You might already love CBD, or you might be new to CBD. Whatever the reason, you are here to find out why microdosing will make you love CBD even more!
Microdosing is precisely that- taking your daily ideal CBD dose and breaking it into smaller doses to consume throughout the day.
What is CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a plant-powered cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant family. CBD products in the United States are crafted from the hemp plant.
In 2018 it became federally legal to buy and sell hemp-derived CBD products because it has less than 0.3% THC. Many products you will see on the market have zero THC or non-detectable THC.
CBD is now legal because it is non-intoxicating and non-euphoric, meaning CBD does not get you high, even with 0.3% traces of THC. According to the World Health Organization, CBD is safe to use and non-habit forming. You take all this and add to it the therapeutic benefits many people see using CBD, and you can understand why it’s becoming a staple in people’s daily health and wellness routine.
People love CBD for the support it can offer with sleep, daily stresses, chronic pain, relaxation, and post-workout recovery. We know the medical benefits of CBD for seizures since the FDA approved Epidiolex (a CBD drug). Ongoing research is going to confirm the benefits many are seeing from using this plant-based alternative in their daily lives.
The benefits of CBD are pretty incredible, but experiencing these benefits can take a bit of experimenting with dosing before getting the desired effect.
CBD Dosing for Beginners
CBD dosing is different for everyone. What works for you might not work for your friend. Bodyweight, needs, and even your tolerance all weigh in on finding the right dose of CBD for your health and wellness needs.
When you first start using CBD, it is best to start with a low dose. By starting small and adding to the dosage, you can find the right treatment, while not wasting your precious CBD.
Microdosing your CBD allows you to take the minimal dose your body needs to feel the desired effects and then keep that feeling go all day long.
If you start low and spread that low dose throughout the day, you might not need as much CBD as you might have thought. Low dosing paired with microdosing allows a CBD beginner to find their sweet spot in dosing and see the effects of microdosing.
Microdosing Your CBD
When you start microdosing, CBD oil drops are ideally the best way to microdose. CBD oil drops are versatile. You can take them orally, sublingually, or add it into your baked goods or beverages. The convenience and ease of the dropper allow you to get the exact microdose every time you take it.
You can still use CBD gummies or softgels to microdose, but remember that those come in a precise dose per piece. If you have to take high doses of CBD a few times a day, they might be perfect for you. Or if you want to take a higher dose at night to benefit from it helping you sleep, adding a CBD gummy or sofgel into your microdosing plan might be the perfect solution.
Why You Should Try Microdosing CBD
Whatever the form of CBD you are taking, the active period of CBD in your body is typically 4 to 6 hours; microdosing on CBD allows you to spread the therapeutic benefits of CBD over your entire day.
Say your ideal dose for your body and needs are 32 mg. Taking 32 mg in the morning means that the therapeutic effects will wear off by lunch. But if you choose that same 32 mg and break it up into four doses throughout the day, you end up getting the desired effects all day long.
Which sounds better to you?
My vote is microdosing your CBD!
Microdosing your CBD helps keep your body and mind in balance all day. CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to support balance.
Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in several vital organs and body systems.
The ECS regulates hormonal balance, temperature, heart rate, mood, sleep, pain sensation, memory, appetite, pleasure response, and other cognitive processes.
If anything in your body seems off or doesn’t seem to be functioning correctly, you tend to feel it in your body. When my lower back has inflammation, it aches and hurts. Taking CBD causes the endocannabinoids in my body to get to work and bring back balance. Or in the case of inflammation in my back, it helps ease the aches and offers relief from the pain.
When you microdose CBD consistently, your body maintains consistent levels of endocannabinoids, which enhance the therapeutic benefits of the cannabinoids. It allows the CBD to continually interact with your ECS promoting constant support of your body and biological systems. If you take single doses or only use sporadically, your endocannabinoid levels start to decrease.
CBD still has lots of research that needs to be done to understand the benefits and side effects. But even with current research available, the scientific community agrees that breaking up your CBD ideal dosage throughout the day has no adverse effects on the therapeutic benefits CBD can provide your mind and body.
Microdosing CBD is a great way to find your ideal dosage or sweet spot. The benefits of it supporting balance in your body all day long sounds much better than a single dose once a day.