What’s the Best CBD Dosage?
A question we get asked often at Farmers Lab by many first time users looking for relief from a specific issue is: How much cbc should they take?
More and more research is coming forward demonstrating the clinical benefits of CBD, but very little has been properly presented regarding the proper dosing of CBD. Unlike many other supplements, The FDA has not as of yet created an RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of CBD-which serves to add to the general confusion regarding this incredible natural compound.The
“Take one dropper of CBD per day,” adage-while does serve to provide the consumer with a daily dosage-it does not serve in anyway to deterimin how much this dosage is in actual fact it takes no consideration into the following contributive factors impacting dosage:
- The concentration of CBD
- The weight of the individual
- The individual’s body chemistry
- The severity of the condition being treated
Not only that, this one dose fits all approach does not take into consideration your bodies changing biochemistry and, as a result, changing needs. Neuroscientist Nick Jikomes over at Leafly, explains that, as our body’s physiology changes, so do the receptors in our endocannabinoid system, which are directly responsible for interactions with CBD. As a result, optimal CBD dosages will shift throughout an individuals lifetime.Another way of saying this is that your CBD dosage will change over the course of your life-it is dynamic not static
How to Choose Your CBD Dosage
1. Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, 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 CBD dosage is to take 1–6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individuals level of pain.
For example, 20MG-33MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200lb patient, while 15MG-25MG would be best for another who weighs 150lbs.
For reference, use Honest Marijuana’s Simple Dosage Calculator.
2. Start small and increase gradually
Two people of the same body weight can metabolize CBD completely differently-resulting in different dosage requirements. As a result, it is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted 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. Consult your physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t a ton of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a professional CBD dosage for your situation.
How to Measure Your CBD Tincture Dosage
Using a CBD tincture is one of the easiest ways to consume CBD. Simply fill the dropper, administer the oil under your tongue, then hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
Here are some guidelines for Farmers Lab CBD Oil Dosing
- Each dropper contains approximately 1 ml of oil
- 10% CBD Oil will contain approximately 100 mg CBD in one dropper
- 5% CBD Oil will contain approximately 50 mg CBD in one dropper
- 3% CBD Oil will contain approximately 30 mg CBD in one dropper
By using this chart as a starting point:
We see that a 125 lb person with medium symptoms would need 15 -20 mg a day or:
- Roughly one drop (1/5 of 10% dropper). Bottle will last 45-50 days
- Roughly 1/3 of 5% dropper. Bottle will last 25-30 days
- Roughly 3/4 3% dropper. Bottle will last 15-20 days
How to Measure Your CBD Vape Dosage
Vaping CBD can be done using a CBD e-liquid or CBD cartridge system. Both methods are fairly easy and offer an enjoyable experience.
When using an e-liquid to vape CBD, you’d start by estimating how much CBD is in a dropper (just like with a tincture). Once you know this, you know how much CBD you are putting into a single tank. As you vape throughout the day, keep an eye on when you need to refill your tank, and how many times you need to refill your tank.
If your proper dosage of CBD is 25MG, and you are using a 1000MG bottle of CBD e-liquid, a single tank would contain approximately 33.33MG of CBD. That being said, to properly administer your dosage, you would vape a single tank periodically throughout the day.
Again, not 100% accurate; but with regular monitoring, you will be able to quickly gauge your CBD intake.
The Truly Accurate Way to Dose CBD
Since the methods we mentioned so far have only been semi-accurate, you’re probably wondering:
“So is there a 100% accurate way to take CBD?”
There certainly is. CBD Capsules.
Because CBD capsules are filled with an exact amount of CBD, they provide a truly accurate way to dose CBD. If your optimal CBD dosage is 16MG-25MG, then simply buy a bottle of 20MG or 25MG capsules and you’re good to go. Plus, it doesn’t get easier than taking a capsule.
Other consumption methods that are just as accurate include CBD applicators, CBD edibles, CBD Gummies, and CBD beverages; although they may not be as convenient as capsules.
We hope that our CBD dosage guide was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to engage in the comments section below.
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