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A Guide to CBD Dosage for Beginners

With cannabidiol (CBD) being the popular substance that it is, more and more people are flocking to this hemp product as a means to achieve a calmer, more peaceful state of mind. However, some users may be at a loss for how to start using their CBD products, especially ones like oil. Have you purchased some of your own CBD oil? If so, here’s a guide to CBD dosage for beginners that will help you figure out which dosage is right for you.

How much CBD should you be taking?


CBD is a cannabinoid that still holds a lot of secrets, which means that there’s no exact dosage that’s going to work for everyone. Some of the factors that will affect how many mg of CBD you take at a time include your body weight, your body’s response to the chemical, the strength of your CBD oil, and whether or not you’re using other substances like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The best way to learn how CBD affects you and find the right dose is to take a little bit at a time (say, 20 mg), boosting your dose each time until you get the desired effects. The good news? Many products make finding the right CBD dosage rather simple. CBD oil products, for example, will have droppers with measurements to help you get the right amount of CBD for proper drug administration. As long as you begin with a low dose and only move on to a higher dose if the amount of CBD you took didn’t produce the proper results, you should be fine.

With that in mind, it’s always best to reach out to your doctor to learn more about CBD and whether or not it’s the right fit for you before you begin experimenting with CBD dosage.

Can you overdose on CBD?

One major question on everyone’s mind when they first take CBD is, can you overdose on it? The answer to this question can be unclear. To date, there’s no record of a fatal CBD dose, which means that you shouldn’t panic if you accidentally take a little too much. However, that’s not to say that you should take a whole bottle. CBD can come with unwanted side effects if you ingest too much at once. These side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, and drowsiness.

Another thing to consider when taking CBD is how it may impact other medications you’re taking. There are certain compounds in CBD that can affect enzymes in your gut and make it so that your body is unable to process certain medications effectively. A good rule of thumb to follow is to avoid taking CBD with medications that have a grapefruit warning on them. This is something you can discuss further with your doctor when you address tinctures and oils.

Will CBD get you high?


Whether it’s a small dose or a high dose, there are some people worried about adverse effects like getting high off of their CBD oil. While CBD is derived from hemp and found within the cannabis plant, it’s not the same as THC. The mechanics of CBD aren’t entirely known yet. However, we do know that it doesn’t bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system in the same way THC does. This means you can rest assured that your CBD isn’t going to produce the same results as if you were to smoke marijuana or consume cannabis edibles.

Taking CBD for the first time comes with a lot of questions. These can range from the required dosage to the mental impact. If you’re interested in trying CBD for yourself, use the guide above to figure out which dose is right for you and what you should know before you get started.