I used hard apple cider - also known as apple wine.
It is 14% ABV and has quite a lot of acetylaldehyde - and it works like a champ!
I looked into a way to measure the level of acetylaldehyde but it is not that simple. The process requires a spetrophotometer. My hypothesis is that if I can smell it - it must be present. (I know - not very scientific. Lend me $3,000 dollars and I'll get my spectrophotometer recalibrated.)
I chose the hard cider because it's easy for me to obtain in any amount I want. I have access to barrels of the stuff.
I used a scalpel and shaved some needle-thin slivers off of some blotter paper. For the past two days I've been micro-dosing and chasing a tiny crumb of paper (about the size of a pepper flake) with a glass of hard cider.
The effects are sub-psyhoactive but very noticeable.
I'm going to give it a few more days to see if I can achieve any lasting results. I'm trying to improve my base-line mood - as one might do with anti-depressants. It's only been two consecutive days now so I'll keep going so long as there are no negative impacts. I'm noticing that my appetite is reduced and I'm eating a whole lot less (not good for a skinny person). So we'll see if I can keep this up.
Edited by Myc, 12 February 2022 - 11:18 AM.