CBD Oil Dosage: Step by Step to the Right Application
The effects and effects of cannabinoids on our bodies are now undisputed. At least among those who deal with the topic and try to find the right dosage for themselves. Fortunately, some experiments can be carried out, because side effects or problems caused by taking it are not known.
In practice, it also boils down to an experiment that may be a solution to one's own problems.
To do this, we must first get an overview of the products and, above all, the relevant information. Unfortunately, even doctors and various counsellors cannot say much more than that CBD in the form of a dietary supplement must be taken on their own responsibility.
How do I find my correct dosage?
The general recommendation is that less is more. At least at the entrance. This is about slowly approaching the right daily dose for you. This does not mean that you have to reckon with bad accompanying symptoms, a possible first aggravation as in homeopathy or strong side effects.
Nevertheless, headaches can occur in the initial phase if the dosage is much too high. Therefore it is important to find out the right dosage for you. For the introduction you should start with the 5% CBD oil. The advantage here is that the first vial will last up to a few weeks and you don't have to spend money directly again.
You can start with one to three drops a day. Divided into one to three gifts as required. This dose is maintained for 5-7 days. Then you can - if the desired effect has not occurred - increase the dose. We recommend to increase 1-2 drops per dose. This dose is also maintained for about a week.
Repeat this until you have found the right daily dose for you. But what is the right dose? The correct dose is when the drops achieve the desired effect or the existing complaints are alleviated.
It can be helpful if you keep a diary. In this you can enter chronic complaints or pain. This allows improvements or other changes to be precisely recorded and success becomes visible more quickly. This can especially help you to dose optimally in the long run.
Is it even possible to dose CBD incorrectly?
Really wrong you can't dose CBD oils. Of course, it is possible to take too little and thus feel no effect. You can also overdose, which can cause unwanted reactions. However, these are not side effects in the classical sense.
As different as we humans are, as different are our reactions to cannabidiol. Therefore, we cannot say exactly at which dosage an effect occurs or a reaction is noticeable. Of course, it also depends on why someone uses CBD oil. There are countless complaints, symptoms or even diseases for which the active ingredient can positively support the treatment.
You shouldn't rush the intake. Your body needs time. The complaints probably didn't come overnight. Neither do they disappear overnight. The causes and the responsible stimulus transmitters for this are in different places - therefore there is no perfect CBD oil dosage and no immediate help.
Dosage forms and method of administration
We talk about CBD oil all the time. But is this the only way to feel the positive effects of cannabinoids? In any case, oil is the most common and common form of administration of CBD.
The oil is delivered in a dark bottle with a pipette. Therefore you can make a very individual and exact dosage.
In liquid form, cannabinoids can enter the bloodstream directly through the mucous membranes. For this purpose, the drops are placed under the tongue - at best without drinking or eating anything for the next 10-15 minutes.
Since not everyone likes the taste of the oil, the oil can of course also be swallowed. In this case, however, the cannabinoids need more time to reach the correct receptors. In addition, food can absorb the oil and thus not only delay the effect, but in the worst case the positive effect is completely lost and the oil is simply excreted.
CBD capsules would then still be suitable for this form of intake. However, the individual dosage is then no longer possible because the amount of the active ingredient per capsule is fixed. In addition, CBD capsules work more slowly. But if you don't like the taste of oil or suffer from irritated mucous membranes, the capsules may be an alternative.
5% - 10% - 20% - which CBD is the right one?
The active ingredient is usually produced from a carrier oil and a CBD concentrate or CBD isolate. Hemp seed oil, MCT oil or olive oil are usually used as carrier oil. Whether concentrate or isolate was used decides afterwards whether it is a full spectrum CBD oil or not.
A full spectrum CBD oil contains all parts of the hemp plant. Besides CBD there are about 80 other cannabinoids. In addition, there are active plant substances and terpenes. On the other hand, the oil with the synthetic isolate contains only pure CBD.
Due to the different composition the oils can vary in colour and taste. Although CBD is the best-known component of CBD oil, studies have shown that full-spectrum oils are more effective because the different cannabinoids support each other. This is where the so-called "entourage effect" occurs.
A higher CBD content does not necessarily mean that the effect is stronger. However, depending on the application, it may be advisable to consume a CBD oil with a higher CBD content, as you can reduce the number of drops to be consumed and thus more easily consume a higher absolute amount of CBD.
If you need 10 drops of 5% oil today, you will only need 5 drops of 10% oil in the future. This may save money, as the vial will last longer. Besides, you don't have to take so many drops at once. This is especially useful if you are more sensitive to taste.
If we divide the CBD requirement by the CBD milligram per drop, we get the correct number of drops.
What else is there to know about CBD oils?
CBD oil is produced from the hemp plant. Hemp is usually equated with an intoxicating effect. CBD oil, however, lacks the intoxicating THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is included at a maximum of 0.2%, which corresponds to the legal limit for over-the-counter cannabis products in Germany.
That's why you can still drive or operate machines after taking CBD oil. No restrictions are to be expected from the oil.
So far, the costs for CBD oils are not covered by the health insurance in the vast majority of cases. Therefore the oils are primarily available in the online trade. Occasionally you can also find them in pharmacies or drugstores. An indication of the great success of CBD.
If you are taking medication and you are not sure whether its effects could be changed by taking CBD oil, it is best to contact your doctor or pharmacist.
There is also a dosage guide for dogs.
What you can do as a consumer:
When buying you should pay attention to the best possible quality. With the advance of the CBD oils unfortunately also inferior products can be found.
"But how can I tell when I'm buying a high-quality oil? "
A pure oil without additional substances guarantees the best mode of action. From cultivation to gentle extraction to the production of the finished oil - pesticides and harmful substances would contaminate the oil and result in an inferior product. Strict quality controls by the manufacturer should therefore be assumed.
A high quality full spectrum CBD oil contains only a pure carrier oil and the pure concentrate. Due to the quality alone, it is possible that a 5 % oil will produce just as good results as a 10 % oil with less good quality.
Your CBD needs are as individual as you are, which is why we cannot give a blanket dosage recommendation. The best way to get the right dosage for your desired application is to systematically test and slowly increase the dosage and the CBD content. Pay attention to quality when buying and don't let yourself be too impressed by pure CBD percentages.