how to choose CBD dosage in 3 steps
Choosing the right CBD dosage can be confusing, since some CBD products might have a higher CBD concentration than others, and some CBD product manufacturers do not rigorously calibrate their product for precise dosage (and dosages can vary widely) and have varying levels of CBD bioavailability. With Zolt, our water-soluble CBD mixie sticks, there is exactly 20mg of maximally bioavailable CBD / hemp extract in each packet. Several publications suggest that a 160mg CBD regimen is appropriate for most people, while others may choose to take around 20mg. The type of product, i.e. tinctures vs. mixie sticks, and how it’s manufactured also determines how much CBD actually gets into your system. We know – there are a ton of variables! Here are three main tips to help you choose the right CBD dosage:
Estimate based on your weight
Similar to any substance, the effects of CBD on your body is largely based on your weight. The most common CBD dosage is 20-40mg, however this varies with each individual’s body type. It’s sometimes helpful to refer to a CBD dosage chart or CBD dosage calculator, however we found that calculators online vary in their results and recommendations. It’s important to note that even if two people weigh the same, they might have a different reaction to CBD. Everyone has a different body chemistry, so it’s up to you to determine what feels good.
Start with a small amount and increase gradually
When you’re taking a CBD product for the first time, start with a small amount, see how you feel, and then increase/decrease the dose. CBD tinctures allow you to easily adjust dosage with a dropper, however it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly how much of that CBD is absorbed by your body. When taking Zolt, we recommend that you start with one product consistently for at least a week, and keep track of your physical performance and well-being. After a week or two, you can reflect on how the CBD dose made you feel, and adjust the dose from there.
When in doubt, consult your physician
Before taking a CBD or hemp product, it’s a smart idea to talk to your doctor, especially if you’re taking any medications regularly. CBD can interact with medications such as blood thinners and chemotherapy drugs among others. It never hurts to get more information before you integrate something new into your routine.