There is more than one way to dose cannabis products. In this blog, we will focus on the “low and slow” method of dosing. You may also want to consider micro-dosing which we will discuss later.
Start low and slowly increase your dose
When starting CBD for the first time, you should start slow and gradually increase the dose over time. There are
a couple of reasons for starting slow.
- If you take too much immediately, you may have an adverse reaction (nausea, dizziness, irritability,
increased anxiety, etc.). It’s nothing dangerous but the bad experience may deter you or a loved one from ever using CBD
- CBD oil is expensive so you don’t want to take more than you need. Everyone has a specific dose that
works for them. Once you find that dose, taking more will not make you feel any better so why waste
your money by taking excess product?
Keep a journal
Before you start CBD, write a little summary about how you currently feel, what is bothering
you and the medications you currently take. Once you start CBD, keep a journal with the: date, dose, product
and how you feel. This information will benefit you by:
- Determining the dose that worked best.
- Realizing how you felt before you started taking CBD compared to how you feel now as you continue to
take the correct dose.
- Figuring out which brands don’t work and which ones work well with your body.
Sample of Dosing Journal:
Continue in this manner until you reach the right dose for your body. Keeping a journal is important to not only
find the right dose, but also to keep track of your progress. I’ve heard people say that they didn’t notice a
difference in how they felt while taking CBD but noticed the aches and pain returned when they forgot to reorder a new bottle.
It is recommended that you start with 1 to 2.5 mg of CBD oil. Every 2 to 4 days, increase by 1 to 2 mg. When you
first start, you may want to increase by 2 or 3 mg. As you get higher in your dose, increase by 1 to 2 mg so you
can fine tune the dose that is right for you.
Start your own journal by printing this document: CBD DOSING JOURNAL
If you would like an electronic version of this document, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You need Microsoft Excel or Google Drive to use it electronically.
Another great resource is our dosing calculator. Never guess on your dose again!