Many people who start taking CBD and THC can find it very difficult to get a clear answer on how to get the correct dosage when they first start supplementing.
Unfortunately, the reason for this is that there is no “one size fits all” solution that would work across the board for all CBD users. Firstly, there is a wide range of benefits that people are trying to achieve when using CBD, each of which may require a slightly different dosage.
For example, somebody seeking pain relief may require different dosing to someone who is looking to take advantage of the anti-anxiety properties. Somebody who wants to enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD would require a different dosage from someone looking to use CBD as a sleep aid.
With that being said, there are still some simple steps that you can take to help you find the proper CBD dosage for you so that you reach the desired effect. Let’s get into it.
First off, CBD isn’t psychoactive like THC. This means that it won’t get you “high,” and it will not affect the way your mind works in that way, so you don’t need to worry about having too many adverse side effects if you do take a big dosage.
However, it is recommended to start with a small CBD dosage and increase it from there. The theory behind this is that you will start off feeling little to no effects, and then you can increase until the point you reach your desired outcome.
While this can be hard to do, it is often easier to perform this with some sort of supplement journal or log so that you can easily keep a record of what dosage you have been using and how often you have used it.
Pay Attention to Your Individual Needs
There are a lot of variables involved with CBD, and it doesn’t just come down to calculating a dosage based on your body weight.
In fact, most studies that are done today use CBD dosing in the range of 20mg to 1,500mg per day, which is a vast margin.
Getting a proper CBD dosage relies on several factors, including:
- Body composition
- The desired effect you are trying to achieve
- Your receptivity to CBD
- Past illnesses
On top of all these variables, we must consider the strengths, types, and quality of the CBD products that are available on the market today.
CBD manufacturing is only a relatively new industry, and while the products available in your local cannabis dispenary are usually reliable and high quality, they are likely to be inconsistent with one another until they are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
At the end of the day, you are the one person that can best report how you are feeling and the results that the CBD dosing is having on your body. If you are treating chronic pain, then start with a low CBD dosage.
This may be time-consuming, and it may be uncomfortable to wait while you are in pain, but it is the only way to make sure that you have found the perfect dosage your individual needs.
Method of consumption
One important thing to consider is the method of consumption that you decide to go for. Our bodies can react very differently to 40mg of CBD taken orally compared to 40mg of CBD applied topically.
When you are testing to find your proper CBD dosage, then you must keep the method of consumption consistent so that you can collect your data and monitor your results fairly.
Here are some of the most common ways to supplement CBD:
Consult a Professional
Last but not least, consult your doctor or appropriate health professional. They should be able to point you in the right direction with regards to dosage as they will have access to your previous medical history and will be able to determine the severity of your condition and will recommend a suitable dosage.
On top of that, your doctor may be able to point you in the direction of some high-quality brands in your local area. This can often be one of the main pain points of people new to CBD oil supplementation as the lack of FDA approval can often be a cause for concern.
Understandably, not all states will allow you to go to your doctor and openly discuss your CBD supplementation and dosing concerns. If that is the case, stick to the information we have laid out in this article and start small, slowly increasing your dose from that point onwards