CBD Dosing – My CBD Cert Resources
Dosing CBD is not an exact science. There are recommendations that can be followed are the generally acceptable amounts. That said, you need to choose what works for you. Try different products and different doses and see what works. There is really no risk and everyone is different.
The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors, including:
● Your body weight
● the condition you’re treating
● Your individual body chemistry
● The concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
In other words, there are a lot of variables that go into deciding how much CBD to take. Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about the appropriate dosage and any potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you’re taking a prescription medication that contains CBD, a form of seizure medication.
If your doctor doesn’t provide a recommendation, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
For both dogs and cats, a good rule of thumb is to start with 1-2mg for every 10 pounds of weight. If you’re using our CBD Oils, remember that they come in different concentrations. The amount listed on the label is the total amount of CBD in the whole bottle and not a per-dose amount.
CBD is not a cure-all. While it offers many benefits and has helped a lot of people (kids included), you should never attempt to treat your child with CBD (or any health supplement) without first consulting a doctor. CBD is most effective when combined with other diet and lifestyle modifications.
When Should I Consider Giving CBD to My Child?
Not all children stand to benefit from CBD — but there are a few examples where CBD may offer dramatic improvements in your child’s quality of life.
The most common reasons parents are using CBD products with their children include:
- To alleviate or prevent nausea before a long car ride (this doesn’t work with all children)
- As an alternative pain management option for mild pain (more severe pain should be treated with the most appropriate options available)
- To alleviate anxiety in anxious or autistic children
- To support a full night of sleep in children experiencing insomnia (nightmares is a common cause)
- To alleviate symptoms of certain epileptic conditions (Dravet’s syndrome)
- To relax the lungs and chest muscles to help with coughing
- To manage inflammation and autoimmune disease
For the pediatric population of CBD users, experts suggest starting with 0.5mg of CBD per pound and taking this dose three times a day. Starting low and slow allows you to adjust the dosage to how your child reacts to CBD without causing any side effects (e.g., dry mouth or lightheadedness
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