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The Right Dose For You: CBD Calculator

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While determining your dosage can take a bit of work at first.

Using a CBD calculator can be exceptionally helpful as you begin your CBD journey and your path to wellness. Using established baselines and recommended dosages can help you to achieve your desired results more quickly than simple trial and error, and can also mitigate the potential that you will experience negative adverse side-effects. 

How To Use A CBD Calculator 

Using a CBD calculator will require you to understand several factors related to CBD, including: 

· How you will be ingesting the CBD 

· The properties of the CBD product 

· Your own internal factors, including weight, metabolism function, diet, and other factors related to how you may receive CBD in your system. 

Once you have taken stock of these items, you are ready to calculate the CBD dose that you need. 

Factors To Take Into Account 

While there are general guidelines that can help you to determine a starting point for consuming CBD, there is also a range of factors that need to be taken into consideration before and during your CBD treatment. 

Body and Weight 

While there are generally accepted baselines related to weight and recommended CBD dosage, weight can fluctuate and as such, so too can your required CBD levels. Beyond this, other factors such as your metabolism and your internal level of tolerance for CBD within your body can have an impact on your required dosage. 

CBD Biphasic Action 

CBD has biphasic action, meaning that while it may have one set of effects at a lower dosage, it may have a different set of effects when taken at a higher dosage. This is not dissimilar from other substances, such as alcohol, where a person may find the effects more or less desirable depending on the amount that has been consumed and the desired outcomes. 

CBD Dosage Suggestion 

There are several ways to approach dosage suggestions for CBD depending on what you are trying to address. 

For generic chronic pain or discomfort, using a simple weight to CBD chart can assist you in determining where an appropriate starting point may be for your CBD dosage. 

For those seeking relief from more specific conditions such as anxiety, depression, seizures or epilepsy, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and more, ID Weeds offers more specific dosage suggestions based on research, observation, and experiences using CBD to treat these ailments and illnesses. 

Note that most dosage recommendations relate specifically to CBD oil or tincture. There are some suggestions for calculated doses related to CBD gummies, edibles, vaping CBD oil, vape juice, or other products, but it is less common as it is difficult to strictly isolate what the level of CBD is within these products. 

CBD Usage General Guidelines 

While determining your dosage can take a bit of work at first, there are some generally accepted guidelines for starting to use CBD. 

First, start with a dosage that has a baseline that makes sense, and begin dosing from there. Take your weight, your body, and recommended dosages into consideration. When possible, err on the side of caution and begin small. You can always increase your dosage over time as you notice how it interacts with your body. 

From here, it is important that you record your progress and any side effects that you may experience. This will help you to monitor your progress and mitigate dosing issues prior to them becoming too substantial. Take note of whether or not you are consuming pure CBD or if it contains any other medicinal or other properties, such as THC. Lastly, when in doubt, consult a medical practitioner or doctor about CBD and the appropriate use and dosing method for you. They are well equipped to assist you with your prognosis and will be able to determine whether or not your experience using hemp plant products is more harmful than helpful.  

2021-07-13