How much and how should I take CBD?
You’re ready. You’re ready to give CBD a chance. You’re ready to join the growing number of people using CBD for relief and support of a myriad of health issues including but not limited to anxiety, arthritis, pain, insomnia, and more. As this list grows, people just like yourself are turning to CBD to see if it can help them as well.
The decision to try CBD is just the beginning. From there, you need to decide what’s the best CBD for you, how much CBD you should take, and what’s the best way to take CBD so you can get the desired results. This post will dive into these questions and provide you with a foundation to continue your journey into CBD.
What’s the best way to take CBD?
CBD can be found in a variety of different products for you to consume. From beauty products to vapes, to edibles and beyond, you can almost find anything with CBD in it these days. But, with the increasing number of health benefits that continue to push the idea for more funded research, you should know the best ways to digest CBD in order for you to reap these benefits.
Clinical studies have shown that inhalation and sublingual transmission are the most effective way to introduce CBD into your body. The studies suggest that vapes and sublingual (under the tongue) tinctures provide the most effective methods because they put the CBD directly into your bloodstream. Whereas a supplement or edible needs to be absorbed through your digestive tract which will take longer to absorb and may lead to a decrease in potency.
While vaping does carry a negative connotation for a lot of people who are against the process altogether or concerned about the negative health impacts of vaping – especially with the state of the world right now, tinctures offer a safe and effective method to get your daily regimen of CBD.
How much CBD oil should I take?
Since there is no recommended daily allowance (RDA), doctors at this time can only make personal recommendations for how much CBD or other cannabinoids you should take based on their research. With no “official” recommended daily dose it’s important to understand that everyone is different. Environment, body weight, diet, metabolism, and genetics can all play a role in how CBD affects your body. As well, each CBD product can vary in consistency and quality.
To help you understand you, and get the right amount of CBD in your system to achieve the desired outcome, we at Timberline CBD recommend starting out with 25mg per serving, twice a day. Keep in mind that our Daybreak 1500mg CBD/CBG blended tincture contains 30 servings with 50mg per serving. As you begin a routine, you can adjust the amount of CBD you take based on your reactions and consulting with your doctor.
The Mayo Clinic offers the following chart with specific dosage recommendations for various illnesses:
Chronic Pain: 2.5-20mg of CBD (with or without THC) orally as needed.
Epilepsy: 200-300mg of CBD orally and daily for up to 4.5 months.
Movement problems due to Huntington’s Disease: 10mg of CBD per kg of body weight daily for six weeks.
Sleep Disorders: 40-160mg of CBD orally before bedtime.
Schizophrenia: 40-1,280mg orally daily for up to four weeks.
Glaucoma: A single dose of 20-40mg under the tongue. Doses higher than 40mg may actually increase eye pressure.
What about CBN?
A cannabis laboratory, Steep Hill stated that “The consumption of 2.5mg to 5mg of CBN has the same level of sedation as a mild pharmaceutical sedative, with a relaxed body sensation similar to 5mg to 10mg of diazepam.”
To put that in perspective, Timberline CBD’s Sweet Dreams 1500mg tincture is a combination of CBD and CBN. It contains 2.5mg of CBN per serving. This is an optimal amount according to the Steep Hill study and allows users to double their dose without overdoing if they feel they are not getting enough with just one.
Can you take too much CBD?
At this time, there are no reported cases of CBD overdosing. There have been some reports from people taking excessive amounts of CBD that include blurred vision and drowsiness.
According to one of the nation’s top full-service testing labs for cannabis, CannLabs, there is no established lethal CBD dose. They recommend always reading the packaging and look for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) so you know what you’re taking.
As we at Timberline CBD continue to research and provide you with the most up-to-date information we can find on the ingredients we offer in our products, we encourage you to check with your own doctor before adding any medication or supplement to your regimen. Statements made in this blog post are meant to be a starting point of reference.
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