Level Tablinguals: Remedy, Soothe, and Elevate
The Tablinguals series from Level is one of the products that inspired me to create mymilligram—it’s totally the future of cannabis, happening right now in front of our eyes. This product line actually blows my mind. This SF-based company is steeped in the science of cannabinoids (please click here for an explanation of what cannabinoids are) and how our bodies process them. Level has isolated six cannabinoids (THC, CBD, THCA, CBG, THCV, and delta-8 THC—don’t worry, I’ll get into what each of these are!) and made each of them into a sublingual tablet, which you can try individually, and even combine together for different effects.
I’m featuring the Tablinguals in mymilligram first because they offer a brilliant way to customize how you experience cannabis at a micro and measurable level. We all process cannabis differently in our bodies, and the Tablinguals allow you to explore varying effects in a controlled, low-dose, and measured way. Each Tablingual is precisely measured (one tablet offers a low 3mg dose), so you always have consistent dosage and can dial in your MED (minimum effective dose).
Tablinguals provide an excellent introduction to microdosing cannabis. I’ll be writing more about microdosing in-depth next week, but briefly, it’s about accessing the many benefits of cannabis at very low (microdose) levels, without surpassing a threshold and experiencing intoxication or psychoactive effects. More is not necessarily better, and cannabis can actually have diminishing returns at higher levels. Less is truly more. In time, you can gradually approach psychoactive effects at a level you’re comfortable with and feel in control of—or not even go there at all. It’s up to you. Everyone has a sweet spot they can discover, and it will be uniquely yours.
There are six different Tablinguals to try (with more coming!). You simply place the small tablet under your tongue and it dissolves in about a minute or so. (There are 15 Tablinguals per box.)
The sublingual method is a highly effective delivery mechanism that happens via the mucous membranes in your mouth and then enters into your bloodstream (completely bypassing your liver). This is not an edible that’s processed and metabolized via your digestive system, which is a totally different method of consumption, and can be time-consuming and unpredictable based on how much food you have in your system (or not).
With some Tablinguals, you can expect to feel something in 1–5 minutes, and the results can last for up to a couple of hours. Some are not psychoactive at all (CBD, THCA), while others can be mildly uplifting (delta-8 THC) or more euphoric (THC). Now, this is a generalization, because for a few people, for example, CBD and THCA can have an uplifting effect, but for the majority of folks, those two cannabinoids will be calming or have low to no noticeable effect. It’s why you have to try and see how your body responds—everyone has their own unique chemistry, so it’s better to not just assume. Start low. Go slow.
The box is superportable and easy to stash in a makeup bag. But since it’s childproof, it can be a little tricky. First, take the paper sleeve off. Then, if you’re a righty, you want to pinch the end that has the arrows on the side, and then slide the bottom tray to the left with your left hand. (The packaging will be rotated upside down.) Lift up the little rubber mat and you’ll reveal the Tablinguals. Voila! Each Tablingual is 3mg.
Make sure your mouth is well hydrated before you try one, or it may not dissolve as well. Just take a sip of water beforehand, swallow, and then place a Tablingual under your tongue. It has a light flavor of spearmint and will dissolve within a few minutes. You want to let it fully dissolve in your mouth; it’s not about swallowing it halfway, or swallowing it all, actually.
The three Tablinguals in this feature are CBD (Remedy), delta-8 THC (Soothe), and THC (Elevate). If you have never consumed cannabis before, or perhaps you’re just coming back to it after a break, an ideal place to start is with the CBD/Remedy Tablingual. It’s non-psychoactive, so you shouldn’t feel any euphoria or highness or paranoia or funny thoughts—just calm and chill vibes. CBD is known for easing mental and physical stress and anxiety, as well as reducing inflammation in the body. It can create a sort of homeostasis and balance, both in the body and overall mood. CBD is also shown to be helping with serious medical conditions, like pediatric epilepsy/seizures, Chron’s, and rheumatoid arthritis. We’re only just beginning to understand CBD and reveal its many healing and therapeutic properties through research and studies. (You can and should read a lot more about CBD on Project CBD.)
How I use CBD/Remedy
I keep a box of the Remedy Tablinguals on my desk, and have noticed that when something is stressing me out (just looking at my inbox and daily calendar can inspire heart palpitations), I can pop one under my tongue and feel a little less anxious about things about 15 minutes later. I have taken Remedy when I was suffering from a migraine, headache, and hangover. I also combined it with the delta-8 THC/Soothe Tablingual when I was experiencing extreme nausea from food poisoning for relief.
