CBD oil is a new alternative treatment for various diseases like anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, chronic pain, and more. Studies suggest its treating potential among the mentioned health conditions. However, like any other drug, CBD oil follows the correct dosage.
CBD oil dosage is confusing to many as CBD oil is not proclaimed as a pharmaceutical drug yet (except for its low dose form, which is Epidiolex). With this being said, below are some of the gathered facts about the correct CBD oil usage that would hopefully guide you in determining your own CBD oil dosage.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil’s main ingredient is CBD or cannabidiol. CBD is extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant. CBD has a sibling called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is also extracted from the cannabis Sativa plant. Unlike CBD, THC has psychoactive properties that render the feeling of “high” among its users. CBD, on the other hand, doesn’t make you high, but it does render some positive effects on your health.
CBD is the subject of study for many researches due to its big potential as a new alternative for various diseases.
What is the correct dosage of CBD oil?
There is no universal correct dosage for CBD oil. Why? Many factors determine the correct CBD oil dosage. Some of these factors are body type, drug tolerance, the severity of the particular health problem, and more. The type of CBD oil product also plays a role in determining your dosage. Some CBD oil products are concentrated while others are too diluted.
For the sake of showing the average dosage in terms of weight and severity of illness, please check the following measurements:
|Weight Group||Dosage for mild effects||Dosage for moderate effects||Dosage for strong effects|
|Less than 130 lbs.||Lesser than 11 mg.||12 to 14 mg.||15 to 17 mg.|
|130 lbs. to 230 lbs.||Lesser than 18 mg.||19 to 23 mg.||24 to 27 mg.|
|Greater than 230 lbs.||Lesser than 23 mg.||24 to 30 mg.||31 to 45 mg.|
The desired mild, moderate, and strong effects of CBD oil on the body should coincide perfectly with the severity of the health condition. For example, if your chronic pain is not that painful, you’ll want to go for the dosage for mild effects.
There are several measuring dosages for the different types of CBD oil products. These measurements will depend on the formulation of the CBD. For example, the measuring dosage for CBD oils wouldn’t be the same for CBD edibles and topicals.
The mentioned measurements for the correct CBD oil dosage were created in ideal situations and for theoretical purposes only. To know the exact measurements that are suitable for your current condition, you would have to ask for the advice of your doctor. More than anything else, inform your doctor about any plans of taking in any alternative drug. Talk to your doctor about CBD oil today.
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