A general CBD oil dosage works great for overall health. But for those who have serious ailments, the perfect dosage can present a whole new lease on your health.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a plant compound found in hemp. Through various extraction methods, CBD is sourced from hemp plants and stalks to create an oil that offers tremendous health benefits. Once consumed, CBD acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.
Consistently taking the base recommended dosage of CBD (we suggest 4 drops, three times day with Superior Cannabinoid, for a total of 1 ml) offers overall well-being to balance the nervous system, promote mental clarity, support healthy inflammation response, and provide advanced antioxidant support. For those with specific health ailments, an increased CBD oil dosage is required to provide relief.
According to CannLabs, the nation’s top full-service testing lab for cannabis products, there is no established lethal CBD dose. The fact is, it’s impossible to overdose on CBD. The National Cancer Institute states, “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brain stem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.”
We’ve teamed up with formulator, Elizabeth Moriarty, to highlight eight prevalent ailments CBD offers relief for. With her extensive knowledge and background on hemp and its various compounds, we’ve provided the optimal CBD oil dosage needed to regain control of your health.
1. Increase Appetite In Cancer Patients
With cancer rates on the rise, so are the risks of chemotherapy. For patients who use chemo “therapy” as a means to combat cancer, a lost of appetite is a common side effect. This comes from chemo damaging cells and DNA, causing nausea, excessive vomiting, low energy, and the ECS to reduce appetite. CBD promotes appetite and gives cancer patients a desire to indulge in food, promoting proper nourishment and increasing the patient’s arsenal to combat illness.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: 2.5 mg of THC by mouth with or without 1 mg of CBD daily for six weeks
2. Alleviate Chronic Pain
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, all onset for different reasons. Pain can manifest in joints, muscles, organs, body cavities, bones, and ligaments; at times triggered by diseases such as Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.
Chronic diseases can be crippling and the associated pain can leave patients incapacitated and unable to function when flare-ups occur. Research shows that CBD can support healthy joint, muscle, and organ function and bring pain relief. By acting on the ECS, CBD impacts nociceptive pathways to significantly reduce inflammation — a leading cause of disease and chronic pain — and inhibit pain.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 2.5-20 mg CBD for an average of 25 days. Benefits are cumulative.
3. Offer Relief In Epilepsy
In 2015, a study in American Academy of Neurology provided the lab results of 137 seizure sufferers who used the FDA approved drug Epidiolex — a pharmaceutical oil-based extract of CBD. Ages ranged from two to 26 and provided the following results:
- Seizures decreased by an average of 54 percent in 137 people who completed 12 weeks on Epidiolex.
- Patients who had Dravet Syndrome (DS) responded more positively with a 63 percent decrease in seizures over 3 months.
- In 27 patients with atonic seizures (which are commonly seen in people with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) as well as other types of epilepsy), the atonic seizures decreased by 66.7 percent on average.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 200-300 mg of CBD daily for up to 4 1/2 months
4. Treat Movement Problems Associated With Huntington’s Disease
Huntington’s disease is an inherited central nervous system disorder that causes a degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Poor coordination, limited function abilities, and jerky, random, and uncontrollable movements are common manifestations.
Through acting on CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD slows the progression of neurodegeneration in Huntington’s disease. This is accomplished by limiting toxicity in microglial cells and suppressing inflammation to promote therapeutic relief in joints and muscles. This alleviates hyper-kinetic symptoms and works as a neuroprotector in degenerative diseases like Huntington’s disease.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 10 mg of CBD per 1 lb of weight, daily for six weeks
5. Regulate Sleep Disorders
Americans average 6.9 hours a sleep every night. Combine that with an inability to nap during the daytime due to work, long commutes, constant blue lights from when we wake until we fall asleep with our phones in our hands, and we’re leaning towards a health disaster. Sleep disorders range from insomnia — 70 million sufferers in the US alone, narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and delayed sleep phase syndrome.
Research shows CBD to be effective in treating sleep related issues. A 2015 study showed CBD’s ability to reduce nightmares in military personnel suffering from PTSD. CBD’s ability to act on the ECS may allow it to work with the body’s internal clock also.
Also, one study showed that when CBD was consumed with the lights on, it effectively increased alertness — well needed to to fight symptoms of sleep deprivation. Another study in 2013 showed that CBD was able to increase total sleep time in adult male rats during the night time.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 40-160 mg of CBD daily
6. Minimize Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Multiple Sclerosis is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. This leads to all sorts of health issues including vision loss, chronic pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination.
Compounds like non-psychoactive CBD deactivate the immune system, halting the violent assault on the central nervous system. When the immune system is calmed down, it no longer attacks your central nervous system.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 mg of a THC-CBD combination by mouth daily for 2-15 weeks. An oral spray might contain 2.7 mg of THC and 2.5 mg of CBD at doses of 2.5-120 mg for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.
7. Help Manage Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that inhibits clear thinking, communication, and the expression of emotion. Research suggests CBD offers anti-psychotic effects because it activates the CB2 receptors of the ECS. This helps modulate the body’s immune system, reducing and significantly lowering psychotic symptoms.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of 40-1,280 mg CBD daily, for up to four weeks
8. Provide Relief In Glaucoma
Glaucoma occurs when fluid build-up in the front of the eye, increasing eye pressure and damaging the optic nerve. Over three million Americans have glaucoma, with only 50 percent aware of their condition.
A 2003 study suggests the neuroprotection CBD provides decreases the intensity of peroxynitrite — an ion that can damage molecules in cells, including DNA, and proteins and an agent that causes glaucoma.
Optimal CBD Oil Dosage: Sublingual ingestion of a single dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.
Optimizing Your CBD Oil Dosage
Consumers should read product inserts carefully to ensure they are taking the right amount of CBD, and talk to the prescribing physician about any questions or concerns.
*The FDA has not evaluated the validity or truthfulness of these claims; therefore, we encourage you to review published researches relating to the benefits and properties of CBD hemp oils and other CBD products.