CBD dosage is one of the most frequently asked questions in the CBD industry. The answer can depend on several factors, from what type of product you're using to how your body reacts to CBD.
One of the best ways to find out how much CBD works for you is by experimenting with different amounts and measuring them against your needs. If you are new to CBD and don't know how much dosage to take, the best thing to do is read the label on your product. If there isn't a label, ask your manufacturer or retailer for advice. Every person's body chemistry is different so you must find out what works best for you.
In this blog post, we'll cover some guidelines for calculating dosages as well as some general advice about finding the amount that's right for you.
To start: What is CBD?
CBD is the less mouthful term for cannabidiol, which is one of the many cannabinoids in marijuana. It's not psychoactive like THC but it produces a calming effect on the user when consumed, thanks to its relaxing and anti-anxiety effects that are often associated with cannabis use.
CBD has been praised for its benefits in treating medical conditions ranging from seizures to chronic pain to even cancer treatments. Because of this, more people are demanding CBDs for their wellness needs.
CBD comes in many forms so some may confuse it with THC products like edibles or tinctures. However, CBD is not psychoactive and will not produce the high that THC has been notorious for. Instead, CBD users experience a relaxing sensation that allows them to take on life's stressors one at a time without having to worry about a thing. It's the ultimate form of chill pill that you can take every day to relieve stress and anxiety without having a psychoactive experience.
Why you should always start with a low dose of CBD
CBD has a wide range of therapeutic benefits and is very safe to use. It's a cannabinoid that has been shown to have promise in treating a wide variety of ailments. That makes CBD an appealing option for all sorts of people looking for relief from pain or anxiety, minus the side effects.
However, when you’re starting out with CBD for the first time, it's important to start at a low dose. This will help your body adjust before giving it too much of anything all at once. Once your body is used to CBD, you can slowly introduce other forms of products like edibles or vaping cartridges to get the full spectrum of what cannabis has to offer!
The importance of finding your sweet spot
Yes, CBD is on the rise as a medical treatment for many health conditions, but how much CBD should you take? The answer to that question varies from person to person, and it seems like there's no one-size fits all.
Finding your sweet spot can be tricky because different people have varying levels of sensitivity when they ingest cannabis products. Some patients who are less sensitive or don't experience any side effects at lower doses may need more than others in order to reach therapeutic efficacy; while those with higher tolerances might not feel anything until their dosage reaches around 1 gram per day/
The journey to finding the perfect CBD dosage is a process that every individual needs to go through for themselves. It's never about how much you take, but when and what time of day it was taken.
It's important to know just the right amount that you should be consuming CBD, and when, in order to get the right effects.
When it's time for an increase in dosage
You know it’s time to increase your dose when you need more relief than ever before.
Suppose you're feeling great, but your doctor has noticed that the CBD dosage is not having its desired effect or may even be losing effectiveness. What do you do?
First of all, make sure to communicate with your physician about any changes in symptoms and how they are being managed so he/she can tailor a new approach for best results. If it's time to increase the dose of CBD according to schedule then go ahead! The higher concentration will still work on pain relief just like before—only more effectively this time around because there was too little during those days when you didn't need as much help coping with your chronic conditions.
The main takeaway for this section is to listen to your body (because it’s actually pretty loud, if you would take the time to pay more attention to it). If you feel like you need to up your dose, then that may be the case, but try not to act on it without hearing what your doctor has to say.
How to calculate CBD dosage
You may need to experiment with the dosage size and strength that is right for you. If your symptoms are severe, start on a lower dose until it has been established how much would be appropriate: 2-5mg of CBD per day in one daily serving. You can take more than 1 capsule at bedtime if desired or needed but not exceeding 10mgs/night time dose total (2 capsules).
Some people find relief from taking 5mg doses twice a day; some like this approach because they do not have to remember what time their last dose was taken as long as both doses were within 8 hours of each other when consumed together during any 24-hour period.
When using oils such as CBD oil drops, which contain no THC or psychoactive components, you can safely take a higher dose of 10mg and have no concerns.
You may find that different CBD oil products (which all are made using the same method by which hemp seed oil is extracted) may contain varying amounts of CBD depending on how they are processed.
If you have problems with side effects at lower doses, try a product with a more concentrated level of CBD to find out if your symptoms subside. Have a look at our sweeping range of CBD products to try and get a feel for what’s perfect for you.
Again, you must consult with your doctor before making any move, but the general consensus is that 10mg per day should do wonders for your anxiety and depression, but if you're more concerned about pain relief then it's best to take 30-40mg. To avoid feeling high or dizzy from the CBD oil, make sure not to overdo it!
Luckily for you, we like to make things easier for our readers and customers. Try out this dosage calculator to help you get started!
As always, we’re all ears for any questions you may have about our products.