How much CBD should I take?

The “right” dosage is personal

Due to the individual characteristics of the body, the effects of each CBD dosage can vary. The factors that influence these effects are:

● One's health condition.

● Human body weight. The more bodyweight, the higher the dosage is needed.  And vice versa.

● Rate of absorption and distribution of CBD by the Endocannabinoid receptors.

● Method of use. Oils and tinctures placed under your tongue are absorbed into the bloodstream faster and stay longer. Edible CBD products must pass through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream, taking longer to be effective. In contrast, CBD by vaporisation bypasses the digestive system and enters the bloodstream from the lungs faster.

● The effects the individual wants to achieve.

Overdosing on CBD is very unlikely since CBD is a natural product and non-intoxicating. Even under investigative processes, it has been suggested to be relatively safe to use by The World Health Organization (WHO). A 2011 review on the safety and side effects of CBD found that continuous use of CBD, even in high doses up to 1500mg a day, is well-tolerated by humans.

It is important to note that there are a few known side effects of CBD. If side effects do occur, these may include tiredness, diarrhoea, or changes in appetite.

In any case, if the customer is new to the use of CBD or is currently taking other medication, we recommend discussing it with a doctor or expert in the field for more information.

So...How much CBD should I take?

There is no standard daily recommended intake for CBD, however, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has recommended a maximum daily CBD intake for healthy adults of 70mg. Please, note that this statement is not legally required, but just a recommendation.

CBD dosage guide based on weight and CBD effect

Weight (lbs)
CBD Effect 100 - 130
130 - 160 160 - 190 190 - 220 220 - 250 250 - 280 +280
Low 10 - 17mg 20 -27mg 29 - 34mg 35 -39mg 40 - 44mg 45 - 50mg +52mg
Medium 21 - 25mg 27 - 33mg 34 - 40mg 42 -50mg 51 - 59mg 60 - 69mg +75mg
High 30 - 37mg 35 - 43mg 44 -50mg 52 - 58mg 60 - 72mg 70 - 85mg +90mg

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