It is important to understand how CBD dosage works to benefit from CBD products like oils, gummies, capsules, vapes, and sprays. The effect of CBD is different from one individual to another, and thus the dosages vary. This article highlights everything you need to know about CBD dosages, including how to determine the ideal dosage for you.
The use of CBD products has been rising because of the 2018 farm bill that legalized hemp plant farming and the claimed benefits of taking CBD. The many claimed benefits of CBD, like soothing anxiety, can entice you to try CBD products. Since CBD is not a medicine, there is no specific prescribed dosage. Figuring out how to take the correct dose takes time, effort, and experience. For you to benefit from CBD, you have to take the right amount. This article will explain more about CBD, its uses, and how to take the correct dose for maximum benefits.
What is CBD?
CBD is a compound in cannabis plants but mainly in hemp. Companies use the hemp plant because it has less THC and more CBD. According to van de Donk et al. (2019), THC is a chemical compound that induces a high feeling. Solvent extraction and alcohol extraction processes are used to extract CBD. The crude CBD is purified and further processed into full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD. The full-spectrum consists of all the hemp plant terpenes, including THC. The broad-spectrum has all the terpenes except THC, while the isolate CBD is pure. CBD products like gummies, oils, capsules, and balms are made from these CBD spectrums
CBD companies do not give a specific dosage of any CBD product, but they provide the total amount of CBD, usually in mg/bottle. In the case of capsules and gummies, they specify the amount of CBD in each gummy or capsule. If you are using CBD oil and tinctures, they can give the amount of CBD per drop. So if you take a gummy with 25mg of CBD but do not feel the effect, you can also take another. The only way to get the best out of CBD is to work out your dosage. You can start with a small dose and gradually increase it to the amount you feel is right. You can also check with your doctor and see if you can get the correct dose.
Another way to get the right dose is by calculation. If a 30ml bottle of CBD oil has 1500mg of CBD, each drop is 0.04ml. You can narrow it down to 50mg/ml; each drop will have 2mg/ml. If you take 10mg of CBD, you will take 5drops of CBD oil. Dosage of CBD is best calculated or worked out individually because of the difference in tolerance to CBD, metabolism, and body weight.
You can ingest CBD gummies, capsules, and oil added to meals and drinks. The CBD undergoes metabolism before absorption, making this method a slower way of taking CBD. Even if you have a faster metabolism, the earliest you can feel the effect of CBD is after 4 hours.
This method involves placing drops of CBD under the tongue and holding it for at least 60 seconds to allow absorption. Capillaries in the sublingual layer will absorb the CBD into the bloodstream. CBD oils and tinctures do come with a dropper for measuring and administering. Learn more about whats my cbd dosage
This method is for products meant for external use, like balms and CBD beauty products. You can apply CBD balms to the affected area of your skin. There are enough ECS receptors in the skin for binding with CBD. Learn more about dosing guide
Benefits of CBD
Lack of sleep is mainly caused by insomnia and other factors like stress, medical conditions, or medications. According to Moon et al. (2022), the human body has a circadian rhythm that dictates the light-dark cycle. At night melatonin is released by the ECS receptors. CBD is known to bind with the ECS receptors slowing down the rate at which neurotransmitters like melatonin break down. CBD aids sleep by slowing down melatonin from breaking.
CBD is legal depending on the amount of THC. The required maximum is 0.3% in the USA. Every USA state has its own rules and regulations on CBD, and some, like New York and Alabama have fully legalized CBD. Idaho state law requires only CBD with 0.0% THC. In Europe, most countries have legalized CBD with 0.2% THC, except France, which allows CBD with 0.0% THC. Norway has legalized CBD for medicinal use only.
CBD dosage is complex, but if you understand the basics, you will find the correct dose for you. You can find the right dose by calculation or by working it out. Starting with a smaller quantity and increasing it over time can be a good idea because CBD does cause some non-fatal side effects. Whichever method you use, you can experience the benefits of CBD, like better sleep, better mood, and less depression and stress. You can also use CBD to treat acne. You can find the THC percentage of the product you buy on the product’s COA.
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