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How Much CBD Should I take?

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Not sure how much CBD to take or which concentration to pick? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal to be confused by all the different options, and that’s precisely why we’ve put together this step-by-step guide. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about dosing CBD.

Dosing CBD: Where to start?

Although it’s true that how much CBD you should take depends on numerous factors (which we’ll explain shortly), there are two fundamental principles you need to consider first.

A brand you can trust: The first vital consideration is picking a CBD brand you can trust. It’s paramount you know exactly what it is you’re taking, and that the concentration advertised matches what’s in the bottle. Making CBD products is not a simple process, and you need to be confident your CBD oils, capsules, and supplements are free from unwanted additives and chemicals. Thankfully, at Cibdol, all of our products are subject to rigorous testing, with the results published online and available to the public. Before trying CBD for yourself, you can view a detailed breakdown of the contents in each batch of CBD oil, including the exact concentration of CBD itself.

Start low and go slow: Whether you’re entirely new to CBD or looking to try different products, the second crucial consideration is ‘start low and go slow’. The potential of CBD lies in its ability to work in harmony with the body, supporting that all-important state of balance. In this case, balance does not mean flooding the body with CBD, regardless of the compound’s benefits. Instead, the approach is similar to other supplements or vitamins, with a ‘less is more’ attitude. To truly benefit from CBD, you need to listen to your body and adjust the concentration and/or frequency accordingly.

What factors affect CBD dosage?

With our key watch-outs covered, it’s time to move on to the factors that affect how much CBD you’ll need to take. Remember, though, these factors are important, but they aren’t definitive, so think of them as guidelines rather than rules.

Sex: Although research is still in the preliminary stages, early indications suggest there is a potential difference in how CBD and other cannabinoids affect the sexes. It’s believed that hormonal and behavioural differences between men and women could contribute to the overall impact of CBD.

Height and weight: The simplest way to explain the impact of height and weight on CBD dosing is this—the more you weigh, the more you’ll need to consume to feel the compound’s effect.

Age: For our body to make use of CBD, or any cannabinoid for that matter, we need to break it down into usable parts. Our metabolism plays a crucial role in this process, helping split CBD into smaller pieces that have an easier time travelling around the body.

Experience with CBD: The final crucial factor to be aware of when deciding how much CBD to take is your previous experience.

Choosing the right CBD product

Choosing the right CBD product is less about which one is “best” and more about which product suits your needs. CBD oil and CBD capsules both contain the same full-spectrum extract, but with a few small changes, the effects of one can last significantly longer than the other.

CBD oil: CBD oils come in a variety of concentrations and carrier oils. Olive oil is the closest to an authentic CBD taste, while hemp seed oil is much nuttier, and black cumin seed is somewhere between the two.

CBD softgel capsules: Softgel capsules are what we mean when we say “the simple approach”—they’re straightforward, easy to consume on the go, and each contain a uniform dose of CBD.

CBD powder: CBD powder (also called CBD isolate or CBD crystals) is a highly concentrated version of CBD that’s best suited to experienced users.

Which CBD strength is best for you?

When we talk about the strength or concentration of CBD, we’re referring to how many milligrams of CBD a given product contains.

When and how often should you take CBD?

If you’re trying CBD for the first time, it’s a good idea to divide the recommended serving in half, and build your dose slowly over several days.

Comparing Cibdol to other CBD brands:

Once you have an idea of the dosage you want to start with, the next most common query is, ‘How do our recommendations compare to other brands?’. In truth, it is a nearly impossible question to answer.

Finding the best daily CBD dose

We’ve covered a lot of ground, and although dosage may seem like a daunting subject, the main takeaway is—listen to your body. If we had to offer a bonus takeaway, it would be—try our CBD calculator.

Sources

[1] Fattore, L., & Fratta, W. (2010). How important are sex differences in cannabinoid action? NCBI. [Source]