CBD oil dosage - what are safe dosages?
CBD oil dosage may not be so obvious. Even after the wave of legalization of medical marijuana in many countries, doctors are still reluctant to prescribe cannabinoids. After all, most of them never learned about them in schools or pharmacology courses. Scientists working on the health-promoting effects of marijuana are just developing dosing regimens for medicinal cannabis and its extracts, including CBD oil.
Everyone is different
What you find on this page should not be taken as a ready-made prescription. The fact is that depending on your medical condition, physical condition, and even your age, you may react quite differently to a particular dose of CBD. Since the serving size varies for each person, it is best to start with a small amount and gradually increase it until the desired result is achieved.
Confusing dosage information
CBD oils cause a lot of confusion among consumers because they have different standards. Many manufacturers recommend taking far too high a dosage, while others recommend the opposite. Adding to the confusion is the fact that CBD-rich hemp oil comes in a variety of concentrations and forms, including liquid, thick paste, capsule, sublingual drops or spray, topical lotions, food products such as candy or gummies. Concentrations vary by formulation, from 1 mg per dose to hundreds of milligrams. This makes it easier for consumers to get the doses they need in a form they find easy to use.
Due to the lack of a standard and standardized ratio, it can be assumed that the safest dose includes 25 mg of CBD taken twice a day. It is also recommended to increase the dosage by 25 mg every 3-4 weeks until symptoms are relieved.
The dosage of CBD oil may not be so obvious.
How much CBD oil to take?
What should the dosage of CBD oil look like? As we mentioned - all patients should approach taking any medications, including CBD oil, on an individual basis. However, for many diseases, the patterns are quite similar and can be used as an insight to work out the ideal dosage. Here's how the dosages look depending on the medical conditions:
- To increase appetite in cancer patients: 2.5 mg THC and 1 mg CBD orally for six weeks. To treat chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD orally for an average of 25 days. For the treatment of epilepsy: 200-300 mg of CBD orally daily. Treatment of movement problems associated with Huntington's disease: 10 mg CBD per kilogram of body weight, orally, daily for six weeks. Treatment of sleep disorders: oral intake of CBD at a dose of 40-160 mg. Treatment of multiple sclerosis symptoms: cannabis extract containing 2.5-120 mg of THC-CBD combination orally daily for 2-15 weeks. A mouth spray may contain 2.7 mg THC and 2.5 mg CBD in doses of 2.5-120 mg for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays every 3 hours, with a maximum of 48 for 24 hours. For the treatment of schizophrenia: daily oral doses of 40-1280 mg of CBD. For the treatment of glaucoma: a single dose of CBD 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses higher than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.
According to CannLabs, the largest research lab offering hemp-based medicine, there is no set lethal dose of CBD. Consumers should carefully read the package inserts that come with the products to make sure they are taking the right amount of CBD and talk to their healthcare provider about any concerns.
Medical advice always comes in handy!
Still have questions? Have an honest conversation with your doctor!
Most doctors are not knowledgeable enough (and oil dosage is a mystery to them) to explain everything very thoroughly to those who want to start using cannabis. If you have specific questions about dosage, drug interactions, or just want to know what to do next, consider consulting a doctor who has been educated in this field. Currently, there aren't many, but very often a single appointment or even a phone consultation is all it takes to be able to work out your own plan of action. However, don't forget that doctors who only suggest traditional treatments may disapprove or even disagree with taking CBD oil.
If you know that your doctor is one of these people, then prepare solid information about the health-promoting effects of the various components of marijuana and present it to him or her before talking to him or her. Describe the benefits and expected results, and if even that doesn't help, don't be discouraged! There are many doctors in Poland who are willing to use all means to help their patients.
- 12 kwietnia 2022