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How to Decide the Right CBD Dosage

August 29, 2022 5 min read

How to Decide the Right CBD Dosage

How to Decide the Right CBD Dosage

The right dosage of CBD product depends on age, weight, and metabolism rate. Dosages also depend on the amount of CBD product form and the treatment condition.

CBD has medicinal and therapeutic properties such as reducing inflammation, improving mood, and reducing high stress and anxiety levels. There are several ways of consuming CBD oil. These include; gummies, oil, tinctures, topicals, vapes and edibles like capsules and pills. The gummies mask the earthy taste of CBD through flavored products, while the alcohol-based tinctures offer an alternative for allergic users. Deciding the CBD dosage can be quite complex; while CBD capsules and gummies have a precise amount of CBD oil, products like tinctures could be complex to dose. Moreover, factors like age, weight, and metabolic rate determine the CBD quantity to consume. This article will discuss how CBD oil works, its benefits, and where to buy CBD oil.

Deconstructing CBD

CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound that found in the hemp plant. Hemp and marijuana are plant strains of the cannabis plant. Both strains contain several cannabinoids, such as CBD, THC, cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabigerol (CBG). However, CBD, the most dominant compound in hemp, is for its therapeutic properties and non-psychoactive nature.

Moreover, CBD contains chemical compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids. According to Cox-Georgian et al. (2019), terpenes have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce muscle and skin inflammation.

How Does CBD Work in the Body?

CBD binds with endocannabinoid receptors, which are part of a larger endocannabinoid system present in the brain. The endocannabinoid system is vital in regulating sleep, emotional response, pain control, immune response, learning, and memory. Endocannabinoid receptors such as CB1 and CB2 are located in various body parts. For example, CB1 receptors are located in the brain and the spine, while CB2 receptors are located in the spleen and the white blood cells. When CBD binds with these endocannabinoid receptors, it leads to the transmission of electric signals throughout the body, which help in reducing muscle pains and inflammation (Corroon & Felice, 201). CBD also triggers the production of higher melatonin hormone levels. Melatonin hormone is responsible for alerting the brain to fall asleep at night. Once CBD binds with the receptors, it strengthens anandamide's function, a neurotransmitter that regulates sleep and mood. An increase in melatonin levels, combined with improved functioning of anandamide, induces the brain to fall into a deep sleep. Ideally, deep sleep is characterized by dramatically slowed brain waves with low frequency and high amplitude. The body’s immune system function like restoration of hormonal balance, and heart health utilize the deep sleep phase (Corroon & Felice, 2019).

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How to Decide the Right CBD Dosage

CBD dosage depends on a person's age, weight, and frequency of CBD use. The consumption methods also determine the right CBD dose:

 CBD capsules are pill–like substances with a gelatin outer casing and a precise amount of CBD oil. Users cannot alter the dosage. 

CBG gummies; these are chewy edibles with precise amount of CBD oil. The gummies have flavors makes them easy to overdose.

CBD tinctures: they are infused with alcohol, which helps increase their effectiveness and longevity. They have a high bioavailability and are administered under the tongue.

Users with higher weights require more CBD gummies, while low-weights require fewer gummies o have the same effects. For example, people weighing 60kg require about 5mg of CBD gummies, while people weighing 100kg require about 25mg of CBD gummies. 

Conditions like anxiety require a higher CBD dose to have the desired effects.

However, it vital to start with small doses then adjust when the body becomes tolerant to CBD.

Calculating CBD Dosage

As mentioned, CBD gummies have a precise amount of CBD oil. For example, if there are 20mg of CBD oil in a gummy, it will not offer much flexibility because you cannot split up the gummies. Therefore, if you wish to consume 40mg of CBD, you must consume two CBD gummies. Conversely, CBD tinctures offer more flexibility, even though the dosage is not precise.

Calculating CBD Dosage in a Single Drop

First, we will have to calculate the amount of CBD per milliliter

1500mg/30ml = 50mg/ml

Therefore, in a milliliter, there are 50mg of CBD oil. In a drop the oil, we have

50mg/ml x 0.05ml/drop= 2.5mg/drop

Therefore, every drop of CBD tincture contains 2.5mg of CBD. If you want to reach a dosage of 35mg each day 35mg/2.5mg per drop gives 14 drops.

 

Benefits of CBD Oil

According to Atalay et al. (2020), CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce muscle pains and inflammation. Taylor et al. (2020) suggested that CBD has anti-emetic properties that help improve stomach and gastrointestinal health while Laczkovics et al. (2021), observed that CBD has anti-depressant properties that help to reduce anxiety and improve mood. The oil also, has antioxidant properties which help stabilize free radicals, dehydrate the skin and reduce wrinkles (Ning et al.,2022).

Where to Buy CBD Oil

CBD oil can be purchased in several online and local stores

Benefits of purchasing CBD Oil Online

  • You can check the extraction method
  • You can consult customer representatives
  • You can read customer reviews
  • You can check the hemp source
  • You can check the THC levels
  • You can confirm if the product has undergone intensive independent third-party testing

Conclusion

Users risk overdosing because the gummies have flavors to mask the earthy CBD oil, a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in hemp. It does not cause euphoric effects and has therapeutic properties. For example, it reduces inflammation, improves mood, reduces stress and anxiety, and moisturizes the skin. CBD gummies and capsules have a precise dosage; therefore, you may not need to calculate the right dose. However, CBD tinctures do not have a precise dosage labeled on the bottle container. Therefore, you can calculate your dosage using the steps outlined above. Consult your doctor concerning the right dose for your age, weight, and frequency of use of CBD.

References

Atalay, S., Jarocka-Karpowicz, I., & Skrzydlewska, E. (2020). Antioxidative and anti-            inflammatory properties of cannabidiol. Antioxidants, 9(1), 21.

Corroon, J., & Felice, J. F. (2019). The Endocannabinoid System and its Modulation by             Cannabidiol (CBD). Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 2

Cox-Georgian, D., Ramadoss, N., Dona, C., & Basu, C. (2019). Therapeutic and medicinal uses   of terpenes. In Medicinal Plants (pp. 333-359). Springer, Cham.

Laczkovics, C., Kothgassner, O. D., Felnhofer, A., & Klier, C. M. (2021). Cannabidiol treatment in an adolescent with multiple substance abuse, social anxiety and             depression. neuropsychiatrie, 35(1), 31-34.

Ning, K., Hou, C., Wei, X., Zhou, Y., Zhang, S., Chen, Y., ... & Chen, S. (2022). Metabolomics             Analysis Revealed the Characteristic Metabolites of Hemp Seeds Varieties and      Metabolites Responsible for Antioxidant Properties. Frontiers in plant science, 13.

Taylor, B. N., Mueller, M., & Sauls, R. S. (2018). Cannaboinoid antiemetic therapy.