What you really want to know
It is recommended that when you first start out you should start with a lower amount of mg's. This will make it easier to gauge how many mg's you are taking at a time. Gradually increase your serving size as you feel necessary.
From this point forward you should be able to tell if you will need to increase or decrease.
There is NO actual data on how much CBD you should take. But, its also pretty easy to jump in and start trying to figure it out. Just listen to your body.
It always knows!
First and foremost, there is no scientific information at this point that directs how much CBD you should take for any given situation. This is just the way it is with Natural Remedies. And, the FDA only allows Hemp CBD Oil manufacturers to sell their oils with CBD as food supplements and not as any type of medicinal product. So, until it can be sold as a medicinal supplement or remedy, there won’t be any scientific data supporting sizes of doses. But, there is some helpful information that can be found by scouring the internet and by talking to many people who have taken CBD. Hopefully, this info will help you by giving you guidelines to help you figure out what a proper serving may be for you.
Its important to note that CBD Hemp Oil products are, by FDA guidelines, to be treated as food supplements. As such, all products are required to have some form of nutritional label on them just like you’d see on food at your grocery store. And, all nutritional labels require a “suggested serving size”. So, all manufacturers HAVE TO put some “suggested serving size” on the label. This is a huge disservice to anyone purchasing CBD Hemp Oil and trying to figure out how much they should take. Most people turn to the label and figure whatever it says is how much they should take. This couldn’t be further from the truth. But, it is the labeling requirement reality. So, please know that you should not give any credence to how much CBD the label says is a serving size. The numbers chosen are either arbitrary or can be helpful to some degree, but not necessarily an indication of how much CBD you should take.
So, knowing this, you are advised to start with an amount you think is reasonable, knowing you can always increase or decrease until you find your particular “happy spot”.
Every dog/cat/horse/llama is different. It is widely recommended to start with a small serving and work up to the recommended level so that your pet gets the right daily serving for his individual needs.
The recommended serving is 1mg - 5mg's per 10lbs of your pets body weight. Start with a serving on the low end of the range. Changes usually occur within 30mins. If there is no change after an hour you may increase the serving. Improvements may take more than one treatment.
Consult with your Veterinarian as to how often and how much is recommended.
As long as there are no side effects, you can increase the dose every 4 to 5 days until you see the therapeutic benefits. Side effects may include disorientation, hyperactivity, vomiting or excessive sedation. If you note any of these effects, stop treatment and wait for them to go away, then restart at a lower dose.
Be sure to observe your pet’s response. As our pets cannot speak to us we have to watch them for signs to determine how effective the oil is. The key is to find a serving where you don’t see side effects but you do see results. With continued use, you may need to increase the dose a little over time to achieve the therapeutic results.
Concerned about whether or not CBD is interacting with your medications? Talk with your doctor. Those taking supplemental CBD, especially in high doses, may want to regularly get their blood levels checked when also taking pharmaceuticals. Here are some potential questions to ask a medical professional:
• What dose of CBD should I be taking?
• Am I at risk for drug interactions with CBD?
• Do I need to get my blood tested regularly if I take CBD?
• What are the side effects of pharmaceutical drug toxicity?
• Is my medication metabolized by cytochrome P450?
To be in compliance with government regulations, we cannot make any health claims regarding our products containing phytonutrient rich hemp oil extracts. A great body of research on the value of Hemp Oil Extract is available online from trusted, noncommercial, educational and governmental sources. We encourage you to do your own research on the many uses of phytocompounds naturally occurring in hemp or on those uses that are of most interest to you.