Whether you’re new to CBD or an experienced user, understanding how this oil works and how to use it can be a little confusing. CBD offers some fantastic benefits, including pain relief, but how do you work out the best dosage for you?
The Common Advice
One of the reasons that CBD oil dosages are confusing is because products are often labeled to “take one dropper” per day. While this is a recommended dosage, it is very vague, and there is no way to tell if it is the right dosage for an individual. This dosage doesn’t take the person’s body weight, body chemistry, or severity of the condition into account. It doesn’t even seem to factor the CBD concentration into the dosage.
All of this confirms that there is no “one size fits all” dose for pain relief, and you will need to do a little trial and error to find the proper dosage for you.
Base Your Dosage on Your Body Weight
As with most medications and supplements, if you have a greater body mass, you’re likely to need a larger dose. A good rule of thumb is to try between one and six milligrams of CBD oil per ten pounds of body weight. This depends on the severity of your pain. So, if you struggle with intense, chronic pain, your ideal dose is likely to be at the higher end of this scale, while someone with mild pain would be at the lower end of the scale. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, a good starting CBD dosage would be 15 to 25 milligrams.
It is important to remember that we are all different, so even if you have a friend who weighs the same as you, you shouldn’t assume that their CBD dosage is correct for you. It is far better to start with a smaller dose and gradually increase to find your correct level. So, start with the lowest dose for your body weight and gauge how you react to this level of CBD. Every few days increase the dosage, while you continue to monitor your reactions. This will help you to find the ideal dosage for your body and level of pain.
Seek Medical Advice
If you have an existing medical condition, it is a good idea to speak to your healthcare professional. Although there are not a lot of doctors with CBD expertise, most health care professionals should be able to provide you with an idea of how your body will react to CBD, and if it will interact with any medications, you may currently be using.
Measuring Your Dosage
Once you have determined your ideal dose, you will need to learn how to measure it accurately. CBD oil is supplied with a dropper, and most droppers hold a millimeter of liquid. This means that you will need to do a little math. Look at how many milligrams of CBD is in the bottle and divide this number by the number of milliliters in the bottle. This will provide you with a figure of how many milligrams of CBD is in each dropper.