Approximately 64 million Americans have tried CBD in the past two years.
Once a fringe and “hippie thing,” often only associated with recreational marijuana use, CBD oil is now used to help people with a wide range of medical ailments. From epilepsy to anxiety, people swear by CBD oil to help them keep control over their symptoms and lives.
But for a total newbie, it can be daunting. How much CBD oil to take the first time is one of the first questions most people ask.
In this blog post, we’ll help you figure out how much to take the first time you try it.
Read on for more information!
CBD Oil: Can You Overdose?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, this is an important question to answer. Can you overdose from CBD oil? Is it possible to take too much of it?
Thankfully, you cannot overdose from CBD oil, so even if your first try goes horribly wrong, you won’t wind up in the ER desperately trying to explain what happened. At best, you’ll just feel incredibly relaxed.
If you take CBD oil without THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, you won’t feel “high” either. So you can rest easy on all of those fronts.
Now, let’s get into it.
What Are Your Goals?
Before you start taking CBD oil, you’ll need to figure out what your goals are with the oil. You should remember that CBD oil won’t cure your ailments, and it currently is only FDA approved in one medication for epilepsy. But, that doesn’t mean that people haven’t found benefits.
Are your goals to reduce other pain medication? Are your goals to not have to take over the counter anti-inflammatories when you have your period? Are your goals to lesson your anxiety without having to take anti-anxiety medication?
Figuring out what you want the CBD oil to do is a great place to start when figuring out your dosage, and its a good thing to have before you speak to someone in a dispensary. You may wish to tell them what your goals are and they may be able to direct you on what to use and how much of it.
Do a Little Bit of Research
Taking CBD oil is a bit of trial and error, and it will involve a lot of trial and error before you find your optimal type of oil and dose. But before you begin, you can ask those who work at a dispensary or browse the Internet, for information about what CBD oil might appeal to you and how you might like to take it.
Reviews are incredibly important, and they can help you make a better decision, especially if the reviews come from people with similar goals as you.
A little bit of research can go a long way when it comes to finding your optimal dose and method.
How Will You Take the CBD?
If you’re a CBD newbie, it may come as a surprise to you that there are almost countless ways of ingesting CBD oil. This makes it incredibly versatile and means that you’ll have a lot of types of administration to choose from.
In fact, CBD oil is so versatile that you can put it into almost any type of food that has oil. But if you’re a newbie, you might want to save that for when you figure out your optimal dose.
You may wish to start with something that’s comfortable to you. If you already vape, you may wish to vape the CBD oil. If you like candy, gummies might be a good place to start.
Many people start with sublingual CBD oil because it is easy to see and control. Plus, you can see exactly how much you’re taking and record it as you experiment with finding your perfect dose.
Finding the Optimal Dose
Unlike other drugs or alcohol, there isn’t an optimal dose for your weight or for whatever it is that ails you. Instead, you’ll need to simply try for yourself.
As we stated above, speaking to someone in a dispensary can help, as they can give you an idea of what a base amount is to start with for someone with your ailments. You can then decide to increase if you don’t see any benefit. Keeping a journal is very helpful for this kind of trial and error.
Remember, you can’t overdose, so even if you take things overboard, you’ll still be fine.
Try starting with a couple of gummies or a couple of drops of CBD oil sublingually to start with if you’re unable to get to a dispensary. Give it a few minutes to an hour before you decide if you see a result. If you don’t feel any better, you may wish to try a couple more. Remember, for most people, the effects of CBD oil aren’t miraculous or instantaneous. For most, it takes a while to build, and you’ll need to top up during the day.
Finding How Much CBD Oil to Take: There’s No Concrete Answer
Unfortunately, there’s no concrete answer for how much CBD oil to take. Instead, you’ll have to figure that out through a series of trial and error. But the good news is that for many people, it’s a pretty fun journey, especially if you’re eating gummies or edibles. You get to eat delicious food as you find relief for some of your symptoms.
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