Dosage Guide

CBD Use Guide

TypeProsConsTime of OnsetDurationUse If
Ingestibles (Edibles,
Capsules,
Tinctures
)
Convenient; Dosage control; Discreet; FamiliarSlow to take effect30-60 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; FamiliarNon-discreet; Smoking/Vaping are illegal in many public settings; Can feel harsh on the lungsInstant45 minutes-1 hourAre trying to quit cigarettes or need fast-acting relief
Topicals (Lotions,
Balms,
Hair Care,
Bathbombs
)
Can be applied directly to affected area; Bypasses liver metabolism; Long-lasting; Can be worked into daily hygiene routineSlow to take effectVaries widely due to factors like hair growth and amount of fatty tissueTypically 5+ hoursExperiencing local pain of the skin or joints or into body care in general.

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Types of CBD Products

Ingestibles:

  • Liquid

    like CBD tinctures or CBD drops

  • Capsules

    Encapsulated CBD oil

  • Water

    Bottled water containing nano-sized CBD particles

  • CBD-infused edibles

    (i.e., gummies, brownies, cookies, etc.; generally for individuals who are sensitive to smoking/vaping)

Types of CBD Products Cont.

Topicals:

  • Lotions

    CBD lotion for pain relief

  • Salves

    Thicker than lotion, for pain relief

  • Shampoos and Conditioners

    CBD Shampoos and conditioner for sculpt and hair health

  • Bath bombs

    infused with CBD for use in bath water, drop it in the water and it will fizzle and dissolve into the bath.

 

Smokables:
  • 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.

  • Total Concentration:

    Concentration, or strength, refers to the total amount of CBD in a given product. Concentration is measured in milligrams (mg).

  • Dosage:

    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.

  • Body weight:

    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.

  • Tolerance:

    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.