How do you know how much CBD to take?
Well, there’s not a standard or straightforward answer to this common question. Everyone is different and we are not medical professionals so we cannot offer specific dosage solutions, but we’re happy to offer examples and information that can help you decide what regiment is best for you and your needs.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The most common cannabinoid is THC, which will give you the feeling of being “high”, unlike CBD. THC is typically the most abundant cannabinoid in a cannabis plant, while CBD is the second most common, with the exception of hemp plants (like ours!) that have been crossed to offer high CBD with only the slightest bit of THC. You can choose Full Spectrum CBD products that offer a wide variety of cannabinoids like CBD and THC, or choose a Pure CBD product that only contains CBD isolate with zero THC or other cannabinoids. The difference in Full Spectrum or Pure may also slightly change the effects of the dosage you choose.
5:10 The average recommended dose is typically about 5mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight. This rule is applicable to both humans and pets alike. For example, if you weigh 150lbs, divided by 10 is 15, multiplied by 5mg is 75mg. This can vary greatly depending on body type, tolerance, and level of pain. Someone with high levels of chronic pain may need more than someone looking for a more preventative approach.
Start Low and Slow Your best bet when beginning a CBD regiment is to start with a low dosage and work your way up until you reach your desired effect or relief. If you’re nervous at all about how it may affect you, start even lower and work your way up. If you have stronger pain, it might take more than the mentioned dose to help alleviate some of your symptoms.
Less but More Decreasing the amount of your dose while increasing the frequency may also solve some issues for your trial period. For example, instead of taking all 75mg at once, break the dosages into three doses of 25mg over the course of the day. This will help overall absorption of the CBD and a more sustained presence in your bloodstream.
Quality over Quantity All CBD is not created equal. The quality of the plants from which CBD is harvested is very important. Our hemp plants are naturally grown and have been crossed over and over to produce high levels of CBD. This quality will make a difference versus someone who produces CBD hemp oil that offers no specific concentration of CBD on the label.
If you have questions regarding which products might be best for you, feel free to reach out to us! We have something for everyone with our Full Spectrum & Pure CBD tinctures, salves, body balm, isolate, capsules, and dog treats!