Currently, many American states have legalized the use of medical cannabis in their jurisdictions; however, not many physicians are ready to prescribe CBD to their patients. Not knowing the right dosage to administer, largely contributes to this predicament being faced by physicians.
Remember, very few medical schools in the world have cannabis or CBD-related courses in their programs. So, what next? Medical scientists and researchers are now coming up with dosing schedules for medical hemp, medical cannabis, and their extracts, including CBD.
And as a result, various concentrations and forms of CBD-rich hemp oil are now available in the market – talk of capsules, salves for topical use, sublingual tincture drops or sprays, CBD vapor from vaporizers, liquid hemp oil, edibles in form of gum or candy; the list is endless.
People react differently to treatment
First, this article is meant to be just a point of reference. The fact is, people, react differently to different treatments and, CBD-related treatments are not exceptional. It is advisable, therefore, to begin small and slowly increase the dosage until you realize the desired result.
CBD brands are quite confusing
The various CBD oil brands in the market create some confusion to the consumers since they come with varying recommendations. Some of them propose what appears to be too much of a dosage, while others appear to be too modest. As a result, it is not easy to create a “standard of use” for CBD and related products.
Concentrations of CBD oil differ between brands. Usually, they range from 1mg for every dose to hundreds of milligrams. Definitely, this makes it convenient for CBD users to get the servings they need, in their preferred form.
According to Mayo Clinic, CBD servings should be based on experts’ opinions, scientific research, traditional use, and the available scientific publications. More so, CBD dosages and duration of use should largely depend on the condition one is suffering from.
How much CBD oil should you take?
- Chronic pain treatment – 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth daily (approx for 25 days).
- Epilepsy treatment – 200-300mg of CBD daily by mouth
- Cancer patients wishing to increase their appetite – 5mg of THC by mouth for 6 weeks (additional 1mg of CBD is optional for this period).
- Managing sleep disorders – 40-160 mg CBD by mouth
- To treat movement problems synonymous with Huntington disease – 10mg/kg of CBD by mouth for 6 weeks.
- Glaucoma treatment – 20-40mg single dose of CBD under the tongue. Servings greater than 40mg are likely to increase pressure.
- Schizophrenia treatment – 40-1,1280mg CBD daily by mouth.
- Managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis –5-120mg of THC-CBD combination for 2-15 weeks. For instance, a mouth spray might contain 2.5 mg of CBD and 2.7mg of THC at doses of 2.5-120 mg for up to 8 weeks.
According to the nation’s leading testing lab for marijuana products, CannLabs, there is no known lethal dose for CBD. That said; users should go through product inserts to ensure they are consuming the right amount of the compound.
Consumption of CBD – how to take CBD oil
Most of the times, CBD is taken orally in form of concentrated drops/tincture or paste. It’s advisable when taking CBD oil orally; to first hoard it under your tongue, prior to swallowing it. This is to enhance the absorption process.
Other oral methods include edibles such as chocolate bars, capsules, and mouth strips. A good number of people also prefer taking CBD vape oil through inhalers or vaporizers since this is an almost immediate absorption method, which is proven to be quite helpful.
Others prefer applying CBD oil on the skin; thanks to the various creams, balms, patches, and lotions in the market. The fact is; there are many ways to consume or use CBD oil. It is however recommended to try different approaches and see what suits you best. Like we mentioned above, everyone is different.