The What of it All
For newcomers, it may be intimating to figure out the what, the how and the why of it all generally in CBD dosing and CBD micro-dosing. The first thought to your mind is, “since it is cannabis, will I get high?” So that is an easy question with a clear answer. No, you cannot get high with even overdosing with CBD. CBD is from the hemp plant and it is not psychoactive; but THC is psychoactive.
We are only talking about CBD micro-dosing here. It is a technique for taking CBD in small does throughout the day rather than one dose of 30 mg in the morning. Some feel that it may be a better way to keep your body continually dosed with CBD. You may say, “what’s the big deal that I do it this way or that way?”
The big deal is that CBD has a plethora of health benefits. Those who have benefited know it and so want others to have the same experience. Since we are all different, one dose a day may work for you but not for your neighbor. Micro-dosing may work best for them.
The How of it All
There are many different delivery methods so that will be something that each person will have to decide what is best for them. There is CBD oil, CBD sublingual tincture drops and vaping. There are many other delivery methods but for micro-dosing purposes we will address these three.
One dropper full or about 30 mg of CBD is the usual dosage in the morning. You are taking it for insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain or some other condition. If you decide to try CBD micro-dosing, this is how you could do it. In the morning take one dose of 6 mg and in addition, four more times, the same dosage of 6 mg spread throughout your day. The last dosage would be best to take at bedtime.
The Why of it All
The active life of CBD oil is from two to four hours. If you micro-dose, you could expand that active life of therapeutic benefits over the entire day. Remember your benefits are different that a co-worker’s benefits. Your body responses are different, and your imbalances are different. That means that you could possible even consume more when CBD micro-dosing than taking one dose a day. In either case, as you do a trial and error period, stay with the dosage that gives you optimal results.
Your body responds to CBD in a certain way because of your:
- body fat percentage,
- overall weight,
- tolerance level,
- method of consumption.
Start with a small dosage, assess the effects and results, and slowly increase your intake all the while gauging how you feel so you can accurately establish your personal CBD micro- dosing routine. Some suggest as a baseline to consume 1 mg for every 10 pounds of body weight every 24 hours.
CBD is not intoxicating but it is still common to feel a soothing calmness or relaxation and then others may feel mentally energized. Monitor your dosage and how you feel not because you may overdose or get high because you will not. But why take more than your body can utilize effectively. Your trial and error period will not be determined in one or two days but better extended over a period of six to seven days. Monitor and keep a diary of
- how you feel,
- overall wellness,
- level of pain,
- sleep patterns.
My “Micro” Last Words
The reason these points are important are because CBD micro-dosing or regular dosing interacts with our own Endocannabinoid System and helps regulate:
- hormonal balance,
- heart rate,
- pain sensation.
If you want more information on all things CBD, read other posts here on our blog.