The first time I heard about microdosing was from a “Shaman” I was dating 6 years ago. He was “microdosing” mushrooms and I remember thinking that was crazy. Fast forward to 2020 and microdosing mushrooms (psilocybin) is now being studied as a possible treatment for mental health conditions like depression.
The tides are changing when it comes to alternative therapies for improving health. Using natural and organic forms of plant medicine has been done for thousands of years. Practices like microdosing Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, and Cannabis are becoming increasingly popular again especially within Silicon valley where it is being used to boost productivity.
It’s a little challenging to access Psilocybin & Ayahuasca because of laws and regulations. However, Cannabis is legal in California (with 10 other states for recreational & 33 states for medical) and easily accessible at any local legal dispensary.
When done correctly, microdosing Cannabis allows consumers to enjoy the health benefits of Cannabis without affecting mental clarity or focus. That’s right, you won’t feel “high.”
Since I’ve been working as a Cannabis Health Coach, I’ve heard my share of stories of negative experiences with Cannabis because individuals felt “too high.” There was a heightened sense of paranoia & anxiety. The exact opposite effect of why people turn to Cannabis in the first place, to help ease mental stress.
Microdosing can prevent these types of negative experiences because the individual consumes such a small amount that they don’t even feel high. However, the small amount of THC (psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis) is enough to positively affect the Endocannabinoid system and promote health benefits. Health conditions like anxiety, depression, insomnia, autoimmune, migranes, and stubborn fat may be related to an endocannabinoid deficiency. CBD & THC from Cannabis can help restore the Endocannabinoid system and relieve these symptoms.
How to Microdose Cannabis
Learning how to microdose can be a process because it takes time to explore what dosage works for you as every body is different. A dosage that works for one person may be completely different for someone else.
The goal of microdosing is to get the health benefits of Cannabis but without feeling “high.” This requires precise dosing which can take trial and error. Too little and no health benefits, too much and the psychoactive effect gets triggered.
With regulations in the recreational market, it is easier to purchase products with precise dosing instructions. You can now find low dose gummies, capsules, and tinctures which are ideal for anyone new to microdosing.
If you’re interested in microdosing, start with 1 gram of THC 2-3 times per day. Look for products that also include CBD as that also offers a host of health benefits and mitigates the psychoactive effects of THC. Products like CBD Alive with CBD to THC ratios like 20:1, 10:1, or 1:1 help make microdosing easy. It’s the product I recommend most for my clients for that very reason.
Microdosing Cannabis is helping my clients relieve their anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and even supporting their weight management. However, it is not a "magic pill." We work together to get to the root cause of these health challenges which are often stress related. We do so by developing a mindfulness practice that includes yoga and meditation.
I highly recommend hiring a guide to walk you on this journey as the amount of information and products are overwhelming and confusing. You can easily waste time and money trying to figure it out yourself. You also run the risk of having a negative experience with Cannabis.
If you’re interested in microdosing and want to explore how Cannabis can help you with your health goals, than let’s connect! Click HERE to book a free discovery session to find out if Cannabis can help you!
Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.