CBD oil is an extract of a cannabinoid that is legal just about everywhere derived from the hemp plant. This plant in fact contains many different beneficial compounds, CBD being just one of them, but one that can have a number of different remarkable benefits for the human body.
However, hemp also contains THC, which itself has psychoactive properties not found in CBD. Interestingly, CBD can actually temper some of the psychoactive effects of THC.
In this article will take a look at how CBD works in the body and go through some introductory material describing how to understand proper dosage levels.
CBD: Your Physiological Friend
Let us just start by saying that there’s no definite standards in place that have been ratified by any type of medical committee outlining the proper way to determine dosage for CBD. However, CBD is not unique in this capacity. As for the FDA, at this point, its rules state that CBD can be marketed as a nutritional supplement instead of a medication.
Given the trend in research, it may not be too much longer before this changes, but for now there won’t be any scientist or medical researcher who’s going to take any time to tell you how to dose your CBD and take. That means you need to do your own due diligence.
CBD is one of the key cannabinoids found in hemp. Its main role is to work on the CB1 receptors generally found in the nervous system, particularly in the brain. Its ability to protect such receptors from reaching an activation threshold asked to soothe the nervous system. It can also have a dramatic positive impact on the immune system.
Because of this, CBD can lend a hand in many nervous system and immune system complications.
Here’s a quick rundown of conditions in which the CBD may lend a hand for those in suffering:
- Anxiety symptoms and post-traumatic stress
- Nervous diseases
- Dystonia and dyskinesia
- Nausea and vomiting
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Damage to the brain and liver
- Skin diseases
- Allergies and asthma
- Sleep disorders
note: in the case of those suffering from cancer, one should always trust your doctor’s advice and go through all recommended treatment regimes. However, in addition, CBD oil that is also rich in THC can be helpful in coping with treatment.
Here is a quick list containing some guidelines on dosage for various issues (based on assumption of adult between 130-200 lbs.):
- Prevention and harmonization of body functions: Cbd oil dosage: 3 drops in the morning or evening (2-5 % CBD) or 1-3 mg CBD per dosage. Way
- Stomach or digestive problems / good sleep / mild pain: Cbd oil dosage: 3 drops in the morning and 3 drops in the evening (2-5 % CBD) or 2-6 mg CBD per dosage
- In anxiety, stress and depression: Cbd oil dosage: 3 drops in the morning, 3 drops during the day and 3 drops in the evening (2-5 % CBD) or 3-10 mg CBD per dosage
- Treatment 1. (For less difficult problems): Cbd oil dosage: 3 drops in the morning and 3 drops in the evening, after a week 5 drops in the morning and 5 drops in the evening (5-8 % CBD) or 10 – 15 mg CBD per dosage
- Treatment 2. (For more serious problems or for a combination of problems): Cbd oil dosage: 3 drops in the morning and 3 drops in the evening, after a week 5 drops in the morning and 5 drops in the evening, after 14 days 5 drops in the morning, 5 drops during the day and 5 drops in the evening (5-8 % CBD) or 20 – 30 mg CBD per dosage
- Treatment 3. (For more severe, lengthy and chronic problems or for a combination of problems, in chemotherapy and its aftermath and harmonization and\or revitalization of the body functions): Cbd oil dosage: 4 drops in the morning and 4 drops in the evening, after a week 5 drops in the morning and 5 drops in the evening, after 14 days increase the dose further (10-25 % CBD) or 20 – 40 mg CBD per dosage
It’s a good idea to review your dosage practices after one month of usage. That way, you can go forward or make a change with a large enough sample size of personal evidence to serve as the basis for your decision. Consider impacts on mood, digestion, pain, eating, and sleeping habits.