CBD has been marketed as being a cure-all, miracle drug that can be used even by dogs and other pets. This all-encompassing idea may make some of us fidget and wonder how much CBD is healthy, and how much can cause an overdose.
Currently, in-depth knowledge of CBD being a therapeutic, healing substance is still in its infancy. And, the concept of dosing schedules and appropriate dosage have just been started by medical professionals.
Two things may be brought up by your physician if you ask for the right dosage of CBD. First, your doctor may most likely just recommend, not prescribe cannabinoids as technically, CBD has no recommended daily allowance (RDA), and the universal dose for different cases have not been established yet. In their med student days, these doctors may be in medical schools that never cover CBD/cannabidiol therapy in their pharma courses and thus may only have scant knowledge about the substance.
The fact that everyone is different in terms of variables like weight, diet, metabolism, genetics, environment among other factors makes it harder for CBD manufacturers to come up with a universally prescribed dosage. For now, the best practice is to start taking Cannabidiol in small dosages, then gradually increase it until they experienced the desired results. This, of course, is very ambiguous as one’s person’s tolerance may differ from the rest!
To pacify growing concerns over the right dose of CBD, some have developed the so-called CBD Dosage Calculator found online. Some also make use of charts provided by online expert health websites like Mayo Clinic.
Is it possible to overdose on CBD? Most unlikely. A source said that the possibility of an overdose is not entirely possible but extremely unlikely. To give us a rough idea on how much CBD should be taken to overdose, just imagine that an average 180lb male would need 33 tablespoons of CBD for an overdose to occur. To date, the recommended dosage of CBD is from 1/8 of a teaspoon to two tablespoons, thus this amount is far from what can cause an overdose.
As to how to use the CBD calculator, you need to provide these pieces of information: method of ingesting CBD; the properties of CBD product; the patient’s internal factors such as weight, metabolism rate, diet among others.
You can take advantage of publicly available CBD calculators that can help you anytime. Farma Health is an easy calculator and takes into account the intended use and brand differences among other factors. They might also give you a recommended dosage instead. ID weeds offer two types of calculators: one that converts the percentage of CBD within a given package or bottle to the milligrams of CBD within said package and one that calculates the total milligrams (or drops) required for the desired CBD dose. It also provides a wide list of medical conditions with their corresponding dosages for CBD. CBD Oil Users, on the other hand, will calculate the amount of CBD within a given drop, as well as the number of drops required within a CBD oil to achieve the desired dosage.
CBD is different from THC, that’s for sure! And thus, there is no need to worry for an overdose, or a certain amount may start causing you a ‘high.’ CBD is safe to use as it does not contain harmful chemicals and contaminants. It also went through rigorous testing. Working up to the right dose may start as an experiment as one person’s dosage may not be applicable to the other, and thus finding one’s own ideal dose may take time and patience to feel the desired results.
The desired effect may also depend on the type of CBD product used. In general, CBD oils give the quickest relief (around 5-20 minutes). Edibles, on the other hand, may take some time before CBD and other nutrients will be ingested and processed in the bloodstream. Topicals applied to target areas may also give immediate relief to affected areas.