What most people are curious about is how much CBD they should be taking, how often they should take it, and whether or not there is an optimal time of day for it. Typically, all these questions can be answered by the statement “whatever works best for you”. But in this article, we’ll go over—in greater detail—why CBD is a substance that’s so beautifully tailored to each individual.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO TAKE CBD?

CBD coffee anyone? Unsurprisingly, many people prefer to take their CBD first thing in the morning, along with other supplements/medications and with their coffee and breakfast. But not everyone feels this way, and some would rather take CBD in the evening with dinner or right before bed. For the most part, it boils down to what time is easiest to remember and what time is the most beneficial for each person.

Some people feel energised and alert when they take CBD, so taking it first thing in the morning makes sense. Others prefer to take it a few hours later when their afternoon exhaustion starts to kick in, giving them an extra boost to make it through the day. On the other hand, some people report feeling relaxed and sleepy after taking CBD, so in those cases, it would best be taken in the evening or before bedtime.

There’s really no ideal time of day to take CBD. It all depends on what works best for you. The more you use CBD, the more likely it is you’ll develop a pattern based on how it affects you at various times throughout the day. And of course, the easiest time to remember will likely be another contributing factor.

CBD BEFORE AND AFTER SPORT (PRE AND POST-WORKOUT)

It’s recently been discovered that CBD can help tremendously when taken either before or after a workout, or both. CBD is said to help athletes’ bodies function more fluently while they’re exercising. This can be attributed to the fact that CBD works with the endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate a whole host of functions including sleep cycle, energy level, coordination, metabolism, and much more.

The goal of taking CBD pre and/or post-workout is to help the body function more efficiently during activity, while also reducing the amount of time it takes to recover afterwards. Some believe that CBD promotes muscle growth and helps prevent the excessive breakdown of tissue. Even the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) recently took CBD off the list of prohibited substances, so athletes in the NFL, Olympics, UFC, and many other major sports leagues can use CBD before and after training and events.

Dosing CBD before and After Training

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE CBD?

Just like there is no perfect time of day to take CBD, there is no perfect schedule that works for everyone either. Some prefer to take it daily to perpetuate regular CBD levels in their bodies. Others prefer to take it as needed so it maintains its effectiveness in treating certain conditions. It all depends on your body and what you’re taking it for.

Like many other substances, CBD can build up in the body over time. It’s believed that this can lead to an increase in cannabinoid receptors, which makes the entire endocannabinoid system more receptive and efficient.

How long CBD actually stays in the system varies greatly depending on a number of elements including the specific dose taken, total body weight and amount of body fat, and how often it’s used. When all these components are accounted for, the timeframe ranges from a few days to a couple of weeks.

PROPER DOSAGE

Like virtually everything else related to taking CBD, dosage varies depending on the person’s body and the condition that’s being treated. Doses are measured in milligrams and can range from 2.5 all the way up to 300 per day for severe chronic conditions. Another factor to consider is the method of delivery. For example, supplements and edibles have much more of a pronounced effect on the entire body than topicals. Topicals, however, are effective for soothing local pain and can be easily applied to the skin. CBD can be taken via oil, capsules, tablets, creams—you name it.

The best way to figure out what dose works best for you is to start with the lowest dose possible and increase it until you reach the desired level of relief. If you’ve never used any type of cannabis product before, starting with a low dose of around 2.5 to 5mg would be ideal. If you use CBD regularly, you may not experience any results until you reach doses of at least 25mg.

 

PERSON SIZEMILD RANGEMEDIUM RANGESEVERE RANGE
5-10 kg 4,5 mg 6 mg 9 mg
0-120 kg 6 mg 9 mg 12 mg
20-40 kg 9 mg 12 mg 15 mg
40-70 kg 12 mg 15 mg 18 mg
70-110 kg 18 mg 22,5 mg 27 mg
+110 kg 22,5 mg 30 mg 45 mg

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

While we can make suggestions on how and when to take your CBD, there really is no straightforward answer—yet. So many factors are at play that it’s impossible to gauge something that works for absolutely everyone. Plus, research is only just ramping up on CBD and its applications, so we may gain clearer insight in the very near future. But overall, when you take CBD, how often, and how much are all determined by your unique body type and systems, your schedule, and what you’re seeking relief for.

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