After you discover all the incredible benefits of CBD, the next logical question is: how much CBD should I take?
CBD is not one size fits all. It’s important to listen to your body and discover what the best dose is for you. At the same time, let’s take a look at some evidence-based guidelines to help you get started.
The perfect dosage of CBD for you will depend on many factors, including your stress level, your body weight, health conditions you may have, any medications you are taking, and the level at which your Endo-Cannabinoid System is currently functioning.
Your CBD dosage should also be determined by the symptoms you are wanting to treat.
As you review these guidelines, bear in mind that your dosage is not a static number.
It is likely to shift in time, so it’s important to monitor your own symptoms and progress and make necessary adjustments accordingly.
The other thing to keep in mind is that sometimes less is more, especially when using high quality CBD products.
When the CBD product you are using is Full Spectrum and potent with Cannabinoids, Cannabidiol, Flavonoids and Terpenes, you may find that you actually need less to get the greatest benefit.
In general, it’s best to start off with a small dose and adjust according to your body’s response, until you get the desired result. On the other hand, for certain conditions and optimal results, you may want to incrementally increase your dosage.
Case Study – A Perfect Dose for Good Sleep
One of our customers, Jolene, was taking CBD to help her sleep at night. She started off taking a full dropper of the Rena’s Organic 1500 mg. Organic CBD Tincture – which amounted to about 50 mg. CBD, and slept like a baby.
However, when she switched to taking a dropper (20 mg) of 600 mg. CBD under her tongue, one hour before sleep—rather than the higher potency CBD—she was much more energized in the morning. In Jolene’s case, she found that the lower dosage was her definite “sweet spot” when it came to improving her sleep.
Why Take CBD?
The first question to answer is what is it you want to treat? Are you taking CBD to increase your overall wellness?
Many people who have become enlightened about the benefits of CBD on the body’s innate Endo-Cannabinoid System choose to take CBD for illness and disease prevention.
CBD is often used as preventative medicine because it is so similar to the chemicals the body naturally creates, when the body is in optimal health.
It’s for this reason that Cannabinoids (the plant compounds found in CBD) often are integrated and utilized within the body more efficiently and with greater efficacy than synthetic pharmaceuticals.
Bradley E. Alger, Ph.D. and Harvard graduate, a leading researcher of the Endo-Cannabinoid System states, “With complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and virtually all of the body’s organs, the Endo-cannabinoids are literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that could connect brain activity and states of physical health and disease.”
The reason CBD can help in so many areas of health is because cannabinoids and their receptor cells are found throughout the nervous system, in the brain, immune cells, in many organs as well as in the connective tissue, skin and glands.
The reason the list of health concerns CBD can treat is so long is because the Endo-Cannabinoid receptors can be found throughout almost all bodily systems. This is why CBD can be used as preventative therapy to help protect the body from aging and stress.
Finding Your Perfect Dose
So how do you know where to start? Let’s take a look at recommended dosages, based on Cannabinoid research. The doses I am giving you below are best as starting dosages. Then, based on how you feel, in terms of relief from symptoms and experiencing no negative reactions, you can increase your dose accordingly.
The best course of action for many users is to start out with even just 2-3 mg. That may just be a drop or two of the higher potency 1500 tincture or ¼ teaspoon of CBD Super Cider.
Listen to your body. If you have any unwanted reactions at all, go slowly. If you feel good and you’re having no undesirable effects, then you may build up. It’s not a race . . .
It will be worth it, because if you’re like so many other Rena’s Organic users, once you find your perfect dose, the changes in your health can be remarkable.
As a rule of thumb, there are four categories of users of medicinal grade CBD:
- To improve sleep and for mood disorders, headaches, nausea, stress, PTSD and metabolic disorders, often lower doses (12-25mg daily) can be very effective.
- For pain, inflammation, Lyme Disease, mental disorders, weight loss, multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, fibromyalgia and inflammatory bowel disease, a slightly higher dose has been shown to be more effective (25-75 mg. daily).
- Diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, liver disease and other life threatening conditions, often require much higher doses of medicinal grade CBD—sometimes from 600-1200 mg. per day, depending on a person’s body weight (typically under a health provider’s supervision).
- Taking CBD for wellness, disease prevention and anti-aging
Here’s a great starting point:
The following dosage recommendations are based on a body weight of 110-200 pounds. If you weigh more or less than that, please adjust accordingly.
