How Much CBD Should I Take For…?

Cannabidiol or CBD is wildly popular, as it delivers incredible wellness benefits for so many people.  A recent Gallup poll revealed that 64% of adults in the United States were familiar with CBD and CBD products.  A different study found that one third of Americans have used CBD to help provide relief from pain, anxiety, acne, cancer, sleep issues and stress.  

We each respond to the dosages of CBD in unique ways.  Finding the proper amount to take for your individual needs depends on a number of variables including your personal body chemistry, the concentration in the oil or tincture you are using, the condition you are seeking relief for and your body weight.  You can start with a conversation with your doctor, if you’re seeking treatment for a medical condition.  If you’re already taking prescription medicine that contains CBD as an anti-seizure medication, talk to your doctor about dosage before starting a new CBD regimen. 

Where do you start? Begin small, at 20 to 40 mg a day and increase by 5 mg after a week until you hit a level that feels like the CBD product is successfully making a difference in your symptoms.  When looking at a bottle of CBD oil, if a 10 mL bottle has 200 drops at 1,000 mg of CBD, each single drop is about 5 mg of CBD. Need 30 mg?  Take 6 drops.  

Consistency is everything.  Building up CBD in your system can be necessary to notice benefits so stay with the plan for at least a month, taking CBD daily and take note of the changes in your body.

If you’re wondering how much CBD you may need to take for your particular condition, The Mayo Clinic published helpful suggestions of dosages for CBD for certain illnesses, the result of drawing data from publications, traditional use, expert opinion and scientific research.  Although factors like the duration of treatment and dosage is dependent on the illness itself, here are some guidelines that can help you make an informed decision: 

*Chronic pain:  2.5-20mg of CBD

*Epilepsy:    200-300mg of CBD (orally) daily

* Huntington’s Disease (Movement Issues):  10mg of CBD per kg of body weight daily for six weeks

*Sleep Disorders:  40mg-160mg of CBD (orally).

*Schizophrenia:  40-1,280mg oral CBD daily

*Glaucoma:  A single CBD dosage of 20-40mg under the tongues (>40 mg may increase eye pressure)

The American Arthritis Foundation recommends a few milligrams of CBD under the tongue, twice a day.  Not feeling relief in a week?  Double the dosage, increasing by small amounts over the next few weeks until you notice a difference. 

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