A growing number of professionals are taking “microdoses” of psychedelics to enhance their productivity and creativity. “I had an epic time,” said one 25-year-old professional. “I was making a lot of sales, talking to a lot of people, finding solutions to their technical problems.”
A microdose is about a tenth of the normal dose – around 10 micrograms of LSD, or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, said that these small doses allow one, “to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are tripping.”
The typical user reportedly often hails from the San Francisco area and is an “übersmart twentysomething.” Such users look to microdosing to work through technical problems and become more innovative. “It’s an extremely healthy alternative to Adderall,” shared James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide.
The protips that Fadiman recommends include microdosing every fourth day and taking the drug in the morning and then sticking to your usual daily routine. Some believe that regular microdosing alleviates a bevy of disorders, including depression, migraines and chronic-fatigue syndrome, while increasing out-of-the-box thinking. “Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking,” shared a young professional named “Ken”. “You would be surprised at how many people are actually doing it. It’s crazy awesome.”