New to all of this and wondering how much CBD do I need on a daily basis?
There are a number of reasons to take a daily serving of CBD, but the most important reason is that using CBD as a supplement helps to support and maintain the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote balance within its systems.
As the use of CBD as a daily supplement continues to grow in popularity, the questions around its uses, benefits , and dosage are also growing. If you are new to CBD and are wondering how much to take, this blog is for you.
What’s important to understand at this point is that each person’s endocannabinoid system works differently and reacts differently with each person body. There is no straight, solid scientific information that states how much CBD you should be taking at any one time, however there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration…
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How it affects every individual differently
If you’re just starting CBD, less is more. Start with the smallest dose possible as with any new product your body has to become familiar to it and you have to notice how your body is reacting before you increase that dose. If you are on any other medication that has been prescribed it’s best to check with a medical professional if you have any doubts with regards to medicinal interactions.
Remember too, what works for one person may not exactly be right for you. Dosing CBD is all about hitting the right spot for your endocannabinoid system. Finding the right dosage is rewarding, so be patient!
One nice aspect is that to date, nobody has ever reported having too much. You can’t overdose on CBD, it doesn’t work like that. Here’s a good analogy: if you are eating lots of greens to improve your health, how many greens is too many? Can we ever say someone is eating too many greens?
Just increase or decrease your dose till you find a happy medium.
Start off by taking one drop of CBD oil in the morning. Then increase to one in the evening. If it’s capsules, start off with one with a meal then increase. Vapes can be used as and when for instant relief. Edibles we say start off with one too, then increase to two (children and adults). Max 3 gummies per day. If it’s our balm you are using, massage in the area as and when needed too.
It’s all pretty straight forward. Don’t be scared to increase your dose if you feel as though you are not getting the best from the product.
Body weight and height
It may be stating the obvious but larger individuals may prefer taking a higher dose than smaller people.
The right dose of CBD varies from person to person. Generally speaking, larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. With CBD, you can easily scale up just a few milligrams at a time to meet your personal needs.
A mistake that people make is that they are using CBD only for a short period of time. Weight and height do come into play when deciding on dosage. Listen to your body!
The quality of the CBD taken
Your ideal CBD oil dosage will vary based on the quality of the product you take. Concentration and purity levels will differ based on the manufacturer and even distribution process. Here at CBD Life UK we sell top quality CBD and pride ourselves on third party testing. You can check all of this on the product you’re choosings page.
If you have been a cannabis user in the past or you already smoke cannabis
If you are a regular user of cannabis, you may find you need a higher dose of CBD to feel any effects. However, it has been noted than CBD can often counteract the effects of THC.
What is the max dosage I’m allowed?
As a food supplement, the maximum adult daily dose is 200mg. These are the guidelines we follow. If you are wanting to trial more than this, speak to a medical professional first. Also, if you think you are feeling side effects (although none are known), then go down to a lower dosage or take a break from taking it. Soon you will know what’s working for you.
As you can see by these last few paragraphs, there is NO actual data on how much CBD you should take-just advice. Just listen to your body. It always knows!
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