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Safer Use Guide

Safer Use Guide


What is LSD?

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD for short) is probably the best-known psychedelic drug in existence and affects the mind and senses during the trip. The effect of the substance varies from person to person and ingestion to ingestion, but is usually expressed through hallucinations, more intense thought processes and an increased sensitivity to inside and outside.


LSD is consumed in the “classic” form on blotting paper as a so-called blotter. You can also take the substance as a small tablet or liquid through drop bottles.
The conventional dosage of a blotter is around 100 to 150 micrograms. In so-called micro or extra dosing, the dosages range from 10 micrograms to 225 micrograms per unit, depending on the type of product.

What is the right dose for me?

Finding the “right” dose is very difficult because every researcher and trip is individual and unique. A fairly beginner-friendly dose is usually around 50 μg . From there you can slowly work your way up if necessary.

When it comes to LSD, the following applies: less is more. So you shouldn't overdo it and just get used to the new experience first. Improvements are always possible with future experiences.
You should never take an increased dose without prior experience.

Dosages and effects at a glance:

10 - 20 mcg

  • Increased concentration
  • Reinforced mood
  • Decrease in fatigue

20 - 50 mcg

  • Altered perception
  • More intense color perception

50 - 80 mcg

  • Slight visual distortion
  • Changed sense of time
  • Change in light sensitivity

80 - 150 mcg

  • First hallucinations
  • Changed self-perception
  • Altered perception of surroundings

150 - 300 mcg

  • Mixing of senses
  • Feeling of connection to things and people
  • Mind trip

300+ mcg

  • Strong visual effects
  • Dissolution of the “I”
  • Spiritual and mystical experience

( All effects mentioned above include a higher dose. Information and effects may vary.)

Duration of action

Depending on the dosage, the duration of action varies between 8 and 12 hours. Factors such as individual metabolism also play a role.
It is possible to extend or intensify the trip using other substances, but beginners in particular are advised to get to know the substance individually.

With a dosage of 150 μg, a total duration of 12 hours can be expected. You can usually feel the first changes after just 15 to 45 minutes. The trip reaches its peak after around 2.5 to 3 hours. This can last up to 3 hours. The subsequent comedown and afterglow take place over the next 3 to 6 hours.
Further after-effects after the actual trip depend on the intensity and dose amount and can take place 12 - 36 hours afterwards.

Set and setting

Set and setting play a crucial role when taking psychedelics. They describe the mental and mental state of the consumer (set) and the influence of the environment (setting) in which the trip should begin.
If the set and setting are optimal, then nothing stands in the way of a relaxed trip. You can find a more detailed explanation of this topic in the blog post entitled Set and Setting on our website.

Risks and effects

General effects of LSD are:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Intensification of colors and sounds
  • Mixture of sensory impressions
  • Loss of “I” feeling

Negative effects of LSD can include:

  • Emotional turmoil
  • Internal and general unrest
  • Unpleasant stomach feeling
  • Increased sweating
  • Confronting negative thoughts
  • Triggering a latent psychosis

Safer use

In short, the most important thing is to treat the substance with the necessary respect. There's no need to be afraid of it, but you just shouldn't underestimate the effect. Interested parties are encouraged to inform themselves thoroughly before trying and to dose and consume responsibly.

Inexperienced users are recommended to start researching in a familiar environment with trustworthy friends or a sober trip sitter. Likewise, a quiet retreat with pleasant light and music can be a good anchor if the journey is a little bumpy.

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LSD is not a toy, but a substance that can permanently change a person's way of thinking and perception, both positively and negatively. Possibly forever.

Experimenting with psychedelics should definitely be avoided in the case of acute mental illness such as psychosis or if there is a predisposition to it. If you are unsure, you should consult a psychiatrist or doctor.

If the trip gets out of hand or ends in some kind of emergency or panic attack, an emergency doctor should be contacted on 112. This is subject to confidentiality so that we cannot judge anyone for their consumption and can help calm the situation. It is also possible for him to weaken the trip and its effects, although this should only happen under medical supervision.


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