Unlike supplements which give you a recommended daily dose, taking CBD oil is a little bit different. This is because, as a natural compound, it works with your body’s unique endocannabinoid system helping regulate homeostasis (your internal chemical balance).
Consequently, different people may require different doses of CBD and you need to find your own personal ‘sweet spot’. It’s best to start with a low dose, gradually increasing by a drop, week on week, and monitoring how you feel. Don’t worry about taking too much as your body only absorbs as much CBD as it needs.
Easy as open, drop, leave, repeat.
1. Open your mouth!
2. Drop the dose of CBD oil under your tongue.
3. Leave the oil underneath your tongue for at least one minute to ensure maximum absorption.
4. Repeat twice a day, every day, increasing the dose weekly until you feel maximum benefit.
Finding your sweet spot
An example, I started taking CBD oil to tackle anxiety and followed this regime to find my sweet spot:
Week 1: I started with 1 droplet underneath the tongue, two times a day, but noticed little changes.
Week 2: I increased each dose to 2 drops, twice a day and my anxiety levels started to reduce.
Week 3: I increased each dose to 3 drops, twice a day and noticed a huge reduction in my anxiety. I started to feel much calmer.
Week 4: I increased each dose to 4 drops, twice a day but didn’t notice any further benefit than in week three hence my sweet spot is 3 drops twice a day.
Consistency, as with any supplement, is key to success so don’t forget to keep up your routine twice a day, every day.
The ‘start low, go slow’ approach is also known as the ‘up-titration method’ and involves gradually building up how much CBD you take over a period of weeks. We recommend you try this method and find what works for you.
Please note the FSA (Food Standards Agency) recommend the maximum daily dose should be no more than 70mg of CBD. As with all supplements and medical conditions, we recommend that you speak to GP, or trusted health professional, to discuss any specific health symptoms you may have.