How Much CBD Should I Take?

One of the most common questions asked by new users of cannabidiol (CBD) is, “How much CBD should I take?” That question can be complicated. The first way to determine your dosage is to take time to understand CBD. Unlike other supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for cannabidiol, so there is no precise dosage. CBD is used to treat numerous conditions, and no single dose works the same for everyone. You must always take into consideration your age, sex, and weight. Everyone’s body metabolizes things differently, and this is very true when it comes to cannabinoids.

CBD Dosage and Safety


Most of the time, CBD doses are relatively consistent. Also, you can experiment with dosages because, unlike other supplements, CBD is safe and virtually risk-free. There has never been a recorded incidence of CBD overdose.


Understanding Cannabidiol


Cannabidiol, or as it is commonly called ‘CBD hemp oil’ is a product of the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant is a powerhouse of cannabinoids. The plant boasts 400 different chemical compounds. Many of the compounds can be found in different types of plants, but 80 of them are specific to the cannabis plants. Those 80 different compounds are referred to as cannabinoids. One of the cannabinoids is cannabidiol (CBD). Unlike the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD has no psychoactive properties, so it is legal virtually everywhere.Many users turn to CBD for its holistic capabilities.


How Does CBD Work?


Within the human body, there is a network of neurons called the endocannabinoid system which is made up of receptors that readily bind with cannabinoids when they are introduced into the human body. When the cannabinoids bind with the receptors, chemical reactions occur which run throughout the body. Although CBD does not have any psychoactive capabilities, it does restrict and react with the endocannabinoid system receptors. Many people find the reactions favorable for a wide array of ailments. Researchers, scientists, and physicians are continuing to study and uncover a variety of CBD benefits.


How do I Take CBD?


CBD users usually prefer to administer the substance as an oil tincture sublingually (under the tongue) using either a spray or dropper bottle. It is readily absorbed into the bloodstream when delivered in such a fashion. CBD can also be used in a vape liquid which enables you to inhale the substance. You can also opt to consume it in capsule form or mixed as an edible. However, the sublingual dosage of CBD remains the most common form of ingestion and is very useful. No matter how you opt to take CBD, you will be dosing the substance in milligrams (mg), and you must always keep track of how much CBD you are ingesting.


The Many Forms of CBD


CBD is available in the following forms:


  • CBD Oil: The most popular way to take CBD is in an oil form.

  • Health and Beauty Products: Topicals found in health and beauty products allow CBD to be absorbed through the skin. Moisturizers containing CBD are becoming very popular. There are even shampoos, shaving cream, and hair care products that are rich in cannabidiol.

  • Vaporizers: Vaping CBD as a wax or oil concentrate is another way to ingest the substance.

  • Edibles: CBD-infused drinks and edibles are becoming very popular.

Timing Matters When Dosing CBD Oil


To obtain the full potential of the CBD oil, you must take it at least one hour before any meal. The timing is critical so there is no interference with the body’s liver processing and you can reap the full benefits of the cannabidiol.


The Average Dosage of CBD


An average sized adult usually takes 10 to 20 mg of CBD administered once or twice daily. However, a more significant person or a hardworking man might find a dosage of up to 40 mg is ideal. Such dosage is usually enough to provide adequate relief from numerous ailments. A few people may even find comfort with a low dose of only 1 to 3 mg per day.

Timing the Dosages


Most patients take half the dose of CBD oil in the morning, and then they wait 12 hours before administering the second dose. Spacing the dosage out means that you continuously reap the benefits of the cannabidiol

Finding the Perfect Dosage of CBD


If you are a first time user, it is suggested that you start out with a low dose of CBD and then gradually increase the dose until you find the relief you seek. Start your CBD regime by taking a low dose of the cannabidiol and then increase the amount every two weeks until you achieve the correct dosage that meets your needs. Remember, everyone is different and what dosage works for one person might not work for you. Only through experimenting and careful evaluation of your physical condition will you be able to determine the dosage that works best for your body’s unique needs.


Bottle Sizes and Dosages


All of the bottles of CBD sold at Living Matrix CBD contain 30 complete droppers full of CBD rich hemp oil.


  • 100 mg. bottle provides 3.33 mg. of CBD per full dropper full

  • 250 mg.bottle offers 8.33 mg. of CBD per full dropper full

  • 500 mg.bottle has 16.66 mg. of CBD per full dropper full

  • Spray Bottle Sizes and Dosages

  • Spray bottles of CBD are available for purchase from Living Matrix CBD. Each of the spray bottles will spray 100 times

  • 100 mg. bottle with 1 mg. CBD per spray

  • 250 mg. bottle provides 2.5 mg. CBD per spray

  • 500 mg. bottle contains 5 mg. CBD per spray


Lasting Effects of CBD


Everyone is different. With certain individuals, the effects of CBD oil last a significant amount of time. Some people require only a single daily dose to achieve the physical benefits they seek. If this is the case, then there is no reason to use a second dose during the day. Ideally, you should always use the least amount of CBD needed to avoid building up a physical tolerance to the active compound.


Each person must ultimately determine their own body’s unique CBD requirements by experimenting with dosage. This means that you will have to pay close attention to your body and listen to its signs to implement a systematic dosing pattern that renders the cannabidiols’ maximum health benefits.




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