How Much CBD Should I Take?

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Using CBD as a food supplement is about finding out what works for you, both in terms of how you use it and how much. Remember that the way you consume CBD can make a huge difference to how much is absorbed into your bloodstream.

As a food supplement, the maximum adult daily dose is 70mg.  Although it is impossible to overdose on CBD, it is important not to exceed the maximum dose.

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

First, a brief introduction to CBD and how it is produced.

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids, or chemical compounds, found in cannabis and hemp. While beneficial for wellbeing, CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive properties of it's more famous cousin THC. Even at high doses CBD will not get you high and it's safe for all the family to use on a regular basis.

How many drops of CBD oil should I take?​ 

When it comes to CBD dosing, there is a lot of conflicting information out there, which you will discover if you Google: how many drops of CBD oil should I take?​

There are many reasons for this contradictory information which we will discuss in this article. 

Everyone is unique.

The first reason is, everyone is unique. When it comes to cannabinoids, there is one universal truth to keep in mind: Everyone is different. This is why there isn't a standard CBD dose for all individuals, and many factors will influence how much CBD oil to take.

Here are some factors which may affect optimal CBD dose:
●  The concentration of CBD produce
●  The weight of the individual
●  The individual’s body chemistry
●  The individual's specific health requirements.
●  An individual's sensitivity to CBD

Not only are we all made differently, we each have our own unique history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body. Because of this, we all have different body chemistry, and this will affect how our body reacts to CBD.

What does bioavailability mean and why does it matter?

Another factor which can affect the amount of CBD you need, is the bioavailability of the specific CBD product you take.

But what does bioavailability mean and why does it matter?

Here's​ ​a brief explanation;

In short, bioavailability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. So the bioavailability determines how much CBD is absorbed and how quickly the effects are felt.

The bioavailability (absorption rate) of CBD varies based on the the consumption method and concentration of CBD in the product in question. So bioavailability becomes an important consideration not only when it comes to choosing your method of taking CBD, but also the amount of CBD you take.

For example; CBD taken orally, like capsules, is known to have a lower absorption rate than CBD oil taken sublingually (under the tongue). Therefore higher doses may be required to achieve the same affect.

How do you find your optimal CBD dose?

To start with, we recommend using a Love Hemp product twice per day and taking 10mg each time. After a week, double the dose to 20mg twice per day and then increase as desired up to the maximum. As you get to higher doses you may choose to take CBD three or four times per day while still not exceeding the maximum of 70mg per day.

If you experience any side effects then take a break for at least one day and then return to the previous lower dose. You’ll quickly work out what’s best for you.

Now we have established the factors which may influence your correct CBD dose, you will need to calculate the milligrams (mg) of CBD per dose, of the product you are taking. The following is a simple guide on how to work this out. We have also included the amount of CBD per dose in each of your favourite Love Hemp products.

How to work out milligrams (mg) of CBD per dose.

At this point you may now be asking; but how do I know how many milligrams (mg) of CBD I'm taking? How do I calculate milligrams (mg) of CBD per dose?

Some CBD products, like capsules and edibles, have a pre measured dose, so calculating the dose is easy - just read the label. But with CBD oils the milligrams (mg) per dose is not always obvious and may require a bit of simple maths.

The next question you may wonder about is what are the most effective ways to take CBD? Obviously CBD products mostly come in oil form but there're also edibles and cosmetics and of course Vaping.

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