You have researched and investigated the potential benefits of CBD; you are ready to give it a try, but how do you know how much to take?  There are undoubtedly general recommendations, but it is essential to understand that the specific serving of CBD that will work best for you depends on various factors. Aside from personal health factors, it is necessary to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Quality and bioavailability vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and sometimes product to product. A CBD product will typically provide a recommended CBD serving size, but that generally gives the consumer a general starting point – your optimal serving size will depend on your unique physiology and the type of symptom relief you aim to achieve.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD (cannabinoids) interacts within our body’s Endocannabinoid System, regulates our physiological and cognitive processes like Appetite, Pain-Sensation, Inflammation, Muscle Control, Energy, Stress Response, Mood, Motivation & Reward, Metabolism, Focus, Thermoregulation, Sleep, Memory, and mediating the beneficial effects of CBD (cannabinoids).  This system has two primary receptors CB1 & CB2, which are expressed throughout our body & brain. Experts believe the overall primary function of the ECS is to create Homeostasis (Balance throughout the brain & body), which is what CBD supports by nature.

You may experience results sooner with a higher MG-Concentration while consuming less oil. The less oil you consume, the greater the bioavailability (absorption), increasing the effectiveness.

      

CBD serving size may depend on the following factors:
  1. The potency and bioavailability of the product
  2. Your unique biochemistry
  3. Your weight
  4. Your metabolism
  5. The severity of your symptoms and the results you hope to achieve 
  6. Any medical conditions and medications you are currently taking
  7. CBD has a Cumulative Effect; it is best to ensure you take it consistently no matter your daily serving.

 

Helpful Tips to Find Your Sweet Spot!
  • Start slow – More is not better.
  • Listen to your body – Track your results daily.
  • CBD (Cannabinoids) have a cumulative effect & best when taking at the same time daily.
  • First Time users best to take at night for the first week & evaluate how they feel.
  • Everyone reacts differently to the benefits of cannabinoids throughout the body in different ways. Give your body time to adjust to getting into a routine (it may take up to 4 weeks for full effect).
  • Hold under your tongue for up to 3 minutes allows the multiple sublingual ducts to absorb more beneficial cannabinoid enriched oil.
  • For better absorption, wait for a few minutes before drinking any fluids.

You may experience results sooner with a higher MG-Concentration while consuming less oil. The less oil you consume, the greater the bioavailability (absorption), increasing the effectiveness.

Verywell Mind reports on the research and general CBD serving size recommendations, “Unless your doctor recommends a specific dose, start by taking 10 to 20 mg a day. Take this for a week to ensure that it is well-tolerated and that you do not experience any unwanted effects or an allergic reaction. If this dose does not have the desired effect, try increasing in increments of 5mg each serving until you reach the desired result. In studies, amounts vary from as low as 20 milligrams per day to up to 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day. The World Health Organization reports that dosages in clinical research studies typically range between 100 and 800 milligrams per day.” 

*These high doses are generally research for patients with severe symptoms, specific diseases,  and tolerance. These high doses are for research purposes only and are not recommended to follow.

Before making any changes to your health and wellness regimen, it is essential to consult your physician first if you have any medical conditions or taking any medications to ensure safety and prevent any potential drug interactions.

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