Microdosing CBD: Here’s How It’s Done and Why

August 15, 2018

The “low serving” CBD consumption strategy has made its way into the athletic community.

A growing trend among those using CBD to boost athletic performance is a consumption technique referred to as microdosing. For many athletes looking to keep their body balanced and running at its best, microdosing may be a tactic they find beneficial.

What is Microdosing CBD?

Microdosing CBD is a consumption technique that involves taking small servings of CBD throughout the day. Rather than consuming a full day’s worth of CBD at one time, the serving is broken into smaller sizes and taken several times.

Let’s say that you were taking 20 mg of CBD one time in the morning with breakfast every day. If you were microdosing, you might break up that 20 mg up into four separate 5 mg servings that you spread out and take in the morning, noon, afternoon, and evening.

There is no universal microdose of CBD. The natural balancing effects of CBD can vary from person-to-person, and the ideal size and frequency of servings are different for everyone. Figuring out your personal ideal CBD microdose requires a little bit of self-experimentation.

Why Microdose CBD?

Historically when a person referred to microdosing, they were talking about applying the technique to some type of intoxicating substance, such as cannabis products containing higher levels of the intoxicating compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). In this case, the thought with microdosing is that it allows a person consume the cannabinoid and yet keep THC levels low enough to avoid most of the compound’s intoxicating effects.

This component of microdosing doesn’t apply to CBD products made from hemp. This is because CBD is non-intoxicating, so with hemp-derived CBD a person won’t experience any euphoric effects no matter whether they take a larger single serving or multiple smaller ones.

The benefits of microdosing CBD are different. By taking a CBD product several times throughout the day, you’re better able to maintain stable CBD levels. This could be key for those relying on the natural balancing properties of CBD.

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CBD helps the body and its functions run at their best by supporting the endocannabinoid system, a major signaling network that keeps processes like metabolism, immune response, sleep habits, and mood balanced. When the body absorbs CBD, the compounds interact with cannabinoid receptors throughout the body, stimulating the endocannabinoid system to encourage balance and optimize functioning.

CBD products have surged in demand over recent years, as people of all ages and lifestyles discover and experience their natural benefits. Athletes of all levels have started to incorporate CBD into their training routine, realizing that it helps them “find their flow” to perform at a higher level and recover more quickly.

Consistently taking small servings of CBD may increase the natural effects of the cannabinoid and the effectiveness of the endocannabinoid system as a whole.

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CBD Products for Microdosing

Dixie Botanicals® offers several types of CBD products that work well for those interested in microdosing.

Best CBD TincturesOur Dew Drop tinctures make using low-dose CBD throughout the day easy. With the 1 ounce bottle with 100 mg CBD, you get 1.25 mg of CBD per 2 drop serving, while our 2 ounce bottle containing 500 mg CBD provides just over 3 mg CBD per serving. Dew Drops are available in cinnamon, peppermint, and natural flavor options. Each jar has a dropper lid so you can add a few drops under your tongue to quickly deliver CBD to your systems.

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At 99% pure CBD powder, our CBD Isolate is easily broken down into specific servings as you best see fit. You can place the powder directly under your tongue for near-immediate absorption, or measure it out and mixed into your pre-workout meal or recovery smoothie. CBD Isolate can also be vaped or dabbed. Each 1-gram jar contains 990 mg CBD.

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Take a few draws of CBD-filled vapor throughout the day with our CBD Vape Cartridge. Each cartridge contains 250 mg CBD made from our pure CBD distillate and features botanical terpenes for a slightly sweet citrus and pine taste. Pair the CBD Vape Cartridge with a vaporizer battery and you’re ready to go.

For an even tastier CBD vaping session, our CBD Vape Liquid comes in three delicious flavors (sour watermelon, vanilla caramel, and blackberry lemonade). Each 30mL bottle contains 1000 mg of CBD from CBD isolate and a convenient dropper top that makes refilling the tanks of a liquid-compatible vaporizer quick and easy.

Get Started with CBD

Hemp-derived CBD products are federally legal and available for home delivery in the United States and dozens of other countries. Get started with CBD products today by visiting the HempMeds® online store.

You can learn even more about CBD and how it can help your body function at its best by visiting the Dixie Botanicals® blog.