CBD has helped people across the world with a countless number of mental and physical illnesses but there’s one thing that’s pretty clear when you begin to research this cannabinoid. Any kind of CBD dosage chart that you find online can be extremely varied, and even in clinical studies there is a huge variation in the dosages that are tested.
So Why Is That?
Well part of the reason s that our current scientific understanding of how cannabinoids interact with the mammalian endocannabinoid system is extremely limited. We do know that the endocannabinoid system (ECS for short) is linked to most other functions in the body and is responsible for the maintenance of ‘homeostasis’ between those functions, and that CBD and other cannabinoids can sometimes stimulate the system in ways that can be pretty diverse. Of course, there’s more to it that experts are aware of in much greater depth, but the fact is that there is so much left to learn. Any CBD dosage chart should only deal in ranges and give a very general idea of starting points for people to begin experimenting with. After all, CBD is non toxic and there are virtually no side effects besides a dry mouth or drowsiness. You could overdose on water faster than you can overdose on CBD.
A Very General CBD Dosage Chart
Depending on what you’re looking to get out of using CBD oil, there is a very simple and general guide for any newcomer to begin their experimentation with.
- For General Health: If you are otherwise healthy and you’d just like to see what CBD can do for you anyways, then you can start with as low a dose as 2.5mg and scale it up to 15 over time until you notice any effects. You might experience more restful sleep, or an increased threshold of tolerance for stress.
- For Chronic Pain: Whether it’s arthritis or soreness leftover from an old injury, CBD can be extremely effective at reducing it. 2.5mg is enough for smaller people and duller pain, but 20-30mg is a good place to start if you’re looking for serious relief.
- Neurological Disorders: For anything related to sleep disorders, extreme anxiety, epilepsy, parkinson’s, anywhere from 40-160mg taken one to three times per day might be necessary.