Although the World Health Organization (WHO) published a safety report stating that you cannot overdose on CBD (check out this report here), more CBD is not always better! CBD has a biphasic effect, which means that too little, or too much, could be ineffective. To find your "sweet spot" dose, we always recommend going low and slow with your doses and journaling to record your reaction to your doses.
Typically, our members start with an average of 20mg-30mg of CBD per day to gently ease into a routine. Overall, our members with more established routines take between 20mg and 50mg on average. However, if you notice any of the following signs, you may want to consider decreasing your dose:
- A sustained increase in drowsiness or sedation during the daytime hours that doesn't taper off after the first 5-7 days of starting your routine
- An increase in intensity and/or frequency of headaches that does not lessen after the first 5-7 days of starting your routine, even after increasing your daily water intake
- GI upset that does not lessen after the first 5-7 days of starting your routine, even after pairing your CBD dose with food and increasing your daily water intake
- Noticing that CBD seems to elicit the opposite effect of what you were hoping to accomplish (e.g., increased energy rather than helping you wind-down for sleep)
To learn more, check out this blog post: Can You Take Too Much CBD Oil?
If you do experience any of the above, a few small tweaks to your routine may get it going in the right direction! Feel free to reach out to our Member Education team for guidance, either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by booking your Complimentary Dosage Consultation (Post-purchase only).