How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
CBD oil has shown to be very useful in treating a variety of symptoms ranging from chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep, and anxiety. But when taking CBD, it isn’t necessarily harmful in large doses, but there is a range of effectiveness that at some point negates the need to take any more.
It should be said that when ingesting CBD oil, it doesn’t actually get absorbed by your body, rather, it triggers your body to use more of its natural cannabinoids and that’s what produces the effects. Little, if any, of the CBD that you ingest actually gets used in your body due to the abundance of natural cannabinoids and the loose binding capabilities of the chemical itself. Unlike THC, the other active chemical in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t give you the high that cannabis is known for. So taking high doses definitely doesn’t produce more positive results and no real negative effects outside of possible nausea or dizziness.
Cannabidiol doesn’t just come in the configuration of a cannabis leaf, rather, there are many different and distinct forms available nowadays so that you can choose the best method for your needs. However, each product has different concentrations of CBD and require different dosage amounts to maintain the same effects. But what about the standard? Is there a standard dose? The answer is No. There is no real standard serving dose, considering the different dosage amounts it takes for it to be effective against a variety of symptoms. But the Mayo Clinic has come up with a list of symptoms with corresponding dosage amounts that come from several studies done over the years:
- Loss of Appetite in Cancer Patients: 2.5 mg of THC (orally), with or without 1 mg of CBD for six weeks.
- Chronic Pain: 2.5-20 mg of CBD [with or without THC] (orally).
- Epilepsy: 200-300 mg of CBD (orally) daily.
- Movement Problems Due to Huntington’s Disease: 10 mg of CBD per kg of body weight daily for six weeks (orally).
- Sleep Disorders: 40 mg-160 mg of CBD (orally).
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 mg of a THC/CBD combination daily for 2-15 weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.
- Schizophrenia: 40-1,280 mg oral CBD daily.
- Glaucoma: A single sublingual CBD dosage of 20-40 mg (>40 mg may increase eye pressure).
One method to determine how much CBD you should be taking is to do the up-titration method. This involves starting off with very low dosages and over a period of time increasing your dosages little by little until you feel the effects are optimal. And since CBD is mainly a trigger for your body, going higher than the optimal dose won’t do anything extra and, if anything, would be detrimental to the helpful effects you should be feeling. In fact, less could be more, in a study done where cancer patients were given varying doses of a CBD spray, the patients who received a 21 mg/day reported feeling better effects than patients given 52 mg/day and even more so than patients who received 83 mg/day which was unhelpful to the point of which the CBD acted no better than a placebo.
While the side effects of CBD appear to be minimal, it should still be taken in moderation to get optimal symptom relief without negative side effects. If you’re looking for more information or if you just want to look at Terra Vida’s assortment of CBD oil and skin care products, go here. All products are third-party lab tested for purity and quality.
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