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Microdosing Cannabis: Support & FAQ

Scroll down to learn how to micro-dose, to find answers to frequently asked questions, or to see suggested activities & supplements that combine well with Zeno. You can also review our purity & potency testing. If you have any other questions, need a little guidance, or just want to say hi, we're here for you. Just text us at 1 (855) 933-2954

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Live, work or play in SF or LA? We can deliver Zeno directly to you — same-day or next-day — at any address within our service areas (see map below). Get ready to feel the benefits of micro-dosing!
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How to Explore Functional Micro-dosing

TAKE 1

Start your micro-dose experiment with 1 tab, chewed & dissolved in your mouth, or swallowed whole with water (onset time: 20 to 40 minutes).  Effects may be subtle (depending on your THC sensitivity) and can include gentle release of tension, improved mood, heightened interest & focus, and a greater sense of flow in thought & movement.

Feel free to continue this dose for a few days to observe the effects.

Or try dosing at different times (morning, mid-day, before exercise, etc.) to find your optimal activity & timing. Check out our dosing routines for inspiration (or to share your own discoveries).

TAKE 2

Next, try 2 tablets.  A little more uplifting? Great! You found your Z-spot!

A little too much? Just step back down to one tab next time.

TAKE 3

Want a bigger lift? Try 3 tablets!  That's 1.2mg of THC — still much gentler than the lowest-dose gummies on the market. And Zeno’s precision dosage ensures that you’re getting exactly the amount you want, for a consistent experience.

Still not feeling it? Then you have a higher tolerance for THC. Feel free to take more tomorrow — up to 6 tablets — until you notice the effects.

Extending the Effects: Micro-Dose Stacking

Want to maintain your flow state throughout the whole day?

You can repeat your preferred dose (or a slightly smaller dose) every few hours.

What does this look like? If you take 2 tablets with your morning coffee at 8am, you could take another 1-2 tablets at 12pm, and again at 4pm. 

Let us know what works best for you! Visit our dosing routines to vote for and comment on your favorite approach.

Dosing Routines & Combinations

There are a million ways to enjoy the benefits of Zeno — because no two people are alike.

Everyone responds differently to Zeno’s cannabis micro-dose (due to varied genetics , diets, and personalities).

That's why it’s good to experiment with Zeno at different times of day, for different activities, and in combination with various substances. Take a look at these suggestions below, and vote for your favorites...

...or comment with the routine that works best for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Zeno?

Zeno is the world’s first true cannabis micro-dose, with only 0.4 mg of THC in each tablet.

Taken as part of a daily routine, Zeno provides the mood-and-focus-enhancing benefits of cannabis — without the distracting psychoactive effects of typical higher-doses.

Zeno is designed for precision dosing, so you know exactly how much THC you’re getting, every single time. This empowers you to gradually increase your dosage to the exact level your body needs — no more cutting gummies in half or accidentally overshooting your sweet spot.

To maintain an elevated flow state throughout the day, Zeno can be taken every few hours, to extend its mood-boosting benefits.

Zeno is formulated with an active ingredient found in green tea — the amino acid L-Theanine, which is both soothing & focusing — a perfect complement to the effects of THC.

Perfect for sharing, Zeno is also a safe and reliable way to introduce friends and family to the benefits of cannabis.

Why micro-dose THC  —  what are the effects and benefits?

Everyone’s talking about the benefits of cannabis for overall wellness — from addressing common challenges like sleep and discomfort, to relieving stress and enhancing mood.

But many people are too sensitive to THC, so typical cannabis products tend to be too strong for daily use or first-time experimentation. If you’ve ever wanted to introduce a friend or family member to cannabis but they were worried about getting too high, Zeno is the perfect way for them to get started.

Even if you enjoy the effects of “being stoned” you might not know that a true micro-dose can be a very different, more functional experience — one that can increase focus and motivation. To learn more about this effect, check out our blog post on the science of microdosing.

I tried cannabis before and hated it — it makes me sleepy/anxious/forgetful/etc. Will Zeno be any different?

A true micro-dose of THC can seem like an entirely different substance: energizing vs sedating; clarifying vs fogging; soothing vs agitating.

Many of our early testers and customers didn’t enjoy cannabis in the past, or can only enjoy it in certain limited situations — but an overwhelming majority say they LOVED the effects of Zeno. We'll be adding their testimonials to our site soon.

