How To Dose Your CBD Oil & Which Strength is Best
How do I dose CBD Oil? Which strength should I take? To start with, this may seem completely like guesswork. Not to worry though, because this is easier than you may thing.
As you can see, we currently have a range of CBD strengths: Dina (which is a 5% CBD oil), Diablo (10% CBD Oil), Dian (15% cbd oil) and Deity a super strength 20% CBD oil. Each support your Endocannabinoid System in a very similar way.
So, you’re new to CBD and you do not know which one do you take? Read on!
CBD is a food supplement and cannot be sold as a medicine and should not be used to treat or cure any health issues. If you have a medical condition and you’re unsure what dose to try, then the advice is the same. Start low & slow – that way your body can get used to the cannabinoids and you can increase the dose if needed 🙂
How Cannabinoids Work
In short, our Endocannabinoid System is a network of receptors that helps to maintain our internal environment to ensure that our body is working properly. Our body is constantly fighting to keep this essential stable internal balance; this process is called homeostasis in science.
When there is an unbalance, our body synthesizes endocannabinoids / uses phytocannabinoids which attach to our ECS which in turn attempts to return the body to its happy medium. Just as we are all unique, each of our ECS networks also work uniquely and need differing levels of Cannabinoids to support our body.
It is why taking more CBD, doesn’t always mean more results. This is why it is difficult to suggest which oil will work for any one person It is based on what your body needs… you may need one drop of the weakest oil, or you could need a bucket of the strongest. There is only one way to tell… by trial and error.
Therefore, as a very general piece of advice we always suggest that if you are new to CBD, then you should start low & slow. This means starting with a low/medium strength oil and then increasing if needed. It means that your body will get used to the cannabinoids and use them more effectively.
CBD is not a magic wand, and is only a small part of a better, healthier lifestyle. It works best over time!
Dosage Guidelines You Can Use:
There are plenty of variables when it comes to CBD, so here are a few things to consider:
- Which type of CBD do you need?: CBD products come in a wide range of forms: from the oil the CBD is suspended in, to capsules, to vape oils, skin balms and even bath bombs. You have to consider what you are using the CBD for and choose an appropriate product – capsules are good if you hate the taste but absorb slower and less CBD is absorbed, skin products are great for localized application. Oils are quick delivery products but can be tricky to dose and sometimes have an acquired taste. It depends on what works for your tastes.
- Find your ratio. Cannabis products have varying amounts of CBD and other Cannabinoids. Some products are full spectrum (contain lots of terepenes and cannabinoids which may have different affects on your body) or pure CBD oils which only contain CBD.
- Begin with a low dose: ALWAYS start low and slow. If you decide to jump into the deep-end with a powerful oil, there may be unwanted outcomes which could put you off using the oils again. Start with one drop or two of a low % CBD oil and work up from there. Your body will do the work for you.
- Pay attention to your body. It is imperative that you pay attention to how you are feeling. Listen to your body. Take the first week to feel how you are reactive and weigh up whether your current dose is enough.
- Don’t overdo it & Be aware of the possible side effects: As you are increasing, try not to over do it. If you start feeling an sleepy, have a dry mouth or feel off it may be time to reduce your dose to find a sweet-spot. Other side effects can include nausea & diarrhea.
- Seek trusted medical advice. It is essential that you proceed with caution, especially if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness or if you are taking perscription medication. By having an open dialog with a medical professional, they will be able to give advice if you are concerned or need their specialist advice. Do not take CBD if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.