Ah, sleep. Something we covet as adults yet take for granted as children.
Kind of like Pokemon, right? You know, gotta catch 'em all? As in... catch all those... Zzz's?
Eh, you get it. But seriously, nowadays, a good night's sleep can be difficult to track down. And we all know just how important sleep quality is too.
Luckily, we might just have the solution to finding you better sleep. And helping you stay asleep at night.
Curious? Intrigued? Confused by that Pokemon reference? Then keep reading to find out what we've got in store for you! (No more Pokemon references, we swear.)
Standard CBD usage
We wish we had a simple answer to your question, "How much CBD oil should I take?" Or, "How many CBD gummies are right for me?"
But unfortunately, we can't give you a simple answer. Because CBD is a pretty nuanced kind of thing.
A lot of it will depend on your own personal data. So, how many CBD gummies you take will differ between each and every consumer.
But fret not! We're still here to help you navigate your own unique CBD dosage. Besides, we, and all of cannabinoid research for that matter, want you to have a restful sleep too!
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Factors that decide the right amount of CBD for you
Consider these factors when deciding on what kind of CBD product to use. And find the sweet spot that will get rid of that pesky insomnia!
Your body weight is an important factor for any kind of FDA drug test or prescription medications. It's like how "lightweights" tend to drink less because they feel the buzz sooner and "heavyweights" need more alcohol to have fun.
CBD is the same way. You can always use your body weight as a starting point, then work your way up or down.
Here's a general baseline if you're having trouble knowing where to start. Keep in mind that these numbers are used to determine mild effects:
- If you're under 130 lbs, you can have up to 11 mg
- If you're 130 to 230 lbs, you can have up to 18 mg
- If you're above 230 lbs, you can have up to 23 mg
Hopefully, you noticed the emphasis on "general" in the previous statement. But when asking yourself how many CBD gummies to take, this is as good a starting point as any.
How your body processes CBD gummies depends on your metabolism too. You can look at your daily activity for guidance on whether you tend to have a fast or slow metabolism.
But here's a quick tip on how you can make CBD work for you: Take a CBD gummy on an empty stomach if you're looking for quicker results.
Or, if you'd like to slow it down, eat a meal before you take your CBD gummy. And increase the bioavailability of all its active ingredients.
Potency of your CBD gummies
CBD gummies will, of course, garner a different reaction from everybody. But maybe the CBD products you've chosen out have a higher potency than the average amount.
If that's the case, always take into consideration that increased potency. And use this as a guide when navigating the terrain of moderate and strong effects.
- If you're below 130 lbs, take 12-14 mg for moderate effects and 15-17 mg of CBD for strong effects
- If you're 130-230 lbs, take 19-23 mg for moderate effects and 24-27 mg of CBD for strong effects
- If you're over 230 lbs, take 24-30 mg for moderate effects and 31-25 mg of CBD for strong effects
Again, a general guide. But a good starting point for anyone interested in taking CBD!
Why are you taking CBD gummies?
There could be a number of reasons why you're taking CBD products. You might be interested in relieving chronic pain and pain perception, falling asleep, addressing a specific medical condition like Dravet syndrome, or reducing anxiety - who are we to say?
So, once again, your intent will determine your CBD use. Whether you're looking for pain relief or simply a more natural sleep aid than cough medicine, always be sure to ask your doctor before incorporating CBD into your routine.
(If you want a more definitive answer than that, keep reading! That's right, we're just casually tossing you some bread crumbs along the way...)
How CBD works with your system
At the end of the day, you know your body best. Maybe you've taken CBD oils or CBD products before and too much has messed with your digestive system.
Or maybe, you didn't get as many CBD gummies as you needed to help you even out your sleep cycles. Either way, only you will know your best dosage based on your body's unique chemistry.
Always be cautious and observant of any unwanted or negative effects when taking CBD. After all, you're just looking to fall asleep and be lulled into a sweet slumber!
The bioavailability of your CBD products
Okay, you're probably thinking, "What the heck is bioavailability?!" Well, we've got you covered!
Bioavailability is just a fancy way of measuring the leftover amount of CBD in your system. So between CBD gummies, CBD vapes, CBD oil, and more, there are different levels of bioavailability accompanied.
CBD gummies actually offer the lowest bioavailability of all. But you can always up the bioavailability of your CBD gummies by pairing it with fatty acids like industrial hemp oil or eating them with a nutritious and hearty meal.
Whether you're using Full Spectrum CBD gummies or CBD isolate
Well, actually, there are three main types of CBD. There's Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.
Each of these are differentiated by their various extraction methods. So let's break them down one by one.
