CBD is considered safe to use but there is still much needed research to discover if there are any major side effects. This is why clinical trials are necessary before it is legalised as a medicine worldwide. GW Pharmaceuticals released the interim results of its clinical trials and showed that “The safety profile of CBD was particularly reassuring, with no serious adverse events and an overall frequency of adverse events very similar to placebo. The most common adverse events (occurring in 5% or more patients resulting from all causes) were Diarrhea, Nausea and Headache.” A review of the scientific literature by Bergamaschi (2011) published in “Current Drug Safety” showed that CBD is non-toxic, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions. High doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.
Deciding to try Cannabidiol or CBD products is uncharted waters for most people and throws up lots of questions with often unfathomable answers. In this guide we will answer some of the commonly asked questions such as is CBD legal? Is CBD safe to take? How to decide what product to buy? And how much CBD should you take? At ALLKANA we feel passionately about CBD’s health giving benefits, but acknowledge that there is a lot of confusing information out there. We feel it’s vitally important for customers to make informed decisions, especially when it comes to their health. We hope that this guide will equip you with the knowledge to buy the most suitable, high quality, CBD product for you.
CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound or ‘cannabinoid’ found in marijuana (cannabis) and hemp plants. Along with CBD, the cannabis plant contains between 70-100 other cannabinoids. Most people have heard of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets people high. After THC, CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid and is generally considered to be non-psychoactive. Cannabinoids function as part of the endocannabinoid system; the body’s complex network of chemical compounds (endocannabinoids) and receptors which are constantly working to bring the body into homeostasis and optimum functioning.This system regulates everything from mood, memory, the immune system, pain signalling and inflammatory response. According to the National Cancer Institute, Cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer treatment. Other possible effects of cannabinoids include: anti-inflammatory activity, blocking cell growth, preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis. Studies suggest that CBD in particular may benefit people with a number of conditions such as neuropathic pain, low mood or anxiety, IBS, MS and other neurodegenerative diseases such as alzheimer’s.
We regularly receive questions about the dosage of CBD oil and our answer is always the same. There is no dose that works appropriately for each individual, because the endocannabinoid system on which CBD is able to exert beneficial physiological effects is different for each person. That is why each individual should set the dose to suit their person.
How do I start dosing?
Before the practical application, it is appropriate to clarify a few key issues. Before purchasing the product, we should read the characteristics of the possible expected effects of CBD and get acquainted with the most important and most researched cannabis compound. Thus, with the compound Cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of the hundreds of hitherto known phytocannabinoids. At least on a basic level, we should clarify the functional action of the endocannabinoid system of our own body. This is because this system is responsible for maintaining the balance of our body and cannabis products will also affect this system.
We recommend searching the websites of official institutions that publish scientific articles, descriptions, publications on the latest research results in connection with the CBD. Many may also be suggested by the minimum and maximum dosages set forth herein as established by certain scientific analyzes and clinical trials. Also about how some daily doses can be effective or ineffective. Finding such discussion forums, which were designed specifically for sharing experiences with CBD products, can also be of great importance.
For optimal dosing, we take into account how much active substance mg / day we should receive in our body and it is desirable to divide this total amount into sub-doses. If you have no experience with its use yet, we can use the following procedure:
We start with a smaller amount and then increase the dose. We apply more partial doses per day than one large dose. This is because small doses revitalize the body and large doses have a calming effect. In more severe cases, the dose may be increased in faster steps.
You need to observe yourself
In order to know which part of the day is most suitable for the application of CBD for our body, we must observe everything practically. Its consumption is possible from the morning to the evening. The time of administration is highly dependent on whether we are currently on a treatment regimen, and therefore we are also taking medication prescribed by a doctor. In this case, it is recommended that CBD be administered 2-3 hours before or after ingestion of another drug. The higher the dose of CBD administered, the greater the chance of drug interactions.
