What’s the best CBD dosage?
As the benefits of CBD become better known and more and more people are open to the idea of trying it, they can quickly become overwhelmed with the different strengths and types of products CBD oil is available in.
One of the main questions the Blessed CBD team receives from both inexperienced and seasoned CBD users is: How much CBD should I be taking?
Knowing the dosage of CBD isn’t an exact science, but we’ll attempt to break down the important factors that go into figuring out the best dosage of CBD for you.
The Difficulty of Dosing: Why Aren’t Dosages Standardized?
The short answer is the MHRA, at the writing of this article, hasn’t recommended a daily amount for the consumption of CBD, meaning that CBD doesn’t have an official serving size.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that most CBD companies reference “a dropper full” as the recommended serving size. The droppers on most bottles are unmarked and don’t fill to the top, which confuses customers further.
How can you know what half a dropper is? Should you fill the dropper entirely?
While a dropper full can certainly be a dosage, it’s important to understand there is no correct way to know if that dosage is right for you without taking into account:
- Body chemistry
- The severity of your medical condition(s)
- Potency of the CBD product
Considering the factors above and the fact that the human body’s endocannabinoid system (which is what interacts with CBD) changes over time, you can quickly see that the best dosage for you will shift over the course of your life.
Basically, it takes some trial and error on your part to find the perfect dosage for your needs.
Choosing Your CBD Dosage
Now that we know there’s not really a universally accepted serving size of CBD, how do you choose the CBD dosage that’s right for you?
These 3 steps will help you figure it out.
Step 1: Use your body weight to estimate your dosage
Similar to most substances that affect the body, someone with less body mass requires less CBD to feel the same effects as someone with more body mass.
Here’s a good guideline to keep in the memory bank:
(the above dosages are approximations and highly subjective due to the nature of CBD consumption – always consult with your doctor for medical advice)
Step 2: Start low and increase dosage slowly
There’s a reason some people swear by one brand and another has no success with it – we are all made differently and our bodies have had their own unique experiences and history with substances, vitamin supplements, and medications.
In other words, our body chemistry affects how we will react to CBD. This is why you shouldn’t listen to your friend that gets results taking the smallest amount, or the one whose body can handle a large dose of CBD. What works for your friend may not work for you, and vice versa.
This is why it’s important to determine your starting point based on weight. Then you need to gauge your body’s reaction to the minimal amount of CBD it was given before increasing it.
After you are comfortable with the minimal dose, gradually increase the amount of CBD while monitoring your body’s reactions closely. Being able to feel your body plays an important role in finding your perfect dosage.
Step 3: Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional
If ever you feel completely out of sorts about the amount of CBD to take, always consult your physician – they are there to help you. This is even more important if you have any existing medical conditions you are concerned about.
Just because your doctor may not have the most experience when it comes to CBD doesn’t mean they can’t help. They have more information than anyone on your body’s possible reactions to CBD and can provide you with a more accurate dosage of how much you need daily for your unique conditions and situation.
Accurately Measuring CBD Dosages
The most popular way to consume oil is using a CBD tincture. Unfortunately, these are the trickier types of CBD products to accurately measure. While knowing your ideal dosage is critical, being unable to accurately measure it makes that information quite useless.
Understanding the dosage you need is one part, but how do you make sure you measure it properly?
Measuring CBD Tincture Dosages
Many people love tinctures because they are one of the easiest and most effective ways to consume CBD. After filling the dropper you hold the oil under your tongue anywhere between 30 and 90 seconds before swallowing.
Knowing how many drops you should take only requires a little bit of simple math.
Our 500mg CBD oil tincture gives you approx 2mg per drop.
Our 1000mg CBD oil tincture gives you approx 4mg per drop.
For example, if you’re using our 500mg CBD oil tincture for a daily dosage of 22.5mg, you’ll take just over 11 drops (22.5 / 2). You can space out those 11 drops throughout the day (4 drops in the morning, 4 drops in the afternoon and 3 at night).
If you’re using our 1000mg CBD oil tincture for a daily dosage of 18mg, you’ll take just over 4 drops (18 / 4).
The thing to remember is to start at the minimal amount based on your weight and symptom severity and then increase your dosage gradually to get the effects your body needs.
Final Thoughts on Accurate CBD Dosing
It’s understandable why many people want exact dosages and measurements of CBD. While the Blessed CBD team hopes this guide truly helps you (and gives you peace of mind), remember that your measurements don’t have to be super exact.
This is the benefit of CBD, there are no true negative side effects to consuming a little bit too much as you find your perfect dosage. CBD is completely legal in the UK, so why not give it a try? Click here to view our range of CBD oils.