Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard a little bit about CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical found in cannabis. Known for being a quick and holistic pain relief solution, CBD has been taking the world by storm and popping up in everything from lattes, gummies, lotions, ice cream, tinctures, and even water! The increasing popularity of CBD has increased its accessibility; however, CBD is more than just a trend - it has been used to treat childhood epilepsy, anxiety, insomnia, and, most commonly, chronic pain.
If you’re thinking about trying out CBD, it’s important to start out “low and slow” in terms of dosage. When starting out as a new CBD user, most experts recommend microdosing. CBD microdosing is a low-dose technique that is intended to help you to reap the most benefits for your mind, body, and health. If you’re new to the world of CBD, fear not - we’re here to walk you through how to properly microdose CBD in order to fully experience its benefits!
What CBD Product Should I Use To Microdose?
- The most common way to microdose CBD is via an oil or a tincture. However, if you prefer to be more discreet with your consumption, CBD-only vape pens are a portable and convenient option that will still allow you to feel the full effects of CBD. Additionally, some prefer to consume CBD edibles - these can be found in multiple forms, including our own relief gummies! In the end, stick to whatever option you feel most comfortable with and fits well with your lifestyle.
How Do I Know My Dosage?
- Everyone’s ideal dosage of CBD is different, as everyone’s body is different. However, most experts recommend starting off with low dosages to be safe. The recommended dosage for beginners is 1 mg of CBD; you can start at 2 mg if you have a higher body fat percentage. After consuming your dosage, closely monitor the way you are feeling. Although CBD manifests differently for every individual, it’s not uncommon for one to experience increased feelings of calmness, relaxation, and peace of mind. It’s impossible to become intoxicated from CBD, so keep in mind that these feelings just mean that the CBD is working in your body to fight your ailments!
- If you have not felt the effects of the CBD within 2-3 hours, increase your serving size by 1 mg and monitor how the next dose affects your body. Repeat this routine for the next 2-3 days. If you feel the need to increase your dosage, always increase it in increments of 1 mg until you find your sweet spot. This gradual, step-by-step routine is tailored to help you find your perfect dosage. The ideal microdose of the average CBD consumer usually falls anywhere in between 1 mg and 10 mg, so yours should fall somewhere in this range!
How Will Microdosing CBD Affect Me Throughout The Day?
- The amount of time it will take to feel the full effects of CBD depends on the dose consumed and the type of CBD product that was consumed. Tinctures and oils tend to show the fastest results and have effects that last the longest, whereas vape users tend to feel the effects within minutes; however, the effects of the CBD will usually last for a shorter period of time. On average, the effects of CBD tend to last for about 2-3 hours, so plan accordingly and be sure to stick to a dosage that you are 100% comfortable with!
Here at MIA, we always want to make sure that you have a safe, knowledgeable and enjoyable experience while consuming CBD. Got any questions about microdosing or CBD in general? Reach out in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!