Cannabidiol Dosage: How Much Do You Need?

cannabidiol-dosage

Before discussing cannabidiol (CBD) dosage, it makes sense to start with some basic cannabis and CBD facts. CBD is one of the active elements found in cannabis. Cannabis contains more than 400 active elements. THC is one of them. THC and CBD are just 2 of 60 different types of cannabinoid molecules.

Cannabidiol Ratio

A suitable CBD dosage depends on a number of different conditions. In case of anxiety, mood and seizure disorders, a ratio of 15 to 1 is thought to be the most appropriate.

It is best for the experienced users of cannabis to use a balanced THC-CBD ratio. Patients suffering from pain claim they need more THC. If this is your case, you can choose a remedy with 1:1 CBD and THC.

Others with little or no experience can choose a remedy in which CBD is the main ingredient. Gradually, the user can increase the amount of THC until he or she feels that the given ratio works.

It is important to know that CBD compounds have effects occurring through two distinct phases. What is more, if you take the same substance with different doses, you can get opposite effects. Be aware that CBD is less helpful when taken with extremely high doses. As for the results of CBD with ultra-low doses, these are yet to be found out.

Cannabidiol Dosage

The question of whether or not cannabis is addictive has been discussed for decades. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, cannabis is among the most abused drugs in the US. Years ago, it was illegal to buy and sell CBD in the US. Today, most states have already legalized the use of medical marijuana.

The reason why people buy cannabis so much is simple. It is affordable and easily accessible. One of the most popular forms is cannabidiol extract.

Research shows that CBD has a variety of therapeutic benefits. These help ease shaking, protect neural structure, induce sleep, and reduce anxiety and tension. Animal studies show that CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties. However, doctors do not always recommend their patients take cannabis.

If necessary, doctors prescribe THC and cannabidiol dosages based on various conditions, including individual factors. Many patients are sensitive to THC, which plays a crucial role in prescribing the appropriate ratios and dosages of CBD. According to Yosef Sarne, an Israeli scientist, ultra-low doses of THC work to protect the heart and neural structure in animals.

It is important to note that researchers are continuing to study the side effects and benefits of cannabis. It has no established lethal dose or LD 50 (lethal dose 50%). In any case, it is not safe to use any medical means without having proper knowledge of its benefits and side effects.

Based on the information above, do you think you could benefit from high or low doses of CBD? Feel free to share your thoughts here in the comments below.

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/dosage/

http://www.cannlabs.com/patient-resources/dosing/

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201205/is-marijuana-addictive

  • This was a piece on CBD dose, but you did not give an effective dose or therapeutic dose (in mgs) for cannabidiol???

    • Lucy Ruiz

      We don’t have a prescribed dosage on CBD as each case is unique depending on the health condition and body metabolism but the established therapeutic dose may range from 2mg up to 200mg per day.

  • I remember reading that Charlotte was doing around 200 mgs of CBD for the seizures. I have customers who have seen good results at that dose. Andy

    • Lucy Ruiz

      Thanks for sharing the information!

  • Diana Pinchevsky

    I’m sorry, but I found this article very confusing! It didn’t help me to understand how much CBD I need? I’m a new user!!

    • Lucy Ruiz

      Sorry for the confusion but the idea is, to start with a lower dosage first and work your way up when the need arises. It’s hard to tell your prescribed dosage since each case is unique but start off with the tinctures, you can take as much as 10-15 drops per day for severe anxiety and mood disorders.

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