CBD Dosage inquiries are probably the 2nd question we are asked in our store. The first is – should I take Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate. It is a close second on whether they should increase CBD dosage. The correct CBD dosage is very important. Take too little and it probably will not have the desired effect. Take too much and you may experience unwanted side effects. Also, if you start with a dosage that is too high you may not realize you could be taking a lesser dosage to achieve the same effects.
We have created some dosage charts to assist you in getting a good idea of dosage but remember everyone is different and CBD may affect one person completely differently than another.
A good starting dosage for mild to moderate symptoms is 15-30mg taken twice a day. For moderate – severe conditions like arthritic pain and inflammation a dosage of 30-75mg is recommended.
We always suggest starting with a lower dosage despite your condition, and then maintaining this dosage for 5-7 days. If you do not feel enough relief, you can gradually and incrementally adjust the dosage. The reason being is it can take a few days for your body to react to the CBD and for the CBD to start working properly.
CBD is an amazing compound. The body ought to make its own endocannabinoids but when we are run down or as we age our body does not do this effectively. Fortunately, the cannabinoids in CBD are easily accepted by the body. This is essential as we need these ‘fuel’ receptors to be charged so that the Endocannabinoid System within the body runs effectively.
The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for regulating many of the bodies essential functions like sleep, mood, appetite, and wellbeing.
CBD has been proven to be effective in reducing inflammation and pain in numerous clinical trials. It works to slow the bodies response to trigger inflammation. The body does this as a precautionary measure to immobilize an area of the body so further damage cannot be caused. In the case of arthritis or an old injury, the body cannot differentiate between an old injury or a new one. For this reason, it gets stuck in a cycle of creating inflammation even though it is an unnecessary measure, and it causes more pain.
CBD can also be used as a preventative measure. It can be taken to ensure that the body receives enough cannabinoids to keep the ECS running efficiently. CBD has also been proven to boost GABA and serotonin levels which are the feel-good neurotransmitters responsible for mood.
Finding the right CBD dosage
CBD dosage can be gauged by whether you are feeling relief from ailments. We have many customers visit our store who feel CBD has not worked for them in the past and this is most usually due to the fact that they are taking way too low of a dosage. Taking a 250mg or 300mg tincture will only supply your body with around 3-5mg of CBD. If you are taking it in tincture form, it is important to realize that only 40-45% of the CBD is going to make it into your bloodstream. So, if fact you are only receiving 1 or 2mg. In this this situation not only would a higher strength product be beneficial, but also to increase CBD dosage.
Taking a 1,000mg tincture will supply you with 16mg of CBD morning and night (0.5 of the dropper) of which around 7 or 8mg will get into your system. This is a good starting point for the first 5-7 days. After this time, you can adjust the dosage upwards if necessary. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that 1,500mg of CBD per day is generally well tolerated with little to no side effects.
Always check with a physician to see if any of the current medication you are taking can have contraindications with CBD. Discontinue usage if you feel any side effects.
We are always here to answer questions and help you on your wellness journey.