The dosage of a medicine or supplement might seem trivial, but is of paramount importance. A slight increase in the dosage can create complications and sometimes can even go undetected. As CBD is new in the market, people are not sure of how much to have and when to have it. Moreover, the dosage of different CBD products is different. Hence, we have to be vigilant when it comes to ingesting supplements and medications including CBD products.
How Much CBD Should You Take The First Time?
It depends on a few factors. For starters, it will depend on body weight and individual body chemistry.
Secondly, it depends on how you take it. CBD can be taken in many ways. It is available in a number of types – CBD chocolates, CBD gummies, CBD juice, etc. Some of the popular types are
- pills and capsules
- creams and lotions
Doses vary depending on the form. For example, usually a CBD gummy will contain around 5 milligrams of CBD whereas a drop of tincture will have about 1 milligram of CBD per drop.
When Should It Start Working?
The time it takes to kick in will depend on the form in which you consumed it. Consider, CBD gummies. These have to go through the digestive tract to get digested before it is absorbed into the body.
Similarly, tinctures that are taken sublingually, are directly absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD onset time for various forms are as follows.
- Edibles- up to 2 hours
- tinctures or sublingual sprays- 15 to 45 minutes
- topicals- 45 to 60 minutes
- vape products- 15 to 30 minutes
Should You Take More If You Do Not Feel Anything?
No. Restrain yourself from taking more even if you do not feel anything after taking the prescribed dose. In most cases, it is well controlled and will not cause problems. But sometimes the after effects of having more CBD are troublesome. Some of them are:
- appetite and weight changes
How Long Will The Effect Last?
The effect of CBD will last for around 2 to 6 hours depending on the following factors-
- how you ingested it
- the form of CBD product
- the dose of the product
- your body’s tolerance
CBD is proven safe by scientists and by people who have consumed it. But that does not mean you can take it in any amounts. The best way to decide how much to have is by consulting a doctor.