelings of depression
How To Microdose Psychedelics
Microdosing with psychedelics is a simple process but one that requires prior preparation. It entails following a schedule with strict timings and dosages of the medication.
The first thing is to get the proper dosage for microdosing. If you want to learn how to Microdose Psilocybin, you can start with 0.2 grams of dried magic mushrooms and adjust accordingly as you observe the effects.
When microdosing, you do not take the medication every day. One of the most effective schedules that you can try is consuming the drug every three days. In this case, you consume the medication on day one, skip days two and three, and then consume the next dose on day four. You can do this for several weeks until you begin to feel better.
While there is no "ideal" time to microdose on psychedelics, most people prefer mornings so that they can enjoy the therapeutic effects throughout the day.
Famous People Who Use Psychedelics
Microdosing on psychedelics is quite essential, but the benefits are immense. Many people, including celebrities, have tried it. With the science sorted, let us not look at some famous people who have been attempting microdosing and what their experience has been like.
1. Sarah Silverman
Silverman, a comedian, had her first try at tripping in NY City; it was LSD. She describes the experience as being exhilarating. The moment was filled with laughter and stupidity: "We floated to Washington Square Park with a gaggle of people we had never met before. Semi-homeless, maybe-ish people. We found ourselves feeling each other's faces and laughing and crying and realizing huge things," Silverman said. When it was time to go home, her friend (read designated driver) had forgotten how to drive. "How do cars work?" Sarah, that was quite a trip!
2. Nick Kroll
Kroll's drug of choice was psilocybin which he obtained from his friend while visiting Malibu. The venue was an isolated beach, one of the best places to experience a psychedelic trip. Once he was "under the influence," his friends began to cover his body with loads of sea kelp. He enjoyed every bit of the experience.
3. Paul McCartney
LSD was first offered to Paul McCartney in 1966 by his bandmates. However, in 1967, he tried it on his own and described the experience to have "explained the mystery of life." He recounted this experience in the song "Tomorrow Never Knows," where he describes when the soul "surrender [s] to the void." This helped to lay the foundation for the emerging psychedelic era.
4. Seth Rogen
Seth is a Canadian actor and comedian who has never shied away from talking about his experience with psychedelics. He uses cannabis daily and also enjoys psilocybin from time to time. He admits to having started using shrooms. In his early teens, and describes the experience as "'a real consciousness-expanding drug, so maybe it's had pretty deep effects."
5. Ben Lee
Australian indie-pop musician Ben Lee has enjoyed many inspirational moments with ayahuasca. He has even dedicated an entire album in honor of this psychedelic. Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley describes her experience with ayahuasca in this way: "When I was on my trip, all I could focus on was animals. I was puking up different animals—dolphins and seals and giraffes. It's crazy," she recalled.
Speaking to the New York Times, she reported visiting a Chinese healer who "sent me into a state where my dog was lifted out of my lungs and placed on my shoulder. I pet my dog for like three hours."
Finally, there is Sting!
Sting has had many bad and good trips but considers it all as a "valuable experience." During one good trip with peyote, the grass and trees were talking to him. One of his friends asked him to help a cow give birth, which he did. He reports that he acknowledged his mortality at that moment, and "the meaning of the universe cracked open." He says that the bad trips have constantly reminded him to put his ego into check.
One Final Tip
With psychedelics becoming increasingly more mainstream, we expect to see more celebrities join this list. If you have been inspired to try this, make sure that you are in the "right state or country."
We also recommended that you take a day off from work when you start your microdosing schedule. This will give you a chance to adjust to the medication and observe how your body responds to it. It will also help you determine the correct dosage that produces maximum positive effects without altering your mental status.
With microdosing on psychedelics is all about finding the correct dosage and schedule and sticking to it to the end.