Most people report experiencing subtle improvement in mood and physical comfort, relief from tension and stress, and increased focus and inspiration — leading to extended states of absorption in their activities, whether that’s work, exercise, rest or recreation.

How do I start using Zeno?

Zeno is designed to make micro-dosing easy for everyone — whatever their prior experience with cannabis. Check out the first-time instructions here.

Because people’s sensitivity to THC varies, there’s no single dose that’s right for everyone.

We recommend starting with 1 tablet per day, taken in the morning or whenever is best for you. If you don’t notice much of an effect, or would like it a little stronger, the following day you can increase your dose to 2 tablets.

Most people love taking Zeno so they can focus and work effectively, but If you are very sensitive to cannabis or unsure how you’ll respond, feel free to try Zeno in the evening or on a weekend so you can relax and enjoy the effects, without worry or distraction. Once you’re familiar with your response to Zeno, you should feel more comfortable experimenting with it during the week.

My first time, can I start with more than 1 tablet?

Since most people have never experienced a true micro-dose of THC, we recommend starting with 1 tablet (0.4mg THC).

Experienced cannabis fans can still appreciate Zeno’s subtle effects — and many prefer Zeno’s precise dosage for certain situations, especially as an alternative to less-predictable high-dose products.

However, if you know that you have a high tolerance (i.e. you eat 5-10mg gummies casually) feel free to start with 2-3 Zeno tablets, for a dose of 0.8mg THC to 1.2mg THC.

How quickly does Zeno take effect?

Most people report noticing the effects in 20-40 minutes.

Chewing Zeno or sucking it like a mint can help it be absorbed a little faster. (Some people notice an effect within 5-10 minutes with this method.)

Should I swallow Zeno tablets or chew them?

Both approaches work.

We designed Zeno to be convenient and easy for everyone to use. Since swallowing pills can be tricky for some people, we made Zeno chewable and tasty. But the tablets are also perfectly sized for swallowing with water.

That said, research suggests THC is absorbed faster when taken sublingually or swished in the mouth — so if you’d like to reach your Z-spot sooner, chew your Zeno tablets and let them dissolve in your mouth before swallowing.

Today was amazing. I found my sweet spot with Zeno. Should I do this every day?

We use Zeno every day, and most of our early-testers and customers have made Zeno part of their daily routine, but many use it just a few times a week, as needed.

We believe in experimentation, and that you’re the best judge of what works for your body and your life — so feel free to try Zeno every day, at different times of day, in different situations, and to take breaks as well — until you find the dosing routine that’s best for you.

When do I take Zeno? Morning? Mid-day? Evening?

Zeno can be taken at any time of day, and we encourage you to experiment, to find the timing that works best for you.

We suggest trying Zeno in the morning — with coffee or tea, or on a sunrise walk or jog. Many people report getting an extra burst of inspiration and motivation that carries them through the day. Others say they feel greater clarity of mind, more like their best selves, able to do their best with more ease.

You can try Zeno at other times, too — later in the morning (after completing various tasks, before doing focused work), near the end of the day (to get a second wind when energy is flagging), or even at dinner (to help unwind before bed, without the need for alcohol or stronger cannabis products).

It’s also possible to take Zeno multiple times — morning, noon, and night — to fuel a steady flow state throughout the day.

My Zeno dose wears off after a while. Can I take more?

You can always take more Zeno tablets if you find the effects are fading.

The human body metabolizes THC over the course of a few hours, lowering levels available in the bloodstream. To maintain these subtle-but-effective levels of THC, try taking another dose (full or partial) every 2-4 hours.

Do I have to keep taking Zeno during the day?

Feeling great and totally absorbed in what you’re doing? Wonderful!

Don’t interrupt your flow. Zeno will be there for you when you feel the need — whether that’s later today or later next week.

What if I take a Zeno and don’t feel anything? I’ve never tried cannabis before.

If you waited an hour or two and didn’t notice any effects, it’s possible that your tolerance for THC is naturally elevated. Tomorrow, try Increasing your dose and see how you feel.

If you ramp all the way up to 3 or 4 tablets (1.2mg or 1.6mg THC) and still don’t feel anything — you probably have a high tolerance.

What’s the most Zeno I can take?

You can take as many Zeno tablets as you like, but we suggest building up gradually over a few days to experience the benefits of lower doses.

If you’re familiar with how your body responds to higher-dose cannabis edibles (5mg THC and up) you could — for example — take 10 tablets for a 4mg dose of THC. Just don’t do this without knowing your personal tolerance first.

