So, you have read the overwhelming evidence that CBD has helped thousands of people and wish to try the therapeutic benefits for yourself! If you are looking to get involved with this new wellness trend and want to try CBD for yourself, you’ll need to consider the dosage you want to take. Unfortunately, currently there is no recommended daily intake guide, which means that CBD does not have an official dosage. However, the following information will help you to find the right strength for you and your needs.
How do you actually measure the dosage?
The bodyweight calculation method is a good start, but you will still need to work out how the amount of mg translates into the amount of CBD in your tincture or vape. The easiest way to do this is to work out how much CBD is in a full dropper.
A typical dropper holds 1ml of liquid, and if you know how many millilitres are in a CBD tincture, you can work out the concentration of CBD in the dropper.
For example, a 30ml CBD tincture containing 1500mg of CBD will equate to 50mg of CBD per dropper (1500 ÷ 30 = 50). This means that if your desired dosage is 25mg, you would simply fill the dropper halfway.
Or to make it really simple, you could simply purchase CBD oil available in10MG capsules,20MG capsules or40MG capsules. Then, you would either take one capsule per day, or space out a larger dose by ingesting multiple low strength capsules at regular intervals. Ingested in this way, the effect of the dose will come on gently and gradually, so it is an ideal method for new users or those who already know their dosage and wish to have the convenience of a pre-measured capsule.
Dosage depending on the method of ingestion
1. CBD oil tincture and Vaping
One dropper full or not?
If you search around on the internet you will find many recommendations that simply tell you to take “one dropper full” and although this will be a beneficial dosage for many people – it does not take into account an individual’s body weight, body-chemistry and concentration of the CBD product or the severity of the condition being treated.
One way to estimate the dosage for tinctures is to use your body weight as a guide. Dosage for pain relief is estimated at 1-6mg CBD for every 10lbs of body weight depending on the severity of the pain.
CBD for the first time?
As a first-time user, it is always better to err on the side of caution and begin with a low dosage to see how your body reacts. You can then adjust this over time as you see fit, increasing your dosage if that is the right option for you.
Not the first time
If you have used CBD before, then you will likely feel confident about starting out at the mid to higher end of the dosage range because you will roughly be able to predict how your body will react and what will suit you based on previous experience.
Dosage and usage over time
As your body physiology changes, so do your endocannabinoid receptors meaning that there is no one optimal dosage for a lifetime of usage, Many people find themselves needing less CBD as time goes on, rather than more, meaning that they will eventually lover their dosage with continued long-term use.