We’re sorry, but the only answer to this question is a roundabout one. Without full endorsement at a Federal level, and publicly funded trials, we don’t have a magic number for you. But instead of saying “there are too many variables to account for,” we’re going to do our best to present a sufficient answer to the question, “How much CBD should I take?”
Factors of Consumption
While we at Hemp Bombs should restate that we don’t have access to clinical human trials to exact a dosage, it stands to reason that there will be natural factors of consumption like with other vitamins, supplements, or medications.
While this table can be seen at most as “suggestive,” it still helps to pinpoint some of the “factors” that affect proper dosage.
Yes, your grandma might need a different dosage of CBD. Age is a well-known factor of metabolism for many products, due to variations in enzyme content and activity. We suspect it’s the same for CBD products.
Another factor of consumption is a person’s diet, which again have an influence over enzyme activity and content. Diet has a direct influence on bioavailability.
Women and Men metabolize certain drugs like Aspirin differently. There’s the potential for this with CBD products as well.
Individuals from different ethnic backgrounds may differ in enzyme content, which is critical to metabolic processes. This why products may work in some global markets but not others.
As the chart illustrates, the severity of the condition also plays a role in recommended dosage. An individual with Dravet Syndrome or late-stage cancer may require a stronger dosage than an individual who is looking for more restful sleep. Be sure to consult with a medical professional on this point.
A person’s physical size must be factored into dosing consideration. Controlling for other variables, doses should be in proportion to size.
The truth is, while there may be general factors that affect recommended dosing size, it’s hard to know how you body is going to react - which brings up, microdosing. In both the MMJ and CBD communities, microdosing is becoming the default dosing prescription.
What is it?
Microdosing is the regular consumption of a product, in this case CBD, at below perceptual levels. In other words, you don’t microdose to get a certain “feeling,” but to receive therapeutic benefits. It’s also a useful way to avoid some of the potential negative side effects of ingestion.
As we said earlier, we want to provide you with a more worthwhile answer to your dosage questions than, “it depends.” In order to establish the proper dosing protocol for you, starting off at micro levels and building up is the best option. There are so many metabolic differences between users that the only person who can determine the right dose is yourself. You’re also not going to experience any disorienting side effects in micro doses.
How Do You Microdose?
To microdose, we recommend taking a dose that’s one-tenth to one-fifth of the normal dosage. In Hemp Boms terms, that could be anywhere from 1-12mg. Try to keep consumption as consistent as possible - same dosage, same time - everyday. While you will be able to monitor your own biological responses, by a month, you should have begun to notice the effects.
If you don’t notice any benefit, you should increase your dosage and continue the process.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
We have give a straightforward take to the roundabout answer, “it depends.” Due to a number of factors, absorption and breakdown of Cannabidiol products may vary from person to person. These may include age, gender, and diet among others. In our opinion, the best way to identify the right dosage is to begin by microdosing. Start with small amounts and then introduce greater doses until your body has found its sweet spot.
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