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CBD Dosing – How to dose CBD

In this article we’ll dive into our most frequently asked question here at MN Nice Botanicals; How to dose CBD.

What is CBD

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of over 60 active compounds in the cannabis plant known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids work with the bodies Endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like sleep, appetite, pain, metabolism and mood among others.

Unlike THC, CBD’s sister compound, CBD will not impair the user, making it ideal for many users who are looking for the benefits of cannabis without the intoxication that it is normally associated with. Studies have shown these benefits range anywhere from;

  • Reduction in Anxiety[1]
  • Pain Management [2]
  • Helping Inflammation[3]
  • Aiding Sleep[4]
  • Maintaining a healthy heart by modulating blood pressure[5]
  • And much else![6]

Dosing Factors

There are many factors that come into play when deciphering which dose is right for you.

First off, it is important to remember that everybody’s own physiology is different, and what might work for some may not work for others.

Second, it’s essential to realize that different ailments may require different doses for the individual, yet again, one size won’t fit all.

And third, since CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA, dosing guidelines aren’t available, and from the studies that we do have, it has been found that it likely doesn’t make sense to have a set dosing guideline for CBD use, as everyone is affected so differently.[7]

So, without further ado…

How much CBD should I take?

The goal should always be to find your personal sweet spot, which as we mentioned can vary depending on physiology and what your personal goals are. If a dose is too low, the user may not experience any benefit. Where if the dose is too high, they might experience drowsiness, fatigue, or another undesirable side effect. The best way to find your optimal dosage is to simply titrate up, starting small and increasing dose until you find what works best for you, your personal sweet spot.

Here at MN Nice Botanicals, we’ve found most users sweet spot is generally between the 50-100mg range, 2-3x daily. Many users report that they prefer smaller doses during the day and boost up their dose at night.

Plenty of users also find that somewhere between 25-50mg is their sweet spot, and others find that they require even less, sometimes as little as 5-10mg per dose, to get the benefit they are looking for.

It’s also not uncommon for users to require more CBD, where doses upwards of 200-300mg 2-3x a day are preferred (I personally fall into this category). Rarer, but not entirely unheard of, are users that report needing upwards of 500-600mg at a time to get the benefit they’re looking for.

Thanks to a 2017 review done by the WHO,[8] we know that CBD use up to 1,500mg a day is well tolerated and generally considered safe for humans. This study also didn’t test higher doses, so the dose ceiling could be considerably higher for some.

Our products are all measured out specifically to cater to the users dosing regimen. Our droppers are all metered, so the user can take a fraction of a dropper and know exactly what dose they’re getting. Furthermore, our tincture bottles specify how much CBD is in each individual drop right on the label, making it extremely easy to titrate dose up slowly.

Conclusion

Regardless of what your intentions are with CBD, finding the right dose is essential. Since the everyone reacts differently, and CBD doesn’t have specific dosing guidelines, it is always recommended to start small and work your way up.


[1] Long-term antidepressant use: patient perspectives of benefits and adverse effects (nih.gov)

[2] Pharmacotherapeutic considerations for use of cannabinoids to relieve pain in patients with malignant diseases (nih.gov)

[3] Cannabidiol: State of the art and new challenges for therapeutic applications – PubMed (nih.gov)

[4] Cannabidiol in humans-the quest for therapeutic targets – PubMed (nih.gov)

[5] High Blood Pressure: The Leading Global Burden of Disease Risk Factor and the Need for Worldwide Prevention Programs (nih.gov)

[6] 7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects) (healthline.com)

[7] An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies (nih.gov)

[8] An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies (nih.gov)

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