If you’re taking cannabis for the first time or resetting your regimen, microdosing can help you determine your new dosage. Check out a tincture dosage chart to help you get started.

What Is Microdosing?‌

Microdosing is taking tiny amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) over a regular schedule to get a sense of the best dosage amount for your body. It’s also common with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), allowing people to get the medical benefits of THC without the psychoactive effects.‌

Many people turn to cannabis to help treat ailments like anxiety, depression, stress, and pain, but they may have no idea what a proper dosage is for their medical condition or their body type. Microdosing allows you to experiment with very small amounts of cannabis to see how your body reacts, and adjust your dose accordingly.

Why Use Cannabis Tinctures For Microdosing?

If you want to begin microdosing with cannabis, you need to find the right products. As this cannabis extract comes packaged in a small bottle with a dropper, a tincture is one of the best cannabis products to start your microdosing regimen. It’s easy to measure with the bottle and dropper, and the oil can be taken sublingually, with food and drinks, or topically. Additionally, tinctures don’t require any other preparation or equipment, they take effect quickly, and they have a long shelf life.

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Understanding Tincture Dosages

If you’re new to using THC or CBD, start with a very low microdose. You can work your way up after you gauge how the products affect you. With THC products, a microdose is between 1mg-5mg of an edible or tincture. For a microdose of CBD, the range is 10mg-25mg.

Bottles of CBD oil come in sizes ranging from 15ml-30ml and CBD concentration ranges from 100mg-5000mg per bottle. The dropper usually holds 1ml of oil, so you need to know how much CBD is in 1ml to determine the number of drops you need.‌

Let’s look at an example:

  • You have a 30ml bottle of CBD oil.
  • The bottle has a CBD concentration of 500mg.
  • A 1ml dropper from this bottle therefore contains about 17mg of CBD.‌‌

If your first microdose is less than 17mg (10mg is recommended for CBD), then you need to determine how many drops fit into 1ml, and divide 17mg by the number of drops. Then, you’ll know how many milligrams of CBD is in one drop, and how many drops to take for your required dosage.

Don’t pass 10mg in one day when you’re starting out. You can also spread the 10 mg out in two or three doses throughout the day. Keep a journal to note how much you take and when.‌

Use a Tincture Dosage Chart To Hit Your Sweet Spot

You may not feel the effects right away. If you hit your sweet spot, stick with that dosage to see how you feel. Remember that your body changes all the time, so you may need to adapt your dosages again from time to time. Microdosing is a safer, more cost-effective way to find the right cannabis dose for you. By following these guidelines, you’ll find the best way to start using cannabis tinctures in small doses.