LSD as the new coffee ?
We have all read them by now; headlines like: “LSD instead of coffee”, “LSD for breakfast”, “a little LSD in the morning with your coffee”. When microdosing is explained, the practice is often compared to drinking coffee in the morning. We find the image of microdosing created by this alarming. LSD is not the new coffee, nor should it be.
True Frahling lovers drink several cups a day and follow their own rules. There is nothing wrong with this, in our opinion, as long as coffee is not drunk because it is needed . The reasons for drinking coffee usually lie somewhere morning ritual, taste experience, waking up, staying awake and habit.
When microdosing with psychedelic substances, there are very crucial rules that should be followed. LSD is particularly suitable because it can be dosed very precisely in the form of a spray. On our website you will find detailed DIY instructions for a spray with the (still) legal 1cP-LSD. A microdose is not taken daily, but over a month in a 3-day rhythm. So: microdosing day ● pause day ● pause day ● microdosing day ● pause day …
We also recommend spending at least two months without microdosing after the microdosing month. If you want to learn more about how microdosing works, take a look here. If you have any questions about this topic or are interested in taking advantage of our professional help, please feel free to apply here for a free and individual consultation.
Caffeine at a glance
Caffeine is the drug that probably EVERYONE has tried. For the sake of completeness, we would like to take the opportunity here to clarify a little about this substance. In our opinion, the most important prerequisite for the conscious and sensible use of psychoactive substances – whether legal or not – is: Knowledge. What happens in the brain when we drink coffee?
The neurotransmitter adenosine functions as a fatigue signal and regulates our brain activity. The longer we are awake, the more adenosine is produced. The neurotransmitter is responsible for inhibiting the release of all stimulating and activating neurotransmitters (such as dopamine). When adenosine docks at the adenosine receptors in the brain, this release is inhibited. This causes the blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure and makes us feel tired.
As a psychoactive substance, caffeine has a stimulating effect on our central nervous system. This is done by caffeine docking with our adenosine receptors in nerve tissue instead of adenosine, blocking them to the neurotransmitter adenosine. Caffeine is structurally very similar to adenosine. Due to this blockage, the sleepiness signal is not sent and we stay or become awake.
So, in fact, caffeine does not give us energy. It makes our brain think we’re not tired.
Long-term use of caffeine causes our nervous tissue to form more adenosine receptors – resulting in tolerance formation. To still maintain the wakefulness effect from coffee, we also need more caffeine. This is also the reason why we feel so exhausted, low in energy and drained when we don’t drink any coffee instead of 4-5 cups. Then adenosine has a free rein, so to speak.
What does caffeine contain?
Not only coffee in all its variations contains caffeine, but also certain types of tea. “Caffeine-free” By the way, coffee contains about 6mg of caffeine. However, this is really little compared to a cup of coffee, which contains an average of 85mg per 200ml. The active substance in tea is called teein. Chemically, it is no different from caffeine, but in the way it works. Teein works slower and longer. These tea variety examples are sorted by teein content:
- mate tea
- matcha tea
- Black tea
- oolong tea
- Yellow tea
- White tea
- Green tea
- Jasmine Tea
That caffeine is present in high doses in energy drinks like RedBull, Club Mate, and various types of cola is of course well known. However, iced tea, dark chocolate, baking cocoa and chewing gum varieties such as “Airwaves Active” also have caffeine.
What are the effects of caffeine?
|increased alertness stimulation of cognitive abilities (= learning, planning, remembering, creative thinking, …) increased focus reduced sensation of pain euphoria facilitation of breathing|
|Heart palpitations Inner restlessness up to anxiety Nervousness Irritability Hand trembling Increased urge to urinate Sweating Insomnia|
Risks of the combination
Psychedelic substances enhance our inner and outer perception – also in the microdosing area. So one cup of coffee can quickly feel like four cups under the influence of psychedelics. Of course, it is difficult to say in general whether coffee and LSD or magic mushrooms should not be combined.
We all know ourselves best and probably already know how our bodies react to caffeine. But do you know how you react to a lot of caffeine? Above an individual threshold dose, the positive effects of coffee or similar can quickly turn into negative ones. These are then amplified even more by psychedelics.
Those who drink at least 4-5 cups of coffee out of a daily habit will probably not have much trouble with the combination of an LSD microdose and a single cup of coffee, and may even like the effects. However, we strongly advise against consuming the same amounts of caffeine on microdosing days as you normally would.
Psychedelics and stimulants like coffee combine to heighten all safety concerns.
This is especially true for casual coffee drinkers, who are typically more sensitive to caffeine because of lower tolerance. As a rule of thumb, the less experience you have with psychoactive substances individually , the less you should combine them on the same day.
Both LSD and caffeine increase the heart rate. Heart palpitations are unpleasant, but if the cardiovascular system is stressed like this for several hours, you are putting your health at risk. LSD also works in microdoses for up to 10 hours and caffeine takes 4-6 hours for the body to break it down.
Any other overstimulation symptoms such as inner restlessness, sweating, nervousness or trembling can cause feelings of anxiety, which are felt all the more strongly by microdosing. The possible occurrence of these risks ensures that parts of the potential of the psychedelic substance are given away, thus missing the point of microdosing. If you want to learn more about the benefits of microdosing, possible motivations, click here.