Whether you’re a first-time user, or an experienced CBD fan, knowing how to use CBD or how much to take can be confusing process. Unfortunately, there are no set guidelines as of yet. CBD has not been allocated a recommended daily intake (RDI) by the authorities on healthcare products in the UK or US, so until this happens there is not much to go on.
This has given way to brands and manufacturers providing potential customers with their own recommended dosages. However, these are not always accurate and could render the product ineffective or worse.
Part of the reason it is so difficult to give a recommended dosage is that all of our bodies are different, our endocannabinoid systems are different and the reasons that people may take CBD and the desired effects can vary hugely.
Therefore, we have put together three things to factor in when calculating your personal CBD dosage.
- Understand the label
CBD companies label their products differently. You may see a percentage value, for example, 5%, 10% or a mg value, for example, 500mg. Understanding what these values mean is important to working out how much CBD is in the product. Once you know how much CBD is in your product you can manage your dose. Why not use our CBD calculator to work this out.
- Start low and increase your strengths accordingly.
We cannot tell you how much CBD to take but once you have found a great quality product to start using, start low.
Starting off with a small dose allows you to see how your body reacts to the CBD. You can then gradually adjust to reach your desired results. The factors that may affect your results include bodyweight, metabolism, genetics and your individual endocannabinoid system. It may be useful to keep a logbook of how you feel after each dose until you find the optimum amount for you.
The time of day that you choose to take CBD will be dependent on what results you desire.
- Consult your doctor
When in doubt, consult your GP, especially if you are taking medication or have an existing medical condition. Do not stop taking medication is substitution for CBD without speaking to your doctor.
TIP: For more information on what the endocannabinoid system is, see our ‘What is the Endocannabinoid System’ guide.