The health benefits of regular CBD use are endless, but knowing exactly how much to take for specific ailments can be a challenge. In many cases, we end up relying on the advice of a friend or even just our own best guess when in fact we may be taking far too much or far too little CBD.
To complicate matters even further, CBD does not have a recommended daily intake from the FDA unlike other supplements out there, so appropriate dosages can be difficult to determine. While there is no hard and fast rule to determine how much CBD is right for you, there are several pieces of information that can help you make an educated decision about your dose.
Considering All Factors
Each person’s appropriate CBD dose will be different based on their weight, body chemistry, their symptoms, and the specific product they’re using. Rather than using a trial and error method, one of the best ways to determine the appropriate dose is to use your body weight.
For every 10 pounds, it’s smart to take anywhere from 1-6 mg based on your level of pain. As with many types of medications or supplements, it’s best to start small. You may want to begin on the lower end of the dose range and gradually increase your intake if you find more relief is needed.
Although using CBD is still off the pharmaceutical radar for the vast majority of people, that doesn’t mean that your physician won’t be of any help. When in doubt, visit your healthcare provider and discuss your questions about CBD use for your specific ailment.
Measuring Your Dose
Now that you have a rough idea how much CBD to take, how can you ensure that you’re actually administering the intended dose correctly? Various methods tend to complicate the issue, as oils and vapes can dramatically differ in terms of how many milligrams you’re taking.
Simple math can go a long way when it comes to CBD oil. Most droppers hold one milliliter of liquid, and each bottle will be labeled with how many milligrams are inside. For example, if your bottle contains 1500 mg of CBD and is 30 ml in size, using the knowledge that your dropper holds one ml informs us that each full dropper contains 50 mg of CBD.
Compare this data to your desired dosage and administer accordingly. While it’s not entirely accurate to use droppers that are only half or two-thirds of the way full, it’s better than blindly guessing.
Using a vape can be just as easy by applying the same math to the process. Understanding how large your bottle is and how many milligrams it contains will easily show you just how many puffs you need. If these measurements leave you feeling a bit wary, you can always opt for CBD capsules, which specifically measure and document the amount of CBD in each dose.
CBD can be a true lifesaver for those who experience chronic pain, so it’s important to make sure that you’re taking the appropriate dose. As our bodies change over time, so might our dose, so make sure to continuously reevaluate just how much CBD you need each day.