Most of us have heard by now that it’s ideal to take cannabidiol daily, because this is how the endocannabinoid system can be properly supported so that it may do its job in the most efficient and effective manner. But that’s not the only key to having success with CBD, as there are many ways in which one routine can differ from another.
One extremely important factor to pay attention to is how much actual cannabidiol you’re getting each day. There are a few different elements to determining this: one is the dosage amount; one is the number of doses per day and the last one is the actual milligram strength within each dose.
So, all that being said, what is the ideal daily amount? Well, we can’t really answer that question in simple terms. But, what we can do is guide you toward developing the perfect daily amount of hemp, whether you’re consuming it or applying it to your body, by discussing in detail the various factors that determine how much you should take each day to maintain a useful routine.
Why Does the Daily Dosage Matter?
It goes without saying that how much cannabidiol you take on a daily basis determines how successful your experience will be. The more you take, the more potent the effects can be, as is the case with just about everything. But, the thing about cannabinoids is that it can be a bit harder to determine exactly how much is ideal. That’s because of the way in which cannabinoids like CBD are used by the body.
All cannabinoids are processed and utilized by the endocannabinoid system, which sends these cannabinoids to receptors throughout the body as needed. Each receptor corresponds with a bodily process, and the system’s role is to regulate these processes to bring about a state of equilibrium throughout the body known as homeostasis.
But, there are several factors that can determine how much cannabidiol is right for you. Each body is different, and the endocannabinoid system is a bit complex, as we will discuss.
Can You Use Too Much Cannabidiol?
Before we talk about the various factors that determine the proper daily amount, let’s clear one thing up. It’s natural to worry about taking too much cannabidiol at one time in an effort to experience the desired results. But, keep in mind that cannabinoids are nontoxic to all mammals, because the endocannabinoid system simply stores away excessive amounts for later use, which prevents toxic effects from occurring. So, you can, within reason, experiment with higher amounts than you think you might require in an effort to find your sweet spot.
Factors that Determine How Much You Should Use Each Day
Now, let’s break down the various aspects that have an influence on how much you should take within a day’s time.
Factor #1: Delivery Method
The delivery method is one key factor. Each delivery method, whether it be oral or topical, is absorbed into the body at its unique rate. This means that some methods are more potently felt than others, act faster than others, and provide effects for longer periods of time than others.
- Consumption: Consumption methods include tinctures, edibles, vape oils and capsules. Vape oils act the most quickly and are felt the most potently, meaning that a little bit may be enough for your unique goals. Edibles take the longest due to the process of digestion, but can provide effects for six to eight hours, and so you may only need one dose each day to have the experience you want.
- Application: Topicals are applied to a specific area of the body for a targeted approach. Topicals act quickly and tend to last for a long time. You can be more liberal with your amount each day because only the area of application is really getting the effects of cannabidiol.
Factor #2: Milligram Strength
The milligram strength of your product plays a big role in how much you should use each day. For instance, a daily milliliter of a 250mg tincture is not going to be as strong as a milliliter of a 2500mg tincture.
Factor #3: Your Body Weight
Believe it or not, how much you weigh can make a difference. It seems that the higher your body weight is, the more cannabinoids you may wish to take each day to experience the desired results. So, take into account your body weight before deciding on both a product and a dosing routine.
Factor #4: Your Unique Goals
Why you’re taking cannabidiol in the first place has a lot to do with how much you should take. If you’re trying to simply experience the systemic effects of supporting the endocannabinoid system, you can go with a lower amount on a daily basis. If you’re trying to target a specific issue, especially one that is severe, you will likely want to take more cannabidiol overall as part of your daily hemp regimen.
Factor #5: How Long You’ve Been Using it
It can take up to a couple of weeks for the cannabidiol’s full potential to really kick in, and this is because of how the endocannabinoid system requires some time to get used to daily intake before using the cannabinoids as effectively as possible. So, before adding more CBD to your regimen, wait a couple of weeks.
Factor #6: Your Budget
If you simply can’t afford to go with the highest milligram strength, you may still be able to get the results that you want by sticking to a routine that you can afford to maintain.
Factor #7: Other Ingredients in the Product’s Formula
For instance, let’s say you’re taking a CBD capsule each night for sleep, and it also contains melatonin, a hormone that helps enhance sleep. You may only want to take the recommended dose, not because of the cannabidiol content, but because too much melatonin can make you feel groggy the next day.
Sometimes It Just Takes a Bit of Trial and Error
It’s not always easy to know exactly how much cannabidiol to use each day right off the bat, whether you’re applying it in the form of a topical or consuming in the form of some oral method. But the good thing about CBD is that it’s a very forgiving compound, meaning that you can easily make adjustments to your daily routine without really having to worry about taking too much, within reason.