All You Need to Know About CBD Dosage
Surely, you have seen CBD in a wide array of products, from skincare to beverages to tinctures, this cannabinoid is almost everywhere you turn – and for good reason. A number of studies indicate that CBD could potentially treat a wide range of conditions and ailments, including:
- epilepsy and other neurological disorders
- arthritis and chronic pain
- opioid addiction
- depression, anxiety, or stress
- and many more
No matter what you are looking to treat with CBD, taking the correct dosage is key to get the results you want.
Figuring out how to include CBD in your daily routine is not as complicated as it sounds, we promise. Here is all you need to know about figuring out how much CBD to take.
Learn how to administer CBD.
The beauty of alternative wellness is that there are so many different CBD supplements available on the market. From tinctures and oils to edibles and topicals, each form of CBD requires different considerations to determine optimal CBD dosage.
The most common form of CBD to relieve your ailments is a tincture or oil. To get the full benefit of the tincture, use the oil dropper to place drops underneath your tongue. Holding it here is the best way to experience the full effect of the formula and understand what dosage works best for you.
Know your CBD dosage will be as unique as you are.
Dosage is going to vary from person to person. Your height, weight, medical history, body chemistry, the severity of the condition being treated, and so much more, factors into the optimal CBD dosage for your body. In fact, a 2017 review of clinical data on CBD emphasized that different people respond to different dosages of CBD. The majority of the human studies cited used dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day.
To start, try a smaller dosage and gradually increase it by about 5-10mg until you feel the product treating your symptoms. The feeling will be more about what you no longer experience –pain, soreness, anxiety, etc.– than anything else.
For instance, suppose you experience frequent body aches and purchase our CALM formula to help ease the pain. Start with about ¾ of the dropper (approximately 22.5 mg dosage) a day and note how you feel with each dosage.
After a week, if you feel that your pain has not subsided enough, increase the dosage to the full CBD oil dropper (approximately 30mg) and continue this in quarter-dropper increments until you feel that the dosage is optimal for your needs.
Alternatively, you could go for an infused edible, like our CALM Gum Drops. With edibles, you can start with the serving size recommendation as listed on the nutrition label. Our CBD gummies are specifically formulated to be naturally flavored, vegan, and tasty!
Regardless of the CBD product you choose to try, we recommend that you keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write everything down in a notebook or in the Notes app of your phone.
Understand the basics of how CBD works in your body.
The most effective dosage will not only depend on the individual but also the condition being treated. Different CBD products may be better than others depending on what your needs are.
For instance, to combat physical pain, a CBD topical for pain relief, like our Soothe balm, applied directly may prove to be more beneficial to you than a tincture or oil. In a 2016 study, researchers found that topical CBD may be more effective when it comes to treating inflammation or pain in a specific area, such as arthritis or muscular aches.
That is why we intentionally craft our products with a proprietary blend of CBD and all-natural botanicals. With added ingredients like lion’s mane, ginkgo biloba, myrcene, and more, we ensure that you are nourishing your mind, body, and spirit, regardless of which product you select. So now, you can take your CBD the way that makes your heart happy without losing any benefit.
Additionally, it can take a little time for the CBD to build up in your endocannabinoid system. So, we recommend that you give CBD at least 30 days to work, using it daily for the best results.
If possible, consult your doctor.
It is always worth speaking to your physician about recommended dosages for your needs. While not all doctors will be able to provide information on CBD, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor before trying CBD for the first time, especially if you are currently taking any prescription medications or other supplements.
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