Even for those who’ve added CBD to their lifestyles, many still have one burning question: How much should I be taking? That question is an important and complicated one. Many people who haven’t taken the time to calculate a proper dose likely aren’t taking enough to notice any effects or are taking too much and experiencing lethargy and a possible upset stomach. Thankfully, it’s easy to figure out how much you should be taking.
The first thing to note about CBD dosage is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ option. Several factors will impact how much you should take. These factors include genetics, general health, any conditions you suffer from and the tolerance you have for CBD. This means you will need to experiment to figure out how much is right for you. The safest way to find your ideal dose is to start with a lower dose and work your way up until you begin to feel the desired effect. On average, you want to give your body two weeks to adjust to a new dose to see if you feel the effects you want. This, of course, can take time and money to achieve, and you’ll want to cut down on that as much as possible and find how much is right for you.
Some general guidelines can help you find exactly how much is right for your body. If you are taking CBD to simply improve your general health, your target amount is 2.5-15 mg of CBD per day. For relief from chronic pain, you should raise that maximum to 20 mg. If you are looking for an aid to a sleep disorder, however, raise that range to 40-160 mg of CBD per day.
To find the best option in those ranges, you’ll also want to take your body weight into account. The best way to calculate it is to use 1-6 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. Starting on the low end of that range is the safest route, then increase your dose every two weeks until you feel the best results.
Be sure to consider when and how you take CBD. If your goal is to treat a sleep disorder, you’ll want to take your dosage all at once about an hour before bed. If you are looking to treat chronic pain, on the other hand, it would be wise to split up your dose throughout the day (with meals) to keep the pain away as long as possible.
Lastly, it’s important to figure out how much CBD you’re getting in each drop from the bottle. On average, the dropper of a CBD bottle contains 1 milliliter of liquid. To calculate how much oil you get from each drop, divide the total amount of CBD in the bottle by the number of milliliters in the bottle. This formula will tell you the number of milligrams of CBD in each drop.
Figuring out the perfect dose of CBD can take some trial and error, but it’s well worth the time spent. Once you find that perfect amount, you’ll be getting the most out of your CBD experience.