Before you can determine your CBD dosage, you will need to know exactly how much CBD you are getting in the first place, expressed in milligrams (mg) on the label. This can be confirmed by looking at lab test reports for the product to make sure they contain the exact amount of CBD as advertised.
If you’re using a vape mod and want to take it a step further, some devices have a feature that counts your puffs. Reset the puff counter before filling your tank with CBD, and see how many puffs it takes you to finish it. This might take some repetition to obtain an average, but then you can divide the CBD capacity of your tank by the amount of puffs you took. This will give you an idea as to how much CBD you get from each puff.
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Creams and lotions, on the other hand, are not as precise. The reason is because there is really no system of measuring how much you are using at any given time. If you want to get crazy, you could weigh the container and subtract the difference in weight after usage. I doubt most people are going to do that, especially when you’re more concerned about getting rid of your pain.
This chart will give you a general idea of to how much CBD you should take based on your body weight. Start low, and gradually work your way up until you find a satisfactory dosage for you.
Vaping happens to be one of the most effective delivery methods. CBD can be inhaled in quite a few different ways. The most popular ones are CBD vape juice and CBD oil cartridges.
Due to there not being a recommended daily intake, there is no official serving size for CBD. There are tons of articles about the benefits, but none are about correct dosages.
Individuals with a larger body mass will require more CBD to experience the effects. Try taking 1-6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on said persons desired level of effect.
We are all made differently, we all have a unique history with the use of substances, medications and all other things we put into our body. The most important thing is to base the dosage on your weight to start with to see how your body reacts and gradually increase the intake of CBD. Monitor it closely until you find the correct dosage that works for you.
If your dosage is 18mg and you are using a 100mg / 10ml bottle of CBD E-liquid. A 2ml tank would contain approximately 20mg of CBD. This is not 100% accurate, but with regular monitoring you’ll be able to measure your CBD intake.
There isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage, no doubt there will be some trial and error whilst measuring your correct dosage, but it will be worth it!
“When you eat something, the liver filters out all the toxins before things go into the bloodstream and this is called ‘first-pass metabolism,’” explained Dr. Rae. “When you inhale something, there is no protective filter. Toxins and all go straight into the blood and get distributed throughout the body.”
Since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identified a quickly growing population of patients with lung illness linked to the use of vape oils in 2019, consumers have become more concerned with finding safe and high-quality vape products. As the investigation into this new illness continues, possible causes include cutting agents like vitamin E acetate and other additives, flavorings, and poor-quality counterfeit products.
CBD products are made with concentrated extractions that are taken from hemp or cannabis plants. These extracts can vary depending on what compounds are taken from the plant and how they are refined or changed after extraction.
If any of your prescription medications come with a warning to avoid grapefruit on the label, chances are it will interact with CBD, and this interaction could be potentially dangerous. This is because the grapefruit warning signals that the medication is metabolized by a group called the cytochrome P450 enzymes. At high enough doses, CBD can temporarily deactivate these enzymes leading to increased levels of the drug in your bloodstream.
One of the primary benefits of inhaling weed versus ingesting weed is that it offers a much higher bioavailability. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
You should always consult with your doctor before adding CBD to your daily regimen, and that is especially critical if you’re taking any medications. A knowledgeable healthcare provider can tell you if any of the medications you are currently taking will interact with CBD.