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:
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.