Part 1 of 2
I have always stated that finding your CBD Dosage is the second most important thing when it comes to taking CBD. The first thing would be finding a strain or brand that suits you. Once you have done this you need to be able to find a therapeutic dose that suits you otherwise you will simply be wasting your money. Each CBD product on the market, by law, has to have a “Suggested Dose” on the packaging. However, this is a suggestion and it will not work for all concerned.
I have found that some suppliers will ask you to take a large quantity of CBD. This ensures you may get the required result you are after and it also ensures you come back for more of the product quicker. My intention has always been for my clients to use just enough so they get the desired effect so the products last as long as possible saving you your hard-earned cash. When you think about it, it’s a win-win. You get a product that works for you and last as long as possible and I get a client that is happy and will return. So before we jump into it, let’s just cover some of the basics.
Let us get the law out of the way –
CBD is sold as a food supplement. This article and the diagrams in this article are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition. You should always consult your doctor before using CBD.
Speaking of doctors, if you went to one sick he may give you some medicine or an antibiotic to take. You will be asked to take a certain amount or MG of the item at certain intervals throughout the day. This is to ensure your body gets enough of what’s needed to get you back to health. I would suggest to you that CBD should be taken the same way. Just like each person may be given a different plan due to their age, weight, and circumstances, I would do the same with you. We are all unique and everyone’s therapeutic dose is unique to them.
There are various brands on the market and product choice matters. Sativa is the main source of Hemp used in the Irish market to make CBD products. You may think that if the majority of the products are made from Sativa then all products are the same. However, this is not the case. The conditions the plant was grown under the way it was manufactured has a massive impact on the quality of the end product.
Many would notice that from batch to batch they may need to take more or less of a product. This is down to those stated factors. Due to these reasons and others, is why I have avoided Sativa Hemp from the Irish and EU markets and used a manufacture whos PCR Hemp is grown under stricter conditions. They are also GPM approved facilities which then lead to a consistent product. So what you buy from me one month will look, taste and do exactly what it did the following month.
This is just that. It is a guide. I have clients who only need a few drops a day and I have clients who need 20 drops a day. This is due to a few factors, as mentioned before and it’s also due to the individual’s Endocannabinoid system. Some peoples system is sensitive and in others, it is not. There is also research being carried out on the failure / faulty of the endocannabinoid system in people. This fault in this system could lead to numerous poor health conditions. You can look at the Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) article here and you can read about the Endocannabinoid system here.
The Sweet Spot
How Much CBD Do I take? When you buy your products you are encouraged to speak to me so we can work out the starting dose. Then you are encouraged to stay in touch with me every 3 to 4 days. This is so we can find the sweet spot which is a therapeutic dose that works for you but makes sure you are not wasting the product. Less is more. Your body can only use so much of one thing at a time.
If you found your therapeutic dose of say 90 mg, there is no point in taking 90mgs in one dose. Too much CBD means your body will use what it can and get rid of the rest via urination and defecation. So don’t waste your money or the product. This is why I ask you to split to the dose up over 2 to 4 treatments depending on your personal circumstances. Some suppliers will have you take large quantities at a time. Yes, you will get the effect you desire however your body is not using all that you are giving it and you are also placing your liver and system under stress as it gets rid of the excess product.
Percentage or Mgs
Many CBD companies, in my opinion, get their labeling wrong when it comes to the description of their products. They use “Percentages %” to describe the content or strength of the product. This is misleading for one and makes it more difficult for the client to work out how much CBD is in one drop or the product itself. They choose to take this option as it is more advertising friendly as more people can relate to % than mg. Some are just lazy and they follow the herd and some can’t explain mgs to the client in the correct context.
If something is 20% strength CBD then what is the other 80% made up of? I would not ask a customer to take 0.2% CBD!
See you in PART 2