How much should I take? What product should I start with? These are common question we hear all the time and we’re here to help provide some general guidance as you begin your wellness journey with hemp products. CBD isn’t psychoactive — meaning it won’t get you “high.” Instead, research suggests that it may help with a variety of wellness needs from sleep support to comforting a troubled tummy or calming sore muscles.
CBD Dosing Basics
Main variables to take into account when figuring out the right dose of CBD are:
- your body weight
- the condition you’re taking CBD for
- your individual body chemistry
- the concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about an appropriate dosage and any potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you’re taking a prescription medication.
If your doctor doesn’t provide a recommendation, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
For example, you might start off with 40 mg to encourage better sleep. You can take 40 mg on days when you’re feeling especially burnt out. After a week, you increase it to 45 mg, and after a second week, you use 50 mg. By week 2 you may be feeling refreshed and caught up on sleep and may adjust or maintain that dosage.
It’s always a good idea to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.
Everyone’s Needs Are Different
Basso Botanicals offers a variety of strengths and delivery options for CBD in our products. Phytocannabinoids (CBD) from hemp extract are measured in milligrams (mg) and can be added to product or used as a single use therapy. Every individuals’ needs are different and may require various dosing methods and strengths. We suggest starting with a lowest dose of our products for the first couple days to see how your body handles CBD and then adjusting your serving as necessary.
Generally, the right dose of Basso Botanicals active hemp-derived CBD extract can take 5 to 20 minutes before achieving desired effects. We always recommend working with your physician to ensure safe and effective use.