Everything to Know About Microdosing CBD: What It Is, Its Benefits, and How to Do It
CBD microdosing is a consumption technique that may improve the natural health properties of the supplement.
By now you are likely familiar with the benefits of making CBD oil a part of your daily wellness routine, but have you heard of the low-dose tactic known as microdosing?
A growing trend among those using CBD oil to naturally promote health, microdosing is a consumption technique that may maximize the benefits of CBD supplements.
What is Microdosing CBD?
Microdosing CBD is a consumption technique that involves taking small servings of CBD supplements throughout the day. Rather than consuming a full day’s serving of CBD at one time, that serving is broken into smaller sizes and taken several times.
Let’s say that you have been taking a single serving of 25 mg of CBD one time in the morning with breakfast. With microdosing, you might break up that one 25 mg of CBD into five separate 5 mg CBD servings that you take when you wake, during lunch, in the afternoon, with dinner, and before you go to bed.
The technique of microdosing can be applied to nearly all types of CBD supplements. Many consumers have found that CBD tinctures and oils work well for microdosing because they make it easier to measure out exact serving sizes. Because it’s convenient, portable, and discreet, vaping CBD is also commonly used for microdosing.
This small serving CBD consumption strategy has grown in popularity in recent years, as many consumers have found greater natural benefits by maintaining stable CBD levels in their systems.
Benefits of Microdosing CBD
Microdosing is not a new consumption technique. Historically, the tactic was used with mind-altering substances – such as medical marijuana products that contain higher levels of the intoxicating compound THC. The idea was that microdosing would allow a person to take the substance while avoiding the euphoric effects that can interfere with daily life activities.
This element of microdosing doesn’t apply to hemp-derived CBD supplements. This is because CBD hemp oil is non-intoxicating, so with hemp CBD supplements you will never experience any euphoric effects, no matter how much or how often you take a product.
Instead, microdosing CBD is beneficial because it allows you to better maintain stable CBD levels in your systems. This can be an important effect for those who rely on the natural balancing properties of CBD.
Each time you take CBD, the compounds are absorbed and sent to the bloodstream, where they stimulate your body’s endocannabinoid system. This major signaling network is responsible for keeping processes like sleep, mood, immune response, and metabolism balanced. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, encouraging the endocannabinoid system to maintain homeostasis and optimize functioning.
Consistently taking small servings of CBD may increase the natural effects of the supplement because you’re consistently stimulating the endocannabinoid system, encouraging its efforts to keep your body and its functions better balanced.
Finding Your Ideal Microdosing Dose of CBD
The optimal dose of CBD for microdosing is different for everyone. Everyone responds differently to CBD oil supplements, and how CBD affects you is influenced by liver metabolism, body fat percentage, genetics, personal tolerance levels, and more.
When figuring out the right serving size of CBD for you, the key is to start low and go slow. It is recommended that you begin with a small serving size, monitor how you feel, and increase your intake gradually as needed.
Discovering your personal ideal CBD microdose may take a bit of self-experimentation. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you figure out your optimal microdosing dose:
- Begin by taking 1 milligram of CBD.
- Over the next hour, monitor how you feel. While hemp CBD oil is non-intoxicating, we’ve heard from some of our CBD oil users that they feel a sensation of “increased relaxation” or “soothing calmness.” Others have reported experiencing slight “awakening” or “energizing” effects.
- If after an hour you’ve felt no effect at all, you may want to increase your serving by 1 milligram. Again, monitor how you feel.
- Stick with the same microdosing routine for three to five days, monitoring your overall wellbeing during the day and your sleep habits at night. Some of our customers have said they don’t particularly feel any type of sensation immediately after taking their CBD oil supplements, but notice that with regular use they experience an “overall sense of better energy everyday” and “improved sleep patterns at night.”
Through this process, you’ll be able to determine the ideal CBD microdose for you. Generally, consumers have found that their ideal dose falls somewhere between 1 and 10 milligrams of CBD, but you may prefer more or less.
Best CBD Products for Microdosing
Medical Marijuana, Inc. offers a number of hemp CBD supplements that work well for those who are interested in microdosing, including CBD tinctures, CBD vape oil, and CBD isolate.
Our CBD tinctures offer the lowest mg of CBD per serving, making them ideal for those looking to add small amounts of CBD to their system throughout the day.
Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop tinctures blend our award-winning CBD oil with sunflower lecithin. With the 1-ounce bottle of Dew Drop tinctures containing 100 mg CBD, you get 1.66 mg of CBD per 0.5 ml serving. Those looking for a slightly higher concentration can find it with the 2-ounce bottle containing 500 mg CBD, for just over 4 mg CBD per serving.
CBD Vape Oil
Pair our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Cartridge with a vaporizer battery and you have everything you need to take draws of CBD-filled vapor throughout the day. Each cartridge contains 250 mg CBD made from our pure CBD distillate and features botanical terpenes for a slightly sweet citrus and pine taste.
Available as a 99% pure CBD powder, our Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) CBD Isolate can be easily broken down into specific serving sizes as you best see fit. Each 1-gram jar contains 990 mg CBD, so you can measure out low-CBD servings to take throughout the day. Place CBD Isolate under your tongue for fast absorption, or add it to the foods and beverages you enjoy during your day.
Get Started Microdosing CBD
Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s hemp CBD supplements are federally legal and available for home deliver in the United States and in over 40 countries worldwide. Get the CBD products you need to start microdosing today through our online shop.