LSD Dosage in Micrograms (μg) Subjective Effects
20 micrograms Threshold effects: some slight euphoria and body high
30 micrograms Threshold effects: the same as 20 micrograms
40 micrograms Feeling the effects a little more. Typically no visuals, although some may experience slight visual effects
60 micrograms – Body high
– Lights are brighter
– Colors are slightly enhanced
– Some after images and trails
– Many compare the intensity to a gram of shrooms
90 micrograms – Bright colors
– Surfaces start to move, warp, or breathe
– Enhanced introspections
– A feeling of your thought speeding up
– Becoming more sensitive to everything
110 micrograms – Visuals become more pronounced
– “Ripples” overlay your field of vision
– You may see patterns from different cultures on walls, surfaces, faces, etc.
– Closed eye visuals (CEVs) are more apparent
150 micrograms The effects are a lot like 100 micrograms but more intense and profound
200 micrograms – Beautiful, vivid colors everywhere
– CEVs are very apparent It may feel like your mind is racing
– The potential for life-changing, spiritual realizations
– This dose may feel overwhelming to beginners
250 micrograms – The peak can be very intense or even scary at times, but once the peak effects wear off, the trip can become more comfortable
– Very strong CEVs
300 micrograms – A lot like 250 micrograms but more intense
– This is a strong dose, but not quite a heavy one
400 micrograms – Synesthesia (this is when the senses become confused, so you might “hear colors” or “see sounds”)
– Strong time distortions or “moments of eternity”
– Body movement becomes difficult and disorienting
– Most people report this dose as life-changing, producing deep insights
– It’s recommended to have a sitter if using this dose to make sure you don’t do anything potentially hazardous
500 micrograms – Strong visuals and possibly hallucinations
– Objects morphing into other objects (with eyes both open and closed)
– Ego dissolution
– Objects may start “talking to you”
– Paradoxical experiences (e.g. the sense that you are nothing and everything at the same time)
– Time becomes meaningless
– Some loss of reality
– Your vision is completely enveloped by fractal patterns. If you were to stare at the ground, it can look like you’re seeing to the end of eternity – miles and miles of visual depth
700 micrograms – Out-of-body experiences
– The feeling of gaining extra-sensory perceptions (e.g. telepathy with fellow trippers)
– Many people report visuals containing imagery from Indian, Aztec, Mayan, Native American, and African cultures
1,000 micrograms – You can’t see anything except visuals
– The loss of contact with the world, your body, and sense of self is strong, so it’s not uncommon to feel like you’re dying or that you’ve died
– You may have the sense of existing forever
– Most people will never dose this high and there often isn’t a need to, as insights, mystical states, and therapeutic benefits are possible on much lower doses
– Meeting entities
1,500 micrograms – The visuals are so engulfing that you won’t be able to see your own hand in front of your face
– Ego dissolution is certain
– A feeling of merging with the universe
– The loss of reality can be so strong that it defies description or explanation
– Some may report a feeling of “enlightenment”, but this can occur on lower doses too



A microdose of LSD is 5-20mcg. Most commonly reported effects are:

  • Increased positive mood
  • Improved focus and attention
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Less mind wandering
  • Reduced depression and anxiety

You should not expect any psychedelic effects from a microdose. Microdosing does not induce substantial changes in your cognition, perceptions, mood, or emotions like higher doses do. When consuming microdoses of LSD, you should be able to function normally at work, during social interactions, and while participating in any other activities.


Light Trip

For a light LSD trip, take between 25-75mcg. This dose is known to produce effects such as:

  • A noticeable increase in positive mood
  • Anxiety
  • Introspection
  • Giddiness
  • Brighter colors
  • Objects appearing more vivid
  • Slight morphing of objects
  • Enhanced appreciation for nature, art, and music
  • Slight nausea

Medium Trip

For a medium-strength LSD trip, take between 75-150mcg. With this dose, the following effects are reported:

  • Euphoria
  • Moments of anxiety, fear, or paranoia
  • Introspection
  • Fits of laughter
  • Having many thoughts at once or thinking more quickly than usual
  • Time distortion
  • Greatly enhanced colors
  • Objects noticeably morphing
  • Perceptions of geometric patterns with eyes open or closed
  • Nausea

Strong Trip

For a strong LSD trip, consider taking 150-400mcg. It's important to note that doses of 150mcg or higher can result in a strong trip, but exceeding 250mcg is more likely to lead to a mystical experience. With this dosage, you may encounter the following effects.

  • Strong feelings of bliss and ecstasy
  • Intense moments of anxiety, panic, dread, or paranoia
  • Distortions of time, even the dissolution of time or the feeling of eternity
  • Ego dissolution
  • A sense of the sacred, holy, or divine
  • The perception of vivid kaleidoscopes and fractal geometry with eyes open or closed
  • Perceptual and auditory hallucinations
  • Profound insights