‘Tis the season for gift giving, gratitude, and… in-laws. Don’t fret! CBD has your back this holiday season. Maybe this is your first bottle of CBD Oil or you’ve been using it for a few months, but you aren’t certain on the best way to incorporate it into your lifestyle. First off, yay! Second, by the end of this short read, you’ll know a good baseline dosage to help you incorporate Full Spectrum CBD oil into your life. As always, we advise you speak with your healthcare provider regarding these products. The following information are our findings from being both hemp growers and processors. Being your own advocate and educating yourself are two principals I heavily push on the cusp of this exciting Hemp Movement. So, let’s dive in.
How Much to Take and How to Start
15mg to 25mg of CBD once or twice a day is what we suggest our customers begin taking. Tincture is dropped sublingually (under the tongue) and held for 45 seconds to a minute before swallowing. During this time, while you are determining your “sweet spot” for CBD, I suggest taking it an hour before bed. This allows you time to feel the results of that dosage and if you are feeling very relaxed from that dose, can go to bed and try a bit less the next day.
After a few days of trying 15-25mg of CBD, if there is not a noticeable difference, increase to about 25mg to 50mg of CBD. If after a week or so if there is no difference, an increase to 50-100mg can be made. 50mg to 100mg of CBD is the high end of the spectrum, but some people use that for more intense symptoms (see Chart 1 below for phases).
For example, in a large case series published online on January 7th of 2019 in The Permanent Journal titled “Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep”, doctors gave patients from 25mg to 175mg of CBD daily. This study also concluded “CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications,” and went on to say, “CBD displays promise as a tool for reducing anxiety in clinical populations.”
How Much CBD per Product – Tincture
These dosing levels are easiest to track/quantify on our Full Spectrum Tinctures. For example, a full dropper (1ml) of our Balance Extra Strength CBD Tincture is 100mg of CBD.
For our craft hemp flower and pre-rolls, it is contingent upon on the strain. On our strain specific COAs you will find "Cannabinoids Total". I will post another blog in the future on reading these third party lab tests to determine CBD dosing.
Dosing is very particular to and dependent on each person. Finding our sweet spot involves us listening to our bodies, as everyone is different and faces different mental/physical challenges. Hemp products help one’s body achieve a better state of homeostasis, so you may not need to take as much as your friend to notice a difference. The beauty behind hemp products is that they can be incorporated in one’s life to help achieve or continue a healthy lifestyle.
‘Til next time Hemp Hustlas!