One of the most common questions asked by people who are looking into trying CBD Oil is "How much am I supposed to take?"
Since CBD Oil isn't monitored by the Food and Drug Administration, there isn't a set "serving size" or general dosage already determined for everyone. And the idea of having to figure out their perfect CBD dosage seems like a daunting task to many people.
But figuring out what your specific CBD dosage is actually isn't all that hard. All you need to do is take a few factors into consideration and have a little patience.
CBD Dosage Guide: How to Find Your Perfect Dose
1) Everyone's Body is Different
The first thing to keep in mind is that everyone's body is different and therefore the CBD dosage that works for one person may not work for the next person. Here's why:
The endocannabinoid system (ECS)--the system that CBD is believed to help regulate--is a unique system in our body that’s responsible for improving and maintaining our mental and physical health. And while researchers continue to work to fully understand how CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid receptors, they do know that everyone's ECS is different based on an individual's biology, genetics, tolerance, and general health.
For instance, take a person that suffers from a severely debilitating condition and a person who is only looking to better cope with their day-to-day anxiety. Each of these people has their own reason for wanting to take CBD oil, and genetics, tolerance, and general health do come into play as far as how well CBD will work for them.
If someone is in the prime of their life--from a health perspective-- they won't require the same CBD dosage as someone who has a severe medical condition.
2) Estimate Your CBD Dosage Based on Your Body Weight
The key to finding the right CBD dosage for you is to start with a smaller dose, and then increase the dose gradually until you find the dose that is right for you.
A good starting point is to base your starting dosage by your weight. The same as with other substances, those with higher body weight will require a higher dosage to feel the effects of the CBD.
A good standard of measure to determine your ideal CBD dosage is 1-6mg of CBD for every 10lbs of weight. Using this measurement, 20mg-33mg would be a great starting dosage for a 200lb person, while 15mg-25mg would be best for someone who weighs 150lb.
3) Talk to Your Doctor
If you're still unsure about determining your own CBD dosage or if have an existing medical condition, talk to your doctor.
While there aren’t as many doctors out there who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can help you find the right CBD dosage for your situation.
4) CBD Oil Is Not a Miracle Cure
It’s important to understand that CBD Oil isn't a miracle cure, regardless of whether or not you found the right CBD dosage for your body. Don’t expect to take a few drops and--Shazam!-- you’re "cured".
The effects of CBD oil aren't instant, and people consistently make the same mistake of using CBD for a short time--expecting it to "fix" them instantly--and when it doesn’t meet their unrealistic expectations, they complain and ask for a refund.
CBD can take time to work and like to your health issues, it won’t happen overnight. The key is finding the right CBD dosage for you and sticking it out with enough patience to let your body reap the benefits.