What's the Best CBD Dosage?
First, no one even knew what CBD was?? Cannabinoid what?? Now we like it because it works, but how much do I take and how much should it cost???
Whether you're a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing, especially since the industry is so new. Every day, we answer dozens of questions from our clients who hear one thing with one brand and something different from another, but one of the most frequently asked is: Is there a the best CBD dosage?
While there are tons of articles about the benefits of CBD, there are few about properly dosing CBD. To make things more confusing, unlike with other supplements, The FDA has not created a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD, which means CBD does not have an official serving size.
Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their CBD from. Or even worse friends who are uncertified and claim to be experts simply because they use CBD.
Take one dropper of CBD per day, is one of the most common dosage recommendations we hear. While this can definitely be a dosage, there's no way to tell if its the right dosage for the given individual as it doesn't take into account important factors such as:
The concentration of CBD
The weight of the individual
The individual's body chemistry
The severity of the condition being treated
And most importantly, bioavailability
With that being said, there isn't a one size fits all dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage. That is generally just fine because we are all deficient in our cannabinoid system and we all have a different genome.
What does that mean??? We are all humans but we have different metabolisms, our bodies have different needs and reactions to most everything. Therefore, we are lucky to be working with cannabinoids versus pharmaceutical drugs says Robert Mordini, Co Founder of Zro+ products. Pharma products while generally being FDA approved have complex effects to the body, especially if more than 1 prescription is taken at the same time which is usually the case. This can cause ADR or Adverse drug reactions in addition to other stated contra indications and variability to genome.
Conversely, cannabinoid based products like Zro+ are natural and organic but vary on bioavailability. That mean. The amount of that actually gets into your body systemically. This will cause extreme variances in the amount of milligrams needed to get any efficacy from your product.
So how much CBD should you take then?
1. Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 16MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individuals level of pain.
For example, 20MG-33MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200lb patient, while 15MG-25MG would be best for another who weighs 150lbs with a typical low biovailability brand. However, you can take much less and get better results with Zro+ (this also saves you big bucks)!
2. Start small and increase gradually
Let's say you have a friend who weighs no more than 150 pounds and takes 50MG of CBD twice per day, which he claims provides all kinds of benefits. Since you guys are approximately the same weight, he recommends the same dosage for yourself.
Here's why this isn't the best way to choose your dosage:
Not only are we all made differently, we each have our own unique history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body. With that being said, it is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of CBD, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body's reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation.
3. Consult your physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren't a ton of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors know its natural and just want to be kept in the loop.
How do you accurately measure your CBD dosage?
Think about it:
How much CBD is there in a single puff off your vaporizer, how much CBD is in a dropper from your CBD tincture?
Well, not as much as you think which is the tricky part because we need to go back to the bioavailability conversation. Without understanding how to properly measure your dosage, knowing how much CBD you should take is pretty much pointless. Especially when it comes to all the different ways to consume CBD and of course how much you are really paying for a product that isn't getting into your system.
How to Measure Your CBD Tincture Dosage
Using a CBD tincture is one of the easiest ways to consume CBD. Simply fill the dropper, administer the oil under your tongue, then hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
But, how many drops of CBD oil should you take?
With some simple mathematics, we can easily figure that out.
Being that the dropper is the tool we use to administer a CBD tincture, we need to find out how much CBD is in a single dropper. Once you know this, you can gauge how much CBD you're taking.
So how do you figure out how much CBD is in a dropper?
Typically a dropper holds 1 ML of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a CBD tincture, you can use this simple formula to determine how much CBD is in its dropper:
[Total CBD in Bottle] [Number of Milliliters in Bottle] = MGs of CBD in a Dropper
For example, let's say you have a 30ml CBD tincture that has 1500MG of CBD:
1500 30 = 50MG of CBD per dropper
Now, if you're proper dosage of CBD is 25MG, and a single dropper of that 1500MG tincture contains 50MG, you'd simply fill the dropper halfway.
But that doesn't take into affect the biovailability of the product your taking. Other than a product like Zro+, most only offer a max of 20% bioavailability. So, that means if you take the example above and you really think you want 25 mg of CBD, you will need to take 5x more to get the 50mg into your systemic system. This is very expensive and why many people are choosing the Zro+ technology. With Zro+ you need only 10mg to get the same effects as the example above. This is much more efficient, cost effective and reasonable.
Of course, this method isn't 100% accurate, but it is more accurate than not measuring at all. Remember, start with a small dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect dosage.
Robert Mordini is the co-founder of Zero+ Nutraceuticals, Inc (@Zroplus.com) they provide the highest bioavailable cannabinoids available to help all to reduce inflammation quickly, therefore providing incredible proven benefits to enhance lifestyle and strategies to get in shape, look good, and feel alive.
Check out his bio here if you're keen to work with him on your personal issues of pain, anxiety, stress, sleep, skin related issues, brain processing increase, focus and regenerative stem cell work, NATURALLY, when nothing else seems to work.