Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plants that is gaining popularity as a supplement for humans and pets. As with taking any type of supplement, it’s important to understand the right dosage to take for you and the effects you’re hoping to achieve. So what is the best CBD dosage?

For beginners who are trying CBD for the first time, it’s recommended to start with a small dose and gradually increase it as needed. A typical starting dose for someone taking CBD for the first time is around 10-20 milligrams (mg) per day, taken either orally or applied topically. However, keep in mind that everyone is different and that the effects of CBD can vary from person to person.

CBD Dosages

The recommended dosages of CBD can vary depending on the individual’s weight, age, and reason for taking CBD. For example, people who are using CBD to relieve pain may need a higher dose than someone who is taking it for general wellness. The same goes for pets, where a dog’s weight and age will determine the recommended dosage. It’s also important to note that topical doses of CBD will differ from doses that you ingest internally. Topical products, such as creams and balms, are absorbed through the skin. Ingested products, such as oils, tinctures, and gummies, are absorbed into the bloodstream.

It is also important to remember that when taking CBD, always read the label clearly to see what the recommended dosage is for that particular product. Some products may contain much higher or lower amounts of CBD. For example, 1 drop from a CBD tincture will differ from one bottle that contains 500mg of CBD versus one that contains 125mg. 

High CBD Dosages

In terms of taking higher doses of CBD, this may be taken by someone who is dealing with physical pain, anxiety, or other health concerns. For example, a strong dose of CBD that someone with a lot of pain may take is likely to be in the range of 20-50 mg per day, taken either orally or topically. For individuals who prefer to use CBD for maximum relaxation when stressed or struggling to sleep, a strong dose may be in the range of 40-100 mg per day, taken orally.

It’s important to keep in mind that not everyone is affected the same way by CBD and that the recommended dosages can vary depending on the individual’s tolerance and sensitivity to the compound. Some individuals may find that they need a higher dose to experience the desired effects, while others may find that they only need a small amount.

Best CBD Dosage For Pets

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When it comes to using CBD for pets, the dosages are generally lower than those for humans. It’s important to consult with a veterinarian before giving your pet any form of CBD, as the effects can vary depending on the animal’s size, weight, and overall health. A typical starting dose for a dog is around 1 mg per 10 pounds of body weight, taken orally or applied topically. As with humans, start with a low dose for your pet and monitor your pet to see how they react to it. If they don’t seem to be affected by the low dose, you can increase the dose little by little. 

Get High-Quality CBD from Color Up

Not all CBD products are created equal, so if you want to take CBD you can trust, try products from Color Up. The labels are always clearly marked with how much CBD there is so you can confidently take the dose that is right for you. It’s no secret that Color Up has among the highest quality standards in the CBD market. There is a 3rd party COA for every batch of  Pure CBD or Full Spectrum CBD we utilize. In order to confirm that the results of the 3rd party tests are accurate, our laboratory does randomized 4th party verifications. Check out our Lab Tests to learn more about our testing procedures and to see the Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for each of our items. 

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