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How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
Published date: 25 April 2022 | 01.10 PM

How much CBD should we take for health condition is one of the main questions which we should be able to answer without too much trouble, but since everyone is different, this is not a one-size-fits-all system. Herein we propose some general suggestions to determine the best dosage based on several factors.  

 

The Best Dosage Determining

Dosing is often determined by using the patient’s weight.  The more you weigh, the higher your dosage should be as with many other supplements. Moreover, the right dosage can be determined from the level of pain or discomfort which a person is experiencing. In the case of chronic pain or severe anxiety, people may need a higher dose while a mild condition person may prefer a lower dose. 

 

Dosage for Humans Recommendation

Weight

Dosing for Mild Effects

Dosing for Strong Effects

0-37 kgs

10mg

15mg

38-45 kgs

12mg

20mg

46-68 kgs

15mg

25mg

69-91 kgs

20mg

30mg

92+ kgs

25mg

40mg

 

The Amount of CBD Calculation Per Serving

Typically, we know how much CBD is in a single serving from the packaging which is labeled with the amount of total CBD in for example, CBD gummies, capsules, or a tincture (a full dropper). From this, we can calculate amount of mg CBD per 1 serving (typically in milliliters or milligrams) is calculated by taking the labeled total amount of milligrams of CBD and then divided it by the total number of milliliters or milligrams. For example: 1500 mg of CBD in a 30 mL bottle, with 1 mL as the standard serving size, means each 1 mL serving will contain approximately 50 mg of CBD. 

 

Dosage Using an up-Titration Method Experiment

Physician Consultation

A physician is in an excellent person to help when we are confused since they have detailed information on our health history and can serve as a partner in our wellness. Likely they already have a list of patients as CBD users.  During the consultation, be as open as possible and provide us with all necessary information about other medications we are taking.

 

Legal Issues Surrounding CBD Dosing Recommendations

The development of any sort of universal standards has been slow in coming even though the issue of legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis has been a major topic of debate in the United States and other parts of the world. Since December 2018, Agriculture Improvement Act was signed into law. Among dozens of other provisions, it legalized the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level. This legalization has led to intensified efforts to determine the various medicinal uses of CBD and how to standardize labeling and dosage suggestions. While this is excellent news, it has some disadvantages. Primarily, some CBD businesses are being called out for making specific health claims about CBD. We are hearing more about FDA inspectors removing edibles from store shelves and sending warning letters to companies who are not in compliance. The main problem is that there is no clarity whatsoever in determining why these actions are being taken, who they will affect, and how they may be remedied. 

This past year, the FDA approved a new drug for the treatment of seizures. This is the first drug containing cannabidiol ever to enter the pharmaceutical market. Because it has been approved and classified as a drug, The FDA appears to be leaning toward regulating CBD as a drug as well, which will require not only a complete overhaul of its definition but a set of standards for the CBD industry to adhere to. Unfortunately, we don’t have that yet, and many retailers of CBD are in the dark about what information can and cannot be shared. This should explain why our dosage instructions are vague.

 

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, there is no precise way to determine a patient’s recommended dose for CBD to achieve its objective(s).  It may take some time, research, and patience to understand each person specific needs. CBD works for many people and has a high safety profile with very few risks or adverse effects.  If we can be persistent in trialing, we can eventually determine the best dosage for our needs. The results are worth the wait. 

 

Reference

1.    DOES, H., How Much CBD Oil Should I Take? NEW SLEEP AID, SLEEP, BEGINS TRIAL RESEARCH. Alternative Medicine; Mendota Heights.