This guide is not intended to provide a treatment plan. It is only for reference.
About the dosage of CBD
When you decide to take CBD oil, in addition to choosing a good brand, it is more important to grasp the amount suitable for you. Most CBD products on the market do not indicate the recommended amount in the manual. Do you know the reason? Let me tell you.
CBD does is related to personal constitution
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system. The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in our body interact with the CBD, thereby regulating the balance of the body through the endocannabinoid system. However, each person’s physique is different, and the body’s needs are different, so the demand for phytocannabinoid supplementation is different as well. This must be taken into account when determining the most effective dose of CBD oil for an individual.
The suggested dose for disease
CBD dosage and duration of treatment are largely dependent on the type and severity of the disease. The following CBD dosage recommendations are based on research trials and patient experience. There are differences in the personal constitution, so the following are for reference only:
- Cancer patients: 2.5mg THC and 20mg CBD orally every day for 4 weeks;
- Chronic pain: Oral administration of 10 to 30 mg CBD daily for 25 days;
- Epilepsy: 150-300 mg orally every day for 4-5 months;
- Huntington’s disease: 10 mg/kg of CBD according to your weight orally every day for 6 weeks;
- Sleep disorders: 50-160mg CBD taken orally every day for 4-6 weeks;
- Multiple sclerosis: 2mg THC and 15mg CBD taken orally twice a day for 8 weeks;
- Schizophrenia: 40-1200 mg CBD taken orally every day for 4 weeks;
- Glaucoma: 20-40 mg of CBD taken orally daily for 4 weeks. Note that doses higher than 40mg may increase intraocular pressure.
Individual effective dose
When users start to use CBD oil, start with a few drops or more than ten milligrams of CBD per day, and continue to take 3-5 days to feel their own changes. After the improvement of body sensation, the dosage can be stabilized or appropriately reduced. Increase the dose if it is not obvious. This is a self-test of the endocannabinoid system, the purpose of which is to determine the appropriate dose of the system needs.
Biphasic effects of drugs
Cannabis compounds are biphasic, which means that low and high doses of the same drug can produce opposite effects. Small doses of cannabinoids may have positive therapeutic effects, but large doses tend to do the opposite. This is the biphasic effect of cannabinoids.
Although CBD is known to have no side effects at any dose, the treatment effect of excessive CBD may not be as good as the intermediate dose.
General principles of using CBD
In summary, in order to find the dosage that suits your situation, you can start with the minimum dosage, and the one that can relieve the symptoms is the most suitable. Try the initial dose for 3 days to give the body time to respond to the drug. Increase or decrease the dose accordingly over the next 3 days. If you feel any discomfort after taking it, reduce the dose immediately the next time you take CBD oil.
What are the consequences of excessive CBD oil
When using CBD oil, moderation is important. It is critical to follow the dosage guidelines and consider your weight and needs. According to some studies, test subjects can well tolerate doses up to 1500 mg per day. Considering that the average dose is in the range of 50-60 mg per day, this indicates that the possibility of overdose is extremely small.
Potential side effects of CBD oil
The vast majority of people tolerate CBD oil very well with few side effects. Although these side effects are small and rare, users of CBD oil must understand that these possibilities exist: dry mouth, diarrhea, loose stools, changes in appetite, fatigue, etc. If side effects occur after use, please use it as appropriate.
Although CBD oil is non-toxic, when one or more other drugs are taken at the same time, overdoes may occur. Studies have shown that CBD can inhibit P450 enzymes to metabolize drugs and prolong the metabolic time of some drugs, thus resulting in excessive levels of drugs in the body, which may cause side effects. If you are taking medications that will be affected by CBD (search for “P450 Drug Interaction Form”), you should consult your doctor to consider whether you can reduce the amount of medication to avoid possible side effects.
The taboo crowd of CBD oil
CBD oil that does not contain THC or contains only a trace amount (THC <0.3%) poses the least risk to users, but some people should also pay attention. Due to ethical reasons, the testing of CBD oil safety around children and pregnant women is limited. Some current research and facts indicate that CBD oil may be safe for children (used to treat a variety of children’s serious diseases), but it is not clear how CBD oil affects the growth of the fetus, so it is best for pregnant women to avoid using it.