Less Is More: Why Low-Dose Cannabis Is Important
- Posted by Options Medical Center
- On May 11, 2018
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- Low-Dose Cannabis
Low-Dose cannabis use… it’s not all about getting STONED. If you have questions about anything in this post, don’t hesitate to come into our store to speak with a budtender, or contact us.
Low-Dose use, or micro dosing, is defined as consuming low amounts of cannabis to experience the health benefits but to avoid the psychoactive effects.
What are the benefits of low-dose cannabis?
One of the benefits of this approach is that daily activities are not impaired by the psychoactive effects that marijuana can have at higher doses. For example, an individual who suffers from anxiety may benefit from a small dose of THC that takes the edge off, but also allows them to retain cognitive and motor functions for every day activities. In addition, greater amounts of THC may trigger more intense anxiety, but the micro dose provides just the right amount of relief.
The theory behind Low-Dose cannabis use is backed by science! Recent research has led to a better understanding of the body’s cannabinoid system, which scientists have named the ECS. The ECS has a vital role in many aspects of our body’s health, and cannabis can influence this for better or worse. Just like all things, there is always a point where one can have ‘too much of a good thing,’ while that threshold will be different for each individual user, it is important to know.
Some issues individuals have found relief with micro dosing include stress, depression, anxiety, and pain. Some users also claim improved focus and sleep. Because historical limits on cannabis research have prevented studies on these claims, user experiences provide important insight for patients seeking relief. The future of cannabis research as more states legalize does look bright! Clinical research is already showing support for these claims and the demand for more research is driving progress.
If you think micro dosing might help you, stop by and check out our selection! A store favorite is Canyon Cultivation’s Chew IT gummies. These gummies come in 2.5mg doses and taste great! Other options include Incredibles’ Red Licorice gummies (5mg pieces) and Canyon Cultivation’s Suck ITs hard candies (2.5mg pieces). Our selection of drinks and tinctures are also great for micro dosing. While there are not many brands offering micro dosed products at this time, the trend is spreading and we anticipate seeing a lot more of this in the future as users realize the benefits.
We here at Options Medical Center are committed to offering a wide range of products to suit our customers’ needs. Take a look at our menu, check out our Daily Deals page, or take a moment to learn about our innovative growing system. Come in today to experience some of the best cannabis and cannabis-infused products in Wheat Ridge, with some of the best daily dispensary deals in Wheat Ridge and beyond!
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