What is Microdosing and where do I begin?
When it comes to cannabis, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what your perfect dose is. Maybe you’re accustomed to smoking flower and you’re ready to mix things up and try an edible for the first time. Maybe you’ve had an experience with cannabis in the past that just didn’t live up to your expectations. Or maybe you’re just starting out with cannabis and are afraid to take things too far.
For those trying to figure out their ideal dosage level (especially when it comes to edibles), we recommend trying a slow-and-steady approach called microdosing. According to Leafly, microdosing is the act of consuming small amounts of cannabis at a time in order to reap the benefits of THC while avoiding effects that “can interfere with the demands of daily life” (Hoffman). A.K.A. the dose that gets you feeling exactly what you want to be feeling, while still being able accomplish whatever you set out to do—play a game, focus on your art, workout, enjoy a movie—without feeling too “stoned”.
Microdosing is typically accomplished by consuming doses that range between 2mg of THC to 10mg of THC at a time, waiting between doses to gauge the effects of the cannabis. However, the amount of THC it may take for a person to feel “high” may vary based on a number of factors, such as prior experience with cannabis, differences in liver metabolism, genetics of cannabinoid receptors, and more (Hoffman).
At Everest, we recommend newcomers to microdosing begin with around 2.5mg of THC a dose and work their way up from there, waiting at least 2 hours before trying more.
Here’s where Wynk seltzers come into play.
What are Wynk seltzers and how can they help me microdose?
Everest now carries a low-dose 1:1 THC:CBD edible option, Wynk seltzers. These all-natural canna-seltzers are a perfect for microdosing because they contain just 2.5mg of THC and 2.5mg of CBD per can. We encourage you to put them to the test by picking up a 4-pack in the flavor black cherry fizz, juicy mango, or lime twist. Remember to take it easy, sip your drink, and wait to let your body tell you whether you need more or not.
Luckily, each Wynk seltzer is made with a tasteless nanoemulsion that makes for a fast-acting effect that you should feel within the first 10-20 minutes after consumption. This will (in theory) allow you to begin to gauge how the drink is impacting you faster than a regular edible would.*
Bonus: We also like to consider Wynk seltzers as a great intro-to-cannabis choice for friends and family members over the age of 21. They make great additions to parties as an alternative to alcohol. No alcohol means no next-day hangovers (a big bonus in our book), plus they’re 100% vegan, have minimal cannabis taste, and have zero sugar and zero calories.
We hope you enjoy!
*Please note: If you are brand new to cannabis, try to give yourself as much time as possible between doses, even if they are fast acting like the Wynk seltzers. This is to ensure that you’re feeling all the effects you’re meant to be feeling before you increase your dosage. Be aware that effects may last up to 4-6 hours after consumption and can vary in intensity throughout that time range.
Source: Hoffman, Adam. “Microdosing cannabis: benefits without the buzz.” Leafly. May 25, 2017. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/microdosing-weed-guide