What Dosage of CBD Should I Take?
By Lisa McWilliams - CEO Hemp Well Limited
Whether you’re a new CBD user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing, especially since the industry is so new. Every week, we answer dozens of questions from our customers about CBD, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is: What’s the best CBD dosage? or How much CBD should I take?
While there are plenty of articles about the benefits of CBD, there are few about how to properly dose CBD. As CBD is taken has a health supplement a not a medicine, CBD does not have an official dosage size.
Because of this, consumers are forced to estimate their dosages based on recommendations by product providers or friends who are claim to be “experts” simply because they use CBD. “Take one dropper of CBD per day,” is one of the most common dosage recommendations we hear.
A large number of factors affect the size of the dosage that will work for you. The quality and potency of the CBD oil will certainly affect what you feel, but other factors to consider include:
- Your weight
- Your metabolism
- Your diet
- The concentration of CBD
- Your tolerance to CBD
Generally, there isn’t a “one for all” dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage. So how much CBD should you take then? Use these 3 simple tips to find out:
How to Choose Your CBD Dosage
Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 1–6 mg (Milligrams) of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight.
For example, 20mg would be a great starting daily dosage for a 200lb person, while 10mg would be best for another who weighs 100lb.
Start Small And Increase Gradually (know as tritation)
We all made differently, we each have our own unique history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body. Because of this, we all have different body chemistry, and this will affect how our body reacts to CBD.
It is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of CBD, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation.
Record Your Experience
The right CBD dosage is unique to each individual. What works for one person may not be enough for another person.
Unfortunately, many of these factors can change from day to day, or even from hour to hour. What that means for you is that finding the best CBD dosage is going to take a bit of experimentation.
That experimentation shouldn’t be hit or miss. You don’t want to try one dosage on Monday and then an entirely different dosage on Tuesday. It shouldn’t be about picking random numbers out of a hat. Instead, record your experience down to the last detail until you’ve dialed in just the right dose for your circumstances.
We suggest purchasing a notebook or starting a spreadsheet on your computer or mobile device. In it, record such variables as your weight, what you ate, the amount of CBD oil administered, how you felt before and after, and anything else that you believe affects the experience.
Remember, this is about improving your life, so the more rigorous, vigilant, and detailed you can be the easier it will be to find the right CBD dosage.
Finally Consult your Doctor
When in doubt, consult your Doctor, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t many doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a professional CBD dosage for your situation.