Whether you’re a newbie or a CBD veteran, when, where and how much to dose is always a conversation. One of the things we love so much about this natural hemp-extract? The variety of dosing and delivery options! You can rub CBD on with a topical. You can take it under your tongue with a tincture. Or you can chew your dose on the go with always-popular CBD gummies.
Now, when we talk about a CBD dose, we mean the amount of active cannabidiol you ingest each day. Let’s say you want to take 200 mg of CBD each day. You could certainly take that dose in one or two sittings. (Lots of people enjoy a morning and pre-bed time CBD routine.) But, recently, we’ve been talking about microdosing. It’s a term that’s getting lots of buzz with so many different substances. So it’s something we want to explore through a lens of hemp-extracted cannabidiol.
What is Microdosing?
This term means exactly what it sounds like: you take a tiny dose of any given substance. Recently, people have been experimenting with microdosing psychedelic drugs, and focus-boosting substances. These include everything from LSD to magic mushrooms and even Ritalin.
The microdosing trend started about 10 years ago in Silicon Valley. Tech giants turned to microdosing because they believed it:
· Improved focus
· boosted creativity
· helped relieve depression
· boosted energy
· reduced social anxiety
Of course, even a tiny dose of an illegal drug is still illegal. Even if it doesn't alter your consciousness. And that's why CBD is the perfect way to try this trend. You can enjoy many similar benefits when you microdose CBD. All without the fear of getting high or failing a drug test. Especially when you choose 12Twenty's THC-free, broad-spectrum CBD products.
What is CBD Microdosing?
Like other substances, a microdose of CBD is a small, beginner volume that builds up in your system. If you're new to CBD, microdoses are ideal. We always suggest starting with a low dose to see how your body responds. Then you can work up to a larger dose, if you need to.
But there's more to this trend than adjusting to a new routine. Even if your body is used to CBD, microdosing is a great choice. Just like certain psychedelic drugs, cannabidiol may help you improve your focus. It may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. And it can also improve your mood and focus. All because cannabidiol is a cannabinoid (a chemical compound found in hemp plants.) And cannabinoids interact with your body's endocannabinoid system. Which regulates your mood, immunity, sleep cycles and more, so your body stays balanced.
Now, preserving this balance (homeostasis) is always important. Yet, right now, it feels even more crucial. After months of slowing down and staying home. As we send kids back to school (online or in person.) Or as we get ready to get back to work, the gym, or just a faster pace of life. We may be anxious about getting it all done. And about staying healthy and focused while we do it. So working CBD into your day, all day, could be just the solution you need. Here's one way to make that happen.
How Can I Microdose Cannabidiol?
CBD gummies are one of our most popular products. Some of that has to do with how great they taste. But it's also because they come in pre-measured doses. You can choose between 10mg and 25mg gummy doses. This makes it easy to keep track of your daily CBD intake. And it really lends itself to microdosing! Ready to jump into the world of microdoses? Let's start by creating a sample dosing schedule.
7 a.m.: Take one 10mg CBD gummy. Get ready to make the breakfast, supervise showers and get everyone logged onto Zoom or out the door.
8 a.m.: One more gummy. Run through emails, respond to essential communications. Maybe it's time to lace up the sneakers and take a jog or lift some weights with the extra energy you've got.
9 a.m.: Take your next CBD gummy. Especially if you exercised, as the dose could help your post-workout recovery.
10 a.m.: Pop two gummies and see if you feel good enough to skip that second cup of morning coffee.
12 p.m.: Add another gummy to your lunchtime routine. At this point, you'll have 60mg of CBD in your system. It's a good time to check in with your body. See how you feel. Maybe you're set for the rest of the day. Or maybe you want to keep the schedule going during the after school and dinner rush.
That's the beauty of microdosing CBD. You're in control. You can customize your schedule and your doses. Choose to stick with 10mg microdoses or bump up to 25mg. Stop when you hit 100mg or go for more. The point is to listen to your body. And adjust your dose schedule to get what you want and need. Just remember: we're in this together. And you've got this. Especially with a little CBD in your pocket to get you through these long fall days!