Full Spectrum CBD contains all of the good stuff that organic hemp is made up. So cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and some traces of THC to make for a cannabis extract enriched in extra goodies.
In fact, those extra compounds are what makes Full Spectrum CBD the most effective. Consumers note the entourage effect or therapeutic effects of this cannabidiol and can even predict a more accurate dosage for some.
Broad Spectrum CBD is similar to Full Spectrum, but it lacks THC due to its extraction method. It still retains the other cannabinoids from the hemp source but otherwise focuses in definition as a lack of THC.
CBD Isolate is good ol' pure CBD. This type of CBD is most popular since it contains no THC whatsoever and is commonly infused into some of the best CBD gummies, CBD oil, CBD pet products, hemp edibles, and more.
A general guide to CBD gummies
Okay, we tossed you a few breadcrumbs in terms of dosage based on your body weight and more. But here's a general guide for your dosage on CBD gummies when it comes to targeting your intended effects (you're welcome!).
CBD gummies for sleep
When it comes to the best CBD gummies for sleep, most will opt for a dosage of 10 mg to 25 mg. Not only will these gummies act fast and help signal the body's endocannabinoid system.
It will also help folks get better sleep and stay asleep through the night. That being said, if you're looking for a CBD gummy that will help you fall asleep, try taking said gummy or gummies a couple hours before bedtime.
CBD gummies for anxiety
We feel pretty confident in saying that anxiety sucks. But with CBD oil and CBD gummies, anxiety is a lot more manageable.
A typical CBD dosage meant to target anxiety is anywhere between 15 mg to 30 mg. But if you find that your endocannabinoid system needs a little more coaxing, you can always increase your dosage by taking another CBD gummy later on.
CBD gummies for inflammation
Want a fun fact about inflammation? The endocannabinoid system in our bodies actually allows us to maintain homeostasis.
But inflammation is what throws that homeostasis out of whack. So, fittingly, CBD gummies and CBD oil are there to restore it.
Because inflammation can range from a single spot to your entire body, it's best to take 50 mg to 150 mg of CBD. But again, always consult your doctor as too many CBD gummies can lead to negative or unwanted effects.
CBD gummies for daily focus
For daily focus, try starting with 5mg to 15mg of CBD. Pairing that cannabidiol gummy or CBD oil with your morning coffee can help get rid of any caffeine jitters.
And that small amount should hit the sweet spot of focus. Not midday sleep.
Tips on finding your correct amount of CBD
The world of CBD is large. So hopefully, once you find a non-GMO gummy or gummies that fit your sleep-related and insomnia needs, you can use these tips to figure out the perfect dosage for you.
Purchase high-potency and high-quality CBD gummies
The last thing you want are low-quality CBD gummies. And while it's important to start small, getting CBD gummies with a higher potency can actually be helpful for testing throughout the day.
Especially for those who suffer from insomnia. That way, you can portion out a larger amount.
You know, take a little here at the end of the day. Then maybe another to get you into that deep sleep you've been craving.
When you start with lower potency, upping your dosage also means upping your sugar intake. So a higher potency helps to alleviate that extra obstacle especially when you're just looking for a goodnight's sleep.
Gradually increase the amount you take in small increments
If CBD gummies are something new to you, feel free to start as low as you want. You can always up your dosage as you go.
But just be sure not to take a significantly bigger amount than the day before. Sure, you might get some sleep in there.
But you want your body to be introduced to these CBD gummies as gently as possible. So yes, patience is key. (Something you'll hear a lot around here when it comes to CBD.)
Try splitting low amounts of CBD throughout the day
If you're not quite sure how your body will react to CBD gummies, try small amounts throughout the day. This way, your body will start to understand what those CBD gummies are there to do.
And by the time it comes for you to sleep, you'll already be lulled into a relaxing slumber. We know it can be overwhelming or frustrating to think of CBD gummies as this trial-and-error thing.
Especially when all you want to do is sleep. But trust us that your body and sleep schedule will thank you as you take this process gently.
Because at the end of the day, your body and the way it reacts to CBD is unique. There's no one-size-fits-all business around here!
Let CBD catch you those sweet Zzzz's
Sleep is a sacred thing. So it's only fair and deserved that you'd like a good night's rest!
The path of CBD gummies can feel long and arduous at times. But taking the process slowly and understanding how CBD can best work for you will far outweigh any headache along the way.
So as your sleep schedule continues to shift throughout your life, know that CBD can be there to help you along the way. So long as you're patient and willing to take your time with it.
And if all else fails, just lull yourself to sleep by repeating "CBD, CBD, CBD," over and over again in your head. Just kidding! (But let us know if that works too.)
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