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You would logically think that the company that is producing the product you plan to buy would provide the answer as to how much CBD you should take. However, the companies are not allowed to suggest how much you should take due to government restrictions. Should they do so they would most likely soon be under investigation.
While there have been some attempts at setting guidelines, the amount of CBD to take should really be governed by an individuals needs. First, one should assess the reason for taking CBD. Some plan to take it to help with their feeling of "well-being". Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, and a sense of meaning or purpose. More generally, well-being is just feeling well. For those who do not have this sense of well-being there have been some studies that concluded that CBD might be helpful for them. For some, it might just be a matter of being able to relax and get a good nights sleep. For others, the issue of mental health might be a little more complex.
Many people are looking for some relief of physical symptoms. And, many are reportedly getting relief from the pain of arthritis or perhaps from pain as the result of surgery by using CBD. Others are looking for relief from back pain, from neck pain, or relief of muscular discomfort. Inflammation is often a source of discomfit for many people. Some are looking to CBD to help.
Remember that with the use of CBD you are looking to affect the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our bodies. Most of us have no idea what that is. In order for our body to work at its most optimum level ECS is busy regulating our sleeping, what we eat, and inflammation, as well as how our brain is performing its cognitive function. Many results have been noted of the use of CBD in regulating the endocannabinoid system for issues such as anxiety and chronic pain as well as cardiovascular issues, including hypertension. Positive benefits for insomnia have been shown as well.
One should give consideration to the reason for taking CBD. Generally it is recommended that a new user should start taking a relatively low dosage. The effect of a dosage of CBD can vary from person to person and equal dosages might be different dependent on the ailment. One other factor to consider is that some people might notice a beneficial affect in a short period of time while for others it might require several days or more.
There are basically three methods available for taking CBD. Oil is the most common and is consumed by placing the liquid under the tongue. One should not touch any part of the mouth or tongue with the dropper. Consider placing the oil in a spoon and then placing it under the tongue. In addition to oil, CBD is also available in capsule or gummie form. The capsule would take a little longer to enter the blood stream through the stomach. Gummies placed in the mouth may be placed under the tongue, however while faster than a capsule, the absorption rate takes longer than oil.
CBD is available in various dosages. Oil is typically available in 20 or 30ml, bottles. The CBD dosage is in milligrams. This is fairly straight forward in capsules and Gummies. With oil, the typical dosage is one mL per dropper. The amount of CBD varies dependent upon the strength one purchases.
Capsules and gummies vary in dosages depending upon the supplier. They could range from dosages of 10, 15, 25, 50, or more each. Some are offered in quantities of 30, while others might package 20 per container. Some suppliers may quote the total CBD per container instead of the individual dosage.
CBD oil is provided in various quantities and various strengths. Functional Remedies CBD oil comes in bottles containing 30mL of oil. Highland Pharms oil is in bottles containg 25mL. Very often the bottle comes with a dropper that when filled has one mL of oil. If your dropper is one mL, you can calculate the mg of CBD in one full dropper by dividing the stated total mg of CBD in the bottle by the total mL content of the bottle.
HOW MUCH TO TAKE
For somewhat minor issues, such as a mild type of anxiety, one would start with a low dose. One could purchase a bottle of 250mg oil. A 30 mL bottle would provide 8.33mg in a once ounce dropper. Some might prefer to use capsules or gummies. The stated content is simple to follow. Gummies offer the additional option of being able to cut them if half to reduce the dosage.
For those who are suffering from arthritis or chronic pain, one might start with a somewhat higher dosage. A one ounce dropper in a 30mL bottle of 500mg provides 16.67mg of CBD; a bottle of 1,000 provides 33.33mg in a one ounce dropper.
CBD, like other natural supplements may take some time to provide the expected benefit. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that contain additives (often toxic and with side affects) to prompt a much faster effect, natural supplements can sometimes take a little longer for one to experience the benefit. If one is not getting the expected relief, patience is sometimes required as the endocannabinoid system responds to the CBD.
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