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CBD can be a lifestyle staple for many, but this does not mean that it is a size-fits-all type of compound.

CBD is not dangerous, of course. It has not been reported as a product that carries bad side effects. I

t is not easy to overdose on CBD. CBD is virtually guilt-free; non-psychoactive, non-habit forming, and any adverse effects experienced tend to be rare and mild.

CBD’s effects are cumulative, multi-faceted, and not apparent until gradual, habitual use begins to settle in.

Nevertheless, for some users, particularly those who enjoy CBD for a balanced mood and keep anxiety at bay, the benefits experienced are more immediate and apparent than those who need pain management or want their joints to function better.

But figuring out how much CBD to take is not precisely like weighing your nutritional options or counting calories.

CBD has its own “culture,” so to speak; taking it requires a bit of knowledge of how the compound works in the body, how your body may respond to it, and what would occasion a higher or lower dose.

Read on to summarize what number may work best for you as you experiment with CBD products.

How To Calculate Your Dosage

Let’s get one thing out of the way before we delve into the numbers: you may be wondering if it is possible to overdose on CBD.

Is it possible to unintentionally overdo it? Is there a line that could be crossed? And if so, how bad could it get?

The answer to the first question posed above: the likelihood of an overdose is very low.

Think about water. Have you ever heard of anyone overdosing on H20? Well, maybe you have!  With enough effort, the human body can be hazardous with even something like water if an excessive and egregious amount is consumed.

Even if overdosing on water is possible, we are not about to see a large-scale campaign to warn consumers about the dangers of water.

CBD, while not water, is similar in this sense. The amount of CBD needed to be consumed would be so overwhelming that it could not happen by accident. 

So the overdose question, hopefully, is put to bed. But this still leaves open the question of what a correct dose is?

The answer may lie in your body composition. For example, an in-shape male standing about 5 feet 9 inches, and about 160 lbs, will probably require a different dosage from a powerlifter at 6 feet and 250 lbs, who will also need a different dosage from a petite female at 5’3” and 105 lbs. 

Check out the chart below, which can be helpful if you are starting and curious about managing a daily CBD dosing regimen.  

What Will Affect Your Level of Intake

The chart above is a great starting point. However, you may be wondering if this could change based on a particular need, like joint health, anxiety, pain, or nighttime/restless sleep.

The answer to this is… maybe! This is where trial and error is a pretty necessary thing to do to factor into your choices. 

It could help you get more mileage out of your CBD product, as unsatisfying as that is.

But, on the other hand, you may find that a mere 30mg of CBD is all you need to manage day-to-day stress, prolonging your product’s shelf-life and giving you more bang for your buck.

Therefore, it is best to start at a low dose and experiment a little. Starting at 100 mg is not advised, not because it would be dangerous, but because it could simply be wasteful and warp your perception of what works and what does not! 

How Concerned Should I Be About Side Effects?

The short answer? Be unconcerned. Some rare reports of side effects have included drowsiness, diarrhea, and nausea when taking CBD.

But, of course, the rarity of these cases is what has made CBD so popular to begin with, as the bar for “entry” into the CBD world is pretty low. 

Again, best practices are starting low and working your way up. At PureKana, we like to start at around 20-25 mg. 

What To Expect With Certain Doses?

At 20 mg, you may notice a feeling of wellness, improved mood, and less onset of aches and pains that you may experience in day-to-day life.

However, it is essential to understand that CBD is often a cumulative product and requires a regular, daily regimen to maximize benefits and effects.

So, be patient with your CBD, and it will pay off for you! 

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