For CBD oil newbies, understanding labels and dosages can be confusing. We know - we were there once too. So we put together the following fool-proof CBD cheat sheet and guide to get any CBD beginner on the road to bliss.
To start off, let’s recap what CBD is and what it does. CBD is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid compound found in the marijuana plant. CBD oil, which is derived from the leaves, flowers and stalk of the hemp plant, is believed to have various health benefits. CBD, unlike THC (another cannabinoid compound), doesn’t cause you to feel ‘stoned’ or high by targeting the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain. Instead, CBD locates the body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids, which are responsible for helping the body regulate pain, sleep, mood, and even appetite. Because of this, CBD products are used for treating a wide variety of ailments, such as muscle pain, soreness, stress, sleeplessness and other health issues.
If that sounds like something you’re interested in exploring, the big question is how to take CBD oil, and how much to take, to start enjoying its raft of benefits. There are no hard and fast rules, as everyone’s different, but let’s take a look at our top CBD dosing tips...
CBD for Stress
If you’re taking CBD oil drops to help you relax and feel less stressed, we recommend taking a starting dosage of 10 mg to 15 mg, 2 to 3 times a day. You can then incrementally increase the amount you take by 5mg until you find your personal ‘sweet spot’. We advise not exceeding 70 mg of CBD oil per day before consulting a medical professional.
CBD for Sleep
If you’re taking CBD oil drops to help get a good night’s sleep, we recommend taking a starting dosage of 20 mg to 30 mg, once a day before bed. Again, you can incrementally increase the amount you take by 5mg until you find your sweet spot. We advise not exceeding 70 mg of CBD per day before consulting a medical professional.
CBD Dosage Calculations:
30ml bottles contain the equivalent of around 600 drops. This would mean that there is around 0.83mg of CBD per drop.
10ml bottles contain the equivalent of around 200 drops. This would mean that there is around 2.5mg of CBD per drop.
Remember, always consult the bottle’s ingredients and dosage specifications before using.
Now that you’ve got the lowdown on CBD dosing and the recommended amounts to take, it’s time to start experimenting. Remember, everyone’s different, so we always recommend starting with the minimum dose and incrementally increasing the amount you take until you find your own ‘sweet spot’.
If you’re ready to start working CBD products into your daily wellness rituals, have a browse of our premium selection, including oils, creams, topicals, capsules and edibles, and take the first step towards peace of mind, pain relief or just a great night’s sleep.
The Chillery and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. The information and products presented on this site are not intended for medical use nor do they make any medical claims. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health related program.