If you weigh between 110 and 200 pounds, most people find that a good starter dose is 10-16 mg. Medical Grade CBD.
This is typically a good amount to take, when introducing Cannabidiol (CBD) into your system, during the first few days. If you are very sensitive, you may want to even start out with less. As mentioned earlier, if you’re very sensitive, then even just a few milligrams is a wonderful place to start.
Here’s how that translates to actual CBD products:
If you were taking the 300 mg. Organic CBD tincture, that would be about 60-90 drops of CBD under your tongue (approximately 2-3 dropper-full)
If you were taking the 600 mg. Organic CBD Tincture, your dose would start at 30-50 drops, under the tongue (approximately 1-2 full droppers).
1500 mg. Organic CBD Tincture contains 12.5 mg. in only 15 drops, or about 1/4 dropper.
If you were taking CBD Super Cider, you may start with 1-2 teaspoons, which contains about 8.5 mg. CBD in each teaspoon.
CBD Super Food contains 10 mg. CBD per scooper.
Adjusting Your Dose for Optimal Results
If you feel good with your initial dose, but still would like more relief in the above-mentioned areas, you can increase your dose incrementally, going up to 25 mg. CBD per day or more.
That would be about one tablespoon CBD Super Cider daily or 30 drops of the 1500 mg. Organic CBD Tincture (sublingually, which means under the tongue).
When Your Body is in Pain
If you are in acute pain, best results may be obtained from a higher dose, starting at 50-150 mg. Organic CBD, or 1-3 full droppers of 1500 mg CBD, taken throughout the day.
When the pain is localized to a certain part of your body, except obviously in the case of a headache or toothache, best results are achieved when taking CBD orally is augmented with applying 1000 mg. CBD pain relief cream, topically, on the affected area.
Case Study Fibromyalgia
Lauren suffered from Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia for years. She was in constant pain and often felt so fatigued she could barely get through her days. She immediately experienced relief when she took CBD Super Cider.
Lauren started with the recommended dose of one tablespoon. However, she soon discovered that she felt much better when she split that up throughout the day.
For Lauren, one teaspoon of CBD Super Cider (8.5 mg CBD) in the morning, one more in the afternoon and another in the evening, was all she needed to bring about a huge change in her health. Just the 3 teaspoons of CBD Super Cider (25 mg. CBD) per day was enough to make her pain-free and energized enough to create a much more active lifestyle.
It’s important to realize that Lauren is a very petite woman. Many other Rena’s Organic CBD users report that though one tablespoon of CBD Super Cider gives them the energy they need earlier in the day, augmenting with 600 mg. or 1500 mg. CBD in the evening—sometimes up to 50 mg.—really helps their sleep.
Also, keep in mind that CBD builds in your system. For conditions like Glaucoma, regular intake of 20-40 mg. daily is recommended.
Determining Your Best Dose
The important thing is when you bring your dose up or down, stay at the same dosage for at least a few days so you can notice how your body is responding. If you experience any unwanted effects, then simply cut back. With every substance, dosage is such an individual thing. Sometimes less is more. However, often people need to take more CBD to experience medicinal benefits and a noticeable change in their health.
If you are wanting greater relief from symptoms or if you’re not noticing any real change, and you tolerate your current dosage well, then you may want to increase your dosage.
The great news is that there is no known toxicity with CBD. Some scientists believe that’s because, in humans, there are no Cannabinoid receptor cells in the brain stem, which controls breathing and heart rate.
The key with CBD, as with all other substances including food, is to listen to your body and adjust accordingly.
What is Rena’s Organic?
Rena’s Organic CBD Super Cider and our 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1500 mg tinctures contain the finest quality Full Spectrum, Colorado grown, Organic CBD on the market, rich in the plant’s naturally occurring Cannabinoids, Terpenes and potent Cannabidiol.
CBD Super Food is a potent energy boosting and health-promoting formula made with 23 organic super foods and 250 mg. water soluble CBD. Our customers love the delicious taste and how easily this tasty, nutritious powder mixes into water, for a quick, healthy energy boost during the day.
Check out our special discounts on every CBD product in our store.
We want you to be completely happy with your CBD experience, every step of the way.
That’s why we’ve got you covered with our complete 90-day money back guarantee (less shipping). If for any reason, you’re not 100% happy with the products, they’re free.
Please reach out to us with any questions. It’s my pleasure to support you in your quest for optimal health and wellness.
To Your Health & Happiness,