Who comes up with the serving size recommendations for CBD supplements?
Most likely, the manufacturer chose it based on personal experience or following suit with the industry.
Although serving size recommendations are all over the board, nobody is necessarily right or wrong.
There's No One Size Fits All Serving Size
Think of CBD like coffee.
How much can you drink without feeling an effect? How much does it take to send you up the wall with jitters?
Chances are your answer is different from your friends, coworkers and family.
With any natural substance, the amount needed to reach a certain effect is unique to each person. Not only do people take CBD for different reasons, but many things be going on inside the body and contributing to the overall result.
Find Your CBD “Sweet Spot”
Finding the best serving size for your body can be a challenge at first, but it's worth the effort. When it comes to our health, we want to make sure we’re taking enough to be effective without overdoing it.
With CBD oil, it’s important to know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone needs to experiment with their serving size to figure out what works best for their body.
Start Low, Then Grow
If you haven’t introduced CBD to your body before, it might not be the best idea to go all-in right away with a large amount of daily CBD.
The body seems to need one or two weeks of consistent daily CBD, for those compounds to build up and become more noticeable. Taking more CBD than your body needs is okay, however, you may not want to waste precious CBD oil by taking too much.
So, we suggest starting with the product’s recommended serving size for the first one to two weeks. The serving size should be located on the product’s label.
After that time, assess how the product is working for you. If you’re not satisfied, increase how much CBD oil you’re taking for the next week. Continue this pattern until you reach your “sweet spot”.
For many people, the recommended serving size seems to be enough, but others report taking 2-4 times more.
How Many Milligrams of CBD am I Taking?
It’s easy to keep track of how much of the product you’re using per serving.
What’s not so easy is figuring out how much CBD is in that serving.
Most CBD products have nutrition facts, which shows how much CBD is in each of their recommended servings. However, if you’re taking a custom amount, a little math may be required.
When you find your CBD sweet spot, it’s a good idea to figure out how much CBD is in it. This will make things easier later if you decide to try a different product and want to start at the serving size you know works for you.