When people microdose, they will typically use magic mushrooms or LSD. Sometimes, other psychedelics will be used, such as mescaline and DMT.
Then there are users who microdose not with psychedelics at all, but with substances like cannabis and MDMA.
This post specifically focuses on the practice of microdosing MDMA as a way to deal with mental health issues.
No Studies Have Directly Looked At Microdosing MDMA
Unlike LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, there are no studies directly looking at the effects of microdosing MDMA.
A microdose is generally one-tenth to one-twentieth of a normal recreational dose. If a typical dose of MDMA is 100mg, then a microdose would be around 10mg.
Research On Macrodosing MDMA
Despite the dearth of research on microdosing MDMA, we do, fortunately, have a large body of research on larger doses of MDMA.
The Safety Of MDMA
The first randomized controlled study on MDMA as a therapeutic tool found that the drug is safe and effective for patients with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.
When it comes to studies looking at the effects of recreationally using MDMA, the results are mixed. There has been debate about the neurotoxic effects of MDMA in humans.
Studies On MDMA