How much CBD should I be taking? It’s a seemingly simple question with a myriad of possible answers.
Like with most things cannabidiol-related, preferred serving size is unique to each person and related to what their individual endocannabinoid system needs. Prior to starting with CBD, like with adding any dietary supplement, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor to make sure it will complement your existing vitamin and supplement routine. You always want to check with your doctor about whether CBD can interfere with any medications you’re currently taking.
With that said, Bluebird typically recommends starting at about 15 drops, which equates to 0.5 mL of CBD oil. This serving includes 4.2 mg of cannabinoids plus all the other goodness found in full-spectrum hemp extract like terpenes, flavonoids, and omega fatty acids. It’s also easier than ever to measure your serving of CBD with Bluebird’s new graduated bottle droppers, which display the unit of measurement directly on the dropper.
Once you’ve identified your ideal serving of CBD, we usually recommend taking that serving twice a day for a period of two weeks to get started. As you go, keep a journal and jot down how you’re feeling before and about an hour after taking CBD. If you don’t think you’re getting the desired effect, you can gradually start upping your serving size by about 5 drops. Conversely, if you’re finding the impact a bit too potent, you’ll want to reduce the amount of each serving. Find the balance that works for you.
For those who have been taking CBD for a longer period of time, you may find that you want to adjust your serving size as time goes on. Just repeat the process above and figure out a new customization that feels right. If you find yourself having to take larger servings than you care to swallow, you can also consider switching over to a concentrated CBD blend, which has six times the concentration of CBD per serving, or 25 mg per milliliter.
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