CBD Use Guide
|Type||Pros||Cons||Time of Onset||Duration||Use If|
|Convenient; Dosage control; Discreet; Familiar||Slow to take effect||30-60 minutes|
(tinctures may start sooner if applied under the tongue)
|Edibles/Capsules:4-6 hours; |
Tinctures/Drops: 2-4 hours
|Consider discretion a top priority and/or want more control over dosage|
|Smokables (Vapes)||Fast acting; Easy to use; Social; Familiar||Non-discreet; Smoking/Vaping are illegal in many public settings; Can feel harsh on the lungs||Instant||45 minutes-1 hour||Are trying to quit cigarettes or need fast-acting relief|
|Topicals (Lotions, |
|Can be applied directly to affected area; Bypasses liver metabolism; Long-lasting; Can be worked into daily hygiene routine||Slow to take effect||Varies widely due to factors like hair growth and amount of fatty tissue||Typically 5+ hours||Experiencing local pain of the skin or joints or into body care in general.|
So How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
Try this Comprehensive Dosage Calculator: Dosage Calculator
Types of CBD Products
like CBD tinctures or CBD drops
Encapsulated CBD oil
Bottled water containing nano-sized CBD particles
(i.e., gummies, brownies, cookies, etc.; generally for individuals who are sensitive to smoking/vaping)
Types of CBD Products Cont.
CBD lotion for pain relief
Thicker than lotion, for pain relief
Shampoos and Conditioners
CBD Shampoos and conditioner for sculpt and hair health
infused with CBD for use in bath water, drop it in the water and it will fizzle and dissolve into the bath.
- CBD-rich eLiquids and/or vape cartridges (akin to an e-cigarette)
Important Dosage Considerations
Determining the best CBD dosage generally depends on the following factors.
Concentration, or strength, refers to the total amount of CBD in a given product. Concentration is measured in milligrams (mg).
The amount of the product you should take for your purpose. For Example- One of our 1500mg CBD tinctures contains 30-mL (milliliters) of liquid in the entire bottle, 1-mL is the standard serving size (a full dropper). This means each 1-mL serving will contain approximately 50 mg of CBD; the consumer is not ingesting 1500 mg with each dosage.
A person’s weight often plays a role in how much – or how little – CBD affects the body. In general, a higher weight will need a higher dosage.
CBD consumers may develop a tolerance over time, which can result in reduced effects from the same dosage. Higher subsequent doses may be needed to achieve the desired results. To avoid this, Use as needed rather than a set schedule.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
A 2011 review on the safety and side effects of CBD found that continuous use of CBD, even in high doses like 1,500 mg a day, is tolerated well by humans.
A 2017 update to this review also confirmed this. However, a 2019 study done on mice did raise some safety concerns about CBD’s potential for liver damage in extremely high dosages (280mg/lb a day-1118mg/lb a dose) and its interactions with other medications. Thats the equivalent of taking 42,000mg a day for a 150lb person, or a 167,700mg single dose for a 150lb person.
If you’re currently taking medication and would like to try CBD, it’s essential to discuss this with your doctor.
There are very few known side effects of CBD. When side effects do occur, however, they may include diarrhea, appetite changes, and fatigue.
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