Wondering how much CBD you should take? So do a lot of people.
The good news is that Stirling’s CBD Calculator takes the guesswork out!
Cannabidiol (CBD) products are increasingly becoming one of the most popular general health and wellness products around the world. More and more people are turning to this natural compound for the potential health benefits that it offers, but how much CBD should you take? It is one of the most commonly asked questions on our chat board.
The easy answer to “How much CBD should I take?” is… “It Depends.”
Just like asking how much Aspirin you should take or how many calories you should consume – there are 4-5 important data points needed to get to the right answer. Some of those data points used in determining how much CBD you should take include: weight, metabolism, sex, the reason for using CBD, and what type of CBD you’re taking.
Sounds complicated, right? Don’t worry, though! We have developed a CBD dosage calculator to help you determine approximately how much CBD you should be taking, and it even suggests which CBD products may be better suited to you.
Before we discuss how the CBD calculator works, let’s take a look at what CBD is and some of the different factors that affect how much CBD you should take.
What is CBD, and what are the factors that influence how much CBD you should take?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant compounds in the hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychotropic properties and won’t get you high. Both hemp and marijuana plants belong to the cannabis sativa plant family, but each has unique properties.
All Federally Legal CBD products sold in the U.S. are from industrial hemp plants. The reason is that hemp is high in CBD and very low in THC. In Stirling’s case, our CBD has 0% THC.
Inside all of us is something known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids. Like endocannabinoids, cannabinoids bind with the receptors in the ECS and transmit information around the body. The ECS has receptors spread throughout the body, but they are most prevalent inside the immune and nervous systems.
It’s because CBD is such a relatively new product and research and studies are ongoing that it’s so hard to determine an exact amount people should take. What works for one person may not be suitable for another. However, what we can do is give you a close estimate of how much CBD you should be taking.
Interestingly, current studies show people don’t build up tolerances to CBD like they do with many other substances. A study in 2011 found that there not only did people not develop a tolerance to CBD, but they also had to use less CBD over time. Currently, this is just a theory, and more research needs to be conducted to confirm the reverse tolerance properties of CBD.
Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a study indicating there have been no instances of people overdosing by taking too much CBD. In effect, your body gets rid of any CBD it does not use. This is not the same as THC. THC builds up in fatty tissue. The good news is that Stirling has 0% THC Guaranteed so you don’t have to worry about THC.
How does the CBD dosage calculator work?
No – This Cutie does not do the calculations!
By answering a few questions – The CBD dosage calculator algorithm goes to work and kicks out an approximate range on how much CBD to take.
The CBD Calculator follows several steps that you’ll need to answer as accurately as possible to ensure that you get the best dosing advice.
The questions that you’ll need to answer are:
- Who is using the CBD? – A Male or Female? Or is the CBD for a pet? Yes, even our pets have an endocannabinoid system and can benefit from CBD!
- Reason You Are Interested In Taking the CBD – Next, we’ll ask why you’re taking the CBD. There are a variety of different reasons people take CBD, and we want to ensure that you’re getting recommendations for the best CBD oil or product that suits you. The reasons for taking CBD you can choose from are:
- Preventative use / feel better
- Recover from Exercise / Gym Quicker
- Nervous / Anxious
- Sleep Better
- Pain (below 5 on a scale of 1-10)
- Chronic pain (above 5 on a scale of 1-10)
- Other, more severe condition
- Weight Range – This is an important question for all health products. How much you weigh plays an important part in determining how much CBD you should be taking.
These are the things that we need to know to give you approximate guidance on what type of CBD product you should be using and how much CBD you should take. While these factors help to provide you with an approximate guideline to how much CBD you should be taking, there are other factors that we can’t determine. How your body reacts to CBD, for example, your metabolism and tolerances, aren’t factors that we can account for in our CBD dosing calculator.
Once you complete the CBD dosing calculator, you will be given an approximate guideline on how much CBD you should be taking (recommended daily dosage) and also some great products that would be suited to you based on the information that you provided.
CBD Dosing Conclusion
The information provided by the CBD dosage calculator is intended as an approximate guideline only and will not be suitable for everyone. As with anything, no two people or their conditions will be the same, and actual dosages will vary from person to person.
One thing that Stirling CBD experts recommend is beginning with smaller doses of CBD and then gradually work your way up to larger dosages. Start with a lower dose, and then over a few weeks, you can increase the dose or frequency of dosages until you find a comfortable level that suits you or your condition.
You should always refer to the dosing guidelines supplied with the CBD product that you buy, and if you notice any negative side-effects, you should stop using CBD immediately and seek professional medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider.
DISCLAIMER: This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. *Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of the industrial hemp plant. Stirling Oils does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).