Microdosing: Does It Work for ALL Drugs? A Psychiatrist Explains

Microdosing has been studied most extensively with psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin (magic mushrooms). However, there is also some research on microdosing other drugs, such as MDMA, cannabis, and ketamine.
The limited research suggests that microdosing psychedelics may have some potential benefits for mental health, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings and to understand the long-term effects of microdosing.
There is even less research on microdosing other drugs. Some people report benefits from microdosing cannabis, such as improved mood and focus. However, others report negative side effects, such as anxiety and paranoia.
More research is needed to understand the potential benefits and risks of microdosing different drugs. It is important to note that microdosing is not a regulated practice, and the purity and potency of drugs can vary widely. This means that there is a risk of taking a higher dose than intended, which could lead to negative side effects or overdose.
Is microdosing safe?
Microdosing is generally considered to be safe when done with caution. However, there are some potential risks, including:
Drug interactions: Microdosing can interact with other medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements. It is important to talk to your doctor before microdosing to make sure it is safe for you.
Addiction: Even though microdosing is typically done with small amounts of drugs, there is still a risk of addiction. This is especially true for people who have a history of substance abuse.
Negative side effects: Microdosing can cause negative side effects, even at low doses. These side effects can vary depending on the drug, but may include anxiety, paranoia, headache, and nausea.
If you are considering microdosing, it is important to talk to your doctor first. They can help you weigh the potential risks and benefits and develop a safe plan.