People often reach out and ask, “How much CBD should I take?” A quick search online reveals varied advice: Take 1-6 milligrams (mg) for every 10 pounds of body weight, there is no correct dose-find your dose through experimentation, you could start with 5 mg… The FDA approved Epidiolex recommends twice daily, 2.5 mg per kg of weight each time for severe seizures. Most of the human studies have used dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 mg per day.
In truth, there is not a one-size-fits-all dosage amount.
Research shows again and again that CBD and the minor cannabinoids address the challenging issues of anxiety, stress and sleeplessness very effectively. That being said, it is unnecessary to address these challenges with different bottles of CBD tinctures – one needn’t open their medicine cabinet and have a CBD bottle to dose themselves when they feel stress and a different bottle to dose themselves when they need a good night’s sleep. Please, do not waste your money on this silly trend. A CBD tincture that is formulated with quality full spectrum hemp will offer not only CBD but all the minor cannabinoids as well. This can be confirmed with a certificate of analysis. A bottle of CBD Oil Balance will not only address anxiety but sleep issues as well. Restocking your body with cannabinoids is like making a wellness deposit and from there, your body knows exactly what to do. Just how much you want to restock your body with – dose yourself with – is an individual experience. Again, no one-size-fits-all.
We have spoken with a lot of people and we have been using CBD for years now. As a result of this gathered experience and knowledge, we started with 10-15 mg and have been adjusting up or down from there.
We formulated both of our CBD oils Balance and Enhance to be easily taken and accurately dosed with calibrated droppers. Additionally, Balance holds 1 mg of CBD per drop and Enhance holds 2 mg of CBD per drop.
Exactly how much CBD to take is a personal and individual choice. There is a woman that works beside us in a hair salon and she takes 2 or 3 drops of Balance to assist her with sleep at night. There is another customer who takes our Balance CBD oil for sleep and he takes two dropper fulls in the evenings (40 mg).
We have experimented with taking 10 mg of CBD throughout the day every few hours and we have found that this assists with hormone balancing. Research is starting to surface in regards to CBD and Hormones.
We have also taken five dropper fulls of Balance just to see what happens (100 mg). Our conclusion: Finding what they call your Goldilocks zone (just the right dosage) is the goal. Taking too much CBD will not offer more effective results.
It appears, more research is required, that lower doses of CBD can be stimulating and higher dosing invites relaxation.
Be sure you are getting the most out of the CBD you take. Please visit our post on CBD bioavailability.
We wrote a complete blog post on CBD and pets, our suggested dose of CBD Calm for Pets is .25 ml (which is 1 mg) per 10 pounds. When our small cat Puffy had a few dry and itchy skin issues, we offered her two drops of Calm for Pets in her wet food every evening and after two weeks, the issues were resolved.
Note: This article is strictly about information sharing, we are not doctors nor are we authorized to make formal recommendations. Please get informed as best you can to make the best choice for yourself when it comes to how much CBD to take.
Please share your insight and experience, how often and how much CBD do you take?