What it is: “Magical mushrooms” contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin. They can be eaten, brewed into tea, or coated with chocolate.
How micro-dosing it feels: About an hour or two after ingesting the micro-dose, people notice an increase in focus and energy. Many users find that it helps with weaning off — and staying off — anti-depressants. It can help lessen the side effects of withdrawal and even mitigate depression. Many speak to the drug’s ability to increase empathy, too.
Users describe experiencing a boost in energy, focus, and the feeling that life is meaningful. A proper micro-dose, according to users of the drug, is like a day in which you’ve “gotten enough sleep and eaten well.” It’s often used to help kick addictions, from cigarettes to heroin. Many LSD micro-dosers find that it’s made it easier to lose weight, stop drinking, and even cut back on playing video games.