Don’t know how much CBD to take? Here’s a complete overview of CBD serving sizes, methods of ingestion, side effects, and the potential for CBD overdose.
One of the questions many Medical Marijuana, Inc. customers ask first is how much is a dose of CBD?
The fact is that there is no such thing as a “dose” of CBD in the traditional sense. Since CBD is sold as a nutritional supplement, we provide suggested serving sizes on all our packaging, but ultimately, the amount of CBD you take each day is up to you. The FDA has not yet established formal nutritional guidelines for CBD products.
Further complicating matters is the variety of CBD-infused products available. You might have thought, “How many CBD gummies to take?”, “How much of my CBD tincture do I need?”, or “Can I take too much CBD?”
Our online store alone contains products ranging in CBD from just over 1 mg up to 120 mg per suggested serving. With such a variety in CBD concentrations, and products ranging from CBD capsules to CBD oils, which product is right for you?
In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the CBD serving size that best works for your individual needs, the CBD side effects to expect, and whether or not it is possible to overdose on CBD.
CBD or cannabidiol is one of over 100 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. When consumed, cannabinoids like CBD interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for helping the body maintain homeostasis. It accomplishes this through manipulation of bodily functions like sleep, appetite and metabolism, mood, immune response, and more.
Supplementing the endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids like CBD from daily hemp oil supplements enhances this system’s ability to promote balance. That means that everyone can benefit from the advantages of CBD oil products, regardless of age or health level.
CBD as a Daily Supplement
Medical Marijuana, Inc. became the first company to create CBD oil supplements in 2012. These supplements are created by extracting the thick, viscous oil from the hemp plant. Rich in vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and proteins with a high level of CBD, this oil can be consumed as is or processed into a number of CBD oil products, like tinctures, topicals, gummies, vapes, and capsules.
When the endocannabinoid system is supplemented by the CBD in these products, it is able to function more efficiently, optimizing the body’s performance each day. Although it is not critical to supplement the endocannabinoid system daily, doing so may increase the effectiveness of CBD and the endocannabinoid system.
Our hemp CBD oil products are available in low, medium and high concentrations. With our lowest concentration of CBD per serving, between 1 and 3 mg, our hemp oil tinctures are an ultra portable way to add small amounts of CBD to your system throughout the day. Our medium range products, like our RSHO™ Liquid and our CBD oil capsules, are excellent once or twice daily additions to your diet, offering 31 and 25 mg of CBD, respectively. Finally, our RSHO™ oral applicators provide our highest levels of CBD, between 50 and 120 mg, depending on the label color you choose.
With such a variety of serving sizes, the question remains, “How much CBD should I take?”
CBD Oil Dosage: FDA Regulations and Suggested Servings
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ultimately responsible for creating a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI), defined as the daily levels of a nutrient sufficient enough to meet the requirements of 97-98 percent of healthy individuals in the U.S. However, the FDA has not yet created an RDI for suggested daily CBD servings.
In order to comply with FDA regulations, Medical Marijuana, Inc. does not list an RDI of our own, nor do we provide a Daily Value (%DV) for any of our products. However, our products do come with a “suggested serving size.” This is here to help you decide the right amount of CBD oil to take, using a variety of our products, to help you hit your daily CBD goal.
We recommend our customers do their own research from a source they can trust or consult their doctor or specialist to determine their own ideal daily CBD levels.
Start Off With a Small Dose
When starting any new supplement routine, it is suggested you start low and go slow. Once you determine the CBD levels you’d like to achieve each day, start below that number and work your way up, increasing your serving size every few days.
When you hit your predetermined daily serving size, you can decide if you’d like to continue increasing or stay where you are. This will help you dial in the daily CBD serving that works best for you. There is no one ideal CBD dosage, and with time, you will learn how your body reacts to a CBD supplement.
It can take a couple of minutes to a couple of hours after use for the effects of CBD to fully appear, depending on serving size and method of application, among other factors that affect the rate of absorption by the body. This can make taking CBD oil and answering, “How much CBD should I take” a difficult task without a blanket answer.
CBD, like all cannabinoids, can also build up in the body and cause an increase in cannabinoid receptors, making the endocannabinoid system more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids. This is one more reason to make sure you are supplementing your system with CBD daily.
Is CBD Intoxicating?
You may have heard of CBD oil products that are federally legal and asked yourself, “Can CBD get me high?” The easy answer is no. CBD alone cannot get you high.
Both CBD and THC are cannabinoids, the active compounds that provide the effects from ingesting cannabis. One of the key differences between CBD and THC is that CBD (cannabidiol) is non-intoxicating. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), on the other hand, is the chemical compound in cannabis that is responsible for producing euphoric, “stoned” effects.
While THC is most plentiful in marijuana, CBD is present in higher quantities in hemp. Hemp also contains only trace levels of THC, making hemp oil a safe source of cannabinoids for all the members of your family, regardless of their age. Some people even give CBD oil to their pets.
Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s full-spectrum CBD hemp oil products contain less than 0.3%, far below the threshold for intoxication. However, for our consumers who prefer to avoid exposure to THC, we provide products made from 99% pure CBD isolate like our popular RSHO-X™.
Some users report feeling increased relaxation when taking CBD. While this may be misperceived as being “high”, it is simply an effect of the CBD and shouldn’t be confused with the impairing psychoactive effects of THC. In fact, this relaxing effect is a reason many consumers choose to take CBD oil products.
Can You Overdose on CBD Oil?
Consumers are sometimes concerned with the possibility of CBD poisoning when deciding to use CBD for themselves or their families for the first time, but there is no need to worry. CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans, even at high amounts. A research paper titled Safety and side effects of cannabidiol explored this topic.
The research originated from the Department of Clinical, Toxicological and Food Sciences Analysis at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. The research review suggests that controlled CBD administration is safe and non-toxic in humans and in animals. According to the research team, “high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.” This level of daily CBD intake is far greater than what is present in the suggested servings for our products. CBD also doesn’t affect regions of the brain that control critical functions like breathing or heartbeat, so there is no danger of CBD overdose, even with very large servings.
Why CBD Products from Medical Marijuana, Inc.?
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD oil products are made using hemp, rather than marijuana, so they are non-intoxicating and safe to use, even in larger servings. Our CBD hemp oil is available as daily supplements like pure hemp oil oral applicators, tinctures, liquids, capsules, skin care products, and topical salves.
Hemp oil contains high levels of CBD and only trace levels of THC – far too little to be psychoactive at suggested serving sizes, even in Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s most concentrated products. As such, because CBD produces no significant negative side effects, hemp CBD oil is regarded as safe for use by anyone in your family. However, if you are looking to eliminate concern over THC in your CBD supplement, we also offer THC-free options like CBD Isolate and RSHO-X™.
To learn more, here are 5 questions you should be asking about your CBD oil.
Learn About CBD
There is more to discover about CBD and hemp on our CBD Oil Education page. Read about how CBD affects the body, how to choose the CBD oil product that is best for you, CBD benefits, and more here. Or shop the Medical Marijuana, Inc. store today to get started using a daily CBD supplement.