There's a lot of confusion in the CBD world around dosing and it's not surprising. All the talk around milliliters and milligrams and how many milligrams per milliliter - it's overwhelming! We're here to clear it up.
The short answer is: there is no standard dose for CBD. There are general recommendations to start anywhere from 10-25mg per dose but it really comes down to each person's endocannabinoid system (ECS). We've talked about the ECS before, but as a refresher, it's a series of receptors that runs through our body that is responsible for many of our most basic functions: mood, sleep, appetite, nervous system and more. When you take CBD you are bringing balance to that ECS and allowing the systems it's responsible for to function more affectively. It's why many people experience multiple benefits when supplementing with a top quality CBD product.
The thing is, everyone's ECS system has a different sensitivity level. So that's really what determines what dose you should take. It's not based necessarily on typical things like size, weight, gender, age etc. It's based on how sensitive your ECS is.
If you're new to CBD, what we recommend is to start with a low dose (around 10mg) and stick with that for a few days. Check in with how you feel and then increase by another 10mg if you feel like you need more. Slowly work your way up until you find that sweet spot, and once you do, stick there. Taking more and more CBD will not offer a more medicinal result, once you find your dose, that's the one to adhere to.
The other aspect to take into account is that different forms of CBD have varying levels of bioavailability. Bioavailability is just a fancy word for how much your body is able to actually absorb. Vaping and smoking have some of the highest bioavailability at between 34-45%. Next up are tinctures which are between 12-36%. Tinctures are best held under the tongue for 30-60 seconds. And last are edibles. Edibles go through your digestive system and have bioavailability anywhere from 6-20%.
So it's important to keep in mind that if you're supplementing with 20mg of CBD, for example, the body is absorbing only a percentage of that based on the method you choose.
Below is a video with a short roundup of what we just went over.
Also included below is the breakdown of dosing for our three Aurelian tinctures. Our droppers come with measurements so we broke down how much CBD you're getting for each dropper setting and for each tincture.