11 Jul How Much CBD Should I Be Taking Daily for Best Results?
New HempMeds® customers often reach out to us with questions they have about starting a CBD hemp oil routine of their own. One of the questions we hear most often is how much CBD should I take each day?
Unfortunately, there is no standardized answer to this question, and the internet offers a wide variety of answers, further increasing confusion. Typically, the most reliable source for this information would be the federal government, but they have not yet provided this information.
In the U.S., it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is responsible for creating any Recommended Daily Intake (RDI), defined as the daily levels of a nutrient sufficient enough to meet the requirements of 97-98 percent of healthy individuals in the U.S. However, the FDA has not created an RDI for suggested daily servings of CBD.
In order to comply with FDA regulations, HempMeds® does not list an RDI of our own, nor do we provide a Daily Value (%DV) of CBD for any of our products. Rather, we recommend our customers do their own research from a source they can trust and consult their doctor or specialist to determine their own ideal daily CBD levels.
Once you decide on your individual target CBD number, the HempMeds® team can begin helping you determine which hemp oil supplements are best for you. HempMeds® offers products with a range of CBD serving sizes – from the 1 mg of CBD per serving in our 1 oz Dixie Botanicals® tinctures to our 190 mg per serving RSHO™ Special Blend pure hemp oil oral applicators. You can also mix and match our products in your chosen supplement regimen to achieve your target CBD level each day.
Typically, our CBD hemp oil products come in three potency levels. With our lowest concentration of CBD per serving, between 1 and 3 mg, our hemp oil tinctures are an ultra portable way to add small amounts of CBD to your system throughout the day. Our medium range products, like our RSHO™ Liquid and our hemp oil capsules, are excellent once or twice daily additions to your diet, offering 31 and 25 mg of CBD, respectively. Finally, our RSHO™ oral applicators provide our highest levels of CBD, between 50 and 190 mg, depending on the label you choose.
When starting any new supplement routine, it is suggested you start low and go slow. Once you determine the CBD levels you’d like to achieve each day, start below that number and work your way up, taking a larger serving every week or so. When you hit your predetermined daily serving size, you can decide if you’d like to continue increasing or stay where you are. This will help you dial in the daily CBD serving that works best for you.
There are a number of reasons to take a daily serving of CBD from hemp oil products, but the most prominent among them is that a hemp oil supplement helps augment the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote balance within its systems.
When absorbed by the body, CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis through the manipulation of a number of the body’s functions, like sleep, appetite, and immune function.
It can take a couple of minutes to a couple of hours after use for the effects of CBD to fully appear, depending on serving size and method of application, among other factors that affect the rate of absorption by the body.
Although our customers often report noticing effects as early as their first serving of CBD hemp oil, CBD, like all cannabinoids, can build up in the body and cause an increase in cannabinoid receptors, making the endocannabinoid system more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids.
Once the endocannabinoid is supplemented in this way, it is able to function more efficiently, optimizing the body’s performance each day. Although it is not critical to supplement the endocannabinoid system daily, doing so may increase the effectiveness of CBD and the endocannabinoid system.