CBD has quickly become one of the most popular health and wellness products on the planet. People around the globe use CBD daily to help with aches, pains and anxiety, but due to the fact that CBD has only been legal for a few years, information regarding appropriate serving sizes is not readily available.
If you’re one of the many people who’s confused about how much CBD to take, you’ve come to the right place! In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at serving sizes and how to use CBD effectively for anxiety and inflammation.
What are the reasons why our customers use CBD?
Everybody is looking for something a little different when they use CBD. Some people use it as a way to relax after a hard day at work, others use it to help them sleep, but the two most common reasons people use CBD are anxiety and inflammation.
CBD is a versatile compound that provides a wealth of benefits and it seems to work particularly well for people suffering from anxiety and inflammation. When CBD enters the bloodstream or is absorbed transdermally, it indirectly interfaces with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system influences a multitude of bodily functions and is directly associated with the central and peripheral nervous system.
Many people find that CBD helps them attain a clear, relaxed state of mind. Countless people also say they experience benefits for inflammation and aching muscles.
What is the general rule for dosing CBD? How many drops of CBD oil should I take?
CBD affects everyone differently. Some people require a highly potent extract to achieve their desired results, and others can experience the same benefits from a very small serving of moderately potent CBD.
Our bodies are all unique and react to CBD in their own special way. Two of the most important factors in determining how much CBD you need are your metabolism and weight. It’s pretty obvious that a person who weighs 200lbs will need more CBD than a person who weighs 100lbs, but the influence of metabolic rate on CBD dosage might not be so intuitive.
A good way to think about how your metabolism affects your CBD intake is to liken it to food. Some people can eat pizza and burgers frequently yet never seem to gain any weight. Others need to maintain a strict diet to stay at a healthy weight. This due to a number of factors but one of the most influential is one’s is your metabolic rate.
Everyone requires different serving sizes and that makes it confusing to know how much CBD you should take. Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can follow to get a feel for how much CBD is appropriate.
Usually adults feel the benefits of CBD when they consume 15mg – 50mg of CBD per day. To clarify; there is 15mg of CBD per dropper when using a 500mg CBD oil.
If you take some time to experiment with different serving sizes in this range, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect serving size to help with inflammation and anxiety.
What CBD brands do we prefer?
There is an almost endless sea of CBD products and brands on the market. Most CBD manufacturers invest a lot of time and effort into developing their products and use top-tier ingredients like organic hemp extracts and powerful botanicals. This can make choosing a product for anxiety a stressful endeavor, and that’s the last thing you need!
For the purposes of this post and taking into consideration our customers, the CBD brands we prefer depends on the severity of your anxiety and inflammation:
If your anxiety and inflammation is very severe, we recommend:
- Snow Eden 750mg Turmeric CBD Tincture for inflammation
- Any of the Charlotte’s Web CBD Oils for anxiety
If your anxiety is less severe, we recommend:
How is CBD oil taken?
CBD has skyrocketed in popularity since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed. Brands and products sprout up almost daily, but not all of them are as straightforward as gummies or vapes.
Tincture oils might be a bit confusing at first, but they are incredibly easy to use and are a remarkably effective way to use CBD.
For the best results, we recommend our customers to place the CBD oil underneath their tongue for 1 to 3 minutes. You can also add it to your meals and drinks, but anything above 115 degrees, the cannabinoid (CBD oil) will burn.
In addition to holding CBD underneath your tongue, we recommend swishing it around in your mouth. When you swish CBD oil around under your tongue it creates emulsifications in the oil which increase surface area exposure to beneficial cannabinoids.
When adding CBD oil to food or beverages, make sure you aren’t exposing it to heat that will degrade the valuable cannabinoids. CBD doesn’t do well in high heat, so in addition to making sure you arent adding the oil to anything hot, make sure you store your tinctures in cool, dry locations that aren’t exposed to high heat or direct sunlight.
Follow these simple tips and you can use CBD oil easily and effectively.
What is the best form of CBD for anxiety and inflammation?
