Everything You Want to Know About Microdosing

Everything You Want To Know About Microdosing Infographic

Obligatory Disclaimer: 

This article is for information and harm reduction purposes only. Note that psilocybin and LSD are deemed Schedule I substances under the United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances and are illegal in most countries. The publisher and author of this article do not condone the purchase, possession, sale, or consumption of any illegal substances.

Also, those who are pre-disposed to psychosis should never try psychedelics, even in microdoses. 

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The act of integrating sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics into your weekly routine for higher levels of creativity, more energyincreased focus, and improved relational skills.

Quote: “I’ve found that I’ve had some brilliant outbursts with respect to both work product and personal creative projects.”
Charles, Environmental Expert and Ghostwriter of Non-fiction books


Typical Day When Microdosing.


  • Brilliant outbursts in work and personal creative projects.
  • Super easy to get in the ZONE.
  • Work becomes fun!


  • More stamina while exercising.
  • Clean energy buzz–like a psychedelic coff­ee.
  • Lift heavier weights
  • Improved coordination & higher level of focus.


  • Create stronger bonds with new and existing friends
  • High levels of gratitude
  • Alleviates Depression
  • Gradual buildup of openness and awareness


  • Glimmers of insight into the unity of all life forms
  • Amazed by the wonders of life
  • More in line with spiritual intentions

Quote: “I would venture to say my wit, response time, and visual and mental acuity seem greater than normal while Microdosing.”
Madeline, Media professional in New York City


10-20 µg of LSD or
0.2-0.5 g of magic mushrooms

Heroic Dose*
400 µg of LSD or
5-7 g of magic mushrooms

Moderate Dose
100-200 µg of LSD or
2.5-4 g of magic mushrooms

Quote: “Someone taking a dose this low functions, as far as the world is concerned, a little better than normal. To date, I received no reports that sub-perceptual doses have caused any social disruption, personal upset, or any form of work-related difficulty.”
Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide and renowned psychedelic researcher

* This dose amount is NOT recommended. Heroic doses have extreme variability when taken.

Dr. Fadiman says to take a microdose every 3rd day.

For 10 weeks:

Sunday: Take microdose

Monday: Observe residual e­ffects

Tuesday: Day o­ff

Wednesday: Take microdose

Thursday: Observe residual e­ffects

Friday: Day o­ff

Saturday: Day o­ff

  • Take notes: On the various observed e­ffects of the sub-perceptual dose.
  • Follow your normal routine: No major changes.

The overwhelming majority of users have zero issues with psychological well-being, emotional balance, and productivity at work while microdosing. However, a few report an uncomfortable level of emotional release.


“Sub-perceptual doses are the most under-researched area of psychedelics.” – Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD. Right now, MAPS leads the way for psychedelic research in the United States.

Healthy Alternative for Treating Depression and ADHD:
Individuals have used microdoses of LSD and Psilocybin as a healthy and e­ffective alternative to treat depression and ADHD. Small amounts of psychedelics are healthy alternatives to mainstream prescriptions currently used for both of these ailments.

Rational Dialogue:
Grassroot organizations must encourage a rational dialogue around responsible psychedelic use to counteract the abundance of disinformation and government propaganda.

This infographic is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to advise or encourage the use of illicit substances.

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