Do you remember the age old phrase keep it simple, stupid? It is a renowned idea that systems and designs function at their best when you keep it simple. This thought process has proven to be beneficial in other aspects of living, so wouldn’t it make sense to apply the same principle to microdosing your cannabis product?
We have all heard that acronym before. It is a pretty practical concept that has a lot of truth behind it. This method of thinking can be used in any aspect or activity you indulge in, including consuming marijuana. Using the minimum amount of a product will produce maximum results. sounds like an incorrect method, right? Not so much. Enter: microdosing, stage right.
In a world where our daily lives are filled with complex systems, simplicity is a shining light. The rapid growth the cannabis industry has seen for both MMJ and recreational use will not be slowing down any time soon. All the gadgets, the strain names, the verbiage, and the products may seem quite complex. Intentionally taking a small dose can initiate other benefits for your body and mind. You may not get as high or feel the same intense effects you would from smoking a whole joint, dropping extra drops of your tincture, or eating an entire edible, but you can expect to feel in control of your intake, to conserve more of your herb, and to incorporate your MMJ into your daily routine with ease.
Balance is key. We want to be able to take on the day while still reaping the benefits of our cannabis, no matter which way we choose to ingest it. Less is more. It may seem silly to think that reducing your intake could enhance the benefits, but experience and research says it can.
Reducing your intake from a normal dab, toke, hit, or dose to a much smaller size is the basic definition of microdosing. Some may associate the term with psychoactive drugs like LSD, but recently the focus has shifted to the benefits of its use in regards to consuming weed.
By microdosing you are able to feel the calming anti-inflammatory benefits, a positive mood, and the ability to gain some relief over psychological barriers such as anxiety, stress, bipolar, as well as eating disorders. This is not to say taking a full dose will not help you. the main difference between taking a microdose over a full one are the effects that follow after your method of consumption.
When most of us smoke, we aim to get high. Microdosing is the opposite. It is not concerned with getting high. If you are high from taking smaller tokes, you most likely are not microdosing correctly. Finding the correct microdose for you depends on a few things such as the amount used, your tolerance level, your size, and how fast your metabolism functions.
Choosing to microdose is a functional approach to your health and well-being. If you are trying to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance creativity and productivity, or simply live day to day without pain or the side effects of pain prescriptions, the benefits of microdosing can help you out.
Typically when you consume your weed either via tincture, edible, or inhalation, the THC begins to work with our body’s own endocannabinoid system and receptors in our brain. As soon as the THC and other cannabinoids pass through the blood-brain barrier, it starts mingle in our central nervous system and the Basal Ganglia region of our brain. This is the area that manages our cognition, motor functions, as well as our emotions.
Microdosing is the opposite compared to a typical session where the aim is to get blasted. A sub-psychoactive dose, meaning a very small dose, will give you minute changes in your mood, add positivity your thoughts, and decrease your pain level. You won’t feel couch-locked, hazy, or anti-social. Instead, you are able to enjoy the wonderful benefits of cannabis.
This method is great for use during the day while at work or when you need to stay focus on your tasks. If you ingest just enough weed that is below the level of a high, both hemispheres of your brain start working together on an advanced level. This may give you the feeling of enhanced creativity, productivity, as well as the ability to laser-focus on your task at hand.
The most on-trend way to microdose are vaping, ingesting, and purely smoking cannabis. Each method has their perks and downfalls. The key here is experimentation, balance, and patients.
By experimenting with more than one method you will likely increase your chance of balance and finding harmony in microdosing. If you can figure out a plan that incorporates multiple ways of consumption, you will find results. It make take some time, so have patients and ask for guidance if you need some.
Combustion is by far the least economical way to medicate. You burn through much more of your product when smoking a joint, hitting a bong, or having a bowl. Also, controlling your dosage is much harder when choosing to ignite. A puff off a joint could have up to 10mgs of THC, which means someone who has a low tolerance could become overwhelmed with only a few hits.
You can opt for a small, see-through glass pipe that will allow you to see the smoke and puff accordingly, but smoke gets stale and usually goes to waste. If your microdosing to medicate certain health conditions, opt for a different method of ingestion as smoking in general isn’t always the cleanest way to consume your cannabis.
Some people may feel intimidated by ingesting cannabis products for fear they may bite off more than they can chew. Overdoing it by taking one bite too many from a weed brownie sending you into a paranoid sensation tops the list of many hesitant people wanting to give it a try. Fear not my friends!
Ingesting tinctures and edibles made from marijuana is one of the simplest and most effective ways to treat your ailments. The doses last longer when indulging in an edible and they come on much faster when using a tincture sublingually (under your tongue). Ingesting cannabis can provide you with a precise therapeutic dose to help you feel better and function at your optimal level.
With mass updates and innovations with infusion technology, edibles are being produced with far more accuracy and consistency. You can break off the right size that meets your needs. The accuracy of a dropper you use with a tincture is probably the easiest way to consume and control your microdosing experience. If you choose to stay away from inhalation altogether than ingestion may be your method of choice. You can get creative using weed butter and make your own treats. eating them allows you to medicate with ease and consume with privacy.
If you enjoy the all-you-can-eat approach to life, then I recommend putting some serious thought into investing in a high quality portable vaporizer. Everything you could ever need and want in a toking device to easily consume your favorite dried herb or concentrate. Vaping is the most discreet and probably the simplest way to microdose.This is especially true if you live a hectic on-the-go lifestyle.
When you vaporize your cannabis flower or extract it allows you to lock-in the most ideal dose for you. The catch? In order to maximize your vaping experience, to not waste your product, and to retain all the valuable cannabinoids your strain has to offer you must have your temperature set correctly. Too hot and you incinerate your entire hit; too low and you waste your product and receive little to no effect whatsoever.
