With so many CBD products available on the market today, understanding which products might be best for you can become challenging. To make your wellness experience easier so you can begin taking advantage of CBD, we have compiled everything you need to know to get started!
Because no two individuals are exactly identical, there is no standard answer to the question: “How much CBD should I take?” Everybody metabolizes their supplements in slightly different ways, depending on a wide range of factors, including their height, weight, diet, medications, and more. Keeping this in mind, remember that our recommendations are merely suggested starting points until you find exactly what works for you personally.
General Dosage Guidelines
Taking only your weight into consideration, here is a breakdown of how many milligrams of high-quality CBD can potentially interact with your body to deliver results when consumed:
For individuals who weigh up to 130 lbs:
- 11 mgs of CBD or less might offer mild results
- 12-14 mgs of CBD or less might offer moderate results
- 15-17 mgs of CBD might offer maximum results
For individuals who weigh between 130 lbs – 230 lbs:
- 18 mgs of CBD or less might offer mild results
- 19-23 mgs of CBD or less might offer moderate results
- 24-27 mgs of CBD might offer maximum results
For individuals who weigh more than 230 lbs:
- 23 mgs of CBD or less might offer mild results
- 24-30 mgs of CBD or less might offer moderate results
- 31-45 mgs of CBD might offer maximum results
This is a general reference guide to be used only as a starting point. There are many factors that impact your metabolism and how CBD is processed, so we recommend beginning with the minimum dosage first and see how you feel. Then, depending on your needs, increase gradually until you find the perfect dosage that makes you feel comfortable.
It is also important to consider that the type of product you choose can influence how you use it and how much you need to administer. We have outlined some of the most popular types of CBD products on the market today and how to best use them to your advantage.
Orally-Administered CBD Products
Because CBD is such a rapidly-growing industry, the number of orally-administered products in stores and online is increasing by the day. With so many emerging innovations, we thought we’d highlight some of the most tried-and-true products used on a regular basis by consumers, with corresponding general dosage recommendations.
CBD Oil Tinctures
CBD Oil Tinctures are sometimes also called CBD oils or CBD drops. Known as one of the fastest ways to experience high-quality CBD, CBD Tinctures are best used by administering your dosage under your tongue. This administration method allows the powerful compounds to absorb into your sublingual blood vessels, expediting the process of the CBD entering your bloodstream. Often available in multiple flavors like orange and mint, as well as several different strengths, CBD Oil Tinctures are an easy to use, highly versatile CBD product for daily use.
Tinctures are a liquid form of CBD that comes in a bottle that includes a dropper, which gives you unique and precise control over your dosage. Unlike pre-measured softgels, CBD tinctures allow for you to fine-tune your desired dosage by using the small tick marks on the dropper. Always read the label to understand exactly how many milligrams of CBD are in each bottle and how many are in each full dropper, then measure your preferred amount accordingly. Squeeze the drops under your tongue and hold them there for 1-2 minutes, allowing the robust ingredients to absorb, then swallow the remaining liquid.
CBD gummies are arguably the most enjoyable way to savor high-quality CBD! Instead of swallowing a capsule or carefully measuring a liquid, CBD gummies offer you a delicious, pre-measured dose of CBD that feels like a treat! Often featured in many unique and fruity flavors, most reputable retailers offer consumers a vegan-friendly CBD gummy that is free of high-fructose corn syrup and dyes.
Be sure to carefully read the label so you know exactly how many milligrams of CBD are featured in each fruity bite, then consume your desired amount. Another benefit to using CBD gummies: You can always bite one in half if you want to reduce your milligram intake but still want to satisfy your sweet tooth with high-quality CBD.
Topically-Administered CBD Products
Topical CBD products are increasing in popularity lately, as consumers are realizing that there are many advantages to adding CBD to nourishing and healing topicals. CBD balances out skincare products perfectly, adding a soothing element to any routine or ritual. Be sure to always consider the quality of the active compound, CBD (often labeled phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract on the ingredient list), as well as the product’s supplemental ingredients. Your topical CBD product should contain only natural and organic supplemental ingredients to ensure your product is safe and chemical-free. Here are some of the most popular topical products on the market today.
As a thick and deeply moisturizing topical, balms and salves are known for being exceptionally hydrating. Many CBD Salves on the market today are rich with organic beeswax and organic essential oils to complement the CBD, and consumers seem to prefer an all-natural CBD Salve over trendy lotions and creams because they only contain a handful of natural ingredients. Most moisturizers contain dozens of chemicals and parabens, which negates the idea of taking good care of your skin.
Because they often come in a container and are applied using a small swipe of your finger, CBD Salve typically lasts a long time. When it comes to understanding dosage for topical products, measuring is a bit more difficult than with oral products. We recommend reading the label to see how much CBD is in the entire container. The most important thing to remember is, if it’s a high-quality product from a trusted retailer, a little goes a long way. So, to not unnecessarily overuse your salve, use just a small swipe of the product and rub it in thoroughly. Let it fully dry and penetrate. Increase use as needed.
