How much CBD should you be taking daily?
When you first start looking at trying CBD, it’s understandable that you have a lot of questions about the effects, types of CBD, and dosage. In addition, choosing your daily CBD consumption volume can be tricky at first. However, once you have been using CBD for a while, you’ll have a better understanding of how much CBD you should take and how often.
In the following article, we’ll look at what CBD is, how much CBD you should take, and how often you should take it. It’s essential to remember that no two people are the same. How much CBD you take could be totally different from how much someone else takes and the effects they experience.
What Is CBD?
The first thing we need to cover is that CBD will not get you ‘high’ in any way or form. It has no hallucinogenic properties, and unlike THC, it’s non-psychotropic. Furthermore, thanks to the 2018 US Farm Bill, it’s legal at a federal level to produce products from hemp, including CBD, that contain less than 0.3% THC.
Many states have adopted this as the benchmark for determining what is considered hemp or marijuana. Under 0.3% THC is considered hemp. Above 0.3% THC is considered marijuana.
Almost all CBD products sold commercially are made using CBD that was sourced from hemp because hemp is high in CBD and low in THC. So let’s move on and take a look at how much CBD you should be taking daily.
How Much CBD Should I Take Daily?
Understanding how much CBD you should take each day is an integral part of getting the most out of your CBD products. Once you find the right dosage for you, you’ll not only feel better for it, but you’ll also be getting the biggest bang for your buck. If you’re not taking enough, you’ll feel like you wasted your money, and if you take too much each day, you’re also wasting money.
A great baseline to start working out your daily CBD consumption is 0.25mg of CBD multiplied by your weight. For example, a 120lb person should take approximately 30mg of CBD per day (0.25mg x 120 =30), and a 200lb person should take 50mg of CBD daily (0.25mg x 200 = 50).
Now that you know approximately how much CBD you should be taking each day, you can break it down into even amounts and spread them throughout the day. So, for example, if you’re supposed to take 30mg of CBD each day, then taking 10mg in the morning, midday, and evening would be a consistent and even way to consume your 30mg of CBD.
We can’t stress this next part highly enough. How much CBD you take and how much CBD someone else takes could be completely different, even if you’re the same age, weight, and sex. How one person’s body processes CBD and other cannabinoids could be very different from how your body processes CBD.
Also, there are several factors that can influence how quickly your body processes CBD and other cannabinoids. These factors include your weight, sex, age, metabolism, what you eat or drink, your tolerance for cannabinoids, the strength of the CBD product, what type of CBD product you’re using, and any other medications you’re currently taking.
How long it takes you to experience the effects of CBD can also vary significantly from person to person. While one person may feel the effects of CBD within an hour or a day, for others, it can take several weeks to slowly start to feel the effects. Most experts agree that you should consistently take CBD for 2-4 weeks before drawing any conclusion.
Different Types of CBD Product Delivery Methods
- CBD Tinctures – Carefully check the strength of the CBD tincture and how much CBD is in each drop. Now, using the formula we mentioned above, calculate your daily dosage and divide it into even servings of 2-3. CBD tinctures should be dropped beneath your tongue and allowed to absorb through the sublingual gland rather than swallowing.
- CBD Oils - Carefully check the strength of the CBD Oil and how much CBD per ml. Now, using the formula we mentioned above, calculate your daily dosage and divide it into even servings of 2-3. CBD oils can be taken orally or added to your favorite drinks, but avoid extremely hot drinks as they can degrade the effectiveness of CBD.
- CBD Edibles – Carefully check the strength of the CBD edibles and how much CBD is per item. Now, using the formula we mentioned above, calculate your daily dosage and divide it into even servings of 2-3. CBD edibles can be taken orally but allow 1-2 hours for the edible to digest and be processed by the body.
Whenever you’re trying any CBD product or switching from one CBD product to another, always carefully check the strength of the CBD. Not all CBD products are the same, and it’s essential to understand the strength when calculating dosage.
If you’re currently taking any medication, please speak with your doctor or healthcare professional before taking CBD, as it can interfere with the way your body processes some pharmaceutical medications.
How Can I Choose My Daily CBD Consumption Volume? – Conclusion
Now you should have a much clearer idea about your daily CBD consumption and how much CBD you should be taking. One of the most important things to remember about any CBD or cannabinoid products is to take it low and slow until you fully understand your tolerances.
Start with a low dosage, and gradually increase your dosage size and frequency until you find a level that’s comfortable for you. No two people, or the way they handle CBD, are the same, so it’s crucial to find a dosage that suits you and your requirements.
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