You might have heard the word micro-dosing being splashed around and immediately thought of silicon valley! Well, microdosing Delta-8 THC is kinda similar, except it’s much more legal.
If you feel like you wanna give it a whirl, stick around, and we’ll guide you through it all.
“Microdosing” Is The Next Big Thing!
Microdosing, from the name, is taking a very small dose of a psychoactive substance. This whole idea started with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms because the full psychoactive effects of a normal dose were way above the threshold dose and too much for users to handle.
The microdosing culture made its way into the cannabis world, and microdosing Delta-8 is becoming the new thing, especially for those who want the benefits of D-8 without that overwhelming head high.
Microdosing Delta-8 THC
Microdosing Delta-8 is taking a small yet impactful dose of Delta-8 as a daily routine, usually between 2-5 mg for beginners, and increasing the dose over time.
Delta-8 is a psychoactive cannabinoid that does produce a high. Even though the Delta-8 high is more of a body high without the brain fog, some users feel that it could interfere with their cognitive function while performing daily tasks. (For some, a low potency D-8 gummy is a little bake, but microdosing makes it a little wake instead)
Users microdose Delta 8 to maintain focus and clear cognitive functions, as well as to improve their mental health and overall well-being while avoiding any potential adverse effects that could come with the standard dose.
Benefits of Microdosing Delta-8 THC
Delta-8 is a superstar cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that research suggests has many benefits to offer, such as pain relief, anxiety relief, better sleep, and relaxation.
The Microdosing approach aims to give you the benefits of Delta-8 THC without the euphoric sensations that come with it.
As for micro-dosing Delta-8, users report an increase in productivity, focus, energy levels, creativity, sleep, and overall mental health. Some even say their regular Delta-8 microdosing helps them when they have a challenging workout routine.
Another reason some users microdose is because some of them can get a severe case of “the munchies” or an increased food consumption with the standard dose. While in other cases, some users reported weight loss with microdosing, as Delta-8 can speed up your metabolism.
Is Microdosing Delta-8 THC Effective?
We need more research regarding the efficacy of a Delta-8 microdosing routine in comparison to a standard dose. But based on the research so far, there is a positive correlation between microdosing of psychedelics and improved mood and mental health.
One study shows that a routine of microdosing cannabis positively affects cognitive functions, such as memory and spatial and temporal disorientation.
Delta-8 For Pain Relief
Hey, body aches and discomforts became an old buddy to those of us who are older than Gen Z! To some of us, chronic pain isn’t just a word, and with Delta-8’s pain-relieving ability, it became the got to choice for many users.
Microdosing Delta-8 wouldn’t carry the same substantial benefits, but it could help with minor aches and increase your body’s ability to tolerate pain.
Delta-8 For Anxiety
Delta-8 THC interacts with the same receptors that manage our stress responses. Therefore, micro-dosing Delta-8 can help increase our brain resilience towards those stress responses and better mental health overall.
Delta-8 For Sleep
Most people use Delta-8 THC as a natural sleep remedy, and when you microdose Delta-8, it can help you with better sleep quality gradually.
Microdosing Delta-8 For Productivity
The way Delta-8 THC interacts with our bodies, a microdosing routine can increase the activity of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter in the brain, helping improve cognitive functions such as focus, memory, and creativity.
Many users incorporate Delta-8 THC micro-dosing for their workouts which is genius! It can increase their motivation, ease muscle tension and improve overall mood!
Delta-8 For Relaxation
Delta-8 is all the rage about relaxation, body, and mind. A microdose of Delta-8 THC may not yield the same instantaneous relaxing effects. However, it can still carry the same ability with a milder effect continuously. This means that you’ll feel a more relaxed state of mind over time.
Best Delta-8 Products For Microdosing
Products that have a specific amount of cannabinoids in them work best with the microdose approach. (You need to know precisely the Delta-8 dosage in your product so you can measure the small amounts you need to take, like gummies, for example).
The best products for microdosing are 10 mg Delta-8 Gummies.