CBD Sports Cream
Menthol-infused CBD Sports Creams are showing up in gym bags all over the U.S. lately. Like the well-known drug store products that offer an icy and hot sensation upon application, CBD Sports Creams deliver a similar cooling sensation, but with the addition of deeply penetrating CBD. Most CBD Sports Creams feature natural ingredients without the chemicals you can expect in over-the-counter creams, so they are overall more enjoyable for your tired, overworked muscles and joints.
Again, because topical products are a bit more difficult to measure, it is important to read the bottle to see exactly how many milligrams of CBD are inside. Then, to extend the life of your product, use only one pump at a time. Gently rub it in where you need support, increasing pressure carefully, as needed, to target bothersome muscles. Rub the cream in completely and let it dry. Because of the potent ingredients, there’s no need to over-apply this cream. Increase to two pumps if necessary.
When discussing dosage guidelines and recommendations, remember – these are only suggestions. It’s always best to consult your physician when making any changes to your health and wellness routine.
Every body is different, so we recommend beginning your CBD journey by administering a low dosage of your desired product first and see how you feel. Then, only if necessary, increase slightly and incrementally until you achieve your desired results. Consider keeping a journal of your progress, where you can jot down which product you took, how many milligrams, and how you felt. This practice can help you carefully hone in on your ideal dosage.
Elevate Your CBD Experience: Combine Products for Maximum Results
Once you’ve discovered the perfect products and the ideal dosages to meet your personal needs and lifestyle, you should be comfortable for a long time to come. Research indicates that the body does not grow a tolerance to CBD, nor does it become dependent upon it. This means that your CBD products are considered non-addictive, and when you find the right dosage to meet your needs, you won’t need to adjust it later.
If you decide you’d like to elevate your wellness routine further, consider combining different products in order to maximize your overall experience. Remember, knowing how many milligrams you are consuming is still an important thing to consider, so when you are pairing products, do it with careful consideration and thought.
After a physically strenuous workout, when you have pushed your body to its limits and you are ready to begin cooling off, try combining a fast-acting CBD tincture with a soothing CBD Sports Cream.
When you use a topical product and an oral product simultaneously, the combined administration methods provide a unique, different routine! CBD oil tinctures are designed to work rapidly, so administer your desired dosage under your tongue first. Then, using a premium-quality, menthol-infused CBD Sports Cream, you can administer your CBD directly to your skin and rub it into your muscles and joints directly. The cooling cream will absorb deeply, and the all-natural menthol adds a refreshing, icy/hot element to your recovery process.
For added support, consider alternating products like a CBD Gummy and CBD Tincture for a unique type of support.
Because some CBD products are designed to be long-lasting and others are crafted to offer fast-acting support, alternating between the two products throughout the day can offer you an immersive, maximized wellness experience. For example, if you have a big event to attend or you anticipate a highly stressful day, start with a CBD product that you digest, like a dependable CBD Gummy. Gummies travel through your digestive tract, slowly releasing the plant-derived ingredients into your bloodstream. Gummies can offer support for many hours to come. Later in the day, when your CBD Gummies begin wearing off, use a fast-acting CBD Oil Tincture instead. CBD Oil Tinctures are known to absorb more promptly into the bloodstream, delivering the ingredients into your system faster.
To give your immune system extra support, consider incorporating an Immune Supplement into your daily routine along with your morning dose of CBD.
When you want to elevate your daily wellness routine to maintain an overall healthier, more resilient lifestyle, you may enjoy incorporating a vitamin-packed CBD-free supplement into your routine, paired with your high-quality CBD product. This practice, morning or night, can provide your body with numerous immune-supporting ingredients that work in harmony with your body to promote a healthy immune system. Immune Support Capsules are a perfect blend of vitamin C, echinacea, elderberry, zinc and other beneficial vitamins and minerals. This vitamin C + herbal complex capsule is an ideal daily supplement because it offers a wide array of immune supporting ingredients in every premeasured dosage. When you pair an Immune Support Capsule with your favorite high-quality CBD product, you can reap the benefits of CBD while also bolstering your immune system’s natural defenses using a natural, dependable product.
*Remember: Always consider the number of milligrams you are consuming, no matter which products you choose to combine.
Start Living a Healthier, Happier Life!
No matter which products you choose, we are certain that you will enjoy incorporating our high-quality CBD into your wellness journey! The key to optimizing your healthy lifestyle is to find natural, holistic products that are pure, clean, and dependable. Superior quality CBD offers unparalleled support, and when you shop with Brain Body Health LLC., you will have access to some of the most sought-after CBD products on the market today!
Each of our carefully-crafted wellness products was designed with you and your best interests in mind, so you will only find excellent ingredients combined with our broad-spectrum, THC-free phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. Our products are also batch-tested by an independent third-party lab for additional quality assurance and peace of mind.
If you have additional questions about CBD, dosage inquiries, or if you need help selecting a product, don’t hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable team of wellness professionals. We are here to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a brighter, more fulfilling life!