cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/81242

cross-posted from: https://wolfballs.com/post/81241

Curious of your view of this morally or practically.

Microdosing is taking a small amount of a drug that wouldn’t cause addiction or intoxication.

For a comparison for example instead of a person drinking cases of beer, they’d have maybe like a quarter of a beer (usually 1/10th or 1/20th of a dose that causes “strong effects”).

But “microdosing” is usually related to taking drugs like psychedelics in really small quantities so that they don’t cause hallucinations but that they may affect the brain; the hope is they affect it in a positive way that boosts creativity or intellectual ability.

You’re not going to get drunk off 1/4 of a beer or have much impairment morally I wouldn’t think. If so, cut the dose down even further for the example.

Personally I oppose psychedelics and a lot of drug use, even moderate use like with alcohol I like pretty small amounts currently (like the quarter of a beer example). But I do like just a little taste still.

So I was wondering if microdosing might fit within a sober worldview. Or do you think its intention is bad, it’s like people still wanting to do drugs and get as close to danger as possible without getting hurt? Does it open people up to harm and it has more potential for harm than good?

Example article about microdosing caffeine: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/caffeine-microdosing

To achieve an optimal energy zone, you generally need to consume between 60 mg and 100 mg of caffeine.

One way to optimize your intake is through microdosing, or consuming small amounts of caffeine throughout the day. This might look like drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, and then only having green tea throughout the rest of the day. Or slowly sipping your coffee in the morning, which may help you drink around 10 mg or so of caffeine at a time. These techniques may give you enough stimulation to help you be as productive as possible without feeling jittery or anxious.

what we are finding now is that low doses can be safer and better for the body: They can help improves alertness, mood, and cognition during and after physical exercise but with few (if any) side effects. In fact, a recent review suggested that low doses of caffeine, as low as 3 mg, can be just as effective as higher doses.

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I am drug abstinent, non smoker, hardly ever drink - 1 bottle of wine over 3-4 years

There are natural drugs with a long history as potent treatments. Supported by hard science

I intend to take psilycybin, i.e. magic mushrooms one day. It raises trait Openness of the Big 5 traits defined in psychology, by 2 standard deviations. That is a massive increase. And its permanent, staying in effect a year later. This only happens during a good trip, not a bad one.

Why ? Because Trait Openness is creativity, linked to IQ. IQ is set in concrete by your genes and goes down with age. I would like to preserve my mental sharpness, so I can put my life to full use

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People who drink every now and then tend to live longer.

I think it has to do with stress. You need to find time to relax.

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Probably stress is the reason. Wine has anti oxidants and another chemical that fights aging

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I make a cocktail for my gf once in a while. In summer, I have 1 or 2 beers a month

I guess its more like 1-2 bottles of wine per year for me. I underestimated my drinking

Lol, still a far cry from most other people

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There are not so many controlled studies on microdosing. The ones that exist that I am familiar with (LSD and psilocybin) show no significant improvements vs placebo.

Personally, I am of the opinion that psychedelics exert their positive effects through their psychedelic experiences.

I am open to the idea though. I have taken microdoses many times on days that I stay home. But there are no perceptible effects, so… It just doesn’t do anything.

I have also had a few ‘oh shit, that was not a microdose’ experienceas.

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I occasionally take delta 8/9 THC gummy bears to help me sleep. Just a little

They are legal. Probably not the healthiest but it’s not like I’m getting high and going to work.

Don’t do it.

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