CBD has the potential to remedy a variety of common ailments that affect all of us. Maybe it could help you with your muscle/joint pain, or relieve some daily stress and anxiety, or getting better sleep throughout the night. Maybe you even found a product or brand that really resonates with you. But how do you know how much to take for any of those potential use cases? How do you know how much more to take on a severe day versus a mild day? Which product is best for certain issues? When it seems like every product has a different unit of measure (ml, mg,fl oz), how do you know what dosage you’re actually getting? The world of CBD can feel pretty daunting before you even try out a product, but don’t worry, we got you covered.
If trying to understand how much CBD to take in your daily routine seems complex, that’s because it is. Unlike ibuprofen, we can’t just say ‘take two every 4-6 hours’. And that’s because CBD has a much more expansive range of beneficial effects that work in a number of different ways. The effectiveness of CBD depends on a couple of important things:
Now that we know what to look out for, there are a few simple rules you can follow to optimize your CBD dosage. First and foremost, choose a quality product. Check out our blog post on what to look for in choosing a premium CBD product. Because without actually having a pure and clean product, none of the following steps will matter. The next thing to do is see where you fall in this chart:
Depending on your weight and the severity of the condition you’re trying to help with, you can get a range of CBD in mg’s (milligrams) that might be right for you. When it comes to looking at all CBD dosages, mg is the best unit of measure. But once you know where you fall in the chart above, you need to do a little experimentation. As mentioned above, things like your own genetics, the hemp genetics the CBD is extracted from, and the type of condition play a big role in effectiveness. To properly account for these and find a dosage that works best for you, you’ll need to experiment with different dosages at first to hone in on the best amount.
Remember that different CBD companies may have different methods of reporting CBD concentration. Some of them may only report the total extract in mg, which contains CBD + other compounds. Make sure to look carefully at the labels. At the end of the day, you want to measure your dosage in mg of CBD. Most products will give you the total mg in a bottle, but not all will tell you how many mg’s are in a single serving. So you may have to do a little calculating yourself, but hopefully, the above chart should make that easier. At Asha, we work hard to provide clear and simple labeling to inform you of the concentration of CBD per serving. Just take a look at our Supplement Facts on our bottles where we list the amount of CBD per serving in mg depending on the product. We also include a QR code on every product that you can scan to check the 3rd party lab results of everything contained in that product.
We wish we could just say ‘take one dropper of CBD twice a day and all your cares will vanish away’. But unfortunately, our bodies are complex. To get the optimal dose of CBD that works the best for you, it requires a little trial and error. Yet once you find that perfect dose, the improvements to your life can be substantial and long lasting. In the meantime, always think about your own body, what you’re using CBD for, and define what a successful dosage means to you.
At Asha, we do our best to make that process as easy as possible by providing you with high quality, pure and broad-spectrum CBD products as well as a variety of methods to take CBD so you can find the one that works best for you. Life is hard enough without having to blindly guess at CBD best practices. Let us help take on that burden so you can focus your energy on what truly matters.