In 2018, research was conducted by scientist Toby Lea into the effects of microdosing on mental health. He conducted this research on behalf of the German Institute for Addiction and Prevention. These 1102 participants microdosed for the following reasons:
Of these 1102 users, 44% reported that their mental health was "much better" as a result of microdosing truffles. These improvements were visible in all types of users, men, women, old, young, highly educated and low educated.
These promising results have prompted additional research for microdosing to support psychiatric treatments and therapy.