How To Microdose Delta 8 Products
When it comes to microdosing, there is no magic number. Cannabinoids are personal experience; several factors, such as your THC tolerance, age, weight, and experience with psychedelics, could affect it.
You’ll reap some big benefits by experimenting and listening to what your body is telling you.
That said, we can give you some guidelines to help you microdose Delta-8.
Microdosing Delta-8 THC Gummies
Delta-8 gummies are the best place to start micro-dosing! As gummies come in a pre-measured dose and D-8 contents are evenly distributed, our fruitilicious vegan gummies start as low as 10 mg per gummy, so you can have more control over the microdose quantity.
Another reason gummies are the best is that their effects last longer because gummies move into the bloodstream through the digestive system.
If you’re a beginner, start with a quarter of a gummy of our 10 mg gummies, that’ll make 2.5 mg per serving. Maintain this dosage for a week and see how your body reacts.
Experienced users can start at half a gummy of our 10 mg strength.
Experienced users with high THC tolerance can take a quarter of our 25 mg strength which is still sub-threshold for the full effects of Delta-8 THC.
Microdosing Delta-8 THC Oil (Seasoned Users)
Oils could work for microdosing; however, it’s still challenging! Most oil tinctures come in too high of concentrations to work for micro-dosing. But with our 500 mg Delta-8 oil, it could work for you.
One serving carries about 8.3 mg of Delta-8 THC and 8.3 mg of PCR oil, so you can take half a serving of the oil (a quarter of a dropper).
Oils provide a quick onset, you place a drop under your tongue, and it absorbs into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane. To try micro-dosing with our Delta-8 oil.
Microdosing Delta-8 THC Vape Pens
Many find a vape pen tricky and struggle to get it right with a standard dose, even with vape pens that deliver a pre-measured dose of a D8.
It’s almost impossible to measure a specific amount of Delta-8 in each puff. Experienced users can try to microdose by taking small puffs throughout the day.
If you’re starting a new microdosing routine, we recommend gummies instead of a vape pen because even with small puffs, it could still be too much for you.
Dos and Don’ts When Microdosing
Just wrapping up the important tips in one go.
Always start at a very low potency.(2-5 mg)
Upgrade dosage gradually.
Mix with other complementing cannabinoids such as CBD (in microdoses as well).
Take tolerance breaks.
Stop right away if you’re allergic.
Check your local laws before buying or consuming.
Don’t take a far jump overnight.
Don’t buy or consume Delta-8 products of unknown origins.
Don’t mix it with medication without the advice of your doctor.
Don’t take it if you are pregnant or nursing.
Don’t operate heavy machinery if you’re not used to it yet.
Can Microdosing Delta-8 Still Fail A Drug Test?
There’s a strong possibility that it will, even in small doses; drugs test might detect it. With continuous use, it could stay in your system for up to 90 days.
Can You Still Get High When Microdosing Delta-8?
It depends on the body’s chemistry; smaller doses of Delta-8 are a good way to avoid its full psychedelic impact; it also builds brain resilience to the substance. Micro-dosing could give you mild euphoric sensations at first if you’re not used to it, in which case you should lower your dose.
Is Microdosing Delta-8 THC Legal?
Hemp-sourced Delta-8 with less than 0.3% THC of total dry weight is federally legal! But some state laws ban Delta-8, even in micro-doses. Always check your local laws before buying.
Final Thoughts – Microdosing Delta 8 THC
Micro-dosing Delta-8 THC is a knight in shining armor for those of us who want to enjoy the amazing benefits of D-8 without the high or the adverse effects.
Microdosing D-8 can help improve your overall mood, energy, focus, sleep, and overall health.
Start your micro-dosing journey with a quarter of our organically delicious 10 mg gummies if you’re a beginner.
Delta-8 vs Delta-11
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Microdosing works by taking it in very low doses of Delta 8 below the threshold dose on a daily basis, usually (2-5 mg).
Most likely, it will; even though it’s in low doses, it’s still a THC compound.
Delta-8 THC gummies of 10mg strength are well suited for microdosing.
Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved Delta 8 THC yet.