CBD (Cannabidoil) is one of the primary compounds in the cannabis or hemp plant. It is non-intoxicating. There are two groups of cannabinoid receptors inside the body; CB1 and CB2. While THC activates these receptors, giving you a psychoactive “high,” the CBD molecule blocks them and activates other receptors in the body, including adenosine, serotonin and vanilloid. These receptors help the body produce dopamine (which regulates mood, memory and pain reception) and glutamate (which helps with brain cognitive function in the body).
Those looking for relief in areas like anxiety, blood sugar, blood pressure, brain function, muscle spasms and more can use CBD as a natural alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals.
Unfortunately, while we can recommend a certain CBD dose for certain ailments, there is no tried and true amount of CBD that will automatically work for a specific ailment. Everybody’s body is different and there are many different contributing factors to consider.
It can sometimes take a bit of patience to find how much CBD your body needs to feel relief.
Experiment with your daily CBD dose
Like every person is different, every ailment is different as well. We all have a unique endocannabinoid system, which means you may need stronger product, or more time to allow the product to get into your system. Try starting with a low CBD dose and gradually increasing every few days if you aren’t finding relief.
For example, severe ailments will likely need a higher dose. It’s important to note that you cannot overdose on CBD, so don’t be alarmed if you find you’re taking more than you thought you needed in order to feel relief.
Body weight and lifestyle choices
Another factor to consider (depending on your ailment) is body weight. When finding your dose, remember to consider body weight to CBD ratios. It’s also important to note that CBD doesn’t work the same as your typical pharmaceutical medications. It’s a holistic medicine and is ideally supplemented with good diet and exercise patterns.
If you are using CBD to treat a specific ailment, but also continuing to use pharmaceutical prescriptions, there’s a chance that the CBD’s absorption rate could be inhibited. these prescriptions are preventing CBD from working correctly. This is because some Western medicines work to block certain receptors, and the receptors they are blocking could be the same ones your CBD dose is trying to activate. As a rule of thumb, you should always take CBD a few hours apart from other medications (to get the benefit of both!).
If you’re still having trouble finding your correct dosage, or have questions about CBD, contact us! We’re happy to help.