Rudi’s experience with microdosing
Rudi has microdose three different psychedelic substances; 1P-LSD, truffles, and ibogaine, which will be discussed in the order they occurred.
Microdosing 10-LSD is currently a legal substance available through Lizard Labs, and it’s agents. The reason for its legal status is that it will only convert to LSD once it has metabolized inside the body.
The blotters I was using were 100 ug, and I realized that I could cut each tab into several strips. By doing this, I could judge dosage requirements 5 strips = 20 ug each, 6 strips = 16.5 ug each and 8 strips = 12.5 ug each.
My first dosage was too much…
I started to take it on Xmas Day 2015. My first dosage was a guesstimate at around 20mg this turned out to be very perceptible and thus too much. Not too good when you are on a night shift at the office. Luckily it was only me there, so it was not too challenging.
Having allowed a day for integration and another day to rest, I dropped 16.5 ug and found that this was less perceptible than 20 ug but still perceptible. This time I was not at the office though, thank goodness.
Another three days later…
I tried 12.5 ug, which became my standard dosage over the next six months as it was imperceptible.
In retrospect, I would say that micro-dosing with 1P LSD was a very positive experience. I found that my mental focus improved and that I was less likely to get frustrated when attempting difficult tasks that weren’t proceeding too well. My mental acuity was much improved, and I found that my verbal articulation was better also. I wasn’t searching for the right words anymore, they seemed to flow naturally and appeared in my mind just before I needed to use them. Not so many ‘uh’s’ and ‘aahs’ as gaps to allow my thought processes to catch up. I also noticed an increase in my sensitivity in social situations and an improvement in my ability to empathize.
Magic Truffles are legal here in the Netherlands. These are the sclerotia that develop under the soil when the mushroom is preserving energy, and so my second attempt at micro-dosing was using these. The type I used is called Hollandia; a strain developed here in the Netherlands for its extra potency.
Six months later…
After a short break, I started micro-dosing Psilocybin in the form of magic truffles around August 2016. Again I was unsure as to dosage, so I started at 1g and back after a few days settled on about 0.5g as my optimum sub-perceptual dose and this period for micro-dosing lasted about three months. I was taking a dose every three days. I stopped as before with the 1P LSD when my supply ran out.
More sensitive with microdosing truffles…
I had a similar experience with the microdosing truffles as with the 1P LSD. Mental focus; mental acuity; verbal articulation; sensitivity in social situations and empathy all improved considerably but also I noticed an increase in my creative thinking and ability to visualize final outcomes.
Practical creativity improved too, and I became more inclined to want to do something creative rather than, say, sit behind the computer. I noticed things in nature more and found my self often investigating and watching butterflies, dragonflies, different plants, and flowers to the complexity of their structure and evolution. A small breeze rustling the treetops or a beautiful moonlit night began to take on more profound significance and meaning. My experience with micro-dosing Psilocybin made me much more sensitive to these things.
Finally, after another break for a few months, I acquired a tincture of Iboga and began microdosing with this.
Once more, after a short period of adjustment, I settled on a dose of 6 drops every three days dropped into a small glass of water every morning. This time lasted another six months.
I saw very similar results to those experienced during the 1P LSD and Psilocybin microdosing experiences. My mental focus, mental acuity, verbal articulation, sensitivity in social situations, and empathy improved — also, creative thinking, ability to visualize outcomes, practical creativity, and a fascination with nature. A chance encounter with a natterjack toad during this time became deeply significant and seemed to presage an entire series of events that followed shortly after involving toads.
A new dimension with micro-dosing Iboga…
The most significant effect of my micro-dosing Iboga is that my sense of care for myself took on a new dimension. Food choices are more considered and tend towards more healthy, vegetarian, or sugar-free options. Eating meat or anything dead is something to try to avoid wherever possible, and I introduced much more colorful fruit and vegetables into my diet. My choices of things that I want to put in my body are more concerned with the long term health benefits than short term gustatory pleasure. Not only this but I am more inclined to walk, cycle or long-board to the shops rather than drive. My regard for my well being and care for my body and health have become paramount while micro-dosing Iboga.
An improved version of yourself
Overall I would say my experiences with micro-dosing all these different substances has been extremely positive and beneficial. I am a very different person today than I was before I started this great experiment. An improved version of ‘me’ has emerged.
There is one drawback of my microdosing experience I would mention. When dosing yourself, make sure to do this as early in the day as possible. If you leave it until the afternoon or evening, these substances will affect your ability to sleep. Better to skip a day if you forget, instead then take it later and risk losing sleep.
Apart from this minor observation, I would say the effects of my micro-dosing expe are mostly a massive bonus. Perhaps it will start you on a journey to a new and improved version of yourself that you can now barely imagine.
– Rudi Somerlove