Is microdosing a placebo? 💊

Nova Mentis Study Confirms Oral Microdose Psilocybin Treatment of Autism

This week, Nova Mentis (NOVA) announced that rats with cognitive impairments showed improvements in memory when given a microdose of psilocybin every other day for just two weeks.

However, a new University of Chicago study found no effect on mood or task performance after giving healthy volunteer 4 LSD microdoses 3-4 days apart in a placebo-controlled study.

Could it be that a more frequent dose is needed to see benefits? Or is psilocybin faster acting than LSD? Or maybe microdosing is a placebo after all.

Stay tuned as we follow along with the latest research. 

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