The individual dosage should be divided into smaller amounts over several days. Depending on the effect, we can then slightly increase or decrease these daily doses.
In any case, we recommend that you consult CBD, especially if you are on a treatment regimen and taking medication.
How much active ingredient mg CBD do I need per day and how do I adjust the amount to suit my needs?
At first we don’t know what the ideal amount is for us, so we are forced to do a trial dosing and at the same time observe the effects. Based on the effect of the doses, we can then set our own appropriate doses and achieve the most effective route of administration. We start the drug 1-2 times a day in small doses in the amount of 1-5 mg.
How many drops does this represent?
This depends on the type of CBD oil administered.
Use ALLKANA CBD oil as follows:
- from package 300 mg CBD oil 1 drop = 1 mg, CBD
- from package 500 mg CBD oil 1 drop = 2 mg, CBD
- from package 1000 mg CBD oil 1 drop = 4 mg, CBD
- from package 1500 mg CBD oil 1 drop = 5-6 mg, CBD
Administration of oil daily 2-3 times in a 2 milligram dose for 4-5 days has been proven. If we do not feel any relief, then from the initial dose of 3 x 2 mg we can proceed to the dose of 3 x 4 mg.
If even this method does not bring the expected positive effect, then after another 4-5 days we can increase the dose to 3 x 7 mg and so on. There may also be a case where we hit the dose corresponding to our own body immediately, but later increased it, which may result in a reduction or complete absence of positive effects. This means that we have exceeded the ideal dosage for our body. In this case, it is desirable to return to the amount of dosing when we last felt a more lasting beneficial effect.
The dosage amount may be exaggerated for some, but insufficient for others. At experimental doses, it is necessary to closely monitor the signals sent by our body. It pays to be patient, because even a small dose can be optimal, so it is not necessary to increase the dose immediately. On the contrary, experience shows that unnecessary overdoses – as well as insufficient amounts – result in reduced effects.
If we have been able to determine the daily dose with the most optimal effect, then we can determine which type of package will allow us to deliver the desired amount most effectively. If 10 drops from the 500 mg package suit us, then half of the 1000 mg package is enough, if 5 drops, and then 1-2 drops from the 1500 mg package.
From this calculation, we can easily deduce the type of oil that will be most suitable for us from an economic point of view.
We already know how to apply CBD products in the form of drops. Let us now turn to the situation where we are to administer the preparation in the form of capsules.
How do I set the dosage of CBD capsules?
In a similar way to hemp oils:
- In cartons of 1500 mg, each individual capsule contains 50 mg of active substance.
- In cartons of 300 mg, each individual capsule contains 10 mg of active substance.
Practical application of CBD products
The bottle containing CBD oil must be shaken vigorously before use, then aspirate the specified volume with a pipette. From the pipette in front of the mirror, drop drops under the tongue. The number of drops must be counted. Hold the substance in the oral cavity for 1-2 minutes without swallowing, because the active substance is absorbed through the mucosa and thus penetrates into the bloodstream. The longer we hold the drops in the mouth, the more active the body is able to absorb and utilize.
The effect of a CBD capsule, whose absorption capacity can be up to four times due to the techno design, and can be manifested within one hour, depending on the body of the individual. This time, compared to dripping oil, can be longer due to prolonged absorption. After ingestion, the CBD capsule should be swallowed with plenty of water. It is a suitable choice for people who already know that their corresponding amount of CBD substance is about 25 mg / day, do not want to deal with the counting of drops and for them swallowing is a more comfortable and convenient way.
CBD supplements are able to have a positive effect in 1-6 weeks, but several users of the products reported that they felt an improvement after the first dose. Therapeutic care lasting 1 – 6 weeks in many cases can help improve health, it is not addictive, so the product can be applied for a longer period of time.
CBD chewing gum, a more convenient method of using CBD than chewing CBD chewing gum, does not exist at first. In our shop you will find chewing gums containing 10 mg / chewing gum or 5 mg / chewing gum.