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You’ve no doubt heard of CBD oil by now, but since there’s no “official” dosing guidelines, you may find yourself wondering how much you should take. The short answer is: it depends. Read on to learn why and where to start.
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a molecule that is carefully extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. CBD has many beneficial properties, especially when taken as a full spectrum oil, and because it contains only trace amounts of THC, it is non-intoxicating (unlike marijuana) and can legally be shipped to any state in the U.S., as well as numerous countries. The cannabinoids in CBD oil mirror the effect of endocannabinoids, which are naturally produced by the body. When the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) isn’t working as well as it should maintain order and balance within the body, CBD oil can supplement the ECS’ efforts and restore equilibrium.
You can ingest CBD oil, or take it under the tongue, or apply it topically by rubbing it into your skin. There are many manufacturers of CBD oil, and various products, all of which contain different amounts of actual CBD. Even though CBD oil was federally legalized in late 2018 with the passing of the U.S. Farm Bill, the FDA has not yet released any dosing guidelines, which means there is not yet any standardization as far as recommended amounts. The FDA is tasked with deciding whether it will treat CBD as a supplement, a food additive, or medication. Until this has been determined, we are unlikely to get FDA guidance related to specific dosing. Fortunately, numerous scientific studies and clinical trials have concurred that CBD is considered generally safe for use, even in high doses, and appears to be non-habit-forming.
If you’re not willing to wait for FDA dosing guidelines before you begin enjoying the many benefits of CBD, how can you decide how much to take? Consider factors such as:
You can check with your doctor to ask for a specific dosing recommendation, or you can use these guidelines as a general rule of thumb:
You’ll also want to take into account the amount of CBD that’s in the product you’re taking.
Most people tend to tolerate CBD very well, and very few people report side effects, which are typically mild and resolve by scaling back the intake of CBD. You can use a bit of trial and error to find your own specific “sweet spot” as far as how much CBD you need in order to feel better and support your well-being. If you experience any unpleasant effects from taking CBD, simply dial back your dose or stop taking CBD for a day or two.
You’ll want to ensure you buy from a reputable company such as NuLeaf Naturals. We create only pure, organic, full spectrum CBD oil, which is lab-verified to be free from mold, pesticides, fungicides, and other contaminants. Click here to shop with NuLeaf Naturals now.