Microdosing is a practice that involves consuming an active principle in small doses, as its name indicates, this will cause the substance to produce a cellular response that can provide benefits without the need to produce an intense psychoactive effect.
The benefits of microdosing have typically been associated with substances such as LSD and psilocybin. However, cannabis microdoses have gained more attention in recent years, especially in a market where recreational users have been categorized as users who use very high doses of THC and medicinal users, as those who tend to use higher doses of CBD.
Microdosing is a practice that can bring multiple benefits to both types of users and we want to tell you why
1.- It makes it easier to find your ideal dose
When it comes to cannabis dosing, increasing a dose does not necessarily mean increasing the benefits. On the contrary, if we increase the dose that we are consuming excessively, we could stop perceiving positive effects. Finding your ideal dose is a very personal process, as it will be different for each person. If you are starting to consume cannabis and still cannot find your ideal dose, we recommend starting with a microdose and increasing slowly.
2.- Reduce risks and maximize benefits
While we know that psychoactive effects are an important part of the journey for recreational users, it is impossible to deny that many of these users, and even those who have been using cannabis for years, have experienced anxiety or panic when consuming very high doses.
Microdosing allows us to reduce the risk of experiencing these side effects that can create very uncomfortable experiences for users. A daily microdose consumption allows you to minimize the psychoactive effects, keeping you active, relaxed and focused.
3.- It allows you to reactivate your THC sensitivity
If you've used high-THC cannabis for a long time, you will likely stop feeling the effects of it. This is because users are able to develop tolerance to THC, which leads them to consume higher doses and thus continue the tolerance cycle. In these cases, a period of abstinence can help reactivate your sensitivity to THC.
However, for those patients who need cannabis to cope with a chronic condition on a daily basis, we know that a period of abstinence is not an option. This is when microdosing comes to the rescue, using small amounts will help reactivate sensitivity to THC, while still experiencing the beneficial effects of cannabis.
4.- Enhance the effects of CBD
One of the best ways to enhance the therapeutic effects of cannabis is to use cannabinoids in combination. The entourage effect allows us to enhance the benefits of each of the cannabinoids when they are used together. Those users who have already experienced the benefits of CBD can start experimenting with small doses of THC, this will allow them to use cannabis more efficiently.
Microdosing allows us to re-evaluate the way we perceive the consumption of substances such as cannabis and to consider that in cannabis, many times less can be more.