Are you making your way into the world of CBD? At TCBD, we want you to feel comfortable using CBD for the first time or as a standard. We’ve put together a simple but comprehensive guide to help you figure out how much CBD to take when starting your journey.
Before we get into the specifics of dosage, let’s take a step back and review the fundamentals. This way, we will ensure that you receive the necessary educational background before diving in.
WHAT IS IT, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Are you looking for more in-depth information? You may also be interested in our What Is CBD? page.
HOW TO USE CBD FOR DAY-TO-DAY WELLNESS
A distribution system is how you take your CBD. Do you swallow it in capsule form (ingestion)? Absorb it under the tongue (oral/mucosal)? Perhaps you prefer inhaling it by smoking or using an e-cigarette (inhalation)? Perhaps you are among those who apply it to their skin as a cream or balm (topical). Finally, some people prefer CBD in the form of a suppository (meaning either rectal or vaginal insertion).
Whatever your preferences are, it is fair to assume that there are several distribution methods to choose from. It all comes down to you and your requirements. Each approach has pros and cons, so it is all about deciding which one works best for you!
For example, if you like keeping track of how many milligrams of CBD you’re bringing into your system for some reason, capsules and edibles could be just what you’re looking for.
Not only is it a super quick and fast distribution form, but it’s also ideal for those who don’t like the traditional hemp taste. The disadvantage of swallowing capsules is that they take longer to enter your bloodstream.
When swallowed, it first passes through the digestive system before being metabolized by the liver. The active compounds are eventually delivered to your bloodstream and circulated across the body. This process can take 1-2 hours, but the effects are said to last longer.
Alternatively, if you want CBD to work quickly, the mucosal or sublingual option might be preferable. CBD oil is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the capillaries under the tongue. Not only will there be more CBD accessible to the body, but you will also see faster effects than if you swallowed it.
If you want to know more about the various CBD distribution methods. You may also be interested in our page on how to use CBD oil.
HOW TO FIGURE OUT YOUR DOSAGE
When it comes to deciding how much CBD to take, It is essential to know that we are all unique. Not only do our endocannabinoid systems vary, but we also have different tolerance levels and health needs.
When it comes to dosage, a “one size suits all” solution does not work, which is why it is important to always listen to your body and gradually work your way up to your ideal dose.
However, there are several universal dose guidelines to keep in mind when choosing your dosage:
1) START LOW & WORK YOUR WAY UP
When learning about the effects of CBD on your health, it is important that you begin slowly and with a low dose.
When your body becomes accustomed to CBD, you could begin experimenting to see what works best for you. This is known as the “Up Titration Form of Dosing.” The only point to mention is that you should always progressively raise your dose. This entails applying no more than a milligram at a time (one drop).
When you’ve hit your goal, your body will tell you. It can take some time to find your “sweet spot.”
2) REMEMBER TO READ THE PRODUCT LABELS
The lack of a standardized measuring system in CBD products makes dosage complicated. So, while one product may contain 20 milligrams per half-dropper of CBD, another nearly equivalent product may contain 35 milligrams per dropper. As a result, it’s always a good idea to read product labels carefully and keep track of how many milligrams of CBD you’ll be receiving.
3) EXPERIMENT WITH HOW MUCH YOU TAKE DURING THE DAY
Depending on the reason you are taking your dosage, you might want to take different amounts at different times of the day. CBD has the ability to act as a waking agent in small doses, according to scientists. When in large quantities, it is believed to have sedative properties.
Many users experience differing results. This may be due to their internal system and how CBD interacts with the body. However, it is also possible that the quantity taken has something to do with it.
If you’ve found your “sweet spot,” play around with your dosage and see if you get different results. Some users report increased relaxation and concentration, while others say it helps them sleep better. Whatever your objectives are, it’s always a good idea to keep track of how you feel after taking CBD.
CBD deals for the body’s needs, and no two bodies are alike, just like fingerprints. As a result, determining how much CBD to take is just a matter of trial and error, as well as getting to know your own body.
Do you want to know more about how CBD affects the body? For more detail, see our what are the effects of CBD page.
4) IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Before experimenting with CBD, it’s always a good idea to consult with a medical professional first. It’s simple to introduce CBD into your system, but if you’re taking other medications or have a history of sensitivity to natural alternatives, it’s a good idea to seek clinical advice. Although they may not be able to provide detailed dosage recommendations, they may be able to give you an idea of where to begin.
Self-awareness is another factor of dosage. It’s important to remember why you’re reaching out, what you’re doing with it, and what you can do to help yourself feel better.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Start with a low dose and gradually increase it.
- If you’re new to CBD oil, use drops to make it easier to calculate your dose.
- Keep an eye out for any negative side effects.
- If you experience any side effects, reduce the dosage.
- Take your dose on an empty stomach if possible.
Are you looking for more detail on CBD dosage? Explore our CBD dosage guide to help you figure out your regular dose.
As always, we will continue to accompany you on your journey toward a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
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*The TCBD About CBD pages are not intended to replace medical advice. The FDA has yet to release an official Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD dose. Endoca CBD products have not been licensed by the FDA and are NOT intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any infection, disease, or condition.