Can I drink caffeine with Zeno?

Coffee, tea, and chocolate all pair perfectly with Zeno — humans have been combining cannabis and caffeine for centuries.

Not only that, Zeno is formulated with an active ingredient found in green tea — the amino acid L-Theanine, which is both soothing & focusing — a perfect complement to the effects of THC.

Many people take L-Theanine pills with their morning coffee to prevent unpleasant jitteriness. One or more Zeno tablets provide this same effect, but with the added bonus of a THC micro-dose.

Can I drink alcohol with Zeno?

We designed Zeno for daily functional use, and to provide a healthier alternative to smoking and drinking.

That said, if you have safely combined cannabis and alcohol before, Zeno will be no different.

If you’re less experienced with cannabis, it’s important to understand that alcohol is metabolized by the same liver enzymes that break down THC. This means that combining Zeno with alcohol can intensify your experience — for good or for bad. Know your limits and experiment with caution.

Can I take Zeno if I’m hung over?

Yes. Zeno is an excellent way to soothe a hangover while keeping your wits about you. Your normal dose, or a little bit less, should work fine. Just remember to drink plenty of water!

Can I take my favorite CBD with Zeno? Why is there no CBD in Zeno?

Including CBD would have made Zeno more expensive and less predictable — since every body responds differently to CBD. We wanted to keep it simple, providing an easy way to micro-dose THC and to adjust your dose for predictable results.

We do believe in the beneficial power of CBD to modulate the body’s endocannabinoid system, and we encourage experimenting with CBD if you haven’t already.

Zeno combines perfectly with any high-quality CBD product, taken together or at different times of the day. Although CBD is reputed to soften the effects of THC, this isn’t always the case. If you don’t currently take CBD, we suggest gradual experimentation when adding it to your Zeno routine.

Will I develop a tolerance and have to take more Zeno?

Everyone’s metabolism and response to cannabis is different, but all of our early testers and customers report that their optimal dose of Zeno hasn’t changed much.

That said, if you do feel like your tolerance is increasing and you’re feeling less from your Zeno, feel free to take a break from Zeno for a day or two, or even a week. A “tolerance break” can help reset your sensitivity to Zeno, while helping you appreciate the subtle benefits of micro-dosing.

I take prescription drugs. Will Zeno affect those?

You should consult with your doctor about how your medications will interact with Zeno.

But a good rule of thumb is that any medication processed by CYP enzymes in the liver might be affected — positively or negatively — by cannabis and CBD products. (Some medications bear a warning about consuming grapefruit, since grapefruit also affects these liver enzymes.)

I am drug-tested at work. Can I take Zeno?

Absolutely not. Even low levels of THC can be detected by most drug tests. (This is also a concern with “full-spectrum” CBD products, which contain trace amounts of THC, even if they don’t “get you high.”)

That said, if you have used Zeno and are concerned about passing a drug test, there are cleansing practices and products that people use to help flush lingering THC from their system a few days or weeks before a test.

Can I drive or operate heavy machinery while taking Zeno?

Legally, we can’t recommend taking THC, even a micro-dose, before activities requiring your full attention. All cannabis products are required to include a government warning, which includes the following statements: “THE INTOXICATING EFFECTS OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS MAY BE DELAYED UP TO TWO HOURS. CONSUMPTION OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE AND OPERATE MACHINERY. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION.”

That said, a micro-dose of THC truly is in a different category from typical cannabis doses — but you should use your best judgement.

What’s in Zeno?

Each Zeno tablet delivers 40mg of L-Theanine and 0.4 mg THC.

The full ingredient list is:

  • Mannitol (low-calorie sugar-alternative)
  • L-Theanine (calming supplement)
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose (tablet body)
  • Citric Acid (antioxidant)
  • Natural Colors (fruit extract)
  • Hypromellose (tablet body)
  • Magnesium Stearate (vegetable lubricant)
  • Silicon Dioxide (tablet body)
  • Modified Food Starch (natural carrier)
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides (carrier oil)
  • Cannabis Extract (THC micro-dose)
  • Tocopherols (natural vitamin E)
  • Rosemary Extract (antioxidant)
How many calories per tablet? Is there sugar in Zeno? What is Mannitol? Is it safe for diabetics?

Each Zeno tablet contains about ⅓ of a calorie.

