One of the most common questions we receive at Cherry goes as follows, “How much CBD should I take per day?” Unfortunately, there’s no official CBD dosage chart we could break out for every single customer. Because each person has a different reaction to CBD, everyone needs to do a bit of experimentation to find his or her ideal dose.
If this is your first time using CBD, then we strongly encourage you to read the dosing tips listed below. In this post, we’ll share important considerations related to both CBD dosage and absorbability.
SAFETY FIRST: START CBD SLOW!
Before revealing specific recommendations, we want to encourage you to dose your CBD “low & slow.” By this, we mean you should start with the lowest dose listed on your CBD product and only increase gradually. This gentle approach will help you safely discover your personal CBD threshold without worrying about side effects.
SO, HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?—AN OVERSIMPLIFIED ANSWER
If you want the “TL;DR” answer, then here you go: Most average-weight adults could start with 10 – 15 mg of CBD per day.
To learn more about the nuances of dosing CBD, please keep reading.
DON’T NEGLECT CBD ABSORBABILITY WHEN DOSING
Many new CBD users are surprised to learn that not all CBD products have the same absorption rates. True, the CBD compound is the same in edibles, tinctures, and oils, but the way your body absorbs it varies a great deal.
Let’s take a quick look at absorbability rates in three of the most popular CBD products. Understanding this information is critical to determining the right CBD dosage for you.
The most direct way to take CBD is to place a few drops of a liquid tincture underneath your tongue for a few seconds and then swallow. Technically called the “sublingual method,” this easy technique bypasses your body’s digestive process, thereby enhancing CBD’s absorbability.
Using a CBD tincture is one of the most potent and reliable ways to dose CBD. One reason many people don’t like this method, however, is that tinctures tend to have an unpleasant “grassy” taste.
Luckily for you, Cherry now has a yummy line of flavored CBD tinctures that make it extremely easy to get your daily dose of CBD. Be sure to check out our line of high-quality tinctures on this link. We even have a CBD tincture for dogs that you could check out here.
Just like tinctures, CBD inhalers offer a direct way to get this cannabinoid into your system. Obviously, when you draw from a CBD inhaler, the vapor is going straight into your lungs rather than through your digestive tract.
Customers who are looking for a discreet way to dose their CBD throughout the day will probably enjoy the convenience and taste of CBD inhalers. Alternatively, people who have respiratory issues might want to consider using tinctures or edibles to be on the safe side.
As a bonus, many of Cherry’s inhalers come with additional compounds like vitamin B12 and melatonin. You can learn more about our diverse array of CBD inhalers by clicking this link.
CBD gummies are undoubtedly the sweetest way to get your CBD, but they don’t have the same effect as tinctures or inhalers. Remember, these gummies will have to be processed by your liver before they enter your bloodstream. So, typically you will experience a milder and more prolonged effect after eating your gummies.
Want to learn more about Cherry’s yummy gummies? Be sure to click here to find our gummy catalog.
QUICK QUESTION: CAN WEIGHT AFFECT CBD DOSING?
Yes, your weight can play a role in how much CBD your body can absorb. On any online CBD dosage chart, you’ll notice that thinner people usually require less CBD than heavier people.
As a rule of thumb, underweight people might want to start with a CBD dosage of 10 mg or less. Anyone who is overweight, however, might want to experiment with 15 – 20 mg of CBD on their first try.
GOOD LUCK FINDING YOUR CBD DOSE!
If you are one of the many people wondering, “how much CBD should I take?” then we sincerely hope the above information has given you food for thought. Although there’s no official CBD dosage chart, there are plenty of easy ways you could determine your optimal dose. If you have further questions about CBD or Cherry’s products, then we encourage you to visit this official FAQ page.
Remember, the scientists working for Cherry use rigorous FDA safety standards to test our products for potency and purity. No matter what CBD item you choose, we ensure there’s no trace of nicotine or tar. All of Cherry’s products meet the government’s legal standard of 0.3 percent THC or lower.