What’s the Best Dose of CBD? A Guide to Self-Titration

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CBD is a cannabinoid found in hemp, and it’s everywhere these days. It’s in skincare and beauty products, in corner stores, and in supermarkets. But that doesn’t mean CBD dosing is perfectly clear.

There are hundreds of brands with hundreds of different formulations. So where do you begin if you want to start incorporating it into your daily wellness ritual?

In this article, we explain how you can self-titrate CBD to find the perfect dose for you and that more isn’t always better when it comes to this all-natural product.

A Little Introduction to CBD

CBD is a hemp-derived compound called a cannabinoid. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it will not get you “high” like THC, a cannabinoid associated with marijuana.

CBD has been shown to have a variety of potential health benefits, with research now exploring possible uses for anxiety, pain, and sleep.

Usually, you’ll find CBD in the form of an oil, tincture, or capsule. It may also be infused into topicals and skincare products. When choosing a CBD product, it’s important to select a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer that engages in third-party testing.

Because of all the different formulations, it’s essential to read the label but also to know how to experiment with the dose safely, no matter the potency.

Why More Isn’t Always Better

As the old saying goes, more isn’t always better, and the same is true for CBD. In fact, taking too much CBD can lead to building up a tolerance, and it may simply be a waste of a valuable product.

In very large doses (400 mg or more a day, common in clinical studies), there is a concern that CBD may interfere with other medications. The good news is that for most of us who use CBD for general health and wellness benefits, we only need a fraction of a clinical dose size. Many people feel the benefits with just one full dropper, or 10 to 15 mg daily.

Takeaway: It’s important to start with a low dose when beginning CBD use and to increase the dose slowly over time. This will help you find the perfect dose of CBD with the least amount of trial and error.

How To Self-Titrate to Find the Best Dose for CBD for You

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Getting the best dose of CBD is a matter of careful self-titration.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to finding the perfect dose of CBD oil. Cannabinoids are complicated, with many biological influences impacting each body.

The best way to find the right dose is to start with a low dose (5 to 10 mg) and increase slowly over time. This process is called self-titration. Start by keeping track of how much CBD you are taking and the effects that it has on you so you can adjust your dose as needed.

When self-titrating, use the same product each time to accurately compare the effects of different doses. 

Start with the lowest possible dose and note any changes in your symptoms over the next few days. If you don’t notice any changes after three days, gradually increase the quantity – always in stages – until you find relief.

It is also valuable to track any side effects you may experience. CBD is generally well-tolerated, but some people may experience side effects such as fatigue, diarrhea, or changes in appetite. Although these are only likely with larger clinical doses. If you experience any adverse effects, reduce your dose or stop taking CBD altogether.

Once you have found a dose of CBD that works for you, whether it’s a dropper of our 1000 mg CBD Tincture or our 5000 mg Tincture, it’s important to stick with that dose for at least a few weeks before making any adjustments. This will help ensure that the benefits you experience are due to the CBD and not simply from the placebo effect.

Questions? We Are Here to Help

As mentioned, CBD has the potential to interact with other medications or supplements when taken in high doses. It may not be right for everyone. Your doctor can help you determine if CBD is right for your circumstance and conditions. 

We can also help if you have questions about any of our CBD products, whether it’s our tinctures or skincare line. All of our products go through extensive third-party testing. We ensure they are of the highest quality, consistent cannabinoid content, and that they are contaminant-free. In addition, we provide a batch-specific Certificate of Analysis on every product label for peace of mind.

With a line of CBD tinctures in 1000mg, 2500mg, and 5000mg potencies, we carry clarity, relaxation, and better health. No matter what dose you need. Shop now.