Knowing how much CBD to take can make all the difference when it comes to effectiveness. Before that, of course, you should have already figured out a few things about your CBD, such as what form you’ll be taking, what you’re taking it for and hoping to achieve through its use, and finally which product you have settled on trying. If you haven’t yet done these things, please follow the corresponding links to help you make those decisions.
Who is taking the CBD?
Since CBD dosage is determined largely by weight, it really does matter if the patient is an infant or toddler, an adult, a cat, a hamster, a dog, or even a horse. (Yes, you really can give CBDs to many creatures.)
If you’re dealing with a small child or animal, you will likely measure milligrams per pound (or kilo) of body weight. In some cases, if you’re dealing with a tiny being, you might even want break it down into mg per ounce. When dealing with adult size humans, you will probably measure mg per 10 lbs.
For extra large creatures, such as a big ol’ horse, I’d definitely recommend measuring per 100 lbs. You’re also going to want a stronger formula to begin with, to make dosing easier. For instance, instead of using a low mg dose you’ll want to find the strongest formula that’s meets your needs. Anything over 1000mg strength should do the trick.
What type of CBD Product have you chosen?
It really doesn’t matter all that much what form of CBD you’re taking, but dosage will vary by product type. A gummie is generally a lower mg strength than an oil or a tincture. Likewise, a more concentrated product, like a paste, is going to be much higher mg per dose. This is important, only because if you are treating a mild condition in a small child, you’ll probably want a gummy. If you’re treating an infant, you’ll need something in an easy to swallow, gentle formula, like a lower mg tincture or oil. To treat a severe condition in an older child, adult, or large dog, you may decide that the higher mg paste is the way to go.
You also want to keep in mind how fast the CBD product of choice will take effect, and how long those effects will last. Again, different types of products will naturally vary in these areas. For example, if you’re treating an active seizure, you need something strong AND fast, but not necessarily long acting. A strong mg tincture might be best in this type of situation. When treating general anxiety or depression, something longer lasting is preferred. In this case, how quickly it takes effect, may not be of as much importance. These all are considerations that should be made that will directly effect dosage. Decide what strength product is best, and what form will best meet the needs of your situation.
What is the Strength of the CBD?
As you should be aware by now, CBD products DO come in different strength formulas. This will be essential in correctly dosing. Make sure, when buying a CBD, that you select one that will make dosing efficient. Don’t buy a super strong formula to treat a small child, and/or mild condition, and visa versa. Due to the ever-growing options, you can easily get formulas as low as just 5 mg per dose, all the way up to 1,500mg or better. That’s quite a huge difference, so make sure to choose wisely.
The Standard CBD Dosage
All specifics aside, there are general usage guidelines you should start with. Just remember, these are only guidelines, and you may find that you need to adjust, up or down, to meet your own unique needs. Always begin with the recommendation as your base line. Give it a chance (enough time to see a difference), and then make gradual adjustments from there. In general, as dosage is primarily determined by weight, the same rules of mg per pound will apply across the board from humans to other animals.
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