Like with many other substances, the use of CBD is no exact science. From our customer’s experience and some preliminary scientific research, we know CBD oil might have a positive effect on our health and overall well-being. Though it's not always clear what type of CBD oil and how much of the product you should precisely take, to reach a certain effect with certain ailments. So, how do you start to determine the right CBD dosage for your needs?

CBD oil in the body

To understand why CBD has no exact and precise dosage, it is important to realize that we are all different. Each person varies in shape, form and size - and therefor processes these substances differently. Furthermore, the effects of CBD oil and other cannabinoid supplements on the body may even be influenced by what you’ve eaten or how you’ve slept. Although in general, those environmental conditions only slightly impact CBD’s effect; compared to the large influence your body’s composition makes.

As cannabinoids like CBD work through interaction with the body’s own signaling system - the endocannabinoid system (ECS) - your body itself and the state it’s in, are huge factors in CBD’s efficacy. This might be caused by a variation in the number of CB1-receptors of the ECS in the body. So to answer the question on how you determine the right CBD dosage, in fact you’re the one holding the answer. Considering you will have to try the product and see for yourself. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Trial and error with CBD oil

If your neighbor does alright with four drops a day - this doesn’t mean that the same dosage will be enough for you. In fact, you might need 10 times more - or maybe much less. To find out what the right dose of CBD oil is, you simply have to start taking it. Luckily, CBD oil is completely safe and will never cause dangerous or unwanted effects when ‘overdosed’. But logically and economically speaking, there’s no need to consume more than necessary.

Each Dutch Natural Healing CBD product therefor carries instructions for a starting dose, depending on the concentration of the contents. Because despite the fact that there is no maximum dosage for CBD oil, there obviously is a minimum dose required for CBD to be effective.

Starting dosage CBD oil

Depending on the chosen product, the starting dosage for CBD oil and our water-soluble CBDactive+ is around 1 or 2 drops or pumps, 1 or 2 times a day, unless otherwised advised. This provides the minimum amount of CBD necessary to experience some kind of effect. In case you experience no difference in your situation after 10-14 days of use, it is advisable to increase the dosage. It is also advisable to increase the dosage when you feel that it could improve the effects of the product. Though at some point it’s better to increase the potency of the CBD oil you’re using, moving to a higher concentrated dose of CBD per drop, instead of increasing your dosage.

In case you’re not sure about the right dosage for your needs, or have recently switched brands, type or strength of CBD oil - you are always welcome to contact us free of charge. We’re happy to give you advice on all of our CBD products and their starting dosage; and help you determine the best way to integrate CBD into your daily diet.

How much CBD oil do you take on a daily basis? We’d love to hear from you!