Edible Dosing: Things you need to know before dosing on CBD ediblesTyler Zaga
People from all walks of life are waking up to the benefits of CBD and even non-users these days are known to make use of this cannabis derivative for treating a wide range of ailments. No matter if you are suffering from arthritis, nausea, sleeplessness, anxiety, nerve related issues or some form of chronic pain, CBD will help to keep your symptoms at bay. However, the dosage of CBD depends on the form you are using as well as the ailment you’re trying to target. In today’s post, we will take a deeper look at edible dosing that will allow the new users to explore all the potential uses of CBD edibles.
Things to remember before edible dosing:
To begin with, let us take a quick look at a few essential facts about CBD dosing
- Every individual responds differently to CBD
As with every other substance, the effects of CBD can vary from person to person. The user’s health, tolerance level, constitution and many other factors have a role to play in the kind of effects it produces.
- The effects are also determined by the quality of the edible you are having
Full-spectrum CBD edibles contain many other terpenes that give you their collective goodness producing the so-called ‘entourage effect’. This holistic effect is only produced by superior quality broad-spectrum CBD edibles so always be mindful about where you are buying your CBD from.
- Edible dosing needs to be done slowly
In order to derive the maximum benefits from CBD edibles the golden rule is to do it slowly. Keep in mind that too many edibles at one go aren’t going to magically cure your pain. If you are dosing on CBD edibles for the first time then make sure to ingest half of the prescribed amount and then gradually increase your dose with time. It takes some time for CBD to produce the desired effects so be patient and keep having a small quantity for at least a few weeks before increasing the dose.
CBD edibles dosing: The THC factor
One significant way that determines how the CBD edible is going to affect your body is the quantity of THC present in the product. Most CBD products come with very little traces of THC which is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. The little amount of THC doesn’t interfere with the medicinal effects of CBD and for this reason CBD has become such a super hit in the alternative medicine and skincare industry. Most CBD products come with a THC level of 15 mg or lower which aids in the process of pain reduction and also reduces symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Ideally you should start at this level and stick to edibles like mint and tinctures that can be placed in your mouth and absorbed via the blood vessels in your tongue. Cookies, chocolate bars and other products which need to be kept in the mouth before swallowing will work as well.
CBD edibles with THC
CBD edibles with THC levels of 2.5 mg to 15 mg are ideal for veteran users who don’t mind a bit of buzz to accompany the pain alleviating properties of CBD. However, people with persisting pain issues can always choose a CBD edible with a THC level near the 15 mg mark. Although this will slightly skew your perception it will work great for your pain issues while ensuring a peaceful sleep. People who are used to partaking CBD and THC on a regular basis can opt for a product with THC levels above 15 mg. However, unseasoned users might find this overwhelming so it’s always recommended that you choose your dosage according to your tolerance level.
The onset time of CBD edibles
Now let us take a quick look at how much time the edibles are going to take to kick in. Regular CBD edibles like brownies, gummies, chocolates etc takes around 2 hours to produce its effects. If you are looking forward to faster kick-in time then go for sublingual sprays and tinctures that produce its effects within 15 to 45 minutes.
Edible dosing: Why you should not re-dose on CBD edibles
As already mentioned above, new users of CBD edibles should always be patient instead of taking too many edibles at one go. Like any other substance, CBD edibles when taken in excess can produce unwanted effects like fatigue, diarrhoea, weight changes and appetite changes. Make sure to give your edible enough time to work before taking another dose.
Edibles Dosing: Tips for first time users
Usually the effects of CBD edibles last somewhere between 2 to 6 hours, depending on the quantity of the edible you have consumed and your tolerance level. Here are a few edible dosing tips that are surely going to help the newbies:
- Get your edible from a reputed source
When it comes to cannabis edibles many products in your local weed dispensary can be misleading. Therefore make sure to buy your edibles from trustworthy and licensed weed dispensaries or online weed stores and always read the user’s review before making the purchase.
- Use your edible before going to bed
Taking your CBD edible at bedtime is a great way to derive maximum benefits. It is also recommended because drowsiness is a common side-effect of CBD. You can also have it before your chill time – just make sure to avoid it before you start working.
In conclusion, it needs to be said that although CBD is one of the safest and most effective pain-relief medications, different individuals can react differently to the edibles. Moreover, if you have a serious ailment, then do not forget to talk to your physician before experimenting with CBD edibles. Also never exceed the recommended dosage without consulting your doctor. Stick to the prescribed dose for at least one week to ten days before increasing your dose.