Edibles Dosing Guide: How many mg of CBD is a good dose?
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CBD edibles are not only fun but they’re convenient and may come with their own unique benefits, which is why they’re quickly becoming a popular choice. If you’re interested in trying CBD edibles, you may have a few questions when it comes to dosing, their effects, and more. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on a flavorful path into the world of edibles that are rich with CBD.
How many mg of CBD is a good daily dose?
CBD is unique in the fact that not one universal dosage works for everyone. Not only do all people have their own individual reasons for taking CBD, but the way that each of us utilize CBD through the endocannabinoid system can differ. In a review published in 2017, researchers found that different people can respond in different ways to similar doses of CBD. How you experience CBD can also vary depending on factors like:
- Body chemistry
- Whether the product is full-spectrum or CBD isolate
- The concentration of the product
For this reason, starting with a lower milligram dose and adjusting slowly with more edibles is the best plan of action. As you adjust your CBD dosage, monitor the effects you experience. Healthline recommends starting out at about 30mg a day, and then slowly increasing your dosage by a few milligrams at a time. Small 5mg gummies or chocolates can be easiest when attempting to incrementally increase dosage over time.
How many CBD gummies should I eat?
One of the nice things about edibles is most make it relatively easy to know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you’re getting. CBD gummies are an excellent example, and determining how many you should eat is pretty easy. For example, Monarch and the Milkweed Gummies contain 10mg of CBD each. If you are just starting out, you may try eating just two gummies, and simply eat another gummy to increase your dose as needed over time.
How much CBD chocolate should I eat?
Similar to gummies, CBD-infused chocolate is pretty easy to dose. This is a good breakdown when it comes to dosing CBD chocolate, or all CBD edibles for that matter:
- 5-10mg – this amount is adequate for those that are newer to CBD or those that know they only need a small amount to notice an effect.
- 20-30mg – this is about the standard single serving recommendation.
- +50mg – this would be considered a large serving size.
Are CBD edibles made from CBD isolate just as good as full-spectrum edibles?
Getting to know the difference between edibles made with CBD isolate and full-spectrum CBD is important. What’s the difference between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD? Essentially, CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its bare form. On the other hand, full-spectrum hemp extract contains CBD + varied amounts of other constituents of the hemp plant, such as other cannabinoids like CBG (cannabigerol) or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Edibles made with isolated CBD are good for those who prefer to avoid THC completely. Of course, the amount of THC in a full-spectrum CBD product is marginal; concentrations must be below 0.3 percent to stay within legal limits—nowhere near enough to intoxicate you.
Full-spectrum hemp-infused products are popular because the constituents in the hemp plant are thought to work together in harmony or somehow support one another to deliver more benefits. This collaboration in the body is often referred to as the entourage effect.
What are the effects of CBD edibles?
Every individual can have a different experience with edibles, but most experience some sort of relief from whatever they may be facing. You should expect the effects to show up within about an hour, possibly longer. CBD edibles won’t leave you feeling “high” or intoxicated. The most common feelings associated with taking CBD are:
- relaxation and/or slight drowsiness
- more prolonged relief compared to inhalation
- no psychoactive effects
Looking for High-Quality CBD Edibles to Try for Yourself?
Edibles are such a fun way to get your dose of CBD, and they are often a comfortable preference for first-timers. Here at Vermont Hempicurean, we offer everything from CBD lollipops and cookies to CBD mints and gummies, all of which are made with CBD sourced from the highest-quality hemp.