The Dosing Dilemma
Finding the right dose is even a common problem with practitioners.
You see, the Cannabis industry is just starting to get usage data and it will take time for us to dial in what works for most.
However, unlike marijuana and THC, the risks associated with CBD are extremely low, with not a single case report of CBD overdose in the literature.
According to CannLabs, the nation’s top full-service testing lab for cannabis products, there is no established lethal CBD dose. No one has ever died from a cannabis overdose - ever.
It's comforting when you realize that CBD has no known adverse side effects at any dose, but opioid drug interactions can be problematic because they work on the same pathway. If you are taking an opioid like Oxycodone you should absolutely lessen the dose because CBD will amplify opioid drugs.
Another consideration is bioavailability of the CBD you are taking. A liposomal CBD is more bioavailable so less may be needed.
Make sure to purchase the highest quality cannabidiol because many companies cut corners to increase profit margins.We do not.
Unfortunately there is no clear cut answers yet for dosing.
Even if there was it would be a recommendation because...
You Are Unique!
The right treatment and dosage depends on your personal biochemistry and the health challenge you are dealing with - if any.
What's interesting is that a large dose of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose.
With this compound less could actually be more.
How do you know? Read on...
“Dosage is everything” — Paracelsus
The goal here is to help you find out what works best for you. Here are some points to help you achieve that end:
Side note: if you're aren't dealing with a health challenge, feel great, and just using CBD as a preventative measure (kudos to you!), take our suggested dosage on the bottle. CBD is an important nutrient and even if you aren't feeling any differences, your body is still utilizing it for important processes.
Cannabinoids will be way more effective if your lifestyle is a healthy one. If you are dealing with a health condition, it's important to alter your lifestyle because it likely created the condition in the first place.
Remember: if you change nothing, nothing will change.
With that out of the way, onward to our basic dosing guidelines.
- Start with a low dose and see how it feels (even lower than the suggested dose)
- Go slow with that dosage by giving it at minimum a few days.
- Monitor how you feel, your mood, your cravings, how you sleep, check for interactions with other medication. We suggest keeping a journal.
- Consult with a health professional
- If no effects are felt increase dosage
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Age, genetics, weight, lifestyle and severity of condition all play an important role on the effect of dosage.
Because we want you to have the best possible outcome with our product we give you an industry leading 60 days to play with it without risk.
The feedback we've gotten from people using our product is that for some it works immediately, for other it takes some time - even a few weeks. Most take our recommended dose and for some it's enough, for others it's not.
Other websites list suggested dosage for various ailments. We won't because if you read any of the above, you now understand the environment we are playing in with lack of data and the importance of your unique dosage requirements.
If you're dealing with a condition please consult with a medical professional that utilizes CBD and/or cannabis in their practice.
We're here to help you so feel free to contact us with any questions.
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