MOON FLOWER + DOSAGE 101
We at Moon Flower believe that knowledge is key. We want you to experience the maximum benefits that cannabinoids have to offer. Here are a few tips and tricks for finding the perfect dose and cannabinoid for you!
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By definition, a psychoactive substance is something that affects how the brain works and causes changes in mood, awareness, thoughts, feelings, or behavior. The main and most prominent psychoactive molecule/cannabinoid in cannabis is Delta-9 THC (the THC that we all know and love).
What is Delta-9 THC & How is it Legal?
Delta-9 THC is one of the sweetest things ever on planet earth. D9 is what we all know and love as good old-fashioned “marijuana.” Human-kind has been benefiting from (and thoroughly enjoying) this cannabinoid and all of its wonderful uses for centuries. Delta 9 THC, is a major cannabinoid in the cannabis plant. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, D9 THC is legal in hemp-derived products in concentrations <0.3% by dry weight. (We’re living through the marijuana prohibition, so this sucks, but we’ll take what we can get.) This means the more your product weighs, the more D9 THC can be present. Our Delta-9 THC products are derived from hemp and weigh more than most on the market. We use our products' dry weight to deliver legal, hemp-derived Delta 9 THC doses.
Delta 9 THC can be derived from both marijuana cannabis and hemp cannabis, but only Delta 9 derived from hemp is considered federally compliant. Many cannabinoids (like D8 THC) grow in the cannabis plant in such small amounts that it takes full chromatography machines to isolate that specific cannabinoid in large concentrations. However, Delta-9 THC is one of the main and most prominent cannabinoids in hemp/marijuana, making the extraction process much easier and more feasible.
If you’re looking for a wellness resource with abundant benefits to help you feel your best, Delta 9 could be the ticket.
Delta 9 THC impacts your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a processing system that impacts a variety of bodily functions including your digestion, sleep and wake cycles, nervous system, and even your mood. The ECS is responsible for keeping your body in a healthy balance, and when you’re balanced, you’re more capable of achieving your everyday goals.
Potential Benefits of Delta-9 THC
Sleep support: Routine is crucial to the best sleep, and when a couple of Delta 9 enhances that nightly routine, you’ll get the most restful zzz’s possible.
A sense of calm: at the right dose, Delta-9 THC can decrease anxiety levels and settle the body.
Regulated mood: Delta-9 is known to present an uplifting experience, making it an amazing option for folks who struggle with depression or have trouble getting up and moving throughout their day.
Improved physical comfort: Delta-9 THC has been known to aid pain and daily physical discomforts for centuries
Nausea: Delta-9 could be a great option for folks who struggle with car sickness, digestive issues, hangovers or just a random stomach ache.
What is Delta-8?
Before choosing one of our carefully curated delta-8 doses, it is important to know and understand what you are taking. Delta-8 is one of the many cannabinoids produced by cannabis. It is only one molecule away from Delta-9 THC (the THC we all know and love), making the effects produced by Delta-8 very similar to Delta-9 THC.
Delta-8 THC is psychoactive, meaning it produces a head & body change or ~high~. It has been known to carry many medicinal properties, including help with sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, and many other symptoms. If you would like to know more about what Delta-8 THC is, check out this blog we wrote
Delta-8 THC vs Delta-9 THC
Delta 9 and Delta 8 are both THC cannabinoids, and are extremely similar in structure and effects. Delta 8 is so prominent right now in the cannabis industry because Delta-9 THC is written in the law as federally illegal. Isolating the Delta-8 cannabinoid in hemp plants is a way to get around the regulations, and has become the new wave of cannabis consumption in non-legal states.
Delta-9 is written in the law as illegal in concentrations at more than 0.3% by weight. So, if an edible weighs 10 grams, it can have 30 milligrams of D9 THC.
So, if they’re similar yet different, how do you navigate the dosages?
The Delta-9 is a bit more potent than Delta-8 but in its own way. The effects of Delta-8 don’t last as long as the effects of Delta-9. Delta-8 comes on faster, while Delta-9 comes on at a steady rate. Delta-9 is described as having more uplifting and euphoric effects, while Delta-8 is known for “couch-locking” and indica-like effects. In mild doses, this makes Delta-9 perfect for people that want to dose in the daytime (great for minimizing pain and anxiety), and in larger doses, great for getting stoned and watching Animal Planet. It’s the best of both worlds!
THC for Beginners & First-Timers
When you’re just starting to experiment with Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC, you may not experience the psychoactive effects right off the bat. Experts have different theories as to why this happens. But one of the most prominent theories states that in order for people to experience THC properly, they must first introduce it to their body repeatedly (3-4 times). Repeated use allows your body and mind to develop an understanding as to what it’s supposed to feel like. Experts call this a “sensitization period,” when THC interacts with the cannabinoids in your system a few times in order to activate them and to produce that ~high~ feeling. We also wanted to add your personal needs, the people you’re with, and your biology will have a hand in your overall experience with cannabis which is why it’s important to be patient and open-minded. Your dose is so SO important, to having a positive and beneficial experience when using cannabinoids. Start low, and move up slow— and if you’re a first-timer, be patient, let your body figure out what’s good, and give it a few tries before moving up!
