Posted on by Jason DiGuilio

The Science behind CBD Oil Dosage and Broad Spectrum VS Isolate

When it comes to finding your personal optimum dose of CBD, there are many factors at play. Although there are general suggested guidelines of dosages for various conditions: your general health, weight, genetics and the quality and potency of the CBD product must be considered. The good news is CBD is non-toxic and you do not have to worry about overdose. Let’s sort out the details so that you can find the dosage of CBD that will work best for you!

Basic Body Evaluation

The first part of finding your optimum personal dosage of CBD is to take a quick evaluation of your physical profile. This means:

* Your Weight
* Your basic metabolism (Slow VS Fast)
* Your diet (Be honest here. Healthy= Meat, Veggies, Fruits VS Junk Food)
* The condition you want to treat (anxiety, pain, inflammation, depression, etc.)
* The severity of your condition

You might want to start a little notebook and jot down this profile when you begin because all of the above can change with time and CBD treatment. It might also serve as a progress chart, down the road!


CBD Product Evaluation

There are many CBD products on the market and as with any products, some are higher quality than others. In addition, there is a big difference between extraction methods, such as, broad spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Both have zero THC yet that is where the similarity ends.

CBD isolate is the complete extraction of the phytocannabinoid compound CBD (cannabidiol) from the hemp plant. It is extracted down to ‘pure CBD’. All other beneficial compounds of the hemp plant have been removed.

PCR or Phytocannabinoid Rich Broad Spectrum CBD oil is extracted leaving the complete spectrum of all of the beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential vitamins, fatty acids and fiber. However, all THC is removed, therefore you have the advantage of the full spectrum without the psychoactive component. This gives you the maximum benefit without the risk.


The Main Key To Dosing CBD

Most high quality PCR Broad Spectrum CBD products have dosing recommendations. It will also depend on the concentration of CBD.
For instance if a one ounce bottle of tincture has 250 mg. of CBD, and the recommended dosage is 1-4 droppers, start with a small dosage of 1 dropper per day. However, the key to finding what works best for you is to start with a small dosage and slowly increase it until you reach a level that feels right.

Another consideration is that CBD has a cumulative effect in the body. This means that over time, CBD brings the body to balance and you might experience added benefits above and beyond your initial reason for trying it!

When it comes to CBD, less is more, so take your time and enjoy the journey to finding your personal optimum dose. Stay flexible and be willing to make adjustments along the way.

What has been your experience with dosing CBD? What conditions were you dosing for and what did you find worked best for you?

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