Start Low and Go Slow
The first step to finding your minimum effective dose is to establish a baseline dosage. Since many people report good results with CBD at low doses, we suggest you start with a minimal dose and slowly increase the dosage until you find the desired results. Start with a small baseline dosage between 2-5mg, 2x or 3x daily (6-10mg total).
Maintain your baseline dosage for 7 days taking note of how the CBD interacts with your body. After the initial 7 days of your baseline CBD dosage, if you are not receiving the benefit you need, then increase the daily dosage by 1-2mg every 3-4 days until you find the dosage that works best for you.
Once you have determined your minimum effective dose you may wish to decrease your dosage by one step to see if you can maintain the benefits at a slightly lower dosage.
Typically, people decide to try CBD because of a specific condition, only to find it helps other areas of their body as well. Remember, your endocannabinoid system runs throughout the entire body at a cellular and sub-cellular level. CBD is a whole-body compound. When you start taking CBD for the first time, pay attention to everything going on in your body. Do not be surprised if you find various benefits from your dosage.
A Note on Sleep
Certain conditions or side-effects from any medication can create insomnia. Sleep is essential to the bodies healing and recovery process. If sleep deprivation is an issue, you may want to consider weighting your dosage heavier at night to assist with a more sound sleep.
Use the above Chart to visually assist you in establishing the best dosages for your needs and symptoms:
*Do not exceed more than 20mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) in your daily dose routine as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019*.