by Hayley Peterson
Have you heard of micro-dosing? Typically, this word is used in terms of psychedelics, but stands true with other forms of dosing, such as cannabis. What exactly is micro-dosing? Micro-dosing is the consumption of a substance in very small doses that deliver the desired outcome or effect. For example, if your normal cannabis edible dosage is 5mg, a micro-dose amount would be 1 – 2.5mg. Keep in mind that everyone reacts to cannabis different, which means each person’s preferred dosage is going to be different and you may need to do some trial and error to find what dose works best for you. ALWAYS START LOW AND GO SLOW!
There are several benefits that come with cannabis micro-dosing. Patients often find it gives them the opportunity to try out new strains while also noting which ones worked better and why. Keeping a strain journal is highly encouraged to help Patients decide what strains work best for them.
Tolerance is another reason Patients may look into micro-dosing. Long term use of cannabis in higher quantities may start to have diminishing effects, so it’s recommended to take a break for at least 48 hours to reset your tolerance. That brings us to the question of “What exactly is tolerance”? According to Oxford’s Language Dictionary tolerance is “diminution in the body’s response to a drug after continued use”. THC binds to fat cells and is likely to stay in our system for upwards of 30 days depending on how much and how often cannabis is consumed. The benefit of micro-dosing to lower tolerance may give the body time to expel any existing THC without overwhelming the system immediately with more. With cannabis micro-dosing you’re taking in small amounts of THC per dose while still experiencing relief. In short, one of the benefits of micro-dosing is that you’re able to maximize the medicinal effects without feeling high.
So, whether you’re an experienced cannabis connoisseur or just starting out your health and wellness journey with cannabis, micro-dosing is a great way to keep your tolerance at bay while also finding which strains work best for the relief you’re looking for!
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