Dosage Tips: How much CBD should you take?
Ready to reap the benefits of CBD? Awesome. Let’s get past some of the confusion about CBD dosage and learn more about how to get the most out of your supplements. Let’s start by acknowledging something you’re probably already noticed: there’s a lot of misinformation on the internet when it comes to CBD. It’s a very noisy space and can be tough to figure out not only what type of CBD products you should consider, but also how much to take and how it’s going to affect you.
Let’s start by addressing some common misconceptions about CBD. First off: you can’t get “high” using CBD. In order to be legal for sale in the US, CBD can’t contain more than 0.3% concentration of THC, the psychoactive compound responsible for the sensation of “getting high”. In simple terms: virtually no amount of CBD could be consumed to trigger the psychoactive effects commonly associated with THC. Put another way, there’s small amounts of alcohol in toothpaste, but you’re never going to get drunk by swallowing tubes of Colgate. That said, it is important to figure out the right dosage for your needs.
Dialing In The Right Dosage
Dialing in the correct dosage for your body is an important part of getting the most out of your CBD supplements. Once you’ve found the right dosage you’re not only going to get the most benefits from your supplements and feel great, but you’re also going to guard against wasting money by using excess product.
As a baseline, our recommended starting dosage is 12-20mg twice daily. That said: there is no standard dosage and it varies from person to person. Your ideal dosage will be based on a variety of factors including your weight, metabolism, the type of product you’re using (tincture, softgel, topical), and body type. For the best potential for success, we recommend some experimentation and consistent usage to determine the right dosage for you. It can take 2-3 weeks to determine the proper dosage, but once you witness CBD's effects on your body you'll be in a better position to decide how much to take and when to take, so be patient.
Our Dosage Tips
In order to figure out the right dosage for you, here are some basic steps to start with:
Start Small – We recommend starting with smaller doses and gradually increasing as needed. Although too much CBD won’t cause any harm, taking more than you need could waste product unnecessarily. If you’re a tincture user, start with one small dosage of your PREPARE Tincture in the morning or one dosage of RECOVER Tincture in the evening to prepare for bed.
Take Daily – Everyone’s body is different when it comes to CBD. Many people need to build up the substance in their system in order to start seeing benefits. If you don’t see results right away, keep up your daily doses for four weeks, paying close attention to the changes you sense in your body. Our PREPARE and RECOVER Softgels are the perfect solution when you’re on the go and want an easy way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine.
Try Transdermal Options - Transdermal CBD products, which include products that are applied to the skin like our RECOVER Muscle Cream, Muscle Rub, and Patch, allow you to apply a concentrated dose of relief where you need it most. These options make it easy for you to adjust your dosage simply by applying more or less to an affected area. In the case of transdermal patches, these can be cut using scissors to deliver an optimal dose. Transdermal products tend to have slower absorption versus supplements that you ingest since they’re absorbed into your system via the skin.
Once you’ve figured out your correct CBD dosage you’ll be able to feel confident as you start maximizing the positive benefits of your CBD routine and enjoy the effects it has on your athletic preparation, performance and recovery.