Cannabidiol(CBD) is one of the most popular cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, derived from the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD has no psychoactive properties (meaning it will not get one “high”). There are a number of ways in which CBD is consumed. Some of the most popular consumption methods include vaporizers, CBD oil, edibles, and CBD creams/ointments. Additionally, it can be even more difficult to determine the right dosage of CBD, as well as how to properly administer doses depending on how it is being absorbed into the body. For one, the FDA has not created a recommended daily intake for CBD, so there is no official standard regarding how much CBD is too much or too little to take.
Most consumers of CBD tend to administer their doses based on recommendations from CBD companies and brands, which are not always completely accurate. Determining the right dose is important in maximizing any benefit of CBD, and is contingent upon a variety of factors such as weight, genetics, diet, and metabolism. Being knowledgeable of how to properly administer CBD doses can truly make or break one’s CBD experience.
When evaluating dosage recommendations, it is incredibly important to begin as small as possible and work up to an amount that produces desired results. Everyone’s body is different and responds differently to CBD. Therefore, it is likely that the way a certain dose affects one person will be different for another. Finally, different methods of consumption such as vaping and CBD oil are more potent than others. Thus, one should also be mindful of the fact that the way in which they are consuming CBD might affect their ability to dose properly.
Please consult your physician for recommended dosages and ask if CBD is right for you.