What is Microdosing?
Microdosing has been all the rage the last couple of years and there is a good chance you have heard of it by now - and if you haven’t, where have you been? For the uninitiated, Microdosing refers to dosing small amounts of a drug (for lack of a better term) with the purpose of getting the benefits but without overwhelming your mental state. It has especially gained popularity with Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, or Shrooms) and Cannabis use and continues to show promising benefits for people looking to brighten their mood, treat depression, increase creative focus, and a myriad of other anecdotal benefits.
Microdosing and Cannabis
When it comes to my own personal use of Cannabis, I have long been known as a “lightweight”. I have never been able to hang with the heavy hitters and will easily reach a state of paranoia if I take too much. Everybody's body reacts differently to Cannabinoids and mine does not need a lot of milligrams to get the desired effects. Even while working in the Cannabis industry for the last 5 years, it hasn’t increased my tolerance all that much. If anything, I have been able to experiment more than the average person and dial in my perfect dose. This experimenting led me to what would be considered Microdosing. For me, the perfect amount is very low in comparison to most average Cannabis Connoisseurs and sits around 2.5 mg of THC. This amount is just enough to add a layer of creative focus without feeling spacey or anxious.
What is Creative Focus?
Like a lot of people, I have self-diagnosed ADD (don’t we all nowadays?), and staying focused for long amounts of time has always been a struggle. A lot of the time, even when I can focus with the help of another stimulating drug (coffee) it just feels like I am speeding up but not in an effective way. What I love about my 2.5 mg THC is it not only hits the focus button in my brain, it also gets the creative juices flowing at the same time. It does not feel speedy, in fact, it slows things down and I can be more mindful and in the moment. This is not entirely a new idea; many of the most famous artists and musicians have long credited cannabis use to help aid in their creative process, so there is plenty of anecdotal evidence for this.
Creative Focus and your work
I believe when it comes to Microdosing and Cannabis it starts to get interesting when this creative focus is not just harnessed by the artists and musicians of the world, but by the everyday person with one of those “normal jobs”, doing the mundane workplace tasks we do to get through the day. Spreadsheets, coding, emails, conference calls, etc - all get a little more interesting and with a microdose of cannabis (or even shrooms) to start your day. With the shift of perspective towards these more mundane tasks, your work can improve, your professional relationships can benefit, and you can have an overall more pleasant experience throughout your day. At least this the idea of microdosing.
What is the right dosing for you?
As I mentioned, I had to do a little experimenting to find the dosing that is right for me and you will most likely have to do the same. I can say that for a lot of people, 1-3 mg of THC will be the range in which many will find their Microdosing sweet spot. With that being said, there are many people that will require much higher doses, especially if they are a regular cannabis user or are genetically more sensitive to THC ( I am pretty sure genetics can play a role in THC tolerance but don’t quote me on this!). Your 25 mg might be equal to my 2.5 mg and that is okay!
How do I find the right Microdose?
Start your microdose experimenting on a day off and start with 1-3 mg of THC and see how you feel. Maybe try and do a work task, write an email or make a quick spreadsheet. Are you spacing out? Feeling anxious? Or did you forget you even took anything and busted a whole day's work without even thinking about it? If the latter, you found the sweet spot! Many times I will forget that I took my 2.5 mg THC and the next thing you know I have written this blog post or raked all the leaves in my backyard. Whatever task I was doing, I was so focused that paranoia or the feeling of being “stoned” didn't even cross my mind. And this is where you want to be.
How much THC is in Full-Spectrum Hemp oil?
By Federal law, Hemp can contain up to or no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. What does 0.3% THC equate to in milligrams though? This is an interesting question, as I have realized almost all CBD companies advertise 0.3% THC as a “trace amount” and not enough to get you “high”. While this is true, it is not entirely accurate and doesn't paint the full picture. Simply put, if you took 1 ml (one full dropper from a tincture) of Full Spectrum CBD oil that contained 0.3% THC this would equate to 3 mgs of THC. Or in the case of our Full Spectrum CBD Gel Caps that have a serving size of .66g (a little less than a full dropper/1 ml). This equates to 2 mg of THC per Gel Cap. Did I lose you?
You mean Fletcher Farms Full Spectrum CBD Gel Caps could be the perfect Microdosing product?
Yes! At least for a lot of people, and one of the best parts I have not even mentioned yet. Our CBD Gel Caps contain 50 mg’s of CBD, other minor cannabinoids, and beneficial phytonutrients as well. There is a synergy when you combine all of these natural plant elements. CBD works better with a little THC and THC works better with a little CBD. This is known as the “entourage effect” and widely studied as the most effective way to use Cannabis. There is evidence CBD can even counteract the paranoia or stoniness of THC. So next time you eat those unknown “weed brownies'', have a bottle of our Gummies (They contain no THC) on hand, as they can help counteract any bad trips.
Start low and work your up, experiment on your days off, and don’t be afraid to give it a try. It might just be the missing ingredient to your day and I think we could all use a little more creative focus in our lives. Our CBD Gel Caps can be ordered on our site at fletcherfarmshemp.com with free shipping. Let us know if you have any questions as we are always happy to help. Lastly, if you are taking any medications, we suggest you speak to your doctor before trying microdosing.