Whether you’re an old hand at hemp products, or new to them, it’s good to pay attention to the right dosage for your needs. As a beginner this leaves a lot of questions. Many products advertise their high milligram counts, but high doses (40mg and above) are not right for everyone. 

When it comes to using CBD for the first time it’s important to take a few things into consideration. 

What Factors Go Into Determining The Right Dosage?

One of the first things to consider is why you are looking into exploring CBD. Is it for pain, anxiety, sleep, stress, substance abuse, or something else? The specific purpose can factor into the strength of the dose, but this needs to be combined with a few other factors, like height, weight, your preferred method of consumption (gummies, oils, etc), and any current medications you are already taking, prescription or otherwise. 

How Can These Factors Affect What CBD Is Right For Me?

Let’s start with current medications.  Whether they are prescription or otherwise, some medications can be affected by CBD, with negative effects. If you are treating a chronic or long term illness this is especially important to be aware of, but even if your medications seem innocuous it’s best to consult with your physician before adding CBD to your treatment regimen. Some examples of common medications that can be affected by CBD are sedatives, opioids, and blood pressure medications, to name a few. 

Once you have talked to your healthcare provider to make sure that CBD can be safely added to your treatment plan, it’s good to find which type of CBD delivery vehicle works for you. While it is possible to smoke CBD in the form of hemp, the most common and most commonly recommended forms are CBD oils and edibles. 

Body weight and height can help determine what a good baseline dose is as larger bodies may require a higher dose to achieve the same effects, although everyone’s sensitivity is unique. As an example, you may start with 20mg, or 40mg for a larger person, and add 5mg after a week or two at that dose. If 20mg sounds like too much, it’s perfectly fine to start as low as 5mg. The number you begin at is merely a starting point, so it is important to track the dosage and type of product you try no matter where you begin. 

Will CBD Actually Work For Me? 

At this time, scientists have discovered a number of ways that CBD may treat a variety of symptoms, but the evidence we have right now is still very new. There is a lot of encouraging anecdotal evidence, and several studies that show promise, but for the time being it’s unsure. It may help you, but your mileage may vary. As mentioned in the previous section, making sure that CBD won’t interfere with any current treatment or medication, and making certain to track your dosage and form of CBD delivery over time can help guarantee the best possible outcome. 

Find High Quality CBD Products With Real Tested CBD

No matter what method you choose for your CBD Delivery, it’s important to make sure that your products are of the highest quality and verified by reputable third party testing services like Real Tested CBD. Our independent lab tests the content and quality of many different brands and products to determine which contain quality CBD. You can see the latest CBD test results on our website. The market is flooded with CBD products and in order for you to get the most out of adding CBD to your treatment it’s critical to make sure your products are safe.

Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A is a clinician-scientist and ophthalmic surgeon. Before attending Chicago Medical School, he worked as a Research Scientist in a Healthspan Pharmacology Laboratory at University of California, Irvine focused on investigating the impact of botanical extracts and dietary supplements that can slow the aging process and add healthy years to human life.

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