What is the best CBD dosage?
Finding out the right dosage of CBD can seem like a very difficult process. We try to break down the steps you need to begin with and make the process a little easier.
Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be confusing, especially since the industry is so new. While there are tons of articles about the benefits of CBD surrounding pain relief, anxiety and more, there are few about properly dosing CBD.
Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their CBD from. Or worse, from friends who recommend their dose.
With that being said, there isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage.
Nick Jikomes a neuroscientist, explains.
“As our body’s physiology changes, so do the receptors in our Endocannabinoid System(ECS), which are directly responsible for interactions with CBD. As a result, optimal CBD dosages will shift throughout an individual’s lifetime.”
In other words, there isn’t necessarily a universal best CBD dosage.
So how do I find the best dose for me then? We break down a couple of steps to start with.
How to Choose Your CBD Dosage
1. Ask your doctor
The best thing to do when in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While many doctors have little to no experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you with their professional opinion on a CBD dosage for your situation. But if you prefer to take a more self-diagnosed approach continue reading.
2. Start small and increase gradually when needed
Here’s why this isn’t the best way to choose the dosage best fit for you:
Not only are we all made differently, with different body chemistries, but we each also have our own history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body.
Because of this, it is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight. Gauge how your body reacts to that amount of CBD, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation.
3. Base your starting dosage on your body weight
Individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper starting CBD dosage is to take 2–6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on your level of pain. Many with severe pain will need to take more than the standard dosage but again it is always better to start with less. (1)
4. Keep a journal
Many individuals say that keeping records on how they are feeling on a weekly basis along with their current dosage helps to keep everything in order. If after a couple days they see that they need to change their dosage they can record their findings and then have something to reference when needed.
Following these steps is a great way to start your CBD journey. If you have further questions feel free to reach out to us.