Microdosing psychedelic is a growing trend, but it is important to approach it with caution.
A recent post on Psychology Today explores the idea further, offering a bit of insight for folks who might want to run off and take a handful of shrooms hoping to solve a deep-seated health or mental issue.
“Microdosing psychedelics is a trend that is gaining popularity, but it’s important to approach it with caution,” writes Mark Travers Ph.D. “While there may be some potential benefits, there are also risks involved. Before deciding to microdose, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, understand the laws in your area, and be aware of any potential negative effects. Remember, microdosing is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or therapy.”
Research on the effects and potential benefits of microdosing is still in its early stages, said Travers, and there is a lack of conclusive and rigorous scientific research to support the claims of increased focus, creativity, and well-being.
Additionally, he writes, inconsistencies in regulation and standardization pose additional challenges, as the black market is often flooded with substances that mimic safer psychedelics. It is essential to be aware of the risks associated with microdosing.
These are pretty obvious statements but it’s interesting that Travers is writing about this in a relatively buttoned-up site like Psychology Today. It just goes to show how fast we’re moving as psychedelics enter the mainstream.