CBD or cannabidiol is one of many compounds found in marijuana and hemp plants. Unlike THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, another component that is contained in the cannabis plant, CBD does not contain any psychoactive component. The benefits of CBD are multiple starting from pain alleviating properties to antioxidant and anti inflammatory characteristics. Nevertheless, there are still misleading reports and instructions on the internet, fallacies about CBD side effects and more.
CBD is everywhere: in the skin care products like soaps, lotions, oils and tinctures, in the infusions like ginger and turmeric teas, in the state of pills and more. You can massage CBD topical on your skin, or take CBD by using teas or pills. One way or another the positive effect of this substrate is guaranteed.
First of all, before talking about the correct dosage of CBD it should be considered how it is consumed. The most popular way to use CBD is topical. Oils and tinctures are widely used. CBD oils and tinctures are combinations of cannabidiol and carrier oils. Carrier oils are coconut oil or olive oil.
Therapeutic effects of CBD are known all over the world, however, the big issue is how much of it to use. The dosage of CBD is individual. it depends a lot on your weight and aliment. Some online sources offer CBD dosage calculators where introducing your data you can obtain all the necessary information about how much CBD is effective for your body.
To be more practical this article will publish an example of the correct dosage of CBD.
Epidiolex, which is FDA approved CBD oil form, is used to treat epilepsy seizures. The dosage for this oil is as follows:
- The starting dosage is 2.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg).
- It should be taken twice a day, making a total dosage of 5 mg/kg each day.
- After 1 week, you may increase the dosage to 5 mg/kg twice a day, which is a total of 10 mg/kg per day.
Before using any other CBD products consult the doctor or a person who is a specialist in the area. It also depends on what kind of CBD product you use.
Start Low and Go Slow
The different types of CBD also require different dosages. For instance, you may need to take more of a CBD-only isolate compared to a full-spectrum product. If your stuff is CBD-only, 25 milligrams is the right amount to start with. You can always go up or down from there.
Full Spectrum Dosage
Day 1: 5 mg
Day 2: 5 mg
Day 3: 10 mg (if the desired result has not been achieved)
Day 4: 10 mg
Day 5: 15 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect)
Day 6: 15 mg
Day 7: 20 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect)
Day 8: 20 mg
Day 9: 25 mg (if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect)
You can go on increasing your dose until you get the maximum benefit. The signs that you should reduce the dosage can be dizziness for instance.
Isolate CBD Dosage
Day 1: 25 mg
Day 2: Reduce to 10 mg if yesterday’s effects were too strong.
Day 3: Same as Day 2
Day 4: Increase to anywhere between 35 and 50 mg if you haven’t yet reached your desired effect.
Day 5: Reduce to 25 mg if a higher dose is too strong; otherwise, stay in the range of 35 to 50 mg for the next few days.
Many consumers claim that the perfect dosage for them is in between 25 and 75 mg of CBD-only product. Having offered this information it is still essential to consult a specialist before starting taking CBD products.
Regarding CBD topicals it is important to consider that one of the side effects or excessive use of CBD oils or lotions is skin irritation. Nevertheless the irritation can be due to other components included in the product . Make sure not to use products that contain substances that you are allergic of. The same can be applied to CBD containing teas or sweets.
Is CBD Addictive?
The World Health Organization announces that in humans CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. This organization also claims that to date there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
CBD is a non psychoactive component of cannabis plant. It does not cause “high”. This component is directly derived from the plant and is completely natural. Its benefits are widely known and thousands of people take advantage of these benefits. Nevertheless, as anything CBD also has side effects like fatigue, nausea or irritability. It is a natural blood thinner that is why it should not be combined with other blood thinner components or drugs.