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Dear Microdose Explorer

,
You’re being sent this email because of your expressed interest
in microdoses. Please read it through before you consider any further
action.
Background
Albert Hoffman suggested that taking 10-20 micrograms of LSD
could have a positive effect on mental health and physical functioning.
Preliminary reports indicate that this is often so. This information sheet
is primarily intended for people already familiar with LSD or other
psychedelics
It is not intended to encourage anyone to use any illegal
substance.
How people report using microdoses
Very simply: Take a microdose every 4th day and make notes
each day of what you notice for a few cycles for you to refer to. People
report that keeping some kind of journal has been beneficial in itself
and especially helpful in reviewing the effects of microdoses taken over
the course of a few weeks. The time between doses allows people to
see the differences between having an effect and previous levels of
feeling and behavior. Taking it more often may be beneficial, but there
is have enough data.
Here is the every fourth day process, spelled out.
Start
Cycle one:
Day 1. HOW MUCH IS A ‘DOSE?”
About 10 micrograms of LSD, No more than 1-2 mg.,
maybe as low as 0.5-1 mg of actual psilocybin, .2 - .5 grams of
mushrooms, 1-2 grams of psychedelic “truffle’, 25 micrograms of 1-p
LSD, 4-6 mg of Iboga or an equivalent amount of other substances1
before 10:00 AM. Taking it later may make it harder to get to sleep.
Keep to your daily schedule: work, leisure, meals, medications,
exercise, family and social life. Some people take something to get to
sleep at their regular time, especially on dose days.
Write a few notes to yourself about how your day went.
Consider, for example, the amount of work you did, how productive or
creative it was, and the level of ease or discomfort you felt. Notice any
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The Gemini- 20 scale measures accurately down to l mg.
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changes in how you are relating to others. Notice any differences from
normal in mood, food, physical strength, or symptoms of any condition.
Don't feel that you need to write much. These are your notes.
Finding the right dose: If you feel that your work or
concentration is being disrupted by your dose, take a lower dose in the
next cycle. This is not about “10 mics.” It is about the effects of superlow doses.
IMPORTANT: IF, FOR ANY REASON, YOU FEEL THAT THE
EFFECTS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE, UNPLEASANT, OR IN ANY WAY
DISTURBING, STOP TAKING WHATEVER YOU WERE TAKING.
REPEAT: STOP TAKING! NOTHING IS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.
Day 2. DO NOT TAKE ANY SUBSTANCE.
Just as before. Normal work and life pattern. Take the same sort
of notes. Many people have reported that the second day’s effects are
as evident or more so than on the first day.
Day 3. DO NOT TAKE ANY SUBSTANCE.
Normal schedule, etc. Take notes. Most people report that they
feel “normal” on the third day. However, some effects are cumulative.
Taking only every 4th day to insure that you do not develop “tolerance.”
A few people have taken it more often without ill effects, a few report
that taking it more often led to less or no effect.
Day 4: This is a microdose day and the start of a new cycle.
Additional cycles:
Exactly like cycle one.
After ten cycles or less if you stop:
Many people who have written a review of the whole time since
their first cycle, (using their own notes to help recall) and conclusions
report that microdosing was beneficial. This report is for you to reflect
on your experiences. If you wish to send it or any part of it or any part
of your notes to the research team, it will help others understand how
best to use substances at these doses. And it is a thank you for being
sent this information made from earlier reports.
Any insights, advice, concerns, suggestions or warnings are
appreciated. If possible, include any feedback you have received from
significant others, children, people at work, etc.
Additional information
How does one measure out a microdose?
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LSD:
• Blotter acid is likely to be either 50, 100 or 200 micrograms on
each square. Drop one square into distilled water, say- 5 ounces for 50,
10 for 100. Let it sit overnight. One ounce will contain 10 micrograms.
• For blotter acid of a reasonable size, some people cut it into
microdose slices. You will not mess up your day if you take 12-15 or 6-9
micrograms
• If it is liquid: Usually there are 100 micrograms in a drop. Take
one drop and put it in a bottle with a dropper as its cap. Dilute
twentyfold with distilled water, using a dropper. When mixed, each
drop will hold 5 micrograms, more or less. Less or more than a
hundred, less or more dilution.
Probably best to refrigerate the bottle, but reports of liquid
holding LSD at room temperature lasting a long time have been
reported.
Mushrooms:
For mushrooms, most people report they dry and power them
and put the powder into capsules.
For all other psychedelics:
A microdose is 1/10 to 1/20 of a full dose.
Some people report that they have microdosed with
psychedelics other than LSD and mushrooms. A few took ibogaine,
ayahausca or designer drugs. If you do use a different substance, recall
that a microdose has minimal perceptual or sensory distortion or
enhancement.
MDMA is not a psychedelic. These instructions are not for taking
MDMA.
“What do people do after a while, or after a few or ten
cycles?”
Some people just stop microdosing. Others, and this is more
common, continue to microdose now and then, doing it when they feel
it would be beneficial.

Preliminary results
Almost everyone who have carefully done a self-study and
recorded daily notes on a variety of behavioral, emotional, and
physical changes have reported overall enhanced well-being,
particularly regarding anxiety and or depression. A number of people
have reported improvements in eating patterns, exercise patterns,
relationships, and in some cases increased libido. Some have reported
lowering of chronic pain. It is not yet known to what extent these
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improvements are retained after a person stops microdosing, but some
continuing positive results have been reported
Current research question
A number of people used microdosing to help them lower the amount
or stop taking a variety of pharmaceuticals, including antidepressants,
antipsychotics, pain medications and cannabis.

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