“Take one dropper of CBD per day,” or “Take X milligrams of CBD per day,” are some of the most common CBD dosage recommendations you’ll find on labels. While these can definitely be doses, you don’t know if it’s the right dose for you. These CBD dose recommendations don’t take into account the concentration of CBD, your body’s biochemistry, the condition being treated, or the severity of your symptoms.
It’s important to understand that CBD has a subtherapeutic, therapeutic, and supratherapeutic range of dosing. A subtherapeutic dose is too low and will not help to relieve your symptoms. A supratherapeutic dose is too high and can cause side effects. The aim is for a therapeutic dose. It’s the dose that’s just right. It’s the dose where the CBD is helping to relieve symptoms without any adverse side effects.
Everyone is different, and everyone reacts differently to specific CBD dosages—there isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage. What works for one person may not be enough for another person or too much for someone else. In my years treating patients, I’ve found that the therapeutic dose of CBD oil varies greatly from person to person. I’ve had patients use anywhere from a fraction of a milligram of CBD to a couple hundred milligrams of CBD.
As the dosage of CBD differs for each person, it’s best to start with a small dose and gradually increase the dose until the desired result is achieved. Take notes to document how much CBD you took. Remember, the less CBD that’s taken to get relief, the better. There’s no point in taking more CBD than needed. For additional guidance, consult a physician who has experience dosing CBD or visit DrRachnaPatel.com.