Onset can be as soon as 1–5 minutes—you may feel some calm, or perhaps nothing at all. You can try another one again the next day and see if you notice anything. Maybe the third day, you can try one in the morning, and then another in the afternoon. Or try a half in the afternoon. (This adjustment of dosage is called titrating.) Get comfortable with CBD. See how you feel and how your body reacts. For some people, CBD can be activating, so don’t try it in the evening for your first few times. This Tablingual method may also be effective for people who have tried CBD via edibles, capsules, and tinctures in the past and perhaps experienced an upset stomach.
Another big reason to have CBD Tablinguals around: CBD can soften and dial down the effects of THC. If you ever feel like you’re too high (which is the number one thing I want you to avoid experiencing, but it can happen), you can take some CBD and it can help lessen the euphoric effects of THC. Consider the CBD Tablinguals your little safety net, and with their rapid onset, they would come in handy in case you want to dial things down. (Another trick is to smell or eat black pepper. Yup, there’s a wonderful reason to keep black pepper salami in your fridge.)
Now, are you curious about exploring delta-8 THC/Soothe? This is what I recommend for folks who are ready to dip their toe into a little bit of THC’s euphoric side effects, but not too much. Many hard-core stoners haven’t even heard of delta-8, which is similar to delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (our friend, THC), but is less euphoric. And delta-8 THC has some amazing properties: it can be calming and sedative. It also can reduce anxiety, diminish pain, and it's known for its anti-nausea properties (it can also help spark appetite).
You can cut the 3mg tablet into two (it’s scored) if you want to try 1.5mg first, which is a great place to start if you are new to cannabis.
How I use delta-8/Soothe
For me, I find this Tablingual gives me a fun buzz in my head, but nothing distracting or weird, just a little lift, like I had a bit more coffee but without the jitters. In my body, I feel a smooth purr, very relaxed and content. When I was experiencing food poisoning, this was a godsend. I was lying in bed all day watching Netflix, and it helped keep me relaxed, abated the nausea a bit, and diminished my overall misery over feeling so ill.
In the future, you can mix and match with CBD/Remedy or CBG/Calm for enhanced relaxation, or THC/Elevate for an enhanced high. Check out this wheel for some inspiration on how you can combine Tablinguals—the “+” signs register the level of psychoactivity, so I’d start experimenting with just one + for now. Save the ++ and +++ for later.
And now it’s time to look at THC/Elevate. This Tablingual is the perfect way to try a little bit of THC in your body, ideally after you have tried the other two (CBD and delta-8 THC) at least a few times and feel comfortable. Do note you can cut the 3mg tablet into two (it’s scored) if you want to try 1.5mg first, which I recommend for first-timers, or if you haven’t experienced THC in some time. You can always do more later. (Don’t forget, you can dial the effects of THC down by popping a CBD Tablingual under your tongue.)
Onset is usually in 1–5 minutes and can last up to a couple hours, depending on your body. The low 3mg dose will give you a bit of uplift in your body and mind, a touch of dreaminess or floaty feelings and euphoria, perhaps you’ll notice things with a slightly different perspective or appreciation. (Nature can be especially bright and captivating. Animals may appear extra-funny—they do to me.) I personally have not experienced anxiety or paranoia on the Tablinguals, just pleasant and appreciative vibes. From a therapeutic standpoint, THC can help with nausea, relieve pain and anxiety, suppress muscle spasms, and is anti-inflammatory.
How I use THC/Elevate
I carry a box of the THC/Elevate Tablinguals in my purse, and since they have such a quick onset, you can really modulate your lift-off when it’s convenient. I love to use them when I’m about to sit down to a movie (superconvenient when you’re in a theater—you can re-up halfway through the film), or as was the case for me of a couple of weeks ago, while attending a listening session of The Dark Side of the Moon in 3-D sound at Envelop. Yeah man.
You could pop one when you get home from work, after you take your shoes and bra off. Ahhhhh. I enjoy doing creative thinking and brainstorming and listening to music with Elevate. Cooking, doing the dishes, cleaning my apartment ... all better elevated. They have also proven helpful with a hangover when you don’t want toooo much THC, but just enough to dial down the nausea.
Level also makes other Tablinguals: CBG/Calm, THCA/Relieve, and THCV/Stimulate. (CBN is coming too.) I didn’t want to geek out toooooo hard for this first missive, but do know I’ll be covering these other cannabinoids soon. (You can read more about cannabinoids here.) Let’s just say the CBG doesn’t leave my bedside table (it’s so relaxing), and the THCA can prove to be very helpful for a number of physical ailments and issues (like spasms, seizures, and IBS). THCV is the cannabinoid everyone is talking about for its appetite-suppressing qualities.
Level has impeccable standards and is committed to making excellent and consistent products that are pesticide-, solvent-, and additive-free. So you have quality, nature, and science all on your side with this product. You can order the Tablinguals individually on Sava, or order one of the mymilligram curated boxes and you’ll get all three of the CBD (Remedy), delta-8 THC (Soothe), and THC (Elevate) Tablinguals.
Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.