Complete Guide to Microdosing THC: Benefits and How-To

Complete Guide to Microdosing THC: Benefits and How-To

Consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen, including microdosing THC.


Background on THC benefits

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive component found in cannabis plants. While THC is often associated with recreational use, it has been found to have potential medicinal benefits as well. THC interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a range of potential therapeutic effects. Over the years, the effects of THC have been widely studied and are now well-known in the medical community.


Provides Relief from Inflammation and Pain

One of the primary benefits of THC is its potential to alleviate pain and inflammation. THC has been found to have analgesic properties. This makes it an effective treatment option for individuals with chronic pain conditions like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia. 


Reduces Nausea and Stimulates Appetite 

THC has also been shown to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting, as it has been found to have antiemetic properties. Some studies have shown that it can reduce nausea for patients undergoing chemotherapy and can stimulate appetite in individuals with eating disorders like anorexia, but also for patients with a loss of appetite due to their conditions.


Elevates Mood and Reduces Anxiety

Another potential benefit of THC is its ability to reduce anxiety and improve mood. This makes it a treatment option for individuals with anxiety disorders like generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. THC has also been shown to be effective in studies  treating depression, as it can improve mood and help individuals feel more optimistic.


THC has Neuroprotective Properties

The potential benefits of THC extend beyond physical and mental health. THC has also been shown to have neuroprotective properties, which can help protect the brain from damage caused by conditions like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, THC has been shown in studies to have anti-tumor properties, making it a potential treatment option for individuals with cancer.


Flow States

In small doses, THC has been reported to facilitate so-called “flow states”. Flow states are dimensions of consciousness where we lose consciousness and fully merge into our task and environment in a seamless dance of interaction. These are beneficial for those of us who are looking to be more engaged with mundane and complex tasks that usually make us feel drained of energy. There have not been meaningful placebo-controlled peer-reviewed studies about THC and flow states, but there are enough anecdotal accounts that warrant a discussion of this phenomenon.


Benefits of Microdosing THC

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While THC has many potential benefits, some individuals may experience unwanted side effects like anxiety, paranoia, or cognitive impairment when consuming high doses. This is where microdosing comes in.

Microdosing is the practice of consuming small, controlled amounts of THC in order to achieve the desired effects without experiencing the full psychoactive effects. The goal of microdosing THC is to experience its potential benefits without feeling impaired or intoxicated.

This typically involves consuming a small amount of THC, typically between 1 and 5 milligrams, and waiting several hours before consuming more.

Microdosing with THC can be beneficial for a wide range of individuals, including individuals who:

  1. Experience chronic pain or inflammation: microdosing THC may help to manage pain or inflammation without causing impairment.
  2. Deal with anxiety or depression: microdosing THC may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression without causing intoxication.
  3. Have trouble sleeping: microdosing THC may help to improve sleep quality without causing excessive drowsiness.
  4. Experience nausea or loss of appetite: microdosing THC may help to reduce nausea or stimulate appetite without causing impairment.
  5. Facilitate flow states:  in small doses, THC may bring a sense of calm, centering clarity to our awareness that makes mundane tasks less dreadful and enhance our overall level of engagement with our immediate situation. 

    Microdosing THC for Pain

    One example of someone who could benefit from microdosing with THC is an individual with chronic pain. Instead of consuming large doses of THC, which can lead to unwanted side effects like cognitive impairment or anxiety, microdosing can provide effective pain relief without these disorienting side effects. This may improve their quality of life and allow them to manage their pain more effectively. Though most studies of THC and pain management involve doses higher than would be considered a microdose, pairing THC with other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive can result in the entourage effect; where cannabis compounds consumed together produce a more potent effect than any chemical would on its own.


    Microdosing THC for Anxiety/Depression

    Another example is someone with anxiety or depression. While THC can be effective in treating these conditions, high doses can sometimes worsen symptoms or cause unwanted side effects. microdosing allows individuals to experience the mood-boosting benefits of THC without the negative effects.


    Microdosing THC for Focus/Flow 

    Microdosing with THC can also be helpful for individuals who are looking to improve their focus and productivity by facilitating flow states. THC has been shown to increase creativity and cognitive function in studies with small doses, making it a potential treatment option for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other cognitive disorders.

    Overall, microdosing with THC can provide a wide range of benefits for individuals with various conditions. It allows individuals to experience the therapeutic benefits of THC without experiencing unwanted side effects, making it a potentially safe and effective treatment option for many people. 

    Consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen, including microdosing THC.

    Dosing Guide for Microdosing THC

    If microdosing is your first time experimenting with THC, start with a small dose of 2.5mg of THC or less. Anytime you introduce a novel substance to your body, the results are unpredictable, so it is best to start small and gradually increase the dosage until desired effects are attained. If you are experienced with THC, try quartering your typical dose of edible THC. We always recommend microdosing with edibles as the dosage is much easier to control compared with smoked or vaped THC. 

    THC gummies, like all consumable cannabinoids, typically take around 45 minutes to an hour before they kick in. However, times can vary for different people based on a variety of reasons. It has to go through your digestive system and liver before entering your bloodstream, so factors like your metabolism make a difference; age, weight, gender, and genetics are all other factors that can play a part in the absorption rates. If you still haven’t felt the effects after an hour, don’t rush to take another immediately. Wait another hour because, for some individuals the factors previously mentioned can cause a delayed effect.

    By recording the THC dosage, time of day, diet, and other factors, you can record your experience with microdosing in a journal. By keeping track of the factors affecting your desired result, whether it is a flow state or pain management, you can dial in the perfect dose to achieve your desired result.


    Microdosing THC with Nuleev 

    Nuleev microdosing

    Nuleev offers a variety of edibles, which are a perfect source for microdosing. They come in small 5mg dosed gummies, which is more reliable compared to other ways of consuming THC, like smoked forms or edibles with a higher dosage. Instead of having to break your edibles up into 10 little pieces, our edibles provide an easy solution by simply halving them, you have 2.5mg of THC.

    We offer 5mg Stoner Patch THC gummies, which are made from independent lab tested hemp derived delta 9 THC. It is organically grown and made in the USA, non-GMO, free from pesticides, herbicides, solvents, and chemical fertilizers, vegan and gluten free, and extracted from Federally Legal Hemp, containing less than 0.3% THC in Accordance with Minnesota Law.

    Our Limited Edition Social Treats THC Gummies are also an excellent option for microdosing THC. These Super potent Gummies contain hemp-derived THC extract with the distillate potency exceeding 90%. We also sourced some of the best candy infusion specialists to ensure our gummies not only taste great but also provide the best effects. Both our Stoner Patch and Social Treat gummies are sold in 5mg doses in containers with 10 serving in accordance with Minnesota State law.

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