With the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, CBD has grown to be wildly popular in the United States. The element can be found almost anywhere, too: gas stations, movie theaters, restaurants, and plenty of cannabis dispensaries.
But if you’re new to the world of CBD, you may find yourself hesitant to try it. There’s an overwhelming amount of information about CBD, and picking a starting point to educate yourself can be a challenge.
If you’re interested in trying the product, edibles are a great introduction to the benefits of CBD. But what are the CBD edible doses like? What should you know to keep yourself safe as well as enjoy the effects of CBD?
This short guide will give you insight into the world of edibles and inform you of the correct dosage amounts to begin with.
What is CBD?
First, what exactly is CBD? The simplest answer is cannabidiol, but that doesn’t tell a casual reader much.
CBD is one of the substances found within a hemp plant, but it’s not the same, intoxicating element that hemp and cannabis plants are known for.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound found in hemp plants that delivers a high. When stoners are characterized in pop culture, the glazed-over look is a result of THC.
Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high. However, there are plenty of benefits that CBD can impart to the body, such as relaxation, pain relief, and nausea relief.
There are three major categories of CBD: full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
Full spectrum CBD is processed from the entirety of the hemp flower, including THC. While THC may be concerning for some individuals, full spectrum CBD is considered a premium product as the consumer will receive all of the benefits that come from the hemp plant.
Broad spectrum still comes from extracts of the hemp flower but has absolutely no THC elements in it. This is appealing to many new CBD users or those who can’t have THC for one reason or another.
However, due to the time and labor that goes into extracting THC, broad spectrum products tend to be more expensive.
Isolate CBD is the best choice for people who don’t want to or cannot ingest THC. The process that hemp isolate manufacturers go through to create isolate products ensures that no THC and no additional cannabinoids are entering the product.
And because the processing technique only leaves CBD behind, isolate products have less of that cannabis flavor and are much easier to ingest.
How Do You Take CBD?
There are plenty of different ways to take or use CBD.
Lotions, creams, salves, and topical patches are great for relieving body pains due to arthritis, old injuries, or long term illnesses such as multiple sclerosis.
Oils and sprays are meant to be absorbed under the tongue and can be effective at combating nausea, anxiety, and depression symptoms.
CBD edibles are perhaps the most popular form of CDB because of how easy and discreet they are.
Edibles range in several different forms: gummies, chocolate, truffles, even mints. The sugars and flavorings help to further disguise the taste of cannabis, making edibles an enjoyable product to eat, while reaping the benefits of CBD.
CBD Edible Doses
Another convenient factor of edibles is the dosage.
Gummies and chocolate have certain levels of CBD already built into each gummy or piece of chocolate, so you don’t have to worry about trying to measure out the correct amount of oil.
A good starting point for trying CBD is around 10 mg.
10 mg is on the lower end of the CBD spectrum and is typically available in a wide variety of products. Most people tend to feel a sense of euphoria on 10 mg of CBD and can find a good sense of pain relief.
However, if it’s your first time trying CBD, diving your edible of choice into smaller portions isn’t a bad idea. You can easily cut a gummy or a piece of chocolate into halves or even thirds to experience what CBD can do for you.
It’s highly recommended that users wait two hours for the effects of CBD consumed through edibles to kick in; otherwise, you could consume too much CBD at once and end up experiencing paranoia and impaired coordination.
Overdosing on CBD is not a serious condition, but it is still possible, and it can still be very unpleasant. Whatever edible you try will include dosage instructions, and it’s important to pay attention to those dosage instructions to get the best results from edibles.
Up the Dosage
As you become used to consuming CBD in smaller forms, such as smaller pieces of a gummy or chocolate, you’ll begin to notice what CBD does to you and your body.
If you feel comfortable doing so, you can always try increasing your dosage amount in small increments. Increasing the dosage can help maximize the benefits, such as pain relief and sleep aids.
Edibles are available in a range of milligram amounts, typically from 10mg to 30mg. Just remember to pay careful attention to the dosage instructions and make sure you’re in a safe, comfortable space before you try taking more CBD.
CBD Has Many Benefits
CBD is indeed becoming a cool and beneficial product for many people.
CBD-infused coffee shops and eateries are popping up all over the United States, giving many people the chance to try this natural product for themselves. There are plenty of products available as well, such as oils, lozenges, creams, and edibles.
CBD edible doses are always included on the packaging, but if you’re trying an edible for the first time, it’s not a bad idea to cut your gummy or chocolate into smaller pieces and start with half or less of the dose.
This gives your body plenty of time to adjust to a new substance entering your bloodstream while allowing you to reap the benefits of pain-relieving and stress-reducing CBD for yourself.