There are many remedies to one illness. A person chooses different methods of treatment which ranges from ayurvedic to pills and capsules. Whenever a person falls ill, he/she looks for various methods to treat himself/herself. These methods may/may not be that effective, depending on the person’s immunity and body type.
There is always a difference in a person’s immunity and ability to fight diseases. His/her dosage of medicines will vary, depending on the severity of the condition. What may suit one, may be unsuitable for the other and vice-versa. Hence, it is advised to take smaller doses of medicines initially, and increase gradually only if the dosage taken has had mild to no effect on the ailment.
Microdosing or micro-dosing, is a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied.
In order to understand microdosing, it is important to understand the work of Dr. Albert Hofmann, a Swiss scientist responsible for creating and studying LSD (a.k.a. “acid”) in the mid-1900s.
Hofmann believed LSD was a tool that could help people fully realize their own potential. But he was also aware that at its full dose, LSD use could be problematic to daily living. As such, for much of the latter part of his life, Hofmann took a daily microdose of LSD. The dosage was just a fraction of the amount you’d need to experience a full-on trip, but enough to yield the subtler benefits of increased awareness and appreciation for one’s surroundings.
CBD oil is vastly different from LSD in a number of ways. CBD is a naturally occurring compound (not synthetic) and it does not produce intoxicating, mind-altering effects. But, like LSD, microdosing can help users get the most out of their CBD oil products.
Microdosing on CBD oil can benefit people differently. It may suit some people, while it may be completely different for others. It is not necessary that CBD oil dosages will remain stagnant for all.
CBD is an extract of the hemp flowers that is undergoing lots of research on how it can be beneficial for health. Studies suggest that CBD has the potential to reduce the effects of many symptoms like pain, stress, anxiety, depression, skin inflammations, nausea, sleep disorders, etc. CBD has many neuroprotective properties that help people suffering from Alzheimers’, addictions, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and lots more.
The ‘trial-and-error’ method needs to be applied to find the right dosage for CBD. Microdosing on CBD over the course of a day allows you to experience the potential benefits of CBD oil for longer periods of time. If you were to take the whole day’s dosage at one time, the effects of CBD would wear off relatively quicker than that of taking it in bits and portions (doses). CBD can also cause a sedative effect on you if you have crossed the limit of consumption. Microdosing CBD oil helps stabilize the endocannabinoid system, mitigating the peaks and troughs that can come with ingesting a maximum dose. Microdosing CBD oil can help you create and maintain a state of homeostasis that could positively affect how you feel, mentally and physically.
Here are some examples on how microdosing on CBD has helped people:
1) Athletes Athletes have hectic workout routines and often injure themselves in the process. Taking moderate doses of CBD oil helps them combat pain, inflammations, nausea, and lots more. CBD aids in recovery post-workout sessions by helping athletes maintain a stable and an effective fitness regime. Also, taking doses in moderation allows them to recover faster because the effects of CBD will remain in their bodies for a longer period of time.
2) Sufferers of Chronic Pain People, who are suffering from chronic pain, usually rely on CBD for faster and effective results. In the course of the day, the person will require to take multiple short doses instead of one complete course in order to remain active. Taking CBD in breaks, rather than consuming it all at once will aid the person towards a speedy recovery without causing him/her much harm.
People use different forms of products to obtain CBD, for example, tincture oils, balms, lotions, edibles, beverages, etc. The amount of CBD you should take while microdosing will vary. Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different, and while it could take 5mg for you to feel CBD’s benefits, it could 10 mg for someone else. You must check which CBD dosage is right for you.
Here’s what you need to follow to microdose on CBD:
i. Start from the lowest dosage Whenever you start consuming any form of CBD, it is recommended to start taking smaller doses of CBD initially to check whether your body can tolerate that dosage.Registered nurse and medical cannabis expert Eileen Konieczny, in her book, Healing with CBD, recommends starting with a microdose of 10 mg, or even dividing that into two or three doses in the course of a day. After a few days or a week at this level, she says, you can gradually increase the dose by five to 10 milligrams at a time.
ii. Know your product typeWhen it comes to choosing the right CBD product, people usually find it difficult to make decisions. Tincture oils are the perfect for microdosing as they allow you to take smaller doses and increase them gradually. In this manner, you can track your dosage and maintain a dosage chart for yourself. Most (though not all) tincture bottles are one ounce, or 30 milliliters (ml). The standard dropper size is 1 ml. If your bottle contains 500 mg CBD, each dropper contains just under 17 mg extract. To start at 10 mg, you will need about 12 drops from that dropper. You can increase by as little as one drop at a time as you self-titrate to find the “sweet spot” for you.
iii. The sweet spot CBD has minimal to no side effects. The right dose gives you the effect you want using the lowest possible amount. But, in case you face any, it is recommended to stop taking the product. Once you find a dose that feels like it is working, bear in mind that your body is a dynamic system and changes in sensitivity may occur. Ongoing daily or intermittent symptom tracking will help you know when to adjust your dose.
CBD has been the game-changer for many people. It is legal only in the United States and has lots of therapeutic benefits. It can alleviate many ailments without causing major side effects. It has been used by many celebrities to heal their ailments and is a promising product. You can reap many health benefits by using CBD wisely and following its dosage instructions strictly. Kindly do not overdose on CBD as that may have its own drawbacks.