Updated: Oct 7, 2021
CBD is one of the non-psychoactive components extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant. It offers numerous health benefits, which have been proved by research in the last few decades.
CBD offers sustainable relief from anxiety, depression, pain, and inflammatory reactions. It also improves cardiovascular health and reduces the occurrence of seizures in patients who have epilepsy.
An adequate dose of CBD is a crucial factor in determining its effectiveness.
Even after a great deal of research, scientists could not come up with a universal dose of CBD that can help everybody. People respond to different CBD dosages, and it can range from 20 to 1500 mg of CBD per day. The right amount of CBD dose depends on several factors, including the body weight, health condition, biochemistry of the body, and the concentration of CBD in each dosage.
How to find the right dose?
The first and the safest way to determine the CBD dosage is to ask your doctor. He/she can advise an appropriate dose as well as any potential risks associated with it.
If you are trying to figure out the right dose by yourself, begin with the smallest dose of about 20 to 40 mg per day. If it is not sufficient, increase the amount by 5 mg every week until you reach the right dosage. Remember to note down if the symptoms are getting better or if there are any other side effects.
Calculating the dosage of CBD in capsules and gummies is easy as the dosage per serving is given in the product description. If you are using CBD oil, it may be challenging to figure out the amount of CBD in each serving. Generally, each drop of the oil contains about 5 mg of CBD, so if you want to take 20 mg of CBD oil, you should take only four drops out of the bottle.
Risks of CBD overdose
Although CBD is very well endured and completely safe to use, an overdose can damage the liver and triggers side effects. Studies have shown that the average human can tolerate up to 1500 mg of CBD per day. CBD overdose can cause diarrhea, fatigue, and changes in weight and appetite. If you are facing any potential side effects, contact your healthcare practitioner as soon as possible.