As a beginner, the use of cannabidiol will raise many questions. One of these questions will relate the dosage of CBD to a person. Because the CBD industry is still new to the market, labels of products may arise questions and beginners may worry about the safety in using CBD.
Despite many existing articles in the World Wide Web about the benefits of CBD, only a few of those articles talk about the proper dosage of CBD. And to top it off, the FDA has not issued the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD which means it does not have an official serving size.
This occurrence is one reason folks who use CBD randomly estimate the dosage based on the recommended brands and companies where they bought the CBD merchandise. Some people ask advice from friends with no license and claim to be experts in CBD usage.
Some may start with one drop of CBD per day as a normal start or recommended dosage. It might be the right choice of dosage to take per individual, however, some products of CBD in different brands have important factors to take account such as:
• The weight of the individual.
• The type and severity of the condition being treated.
• The concentration of CBD used.
• The individual’s body chemistry.
This means, that every person will have different required dosage according to these factors. According to Neuroscientist Nick Jikomes at Leafly, a person’s body’s physiology changes, so as the receptors in our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which is responsible for the direct interaction of CBD. This results in the optimal CBD dosages shift throughout an individual’s lifetime.
Choosing the right CBD dosage
To know the desired dosage, you can take, there are three aspects to consider.
1. Dosage according to body weight
The same as any other substances, a person’s body mass is required to know how much of the CBD needed to attain its desired effect. The rule of the thumb for the proper CBD dosage is taking 1-6 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on an individual’s level of pain.
Take for example. A person weighing 200 lbs. can start with 20mg-22mg for starters and 15 mg-25 mg is the desired dosage to a person who weighs 150 lbs.
2. Small dosages first
Besides the weight factors, even if two persons has the same weight. Having the same effect of CBD might not happen to them. This may be because of a person’s history use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things ingested in the body. Another is the body chemistry in how CBD reacts to them. Which is why “what works for your friend, may not work for you.”
Here, start the initial dosage according to your weight and monitor your body’s reaction when accumulating the dosage to achieve the desired effect.
3. Consult a doctor
When in doubt ask advice from a physician, especially folks with an existing medical condition. Despite the new release of CBD in the market, other things to consider is how the CBD works with other drugs. With this in mind, a professional can recommend a required dosage depending on what medical condition you have.
Although, the recent studies of CBD for adverse effect is not life-threatening. Following a safety required dosage to help ease certain medical condition is better than worsening it. Always check the CBD product label of its recommended prescription and alter it according to a person’s preferred effect. Taking this into account, monitoring is essential to achieve the highest potential of CBD.