CBD Dosage & Suggested Usage
Many articles and reports talk about how much CBD you should take. Some are right on, some filled with erroneous information, and some mixed with truths and half-truths. As vigilant as you must be in sourcing your products, you must pay equal attention to where you receive your instruction for usage. Below are some suggested tips, but in general, it’s always good to start off low and slow, and gradually increase until desired results are achieved.
How much CBD should I take?
That’s the question that comes up most frequently after what is CBD, how can it help me and what’s the best way to ingest it. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer. Research is underway to determine how much CBD the body needs to get the most beneficial effect. It’s turning out to be different for everyone depending on his or her make-up, the issue being treated, and their chosen method of intake.
Recommended CBD Dose:
CBD helps bring your body back into homeostasis, or balance. With the full range of maladies CBD can potentially help, there are factors to take into account when you consider how much to take. There are substantial differences whether you’re treating acute or chronic symptoms. Chronic issues have been reported to require taking higher doses for more extended periods of time, while acute problems can be relieved with smaller amounts and less vigilance.
Why The Different Strengths?
As you’re probably gathering by now, knowledge of the amount of CBD necessary for specific issues is still being widely researched. Something becoming clearer and more evident as the results are coming in is, due to absorbability and other findings talked about in the article mentioned above, larger amounts of CBD are necessary to treat the body than previously considered. The way it’s talked about scientifically is milligrams/kilograms or a milligram of medication per kilogram of the body weight of the person taking the medicine. The important issue of how many milligrams of CBD necessary for you to get relief for your specific problem.
How Much CBD Is In A Dropper?
CBD comes in different strengths and bottle sizes. How do you know how much you’re getting in a dose? Here’s the general simple math for the answer, then we’ll get into specifics. Before we start, a standard sized dropper equals 1 ml, each drop, .05 ml. adding up to 20 drops per ml.
How to Calculate Your CBD Dosage:
Divide the strength of the CBD by the size of the bottle. The answer gives you an amount of CBD per dropper. Divide the amount of CBD in the dropper by 20. The answer gives you the amount of CBD in each drop.
Here’s a breakdown of the approximate strengths for the various strengths we offer:
500 mg/ 30 ml
Divide 500 by 30, and you find there’s 16.66 mg per dropper.
Divide 16.66 by 20, and there’s .83 mg. per drop.
15 drops of 500 mg deliver 12 – 13 mg. of pure CBD
2000/ 30 ml
Divide 2000 by 30 which equals 66.66mg per dropper.
Divide 66.66 by 20 equalling 3.3mg per drop
15 drops of 500mg deliver 49 – 50 mg. of pure CBD
1000/ 30 ml
Divide 1000 by 30 which equals 33.33 mg. per dropper.
Divide 33.33 by 20 equaling 1.66 mg. per drop
Per Bottle – CBD 1000 mg./ CBG 50 mg.
Per Dropper – CBD 33.33 mg./ CBG 1.66 mg.
Per Drop – CBD 1.66 mg./ CBG .08 mg.
15 drops of 1000 mg deliver 24 – 25 mg. of pure CBD and .12 mg. CBG
2500/ 30 ml
Divide 2500 by 30 which equals 83.33 mg. per dropper.
Divide 83.33 by 20 equaling 4.16 mg. per drop
Per Bottle – CBD 2500 mg./ CBG 150 mg.
Per Dropper – CBD 83.33 mg./ CBG 4.16 mg.
Per Drop – CBD 4.16 mg./ CBG .20 mg.
15 drops of 2500 mg deliver 49 – 50 mg. of pure CBD and .4 mg. CBG
If you desire higher doses of CBD to get relief, you can see the benefit in using a stronger product.
How Do I Find My Dose?
Even though standards are not set, there’s a simple way to discover the point where you begin to feel relief. It’s simple but not easy, as it requires follow through. You can find for yourself what works best for you. Introducing, titration. If you’re on prescription medication, be sure to talk with your physician before experimenting.
Merriam-Webster’s defines titration as a method or process of determining the concentration of a dissolved substance in terms of the smallest amount of reagent of known concentration required to bring about a given effect in reaction with a known volume of the test solution. In other words, it means taking small incremental doses of a substance to learn how much is the least amount needed to meet your need.
How Can Titration Help Me?
Ttitration is incrementally increasing your dose over time to see where you feel the most benefit. It’s helpful because once you find that sweet spot you know you’re not wasting your money by taking too much or too little. How much you ultimately need depends on your age, weight, the severity of your issue and body’s absorption rate, which varies for everyone.
There are no agreed upon scientific guidelines to date, but scientists are getting more knowledgeable with every study. Most experts agree that an excellent place to begin is with 15 – 25 mg. twice a day, but the time variable and amount to increase is different with every website. We recommend going slowly, increasing by 5 – 10 mg. every 5 – 7 days. How many drops that translates to is based on the strength of oil.
Dosing By Ingestion Method
So far we’ve discussed dosing for tinctures, and the charts are below. There are several other ways to take in CBD. The one that works best for you may differ depending on your circumstances. Tinctures can be taken sublingually, added to food and drinks and rubbed directly on your skin, concentrates and vape oil are either used with a pin or smoked through a vape pen, edibles eaten and topicals applied directly to the sore spot.
CBD For Pain and Anxiety
The most common reason people look to CBD is for relief from anxiety or pain. Some ingestion methods work faster than others, and we’ll address that, too.
Below are dosing charts based on available ways of consumption. These guidelines are a good place to begin. The doses we recommend are on the conservative side, experiment as you will. If you have questions, please call our knowledgeable customer service department.
Dosage for Anxiety
When you suffer from anxiety you know it can sneak up on you. A squirt of tincture under your tongue starts working in as little 20 – 30 minutes to relieve that feeling. If you have anxiety on a regular basis, you may want to supplement with CBD daily. Using titration as mentioned above and the chart below, start at the lowest amount, add .05 – 5 mg every fourth day and stop increasing when you feel more in balance.
Dosage for Pain
There is nothing sweeter than relief from pain, chronic or acute. Taking CBD tincture under your tongue and holding it there for 60 seconds sends the molecule directly into your bloodstream. With the correct dose, you’ll feel relief within 45 minutes to an hour, maybe sooner.
If you have pain on a regular basis, you may want to supplement with CBD daily. Using titration as mentioned above and the chart below, start at the lowest amount, add .05 – 5 mg every fourth day and stop increasing when the pain subsides. Your body will build up a tolerance over time so you may have to add more later.