There is a lot of talk about CBD. Naturally, people are curious about this cannabis product that can deliver medical benefits without the buzz that is traditionally associated with marijuana. For some people, CBD is fairly accessible. Many people think that does CBD help with pain? If yes, then how can they get it? They can find it at local dispensaries, or they can order it over the Internet.
But most people who have CBD on hand do not know how much of it they should take to help them with the illnesses. If you are one of those people, then here are the things you should know.
1. Consult a healthcare professional or your doctor.
Your doctor is the best person to ask if you want to know what the best dosage is. The problem is that some doctors might not be updated with what they know about CBD and might even advise you against using it. If this is the case, you might need to experiment with the dosage yourself.
2. There are several methods of delivery and each one can deliver different amounts of CBD into your body.
Like regular marijuana, CBD can be smoked or eaten. You can also use CBD strips, which you put into your mouth and let the strip dissolve. The thing with these methods is that it will lessen the effects of CBD that you feel. For instance, when you smoke CBD, some of it is eliminated in your digestive system or in your lungs. Same thing with edibles, which are processed in your digestive system. Another thing with edibles is that the dose would vary widely. One piece of brownie will have a different amount of CBD from an identical piece of brownie, even if they came from the same batch.
The most reliable method of delivering CBD into your body is CBD oil. Each drop of CBD oil has the same level of CBD in it, and it goes straight into your bloodstream by getting absorbed by the blood vessels underneath your tongue. The CBD goes straight to your brain where it has the most interactions.
3. Calculate your dosage.
Different people need different doses of CBD in order to see the benefits they want. You may need a higher or lower dose depending on your weight, diet, metabolism, the condition you have, and your tolerance to the cannabinoid. For instance, lower weight means you need smaller doses of CBD, and if you gain weight, you might need to adjust the dose upward. Your tolerance to CBD also grows over time, so you should take that into account.
This is the reason why you should always keep records of your CBD intake, as well as these factors. Because all of these are important in knowing the best dose for you.
So how do you calculate the dose you need to manage pain? Dosage suggestions for pain are listed below:
So imagine you are a heavy-set man weighing 245 pounds who is suffering from severe pain. You would need to start with 45 mg of CBD to help with the pain.
Each bottle of CBD oil has its own dropper and that dropper would have different capacities. Let us say that one dropper can contain 20 milligrams and this is dispensed in 8 drops. This would mean that each drop would have 2.5 mg of CBD.
Because you need 45 mg, you would need to divide that by the 2.5 mg per drop dosage. You would need to start with 18 drops to start. There are times when you would end up with a decimal, like 15.5 drops. Just round that off because it would be difficult to get half a drop.
For our hypothetical pain sufferer, he would need to start with 18 drops and then increase the dose by one drop to find the optimum dosage for his pain. If there is no pain relief or if the pain is still unbearable after three days at 18 drops, then increase the dosage. It takes three days for your body to respond to CBD because it is not a fast acting drug.