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The legal cannabis industry has made it possible for cannabis brands to release low dose products that are perfect for microdosing cannabis. Microdosing is the act of ingesting a low dose (3mg-5mg) of THC every day for a period of time. This routine is aimed at achieving certain mental and physical breakthroughs.  The purpose is not to get high, it’s to put the body back into balance.

Low dose edibles are one of the easiest ways to microdose. They are gaining in popularity as a way for people to try cannabis for the first time. They are recommended for building up a tolerance or reacclimating to THC after a hiatus. Cannabis tinctures provide another delivery mechanism for microdosing because they are precisely formulated and easy to measure.

Microdosing Cannabis Delivers Results Without Euphoria

The goal is to ingest a very small amount of THC, which keeps possible psychoactive effects to a minimum so it doesn’t interfere with the demands of everyday life. Furthermore, the microdose delivers the medicinal benefits better than a larger dose in most cases.

People are turning to microdosing to provide relief and promote focus. It’s being used as a technique to help people with insomnia, anxiety, pain, and mood disorders. Moreover, this technique is used to promote creativity, mental focus, and clarity.

How and Why Does it Work?


Before microdosing it’s important to abstain from cannabis for at least 48 hours. This allows the endocannabinoid system time to reset and the tolerance for THC to diminish. Beginning with a clean slate, introduce a small dose (also known as a sub-perceptual dose) of THC through edibles, tincture, or a puff off of a vape. Do this once a day as part of a normal wellness regimen.

Research has shown that a low dose of THC tends to be equally effective against the pain as a medium dose. While the mere presence of the cannabinoid results in reduced negativity. Microdosing cannabis works because it supplements the endocannabinoid system that’s responsible for homeostasis of the human body. The endocannabinoid system is typically deficient and microdosing cannabis promotes its natural ability to produce cannabinoids that regulate the natural processes of the body. 

Less is More, Really

People that microdose cannabis report better health and a positive outlook. That’s because they’re getting all of the medicinal benefits of the plant without any of the associated psychoactive results. In addition, taking smaller amounts stimulates the body’s natural healing processes instead of merely masking pain and illness. This wellness strategy is made even easier with the wide selection of edibles and tinctures that are made for precise dosing. Therefore initiating a microdosing routine to improve your quality of life might just be what the alternative medicine doctor ordered. 

Our cannabis experts at The Herbivore are well informed about microdosing and can introduce you to a variety of top-quality cannabis products to suit your needs. Visit us today to start the discussion.  

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