Consider the following factors when Calculating your CBD dosage:
Many factors can impact the size of the dosage that will work for you. The CBD oil potency (and quality) will of course impact what you actually feel but there are a few other facts that you might want to consider:
- How much you weight
- Your type of metabolism
- The kinda of diet you have
- The condition treated
- The Severity of your illness
- Your CBD tolerance
Are there side effects?
Sure, there are a few side effects associated with CBD but they are neither common nor serious.
- Drowsiness: Many people describe the effect of CBD as a ‘wave of relief’ or a ‘calming sensation.’ It’s worth noting that these feelings can manifest as drowsiness in high doses.
- Dry Mouth: Recently, scientists confirmed that there are in fact cannabinoid receptors in the salivary glands of humans. CBD interacts with these cannabinoid receptors and inhibits the secretion of saliva – which can cause ‘cotton mouth’.
- Low Blood Pressure: Very high doses of CBD can induce a slight drop in blood pressure that is often associated with mild lightheadedness.
- Lightheadedness: As described above, some consumers experience mild feelings of lightheadedness as a result of the slight drop in blood pressure.
- Inhibition of Hepatic Drug Metabolism: This one sounds worse than it is. If you’ve ever heard a physician caution eating a grapefruit with certain medications, this is the same effect.
Can you overdose on CBD?
It would be nearly impossible to over dose on CBD. By that, I mean that you would have to take an extremely large amount/dose of CBD. Somewhere around 50,000 mg of CBD, which work out to be 300mg for every 2.5 lbs of body weight.
There is no reason you would ever need that take such a large amount of CBD. As a matter of fact, an average 185lbs male (suffering from a high level of pain) only needs to take around 25mg. That’s a huge difference and quite a long way from from 50,000mg. (1999 extra intakes of 25mg to be exact)
CBD Dosage suggestions based on your weight
Check out the table below, it suggests the amount of CBD you should be taking based on your total weight and the severity/level of your pain. I always suggest using that table as a starting point. Start with the lower dosage and slowly work your way up.
|Under 25 lbs
Now, it’s no secret that every CBD product has a different dosage amount and a different amount of CBD per dose. The next step you have to take is use these numbers, along with the ones I mentioned in the table above and you will be able to find out the amount of CBD oil that’s right for you. Check out the label on your CBD oil and locate the amount of serving size, it will say X drops. On that same label, you should be able to locate the mg amount of CBD per serving. You can now use the CBD Dosage calculator method to find your dosage.
Still confused? Let’s do a Dosage Calculation for me (a 190lbs male in MILD pain). Let say I just purchased a bottle of 725mg Full Spectrum CBD Oil from Nuleaf Naturals after reading their review . By reading their label, I can easily see that:
- Serving size =10 drops
- CBD amount per serving = 24mg
Knowing those numbers, I can easily say that 10 drops = 24mg of CBD. (1 drop = 2.4mg of CBD)
By looking at the chart above, I located my wight and can see that my starting dosage should be 18mg. Now we can calculate how many drops i need each time. 18 divided by 2.4 = 7.5
It will take me 8 drops of Nuleaf Natural CBD to administer 18mg of CBD (you can’t really take half a drop so always round up)
You just need 4 things to calculate the right dosage of CBD: The serving size, the mg per serving, your weight and pain starting dosage and a little math.
Remember to always start low and work your way up when it comes to dosage, I personally found it easier to scale up than down. Experiment with the same dosage for at least for 4 or 5 days before scaling up Your body will need a bit of time to get used to the oil.