Many people who microdose CBD say that it helps them get the maximum benefits from their CBD. But if you’ve never microdosed CBD before, you may be unsure why that is– or even what microdosing is. Microdosing CBD is easy to do once you understand it, but it can be confusing if you’ve never tried it before. So, to help you get a better understanding of microdosing, below, we’re going over everything you need to know about microdosing CBD. In this guide, we’ll talk about what microdosing is, why people microdose CBD, how to find your ideal CBD microdose, and more.
What is Microdosing CBD?
Microdosing CBD is a technique for taking cannabidiol (CBD) products, like CBD oils and tinctures. When you microdose, you consume very low doses, or microdoses, of CBD. People who microdose CBD may take their microdose occasionally on an as needed basis. Or they may microdose throughout each day as an alternative to taking a single larger dose. For example, if a person usually takes a 30 mg dose of CBD once a day, they could choose to microdose that daily serving amount by taking six 5 mg doses throughout their day.
Why Microdose With CBD? What are the Benefits of Microdosing?
Microdosing isn’t unique to CBD, but the reason people microdose CBD is unique. People sometimes microdose intoxicating substances (such as LSD or the THC in marijuana) in order to use them without having strong psychoactive side effects. But since CBD doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects, that’s not why CBD users microdose.
CBD users generally microdose for one of two reasons: to get their desired therapeutic effects by using less CBD or to spread the effects of CBD throughout their day.
For some people, taking an occasional microdose of CBD works perfectly to achieve their desired results. So, taking less product helps them get the benefits they need, while using up less of their CBD product– it’s a win-win.
Then, other people might need a standard or high dose of CBD, but microdose because they want to spread that dose throughout their day to get optimal effects all day long. When you take CBD, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors within your endocannabinoid system, a system that helps to regulate your mood, pain levels, and more. Endocannabinoid levels will go up after you take CBD, but they’ll start to subside and go back to their normal levels as your body uses up all of the CBD you’ve taken. If you take your CBD dose all at once, your body could use up the full dose faster than you’d like. But if you microdose, your body may retain consistently higher levels of endocannabinoids throughout the day, helping you get the effects you want all day.
Finding Your Perfect CBD Dose: Optimal Microdosage
The key to successfully microdosing CBD is to find your optimal dosage. Everyone’s optimal microdosage is different, so you’ll need to focus on how you feel after taking different amounts of CBD in order to figure out the right dose for you.
To find your optimal microdose, first start low and take only a very small dose of CBD. If you’re using a CBD tincture or CBD oil, try starting with just a single drop dose. Pay attention to how you feel after your dose. If you don’t feel the effects you’re looking for after around 45 minutes, take two drops for your second dose at the next hour mark. Continue with this process, paying close attention to how you feel and how much CBD you take, until you reach a dose that gives you the benefits you’re looking for.
CBD Microdosing: Concentration and Lab Tasting
When you microdose, you want to pay attention to the concentration of the product you’re using, whether you’re using a CBD oil, a tincture, a vape, gummies, or any other CBD product. This will help you understand the mg of CBD in your perfect microdose. Please note, however, that if you want to get an accurate understanding of how much CBD you’re taking, you should only use third party lab tested CBD products.
Hemp CBD products are a new, fairly unregulated type of product. Companies that manufacture CBD products don’t have to test the CBD levels in their product in order to say how much CBD is in the product. This can lead to a CBD product containing little to no actual CBD or containing far more CBD than it claims it does. So, in order to be sure that you’re actually taking a certain mg of CBD with each dose, buy your CBD from a quality CBD brand that provides third-party lab verification for all of their products. Third-party lab testing verifies the potency and purity of a product so that you know what you are actually putting in your body.
Microdose With Born CBD
If you’re thinking of trying microdosing, try one of our Born CBD oils or tinctures. CBD oils and tinctures are the easiest way to microdose CBD, since you can easily adjust your dosage by using your oil or tincture’s convenient dropper lid.
Our CBD oils and tinctures are made with the highest quality CBD, using our full spectrum proprietary CBD blend. They’re also organic, vegan, non-GMO, and delicious, with a lovely apple mint flavor. Then, most importantly, all of our CBD products are third-party lab tested, including our oils and tinctures. All of our CBD oils and tinctures come with a Certificate of Analysis, so you can be confident of the potency and purity of your Born CBD product.
If you’re newer to CBD or you already know that you prefer a lower dose, we recommend choosing our Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tinctures. Our CBD Oil Tinctures come in a variety of strengths, including low strengths. If you’d prefer a higher dose of CBD, we recommend choosing our 2000 mg CBD Tincture. Every bottle of this extra strength CBD tincture contains 2000 mg of high quality full spectrum CBD, making it ideal for those who need a stronger dose to get their desired benefits.