How To Take CBD Properly
The question of how to take CBD properly is important to answer before you begin your journey using CBD. Because the dosage of CBD varies from individual to individual, it is important to understand that in no predetermined dose of CBD that is the “perfect amount” to start with. Your body’s endocannabinoid system may have different needs than someone else, so the amount of CBD you need is individual to you.
How To Take CBD
Recommended CBD Dosage
The recommended CBD dosage can range from 5mg to 200mg, depending on individual physiology and other health factors. In most cases, it is advisable to start with small doses of 5mg – 10mg of CBD and gradually increase the dose every day until desired results are achieved. Depending on the severity of your symptoms (i.e. – extreme insomnia, extreme anxiety, extreme stress) it may be advisable to start with a larger dose of CBD, somewhere in the 40mg – 50mg range.
Low Dose (5mg – 10mg CBD)
Ideal For: Young/Adolescent Individuals, Pets, Healthy Adults
A low dose of CBD (5mg – 10mg) is for individuals looking to integrate hemp extract into their lives with minimal observable effects. This dosage size is much like a vitamin C supplement – you won’t feel immediately different, but it will start working in the background of your body, supplying your bodies’ Endocannabinoid System with an effective supplement of phytocannabinoids.
Average Dose (10mg – 25mg CBD)
Ideal For: Individuals With Mild Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, and/or Chronic Pain
An average dose of CBD (10mg – 25mg) is for individuals with mild anxiety, stress, and/or chronic pain looking for simple, affordable relief. Effects may be observable, but not obvious. This dosage size is great for individuals with mild symptoms looking for an affordable way to integrate CBD into their lives, without committing to a more powerful and noticeable dosage.
Large Dose (25mg – 50mg CBD)
Ideal For: Individuals With Stress, Anxiety, and/or Chronic Pain, and Individuals With Mild PTSD and/or Insomnia
A large dose of CBD (25mg – 50mg) is for individuals needing a way to combat severe symptoms of stress, anxiety, and/or chronic pain, as well as provide relief for mild symptoms of PTSD and/or insomnia. This dosage size is strong and effects will be observable over time, with some customers claiming to notice effects immediately after taking their first dose.
Extra-Large Dose (50mg – 100mg+ CBD)
Ideal For: Individuals With Severe Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, PTSD, and/or Insomnia.
An extra-large dose of CBD (50mg – 100mg+) is a very powerful dosage with immediately observable and lasting effects. For anyone suffering from severe symptoms of stress, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, insomnia, or other related symptoms, this dosage size is a potent dosage that will have immediately recognizable effects. Not recommended for first-time CBD users.
Should You Take CBD In The Morning Or At Night?
CBD can be taken either in the morning or at night, depending on your individual needs. That means if you are using CBD to combat daily anxiety, taking some in the morning and at lunch will help keep a consistent amount of CBD in your body. If you are using CBD to combat insomnia or get more restful sleep, taking it at night would be a good idea.
In general, CBD has a healthy, invigorating effect at low doses and a calming, heavily relaxing effect at high doses. In order to prevent daytime drowsiness, taking lower doses of CBD multiple times per day will give your body the CBD it needs without any of the heavily relaxing effects, keeping you alert and sharper than you’ve ever been!
What Form Of CBD Should You Take?
Without question, the most potent, pure form of CBD is CBD Oil. Initially, it may be helpful to count the CBD drops you put under your tongue while standing in front of a mirror. After shaking the bottle, use the glass dropper to drop the oil under your tongue and let it absorb through the ultra-thin membrane under your tongue into your endocannabinoid system for 1-2 minutes, as the longer you let it sit, the more effective the CBD dose will be! CBD Oil is not able to be blended in water, so it’s not advisable to add it to any drinks or consumable liquid. CBD Oil is specifically designed to be absorbed via the membrane under your tongue.
How Many mg (milligram’s) of CBD Are In Each Bottle?
USA Medical CBD Oil tinctures (bottles) are 30mL in size, or about 750 drops total. Here are the different concentrations of CBD Oil bottles and the amount of CBD per drop:
- 250mg CBD Oil ~ 0.33mg CBD / Drop (Low Dose)
- 500mg CBD Oil ~ 0.66mg CBD / Drop (Medium Dose)
- 1000mg CBD Oil ~ 1.33mg CBD / Drop (Large Dose)
- 3000mg CBD Oil ~ 4mg CBD / Drop (Extra-Large Dose)
It is a good idea to track the amount of CBD you take every day, whether in a journal or even the notes app on your phone. Keeping track of your CBD intake will help you understand how different dose sizes affect you and make it easier to dose your CBD in the future! The simple answer to the question of how to take CBD properly is by using a pure, potent, and organic CBD oil product, like the CBD oil from USA Medical.
Are CBD Softgels Good To Take?
CBD Softgels (also knows as CBD Capsules) are a great alternative to CBD oil for anyone who is unable to tolerate the oil being under their tongue for between 1 – 2 minutes. USA Medical CBD Softgels undergo a proprietary nanoemulsion process in order to ensure the CBD reaches your ECS (Endocannabinoid System) after being processed by your stomach. CBD Oil is much faster acting and easier to dose, but CBD Softgels can be taken in whatever quantity is needed to achieve a similar effect. USA Medical CBD Capsules come in two different concentrations, and two different bottle sizes:
- 10mg CBD Capsules 30pcs ~ 300mg CBD / Bottle
- 25mg CBD Capsules 30pcs ~ 750mg CBD / Bottle
- 10mg CBD Capsules 90pcs ~ 900mg CBD / Bottle
- 25mg CBD Capsules 90pcs ~ 2,250mg CBD / Bottle
Each member of our CBD product family comes from broad-spectrum, organic hemp, and is 0.0% THC, making it legal for sale and consumption in all 50 states. The reason we insist on maintaining a broad-spectrum product is that the synergistic compounds (phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, sterols) are necessary for the CBD to have the most potent effect on your body. All of our CBD products are lab-tested by multiple, 3rd-party laboratories to ensure product quality and consistency. Our lab results are always made public for you to have full transparency into our process.
How Old Should You Be To Take CBD?
CBD is not a psychoactive substance and has no negative side effects, so there is no age restriction when it comes to CBD consumption. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that mimics an endocannabinoid already produced by your body, so CBD can be given to children, adolescents, and adults. Always use discretion when dosing CBD oil and check with your doctor or pediatrician for possible drug interactions. If you have kids who want to know how to take CBD properly, the simple answer is to give them controlled, small daily doses of CBD (1mg – 5mg) and closely monitor the effects of the CBD.