How Much CBD Should I Take?
We are asked all the time, “How much should I take?” Its always a confusing question to answer, It continue to leave our CBD consumers to question why they can not get an exact answer. A recent patient at our clinic sent me to this website http://how-much-cbd-should-i-take.com “How Much CBD Should I Take?”. So today I will share with you their article on dosing. It seems to us to be the best explanation I have seen on the internet.
First and foremost, there is no scientific information at this point that directs how much CBD you should take for any given situation. This is just the way it is with Natural Remedies. And, the FDA only allows Hemp CBD Oil manufacturers to sell their oils with CBD as food supplements and not as any type of medicinal product. So, until it can be sold as a medicinal supplement or remedy, there won’t be any scientific data supporting sizes of doses. But, there is some helpful information below that was found by scouring the internet and by talking to many people who have taken CBD. Hopefully, this info will help you by giving you guidelines to help you figure out what a proper dose may be for you.
It’s important to note that CBD Hemp Oil products are, by FDA guidelines, to be treated as food supplements. As such, all products are required to have some form of nutritional label on them just like you’d see on food at your grocery store. And, all nutritional labels require a “suggested serving size”. So, all manufacturers HAVE TO put some “suggested serving size” on the label. This is a huge disservice to anyone purchasing CBD Hemp Oil and trying to figure out how much they should take. Most people turn to the label and figure whatever it says is how much they should take. This couldn’t be further from the truth. But, the labeling requirement for reality. So, please know that you should not give any credence to how much CBD the label says is a serving size. The numbers chosen are either arbitrary or can be helpful to some degree, but not necessarily an indication of how much CBD you should take.
For instance, on many brands, you’ll see they use 10 drops as a serving size. And, they usually indicate how many milligrams of CBD are in 10 drops of our product. This is because it is important to know how many milligrams of CBD you are taking. So, say for instance, that you determine by the information below that you should have 10 milligrams of CBD. And, let’s assume the label indicates 10 drops has 5mg of CBD. So, in this hypothetical case with this hypothetical product, you would take 20 drops to get 10mg. Many brands choose to post 10 drops as their serving size as its an easy number for customers to work with in determining how many drops they should actually take.
So, HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE? This is the real question. And, as stated earlier in this article, there is no scientific data that says any particular number. And, by FDA guidelines, no one can say that any number of CBD will cure, help or treat any health condition. But, here’s what can be shared. Consider two things: your weight and the severity of your condition. The bigger you are, the more CBD one typically has to take. And, the more severe the situation, the more CBD one typically has to take.
The following chart may help in determining a “STARTING POINT” of how much you might want to take. Again, there is no scientific statement as to what is right, the following is a “best practices” guideline put together for your help:
To restate, the amounts above have been reported by others as a good point at which to start, then adjust as your body dictates.
One nice aspect of CBD is that, to date, no one has reported that you can take too much. This may sound kind of hokey, but its a good analogy: If you’re taking spinach to improve your health, how much is too much? Well, there’s really not any reasonable amount that would be considered “too much spinach”. And, CBD is generally considered sort of the same. So, knowing this, you are advised to start with an amount you think is reasonable, knowing you can always increase or decrease until you find your particular “happy spot”. (Hang in there, this article is leading to some actual numbers. All this introductory info has to be covered first as some people will only read to the numbers, then run off and try it without knowing all the facts about how to determine how much CBD one should take.)
So, HOW MUCH? Well, the range of milligrams of CBD for most is somewhere between 4 milligrams and 30 milligrams, per day. Okay, so knowing this, lets try throwing some real numbers around, again, these are merely starting points, knowing full well that you can increase or decrease as needed. Let’s say you weigh 120lbs and you have anxiety. So, your weight would be considered in the light to medium range and your condition would be considered to be in the light to medium range. So, you might start off taking between 4-10mg of CBD, per day. And, again, you can increase or decrease from there. One person shared that they are 160lbs and have chronic pain. They started off taking 15 mg of CBD per day, but increased to 20mg to find their relief. Someone else is almost 200lbs and has cancer along with all the horrible effects of chemo. So, they are heavier and their condition is more severe. They take between 25-30mg of CBD per day depending on how they generally feel when waking up. (note: There is one person we’ve heard from who has to take 45mg of CBD per day for their condition. While this is not common, it does occur.)
One last note on all this: It is recommended that when first starting out, try taking 1 dose of your daily amount in the morning AND 1 dose in the evening; take it twice per day for the first 3-4 days to build it up in your system. Then, after these first few days, drop back to once per day. From this point forward, you should be able to tell IF CBD will help you and IF SO, do you need to increase or decrease or, perhaps, double up with 2 doses a day, as some people do. For instance, a close person fighting cancer has to take CBD twice per day to stay ahead of the debilitating effects of the chemo.
As you can see by these last few paragraphs, there is NO actual data on how much CBD you should take. But, its also pretty easy to jump in and start trying to figure it out. Just listen to your body. It always knows!
So, we hope this helps you with your question: “How Much CBD Should I Take?”