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Is LSD Gluten Free?

Ergot Fungus and LSD Bread

Lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as LSD, is a chemical compound initially synthesized from ergot – a fungus growing on rye and some other type of grains. If you keep a gluten-free diet or have sensitivity to gluten, also known as celiac disease, you might wonder whether LSD is gluten-free and safe for you to…

Did Cary Grant Take LSD? A Look at Psychedelics in 1950s Hollywood

Cary Grant's use of LSD explained

LSD, also known as lysergic acid diethylamide, was synthesized by Albert Hoffman in 1938, but the actual effect of his invention was not discovered until April 1943, five years after his discovery was put on hold. As time went on, LSD had a significant impact on a variety of individuals and social movements. During the…

Truth or Myth: Can LSD Be Absorbed Through Skin?

Can LSD Be Absorbed Through Skin?

The internet is full of urban legends about LSD being absorbed through the skin. While there is little debate that many people have accidentally dosed themselves with LSD, we cannot find any proof that LSD can be absorbed through the skin. Despite the fact that it is not practical and might even be dangerous, it is possible…

Review of Netflix's "How to Change Your Mind"

A new psychedelic documentary, “How To Change Your Mind,” has attracted much attention since its release on Netflix. This post will review this documentary and discuss our impressions of the series, what makes it so remarkable, and how it may influence the normalization of psychedelic therapy. So if you didn’t have the chance to watch it…

What Are Psychedelic LSD Thought Loops?

Thought loops on substances like LSD are a common part of the psychedelic experience. Essentially a loop is getting stuck in a thought, feeling, or action. Acid thought loops can be frustrating, but it’s important to remember that they are normal and temporary. Your mind will eventually come back to its old self, and many…

Can Microdosing Psilocybin and LSD Help With PMDD?

Types of HPPD

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a condition experienced by many women throughout their lives in the days leading up to their period. Unfortunately, there are only a few types of treatments for this condition, and most of them are ineffective. However, some women claim that psychedelic microdosing could help them alleviate some of the remaining problems…

How to Store LSD (A Full Guide)

How to store LSD

LSD is a delicate compound that requires care. When LSD is not correctly stored, its potency lowers, making dosing tricky. Without knowing how potent degraded LSD is, it can be tempting to take too much when it doesn’t work as anticipated or is assumed to be less powerful. LSD testing kits cannot show potency or…

What is HPPD? (Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder)

Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) – A Neglected Consequence of Using Mushrooms Acid, and other Psychedelics

Imagine what it would be like getting stuck inside a trip that lasts forever? This may sound like scary propaganda, but there are people who report feeling just like that, in a condition known as Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). It is one of the most poorly understood conditions, wherein people who have used psychedelics…

Short and Long-Term Effects of Psychedelics on Sleep

psychedelics and sleep

Sleep is integral to a healthy mind and body, so it is essential to be mindful of how drugs impact restful slumber. Can psychedelics interfere with our regular sleep schedule?  Are their effects good or bad for our sleep? Interestingly, both sleep and psychedelics are associated with increased neuroplasticity. Moreover, lucid dreaming is subjectively the…

Did Steve Jobs Use LSD for Creativity?

Did Steve Jobs Use LSD for Creativity?

Steve Jobs informed the Department of Defense in 1988 that taking LSD “was a positive life-changing experience for me and I am glad I went through that experience.” Jobs also revealed that he had used cannabis and hashish as “it would make me more relaxed and creative.” The college dropout and iconic founder of Apple told all…

5 Reasons Why Psychiatrists Support LSD-Therapy for Depression

There has been a notable rise in recorded cases of depression in recent years, primarily due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a study, experts noticed two significant reasons for the rise of major depression cases: the increase in Corona-virus infections and the reduction in human mobility. It makes sense because these two…

Did LSD Bread Cause the Salem Witch Trials?

Did LSD Cause the Salem Witch Trials?

When local girls from Salem began to have strange visions, the intensely religious Puritan community jumped to the conclusion of witchcraft. But, persecution of witches had been out of fashion for more than a decade in Europe, so what exactly made accusations of witchcraft so real for Salem? A popular theory is that Salem residents…

The Story of Alicudi, Italy's LSD Island

The Story of Alicudi, Italy's LSD Island

Ever wonder what would happen if someone did dose the water supply? Well, far from society, off the coast of Sicily, the tiny island of Alicudi found out.  The most isolated of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily, this remote, dormant volcano has been surrounded by mysterious tales of magic since being settled….

Are Psychedelics Safe During Pregnancy? A Full Guide

Are Psychedelics Safe During Pregnancy? A Full Guide

When a woman is pregnant, everything she consumes impacts the fetus growing inside her womb. Drugs, food, and beverages can get into the placenta, the fetus’s major food and oxygen source throughout pregnancy. And as the fetus is vulnerable during development, women need to be cautious about what they put into their systems.  The overwhelming…

Microdosing LSD: A Complete Guide

Microdosing LSD: A Complete Guide

Media reports indicate that microdosing psychedelics is gradually increasing in popularity, especially among the younger demographic. It appears that regular LSD use, as well as microdosing, is also on the rise in the U.S. For example, from 2015 to 2018, LSD use increased by over 50%. Some are turning to LSD to understand their own consciousness, others are using it…

MDMA Vs. LSD for Recreational and Clinical Use

MDMA Vs. LSD for Recreational and Clinical Use

As much as 11.7% of the US population aged 12 or older uses an illicit drug once or more a month. The consequences related to the abuse of drugs cost the US 20% of the federal budget on an annual basis. While recreational use of drugs is commonly reported, there are some substances used in medical settings…