Zeno’s calories come mainly from Mannitol, a low-calorie alternative to sugar. Mannitol is similar to Xylitol — they’re compounds known as “sugar alcohols,” which taste sweet but are mostly unabsorbed by the digestive tract.

Mannitol raises blood glucose much slower than regular sugars do, and is generally considered safe in moderation for diabetics.

What strain of cannabis is in Zeno? Is it an Indica or Sativa?

Zeno is not an “Indica” or “Sativa.” Most people rely on these labels to predict if a cannabis product will be sedating & body-soothing (Indica) or energizing & mind enhancing (Sativa). Because Zeno is a micro-dose product, such labels aren’t useful — they suggest very different kinds of effects than what Zeno provides. 

Zeno does not currently use a specific strain of cannabis (though we are experimenting with various strains for future formulations). Our THC is a pure nano distillate, rather than a full-spectrum extract (meaning there is no CBD, CBG, CBN, THCa, THCv, or delta 8 THC, and there are no aroma molecules). 

Note: The vast majority of cannabis edibles and vapes aren’t made with full-spectrum THC, but with pure THC distillate, extracted from a variety of cannabis plants. Manufacturers typically add natural aroma molecules (“terpenes”) to their product in order to approximate the aroma and effects of specific cannabis strains.

How do I know if Zeno is a clean product?

We test every batch of Zeno for pesticides, solvents, microbes and heavy metals. You can review our lab results here. 

Why are my Zeno tablets red? I thought Zeno tablets were white?

In early production runs, we used a tiny amount of fruit extract to give Zeno a natural red color. For various reasons, we preferred the cleaner look of Zeno without color (and felt that children would be less likely to think of Zeno as a candy). 

So enjoy your collector’s edition red Zeno tablets while they last!

My red Zeno tablets are growing red spots! Can I still take them?

Exposure to heat can melt some of the ingredients in the tablet, causing the natural food coloring in the red Zeno tablets to run and pool together. These are perfectly safe and can still be enjoyed.

If you’d like to prevent these color pockets from forming, keep your Zeno vial away from heat and direct sunlight.

Because of this effect, we have discontinued the red tablets and will only offer white tablets in the future.

What is the p65 Warning on the package?

California’s prop 65 mandates a warning label on products that contain even trace amounts of certain substances. Californians see these scary warnings on everything from coffee and chocolate to gas stations and parking lots.

Strangely enough, the trace amounts of naturally-occuring chemicals that trigger this warning for food and coffee products can be 100’s of times lower than the safe levels allowed by FDA and EPA safety standards. This leads to plenty of confusion, and consumers wind up ignoring the warning label.

In our case, Zeno contains THC from cannabis — so like all cannabis products sold in California, ours must include a p65 warning. 

Will cannabis actually cause cancer or birth defects — especially at the low levels found in Zeno? We believe the answer is no...

Where can I buy Zeno? Can you deliver somewhere I don’t live?

Zeno is available for online ordering at shop.zenodose.com and is sent to you via scheduled home delivery, within our coverage areas in Southern California and the Bay Area. 

You can have Zeno delivered somewhere that is not your home address.

How do I buy Zeno? Do I need ID? Can I pay with a debit card? What's the delivery process like?

You must be over the age of 21 or have a medical cannabis recommendation to buy Zeno.

When you click “Buy Zeno” for the first time, you’ll create an account with your contact info and photo ID, and select whether you’ll pay with cash or debit card, then schedule a time when you’ll be at your delivery location (which does not have to be your home address).

Our professional delivery drivers are fast and friendly, and you’ll receive text notifications when they’re approaching your location.

Can I return or exchange my purchase for something else? I have a complaint about my product.

Feel free to contact our friendly support team via text message at 855.933.2954. (You’ll get a speedy reply during business hours, Monday through Friday.)

Unless the product was damaged before you received it, we cannot perform refunds or replacement.

But we really care about your experience with Zeno, and would love to hear from you about ways we can improve our product or service. And if there was something unsatisfactory about your purchase, we might be able to make it up to you.

Lab Results

Precision. Purity. Potency.  We test every batch of Zeno for pesticides, solvents, microbes and heavy metals.  And we carefully source our ingredients for purity and efficacy. Check out the results of our lab testing below. 

Starter Pack

BATCH: ZNO-TAB210628-18P

Lab Results

Vial

BATCH: ZNO-TAB210628-60P

Lab Results
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