Your “sweet spot” dose is the amount of CBD that gives you the desired results that you are looking for.
And it’s important to understand that this “sweet spot” is different for each person.
Most people can take 2 Advil and it will generally be effective for them. But with CBD, everyone’s endocannabinoid system is very different.
As a result, CBD users need to expect to do their own experimentation to find the CBD dose that is optimal for them.
For many, less is more.
We regularly hear from CBD users who experience headaches or other symptoms when taking CBD. Unfavorable results such as these can often be the result of too high of a dose and the user may benefit from lowering it.
Smaller doses can save you money and also be more effective than larger ones. They allow you to slowly build a tolerance and maintain proper balance so that you are at less risk of overstimulating your cannabinoid receptors.
One of the most common methods for finding your “sweet spot” dose is called microdosing.
CBD microdosing is a technique that involves taking very small amounts of CBD on a regular schedule.
Here are some specific instructions for how to microdose with CBD to find your “sweet spot” dose.
These instructions are based on a system described by Dr. Dustin Sulak in a recent article in Rolling Stone magazine.
1. Consume 1 drop of CBD oil placed under your tongue. Before consuming, ask yourself 3 questions and answer on a scale of 1 to 10:
How easy is it to breathe, how comfortable and calm does your body feel and how easy is it for you to smile authentically, to feel content and grateful.
After writing down your scores, take the CBD oil, wait 45 minutes and ask yourself the questions again.
If there’s been no change in your scores and you’ve felt no effect, increase the dose by one drop.
When you reach a point where you feel a difference after consuming, you’ve found your minimal effective serving size.
3. At this point, continue raising the dose by tiny amounts. At some point, there will be no further benefit from a higher dose.
You’ve established your therapeutic range and can take the minimum dose.
Continue to experiment with the timing of consumption to find what works best for you.
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 1–6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain.
For example, 20MG-33MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb patient, while 15MG-25MG would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.
For reference, use Honest Marijuana’s Simple Dosage Calculator.
2. Start small and increase gradually
Let’s say you have a friend who weighs no more than 150 pounds and takes 50MG of CBD twice per day, which he claims provides all kinds of benefits.
Since you guys are approximately the same weight, he recommends the same dosage for yourself.
3. Consult your physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition.
While there aren’t a ton of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a professional CBD dosage for your situation.
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