Since CBD is a concept that is relatively new to the vast majority of the world, it can be difficult to navigate the dosage specifications for your certain purpose and needs. It can be a struggle determining the “sweet spot” is that gives you the benefits you are looking for without overdoing it. Although, at this point, the discovered side effects are not nearly as troublesome as other forms of medications on the market.
Important Things to Know About CBD Oil Dosages
We at Green Garden Gold know that you simply want to get the most out of your CBD oil products. That is why we have put together this guide to CBD oil dosage to help you determine the right dosage amount for your CBD needs.
Every Person Is Different
If you’ve familiarized yourself with some of our other blog posts, you have probably heard of the endocannabinoid system. This is a system within our bodies that is responsible for maintaining the balance of our mental and physical health. CBD is great at regulating this system because it binds to different receptors within the endocannabinoid system. While there has been an extensive amount of research performed on CBD at this point, it is still not completely clear what CBD does to this endocannabinoid system that enables it to help it, which means it can be difficult to discern the possible implications of having too much at a time. Similarly to cannabis, there is no definitive research on being able to overdose from too much, but that doesn’t mean there still can’t be side effects due to improper dosage such as drowsiness or low blood pressure.
While the specific ways in which CBD influences our endocannabinoid system remains unknown to most researchers, what is certain is that every person’s endocannabinoid system is unique — meaning every individual can be affected in different manners.
Everyone reacts differently to various supplements. As with any new supplement added to your diet, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing your dosage. A multitude of factors can influence how much CBD is required to fulfill your wants and needs. It is all rooted in your biological makeup and your specific symptoms. We recommend gradually increasing your level of intake until you find this “sweet spot” that works best for you.
General CBD Products Dosage Guide
According to WebMD, “CBD doses of up to 300 mg daily have been used safely for up to 6 months. Higher doses of 1200-1500 milligrams daily have been used safely for up to 4 weeks.”
On the broad spectrum, when it comes to our CBD oils, we tend to recommend our Supreme CBD oils (1000mg per bottle) to those with more serious health challenges and need for immediately strong results. We recommend our Ultimate CBD oil products (500 mg per bottle) for those wanting to establish better health but are not suffering from any major physical or mental ailments. Then for people who simply want to relax more; maybe unwind after a long day of work and simply maintain optimal health, we recommend our Platinum or Bronze hemp extracts (300mg or 100mg per bottle).
As for starting off with your specific CBD journey, here is what we have determined to be the ideal dosage ranges for use in treatment for the following ailments in which CBD has been known to benefit our Green Garden Gold customers. Factors that influence the given ranges include weight and endocannabinoid receptor tolerance.
General Health: 2.5 – 15 mg CBD by mouth daily.
Anxiety or Depression: Start with 2 mg per dose and raise if necessary.
Chronic Pain: 2.5 – 20 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days.
Epilepsy: 200 – 300 mg of CBD by mouth daily.
Sleep Disorders: 40 – 160 mg CBD by mouth.
Schizophrenia: 40 – 1,280 mg CBD by mouth daily.
Glaucoma: A single CBD dose of 20 – 40 mg under the tongue.
Depending on the CBD product, there can be a different amount of CBD per ‘dose’ — whether it be a dropper, capsule, spray, or an edible. Thankfully, all it takes is a bit of simple math and you can use these numbers (along with the starting dosage recommendations listed above) to find how much CBD oil to take to get the right about of CBD for you. Here’s how to do it with CBD oil droppers.
We will use our medium-strength CBD hemp oil for a dosage guide:
- 1 Bottle (15ML) = 500mg CBD
- Serving Size (as listed on bottle) = 33mg = 1ML = 1 Full Dropper
- 1 Full Dropper (1ML) = 20 Drops = 33mg CBD
- If you take the 33mg of CBD in a dropper and divide it by 20 drops, you find that there are roughly 1.65 milligrams of CBD on average per single drop. From here, you can determine the right beginning amount of drops to use for your specific needs.
So, to recap, all you need to do is:
- Find the serving size for your CBD oil (in this case, 1 milliliter or 20 drops).
- Find the CBD in milligrams (mg) that serving size contains (in this case, 33 mg).
- Determine the suggested starting dosage for your specific weight and conditions.
- Do a little simple math.
And be sure to remember, if you don’t ‘feel anything’ right away, don’t fret! Give it some time, and if you’re still unsatisfied, potentially up your dosage the next time until you begin to receive your desired outcomes. Here is an infographic that outlines how long it takes for the majority of different types of CBD oil products to kick into effect:
While there may be a “sweet spot” with CBD dosage based on our specific endocannabinoid systems, it is far from being a process of trial and error. Since we have helped thousands of customers with naturally treating their ailments, we’ve gratefully received a multitude of customer feedback that has enabled us to offer this guide on proper CBD dosage. We hope that this guide has been beneficial to you in determining the right dosage procedure to receive your desired benefits from our CBD oil products.
If you are interested in adding CBD to your daily health routine, check out our full list of CBD oil products to find the best type for you. At Green Garden Gold, we strive to provide the highest quality hemp oil and foster health, for people today and future generations, by offering CBD oil products to support a beneficial lifestyle for everyone.