Microdosing : What You Need to Know


10/25/20222 min read

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Taking ketamine has become a popular mental health therapy. But, what does it mean to microdose ketamine drugs?

And, how can microdosing ketamine help people with PTSD and depression or anxiety?

Ketamine, also known as ketamine hydrochloride, are powerful dissociative anesthetic drug that has gained attention for its potential in treating mental health issues. It is worth mentioning that LSD/psychedelics and ketamine are different drugs. And while they may produce similar effects, psychedelics and ketamine act on the brain in different ways. As explained by Psychology Today, '...ketamine works by relaxing the brain's inhibitory architecture, psychedelics work by overriding it'.

It is important to understand what ketamine medications are and how they are aiding individuals with mental health concerns. Additionally, it is crucial to delve into the concept of microdosing ketamine. Microdosing refers to the practice of consuming small, sub-psychedelic doses of ketamine, typically administered orally or intranasally. This approach aims to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder without inducing hallucinogenic effects.

However, caution must be exercised when experimenting with ketamine microdosing, as it can have potential side effects including dissociation, increased heart rate, and elevated blood pressure. It is essential to approach ketamine with care and under the guidance of a knowledgeable healthcare professional to ensure safety and optimal therapeutic benefits.

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