How to Reset Your Cannabis Tolerance
Our bodies get used to the good things very quickly.
In the past, it was enough to get the effects from one or two puffs. Now you need the entire joint. If cannabis suddenly stops working as it once did, and you require higher doses of cannabis to get the desired effects, this is a sign that you have a high tolerance.
To achieve the same results with high tolerance, you will need to consume more cannabis than you did previously. This can be a problem, especially when cannabis is used for certain benefits.
High tolerance is not permanent. You can reset it with a few simple methods. However, you will still need to eat less to reach your goals.
What is Cannabis Tolerance?
Long-term, regular cannabis use can lead to tolerance. This is due to the human body’s endocannabinoid systems (ECS). ECS is the mechanism by which marijuana’s psychoactive effects are delivered to the body. It activates ECS receptors within the brain. CB1 and CB2 are the two types of ECS receptors. Once activated, they transmit information to the body. The key to their activation is cannabis.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana that causes its psychoactive effects (THC), is what gives it its psychoactive properties. THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid that binds to the CB1 ECS (brain) receptor. It acts almost as a key to unlock the receptor and activate it, thereby producing marijuana’s intoxicating properties.
When the interaction happens too often, CB1 receptor activity decreases. This is when you suddenly feel the need to consume more THC to get the same effects.
Each consumer’s tolerance level will vary depending on many factors.
- Your body’s chemistry
- Cannabis use frequency
- The amount of cannabis you ingest (THC content).
Even if you have developed tolerance to THC it isn’t permanent. There are ways to restore CB1 activity to normal levels.
If you have developed cannabis tolerance and want to reverse it, there are a few things that can help.
If you can, take a ‘T-break’
The best way to reset your cannabis tolerance is to stop using it. This will allow your CB1 receptors (which are responsible for delivering the THC) to return to normal activity so you can enjoy the same results with lower THC levels. These cannabis breaks are known as T breaks.
Each break can be as long or short as you like. The time taken to restore CB1 receptor activity varies from one consumer to another depending on how much they have used cannabis and their tolerance. While it may take 1-2 weeks for some people, most will need at least 21 days to reset their tolerance. You can prolong your T-break if you don’t get the desired effects.
While T breaks can be effective, they are not practical for all users. The following are some of the other methods that can be used in addition to T breaks:
As science continues to unravel the cannabis plants, we now have a better understanding of what cannabis products we eat, and how they are cannabinoid levels. CBD is another well-known cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Regular cannabis users and millions of wellness lovers have heard of it. It doesn’t bind with CB1 receptors and cause psychoactive effects, nor does it give you cannabis tolerance.
Most marijuana strains contain high levels of THC but low CBD. You can reset your tolerance to cannabis by switching between high THC and low CBD strains. This is also called cycling.
You can switch between high CBD and low THC strains to reset your tolerance. However, you will still get a more potent experience. You’ll also experience fewer withdrawal symptoms if you consume CBD-rich strains.
CBD doesn’t have psychoactive side effects. However, there are many retailers and dispensaries that offer CBD products with a 1-to-1 CBD/THC ratio.
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