Since the CBD industry is so new, it can be a little unclear on what CBD dosage is best to take for the maximum benefit you desire. The FDA has to yet to come up with a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI), which means CBD does not currently have an official serving size. While the most common recommended dosage for taking CBD oil is one dropper per day, there is no uniform dosage that works perfectly for everyone. Often there will be a trial and error period to find what works best for you.  A number of studies on animals have shown a bell curve response to CBD dosage level. “What that means is that at a low dose, you don’t see the intended effect. At a moderate dose, you do see the intended effect. And at high doses, you go back to seeing no effect,” says Jeff Chen, MD, founder, and director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative.
However, there are ways you can figure out what dosage is right for you. There are a few important factors to take into account:
- The concentration of CBD in the oil
- Your body weight
- Your body chemistry
- The severity of the condition being treated
The first thing you can do is estimate your dosage based on your bodyweight. People with more body mass will often require more CBD to experience the desired effects, such as with most other substances. Here is a handy guide from Honest Marijuana suggesting CBD dosage based on weight and severity of pain:
These suggestions should be used as a starting guide, and adjusted up or down based on how you feel.
The second thing you should do is to start low and go slow. What we mean by this is if you are unsure on what dosage you should be taking, begin with a small amount, and gradually increase until the desired effects are met. We all have different body chemistry, and this affects how your body will react to CBD.
The third thing you can do is to talk to a healthcare professional, especially if you are using this to treat a serious medical condition. While most may not have much experience with CBD, they should have a good understanding of how your body will react and can provide their professional opinion on what will work best for you.
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