Finding your right amount
The amount of CBD you should take depends on a variety of factors, including:
your body weight
the condition you are treating
the chemistry of your individual body
CBD congestion in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
In other words, there are many variables that determine how much CBD will cost. Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about the right dose and the possible risks. If your doctor tells you how much to spend, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you are taking a prescription drug that contains CBD, such as Epidiolex, a type of epilepsy.
If your doctor does not recommend it, it is best to start with a small dose and then increase it gradually. This can mean starting with 20 to 40 mg per day. A week later, increase this dose by 5 mg. Keep rehearsing it until you can say it with conviction and confidence.
For example, you can start with 40 mg to treat severe pain. You can take 40 mg for days when you are in severe pain. After a week, you increase it to 45 mg, and after the second week, use 50 mg. At this point, you may feel that your pain is being tolerated.
It would be wise to keep track of how much CBD you are taking and whether your symptoms are improving. Write it down on a piece of paper or in the notes app on your phone.
Start with a small dose of CBD and work your way up to the desired effect. Your proper dose of CBD depends on many factors, such as your weight, body chemistry, the condition you are in, and the concentration of CBD in the product you are using.
How to calculate volume
Some products, such as CBD gummies, capsules, or pills, tell you how much one serving. For example, in a bottle of CBD capsules can indicate that there is 5 mg of CBD per pill.
If you are using CBD oil, you may be in a lowering bottle. Packing may specify how much CBD per drop. From there, you can find out how many drops you need to use.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine the amount of CBD in one drop because the packaging specifies the total amount of CBD in the whole bottle, but not the amount that will be in one drop.
One drop is 0.05 milliliters (mL). That is, not a full draw - just one pull.
This means that a 10-mL bottle of CBD oil contains 200 drops. And if the packaging of that 10-mL bottle states that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain approximately 5 mg of CBD.
Therefore, to have 20 mg of that type of CBD oil, you should take four drops.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
A reliable 2011 source on the safety and adverse effects of CBD found that continuous use of CBD, or in high doses such as 1,500 mg per day, is well tolerated by humans.