Guide to choosing the right strength and dosage for you!
First Things First - Factors that may influence dosage
Several factors may influence the dosage that people can take. Depending on the medical condition or the reason why a person is taking CBD, they will need a different dosage.
Some people need high dosages to have a better sleep or controlling pain, whereas smaller dosages may be effective for anxiety.
Another factor that people should consider before using CBD is their weight. In many clinical trials and when using Epidiolex, doctors calculate a dose per kg of body weight. People who weigh less should, therefore, take lower dosages than people who weigh more.
Alcohol and other central nervous system depressants may increase the sedation effect of CBD. People who use other medications that can cause drowsiness should avoid or lower their dosage of CBD. Before mixing alcohol and other medications with CBD, a person should ask their doctor whether it is safe.
Typically, with CBD, lower doses have a focus and clarity aspect, whereas higher doses tend to have a sedating effect. If your goal is to become less anxious or stressed, beginning with a lower dose is a great starting point! Pain management is more of a gray area; hence all four oils being suggested, from 500mg to 3000mg. If you are dealing with severe chronic pain, our 1500mg or 3000mg bottles might work best.
Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your starting proper CBD dosage is to take 2–10MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual’s level of pain. For example, 40MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb. patient, while 30MG would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.
So, we suggest the following dosage based on the research above for a 150 lb. individual:
“The FDA has not evaluated ProMED CBD’s products to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases and you should consult with your medical professional before using a CBD product. The suggested dosing below are based on peer reviewed studies but aren’t validated to treat any of the indications provided below, only to potentially provide relief.”