While consuming CBD for therapeutic benefit isn’t new, it’s popularity among the general population since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has increased dramatically. Now, according to a 2019 Gallup poll, one in seven adults are using CBD for some kind of therapeutic benefit, including pain relief, anxiety and sleeplessness. However, because CBD is not yet regulated and the endless array of ailments it can help are still yet to be discovered, there currently are no standards for dosage recommendations.
Studies that have been completed and those that are underway have, however, been able to show dosage recommendations for some medical conditions as well as recommendations for those wishing to ‘microdose,’ or consume CBD in small amounts throughout the day to achieve desired results. This information is only intended to be used as a guide and should not be substituted for medical advice. As always, please consult with your physician before beginning the use of any medications, vitamins or supplements.
Beginning with the smallest dose of CBD is generally a good idea, gradually increasing until desired results are achieved. That said, the general consensus among medical professionals who have studied the effects of CBD recommend a standard of 20mg of CBD 2x per day – increasing or decreasing that dosage based on results. Always wait approximately 3 hours before re-dosing. If ingesting CBD, effects can take up to 45 minutes to be felt and should last for up to 8+ hours.
Can you take too much CBD?
The short answer is no, but as with anything, too much of a good thing can cause undesired side effects.
Are there drug interactions?
Cannabidiol can inhibit the body’s ability to metabolize certain prescription drugs. Please consult with your physician.
Is CBD addictive?
CBD is not an addictive substance.
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*FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. CBD drug interaction and side effect documentation is limited. Check with your healthcare practitioner for additional guidance. We highly recommend always checking with your physician before starting a new botanical extract, medicinal herb, or dietary supplement program.