How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
- Step 1: Decide How You Want To Take Your CBDCBD oil drops that you place under your tongue and allow to absorb directly into your bloodstream are the most popular way that people take CBD. Vaping is the second most popular and generally preferred by those looking for quick relief from anxiety, panic attacks and migraines. Other popular methods include oral capsules/gummies and topicals and transdermals that are applied to the skin.
- Step 2: Consider How Your Chosen Delivery Method(s) Impacts Dosagebioavailability refers to the actual amount of CBD that gets into your bloodstream. Estimated bioavailability by delivery method: 20-30% for drops, 30-40% for vaping and 5% for oral capsules and gummies. So for example, consuming 25mg of CBD in sublingual drops will deliver an estimated 4-6 times the amount of CBD to your body than a capsule with 25mg of CBD. This is another reason that starting low and experimenting with dosage is key.
- Step 3: Formulate A Plan For Finding Your Optimal Dose
No matter what delivery method(s) you choose, it’s important to understand that too low of a dose or too high of a dose will not give you the best chance of success. If your dose is too low, you may not feel any effects at all. And if your dose is too high, you may experience undesirable results such as headaches, nausea or a general worsening of symptoms.
Thus the recommendation is to start low and slowly work your way up the left half of the bell curve until you find your optimal dose. You can also expect to need to make adjustments over time to remain in the “optimal” range. This is why experimentation is key.