Each CBD product has its own unique perks. Some are incredibly effective for sleep, others work wonders for pain, and a lot of them are just downright delicious. When you’re feeling the burden of inflammation and anxiety there are a few things to keep in mind.
Not all products work in the same way. Products like oils and capsules deliver a hearty helping of CBD throughout the entire body. Topicals allow the user to target specific problem areas, and edibles function in a similar way to oils and capsules, but edibles tend to have slightly lower potencies.
When inflammation and anxiety are wearing you down and you’re on the hunt for some much needed relief, consider the following as a gauge for what product to use.
- For the 1st line of defense, we recommend our customers to use CBD Tinctures or CBD Capsules.
- For the 2nd line of defense, we recommend our customers to use CBD Topicals (Patches, Soaps, Creams & Sprays).
- For the 3rd line of defense, we recommend our customers to use CBD Edibles.
How long does a dose of CBD oil last?
Cannabidiol works a little differently for everyone. As previously discussed in this article, there are a number of factors that influence the CBDs effectiveness and the duration of time in which you’ll experience its benefits.
Metabolism is one of the most important factors. The general rule of thumb is: CBD oil when taken orally will last between 4 to 6 hours. If you have a lightning-fast metabolism, you will likely have the benefit of experiencing a faster onset of effects, but they won’t last quite as long as someone who has a slow metabolism. On the other hand, if you have a slow metabolism it’s going to take longer to feel the effects of CBD, but you probably count on reveling in its benefits for a prolonged period of time.
Oil tinctures can last quite a while depending on how often you consume CBD. Shelf-life of CBD oil is around two years if stored properly. You want to keep your tinctures in a cool, shaded place that isn’t exposed to high heat or direct sunlight. If you follow those two simple rules, you can expect your CBD oil to remain edible and effective for two years.
Most CBD oil tinctures don’t make it to their two year expiration date because people use them daily. If you use one dropper full of CBD oil per day, you can expect your tincture to last for a month before you need to stock up. If you use two droppers per day, you’ll want to buy more after two weeks. Taking this into consideration will help you plan your monthly CBD intake accurately and efficiently.
How do we know if CBD is effective for anxiety and inflammation?
One of the things people sometimes have a hard time with is not feeling the CBD directly. Users often feel the relief, but have a hard time recognizing it because there is no psychoactive component to the experience of using CBD.
CBD is a compound that is extracted from hemp plants. Due to the fact that hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family, people tend to wrongfully associate the psychoactive effects of marijuana with the non-intoxicating effects of CBD.
Because CBD products contain 0.3% THC or less, they can’t get you “high”. These products don’t make you “feel” anything, but rather interact with the body and influence its natural mechanism. Feeling better can be hard to notice when it doesn’t come with any obvious psychoactive effects, but the millions of people who use CBD daily have learned to see past this lack of immediate feeling and continue to appreciate the benefits they experience. 85% of our customers come back for more CBD after having experienced its benefits.
If you’re feeling a bit skeptical, our recommendation is to test for 30 days with a daily dose of CBD and then stop to see if the inflammation and anxiety come back. We’re confident that you’ll appreciate what you experience.
What is the difference between full spectrum vs broad vs isolate?
If you’re just getting into CBD spectrum types, it might seem a bit confusing at first, but once explained, you’ll have no problem.
CBD isolates are pretty much self-explanatory. They are products that don’t contain any other cannabinoids and are 99.9% pure CBD. We highly recommend CBD isolate for muscle and joint pain and inflammation.
Broad Spectrum CBD contains a wealth of beneficial cannabinoids including CBD, CBG, and powerful terpenes, but don’t contain any THC. Broad spectrum products are great if you experience nerve damage from your inflammation.
Full Spectrum CBD contains a huge variety of cannabinoids including 0.3% THC. This specific combination of compounds is believed to elicit what is known as the “entourage effect” where all of the cannabinoids work synergistically to create stronger effects. Full spectrum CBD is also an excellent choice for inflammation.
For anxiety, we recommend any one of the spectrums.
If you’re interested in using CBD to help combat pain or inflammation but don’t know how much to take, use the information in this article as a guide and you’ll be well on your way to relief!