With CBD’s recent surge in popularity, one of the most frequently asked questions is “how much CBD should I take?” There isn’t a clean cut answer to this. Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is not a one size fits all type of product. There are many factors that affect optimal dosage, including delivery method, body weight, and your individual body chemistry. We’ve created some guidelines to help you find a dose of CBD that is unique to your body.
Why it’s important to find the right dose of CBD
CBD has what’s known as a bell-shaped response curve. What does that mean to you, you ask? It means that CBD’s effectiveness peaks at a moderate dose, and is less effective at doses that are too low and/or too high. The optimal cannabidiol dose varies from person to person, so it’s important to figure out what’s right for your body. For example, Sally might take 10mg of hemp CBD oil and feel a calming sensation throughout her whole body whereas Tom might take the same 10mg of hemp CBD Oil and not have the same experience.
What you’re using CBD for also matters. Different dosages will create slightly different effects in the body. People with more severe imbalances may need a higher CBD dose than someone using cannabidiol for daily wellness.
Another factor that may affect what you experience from CBD is delivery method, or how you take CBD. CBD oil taken sublingually (under the tongue) is generally the most bioavailable delivery method. In other words, it’s more easily and completely absorbed into the bloodstream.
When CBD is ingested and absorbed through the digestive system, it becomes slightly less bioavailable. So, the same dose of CBD taken sublingually vs orally in a gummy or capsule may have different results. Green Gorilla provides products in a variety of delivery methods including sub-lingual supplements, gummies, and topical balms so that you can tailor your CBD experience to your unique needs.
Finding your dose
The general rule of thumb for finding how much CBD to take is to start low and go slow. Green Gorilla recommends starting with a low dose of CBD and gradually increasing until you reach your desired results. For most people, 10mg is a good place to start. Wait two to four hours after taking a dose of hemp extract and access whether you are satisfied. If you do not feel the desired support, increase your dose by 10mg at a time until you find satisfaction.
Green Gorilla’s line of organic hemp CBD oils come in different concentrations varying from 2mg per pump all the way up to 50mg per pump, making it easy to find your ideal dose.
While in the process of finding your ideal CBD dosage, it can be helpful to keep a journal to track your results. Taking note of dosage, delivery method, time of day, and how it affected you will make it easier to see your progress.