Cannabis provides effective treatment for a wide array of different concerns. It can help you relax and unwind at the end of the day, allowing you to get better quality sleep. It can provide relief from anxiety, calming your thoughts. It can deliver relief from different types of pain, including arthritic, nerve, and chronic pain. The thing is, however, that everyone’s body is unique. There is no “one-size-fits-all” dose. Finding what works for you is essential. Here’s what you need to know about how to do titration.
What Is Titration?
Titration is the practice of dialing in your ideal cannabis dosage. There are several factors that determine the best dose for you, including your physiology, the THC and CBD content of the strain, and the method of consumption. The goal is to incrementally increase the amount of cannabis you take to find the minimum you need for maximum relief.
Titration and Microdosing
Microdosing is the practice of taking small amounts of cannabis to treat symptoms or conditions. For some users, smaller doses are actually more effective than larger ones. There are several benefits that come with microdosing, such as making your stash last longer and spending less money. Microdosing also provides you with therapeutic benefits with a milder high.
Titration can help you figure out if microdosing is right for you. Pay attention to how you feel when you take a very small dose. You might be surprised at just how effectively tiny amounts of cannabis can provide you with the relief you’ve been looking for.
How to Do Titration
Titrating your perfect dose takes a little effort, and it can take a few days or so to find what works best for you. Here are a few tips on how to do titration:
Start low. Begin with the smallest possible dose.
Gradually work your way up. Slowly increase your dose over the next few days. While it can be tempting to increase over the course of several hours, take it slow.
Keep a record. Write down your experiences. Keep track of information such as:
- When you took your dose
- How much you took
- If you took any other medications
- If you had a full or empty stomach
- What you felt (if anything)
- How long it took to feel the effects
- How the experience compared to your previous dose
Taking a Tolerance Break
Over time, you may find that your tolerance level rises. Suddenly, you have to increase your dose to achieve the same effects. If so, one thing you can do to avoid having to take more cannabis is to take a “tolerance break.” Taking a few days (or even a few weeks) off from cannabis can help you to avoid building up a tolerance. Keep in mind that doing this will “reset” your system and increase your sensitivity, so you should start the titration process over again to avoid taking too much.
Finding your perfect dose can take a little time, and if you switch your method of consumption, or you change the strain you’re using, you’ll need to start the process over again. Titration is vital, however, for helping you get just the relief you need.