How Much CBD is Right for You?
CBD is sweeping the nation. But with this new trend, there are still a lot of questions to be answered – namely, how much CBD is right for you? When you’re first researching CBD, it can seem overwhelming, so we have put together a comprehensive guide to see what dose is right for you.
Why Take CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most potent compound found in the cannabis plant. While other compounds from this plant, such as THC, can cause a high, CBD does not. Instead, it is able to support your body’s equilibrium. CBD interacts with a complex system in your body called the endocannabinoid system. This system impacts a variety of bodily functions, such as:
- Regulating sleep
- Immune response
Is CBD Legal?
Many people wonder: If marijuana does not have federal legality, is CBD legal? Hemp itself has only been legally grown in the United States since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. This policy was then improved upon and given as the official ruling on hemp in January 2021. CBD, as a hemp by-product, is therefore perfectly legal. There are, however, CBD products that are sold under false pretenses. Make sure that your CBD has less than 0.3% THC – within the bounds of the legal amount.
Additionally, it is important to ensure that CBD is actually an ingredient in your product. Some companies tout hemp seed, hemp seed oil, or Cannabis sativa seed oil as their main ingredient. This is not the same as CBD. You want to ensure the product contains one of the following: CBD, cannabidiol, or hemp extract.
What is the Right Amount for You?
It is important to recognize that there is no official serving size for CBD. This is because every person is different. Rather, it is dependent on your weight, height, metabolism, and body chemistry. This may feel complex, but we’re here to help you find what dose is the right fit for you.
CBD Dosage Formula
0.25mg x weight = CBD dosage
Most CBD companies, as a baseline, suggest taking 0.25mg per pound of body weight. Therefore, an individual who weighs 160lbs would take approximately 40mg of CBD in a day (0.25 x 160 = 40). For maximum success, many suggest that this amount is split between a morning and an evening dose. As discussed, everyone processes CBD differently. So, if you’re looking for a dose that is even more customizable, take a look at our CBD dosage chart.
CBD Dosage Chart
For a more detailed view of what dosage may be right for you, follow our easy CBD dosage chart. This can help you experiment with different amounts of CBD that will better suit your needs. Depending on your body weight and the level of CBD you want in your system, you can find the right fit for you.
Can You Take Too Much CBD
Like any substance, there is a possibility that you can take too much. This is true for everything from water to CBD. Studies show that most people can safely manage up to 1,500 milligrams of CBD in one day. More than this, and there is a risk of the following side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
- General disorientation
- Liver damage (rare)
When evaluating your CBD dosage, it is crucial to keep in mind what else you’re putting into your body. CBD can unfortunately have interactions with medications, thus it is important to be careful. The CBD in your body can alter the concentration of medications in your body, leading to the medication not working properly or an increase in side effects. With this in mind, make sure you check for any drug interactions between your daily meds and CBD.
Dosage by Type of CBD
CBD Oil and Tinctures
Oils and tinctures are liquid forms of CBD that are taken sublingually – applied under the tongue – or mixed into a drink for consumption. We offer our orange, key lime, and mint tinctures in 450mg, 900mg, 1350mg, or 2250mg bottles. The dosage for each of these bottles will vary, but all of them are USDA Certified Organic products. By adjusting the number of drops you take, you can experiment to find the best dose for you – don’t forget to use our CBD dosage chart! It typically takes 15 to 45 minutes for tinctures to take effect.
CBD Soft Gels
CBD Soft Gels are a pill-like product. Because each soft gel has the same amount of CBD in it, you never have to wonder about how much you’re ingesting. Our Everyday Organic Soft Gels have 25mg of CBD in each dose. Because this form of CBD needs to be digested, it will take 1 to 3 hours to enter your system.
CBD gummies are a reasonable in-between as far as dosage. While each gummy has the same amount of CBD, gummies can also be cut into smaller pieces as well as taken in multiples. So, you have a bit more flexibility. Our delicious CBD gummies come in 10mg doses. Like Soft Gels, gummies have to be digested but this tends to happen at a faster rate due to the makeup of the product. You can typically expect to feel the effects in 30 to 90 minutes.
Topicals can come in a variety of forms. This includes salves, creams, balms, ointments, lotions, roll-ons, and even bath bombs. The biggest benefit of CBD topicals is that you can focus the product on a particular area of the body. Plus, they get to work fast, typically taking 10 to 20 minutes to kick in.
Find the Right Dose for You
At the end of the day, you need to trust your instincts and know that you are the one in control. But, if you ever have any questions, Naked Roots CBD is here to answer them. Our specialized customer service is always here for you. We carry the finest quality products in the industry, yet we’re small enough to care about whether or not you do business with us. With Naked Roots CBD, you’re not just a name – you’re a valued customer.
At Naked Roots CBD, we will always deliver Premium Grade CBD products that are ROOTED in Quality, Trust, and Transparency. Our mission is to be your one-stop-shop for all your CBD needs. So, browse our selection of high-quality products today and trust Naked Roots CBD to help you experience the benefits of CBD.