It really depends on your tolerance and what conditions you want to address with it, but here we take away some of the dosage mysteries.
The brave new world of products with cannabidiol or CBD is getting bigger and bigger. That means more product choices and accessibility for consumers. It also means a wide range of recommended doses which can vary by product and associated label.
One of the most important components of a CBD product's ingredient label is the potency in milligrams that the product contains. This potency, when divided by one serving, will be equal to one dose. So what does this CBD milligram potency mean? And how do you know that you have found the right dose for your body and a certain ailment?
CBD affects everyone differently because everyone's endocannabinoid system is different. Your perfect dose will depend on your body size, weight, age, gender and even how much food and water you took. It is important to consult your doctor to find out if CBD is right for you.
That said, here is the existing dosing data, in addition to own experiences with verified CBD products over many years.
What is a low dose?
Research has shown that a lower dose can be useful for most people for, among other things, inflammation, sleep aid and pain relief. A German study from 2016 found that low doses helped with "antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects."
How much is a low dose? Many products suggest that you start with a dose of about 10 milligrams to 25 milligrams. In the case of a tincture, it is filled with one dropper. In the case of capsules, it is one capsule.
This is a low dose. In our own experience, the more powerful the CBD in milligrams, the more you will feel its beneficial effects for pain relief, sleep relief and inflammation. For example, for a more frequent or experienced user, that dose scale could start at 50 milligrams per dose. But then we are talking about someone who has been using CBD for quite some time, so the tolerance and endocannabinoid system may be different from yours. Always listen to your body!
What is a high dose?
Higher doses of CBD have been studied to help treat conditions ranging from psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and dementia to type 2 diabetes and nausea.
As for fear, it turned out one study from 2018 that the CBD dosage that helped the participants the most is 300 milligrams. It turned out that 150 milligrams and 600 milligrams did not work as well for anxiety as 300 milligram doses, leaving the participants `` just right '' in the middle of these dosages.
Can you overdose? Research seems to suggest not. One study found that up to 1500 milligrams of CBD can be well tolerated by humans and even when taken daily. That said - it is always wise to start low and build up slowly. Although existing data shows very few negative reactions of CBD with other drugs and that CBD is seen as a relatively safe treatment option, more studies are needed to be conclusive for all long-term risks. When in doubt, always contact your doctor.
Where to start?
You can always start with 10 to 25 milligrams and go up from there until you achieve the desired effect. Making diaries and notes in a daily planner of how many milligrams you take is a handy tool when searching for your perfect CBD sweet spot.
Typically, most CBD tinctures and products currently on the market do not have extremely high CBD potential. There are companies with higher dosages on the market.
When it comes to topicals, people tend to lean towards even higher CBD milligram doses. CBD has to be super potent on its own to work transdermally. For example, the personal dosages vary in terms of 'sweet spot' for topicals sometimes from 300 to 500 milligrams. If you have the ability to access a market for medical use, CBD will work better in combination with THC and CBN, other cannabinoids. This is due to the 'entourage effect'. When you add THC, the strength for the CBD ingredient can be lower and still work wonders.
Keep in mind: CBD takes time to notice. In some cases it can take a month of regular use to really experience and feel its benefits. The experience of CBD is usually not so much a specific feeling, but rather the absence of pain, the absence of inflammation.