7/5/22 | Education

Should You Be Microdosing THC? (Yes, Most Likely)

The year is 2022 and the term ‘microdosing’ can be found floating around the web as regularly as ‘home workout’ or ‘bulletproof coffee.’ However, if you aren’t as familiar with microdosing as you’d like to be, we have a resource for you; and it happens to be our most popular article to date. Check it out here!

 

Typically, when people read or hear the term ‘microdosing’, mushrooms immediately come to mind. Microdosing is the practice of ingesting sub-perceptual, or sub-hallucinogenic, amounts of a psychedelic substance. With the latest groundbreaking research being done on psychedelic-assisted therapy, it’s no wonder that consuming psilocybin is now a fairly mainstream topic. Lesser known, though, are the benefits of microdosing THC.

 

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Reimagine Your Relationship with Cannabis

 

Our mission at CURED is to provide you with the supplements, education, and resources that you need to elevate your life, realize your potential, and align with your most powerful self. Frankly, this mission would be left unfulfilled and incomplete without sharing the benefits of cannabis; and more specifically, microdosing cannabis.

 

Cannabis is widely used as self-medication for patients struggling with conditions that result in chronic inflammation, pain, and fatigue; including HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder. When most people think of medical (or even recreational) marijuana, they imagine the dazed, psychoactive after-effects of smoking flower or eating an edible. Are we wrong?

 

However, many experts now believe that smaller doses of cannabis have equally potent benefits. According to Third Wave, whose founder just so happens to be friends with one of our own, individuals who routinely microdose with THC report “higher levels of creativity, more energy, increased focus, and improved relational skills, as well as reduced anxiety, stress, and even depression.”

 

While this area of focus still requires additional research, there are multiple studies demonstrating clear, therapeutic benefits of consuming small doses of cannabis. In one randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, graded-dose study, patients with advanced cancer were given low, medium, and high doses of a cannabis-containing medication. After five weeks of treatment, the patients given the lowest dose exhibited notable improvements in pain, sleep disruption, and overall quality of life.

 

Gone are the days of hastily associating cannabis with slumping into the couch cushions. Instead, consuming cannabis (and specifically, consuming microdoses of cannabis) may be the answer to getting you off of your rump, out of your house, and into a life that’s brimming with possibility.

 

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So, Where Do I Start?

 

Here’s the great news: if you’re already a fan of our Raw Full-Spectrum CBD Caps or Oil, then there’s nothing for you to do! Ingesting your daily dose of either product is providing you with a microdose of THC.

 

If you’re thinking, “Well, I don’t feel ‘high’ when I take those products…”, then congratulations, my friend. You are a shining example of microdosing; ingesting sub-perceptual amounts of cannabis that provide therapeutic benefit without feelings of intoxication.

 

You didn’t know you were so ahead of the curve, did you?!

 

There’s no denying that cannabidiol (or, CBD) is a power player in any well-rounded health regimen; however, the most profound benefits happen when moderate doses of CBD are paired with low doses of THC. In our neck of the woods, we call it the entourage effect and you can find it in all of our full-spectrum products.

 

P.S. Just in case you need a reminder, you will experience the greatest changes in your wellness and wellbeing when you consume your CURED supplements (or any microdosing substance) on a regular basis. The key is allowing the herbal remedy to reach therapeutic levels in your bloodstream, and then consistently maintaining those levels over time.

 

Questions? Let us know! Comment? We want to hear them! 

 

References:

Anderson, T., Petranker, R., Christopher, A., Rosenbaum, D., Weissman, C., Dinh-Williams, L.-A., Hui, K., & Hapke, E. (2019, July 10). Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges: An empirical codebook. Harm reduction journal. Retrieved July 7, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6617883/

Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research. (n.d.). Retrieved July 7, 2022, from https://hopkinspsychedelic.org/ 

Microdosing marijuana – everything you need to know. Third Wave. (2022, April 18). Retrieved July 7, 2022, from https://thethirdwave.co/microdosing/marijuana/ 

Portenoy, R. K., Ganae-Motan, E. D., Allende, S., Yanagihara, R., Shaiova, L., Weinstein, S., McQuade, R., Wright, S., & Fallon, M. T. (2012, April 5). Nabiximols for opioid-treated cancer patients with poorly-controlled chronic pain: A randomized, placebo-controlled, graded-dose trial. The Journal of Pain. Retrieved July 7, 2022, from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1526590012000193 

Ware, M. A., Ann, R. R., & Ducruet, T. (n.d.). Evaluation of herbal cannabis characteristics by medical users: A randomized trial. Harm reduction journal. Retrieved July 7, 2022, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17101054/ 

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