The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


Chavivah Davis


Microdosing with psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in certain species of mushrooms, has gained popularity in recent years as a means of enhancing mood, cognition, and creativity without inducing the full-blown psychedelic experience. There are many potential benefits associated with microdosing with psilocybin. Although studies do show many positive effects of microdosing with psilocybin, long-term research is required to make a conclusive statement regarding this topic. Furthermore, there are risks and concerns involved that need to be considered, including the illegality of psilocybin and the lack of research. This paper will review the available literature on microdosing with psilocybin. It will explore the mechanism of action, potential benefits and effects of microdosing with psilocybin, as well as the risks and concerns associated with this practice. While research on psilocybin’s effectiveness in treating certain mental disorders looks promising, it is yet to be determined whether microdoses of the substance produce similar effects.



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