If you’ve paid attention to the news at all in the last year or so, you’ve no doubt heard about microdosing in one form or another. Commonly associated with illegal substances, like acid or psilocybin, the practice is to take small amounts of a substance throughout the day in order to sustain an effect.
But microdosing isn’t just for illegal substances and is actually a great fit for legal products like CBD. In fact, microdosing CBD might enhance its effects and help you get more out of each product. Not sure how to follow a microdosing strategy for your CBD? We’ve got your back. Axis Labs has assembled this brief guide to show you how!
It can be argued that the first time microdosing was tried was also the first time anyone tried LSD. Chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann created the substance and took minute amounts of it throughout the day for the last 20 years of his life. Hofmann discovered, and was later backed up by other researchers, that by taking small doses of a product throughout the day, he could manipulate the receptors in his body and achieve a certain effect by using less of the product.
How to Microdose
Microdosing can be accomplished in a number of ways. In fact, you can microdose with any of the CBD products we sell.
Some CBD products are better for microdosing than others. For instance, CBD oils and tinctures are taken using a dropper, which helps you take a precise amount of the oil. Softgels and capsules are filled with a fixed amount of CBD, meaning that you can predictably get the same amount of CBD each time you take it.
How effective the microdose will be is dependant on the bioavailability of that particular hemp-based product. For instance, taking CBD orally by ingesting something like a gummy means that the CBD has to be dissolved in the stomach before it can enter the bloodstream. This means that CBD gummies have a low level of bioavailability. On the other hand, sublingual CBD, like an oil, has a much higher level of bioavailability. Vaping has perhaps the highest level of bioavailability, as it interacts with the blood vessels lining your lungs almost immediately.
Once you’ve chosen the form of CBD you want to microdose, you can begin the process. Remember, everyone reacts differently to CBD, so how much you take will depend on your unique physiology and reaction the cannabis compound. Examine your usual dose of CBD and think about how you can spread that out over the course of a day. For instance, you might use 25mg of CBD each morning through a tincture. Instead, consider taking 5mg in the morning, 5 when you get to work, 5 more at lunch, another 5 at dinner, then the final 5 before bed. This could help you feel the effects throughout the day.
Microdosing for Beginners
Just like finding your ideal dosage of CBD, discovering the right amount of CBD to take in a microdose takes a little bit of experimentation and research. If you read this past blog, this process might seem familiar but it’s a little different.
Start with a small dosage. Something like 1mg. Over the next hour, record how you feel. If you don’t feel anything, take another dose of the same amount an hour after you took the first dose. Again, record your experiences. Try this amount of CBD at this same interval for a day. If you don’t feel anything, try a slightly larger amount the following day. Once you have a sense of how many milligrams you need to take and how often to get the desired effect, you can start to microdose with that throughout the day.
The Advantages of Microdosing CBD
By taking small doses of CBD throughout the day, you’re stimulating your Endocannabinoid on a regular basis. This means that the effects of the cannabis are constantly being experienced. For some, microdosing might become their preferred method of using CBD. That’s because it does a good job of keeping a balanced level of CBD in your system.
For those who use CBD for recurring or chronic concerns like generalized anxiety, pain, or depression, having a relatively constant amount of CBD in your body at any given moment may help you feel better than taking a larger dose at the beginning or end of your day.
Enhance Your Health Today
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