How Much CBD Should I Be Taking?
This is one of the questions almost everyone has: how much CBD should I be taking? It’s a seemingly simple question but it has many possible answers.
Why? The reason is that every person is unique and everyone’s endocannabinoid system has different needs in terms of how to keep it well and maintained and how to provide extra system support. Therefore, the preferred amount of intake varies from person to person.
It is generally acknowledged that you will get the most out of your CannaWell oils if you start with just a few drops for the first day or two and then gradually increase them over a week or two to find out what works best for you. Our body’s endocannabinoid system appears to enjoy it and respond better if we start gently when we consume hemp CBD oils for the first time.
Instructions for use say 1-3 times 5 drops per day. Whilst many find this is ideal for them, others prefer to take more drops just once per day. CannaWell offer three strength oils, 2.5%, 5% and 10%. All labels show the same instructions for use, so you can choose whether you want a light, medium or strong supplement. If you are unsure which strength you want to try, as guiding information we would say if you want to maintain your health and wellbeing or to give it a boost because of the challenges of life, then a light to medium strength (2.5%-5%) oil is generally preferred. If you feel you need extra system support then choose a medium or strong oil (5% or 10%). Like any supplement, the strength can vary depending on the time of year and our personal circumstances.
With that said, we generally recommend you start with 2-3 drops on the first day. For your guidance: 5 drops contain approx 4.5 mg (2.5% strength), 9mg (5% strength) or 18mg (10% strength) of cannabinoids (CBD/CBDA) plus all the other goodness found in outdoor grown hemp extract like terpenes, flavonoids, and omega fatty acids. We also introduced a new dropper last year which makes it easier than ever to keep drop sizes similar in size.
Here we would like to add that CBD oils are not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, if you are taking medication please consult with your doctor before taking CBD oils, this is recommended when adding any food supplement to your diet.
For those who have been taking CBD for a longer period of time, you may find that you want to adjust the number of drops as times goes on. Again, this is a very individual process and some people start taking less drops whilst others choose to increase the number of drops or strength at their next purchase.
CannaWell specialise in genuine premium quality extracts. All our hemp is outdoor grown in full sunshine and we use a slow gentle extraction method to capture maximum natural health promoting compounds that are so abundantly present in hemp. Try our oils and feel the difference!