If you are here to find out more about the proper CBD Oil Dosage for yourself or someone you love, read on.
CBD Oil Dosage: Prefrace
It’s no longer a novelty fact that CBD entered in the attention of the scientific and medical world. This substance that can be naturally found in the cannabis plant, which does not have any psychoactive effects, had shown promising results when it comes to treating a wide variety of health conditions.
In other words, CBD can soon become a better, healthier, and safer alternative to medical treatments, helping thousands of people keep unwanted symptoms under control while improving the quality of their lives.
While CBD is a natural plant extract and there are no risks of an overdose or dangerous side-effects, this doesn’t mean that we should take as much CBD as we like.
Just like it happens in the case of any other treatment, natural or not, finding the right dosage helps us, while the wrong dosage provides no results or it can make us feel bad or uncomfortable.
Different people, health problems, CBD products – Different dosage
In case you are seriously considering to take CBD for your health condition, whether you are suffering from a physical, mental, or emotional illness, you should know that there is no such thing as standard dosages when it comes to CBD.
But, what’s the best dose?
Most probably you wonder how much CBD you should take in order to enjoy its benefits. Well, you need to know that each person may require a specific, personalized dose, which is determined by a series of factors.
(HH Outlet Note) - An easy comparison to use is Alcohol. Not everyone needs the same amount to get TIPSY. One person needs 1 beer, 1 person needs 3 before a TIPSY effect occurs. Remove the words Alcohol and TIPSY and replace with CBD and Benefits. So you may only need 5mg of CBD for benefits, and another person may need 30mg to receive benefits. Generally speaking, if you have not consumed cannabis in over 5 years, your body's ECS may only need a low dose, and/or if you are trying to reduce a more serious condition, or approve of adult use or are on a MMJ script, you may need a bit more than usual.
Standard dosage as a guide, not as an individual recommendation
While the lines of this article are meant to inform you, you should not use them as recommendation when it comes to the right CBD dosage for you.
The doctor that kept an eye on your condition, evolution, and treatment, is the best person to give you professional advice about how to use CBD if you want to switch to a natural treatment or use it as a support for keeping your health problems under control.
CBD Application for Health Problems – Symptoms
According to accessible studies, CBD may have an influence on the treatment of the following diseases: (red = most popular use for CBD)
General Guidance for CBD Oil Dosage
Now, let us talk about the factors you need to take into account when calculating the CBD dose for you. You will need to take into account the health condition you want to treat with CBD, how severe it is, your weight, diet, metabolism, and how you can tolerate CBD.
Do have in mind that weight, for example, can change due to a variety of reasons, so if it does up or down, your CBD dose should do the same.
Your metabolism, on the other hand, doesn’t change that easily. Only if you make drastic changes in your daily habits, like switching from a sedentary, low-activity lifestyle to an active one, which is not bad but must be taken into account when using CBD.
This is why you need to record all the factors daily and make the necessary adjustments accordingly.
So, let us take body weight and the severity of the condition you may be enduring, to set approximate doses:
Again, take your weight and start with the smallest dose for your weight category. Record how you feel for a week or two and then slightly adjust the dosage according to your need. Each time you adjust the dosage, give yourself at least a week or two to notice any changes.
What about side effects?
As mentioned earlier, they are not severe and it is almost impossible to overdose with CBD. The most frequent side-effects of taking too much CBD is a dry mouth and drowsiness.
You have to find your own individual dose (remember: how many beers before you feel tipsy example)
Again, there isn’t a standard dose that works for everybody. And the best way to find the ideal dose in your case is by “experimenting”. Don’t worry, as there are absolutely no risks of reaching a CBD overdose. As the side-effects of taking too much CBD rarely occur and even if they do, they are not severe.
But, when experimenting, it is recommended to start with the lowest dose recommended for your health condition, weight, and age, and gradually adjust your dose until you obtain the best results.
You will have to stay on a particular dose for several days in a row. So that you can clearly see how you feel and what results that particular dose is giving you until you decide to adjust it.
Also, when adjusting your dose, make very small changes, taking one step at a time toward reaching the ideal dose.
Record your development
Do not forget to record your evolution. Write down the amount of CBD you took, when you took it, your body weight, what you ate, how you felt before taking CBD, and how you felt after taking CBD.
Also, do not hesitate to record any other observations you may consider relevant. You should have such a log for every single day of your CBD treatment. As it is the best way to see how you are doing.