In this article, the author will discuss recent research on CBD oil dosage and how much you should take to get the most benefits from cannabinoids.
The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits
CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases, it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first-ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.
How to find the right CBD dosage?
Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD is made 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 customers, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is: How much CBD oil should I take? Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer.
Here are some important factors to consider:
- The severity of the condition being treated
- The bodyweight of the individual
- The concentration of CBD
- The individual’s body chemistry
A person’s body weight matters when it comes to dosing! A 170-pound person’s dosage will differ significantly than that of a person weighing 80 pounds. Please keep that in mind when figuring out the dosage.
Here’s a standardized chart to determine the CBD amount for the severity of your condition. Your body weight and severity are relative to the amount of recommended CBD amount.
How to use a CBD dosage calculator?
Jenny from Wtphemp.com tells us that the best therapeutic results are obtained using the widest possible range of cannabinoids, as well as other active substances such as terpenoids, flavonoids, and other auxiliary components contained in cannabis and their extracts of various types.
The wider the range of cannabinoids, the better the therapeutic effect. Each known cannabinoid has unique applications, so the use of their entire range is most desirable. Of these, cannabidiol (CBD), which has been recognized as the most important component of cannabis and medical cannabis, has the strongest therapeutic properties due to the most applications in medicine.
Individual cannabinoids intensify and complement each other, which is commonly known as the synergy effect. Therefore, combinations of different cannabinoids contribute to much better results than the use of individual cannabinoids separately.
Hemp preparations are natural food products that should be administered orally, which is logical from the point of view of human physiology. Oral application is very important because in most internal ailments the key role is played by the liver, which is a chemical “laboratory of the body” processing substances. The liver is also a strongly innervated organ in which there are many cannabinoid receptors. If there are no contraindications to the oral application, do not administer rectal cannabinoids because in this way the therapeutic effect may be weaker, and the substance will go directly into the bloodstream bypassing the liver.
What concentration of oil should you choose?
The concentration doesn’t matter! Cannabinoids, like any other substance, are dosed in milligrams daily, not in percentages. Example: 1 drop of 15% oil = 5 drops of 3% oil, which gives the same dose in milligrams. The higher concentration is mainly greater convenience of application or adjustment of the appropriate dose, and above all the quality and intensity of the preparation. Concentration is not related to higher efficiency, on the contrary, it can even lower it, because the higher the concentration of one substance, the lower the other, which limits the synergy effect.
Highly concentrated extracts 30% and 50% (so-called golden oil) are more effective mainly due to the quality and purity and the highest CBDA content on the market, not because of the high concentration in itself.
High concentration application is justified when high doses are used and for external applications on the skin or skin lesions. Thanks to higher concentrations, we obtain a lower frequency of oil application and dressing changes.
Recently, extracts with a concentration of up to 99% have also appeared on the market. This type of separated (crystalline) CBD is only suitable for inhalation due to a shortage of other cannabinoids as well as terpenes and flavonoids, which have a significant impact on the synergy effect.
Which hemp preparation should you choose?
Any property obtained hemp extract can help in most cases of health problems. However, to achieve the synergy effect and the best therapeutic effect, it is recommended to use a combination of different preparations for a change. The most frequently recommended option is a combination of different CBD and CBDA oils, which has a significant impact on the widening of the cannabinoid range and an enhanced therapeutic effect.
For mild health problems, e.g. 5% 10ml oil (500mg CBD, trace THC, CBC, terpenoids, flavonoids).
In chronic and moderately severe conditions, e.g. 4% 30ml oil (1200mg CBD, trace THC, CBC, terpenoids, flavonoids) in combination with 15% RAW 10ml (1500mg CBD + CBDA, trace CBC, CBN, CBG, terpenoid, flavonoids) .
In the case of serious health problems, when a higher dose is needed, 4% 50ml oil (2000mg CBD, trace THC, CBC, terpenoids, flavonoids) is used in combination with 20% RAW 10g (2000mg CBD + CBDA, trace CBC, CBN, CBG, terpenoids, flavonoids). It is the widest set of cannabinoids on the market, it provides the highest efficiency at the lowest price. This set is enough for 40 days of therapy at a dose of 100mg / day. Alternatively, instead of a 20% RAW paste, you can use a stronger version with a concentration of 30% RAW and a Swiss Cibdol with a concentration of 10%, which further increase the effectiveness of therapy, thanks to the highest quality extract and high CBDA content, which has a similar chemical structure to THC.
In addition, other cannabis-rich hemp products, such as cannabis herb, hemp capsules, ointments, and CBC-dominant oils are used to support the above-mentioned treatments. All this is able to further enhance the treatment thanks to an even wider range of phytocannabinoids applied from various origins.
It should be noted that hemp extracts are natural products, and therefore unique and never identical. Therefore, different products from different manufacturers will always be different in terms of their function and composition.