When I first read about micro-dosing, my mind wandered to the service industry. I had co-workers in the service industry who microdose THC throughout the day; and they were phenomenal at their jobs. It never occurred to me. There weren’t any missed orders, nothing was late, nothing was broken, and no one was upset. It was the best-oiled machine I’ve ever had the pleasure of serving. I had been searching for answers to what made it such a great environment to be in, it wasn’t fine dining, and there wasn’t a ton of education. It was because everyone let go of their social anxieties, ongoing pain, and life worries with a little bit of herb on their “breaks.” We were on our feet for thirteen hours; it made it a better place, all in all. I never participated because I was occupied at Ruby Tuesday’s, especially if Octoberfest was on tap. Maybe I’d show up to my shift, maybe not.
Microdosing has recently been brought into the spotlight in the scientific, and health world for its substantial evidence that it can provide mental support for day-to-day ailments, and conditions. In fact, the evidence has been bold enough that states are beginning to legalize them. It’s satisfying to think that you can make a mushroom stop instead of a booze stop in Colorado, or Oregon, or is it on the opposite of the spectrum? And we’ve got it all wrong? Maybe we don’t need to tailgate everything and catch a public intoxication ticket. Generally, when you hear about micro-dosing and you’re lured into a discussion of psychedelics that can be perplexing to anyone who doesn’t have any experience. But microdosing isn’t limited to the psychedelic realm. THC is psychoactive but it isn’t going to send you a ten-day voyage to find the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo, it’s much more subtle unless you’re into searching for vans. It’s not my thing, but I am not going to knock it. There’s no such thing as guilty pleasures here, love what you love. Microdosing isn’t a singular process that cannot be applied anywhere else; it’s in the cannabis world, and it is certainly beneficial.
So, what is microdosing?
Microdosing is taking a lower dose of a psychoactive substance, inviting the milder effects to latch onto your ECS (endocannabinoid system) to provide you with the necessary relief. With psychedelics, studies have shown that microdosing can increase productivity, and creativity as well as improve mood. This smaller dosing has been especially beneficial for those who suffer from mental illness. Technically, it is still the preliminary stage of research; but there are similar self-reports of improvements in their cognitive abilities too. Let’s take a look at microdosing with Delta 8 THC.
There are many reasons why someone would begin to microdose. For one, it’s more likely that you’ll find your sweet spot intolerance. Two, you are going to receive the mild spectrum of effects that can help you by stimulating your appetite, centering your focus so you can be more product, providing pain relief, alleviating depression symptoms, and decreasing inflammation. Three, it’s a good time and a great way to kick off your day. Microdosing can begin as a little wake and mild bake, turning the key in the metabolism’s ignition. There is a correlation between micro-dosing and weight loss, and this is without even taking THCv or other alternate cannabinoids into consideration. There are plenty of folks who love to mix their cannabinoids. THC and CBD are very commonly mixed because it’s more beneficial effects and it tapers back the potency of the THC. Microdosing has been going on for longer than we can trace back, it wasn’t brought into any sort of equation because THC has state restrictions. Marijuana isn’t completely legal in America, but Georgia does have Delta-8 THC, and hemp-derived Delta 9 THC so we are catching up with the West. I didn’t think “what if I only took one hit of this joint rather than fifty?” I always thought, “I guess I will keep going until they stop handing it to me.” It went big or go home, which wasn’t a big deal because we were apartment kids. It was a twenty-yard walk.
So what amount would be considered to be microdosing?
The average Delta-9 THC dose is around 10mg. Delta-8 THC is sixty percent as potent as your traditional marijuana, but everyone has a unique biochemistry that may require more or less. So you can start with a 30mg ATLRx gummy, and cut it into quarters. That makes each piece 7.5mg. If you are fairly new to THC, they eat half of the 7.5mg gummy—if you’re experienced then you’re welcome to take the quarter of the gummy. If you want to play it even safer, then please do so. There is an experimental phase similar to CBD, you have to consider how much you’re taking when you’re taking it, and how you are taking it or the form of consumption.
Forms of Consumptions and Dosing
Microdosing is easier with gummies, vape carts, tinctures, and capsules. You are getting a more precise measurement, and you’re bound to feel its effects more. That is because edibles are metabolized in the liver, converting the Delta-8 THC to 11-hydroxy-THC, the primary metabolite found in THC after it’s decarboxylated. It is the same process with Delta-9 THC goes through as well. The one con with edibles is that once you’re in it, you’re in it—so be sure to keep CBD on hand in case you need to tone it down a little bit. The easiest of them all is the vape cart because you have more control based on the puffs you take, it’s a more potent form of consumption, and it’s more discreet. The tinctures are great, but it is not the best thing to be carrying around in a bag or a pocket. I think of tinctures as the staycation product because it hits your legs and then gradually works their way up, but with microdosing; the tincture’s measurements are the most precise.
The choice is yours, but we are more than happy to guide you on your THC microdosing journey. Small doses can be the recipe that changes your life for the better. There are plenty of people who’ve had instances of being too high who’ve chosen microdosing because it works better for their physiological chemistry. Don’t let anyone gatekeep the amount you’re taking, we love THC even more because it is a flexible cannabinoid that can provide assistance for anyone with an ECS (Endocannabinoid System). Find what works for you by experimenting with different amounts, and different forms of consumption. Maybe one or the other will work better for you. If you’re looking for more of a non-intoxicating cannabinoid to assist with daytime productivity then have a look at ATLRx Fruit Punch THCv Gummies.