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CBD Dosage

By Chad Fleischer - May 17, 2019

Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how CBD works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing. At YUDAH we answer dozens of questions from our readers, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is: What is the best CBD dosage?

While there are tons of articles about the benefits of CBD, there are few about properly dosing CBD. To make things more confusing, unlike with other supplements, The FDA has not created a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for CBD, which means CBD does not have an official serving size.

Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their CBD from. Or even worse… friends who are uncertified and claim to be “experts” simply because they use CBD.
“Take one dropper of CBD per day,” is one of the most common dosage recommendations we hear. While this can definitely be a dosage, there’s no way to tell if its the right dosage for the given individual as it doesn’t take into account important factors such as:
  • The concentration of CBD
  • The weight of the individual
  • The individual’s body chemistry
  • The severity of the condition being treated
With that being said, there isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage.
As our body’s physiology changes, so do the receptors in our endocannabinoid system(ECS), which are directly responsible for interactions with CBD. As a result, optimal dosage will shift throughout an individual’s lifetime.
In other words, there isn’t necessarily a universal CBD dosage…
So how much CBD should you take then? 

How to Choose Your CBD Dosage
1. Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 4-8 MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain.
For example, 84MG-168MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb patient, while 60MG-120MG would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.
Pain 80-100 lbs 100-120 lbs 120-140lbs 140-160 lbs 160-180 lbs 180-200lbs 200+lbs
None 36 mg 44 mg 52 mg 60 mg 68 mg 76 mg 84 mg
Mild 54 mg 66 mg 78 mg 90 mg 102 mg 114 mg 126 mg
Medium 72 mg 88 mg 104 mg 120 mg 136 mg 152 mg 168 mg

Start small and increase gradually

Start at the low end of the table and work your way up as you learn your optimal dosing.  The biggest mistake people make is taking too few mg of oil per day.  Think of it in terms of tinctures not drops.  Here is an example:  Let’s say you have the YUDAH 1000mg Tincture-
  • A one-ounce tincture bottle has a total of (30ml) in it
  • One serving is 1ml
  • There are 30 servings per bottle
  • How do you know the CBD per serving?  Take the large number on the bottle and divide by 30.  YUDAH 1100= 1100/30=36.66mg per serving.
Not only are we all made differently, we each have our own unique history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body. Because of this, we all have different body chemistry, and this will affect how our body reacts to CBD.
First determine your initial dosage based on the table shown and your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of CBD, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the dosage that works for your situation.

What is Known About CBD Dosing?
One thing the scientific community does know is that there are no issues with super dosing CBD.  Most times problems occur with “not feeling” any benefits because the dosage of CBD is too small.  Your body will also become a little more immune to using the CBD so expect to start using 25% more after your first week or two until you hit cruising altitude.

FULL SPECTRUM vs ISOLATE based products:
It is also a fact that Full Spectrum CBD oil is best.  If you can take a full spectrum oil it delivers the maximum benefit because you get a multitude of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes.  Full Spectrum is a synergistic approach and creates what is known as the “entourage” effect.  All the great parts of the plant working in unison to deliver maximum benefit to your endocannabinoid system (ECS)

Measuring your CBD:
Measuring the CBD is not an exact science so the simple and right way to think of this is as follows:
  • Make sure the dropper tincture is fully in the opened bottle
  • Fully squeeze tincture and release bulb
  • Allow tincture dropper to absorb as much tincture as possible- UNSURE?  Try a few times to figure out what the maximum absorption uptake is and that is a full tincture or 1 serving.
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