We always recommend to “start low and go slow.” When you begin to ramp up the amount of CBD products in your daily routine, it’s important to understand how much to take when first starting out. When you receive your first CBD oil dietary supplement, you’ll find the following information on the box:
For some, it’s preferable to take their supplements in capsule or gummy form as opposed to using CBD oil and a dropper. CBD capsules and gummies work for a lot of people because they’re quick, predictable, and have a predetermined serving size. Each package has the amount of CBD per serving on the label. It also has instructions for suggested usage and where to store the products.
This makes it pretty easy for CBD newbies and seasoned users alike to know how much CBD oil they’re taking right away.
How do I read a CBD Oil Product Label?
Paying attention to your body today will help you gauge where you’ll stand tomorrow. It will also help you better understand if you need to adjust the strength you’re taking. So pay close attention to how your body is responding to the CBD you’re using. You may also notice a difference between how the Original Formula and the other Charlotte’s Web products make you feel. As a reminder, the benefits of CBD include:
For any dietary supplement to work properly, it must be taken consistently and in controlled, predictable amounts. Missing days or servings can affect how it’s helping to support your body. You may also notice that in certain circumstances you need an extra boost. Establish CBD as a part of your daily routine by picking a time of day that you know is doable for you. It may help to take it as you’re winding down each day, just so you’re able to observe how your body is responding. While everyone’s body responds to CBD differently, there are a few factors that play into reaching your desired results:
We recommend taking each serving as indicated on the package for 4 to 6 weeks, tracking when you take CBD and how it makes you feel. Changes can be small and difficult to notice, especially at first — taking notes can help you identify a difference over time. That’s when you’ll truly know how long it takes for CBD to take effect and kick in. Though your body’s response to CBD varies by the individual due to metabolism, many people find success by taking their CBD twice per day, at designated times, and by following the suggested serving sizes.
For more information about how much CBD oil you should take for a specific bottle, look at the infographic below:
When my dad started taking CBD, he was taking 2 30mg capsules per day (so 60mg total), which is in the standard dose range for a 200lb person, and he noticed almost immediately that his joint pain had completely gone away when walking up the stairs!
It’s very important when it comes to experimenting with cannabis products to remember the mantra, “start low, and go slow.” If you’re just starting out with CBD, start with the lowest dosage in your weight range for the condition you’re hoping to alleviate.
Hemp and marijuana are 2 different plants within the cannabis family. CBD from hemp (which contains .3% THC or less) is currently being sold in many US stores and online. CBD from the marijuana plant (often formulated with higher levels of THC) can only be purchased at dispensaries in states with medical or recreational legal use. The CBD molecule is virtually identical from each plant, but some report more significant effects from marijuana-derived CBD vs. hemp-derived CBD (as the marijuana plant often contains higher levels of other cannabinoids, contributing to the “entourage effect” — the presence of more cannabinoids strengthens the effect of the others).
How do you know how much CBD you’re taking?
The endocannabinoid system maintains and restores balance and homeostasis in the body and can affect inflammation, pain, mood, energy, brain health, the nervous system, hormone balance, sleep, disease and more.
Standard doses of CBD are often used for pain, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, lyme disease, anxiety, depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, IBS, autism, and weight loss.
If you are taking capsules, the bottle should clearly tell you how many mg of CBD are in 1 capsule.
Cannabinoids from cannabis bind to receptors in our body’s endocannabinoid system to produce therapeutic effects.