Newbies to CBD- Please read me!
Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing, especially since the industry is so new. Every day, we answer dozens of questions from our readers, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is:
What’s the best CBD dosage?
While there are tons of articles about the benefits of CBD, there are few about properly dosing CBD. To make things more confusing, unlike with other supplements, The FDA has not created a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD, which means CBD does not have an official serving size.
Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their CBD from.
“Take one dropper of CBD per day,” is one of the most common dosage recommendations we hear. While this can definitely be a dosage, there’s no way to tell if it’s the right dosage for the given individual as it doesn’t take into account important factors such as:
The concentration of CBD
The weight of the individual
The individual’s body chemistry
The severity of the condition being treated
With that being said, there isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage.
Neuroscientist Nick Jikomes over at Leafly, explains that, as our body’s physiology changes, so do the receptors in our Endocannabinoid System(ECS), which are directly responsible for interactions with CBD. As a result, optimal CBD dosages will shift throughout an individual’s lifetime.
In other words, there isn’t necessarily a universal CBD dosage…
So how much CBD should you take then? Use these 3 simple tips to find out:
How to Choose Your CBD Dosage
1. Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 1–6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain.
For example, 20MG-33MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb patient, while 15MG-25MG would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.
For reference, use Honest Marijuana’s Simple Dosage Calculator.
2. Start small and increase gradually
It is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of CBD (low and slow), then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation. Adjust the mg approximately every 6-7 days until you start to “feel” an effect.
3. Consult your physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t a ton of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a professional CBD dosage for your situation.
How do you accurately measure your CBD dosage?
Using a CBD tincture is one of the easiest ways to consume CBD. Simply fill the dropper, administer the oil under your tongue, then hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
But, how many drops of CBD oil should you take?
With some simple mathematics, we can easily figure that out.
Being that the dropper is the tool we use to administer a CBD tincture, we need to find out how much CBD is in a single dropper. Once you know this, you can gauge how much CBD you’re taking.
So how do you figure out how much CBD is in a dropper?
Typically a dropper holds 1 ML of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a CBD tincture, you can use this simple formula to determine how much CBD is in its dropper:
[Total CBD in Bottle] ÷ [Number of Milliliters in Bottle] = MGs of CBD in a Dropper
For example, let’s say you have a 30ml CBD tincture that has 1500MG of CBD:
1500 ÷ 30 = 50MG of CBD per dropper
Now, if you have come to learn that a proper dosage of CBD for you is 25MG, and a single dropper of that 1500MG tincture contains 50MG, you’d simply fill the dropper halfway. Remember, start with a small dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect dosage.
CBD has no known adverse side effects at any dose. However, too little, and you will not notice its effectiveness… too much CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose, so personal trial is the best way to find your ratio. Be patient and do not give up… This is not a miracle drug. It takes time and consistent use to be effective once you find the dose your body responds to.
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How long has ERBA been around?
ERBA has been operating it's retail store since 2002, specializing in Wellness Products, Aromatic Goods and more, on the main street of San Clemente. We invite you to visit our retail store to find an amazing mix of lovely body minded gift items along with Orange County's best supplier and largest assortment of CBD products available.
Once we receive your order, we will ship your order within 5-7 days US Post. We ship to all US states, excluding Hawaii and PR.
We do our very best to have all items listed in stock, but because we are a small boutique shopping experience, and often sell out of certain products within the retail store, we sometimes sell out of an item here and there. We will contact you immediately, in the rare case that might occur, and make educated suggestions on products you might find similar to what you ordered, and or let you know asap when your item will be re stocked and sent to you.
What is your return policy?
We offer a 20 day return policy. If 20 days have passed since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the status of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days. Shipping To return your product, you should mail your product to:
114 Ave. Del Mar unit #1
San Clemente, CA 92672
You will be responsible for the shipping costs associated with your return.
If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Do you offer gift cards?
Certainly. Please call the retail boutique and that can be handled directly. The number 949 492 2355. Please leave a message if we can not answer right away...( we are probably helping a customer in the boutique). We promise we will call you back directly.