A Great Beginner Dose of THC:
We recommend our 10mg dose of Delta-8 or our 5mg dose of Delta-9 as a good starting point for beginners. This dose creates very mild and functional effects. If you are nervous, start with half and slowly work up.
If You Take Too Much
Although THC is known for its euphoric effects and countless benefits, taking too much can sometimes warrant undesired effects. We have said before that THC seems to have anti-anxiety properties, but taking too much can create a paradoxical effect. This is related to its psychoactive properties, which some may be more sensitive to than others. THC can have mind-altering effects. These effects can make some people feel uncomfortable, especially in larger doses. While many people use THC for its cerebral effects, some may experience an altered state of consciousness after taking too much. This can result in hyper-awareness, difficulty staying on a train of thought, and/or paranoia.
If you do experience these adverse effects, they will only last for a small period of time. We recommend turning on some soothing tunes, taking some CBD (known for alleviating the negative effects sometimes caused by THC), and drinking a sugary cup of coffee (caffeine/sugar is supposed to help). And just know that of all the years of THC use, not a single person has ever not recovered from taking too much. Just ride it out, and you will be better shortly. ❤️
Here are some other potential side effects:
•A failed drug test
•And feeling too happy— yes, you may get extreme giggles 😉🌈
(CBD, CBG, CBN, and many more)
Non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBD, CBG, CBN, CBDA, are excellent tools for relieving a variety of symptoms. You can use them as a tool to get a better night's sleep, for relief from anxiety and depression, to reduce pain and inflammation, for digestive issues, and much more. Each cannabinoid carries its unique set of benefits. At Moon Flower, we primarily carry CBD and CBG but are constantly expanding to offer a variety of cannabinoid combinations. Click the link below for a comprehensive list of cannabinoids and their benefits.
The Magic of CBD
CBD is not psychoactive. It does not change a person’s state of mind when using it. However, it may produce significant changes in the body, showing some excellent medicinal benefits. All cannabinoids affect the body by interacting with cannabinoid receptors, which form part of the endocannabinoid.
The body produces two receptors:
CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, particularly in the brain. They coordinate movement, pain, emotion, mood, thinking, appetite, memories, and other functions.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain. THC attaches to CB1 receptors, but CBD stimulates the receptors so that the body produces its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids.
Here are just a few things that CBD is known for helping:
arthritis or joint pain
anxiety and depression
cluster and other headaches
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
allergies or asthma
epilepsy and other seizure disorders
multiple sclerosis (MS)
Want to know even more? Check out this link!
Like every other member of the cannabinoid family, CBG interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors (both CB1 and CB2) to stimulate their response. These receptors play an active role in regulating cognitive activities like appetite, pain response, mood, and internal balance.
Information from recent findings shows how CBG prefers to bind to CB2 receptors. The CB2 receptors are expressed in the immune system, where they play regulatory roles in how our immune system responds to diseases.
Here are some of the specific symptoms that CBG is known for relieving:
-Relief for neurodegenerative diseases
Dosing CBD + CBG
Our Moon Flower gummy collection features three easily dosed options, including 10mg, 25mg, and 50mg.
If you have never tried cannabinoids before and want to "get your feet wet" in the cannabis world, our 10mg CBD gummies are a great starting point. Because 10mg is considered a very low dose of CBD, we recommend moving up to 25mg 1-2 weeks after getting accustomed to the 10mg dose. At Moon Flower, we believe that a minimum of 25mg of CBD, daily and consistently, is key to relieving most mild to medium symptoms or 50mg for more severe cases.
When you take your CBD dose or doses is entirely dependent upon your symptoms, daily routines, and desired outcomes. Here are a few recommendations we have in accordance with common desired results!
PAIN: We find much success amongst customers who break up their daily dose. For example, if your daily dose was 25mg, take half (12.5mg) in the morning and a half in the evening. This routine allows for the CBD & CBG to stay in your system for the entirety of your day. For pain, we also have a lot of customers who pair their CBD dose will our topicals! The 25mg or 50mg of CBD in your system takes care of generalized pain, while the topical focuses on specific areas of pain.
SLEEP: If you are utilizing our CBD for sleep, take the entirety of your 25mg or 50mg dose around an hour before bed!
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION: We find a lot of success amongst customers who break up their daily dose. For example, if your daily dose was 25mg, take half (12.5mg) in the morning and a half in the evening. This routine allows for the CBD to stay in your system for the entirety of your day. Also, if you struggle with waves of anxiety/depression or panic attacks, our smokable collection would be an excellent option for you. This is because, when smoking CBD or CBG, you will feel the effects almost instantly, instead of having to wait for the edible or oil to enter your system.
Tincture Dosage Break Down
All of our tinctures are shipped with a dosage reference card that breaks down dosage recommendations and how your tincture works! You can also find that information below!
250mg Sample Tincture
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Offers 33mg Doses (per dropper)
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Offers 10mg Doses (per dropper)
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