Using CBD Oil

When it comes to using CBD for therapeutic reasons, there are various delivery methods and different dosages that you need to consider. Everyone might tell you something different, but in this section we’re going to explore CBD standards so that you have a good idea of how to proceed.

Even with the current legalization of marijuana, doctors are still reticent to prescribe CBD, which is a shame. But this is partly because they don’t know what dosage to prescribe. Doctors never learned about CBD in medical school, so this makes sense. Dosing schedules are just now being created by medical scientists. This includes usage of medical marijuana, hemp oil, and CBD oil.

CBD oil comes in various different levels of concentration and forms. You can get liquid hemp oil, hemp oil paste, oil in capsules, sprays and drops, and even candy and gum. CBD vaping is also quite popular.

First, begin by understanding that everyone is different.  A dosage that works for someone else might not work for you. The following information should act as a guideline, but it’s only a starting point. You’re going to need to do a bit of experimentation to see what dosage works best for you and your particular ailment.

You always want to begin with a small amount of CBD and then gradually increase this until you experience the relief that you seek. After a bit of trial and error, you should be able to find a dosage that works for you. All CBD oil brands have different standards when it comes to dosage, and that’s why it can be so confusing. Many brands recommend a serving that is too large, while others recommend a serving that is too small.

With a bit of research, it seems that the most common standard serving is 25mg of CBD taken twice a day. Every 3-4 weeks, try to increase this dosage until you experience full symptom relief. Make this increase by another 25mg. Keep in mind that CBD concentrations vary from brand to brand. They range from 1mg per dose to hundreds of milligrams per dose. That’s why the 25mg standard makes it much easier to understand what you got.

So how much CBD should you take in terms of your specific illness?

Let’s break it down:

Lack of appetite in cancer patients: 1mg CBD for 6 weeks.

Chronic pain: 2.5-20mg CBD by mouth for 25 days.

Epilepsy: 200-300mg CBD for up to 4 months.

Sleep Disorders: 40-160mg CBD by mouth.

Multiple Sclerosis: 2.5-120mg CBD for 2-15 weeks.

Schizophrenia: 40-1,280mg CBD for 4 weeks.

Glaucoma: 20-40mg under the tongue, once daily.

As you can see, these suggestions really vary! There is no lethal dose of CBD, according to CannLabss, the nation’s top testing lab of cannabis products. Always be sure to read the product inserts before you start taking it. Also, write down any questions that you might have for the prescribing physician.

Now, how do you take CBD oil? It is most commonly taken orally in a concentrated drop or in a concentrated paste. Tincture formats are quite common. You want to hold the CBD under your tongue, allowing it to be absorbed into your mouth before you swallow it. This is very important because it allows the CBD to be broken down by your digestive system.

Some other oral administrations of CBD include mouth strips, capsules, and edibles like chocolate and candy. It’s also possible to get CBD liquid through a vaporizer or inhaler. This provides an instant delivery method that most people find very effective. You can even take CBD through the skin using a balm, lotion, patch, or cream.

As you can see, there are many ways to take CBD. What’s important for you is to do a bit of experimentation so that you can see what works best for you. Through trial and error you should be able to gauge what is most comfortable and effective for your situation. The internet is a great resource for doing research on your specific condition, and what other CBD users have found in terms of that condition.
Do be careful when ordering CBD online. There are tons of sites that are charging you more than you should be paying. They’re either giving you inferior CBD or not enough of it! That’s why you want to read reviews, shop around, and find a site that you know you can trust. Join a CBD forum and see what others are saying. Reading reviews is the smart way to get to the truth. When trying to find the right CBD product for you, you want to find something that has a clear label showing the quantity and ratio of CBD to THC.

You also want to pay attention to the manufacturing date and the batch number. This ensures quality control. You also want to make sure that there are quality ingredients in the product.

Look for something that is free of corn syrup, transfat, GMOs, artificial additives, thinning agents or preservatives. The product that you buy should be lab tested and verified that it’s free of contaminants, solvent residues, pesticides, and mold or bacteria.

Don’t select anything that is extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. Look for safe extraction methods, such as supercritical CO2 or food-grade ethanol. That’s a lot to pay attention to! But in the end, you’re going to be glad that you did. It’s important that you get the highest quality product possible in order to enjoy the best results.