Available in the form of edibles (e.g. CBD gummies, chocolates, shots, cake pops), oil tinctures, and topics, cannabidiol (CBD) products have been growing increasingly popular recently as more potential health benefits are being discovered. If you have been considering purchasing edibles such as gummies, read on to find out what is a suitable CBD gummies dosage for you!
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is a substance that is derived from hemp plants, extracted from the plant’s flowers, stalks, stems, and leaves. Ingesting it through CBD edibles do not cause intoxication, but have been known to help relieve anxiety, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
Although CBD is available in other forms, edible gummies have always been a popular choice for consumers as the sugary flavors help to eliminate the earthy taste which is usually found in hemp oil extracts.
While the tasty sugary flavor may lead you to enjoy it like you would (just like regular gummy bear snacks), remember not allow yourself to get carried away by eating more than you should as your body may not be able to handle it.
What is the Correct Dosage for Me?
Although it is almost impossible to overdose on CBD with the trace amounts infused in the gummies, if you are first-time user, it is recommended to start with a 10mg gummy daily to allow your body some time to acclimate. Observe your body for a while for any reactions before increasing the dosage for stronger effects.
Alternatively, you can also use your bodyweight as a general gauge on the dosage you need. Adjust it higher or lower depending on whether you are going for a mild, moderate, or strong effect. For example:
- Light weight group consumers weighing 130 pounds or lesser are recommended to take between 11mg – 17mg gummies
- Medium weight group consumers weighing between 130 to 230 pounds are recommended to take between 18mg – 27mg gummies
- Heavy weight group consumers weighing above 230 pounds are recommended to take between 23mg to 45mg gummies
How Do I Know if the Dosage Works?
Each person has a different reaction when they take CBD products, and this may change depending on the level of pain or discomfort they are feeling. For instance, if you belong to the medium bodyweight group but you are experiencing chronic pain, you may require a higher dosage compared to the recommended amount in the guide above.
However, taking a dosage too strong for your body to handle may have adverse effects. Therefore, it is important to consider consulting with a doctor if this is the first time you are taking a CBD product because bodyweight is just one of a few factors to consider.
Shopping for CBD Gummies
If you are on the lookout for CBD gummies or other products, we have a wide variety of tasty edibles including vegan CBD gummy options! Be spoilt for choice when you shop at EV Naturals today!