CBD oil dosage

Most people have heard about the health benefits of CBD oil. CBD is used for helping reduce anxiety, depression, improve sleep, soothe pain, improve heart health, and the immune system. When it comes to helping the issue you are having it is important to know about doses. You will need to know the dosage to have in order to reap the benefits. Otherwise, it may not do anything to help you.

It can often be difficult to find out the exact dosage you need. Therefore, doing your research is imperative.

Most reviews say CBD oil is relatively safe to use. However, this is not to say people do not vary in reaction when using the product. People will often react in different ways. Most studies have shown that dosages should be between 20 and 1.5mg per day.

How to figure the amount for you

Here are the following factors to consider:

  • CBD concentration
  • How your body responds
  • What conditions you are treating
  • Bodyweight and size

These variables are imperative to understand before using CBD oil. Talking to a doctor would be beneficial just so you know you are safe and they can advise you on how much to take or even tell you if you need it or not. Always listen to your doctor as they often know what is best.

In regard to doses always start with the smallest dosage. You can always add but you cannot take away-it is better to start with a lower dosage. For example, start with 20-40mg and see what happens. If nothing happens then up your dosage but within small intervals. Stop upping the dosage once you feel it is working. Also, pay attention to the source of pain because one day you may need more than the next day. Always refer back to the variables above to help you as a guideline.

Additionally, keeping a diary of your dosages may be beneficial and help you keep track of how your body is feeling and how much you take day to day. Most CBD products have dosages one the side e.g 2 capsules per day. However, with oil, the product will come with a dropper. Read the packaging for further instructions. Normally it should tell you how much CBD is in a single drop.

Is it possible to take too much CBD? 

2011 review on the safety and side effects of CBD found that even in high doses like 1,500 mg a day the human body can tolerate it.

2017 updated source to this review also confirmed this. However, in a 2019 study done with mice, some concerns were raised and possible liver damage-interactions with other medications were shown.

Although the study was done with mice if you are currently taking medication and would like to try CBD, it’s essential to discuss this with your doctor first. Just to be safe.

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The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.

Is cannabidiol safe?

Side effects of CBD include nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the level in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. A significant safety concern with CBD is that it is primarily marketed and sold as a supplement, not a medication. Currently, the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of dietary supplements. So you cannot know for sure that the product you buy has active ingredients at the dose listed on the label. In addition, the product may contain other (unknown) elements. We also don’t know the most effective therapeutic dose of CBD for any particular medical condition.

The bottom line on cannabidiol

Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. We need more research but CBD may be prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Without sufficient high-quality evidence in human studies we can’t pinpoint effective doses, and because CBD is currently is mostly available as an unregulated supplement, it’s difficult to know exactly what you are getting. If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.