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A Guide to Finding Your Optimal CBD Dosage

CBD Dosage

CBD dosage: How much CBD Oil Should You Take?

While finding the right CBD dosage, consider the ailments and symptoms you are seeking to alleviate. Scientific research suggests that CBD Oil may benefit a diverse array of afflictions and conditions, including anxiety, inflammation, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, pain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and sleep. While each symptom requires a different dosage of CBD Oil to be most effective, it’s recommended to start low to help mitigate adverse effects or allergic reactions. 

Start With a Low Dose of CBD

When implementing a CBD Oil regimen into your daily wellness routine, it is recommended to initially start with a small dosage of CBD Oil. As an example, you may start with a 10-15mg dosage daily during the first week. If you aren’t experiencing any alteration, you may try increasing the dosage to 20mg daily in the second week. Continue to incrementally increase the CBD Oil dosage until you intrinsically feel the effectiveness and it consistently provides relief. 

In different clinical studies, CBD doses vary from as low as 20mg per day up to 1,500mg per day. WHO, The World Health Organization, even reports CBD dosages that range between 100mg per day and 800mg per day in some scientific studies. This then begs the question, “What is the maximum dose of CBD you should take?”

can you take too much CBD?

Clinical studies for CBD and Hemp Extract are very much in their infancy in comparison to medical research for other natural compounds. Experts still don’t have enough data or understanding around the potential long-term effects of using CBD. For this reason alone, we encourage you to discuss CBD usage and dosage with your doctor first. 

While some studies have shown that dosages up to 1,500mg a day are not only tolerated but safe, we recommend starting with a low dosage. From there, work your way up based on how the Hemp Extract Oil makes you feel so as to avoid taking too much. 

In 2019, a clinical study  performed on mice revealed potential safety concerns around CBD’s interactions with other medications as well as CBD’s affect on the liver. While these mice were exposed to larger doses of CBD, it is still important to know; and before taking any supplement, it is always recommended to speak with your doctor first.

Figuring out the right amount of CBD to take

cbd dosage chart

By compiling data from crowdsourced surveys, published research, scientific reports, consumer experience, medical studies and industry-specific forums, we have engineered an easy-to-use CBD dosing chart. Consumers can use this guide to help them find an optimal and effective dose of CBD for their specific health condition. This recommended CBD dosage takes into consideration many factors for the greatest efficacy; from weight, symptoms and severity of symptoms. It is to note that while CBD Oil Tinctures provide the highest-level of efficacy, moderation and individualized dosages may be required. After all, our bodies are all unique; and while the FDA hasn’t evaluated our statements, it is important to understand that our calculations are estimations and are not considered medical advice so we encourage you to consult a physician or primary doctor before taking any CBD supplements. 

Different Ways to Consume CBD

CBD Oil Dosage

CBD is made available for consumption and topical application through oils (tinctures), edibles, capsules and creams. The bioavailability of CBD differs in each delivery system, impacting its effectiveness. CBD Oil Tinctures has the greatest efficacy due to the speed in which it enters the bloodstream by sublingually ingesting the CBD Oil under your tongue. When CBD is ingested through capsules or edibles it is broken down in the digestive system before it enters the bloodstream. It is for this reason, among others, why consumers prefer CBD Oil Tinctures.

How to calculate CBD dosage

All of our Veré CBD products clearly label how much CBD is in a single serving. With our Hemp Extract Oil, the packaging specifies how much CBD Hemp is in a single dropper. There is approximately 17mg in 1 dropper so you can easily calculate how many dropperfuls you need to take. 

Whereas, the packaging of other CBD brands may be ambiguous and the labels may not specify the amount of CBD in a dropper (single serving) but rather the total amount of CBD in the bottle. 

Recommended CBD Dosage

Through our guide to find the optimal dosage of CBD Oil, we provide a range based on the severity of symptoms from light to severe. While most consumers have achieved their desired relief from their ailment by staying within the introductory dosage to the middle dosage, some do require a higher CBD dose. For a quick reference, we created individual CBD dosage charts per each condition and the lower number in the recommended dose is indicative of having a light symptom, whereas the higher number in the CBD dosage (mg) reflects experiencing a severe symptom.

cbd dosage chart

CBD Dosage for Anxiety

Does CBD Oil help anxiety? Studies suggest CBD alleviates anxiety from generalized social anxiety disorder (GAD) to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

CBD Dosage for Anxiety

CBD Dosage for Inflammation

Scientific research indicates that cannabinoids like CBC, CBD, CBDa and THC have properties that counteract inflammation, helping consumers find relief from aches and pains in the joints and body.

CBD Dosage for Inflammation

CBD Dose for Arthritis

CBD Oil is effective for pain relief in arthritis. Due to CBD’s properties to decrease inflammation it functions as a protectant to the nerves. 

cbd dose for arthritis​

CBD Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research shows that CBD may alleviate symptoms like pain, stiffness and joint mobility—commonly associated with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

CBD Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

CBD Dosage for Migraines

Can CBD Oil help migraines? The synergistic interactions between CBC, CBD, CBDa and THC create an entourage effect that alleviates inflammation, which is a catalyst for migraines.

CBD Dosage for Migraines

CBD Dosage for Pain

Research has revealed that the endocannabinoid system is responsible for the body’s homeostasis through CB1 and CB2 receptors in your brain and immune system. These receptors receive signals from stimuli, creating a response in your cells. CBD interacts with these receptors to produce anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that assist with pain management.

CBD Dosage for Pain

CBD Dosage for PMS

Women can find relief from premenstrual syndrome. While CBD properties may mitigate anxiety and THC may alleviate mood swings and irritability, it is the synergistic interactions of these two cannabinoids that may relax the uterine muscle. It is here where cramps materialize. 

CBD Dosage for PMS

CBD Oil Dosage for Sleep

Can CBD help you sleep? Studies suggest the cannabinoid CBN may have sedative effects and the cannabinoid CBG may help to provide aid with insomnia.

CBD Oil Dosage for Sleep

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CBD oil microdosing

What is microdosing CBD? As opposed to ingesting a full day’s serving of CBD in one dosage, microdosing CBD involves dispersing your daily intake of CBD across multiple dosages throughout the day. CBD microdosing includes consuming smaller servings of CBD Oil throughout your day. This microdosing CBD technique is growing in popularity as many consumers have experienced greater health benefits with retaining steady and consistent levels of CBD in their body.

cbd for stress

Stress can wreak havoc on the body, from the brain to our joints. Supplementing our daily diet with a Pure CBD Oil or Hemp Extract Oil may mitigate the effects of stress on our body for greater homeostasis and balance. Here are just a few ways stress and anxiety impact our body.

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potential side effects

There are little known side effects to taking CBD, but some may include diarrhea, appetite changes, and fatigue. Additionally, some medications may interact with CBD so always consult with a physician.

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