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How to Lower Cannabis “Tolerance” - T-Brake Guide

Published April 15, 2022

T-Brake Guide

After adding cannabis into your nightly routine, you finally have nailed the right amount for you.

But over time, it isn't as effective as it once was…

When this occurs, it may mean that your body has built a “high tolerance.”

In other words, the original amount you’re used to consuming has to be increased to feel the effects you once did.

However, if you’d rather not increase the amount, we have the solution for you.

In this guide, we’ll be covering:

  • What is a cannabis t-break?
  • How to lower cannabis “tolerance”
  • What should you expect on a t-break?
  • How long it takes to reset cannabis “tolerance”
  • What are the benefits of taking a t-break?
  • How to prevent having to take a break
  • Does taking vitamin C “lower tolerance?”

And keep in mind that hemp-derived cannabinoids affect everyone a bit differently and the effectiveness of these tips will vary from person to person.

Let’s start.

What is a Cannabis T-Break?

When one takes a break from cannabis, it is often called a “t-break.”

This is when an enthusiast deliberately takes a short break from cannabis consumption so they can lower THC tolerance.

Anyone who consistently consumes cannabis has the possibility of developing a higher tolerance.

For example, a novice enthusiast who occasionally enjoys cannabis will have a “low tolerance” compared to someone who enjoys it regularly.

But as soon someone takes a break from cannabis, their tolerance will be significantly reduced.

How to Lower Cannabis Tolerance

When you’re ready to take a t-break, here’s what you need to do.

Depending on the amount you consume, your tolerance break length will stem from anywhere from 2-21 days.

You can either go cold-turkey and place all your cannabis products to the side for a designated amount of time, or you can slowly cut back to the original amount you consume. This is called “exercising moderation.”

There are advantages to each route, and what you decide will depend on your lifestyle and what makes the most sense for you.

Either way, give one of these techniques and try, and see how your body responds.

What Should You Expect On a T-Break?

There are many different experiences that people have while taking a t-break. Everybody responds in their own way due to:

  • Average consumption
  • Strength of cannabis
  • Physiology

Because of these factors, there is no way of determining what you’ll expect.

So during your t-break, make sure you have staying hydrated, exercising, and getting adequate rest. 

How Long It Takes to Reset Cannabis “Tolerance?”

Our bodies work incredibly quickly to “build tolerance” with all sorts of different things.

And when it’s time to press pause, you want to know for how long.

Unfortunately, each person is different from the next. So it’s a challenge to determine the “perfect” length of time.

Using your best judgment, create a timeline that you believe will work best for you.

Start with a few days, and see how you feel.

From there, your “baseline tolerance” will have already begun to reset, and you can decide if you want to continue it or go back to add it into your routine.

Remember, each person does better with their blueprint.

If you think you will do better with gradually lessening the amount you consume, go for it.

At the end of the day, do what is ideal for you and your lifestyle.

What Are the Benefits of Taking a T-Break?

When someone decides to take a “tolerance break,” they will experience their own benefits because they have a different reason for cutting back.

Below are some common perks that consumers have experienced after taking a t-break.

Vivid Dreams

When was the last time you had a vivid or lucid dream?

Has it been a while?

If so, it could be because of how often you enjoy cannabis.

While there is no guarantee, it has been reported that after taking a break, many consumers have started having realistic and lucid dreams.

So if you miss being able to control what happens during your dream, or miss having them, see what happens after your pause with cannabis.

But we won’t be surprised if your ability to lucid dream, or being able to have dreams comes back. 

Saving money

Unless you buy in bulk or bundles, making cannabis purchases sporadically can be hard on the wallet.

But when you take a break, so does your bank account.

And who doesn’t like to save some money?

Minimizing the amount of THC needed

Not only can taking a break save you money but so can minimize the amount of THC you consume.

Without having to reach for more, you’ll be able to lower your edible “tolerance.” Which will inadvertently have purchasing less bags of gummies.

Plus, you’ll even be able to create your stash of products without breezing through it.

How to Prevent Having to Take a Break

After taking a t-break, you more than likely don’t want to do it again.

Here are some tips you use to avoid it:

Lower Frequency: Try consuming cannabis less often. Instead of every day, keep it to every other or take short breaks in-between.

Use lower-THC products: If skipping days doesn’t work for you, use varying cannabinoid profiles. One day enjoy cannabis with a higher concentration of THC. And the other day, choose a product with lower THC. Or you can stick to products with lower levels of THC for all future sessions.

Try 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC: Products that have an equal CBD-to-THC ratio will have you consuming less THC but still being able to enjoy the powerful combination. For example, our Select Spectrum Gummies have a 1:1 ratio of CBD and hemp-derived Delta-9 THC.

Does Taking Vitamin C “Lower Tolerance?”

There is very little research available to support this claim. Since it hasn’t been proven, there is no way for us to accurately answer this question.

Takeaway

When it comes to taking “tolerance breaks,” it can be a swift transition by choosing the best plan for you. While it does take time to do a reset, it will be worth it in the end. So take it one day at a time, so you can get back to experiencing all that cannabis has to offer.

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