I get this question all the time. How many CBD gummies should I eat, Dale? Is there a common CBD dosage amount? How much CBD does it take to work?
A good rule of thumb is to follow the recommendations on the packaging of your product. Exceeding these recommendations is not advised.
CBD gummies are popular, because they work. However, you need to know proper dosing. How is CBD gummy dosing determined, though? You need to take into account your body weight, the mg of CBD (amount of CBD) in the CBD gummies, and your tolerance for the CBD gummies.
Let’s find out below how to figure all of this out.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a compound (also known as Cannabidiol) derived from Hemp, which is a member of the cannabis plant family. These compounds are classified as cannabinoids. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 124 are termed cannabinoids.
The most infamous of these compounds is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), which is the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. If you haven’t been in a coma for the last 100 years, you’ve heard of THC.
Industrial Hemp and marijuana are two different plants within the cannabis plant species.
Marijuana contains high amounts of THC, while hemp typically contains high amounts of CBD, and almost no THC. In fact, hemp contains such a small amount of THC that there are no psychoactive effects.
In order for CBD products, like CBD gummies, to be legal, they must come from hemp. CBD may also come from marijuana, but it will have high amounts of THC – and require the possession of a medical marijuana card.
On the other hand, you can go buy CBD gummies online, or in a store, right now if you wanted.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another primary component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract of hemp. Other cannabinoids you may not have heard of:
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabinodiol (CBDL)
- Cannabicyclol (CBL)
- Cannabielsoin (CBE)
- Cannabitriol (CBT)
All of these cannabinoids offer different benefits. In fact, since CBD became legalized, researchers continually find new benefits that these cannabinoids offer our bodies.
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Essentially, although hemp and CBD has been around for thousands of years, we are only recently figuring out the true benefits of CBD.
CBD gummies are only one form of CBD. CBD oil (aka CBD drops) is another popular form. Whether it’s gummies, or CBD oil, or any other CBD edible, you need to know the right dosage, though, before you take CBD gummies.
How Does CBD work?
This is where things get interesting.
Cannabinoids work in the body by interacting with specific receptors present on the surface of cells. These receptors make up what’s called the Endocannabinoid System.
Your central nervous system is mainly where these receptors are found. They can also be found in some organs.
The two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
The benefits of CBD we feel will depend on the area of the brain involved. Effects on the limbic system may improve memory, cognition and psychomotor performance.
Effects on the mesolimbic or “reward” pathway can affect pleasure responses and pain perception.
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Due to this, products like CBD gummies or CBD oil, have shown great potential in helping people deal with a multitude of conditions, from anxiety, to seizures, to pain relief.
The Entourage Effect
The entourage effect is another key component in making CBD so potent.
Studies since the late 90’s have indicated that CBD will modify the effects of other compounds it is combined with. The findings led researchers to the development of a hypothesis: biological products, when combined with cannabinoids, have increased activity.
In other words, the entirety of the effect is greater than the sum effects of its contributing parts!
This is why combinations of CBD gummies mixed with other homeopathic compounds are so popular and effective.
‘Sleep’ by New Phase Blends is a perfect example of this, which combines CBD with melatonin. The CBD simply enhances what the melatonin is already doing: telling the brain it’s time to sleep.
Several things will determine how well these CBD gummies work, like:
- mg of CBD in the product
- your bodyweight
- total CBD mg per gummy
- tolerance to CBD dosage (First time using CBD? CBD veteran?)
Let’s pivot into figuring out the proper dosage of CBD people should use to achieve things like pain relief, or anxiety reduction.
How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?
Now that we know something about how and why CBD works, lets explore effective CBD dosing. To date, its effective dose in different disease states remains unclear. Why is this?
Simply put, not enough longitudinal studies have been conducted. CBD, more specifically hemp, only recently became federally legal with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Now that it’s not a controlled substance, quality studies are starting to come out. The problem is that CBD has so much potential that researchers simply can’t keep up with the demand for research. The benefits of CBD are definitely real, we just need more time to finish proper peer reviewed studies.
Consider Bodyweight When Taking CBD Gummies
First, consider the variations of treatment pathways: oral (CBD gummies/ CBD oil), topical, and sub-lingual. When you eat CBD, you likely need more than when applying it to your skin. This is because your digestive system destroys a lot of the nutrients you eat – including CBD.
