In the past decade, two topics have taken the wellness industry by storm: microdosing, and cannabinoids.
Specifically, when it comes to cannabinoids, Delta-8 has made a lasting impact on the wellness world.
Although you’ve likely heard both of these topics come up, the real question is: how can you microdose Delta 8?
The short answer is yes, but there are a few things to keep in mind before we get started…
For starters, let’s address how microdosing actually works. What is Delta-8 anyway?
Here, you’ll find answers to all these questions along with some additional helpful tips to build your microdosing routine. By the end of this article, you will be a microdosing pro!
Microdosing – What is it?
Microdosing can be defined as taking very low doses of a particular product.
Although these “sub-threshold doses” are not sufficient to produce the full effect of a product, they still have a therapeutic effect on many people’s bodies. Even though it is a low dose, it still causes changes in the body’s chemistry that can be very therapeutic.
Most people who engage in microdosing, do so daily. The dose may be small but don’t underestimate its impact on the body over time.
Interestingly enough, microdosing is often associated with psychedelics such as psilocybin. Standard doses of this product can cause hallucinations as well as other psychoactive side effects.
People can still enjoy the many benefits of psilocybin by taking it in small amounts (microdoses).
Many people claim that microdosing improves their overall creativity, focus, energy, and outlook. With psychedelics especially, it is important to stick to the same low dose. If not, serious side effects can occur.
Additionally, another issue with psychedelics is that they are federally illegal. Some states are currently working on legislation to use mushrooms medicinally, but not many.
So, let’s take a look at the compound that is federally legal with minimal side effects: Delta-8 THC!
Delta 8: What is it?
D8 THC is a naturally occurring compound formed within cannabis plants. It is distinct from Delta 9 THC, which is the compound found in marijuana plants that gets you “high”. While similar in many ways, these two cannabinoids are quite different.
Delta 9 THC and Delta 8 THC yield similar results, however, Delta-8 typically causes milder effects along with fewer side effects.
Here are some of the benefits that Delta-8 has to offer:
- Feelings of euphoria in the body
- Feeling calm and tranquil
- Increase in creative energy
- Improved sleep patterns
- Better mood
- Increased appetite and digestion
- Relief from aches and pains
In many cases, Delta-8 is preferred to Delta-9. This is due to the fact that D8 is milder than Delta-9. You don’t have to worry about negative side effects like paranoia, brain fog, or couch lock ruining your day.
Okay, So Can You Microdose Delta 8?
Yes! For those who prefer to experience the benefits of Delta 8 in a milder way, microdosing is an excellent option.
The sense of euphoria that comes with ingesting Delta-8 is loved by many. However, like any psychoactive substance, sometimes it can impair cognitive function. For better or worse, this can impact aspects of your daily routine and throw some people off entirely.
For example, you have a big day ahead of you and you don’t want to alter your physical or mental state too much but are looking for a natural remedy for an increase in appetite. Taking a full standard dose of D8 might be too much for you. However, microdosing could be the perfect option for you to improve your appetite without other side effects.
Additionally, the same goes for people with sleep issues, chronic pain, and stress. These issues can be treated naturally with Delta 8, and microdosing provides an added benefit by giving you more control.
So, How Do You Microdose D8?
As we’ve explained, microdosing with D8 simply means taking a smaller dose than usual. But what size dose should it be? A microdose is usually 10% of a regular dose. Delta 8’s usual dosage is 20-50 mg, so a microdose would equal 2-5mg.
Best Delta-8 Products to Microdose With?
Delta 8 is a versatile compound available in many forms. You may be asking yourself, which of these products is best to use in your microdosing practice.
Truth is, it really comes down to personal preference. Let’s now look at how microdosing is different from product to product.
D8 Vape Pens and Microdosing
The combination of vaping and microdosing actually proves to be somewhat difficult. That doesn’t mean it’s not doable though. It is mainly difficult because it’s not the easiest method to determine your dosage. Some vape pens are manufactured to deliver a pre-measured dose with each puff, however, the vast majority of vapes do not come like this. The dosage is ultimately left in the hands of the consumer depending on how hard you pull on your vape pen.