If you opt for a smaller, less expensive device keep in mind that you will have very little control over your temp settings. Taking the plunge and spending the money for an innovative device will give you the greatest return on your investment. The settings are fully customizable and some even pair with their own personal app to make your experience truly one of a kind, just like your cannabis needs.
On Top of its accuracy, vaping is different than smoking so there are no nasty carcinogens to worry about. Vaporizing allows you to explore and enjoy all the cannabinoid and terpene profiles your strain of choice has to offer. Learning about all the different terpenes and their point of vaporization can help you control your experience, conserve your product, and relish in all the beneficial compounds cannabis has to offer.
Just like adding any herbal remedy or natural supplement to your plan, there is a possibility you may feel some unwelcoming feelings at first. Be prepared for a mild anxious sensation and possibly paranoia. This is especially true if you are using a potent strain of cannabis. Depending on the profiles of your strain’s terpenes and cannabinoids, you could feel energetic, focused, mildly calm, and even emotionally balanced.
For me personally, I am definitely more creative and alert when I take smaller doses during the day. You may feel more aware and even somewhat spiritually enlightened. Not high, enlightened. There is a difference!
Take a read and you will come to find microdosing is helping folks relieve stress, rid pain, lessen dependency on pharmaceutical medications, and treat mental health disorders. Using a small amount of cannabis instead of multiple opioids that not only give you an intense psychoactive effect, but give you problems with your organs with long term use doesn’t have to be your only option anymore.
Feeling positive,motivated, and happy. Being in charge of your daily life again without being crippled from your pain or the medications you take. This is what microdosing has to offer you. Imagine for once trying a trend only to find out that microdosing is not a trend, it is a functional approach to medicine that you can use to alleviate your pain.
Just like hot peppers, some cannabis strains are much more potent than others. Especially when it comes to heavy-hitting indica strains. If you want to microdose during the day, it would be best to stick with a less powerful strain, or a strain that is dominantly sativa. Also, you could opt for a strain that has a decent level of CBD.
If you can find something around 1-3% CBD you will be able to experience the multiple cannabinoids a CBD dominant strain possess. Your body will benefit and your mind will be at ease. You will get a lovely mild buzz that’ll take the edge off but won’t leave you feeling groggy.
Every different method to consume your cannabis product has its own specific perks just like every differed person has their own unique preferences. I prefer to vape my concentrate whereas you may prefer the body buzz of an edible.
The key thing to keep in mind if you choose to start microdosing is, it doesn’t hurt to try a different option, or two combined. You may come to find that experimenting and trying something new may work better and help your body out.
It is called microdosing for a reason. Start small. At the end of the day, only you know what your body needs and it may take some time and effort to figure that exact dosage out. If you take a dose and feel a rush of bliss, or a shift in your thought process, you may have overdone it. Take a bit less next time.
Different times during your day may require you to take different amounts of cannabis. Right when you wake up and before you go to work, microdosing can get you medicated and functioning at an optimal level.
You may want to take a little more and feel heavier effects at the end of the day, or if you are looking to socially get high. Sometimes microdosing is the best solution for ridding yourself of social anxiety or when you feel stressed out.
Instead of smoking a fat joint or hitting the entire bowl of your bong, try a couple puffs. Slow down your intake and take a step back from your heavy toking ways-just for a sec. Yes, it may be hard to start microdosing especially if you are a chronic and smoke daily, but cutting back has a lot of benefits you may be missing out on.
Cannabis is a magical plant that can heal and help aid us with our physical, mental, and possibly spiritual pain. Consuming more than your body actually needs, or getting blasted into a state of mental oblivion,may not be what your body truly needs.
Start by taking a small hoot and waiting 10-15 minutes before you choose weather or not to have another one. Everyone has different needs,and marijuana affects all of us uniquely. Be aware of how different doses affect you personally.
Dial in. Keep track. Take notes if need be. You may find it helpful to keep a log or a journal documenting how you feel and how you react with various amounts of consumption. There are tons of products out there that give recommendations as well as many website that have insight on how much you should take.
At the end of the day, you are the only one who knows what you feel on the inside and how external factors from your environment affect you. Practice makes perfect so don’t be afraid of trial and error.
If you haven’t already, you will soon come to find that most people have a different threshold dosage when it comes to marijuana consumption. However, snakker doses may be more beneficial. This is especially true when talking about treating neuropathic pain. The market is large making it easy for anyone to microdose with a product they want.
Edibles, vaporizers, one-hitters, they all make it very simple to microdose you favorite strain. If you need to medicate heavily, you need to take care of your tasks during the day, or you simply want to function optimally around other people without feeling like a stoner, microdosing will become your best friend.
If you do feel tired, paranoid, anxious, extremely hungry, and even dizzy it is probably because you smoked too much weed. Simply reduce your dose and you will relish in a high-quality high, enjoy the medicinal effects, and decrease the risk of increasing your tolerance. Not only does microdosing control unwanted side effects of smoking too much weed, you truly benefit medically. You reduce your risk of overspending and over indulging in your product as well.
Promoting wellness, not intoxication. That is what micro dosing is all about. There are tons of benefits like decreased social anxiety to enhanced productivity and creative thinking. Everyone’s experience will be different. Start really, really small and stay really small. If you find yourself gravitating towards larger hoots, remember the goal is to reap all the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes that come with cannabis while minimizing the known hazy side effects. How much do you smoke at a time? Have you ever tried micro dosing? If so, what was your experience?
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