CBD Explained

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Dosage

CBD is amazing!!

CBD can help with a very wide range of wellness and goodness. It is famous for treating anxiety and insomnia, stress, depression, epilepsy pain, diabetes, migraines, Parkinson’s and is known for many other recreational benefits.

Even after trying a lot of supplements to treat anxiety, stress, insomnia, and even arthritis pain, nothing proved to be as effective as CBD oil for many CBD Fans.

CBD can be taken in different ways. The most common ones are vaping, eating or edibles, sublingual (mean under your tongue), and topicals(directly applying it on the skin). Each way of usage has its pros and cons.  Find out which one will suit you the most.

Most users prefer taking CBD sublingually as it’s one of the purest, quickest,  easiest, and effective ways to consume the dose.

How many times a day should I take CBD oil?

It depends. It’s subjective on how many times a day you want to take it or need to take it or whatever works best for you. Generally, its one to two times per day. It usually depends on how long the duration of CBD’s effects remains on the person.

The duration effect will vary for people depending on how they take it or just their own individual body or how the CBD is processed inside.

Generally, CBD  dose for stress and anxiety is consumed once in the morning before work, the second dose during work or right after work, and third once right before bed because it helps them sleep. Some people take CBD  to cure insomnia and prefer usage right before hitting the bed. It really depends on how it affects you and what you’re using it for.

How to take CBD dosage in topicals: 

Using a CBD  topical works well for external pain. Either suffering from acute pains like arthritis or having the irritation of rashes, blemishes, or any other skin problem. In such cases applying CBD creams and lotions every few hours to keep the effect going and keep the soreness away is beneficial.

Though applying topical two times a day is suggested, it will highly depend on for whatever CBD is used for, where the CBD is applied and what result is expected.

Onset Time: 20-40 minutes

Average Duration: 2-4 hour

How to apply CBD topicals: The best way to apply CBD topical is by taking a small amount and gently rubbing it on the affected area for a few minutes. Allowing the skin to absorb CBD and initiating the receptors found in the skin will help in getting the desired results.

How to take CBD  dosage in Edibles/ gummies:

CBD in edibles or in a food or orally ingested has the longest-lasting effect.  The onset effects from a CBD from oral ingestion as an edible/ gummies/ tincture/honey would be about 6-8hours, But this will again vary for person to person. Cbd edibles are mostly taken to cure pain, anxiety, stress, and insomnia.

Dosage for anxiety: When using the tincture for sublingual use, start with around seven drops of oil containing five percent CBD. If you don’t feel any difference, you can add a few drops till you found the desired results.

Dosage for pain: While using its sublingual, the average time the effect lasts is 4-6 hours.

The CBD dosage amount and for how long the effect lasts also differs from person to person depending on the usage.

Onset Time: Up to 2 hours

Average Duration: Up to 8 hours

 How should I take CBD edibles: When using sublingual, make sure to keep the CBD  oil under your tongue for at least two minutes, and after that, swirl it around in your mouth before swallowing. This is due to the fact that you absorb very little when swallowing directly.

When CBD is absorbed under your tongue, it goes directly into the bloodstream and gives instant results for a prolonged time. Gummies should be chewed and then swallowed to give the long-lasting effects.

How to take CBD dosage in vape:

Vape is another common way of taking CBD. The vape gives an instant effect and is purposely taken for recreation. The onset effect doesn’t stay for long, hence is consumed several times a day. Vape pens are the commonly used devices, refilled with CBD oil, and enjoyed for recreation.

Onset Time: 5-10 minutes.

Average Duration: 2-4 hours

How to take CBD in Vape: Add a few drops of CBD  oil in the vaping device to have the vaping experience.

Should I take Isolated CBD or full-spectrum CBD?

 There are two different types of CBD. These are called isolated and full-spectrum.

The CBD plant contains around 100 cannabinoids. Isolated means it contains only one of the CBD and ignores the rest of them. Full-spectrum, on the other hand, uses all other beneficial components of the plants like terpenes, fatty acids, vitamins, etc. 

Full-spectrum provides stronger health benefits than isolated because all the components work together like a team creating something called the “Entourage effect” from fall the cannabinoids present in the plant.

The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. 

Full-spectrum also contains a very little bit of THC but not enough to get you high. The amount of THC is less than 0.1 percent, which is way too low to get you high. There is way more CBD in full-spectrum, which works magically in treating pain, stress, anxiety, and even on damaged skin. 

 Another very nice thing is that you can’t build a tolerance to CBD oil.

For compounds like THC, which are mind-altering compounds, you can build tolerance and get addicted. But for CBD, which doesn’t respond directly to your CB1 receptors, you cannot build a tolerance to them.

The CBD effect will last for people from anywhere from 15 min to upwards to eight hours. 

What works best for me?

The right dosage is different for everyone and also depends on what you’re using it for. So it’s very hard to give a specific dosage. For some things, a low dosage works better, and for other things, a higher dosage works better, for example for treating anxiety a low to medium dose will work better than a dose that is too high, but for epilepsy, a higher dosage is required, so it’s best to find a common dosage for your condition and try out for yourself.

By starting low and gradually increasing the dosage to the desired result is the best way to start your cbd intake.