This means that your dose depends on how long you inhale your pen for, in other words, how big of a hit you take off the pen.
As we mentioned before, vaping presents some issues when it comes to dosing a specific amount of Delta-8.
One method is taking small puffs, however, this method is still imprecise. With microdosing, it’s important to make sure your doses are consistent so your body can interact with the medicine in a stable way. This can help your body chemistry to build a relationship with the compound you are microdosing and eventually increase or lower your dose as needed.
Back to vaping, the upside is that vapes work quickly and efficiently to deliver D8 to your system. Inhaling Delta 8 allows the cannabinoid to adequately cross the blood-brain barrier in just seconds.
The rapid results can actually work in your favor when microdosing. This is because it is easier to tell if you are getting the desired effect from the dose you are taking.
Microdosing with Delta-8 Tinctures and Oils
When it comes to microdosing with tinctures, it is generally easier to measure out your doses than with vaping or other inhalation methods. For controlled administration, our Delta 8 oil is supplied with a pre-measured dropper. You can also add Delta 8 to beverages and foods of your choice. With this method of delivery, it should take around an hour to feel the effects, similar to any other edible.
Additionally, with tinctures, the best way to feel the effects and get the most out of your tincture is by administering it sublingually. If you are unfamiliar, this essentially means that you put the tincture or oil directly under your tongue.
This method is the most effective way of ingesting a tincture because the oils are directly absorbed by the capillary-filled mucous membranes under your tongue which quickly absorb the cannabinoids into your bloodstream. For best results, let it sit there for at least 90 seconds before swallowing. The effects should set in within 15 minutes of ingestion.
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Edibles and Microdosing
The best and most precise way to microdose Delta-8 is by using edibles. This is due to the fact that most store-bought edibles have a pre-measured dose of D8 already. The fact that they are pre-measured allows users to divide them up accordingly depending on their preference when it comes to microdosing.
Picture this: you have a 10 mg Delta-8 gummy. You can cut this gummy in half to get a 5mg microdose. Voila, microdosing made super easy.
We mentioned earlier that ingesting D8 through an edible will take longer than other methods of delivery for ingesting D8. Typically, taking Delta-8 in the form of an edible should take about an hour to take effect. However, the effects will last longer than other Delta-8 products.
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Delta 8 and Microdosing: Other Products
Some other options for Delta 8 products are flower and concentrates. These products, however, are not really suitable for microdosing.
Rolling up a whole joint just to take one puff and put it out does not seem like the most effective way to use your flower or microdose. Although this is an option, it would likely be pretty inefficient as well as difficult to control.
When it comes to concentrates, it’s in the name; they are extremely potent and concentrated which makes microdosing difficult if not impossible.
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Why Choose Chronic Guru For Delta 8 Products?
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Our strong reputation is a result of our premium selection of superior products. Delta 8 is chief amongst our best sellers.
All of Chronic Guru’s products come from organic farm-direct flower. We grow our own flower on our sustainable and organic hemp farm in Apopka, FL!
None of our products contain any artificial additives or ingredients. Our products are 100% natural and we use only the best organic ingredients to formulate our products.
We cultivate strong relationships with our plants and nurture them from seed to sale. We even play music for our plants and talk to them as studies show that this increases their yield and overall happiness. Research shows that playing music at different frequencies increases the growth and overall health of plants.
When it comes to our premium quality products, you don’t have to take our word for it; all our products are third-party lab tested. These tests screen for potency, cannabinoid content, pesticides, heavy metals, and other harmful byproducts. These results are available through Certificates of Analysis (COA).
To access our COA for any product, you can visit the QR code located on all of our products, or send a request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta 8 and Microdosing: Final Thoughts
Congratulations! You are officially a microdosing expert!
You now know how to microdose D8 THC to fit your personal needs. We encourage everyone to try this holistic approach to their wellness routine.
However, make sure you are taking the time to consider which Delta-8 products best fit your needs. It also helps to plan what time of day you are going to microdose to stay consistent.
Many microdose to help with their exercise routines or in preparation for creative projects.
The best microdosing method is ultimately a matter personal preference. You might need to test out different products and dosages in order to find the perfect method for you.