When it comes to CBD, there's no one-size-fits-all. As the way our bodies react to CBD varies from person to person, it’s really difficult to set a consistent recommended dose that will suit everyone. Instead, finding the perfect CBD dosage requires a bit of experimentation on behalf of the user and this doesn't happen overnight.
For those just starting their CBD journey and looking for advice on dosage , Mary Biles, holistic practitioner and author of ‘The CBD Book: Essential Guide to CBD Oil’, recommends keeping a diary and building up to a “personal sweet spot”.
So, to get you started, we've created a 7-day diary to help you track your personal journey in pursuit of your perfect dosage.
With CBD dosage, figuring out how much to take can be a challenge. As CBD is so personal, brands are unable to provide instructions for exactly what dose to use and instead, users need to experiment to find what works best for them.
Trend forecasters LS:N Global found that younger consumers were happy trialling and testing the various use cases of CBD at their own leisure, seamlessly integrating it into their beauty and self-care regimes and experimenting with different applications and dosages.
Don't be afraid to experiment
Biles thinks this approach is encouraging. “It’s actually introducing a lot of people to having a new relationship with their health and their body because you actually have to start listening to it.”
“It involves effort and I think that’s something that we’re not used to with our health; we want something immediate and easy, but with CBD, for some people it is instant, for others it takes a while to get the dosage right, so they have to try different products, maybe different delivery methods. It can be a long game.” - Mary Biles, author and holistic practitioner
Download your free editable CBD diary
Much like any journal, our 7-day CBD diary is a place to store your thoughts and feelings along the way so you can find a strength and dosage that suits you best. You'll be able to record the number of drops you took, the time of day that you took it, what you used it for and how it made you feel. This will make it easier for you to gauge exactly what's working for you.
After all, finding the right CBD dosage is personal and what works for you may not work for another. So, feel free to experiment with different dosages and timings - just make sure that you stay within the maximum safe dose of CBD oil which is 70 mg per day, as recommended by the Food Standards Agency.
We'd recommend downloading it onto your phone or PC so you can edit it.