How to find the right dosage of CBD oil

How to find the right dosage of CBD oil

If you go to the pharmacy and ask for a medicine for coughing, you will always get a detailed instruction manual. After all, the cough syrup has been specially developed for one symptom - coughing. How to use and dose this cough syrup is described in the package insert. 


CBD oil, on the other hand, is not a medicine that has been developed to treat a symptom. It is a naturally occurring plant product that can be used as a dietary supplement or cosmetic product to help with far more than one symptom. While CBD is said to have a lot of health benefits, many people simply use it for relaxation and to bring more balance into their lives.


The dosage of CBD oil is as individual as the reasons for its use. By experimenting and observing your body closely you can easily find out your own suitable dose yourself. So here the saying goes: 'The proof of the pudding is in the eating'. 


Of course, there are some general factors that have a significant impact on the impact of CBD. We will go into this in detail in this article: How do I find my dosage and what do I need to be aware of? This article will help you to find your own individual dosage step by step.


Which factors influence the effect of CBD? 


There is a number of general factors that have a significant impact on the effects of CBD oil: 


  • What about my body weight?
  • How much physical activity is there in my everyday life?
  • Why and what is CBD Oil used for?
  • Are my problems serious or rather light?
  • Are there any pre-existing conditions?
  • What are my expectations?
  • Do I have a slow or rather fast metabolism?
  • Which medications are taken regularly? (In this case, we always recommend consulting the treating physician to exclude undesirable interactions)


TIP! - We generally recommend starting with a low dosage and increasing it only slowly. Watching your own body closely is the safest way to reach the ideal dosage. Keeping a diary can be very helpful. 


What should CBD oil be used for?


There is a wide variety of complaints, and the perfect dosage is based on them. Therefore, we recommend that you deal with the reasons first before you start taking CBD oil. Depending on how much impact your complaints have on your everyday life, you can get inspired by the experiences of other users:


  • If the complaints are minor and rather minor, such as light headaches, problems falling asleep or just the desire to relax more easily, a CBD oil with 5% should be a good and effective basis.

  • If one suffers from migraines, anxiety states or wants to achieve appetite control, users recommend an oil with 5-10%. Depending on how high the CBD content is, a 10% oil may require fewer drops than a very low-dose oil.

  • To alleviate depression and pain, users recommend an oil with 10% - 30%. However, this is only an individual experience, because depending on body weight, a much lower dosage may be sufficient.

  • Studies on serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy or Alzheimer's have already experimented with significantly higher doses. Users who suffer from severe pain from such diseases report good results with products that have a CBD content of between 15% - 30%.


We already mentioned it at the beginning of the article: If you start with a small dosage of a few drops a day and observe your body closely, you will quickly find the individually perfect dosage. Often less is more. Therefore we generally recommend to start with 5% or 10% CBD content.


How do I use CBD oil? 


All our oils are delivered in a dark glass bottle with an integrated pipette. With the pipette, the dosage can be easily measured in drops. The easiest way to use it is to place the drops directly under your tongue. You can let the oil drip directly into the mouth or alternatively measure it out on a spoon. 


Some users prefer to put the drops on the back of the hand and then lick them off, it simply depends on your own taste. There is no right or wrong behaviour here.



The CBD oil should be allowed to act under the tongue for about one minute before the rest is swallowed. This allows the oil to be absorbed directly through the oral mucosa and is effective after only 15-30 minutes. Spitting out is not necessary.


If the slightly bitter taste does not appeal to you in general, there are several oils that offer different flavours. 


CBD oil with delicious carrier oils


In addition to pure CBD isolate oils, you can also choose from a variety of full spectrum oils which contain a vegetable carrier oil as a base. These oils influence the taste of the product. Full spectrum oils also contain natural plant compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids to improve the effect due to their ideal composition resulting in the so-called “entourage effect”. An example is our HERBLIZ Autumn Blend CBD Oil 10% [Link to product]. As carrier oils we use high-quality organic pumpkin seed oil, olive oil or MCT-coconut oil, which provide a pleasant aroma and very mild taste.


CBD oil in food and beverages


If you do not like the taste of CBD oil in general, you can add it to your food or drinks. Here it should be noted that it takes a little longer for the desired effect to occur.


In general, you can refine all dishes with the oil - however, you should avoid preparing hot dishes with CBD oil. The oil loses its effect at temperatures above 160° Celsius.


Some users report that they regularly mix the oil into their smoothie. Others drizzle it into their salad dressing. 


How do I find my CBD Oil dosage? 


Since CBD is a purely natural product, it is difficult to give precise information on dosage. Every body reacts differently to cannabinoids.


In general, we recommend starting with a low dosage and increasing it in a controlled and slow manner. Think carefully about what you are using the oil for and which effects you want to achieve.


According to experience reports it is recommended to experiment with CBD oil over a period of six to twelve weeks. During this time the body can get used to the cannabinoids. Increase the dosage in a controlled manner until the desired effect is achieved. Most users report a noticeable effect within the first fourteen days.


In the beginning you can start with a low dosage of oil (5%). 

Start in the evening with the first drop of oil. One hour before going to bed is particularly recommended. 


The following day you can really get going:

Take 1-2 drops in the morning or at noon. In the evening take 1-2 drops again. Stay at this dosage for at least a week. 

If you need to increase the dosage afterwards, increase it to three drops, for example. This may not even be necessary. 


The principle often applies to CBD oil: less is more! Increase slowly week by week and drop by drop.


If you do not feel the desired effect after a few weeks, you can test a higher dosage of oil. Observe your body carefully and possibly write down all the changes you have noticed in the evening. After some time you will certainly have found your dose and the right oil.


Is it possible to have an overdose?


Cannabidiol (CBD) is particularly popular because there are hardly any known side effects. In the same way, it is hardly possible to achieve an overdose. 


However, since every body reacts differently to the herbal product, one should of course be careful. If you have taken too much, you may experience slight drowsiness or mild diarrhoea. In studies that have used very high doses, only a few people have reported mild headaches.


Therefore, it is advised to slowly adjust the dosage, rather than taking unnecessarily large doses. Although no overdose of CBD can occur, a general guideline for safe use is 10 to 300mg per day. HERBLIZ offers 4 different concentrations of CBD: 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%. 


Oil concentration 

1 drop of oil contain CBD in mg 

5%

1.3

10%

2.5

15%

3.8

20%

5.0



Are there any interactions with medicine? 


In general, you should always consult your doctor if you are regularly taking other medications. CBD is not a drug and cannot replace a visit to the doctor in case of serious diseases. It is a natural product that works differently for each person. Cannabidiol can affect the activity of various enzymes in our body. These include the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down drugs.


Research has so far discovered only a few interactions with individual drugs. These are:

  • Painkiller Diclofenac
  • Acid inhibitors pantoprazole and omeprazole
  • Anticoagulant warfarin
  • Neuroleptics Clobazam & Risperidone


Always act responsibly. If necessary, consult your doctor before taking CBD oil. 



Note: The medical effects of CBD (cannabidiol) mentioned in this blog article refer to controlled clinical trials and pharmaceutical CBD. New Garden Lab makes no suggestion for the possible purpose and leaves any healing- and utility promises to the pharmacists.


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