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5 Reasons You Might Enjoy Microdosing THC

5 Reasons You Might Enjoy Microdosing THC

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There are many ways to embrace the remarkable properties of the cannabis species. From smoking to edibles, you may have experienced or heard of them all. However, people have turned to microdosing in recent years to reap a new palette of benefits from THC.
 
So what is microdosing, and why is it worth adding to your cannabis tool kit? In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about microdosing THC.

Let's begin.

What is Microdosing?

Woman using a tincture to microdose THC.

Microdosing is precisely what it sounds like. It's consuming a psychoactive compound (such as THC) at a low enough dosage to experience some effect while maintaining clarity. 

Traditionally, people have associated microdosing with psychedelics. For example, Dr. Albert Hoffman, known as the first to synthesize lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), allegedly consumed small doses to enhance his nature walks. In recent years, the popularity of microdosing has risen in online spaces such as YouTube and Reddit, along with Silicon Valley

This practice isn't limited to psychedelics, however. Microdosing has gained traction within the medicinal marijuana community and in the hemp industry. From patients to cannabis enthusiasts, individuals from all walks of life can reap the benefits of taking a minuscule amount of THC. 

Generally, around 2mg of Delta-9 THC is considered a microdose for most people; however, this number can vary depending on your tolerance level, endocannabinoid system, and other factors. Microdosing THC aims to slightly feel the cannabinoid's presence, within the psychoactive range of a cup of coffee. It's "there," but it's not the headliner in how you feel and perceive the world. 

5 Reasons To Try Microdosing

5. THC is Biphasic 

"Biphasic” means that a compound has two phases.  THC, being biphasic, can have the "opposite" effect at microdoses, as demonstrated in a 2018 study involving memory and cognition in older animals. At smaller servings, THC improved the neurological functions of these animals instead of impairing them. 

So, if THC is your go-to for unwinding and letting your daily obligations drift into the background, a microdose of it may help with focus and productivity. Of course, THC affects everyone a bit differently, but through microdosing, you might unlock a new array of benefits from cannabis that you haven't experienced before. 

4. Lowers the Risk of Feeling Overwhelmed 

"Too much of a good thing" certainly applies to cannabis. Consuming an amount of THC  above your normal serving can leave you feeling overwhelmed, dampening your experience and mood. If you're a beginner reading this article, don't fret. There is very little threat of physical harm from consuming too much THC, and it's nothing that laying down with your headphones on as you drift into sleep can't fix. 

Microdosing offers a more worry-free way to enjoy cannabis and implement it in your life because there is little to no risk of consuming too much. After all, the goal here is to take a small amount to feel it in a more gentle manner. If you've never consumed THC before, we highly recommend going with a microdose for your first experience.

3. Add a Spark To Your Workout

Woman resting from a workout with microdose THC products.

Cannabis and fitness are more associated than one may think. According to a 2022 study, some of the top reasons why many adults love to pair this remarkable plant with their workouts include:
  • Helping with concentration 
  • Boosting enjoyment
  • Enhancing "mind-body-spirit" connection 
Most of us may not feel motivated to jog or hit the elliptical after enjoying a gummy or smoking a joint, but a THC microdose may be just the thing you need to shut out the noise and get moving by adding a slight ray of sunshine to your workout. 

2. Makes Chores (and Work) Easier

Woman vacuuming happily.

At a microdose level, THC can help tune out any unwanted noise and help you focus, while keeping you clearheaded and motivated enough to get whatever you need to get done. Some enthusiasts have even swapped out their morning coffee for a microdose of THC (we recommend ORCA Energy with its blend of 2mg Delta-9, caffeine, and B vitamins for this). If you plan on microdosing for work or household endeavors, exercise common sense, as we do not recommend operating heavy machinery after consuming THC. 

1. Great For Socializing

Group of friends socializing.

Don't get us wrong. Passing a joint around or taking a gummy with friends is an excellent way to bond, reach a deeper connection, and explore beyond the usual daily small talk. But sometimes, forgetting what you were talking about can impede the conversation. 

Microdosing can be a great way to ease tension and loosen up for social situations while helping you feel further grounded. If you're fond of the Mediterranean blood-orange flavor, our Super Silver Haze Live Rosin Gummies with CBD is an excellent option to microdose by cutting the gummies in 2.5mg halves. Plus, they come infused with Sativa-dominant terpenes that might help liven you up a bit.

Best Products for Microdosing THC

As stated earlier, most consider 2mg of THC a microdose, but this quantity may vary depending on your endocannabinoid system. With that in mind, here are some products you may want to consider for microdosing. 

ORCA Recovery

ORCA Recovery microdose pills taken after a workout.

Formulated for a faster bounce-back after workouts, ORCA Recovery is an excellent option for those looking to microdose for the first time since THC is the only psychoactive compound found in this product. Along with 2mg of fast-acting (nano-emulsified) THC, these pills contain: 
  • L-theanine
  • Riboflavin
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese

You get 30 pills per tin, a solid choice if you want to make microdosing part of your daily routine (or share it with friends).

ORCA Energy

ORCA Energy taken before a workout for a boost of stamina.

We designed ORCA Energy to offer a motivational boost for workouts with its 2mg of fast-acting THC along with:
  • Caffeine 
  • Zinc
  • B-12
  • Biotin
  • Thiamin 

Like ORCA Recovery, this tin contains 30 pills. But exercise isn't the only way you can enjoy ORCA Energy. As mentioned earlier, it can serve as a great morning pick-me-up or a little push to help you get through your daily obligations with a clearer mindset.

Live Rosin Day & Night Discovery Pack (5mg)

Live Rosin 5mg Gummies

The edibles in the 5mg Live Rosin Day & Night Discovery Pack can offer flexible microdosing depending on tolerance level. What's great about this bundle is that it contains a variety of strains and flavors with the choice of fruit flavors or natural cannabis flavors, along with options between Indica (ideal for nighttime) and Sativa (ideal for daytime). 

The four varieties featured in our Discovery Pack are also sold individually in 10-count bags: 

Delta-8 Flower

Delta-8 Flower in a pipe.

Microdosing THC isn't limited to just pills and edibles. To microdose flower, grind it up and only take a small pinch, which you can smoke in a water or glass pipe. A dry herbal vaporizer can work, too, but the main factor to consider is that Delta-8 THC's boiling point is ~392° F, which is generally a higher setting than other flower. 

We offer two types of Delta-8 flower for varying tastes and preferences:
  • Zero-G(modern taste, indoor-grown, citrus hints)
  • Raygun (old-school flavor, outdoor-grown, earthy/piney)

Delta-8 Tinctures (600 mg)

Tinctures

Tinctures are some of our most underrated products. In essence, you're getting two uses for the price of one, as you can drip it underneath your tongue for a faster onset of effects or add it to your favorite recipe to make edibles and beverages. Per 1 milliliter (roughly one dropper's worth), you get 20mg of Delta-8 THC. But using the notches, you can easily drop a quarter to take 5mg Delta-8 THC instead. Because of Delta-8's weaker binding affinity for CB1's receptors, 5mg is a suitable microdose compared to 5mg of Delta-9 THC. 

Final Thoughts 

Microdosing is an excellent option for enthusiasts just getting started with THC and experienced cannasseurs looking to experience the plant in a new light. Everyone's affinity towards THC will differ, but as a general rule of thumb, most consider 2mg of Delta-9 or 5mg of Delta-8 the right amount for microdosing. We hope this article served you well and opens up a new array of THC experiences. Until then, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind. 

FDA DisclaimerThe statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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