If you are a first-time CBD user, many questions would pop into your mind. You would be wondering if the product you have chosen will be effective for you and if the dosage you are taking is right.
In this article, we address the questions about CBD dosage.
What Factors Influence Your CBD Dosage Decision?
When it comes to CBD dosage, there is no such thing as a universal dosage because the dosages that people find effective for them might differ from one another by a great margin. There are a few factors that CBD dosage depends on:
The CBD Product You Take
The spectrum of CBD products is quite wide and the concentrations of different types of products differ from one another. Some common CBD products include:
The aforementioned products have one or more characteristic intake methods with specific bioavailability values. The term bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD that reaches our bloodstream by taking a CBD product.
CBD oils and tinctures are usually taken sublingually where you place the oil or tincture drops under your tongue for a minute and then swallow it. Topicals are meant for external application over the skin. Edibles and capsules are ingestible forms that are processed by the digestive system before their CBD content is released into the bloodstream.
The sublingual intake method promotes better absorption of CBD into the bloodstream. CBD in topicals does not reach the bloodstream. Topicals are used for relieving external symptoms like pain and inflammation. A significant portion of CBD in edibles fails to reach the bloodstream due to the first-pass effect of the liver.
Vaping and dabbing are known to be two of the most effective CBD intake methods.
The bioavailability of the intake method of the CBD product has to be taken into account before you decide on its dosage.
The Purpose Of Taking CBD
The specific reason why you are taking CBD influences your dosage decision. People use CBD as a medication to handle the symptoms of various medical conditions, mild and severe. The dosages recommended for mild conditions are lesser than those recommended for severe conditions.
Other Medications You Take
Many findings suggest that CBD is well tolerated by our body but the study on drug interaction is limited. If you are taking some other medications, it is advisable to consult with your doctor to decide if you should take CBD.
To get optimal benefits from CBD, make sure that the dosage you take is the right one for you, not less and not more.