Your bodyweight will determine how much CBD you need. For example, a heavier person will likely need to eat more CBD than someone who does not weight as much. This is pretty normal across all medications and supplements – not just CBD gummies.
Consider using about .25mg of CBD per pound of body weight at a time. For example, if I weigh 200 pounds, I would take 50mg of CBD gummies per dosage of CBD.
This is typically a great starting point for most people.
Pay attention to the number of gummies you eat, too. One gummy may only come in 25mg form. In this instance, you would need to eat two CBD gummies for the intended effect (25mg x 2 = 50mg).
As a general rule of thumb, the more your body weight, the most CBD you may need.
Why Are You Taking CBD?
Next figure out what prompted you to eat a CBD gummy to being with. Is it pain reduction you are after? Maybe you need help sleeping. Is your anxiety sky rocketing lately?
There are popular reasons people turn to CBD gummies.
Sleep / Anxiety Dosage
Large scale sleep studies using CBD are finally becoming mainstream. A good example comes out of the Permanente Journal in January of 2019.
The doses used in this study were 25 mg/day to 175 mg/day. The results were extremely promising, with 79% of the study group reporting better sleep and decreased anxiety at the conclusion of the three 3 month trial.
Other notable studies have used much higher dosages and produced impressive results as well, but we feel these doses (100, 300, and 900 mg/day) are not realistic for two reasons.
The first is that in our experience lower doses appear to elicit an adequate patient response. Second, the current retail cost of CBD would make the cost of use extremely high.
It was this research that led to the design of the New Phase Blends ‘Sleep’ product.
So, the answer to how many CBD gummies should I eat, according to New Phase Blends, is ONE per night.
This will give you 45mg of premium CBD with a melatonin blend. You WILL enjoy the flavor and you WILL enjoy restful sleep. A money back guarantee is included with all CBD gummies you buy from us, because they work!
One gummy will likely be a good amount, regardless of your bodyweight. These CBD gummies also come in a CBD oil form. The mg of CBD per serving in these products is somewhat high, but not too high.
The synergistic effect in a dose of CBD mixed with melatonin works extremely well. This means your CBD products do not have to have as high of a dose of CBD in order to achieve an intended effect.
Learn more about taking sleep gummies to aid in getting a great night’s rest.
Age as a Factor in the Dosage of CBD
Due to the nature of CBD, it is highly recommended that only people of the age 18 and older use them. While it may be possible for younger people to take CBD gummies, I would highly recommend consulting with your doctor before you let your child take them.
People of all ages are beginning to flock to CBD gummies to find relief from things like pain and sleep deprivation.
That said, the most popular age group seems to be those 45 years and older.
Only Use Legitimate CBD Products from Legitimate Companies
There are many CBD gummies from many CBD brands out there, so how do you know which ones to buy?
Take a look at the following…
Extraction Methods of the CBD Gummies
CBD is derived through various means from the Hemp plant. While there are pros and cons to each extraction method, we at New Phase Blends feel that supercritical CO2 extraction is by far the most beneficial.
It produces the highest quality concentration of CBD and is the safest extraction method, leaving behind no toxins or foreign residues.
Scannable QR Codes
How do you know for sure the amount of CBD in each gummy? Scanable QR codes!
Located on the container, or packaging of any legitimate product, is a QR code that can be read by your cell phone. The code will send to a lab testing report of the EXACT chemical analysis of the product.
Related article: How to Read a Certificate of Analysis
This is how a savvy buyer knows what he or she is putting in his or her body. It will also help answer the question of how many CBD gummies should I eat, because you’ll know the exact dosage and CBD mg per gummy.
Remember, there are many CBD gummies out there. Double check the CBD dosage per gummy on the lab report mentioned above.
Wrapping Up | How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?
Hopefully we’ve answered the question of how many CBD gummies should I eat in a helpful way!
To quickly review, lets go over the key points
ALWAYS consult with a doctor if you are going to supplement or discontinue your current medication with/for CBD.
Due to how CBD binds with different receptors, the effects of whatever you’re taking CBD with could be magnified.
Only buy products with a scannable QR code. Without this you will have no idea what the dose of CBD you are putting into your body is.
Don’t be fooled into spending an arm and a leg on products with too much or too little CBD in them, either. The sweet spot for gummy administration is around 45mg – depending on your bodyweight.
Be careful taking much more than this, unless you are used to taking CBD gummies for pain!
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