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CBD: How much do I need?

July 17, 2019

CBD: How much do I need?

When it comes to finding the right CBD dosage for individuals, experts agree that we are still learning. It depends on who you are and what you need it for. Determining the appropriate dosage is completely personal and that’s where the confusion enters the process.

With CBD there is no standard dosing amount or procedure, therefore there can be some trial and error before finding the right amount to produce the relief you seek.

With this in mind, we’ve created a simple guide to help you get started.

What are you looking for?

This may seem obvious, but it’s the perfect starting point. In other words, decide precisely what you’d like to get from the experience before purchasing. Why am I interested in trying CBD? What am I hoping it will do for me? For example; do you want to take CBD oil for arthritis? CBD for anxiety? General aches and pains? To sleep better? Answers to these questions will give you a baseline from which to start.

Keep your expectations in check.

Despite all the headlines that claim otherwise, CBD is not a cure-all. First, moderate your expectations of what CBD can do. Some people who try it say “I took CBD and didn’t feel anything.” If you take or apply topical CBD products like Keola, that do not contain any THC, you won’t feel a “buzz or high” that other CBD products containing levels of THC may give you.  We believe that a Broad Spectrum CBD product does not need the THC feeling to offer benefits. In fact, many of our customers want clean and clear heads so we make sure our products test 0% THC and we post independent lab tests on our site for each product and lot# to prove it.  Broad Spectrum (sometimes referred to as Full Spectrum) CBD has many beneficial properties, one can be reducing inflammation.  This may result in a decrease in aches or pains in some individuals.   It’s important to realize that your body needs to build up to it. Our suggestion is to take Keola CBD consistently for at least 10 days and then see how you feel, or what you no longer feel, in terms of the relief you are looking for.

Start with low dosages and take it slow.

Everybody is different. Not everyone has the same needs. Which equates to there is no one dose fits all rule. Begin with a small amount of CBD (our tinctures and 10 mg. gel caps are a great start) and gradually work your way up until you begin to experience the effect you’re seeking. This will aid you in understanding your unique tolerances and sensitivities.

No need to worry

CBD is non-toxic. New users should not be concerned about taking too much. There are almost no negative CBD side effects according to research. Starting with 10mg and working up from there is a good place to start as long as you give it the proper time to work.

Look for  “Full-Spectrum” or “Broad Spectrum”

Translation: Looking for products that simply claim to contain CBD is not the answer. Effective quality CBD oil for better health should contain as many of the active compounds from the source cannabis plant as possible. These compounds work together with your body to create the “entourage effect” which has far more benefits than just an extracted dose of CBD.

Does it make the grade?

Before purchasing, all reputable companies will have their products independently tested for purity and consistency. They will also make the results of these tests readily available.

Keep a Journal

As you experiment with the dosage of CBD, keep detailed notes to help you understand what works best for your needs. Track things like what times of day did you use it. What forms of CBD did you take (Oils, Capsules or Topical Balms)?  What were the specifics of the product, such as, the other ingredients it was formulated with?

This process will help you understand, in black and white, the information you’ll need to proceed with CBD to heal yourself. Enjoy the process of discovery as you begin your journey to experience some of the many benefits CBD can provide.

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