Whether you’re considering trying CBD for the first time, or you’re an experienced consumer, one of the most common questions is: How much CBD should I take?
However, when it comes to CBD dosage, there’s no such thing as a one size fits all answer.
CBD is widely recognized for its therapeutic properties and has been studied by scientists as a possible treatment for a wide range of conditions. Studies report that CBD is very safe, but taking too much can cause some side effects including drowsiness and reduced appetite.
Read on to learn how to choose the right dose of CBD to get the full benefits while avoiding any side effects.
Finding the Right CBD Dosage For you
Everybody’s endocannabinoid system responds differently to CBD supplementation, so consuming CBD can cause different responses in different consumers. Factors including your goals for CBD supplementation, your medical history and whether you’re taking any medications will come into play. Furthermore, CBD comes in many varieties, so finding the right dose for you could require a little trial and error.
Not every CBD product is created equally – it’s been reported that some brands from big online retailers or popular health stores contain little to no CBD. Others contain impurities or unwanted adulterants.
When choosing a CBD product, make sure to pick a brand which is transparent about its production process and provides third-party, independent test results to demonstrate purity and cannabinoid content.
CBD Dosage Guidelines
There are a few simple guidelines you can follow as you learn more about how your body responds to CBD supplementation. The general rule of thumb is to start low and increase your dosage over time until you achieve the benefits you’re looking for.
While CBD is extremely safe and generally well-tolerated by patients old and young, we can’t offer medical advice. So, if you’re taking taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs, it’s vital to speak with your doctor or pharmacist to find out how CBD could react with your medication.
When using topical CBD products, such as lotions or rollerballs, simply apply a thin layer to the affected area. For reference, when using creams, a portion about the size of a blueberry would be sufficient to cover an area the size of your face. However, feel free to increase or decrease this amount according to your needs.
Oral CBD dosage can range from as little as 5mg per day all the way up to 1g+ per day. However, most people don’t need to take so much. To begin with, try taking the lowest possible dose. For example, one capsule, once per day. If, after five days, you don’t notice an effect, you can increase to twice, then three times per day.
There are so many factors to consider that we can’t offer individual help with dosing. However, many consumers report benefits from daily doses in the range of 0.5-5mg/kg of bodyweight, adjusting upwards by 0.5mg/kg increments. So, a 50kg person might aim for a dose of around 25mg per day, increasing or lowering as needed.
Doses will generally be lower for full-spectrum CBD oil compared to CBD isolate. However, full-spectrum oil can be trickier to dose for inexperienced consumers. So, take this into account when deciding which product is right for you. If you’re unsure, then CBD capsules, which provide a measured dose of full-spectrum CBD oil, could be a good bet.
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If you have any questions about CBD or dosing, feel free to send us a message. Or, if you’re ready to start reaping the benefits of CBD, visit our store to make your first order/get an x% discount on your first order