What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s one of the compounds present in cannabis. It’s found in both hemp and marijuana plants, but widely legal CBD products are derived from hemp. Cannabinoids like CBD work with you endocannabinoid system, supporting it to regulate physiological and cognitive functions such as appetite, mood, inflammation, and pain sensation.
People who have studied cannabis have found that cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids from plants) have been part of the human diet for centuries. Our bodies even produce their own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. Adding cannabis products to our diet, or taking them in other ways gives our bodies more cannabinoids to use.
The Benefits of CBD
People are taking CBD derived from hemp products because it is legal in the UK and EU in this form. Also, it’s an easy to use dietary supplement that can provide the supportive benefits of cannabis without the high. Many of us have heard about the medical benefits of marijuana, but getting stoned each time we’re in pain or anxious isn’t an option. CBD edibles like gummies make it easy to benefit from the product and can ease you into trying CBD to support your well-being.
How Much CBD is in a Gummy?
It’s important to understand CBD strengths and concentrations as they vary wildly between brands.
Gummies can have as little as 1mg of CBD per sweet or as much as 50mg in one gummy.
If a bag of gummies has 500mg of CBD in a 30ml bottle, you can work out a rough estimate of the number of milligrams of CBD in each millilitre by dividing the milligrams of CBD by the volume of the bottle; for this example, that’s 500 ÷ 30 which works out to about 17mg per gummy.
In other cases, producers may give milligrams per serving. In this case a serving is usually 1 gummy.
Getting the Right Dose of CBD
Because dose guidelines are limited, it’s best to start low and work your way up to a dose of CBD oil that works for you. We suggest starting at 1 – 6mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight. This would mean a 14st man could take anywhere between 20 – 120mg of CBD per dose. This could be broken into smaller doses throughout the day.
You can get a wide range of CBD concentrations in gummies, anywhere from 1mg up to 10mgfor low-dose options and as much as 100mg per gummy for high-dose products.
How to take CBD and the concentrations for each does will vary depending on the condition you are looking to find relief from. For example, if you’re taking CBD oil for anxiety, regular, lower doses is appropriate. CBD oil for sleep calls for a single, higher dose no more than an hour before bed. That’s not medical advice, that’s what we’ve been told by people who use CBD products.
Dosing is the most frequently asked question people have about CBD oil and other products. It’s also the question we’re most often asked. We cannot overstate the fact that there is no one definitive answer.
How your body reacts to CBD is unlike anyone else. This is even more pronounced when it comes to edibles. The reason to take CBD is also personal to you – some people want to feel relaxed, others are thinking of a daily supplement to boost their health. If you don’t feel the effects immediately, don’t take more. CBD can have an accumulative effect so wait a while before redosing.