While a good dose of delta 8 will make us feel that mellow buzz, sometimes, there are other ways of consuming cannabis that allow us to unlock a whole new world of possibilities.
If, after consuming delta 8, you feel like you can’t do anything else for the day, let us introduce you to microdosing delta 8. This popular practice has not become a favorite among consumers for no reason.
What is Microdosing
Microdosing implies taking small amounts of a product to improve the body’s ability to absorb it and generate therapeutic benefits. This term is commonly used for psychedelic drugs like LSD or psilocybin.
While there isn’t enough research to support why microdosing delta 8 and other cannabis products is beneficial, anecdotal evidence already speaks volumes. Likewise, a 2019 study stated that users who microdose magic mushrooms or LSD have better moods and feel more creative.
If you don’t have a good THC tolerance or, on the contrary, you’re coming back from a T-break, microdosing delta 8 will certainly help you reduce the effects of the high without leaving you feeling as if nothing had happened. When microdosing, people are looking for comfort instead of enjoying a recreational high.
Can You Microdose Delta 8?
Of course you can microdose delta 8! While its effects aren’t as strong as those of regular delta 9, d8 can still generate unpleasant feelings for people who don’t have a good THC tolerance.
Still, delta 8 has amazing health benefits to offer. It would be a shame not to use this compound for its onset. That’s why microdosing can help medical or recreational users enjoy its effects without the fear of getting too high.
Benefits of Microdosing Marijuana
We have previously talked about microdosing CBD and why it is a good idea for anyone who is just starting to consume cannabis. Besides the obvious benefit of reducing the hard-hitting effects that delta 8 may have on some users, there are several other reasons why you should microdose delta 8 and any other type of cannabis product.
A microdose tends to be about 10% of a standard dose, giving your body the chance to recognize the effects of delta 8 while still maintaining its normal functions. As a result, the mild psychoactive effects of cannabis are milder and give you the chance to remain functional.
Some users have reported that a microdose of delta 8 helps them stay alert and focused. Delta 8 works by binding to the CB1 receptors of our endocannabinoid system, regulating cognitive function.
The more you microdose delta 8, the better you’ll be able to increase your productivity and enhance the activity of acetylcholine receptors, a neurotransmitter that helps with memory and cognition.
Artists love to use cannabis to light their creative spark when they’re running out of ideas. Microdosing delta 8 for creativity is a thing, and you can definitely enjoy some mental clarity to create a new masterpiece.
Several studies that use low delta 8 THC doses have found that this cannabinoid stimulates appetite. This could come in handy for people who have trouble finding the right strain to stimulate their appetite.
Some users have seen great results when taking microdoses of delta 8 during their workout regimen. This may be thanks to cannabis’ ability to relax the muscles and its anti-inflammatory effects. Take some delta 8 drops or vape delta 8 during your workout session and get ready to give your best.
It’s important to note that running or cycling are dangerous sports to perform while taking delta 8, especially if your microdose somehow inhibits your cognitive function.
Microdosing Delta-8 for Anxiety
The most common use for delta 8 is to treat anxiety. While you may think that a large dose of d8 will help you feel at ease instantly, it’s important to remember that the effects of THC can actually worsen your symptoms.
For that reason, microdosing delta 8 for anxiety is a better way to incorporate cannabis into your routine and enhance wellness. Because it binds to the endocannabinoid receptors, delta 8 helps regulate your mood, allowing you to feel more calm and grounded.
How to Microdose Delta 8 THC
The right dose to start varies from person to person. The reason is that we all have different metabolisms, weight, and other biological factors. We recommend starting with 2 mg a day and building your way up until you reach a threshold that feels comfy and allows you to stay active.
You can incorporate this dose into your breakfast by adding one or two drops of delta 8 tincture to your morning coffee and wait about 30 minutes to an hour before deciding to add an extra drop.
When you feel more adventurous, increase your dose to 5mg per day. Make sure to take one or two days off to avoid building a tolerance to d8, in which case you would have to increase your dose.
Start with tinctures and edibles to microdose delta 8. These products are more precise when it comes to dosing, allowing you to calculate easier how much you need to take. Later on, you can switch to flowers, like our delta 8 Zombie Kush strain, which contains 4.4% Delta 8 and 24.8% CBD for a balanced combo.
Microdosing Delta 8 Gummies
The easiest way to microdose delta 8 is using gummies. Take one of Botany Farms’ tasty delta 8 THC gummies, containing 30mg of delta 8 per gummy. Then, split it into quarters and, if necessary, split a quarter into a half and take it. While this tiny amount of d8 gummy might seem ridiculous, you will get about 3.5 mg, which is just enough to get the party started.
In case you’re more of an advanced consumer, half a gummy should be enough to give you the blissful effects of delta 8. Remember to wait about an hour for the effects to appear before taking an extra dose.