Let me make one thing abundantly clear: there is no “one-size-fits-all” dosage for CBD oil. Rather, it is a question of trial and error because the non-intoxicating cannabinoid affects everyone differently. There are many reasons for this, which I outline in this article.
You’ll also find that the reason why you’re using CBD oil dictates how much you should consume to begin with. Let’s learn more about what affects CBD dosage and how to calculate it.
Your Bodyweight & Metabolism Matter
Even when you use the best CBD oil, there’s no guarantee that it will have the same impact on you as it does on someone else. That’s because your metabolism affects how CBD works, as does the amount you weigh. Whether you want to hear it or not, someone who weighs 240 pounds will likely require a higher CBD oil dose than a person weighing 150.
As far as metabolism is concerned, someone with a ‘quick’ metabolism will metabolize CBD rapidly. As a result, it will leave the body faster, meaning that such individuals may need higher or more frequent doses.
Then, there is the simple fact that your body may react differently to CBD oil than someone else. It’s possible that you’re quite sensitive to the cannabinoid, which means you don’t require a great deal to feel the effects. Conversely, you may not feel much at all from a moderate dose, which means a larger one is required.
Still, it’s imperative that you begin with a small amount at first, just to see how your body reacts to the cannabinoid. You should not ‘guess’ at its effects.
For the reasons outlined above, it is next to impossible to provide anything other than “ballpark” figures. According to one review, the dosages used in clinical research vary enormously. They depended on the form of consumption and the condition the CBD oil was used for.
In a general sense, most studies into CBD oil have involved volunteers consuming relatively large amounts, usually at least 100mg and up to 900mg. This is quite a departure from what you’ll read online regarding advice on how much you should consume. Starting with 5-10mg is often the recommendation, and it’s wise to slowly increase the dosage until you’re happy with the effects.
For the record, people in such studies tended to use between 250mg and 500mg of CBD oil per day to combat pain and inflammation. Meanwhile, people with type 2 diabetes used up to 200mg a day in studies, while people with anxiety used anywhere between 150mg and 900mg daily.
These are exceptionally high doses, and it is a bad idea to go that high to begin with. First, there’s the issue of possible adverse effects, including dizziness and diarrhea. Then, you must contend with the cost. High-quality products such as the 5000mg CBD oil sold by Premium Jane aren’t exactly cheap to create!
Brands will ideally use organic hemp and include third-party lab reports with every batch of products, as Premium Jane does. However, you can’t expect such quality AND an extremely low price tag. Granted, buying 5000mg of CBD oil may result in savings compared to regularly buying smaller concentrations. Even so, one must take into account the price of cannabidiol before deciding if using 100mg a day is financially viable.
CBD Oil: The “Perfect” Dosage Is Variable
Simply put, don’t take any advice on how much cannabidiol you should consume as definitive. The reality is that CBD’s effects vary from one person to the next. It can depend on physiology and the reason why you’re using it.
It’s also worth noting that the consumption method is yet another factor to consider. Typically, CBD oil is consumed sublingually, which means it is absorbed primarily beneath the tongue. It is the preferred way to use CBD for many people since it bypasses the digestive system, leading to a faster onset of effects and a higher rate of bioavailability.
You may want to give CBD gummies a try but bear in mind that this involves oral consumption. This will lead to a slower onset of effects along with lower bioavailability. On the plus side, oral consumption tends to have the longest effect duration, so it may prove useful for certain medical issues.