I get this question all the time. How many CBD gummies should I eat, Adam? Is there a common 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. But how is CBD gummy dosing determined? Let’s find out below!
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 85 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.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another primary component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract. Other cannabinoids you may not have heard of:
- Cannabigerols (CBG)
- Cannabichromenes (CBC)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabinodiol (CBDL)
- Cannabicyclol (CBL)
- Cannabielsoin (CBE)
- Cannabitriol (CBT)
How Does CBD work?
Cannabinoids work in the body by interacting with specific receptors present on the surface of cells.
Your central nervous system is where these receptors are found. The two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2.
The effects of cannabinoids 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.
Due to this, CBD has shown promise 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 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.
How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?
Now that we know something about how and why CBD works, lets explore effective 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, just 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 research can be obfuscated by the sheer mass of interest.
Just consider the variations of treatment pathways: oral (gummies/capsules), topical, sub-lingual, suppository. Now compound that by the completely different ailments being treated! Wildly different things, like anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, to pain management and seizures.
Then think about the perspective patients, from children to the elderly. Right off the bat one gets an idea of how diverse a range effective dosing can correlate to. This is further hampered by the lack of standardization in over‐the‐counter CBD products and their unregulated labeling of doses.
Where should we start? Let’s take a look at scannable QR codes and two of the most common ailments to answer the question of how many CBD gummies should I eat?
Scannable QR Codes
I just mentioned there is a lack of standardization and an issue with incorrectly labeled doses, but what does this mean? First, 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 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.
Second, and most importantly, how is this purity and lack of toxins proven? 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 readout of the EXACT chemical analysis of the product.
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.
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/d 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 use cost prohibitive.
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 products you buy from us, because they work!
If you would like to learn more about gummies for sleep disorders, follow this link.
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 a medical professional 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 scanable QR code. Without this you will have no idea what you are putting into your body.
Don’t be fooled into spending an arm and a leg on products with too much or too little CBD in them. The sweet spot for gummy administration is around 45mg. Be careful taking much more than this, unless you are used to taking CBD gummies!
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