The main point you need to understand is that CBD dosing remains highly subjective. There's a distinct lack of rigorous scientific data available on the topic. This puts Hemp CBD Oil into the same class as a lot of other natural remedies. Since oils with CBD are regulated by the FDA and can only legally be sold as dietary supplements rather than as medicines, conducting scientific research and establishing authoritative dosage guidelines is still off in the future. For now, there is at least some helpful if anecdotal information available online. You can use the guidance provided here along with a personal understanding of your needs to develop your own dosages.
As noted above, CBD hemp oil products have to be packaged and sold according to the FDA guidelines regulating dietary supplements. That means manufacturers have to provide a nutritional label; CBD products need to present the same sort of information you'd see on a box of breakfast cereal at your local grocery store. Now, an integral part of any nutritional label is a suggested serving size. Every manufacturer is legally obliged to make this sort of suggestion, but don't be too quick to follow that suggestion as a consumer. The nutritional label on a CBD product does not provide nearly the sort of reliable dosage guidance you're looking for. At best, the labeling should give you an ability to work out how much CBD, in milligrams, the product contains. The question of just how many milligrams you need to take and how often to take CBD is entirely up to you.
Here's a basic example. Most brands use "drops" to describe their serving sizes, as in "one serving equals 10 drops." The good news is, you should be able to find some indication on the packaging of what a serving translates into in terms of milligrams of CBD. Say you want to try a dose of 10 milligrams of CBD. (See below for more dosing guidance.) If you're looking at a product that tells you one serving of 10 drops delivers 5mg of CBD, then you'll actually need to take two servings, or 20 drops, to get the dosage you're looking for. The truth of the matter is, many products simply settle on the arbitrary serving size of 10 drops because it simplifies the math for consumers who are setting their own dosage in this fashion.
This is some good basic guidance explaining what you'll encounter when you're trying to set your own CBD dosage. It doesn't address that critical question, "How much CBD should I take?" Now, the tough truth is that there's no one perfect answer to that question. Even if you limit your consideration to treating a single condition, the right dose of CBD is going to vary - sometimes quite dramatically - from person to person and product to product. Speaking in general, there are two factors you'll always need to consider: the severity of the condition you're treating, and your body weight. The effective dosage for CBD tends to rise along with body weight, and condition severity has a similar amplifying effect.
You can use the chart presented below to work out a decent starting part for using CBD. Just bear in mind that there is no absolute, scientific guarantee of what dosage is right; these guidelines are assembled to help you based on the experiences of other users.
Here are some dosing suggestions for pain relief
The reason why these suggestions are referred to as "starting points" is that they only represent what has worked for other users. You'll need to pay attention to what your body tells you and adjust your own dosage for the best results.
There is a little good news when it comes to picking out your CBD dosage. Like a lot of natural remedies, CBD doesn't put you in any danger of overdosing. It's rather like adding extra spinach to your diet to make yourself healthier - the risk of running into adverse side effects is minimal. The only real threat is wasting your money by taking more CBD than your body can use, and you can figure out how to avoid this by doing a little bit of trial and error. It's perfectly reasonable to start off with a rough guess for your dosage and then nudge it upwards or downwards until you find the perfect "Sweet spot" for you.
Don't get frustrated with this article's length; we're getting to some hard numbers soon. It's important to get through this context-giving information so that prospective CBD users are well informed before they start dosing themselves. Knowing how much CBD to take is just a difficult question to answer thanks to the subjectivity already discussed above.
So, let's get down to brass tacks. How much CBD is right for you? The range of common dosages for CBD goes all the way from four milligrams to 30 milligrams per day. There are a few outliers - we've heard from a user who is on a daily dose of 45 milligrams for an especially severe condition - but the vast majority of people find their ideal dose within the range given above. Somebody using CBD to treat anxiety who weighed 120 pounds would want to start with a fairly light daily dose - somewhere between four and 10 milligrams of CBD per day. We've heard from a patient dealing with chronic pain (a more severe condition) and a weight of 160 pounds who started with 15 milligrams of CBD daily and advanced to 20 milligrams to find a workable, effective dosage. The heaviest doses are required by larger individuals dealing with especially severe conditions. A 200-pound cancer patient managing the side effects of chemotherapy, for example, would likely use a daily dose of 25 to 30 milligrams of CBD.
Some examples we have found to guide you better and more specifically:
We have one important usage note: When you first begin taking CBD, start off by taking your daily dose once in the morning and once again at night. This double-dosing allows a useful amount of CBD to build up in the body. You can drop back to using CBD once per day after the first three or for days have passed. From this point, you should have a good idea of whether or not CBD is helping you, and you'll be able to figure out how to adjust your dosage on your own for better effects.
It can be frustrating to steer yourself through the maze of information relating to CBD dosage out there. Just remember that there's no one, authoritative right answer. Fortunately, it's easy enough to start experimenting on your own, and your own body will rapidly become the foremost authority on the subject for you.