It’s breakfast time. Would you rather A) have a cup of tea, or B) take the powerful hallucinogen which inspired most of the freakiest music of the Sixties?
If you answered B) you’re in good company.
A growing movement of people are ‘microdosing’ LSD in the morning – taking 10-15 micrograms, instead of the larger doses used for drug trips – and claim that it can cure anxiety and insomnia.
Psychedelics researcher Dr James Fadiman – who worked with LSD until it was banned until 1966 – said, ‘People do it and they’re eating better, sleeping better, they’re often returning to exercise or yoga or meditation. It’s as if messages are passing through their body more easily.
Fadiman told Vice, ‘This is total guesswork, but so many different conditions that I’ve seen are improved, it looks like it rebalances those pistons which are not in balance.
‘This may be in your central nervous system, it may be the brain stem, it may be that it’s improving function of mitochondria. One woman who had painful, crampy periods started microdosing and when her period came, she had no problems.’