Should You Microdose Delta 8?

Although microdosing may not be the most common way to take Delta 8, it is a very popular and effective option. A micro dosing protocol can be used for taking anything from CBD to Delta 8 or anything in between. Although, just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. Let’s take a look at some reasons why this method may or may not be a good option for you.


What is Micro Dosing?

Microdosing is exactly what you might expect, taking micro-doses of a substance to modify its effects. Depending on the cannabinoid, taking small doses of a substance can offer a more functional effect compared to more common dosages.


How can taking smaller doses really have benefits?

Research has shown that micro dosing Delta-9 THC may actually help reduce stress, while larger doses may actually cause more stress. A study that was published May of 2020 found that when THC was microdosed as low as 0.5mg was able to significantly reduce pain in chronic pain patients. The study also concluded that there was no evidence of cognitive performance impairments at such low doses.


Can You Microdose Delta 8?

Yes, and there is good reason to consider it. Since Delta 8 is so similar to Delta 9 there is no reason to doubt that Delta 8’s ability to provide a variety of potential therapeutic benefits, even at small doses. Some of the potential benefits you may experience from micro dosing Delta 8 could include


  • Improved Mood
  • Reduction of Stress
  • Reduced soreness or pain
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Endurance
  • Creativity Boost
  • Increased Focus


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How do You Microdose Delta 8?

Microdose truly is a relative term, there is no specific dosage that qualifies as a microdose of Delta 8. On average a dosage of 10% of a normal dose is considered a microdose. While some people may take 1mg, others may find that they prefer a dosage of up to 5 to 10mg. There is no real hard and fast rule as to what is considered a microdose. For general purposes we consider a regular dose anything that is beyond 10mg. As a rule of thumb, the best microdose amount is whatever dosage provides you the benefits you are looking for without impairing your daily functionality. 


If you are new to Delta 8, or any cannabinoid for that matter, it is suggested that you start off with a low dose, anywhere from 1 to 2 milligrams, as that should be enough to give you the positive affects you are looking for without impairing your ability to function as you would normally. You can always gauge your results and then increase your dosage the next time until you find the right amount for you. Remember the goal is the reap the therapeutic benefits without getting high. If you are still looking to learn more about Delta 8, check out our Beginners Guide to Delta 8


When Should You Microdose Delta 8?

Now you may be wondering, “Should I microdose in the morning or at night?” or “Should I spread my microdose up multiple times per day?” Again, there is no one size fits all solution. That will take some experimenting on your part to find a dosing schedule that fits your needs and lifestyle. Here are a few common ways people tend to approach the subject. Here are just a few examples of some times that people find microdosing to be helpful to their lifestyle


  • Early morning
  • Before a Workout
  • Situationally 
  • When creativity is needed


Who Should Micro Dose Delta 8?

 It doesn't matter if you are a first time user of Delta 8 or a regular user of Delta 9. Microdosing Delta 8, or any other cannabinoid for that matter, can be a great addition to your daily routine. Remember microdosing may offer therapeutic effects without the psychoactive effects, which makes it a more functional way to enjoy the benefits of Delta 8. 


Like we mentioned above, many people enjoy starting their day off with a microdose of Delta 8. It assist in elevating your day and get you started off on a positive mood. The mood boosting potential of Delta 8 can also help spark a productive morning with increased focus. 


Anyone who lives an active lifestyle may be surprised to hear that Delta 8, in microdoses, can allow you to harness the potential of increased focus when taken prior to a workout. This added focus is great for those looking to get lost in their workout and zone out. 


Situationally, those who experience social anxiety may find success with microdosing. The therapeutic benefits can help your mind destress and elevate your mood without you having to worry about becoming intoxicated in a social setting.


Everyone's demands for creativity are different but those who find themselves needing to tap into heir creative side more often may find that microdosing Delta 8 as a way to do this but not leave them locked in one spot, unable to act on that creativeness. 


what products can be microdosed What Products are Best to Microdose?


You can microdose Delta 8 no matter which type of product you choose to use but some methods will make your microdosing routine much easier than others. It really comes down to personal choice but let's look at each method and consider some pros and cons of each. 



In our opinion this is one of the ways that Delta 8 tinctures shine best. These along with edibles make measuring much easier. Delta 8 tinctures will come with a dropper, which provides an accurate way to measure and administer your desired dosage. We suggest a lower dosed tincture like this 300mg Delta 8 THC tincture from 3Chi. It's lower dosage makes it ideal for microdosing. 


You have a couple options when administering a tincture. You can mix it into your favorite food or beverage, which will prolong the onset of the effects. Making the digestion on par with edibles, kicking in around the 1 hour mark. Alternatively you can also take them sublingually by placing a few drops directly under your tongue. Sublingual dosing is our recommended method when using tinctures since the method leads to a quicker absorption, with effects kicking in around 15 minutes. 



Edibles are going to be your most precise way to microdose. Since each edible is already pre-measured at a specific dosage you can easily divide them up into smaller pieces to achieve your desired amount. For example, if 1 edible is 20mg total you could cut that into quarters, with each being 5mg. 


Vape Pens

Microdosing with disposable vapes and vape cartridges proves to be the most difficult. That is simply due to the fact that it is hard to determine the dosage you are taking. The majority of vape pens do not deliver a precise dosage per puff but instead the dosage delivered is based on how long or short each puff is inhaled. Outside of this issue the positive side of vaping is that the effects tend to kick in much faster than other methods. This is because, once inhaled, Delta 8 passes the blood brain barrier in seconds. This quick hitting effect can be helpful in determining if the amount is enough for your goals. 


Here, at Everyday Delta, we offer a wide selection of Delta 8 edible, tinctures, and vapes. If you think that microsoding may be for you, we have you covered. 


Is Microdosing Right for You?

Now that you've learned a little bit more about microdosing Delta 8, we highly encourage you to give this method a try. Just remember that you may need to do some experimenting with not only dosage but different time of day to find out what works best for you. After a little trial and error we hope you find this wellness routine something that works for you and is something that suits your needs.