Microdosing CBD: A Quick Guide For Beginners

Microdosing CBD: A Quick Guide For Beginners

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It’s all too easy to feel weighed down by chronic pain and anxiety. These conditions can interrupt your life and make you feel like you’re missing out on some of the things you love most. It’s no wonder that so many people turn to prescription painkillers and anxiety medications just to get through the day.

These solutions come with a number of unfortunate drawbacks, however. These medications can be expensive and addicting, and they may also fail to work optimally when you need them the most. Many people get stuck in an endless cycle where they take a dose, feel okay for a while, and then spend the next several hours watching the clock until it’s time to take another pill.

Thankfully, there’s a much better alternative that works just as well or better than most prescription pain and anxiety medications, without all the troublesome side effects.

CBD works in harmony with your endocannabinoid system to restore your body and your mind to a healthy state without any risk of addiction. And, by using a microdosing strategy, you can avoid the roller coaster ups and downs that can result from taking large, infrequent doses.

Below is an introduction to the world of microdosing CBD. If this is your first time microdosing—or your first time taking CBD at all—rest assured that it’s almost impossible to mess up. We’ve included all the important information you need to know, so you can plan your new CBD schedule and start feeling better right away.

Beginner’s Guide To Microdosing CBD

What does it mean to microdose CBD?

Traditionally, CBD is taken in relatively large doses once or twice per day. The average person may take anywhere from 25 to 100 milligrams, depending on their body size, metabolism, and sensitivity to cannabinoids.

With microdosing, however, you would break that total dose up into several portions and take it multiple times throughout the day. These smaller doses do not actually have to be “micro” to qualify as microdosing; the point is, you take less than you normally would, but more frequently.

What are the benefits of microdosing?

Taking small doses multiple times throughout the day can help you avoid the peaks and valleys you may experience with larger, more infrequent doses. For example, if you take a large dose of CBD to help with chronic pain, you’ll likely feel great for several hours. In the time leading up to your next dose, however, you might notice your symptoms coming back. If you’ve ever known a person who had to time their daily activities around their next dose of pain medication, you know how exhausting and inconvenient this kind of lifestyle can be.

Many people find microdosing CBD for anxiety to be the most effective method for keeping stressful thoughts under control. Anxiety responds well to CBD, but it’s hardly a condition you want to risk coming back during a critical moment, nor something you want to deal with a couple times a day while you wait for the next dose to kick in. For most people, keeping anxiety at bay entirely is far more preferable. And, thankfully, even small doses of CBD taken on a regular basis are capable of stopping anxiety in its tracks.

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between microdosing and a standard dosing schedule. Large, infrequent doses work perfectly fine, but if you need to feel steady and even throughout your day, with no chance for symptoms to reemerge, you might want to give microdosing a try. You can always switch back and forth; there’s no reason to feel locked into either option.

In fact, if you have certain conditions—such as a convulsive disorder—we recommend trying it both ways. Start out with a standard dose once or twice per day, and then experiment with microdosing. You might find that one schedule works better for you than the other.

What CBD dosage should you use?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but the best approach is to find the smallest effective dose that gives you the benefits you need and go from there. Everyone has a different BMI, metabolic rate, and response to cannabinoids, so it may take a bit of experimentation to find your ideal dosage.

We typically recommend that women start with about 25 mg total per day, while men may use 50 mg. For purposes of microdosing, break that total up into four equal parts to be taken throughout the day. You can always increase your dosage if you feel you need to; there’s almost zero risk of overdosing on pure, thoroughly tested CBD products.

In fact, your total daily intake from microdosing will likely end up exceeding what you would normally take in a single daily dose. It’s common to work up to 100 mg total per day, for example. If you’re using Butler Hemp Co. products, such as our full spectrum 3000 mg tincture, you’ll be able to easily measure out your dose using the convenient lines on the dropper. Many of our customers use a quarter dropper (25 mg) four times per day for a total of 100 mg.

If gummies are your CBD method of choice, you could simply break up a gummy into smaller pieces and take them a few times per day, similar to what you would do with a tincture. However, depending on how the gummy was manufactured, you may run the risk of inconsistent dosage. Some manufacturers coat their gummies with CBD, which results in uneven distribution of the formula.

Butler Hemp Co. gummies, on the other hand, have been evenly infused with CBD for consistent dosage every time. You can feel safe popping half a gummy (or a whole gummy) every few hours and knowing your dosage will remain steady throughout the day.

How often should you take a dose?

Your dosing schedule will largely be a matter of personal preference. You’ll need to balance your desire to maintain steady, even effects with the opportunities you’ll have throughout the day to take another dose. If you’re stressing out every day about potentially missing a dose if you get stuck in an unexpected meeting or caught in a traffic jam without your tincture in reach, that’s a sign your dosing regimen isn’t sustainable for your lifestyle.

In general, we recommend taking your first dose in the morning when you wake up and then evenly spacing the rest throughout the day, every four to six hours. Take your last dose at bedtime to help you fall into a deep, restful sleep. In fact, you could use a daily formula throughout the day and a specially formulated sleep blend at night to maximize your positive results.

What do you do overnight?

If you wake up in the middle of the night and feel like you could use some help getting back to sleep, feel free to take some more of the Sleep Blend. Otherwise, if you’re sleeping soundly, there’s no reason to set an alarm and wake up just to take more CBD. Enjoy your rest and simply resume your dosing schedule in the morning.

Nervous about taking CBD for the first time? Stick with high-quality products from Butler Hemp Co.

Butler Hemp Co.’s CBD products have all been tested twice by third-party agencies who ensure only the very best quality tinctures, topicals, and gummies make it to our shelves. You won’t have to worry about unexpectedly high levels of THC or other contaminants, like you would with other manufacturers who cut corners.

In fact, microdosing with Butler Hemp Co. products is one of the safest ways to self-treat your pain, anxiety, and sleep conditions with zero risk of addiction or dependence.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have. Give us a shout here.

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