As 2022 has now past us by, although, not as soon as some had wished. It is now time to assess 2023.
You may be considering the questions no one in this New Year may be asking.
Embarking on new regimens, such as new embraces.
In the world old of CBD, AS IF, IT HAS become, as COMPLICATED In YOUR LIFE, as it has become in mine. You Have to Zero in on what is right for your condition. And this takes time and patience. We have found that as you zero in on the right CBD for you, you’ll no doubt run through a list of considerations, including potency, flavor, price, and type (oil, topical, gummy, etc.). But once you’ve decided on all of that, there’s another factor to think about-
There are a few tried and true guidelines for when to take your CBD. What you choose will depend on your particular lifestyle and the reasons you’re taking CBD in the first place, but these suggestions might be helpful in your exploration of the optimal schedule.
CBD FIRST THING
Mornings tend to follow a routine of sorts that can prepare us for the day ahead. From those first few moments of waking up, to warm showers and some kind of breakfast, we get ourselves ready to face whatever’s on the docket. Taking CBD first thing ensures that it’s checked off the list and you won’t have to remember it later. You can keep your CBD
next to your bed or in the kitchen so you don’t have to worry about bringing it with you to work or out on your errands.
Another perk of taking CBD in the morning, especially before breakfast, is that your stomach is empty. This means that if you’re taking any form of ingestible CBD, those cannabinoids will have front-and-center attention in your body without any other distractions in the digestive system. Another advantage of taking CBD in the morning is that for many of us, those morning hours set the tone for the rest of the day. So rather than pushing through early on, many people prioritize feeling their best during those beginning hours so that they can more easily tackle whatever comes next.
WIND DOWN WITH CBD
There are two sides to every coin, and while mornings may be a priority for some, nighttime is just as often the target time for those who suffer from sleep issues or difficulty winding down after a busy day. When the hubbub of activity starts to die down and yet you’re still feeling frenetic inside, or your aches and pains start to really flare after a long day, then taking CBD in the evening might be good for you. It’s still suggested to try to take any ingestible CBD on a relatively empty stomach, so avoid taking with meals if possible.
If sleep support is what you’re after, you might want to try taking your CBD oil 30-45 minutes before bed. It will help if you also transition into lower light, detach yourself from electronic devices/screens, and get comfortable so that you’re truly ready for bed. If you’re taking gummies, then you might try taking them about an hour before bed, as it takes a bit longer for the body to engage with CBD through the digestive system.
THE AS-NEEDED APPROACH
Here’s one of the amazing things about CBD– it’s not something that you can easily overdose on, and the side effects of taking way too much are relatively benign. This is why there are serving suggestions on many CBD products, but in many usage guidelines you’ll see the option to take “as needed.” Often, people will take CBD oil in the morning or evening and carry their CBD gummies or cream around with them throughout the day to use as the need arises. People often ask if it’s ok to take multiple forms of CBD in the same day and the answer is yes.
Are you looking to get the most out of your CBD and want to know how much to take? With cannabidiol now legal in many states, many people are learning about its therapeutic benefits and want to know how they can benefit from them.
Whether you’re curious about CBD and want to try it out, or are already a regular user, you may find yourself wondering about what level of dosage is right for you. As with any kind of substance we consume—holistic, natural, pharmaceutical, or otherwise—CBD should be measured and researched before use. That’s why we created this CBD dosage chart to help you decide.
Why Dosage Matters
Why does CBD dosage matter? Well it matters because everybody and every body is different! As with many things in life, you need to approach slowly and learn about your body’s threshold. Some people drink one cup of coffee and feel refreshed, whereas others may need several cups to feel fully awake, and others still may take one sip and feel unpleasantly jittery for the whole day.
The same principle applies to CBD dosage, so if you’re a newbie remember to start low and go slow. It is generally recommended to start with 5-10mg of CBD per day over a week, and then slowly increase if needed.
Here are some of the considerations that go into determining dosage:
- Weight: A higher body weight will generally mean a higher amount of CBD is needed in order to feel the desired therapeutic effects. The same principle applies inversely for a lower body weight: generally a smaller dose is effective.
- Ailment and severity: Depending on what ailment you’re looking to soothe, and how intense the discomfort or pain it is, dosage will vary.
- CBD Tolerance: Your personal receptiveness to CBD is determined by your endocannabinoid receptors. This factor varies person to person. Think of it as similar to how certain people have a higher or lower tolerance to drinking alcohol.
- CBD product type and bioavailability: Your dosage will vary based on what method you are using to consume it, as well as how much cannabinoids are in the product itself. Reputable sellers will include information about the level of cannabinoids in the product, whether it’s a gummy, oil, tincture, vape cartridge, or loose bud. Oil and edibles are consumed orally, meaning they go through your digestive system and take effect slowly. When you smoke or vaporize, CBD enters the bloodstream through the lungs and the effects are felt more quickly. Us
You also don’t necessarily have to take CBD every day! One huge advantage to the as-needed approach is that you’ll only be taking it when you feel it’s really necessary, so you likely won’t build up a tolerance which might then require higher dosage. While chronic pain sufferers may be better served by regular use, if you’re really only using CBD for the occasional ache or pain, then you can let your body choose for you!
While it’s suggested that you take CBD regularly when you first start, that’s mostly so that you can learn how your body reacts and you can zero in on the best dosage for you. That is most easily discovered when you’re consistent and give the body a chance to learn more about CBD. Once you’re clear on the best dosage for your body, feel free to take it on whatever schedule (or non-schedule) works best for you!
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