Understanding Cannabis / Marijuana Bearing Breaks
When people first hear about tolerance breaks, they often think of “grass bearing breaks” and that they are only intended for recreational consumers. However, tolerance breaks (also known as T breaks) can be beneficial for anyone who regularly consumes cannabis.
When taking cannabis for medicinal, health or wellness purposes, the idea is to use the right amount to help improve the balance or balance of the body. This “correct amount” varies from person to person and depends on various factors. The right amount may also change over time due to your body building a tolerance to some types of cannabis.
To put it simply, breaking tolerance is abstaining from using THC-based products or medications for a period of time. Some people recommend a week’s tolerance break while others recommend a month’s tolerance break.
Although there is no research establishing the exact duration of tolerance break, a study published in 2015 shows that after about 48 hours, endocannabinoid receptors do indeed begin to reset. As a result, it is generally accepted that 48+ hours is a good rest period.
However, if you have been consuming cannabis for an extended period of time or have been taking high doses of THC for an extended period of time, it may take longer to return to an optimal level endocannabinoid system management.
For medical cannabis patients who are treating a chronic illness, you need to balance the abstinence period and make sure the symptoms don’t get out of hand. It is also important to note that individuals who use only CBD products or products that are mostly CBD are unlikely to need a T-break. Finally, you can build a tolerance to both THC and a specific strain of cannabis.
In this article you will learn:
How does cannabis work on your body
Cannabis is a complex herbal medicine. Research shows that there are more than 400 chemicals and over 700 active compounds that have been isolated within the cannabis plant. The two most popular cannabinoids are CBD and THC. These chemicals work quite differently.
CBD works through a myriad of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and receptors. While it regulates the body’s own endocannabinoid function, it does not directly stimulate CB1 or CB2 receptors.
THC is similar to one of the body’s natural cannabinoids, Anandamide, and acts as a stimulator (stimulator) on CB1 and CB2 receptors. Since THC acts directly on those receptors, too much THC can overwhelm the receptors and cause them to reduce their action. This is why you may need a break from forgiving.
Since CBD does not interact with your endocannabinoid receptors or directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), you will not need a break from CBD tolerance.
The importance of tolerance breaks
The ECS is extremely important in maintaining homeostasis, or homeostasis, within your body. It is involved in multiple essential functions such as sleep, pain and stress regulation, the digestive system, and many other functions. Having a well-functioning ECS is important for optimal health.
Most cases of chronic disease are thought to be deficient in the endocannabinoid system and its function. This deficiency is called clinical endocannabinoid deficiency. Both CBD and THC can be helpful in improving endocannabinoid tone or improving endocannabinoid function in the body.
But because THC acts directly on the cannabinoid receptors, it can overwhelm the system and thus reduce the amount of cannabinoids that your body naturally produces. Therefore, THC should be used in a way that improves ECS rather than causing dysfunction. Tolerance breaks can help reset the system to help it function optimally.
What is a break bearing cannabis?
Breaking tolerance is abstaining from using THC-based cannabis products or medications for a period of time. While there is no research that establishes the exact duration of tolerance break, a study A 2015 publication shows that after about 48 hours, the endocannabinoid receptors have already started to reset. As a result, it is generally accepted that 48+ hours is a good rest period.
Signs you may need a break from tolerance
For medical cannabis patients, the main sign that you may need a break is when you notice that you are getting less result from symptom control with the same dose of medication. So, if you start taking an increased dose of THC medications to get the same effects, this could be an indication that you’re building a tolerance to THC.
For those who consume cannabis for adult purposes, you will likely see an increase in consumption with a limited increase in the desired outcome (such as relaxation or a sense of well-being).
It is important to remember that with THC specifically, more does not mean better or more effective. Because of how THC interacts with the body and receptors, at a certain point, increasing THC may have negative effects on your body as well as on your ability to function.
How to take a break from forgiveness
For individuals who consume medicinal cannabis, it is important to be reminded that you should take a T-Break under the supervision of the physician who prescribed your medication. It is also important to remind you that tolerance breaks do not apply to individuals who only take hemp CBD.
Abstain from THC
It is always best to start by planning to break the tolerance. Some people feel strong effects when cutting off THC completely. Make sure you get your T break when you don’t have much going on so you can pay attention to your body and your health throughout the process. We recommend making a T break on the weekend or when you don’t have a lot of work to do.
Breaking the tolerance itself is simple. Choose a start and end date. During that time, do not take any cannabis products that contain THC.
Restart Your THC Products
After you have completed the 48-hour break, it is important that you re-dose approximately 50% of the dose that was previously an effective therapeutic dose for you.
“Once you get your original dose down to 50%, chances are that this lower dose will still be suboptimal to treat your symptoms. From 50% of the original dose, you should titrate back up very slowly. Take more cannabis each day or each dose and do it in a mindful way. Extremely reflective.”
If you follow this process, you should be able to go back to your original dose or even a little lower while those therapeutic effects last.
“Here’s an example. So, someone who’s been using 5 milligrams of THC at night finds that it’s no longer effective in treating symptoms. Instead of increasing their dose, I might recommend breaking their tolerance. After 48 hours, they can start with two milligram doses of THC in the night.
We may increase them by one milligram per day. At three milligrams, they may start to get some benefits. And then hopefully, by the time they reach four milligrams, they will notice similar benefits to what they were experiencing previously.”
Tips for getting a tolerance
Take CBD During Tolerance Breaks
If you have been prescribed or are taking only a CBD product (isolate) in addition to a THC product, it is important to continue to take CBD during the rest period. You may also want to consult your doctor about temporarily increasing your CBD dose during this time. Increased CBD may have an effect on some of the symptoms that you have been relieving with THC products.
Do the things that naturally regulate your ECS
It’s also a great time to support your ECS even more through other natural methods. Plan to do things like meditation, yoga, and other exercises that you enjoy. Eating healthy food and increasing your sleep during this time may also help reset your ECS more quickly. Stay away from things that increase inflammation, such as alcohol and tobacco.
Tolerance to cannabis strains
Some people may find that they have finished their break and have calibrated them again but are not getting the same benefits as before. If this happens, there is a chance that you have developed a tolerance to a particular strain or combination that you have been using.
If you are sick and having this problem, it is important to talk to your doctor about changing to a different formula but a similar product to see how it goes.
Breaks can be an important part of any cannabis treatment regimen. If you find that you are no longer getting the same therapeutic benefit from cannabis, you may want to consider breaking your tolerance.
If you’re a medical cannabis patient, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of T-break. If you are treating a chronic condition, make sure you have the support of your doctor and those around you to support you through your respite. It is important that you do not experience any major relapses in your condition or symptoms.