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CBD Dosage

Frequently asked questions

Everyone reacts differently to CBD and has their own dosage sweet spot. Therefore, there isn’t a CBD oil dosage calculator in the UK that suits everyone. Some people require a high dose and only respond well to certain product types. Others require a low dose and can use a wide range of different products. The way you use CBD and the dosage that suits your needs is completely unique to you.

While there isn’t an exact dose you should be aiming for, the universal golden rule of CBD is to start low and slowly grow. This means when you first get started with CBD, it’s always best to start with a low dose. You can then build up your dosage until you reach your sweet spot. This is when you begin to feel the results you’re looking for. At this point, you should stop increasing your dose and be consistent with what you’re taking. If you’re planning to use CBD oils, we recommend a starter CBD oil dosage of one drop three times per day. Building on this, you can increase by one drop per interval per week. For example, on the second week, you would take two drops three times per day.

The start low and slowly grow rule also applies to other product types. For example, if you’re interested in using patches, it’s best to begin with the 15mg options. You can then build up to the high strength 30mg patches if necessary. Some people also cut patches in half or wear multiple patches at a time. Trying these options is part of the building up process and can help you work out the perfect dosage for your needs. This concept also applies to other popular CBD products like gummies and tablets.

If you’re a new CBD user, the ideal starter CBD oil dosage is one drop three times per day. If this doesn’t provide you with your desired results, you can increase the dosage incrementally. Our recommendation is to increase your dosage by one drop per interval per week. This means that on your second week of using CBD oil, you would take two drops three times per day. You can then continue increasing in this manner for up to eight weeks, or until you hit your sweet spot. As soon as you start to feel the benefits you’re looking for, it’s time to stop increasing your dose. This is because CBD works on a bell curve, so taking too much can cause adverse effects.

If you have been gradually increasing your dose over the course of eight weeks and still feel no results, you may need a different product. For example, if you began using our Green CBD Oil (2.5%), you may want to move up to our Blue CBD Oil (5%). Or, you could try something with a similar strength but a different cannabinoid profile, such as our CBG oil with CBD and CBDa (3%). When you start a new, stronger product, we recommend going back to basics. This means starting with one drop three times per day and building up in the same way as before. Taking this approach helps you avoid the risk of overloading your system with too much CBD too quickly.

For some people, traditional CBD oils aren’t the most suitable product. Some users respond better to alternative options, such as patches, gummies, or vape liquids. Others find that a combination of different products provides them with their desired results. If you’re struggling to find your CBD sweet spot with oils alone, you may benefit from adding other products to your routine. The most suitable option to add depends on your needs, preferences, and reasons for using CBD products. If you need help finding the best product balance for you, feel free to reach out for help. We have a dedicated team of Simply Experts who want to help you get the most out of your CBD journey. You can also get advice from the members of our community support group on Facebook.

The amount of time a CBD dosage will last depends on multiple factors. For example, if you’re using CBD oil, the typical amount of time it will take for the effects to wear off is between four and six hours. However, it can happen sooner or take longer depending on how your body responds to and processes CBD. We advise splitting your CBD oil dosage into three increments throughout the day. The CBD content is actually present in your body for much longer than the effects last. While you may stop feeling the effects after around four to six hours, the CBD can stay in your system for up to five days.

The four to six hour dose also applies to some other types of CBD products, such as gummies and tablets. Other products are designed to last for longer periods of time. For example, our CBD patches deliver the available CBD content for up to 36 hours. The exact amount of time it takes for the effects of a CBD patch to wear off can differ between individuals. However, due to the way they’re designed, the effects should last for at least 12 hours. Depending on how your body responds to the product, you may still feel the benefits for three times as long. After you reach the 36 hour mark of wearing a CBD patch, you can expect to need a new dose. These long lasting effects make CBD patches one of the most convenient options, as they don’t require frequent top ups.

If you’re new to the world of CBD, you’re likely searching for a low dose product to get started on your journey. At Simply CBD, we offer a wide range of beginner-friendly products that all offer a low, buildable dose. For example, our Liquid Gold CBD Oil is considered a low dose product. It has a strength of 2% and provides 1mg of CBD per drop. Other low dose options in our range include our Light CBD Oil (2.1%) and our Green CBD Oil (2.5%). These options provide 1.1mg and 1.25mg of CBD per drop, respectively. For the sake of comparison, our high strength Platinum CBD Oil has a strength of 20% and provides 10mg of CBD per drop. We also offer low dose patches, salves, and vape liquids in our starter range.

The strength of a CBD product isn’t the only factor that contributes to a low dose. It also depends how much of any given product you’re taking per day. For example, you may take one drop three times per day, or five drops three times per day, depending on how your body responds. The dose you’re taking increases with the number of drops, despite the strength of the product staying the same. Therefore, you could be using a low strength product but still ingesting a high daily dose of CBD. It’s important to note that UK safety guidelines state that you should take no more than 70mg of CBD per day. Therefore, 70mg is considered a high daily dose of CBD.

Due to the fact that everyone’s body reacts differently to CBD entering the system, there is no standard dose of CBD. You may find that after building up your dose over time, three drops three times per day of 5% oil works for you. However, this may be far too much or far too little for other users. Additionally, while you may only require one product, others may need a combination to reach their desired results. This is why there’s no CBD oil dosage calculator in the UK that works for each individual.

While there’s no standard dose for CBD, there is a starter dose that all CBD oil users can start off with. Begin with one drop three times per day for the first week of use. If you get to the second week and feel you need a higher dose, increase the dosage to two drops three times per day. You can then continue this process for up to eight weeks. Once you find a dose that works for you, make sure to stop increasing it. This is because your endocannabinoid system works on a bell curve, so taking too much can overload it. If you overload your system, you may end up feeling the opposite of the effects you were looking for (see CBD dosage chart for more info). This is also true of other types of CBD products, such as gummies, tablets, and patches. Therefore, it’s important to start low and slowly grow no matter which type of CBD product you start out with.