Are you interested in trying CBD but you’re not sure how much you should take to reap the benefits? There really is no such thing as an ideal or universally agreed upon dose of CBD, and your daily intake will depend on several individual factors like your weight, your overall health, the concentration of CBD in the product of your choice and what you want to get out of using CBD products.
If you’re not sure where to start, you may want to begin with a low dose and gradually increase it until you achieve the desired effect. A typical starting dose can be around 10 to 20mg of CBD per day, but some people may require higher doses for more severe symptoms or if they have a high tolerance.
For example, if you’re using CBD to sleep better, you could start with 10 mg a day and after a week increase the dose by 5 mg, continuing to increase the amount until you feel the quality of your sleep has improved.
You may want to talk to your healthcare provider before starting CBD, especially if you are taking other medications or have any underlying health conditions. They can help you determine the appropriate dosage and monitor any potential interactions or side effects.
How to Calculate Dosage in Different CBD Products
Calculating the appropriate dosage of CBD in different products can be a bit tricky because the concentration of CBD can vary widely between products and brands. Here are some general guidelines for calculating CBD dosage in different types of products:
- CBD oil tinctures: CBD oil tinctures typically come in dropper bottles with lines on the dropper to denote dosage. The concentration of CBD is usually listed on the bottle in milligrams (mg) per milliliter (ml). To calculate your dosage, simply divide the total amount of CBD in the bottle by the number of milliliters in the bottle. For example, if a 30ml bottle contains 1500 mg of CBD, each ml contains 50 mg of CBD. A typical starting dosage for CBD oil tinctures is 10 to 20 mg per day, so you can use the dropper to measure out the appropriate amount.
- CBD capsules and edibles: CBD capsules and edibles come in pre-measured doses, usually ranging from 5 to 50 mg per dose. To calculate your dosage, simply read the label to determine how many milligrams of CBD are in each serving and take the appropriate number of servings to achieve your desired dosage.
- Topical CBD products: Topical CBD products, such as creams and balms, are applied directly to the skin and may contain varying amounts of CBD. It's difficult to calculate the exact amount of CBD you are receiving from a topical product. It typically depends on factors such as the amount applied and the absorption rate. It's generally recommended to start with a small amount and increase as needed.
As always, remember these are just general guidelines and it's always a good idea to start with a low dose and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effect.
What About Calculating Dosage in CBD Beverages?
CBD products aren’t limited to just oils, edibles and balms. Many people prefer to quench their thirst with flavorful CBD-infused beverages like sparkling water or tea. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of CBD without even feeling like you’re taking a daily supplement.
CBD-infused beverages are becoming increasingly popular and come in a variety of flavors and dosages.
When calculating the dosage of CBD in a beverage, check the label to see how much CBD is in the entire bottle or can and go from there. For example, each 16 oz can of Zentopia beverages has 50 mg of CBD. Drinking Zentopia beverages makes it particularly easy to know exactly how much CBD you’re ingesting.
Keep in mind that the effects of CBD may be less pronounced when ingested in a beverage compared to when taken sublingually (under the tongue) as an oil or tincture, as the digestive system can take longer to absorb the CBD.
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