February 17, 2021 3 min read

We want to fill you in on a little secret regarding CBD. It’s a secret that many CBD advocates don’t even know.

Here it is…

To unlock the health promoting benefits of  Leaf Remedys (or any CBD product for that matter), it all boils down to dosage.

 

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Finding the right dose can make all the difference in how your body responds to CBD. But there’s a lot you have to consider when trying to find that sweet spot.

First and foremost, it’s important to know that everyone’s body is different. What works for one person may not work for you. (We can thank biology and genetics for that.)

Finding the right CBD dosage for you can be determined by three factors:

  1. Body weight.

A petite woman won’t need nearly the same amount of CBD as a male bodybuilder. Simply put: the bigger you are, the more CBD you’ll generally need.

  1. Severity of health conditions.

If you’re battling a chronic condition like arthritis, epilepsy, cancer, or something else that’s life altering, then you’ll likely need more CBD than someone who is battling a stressful day at work.

  1. Tolerance.

If you’re a frequent user of CBD or even THC, chances are your tolerance may be built up so much that you need more CBD in order to feel its effects.

 

How to Dose CBD

The first step to dosing CBD like pro is to base it on your body weight: Use between 1mg - 6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight.

Then you need to factor in the severity of your health conditions.

Most dosing charts recommend doubling the dose of CBD based on the severity of your health conditions.

For example: If you weigh 120 lbs. and your health conditions are mild, then 20mg of CBD may be all you need. But if your health conditions are severe, you may need 40mg of CBD to feel its effects. 

Nevertheless, it’s always best to start slowly, at a low dose, while gradually increasing the dose over time until you reach the desired effects.

And it’s important to give your body time to respond. Some people may feel some form of relief within minutes or hours, while others may not feel anything for days, weeks, or even months.

 

CBD Side Effects

If you happen to take “too much” CBD, don’t worry. Multiple studies show that CBD is generally safe and well tolerated among its users.

The good news is that if you take too much CBD, not much will happen. In rare cases, very little side effects have been reported. The most side effects you might feel or experience are tiredness, diarrhea, and a change in weight or appetite.

Note: If you’re currently on any prescription medications for any of your health conditions, then consult with your doctor before consuming CBD.

 

CBD Dosage Bottom Line

The biggest issue when it comes to dosage is that there are no official guidelines. This is partly because the CBD industry isn’t currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

However, reputable CBD companies base their CBD dosing recommendations and instructions on the amount of CBD used in scientific studies.

Here at  Leaf Remedys, we take it a step further than just researching the amount of CBD used in scientific studies.

We focus on creating highly concentrated and third-party tested CBD products—all of which come with easy-to-follow dosing instructions.

Finding that sweet spot with your CBD dosage takes some experimentation. So it’s important to stay consistent, keep a journal about how your body is reacting to it, and be patient.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team  here. We’re happy to help in any way we can.