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Is More CBD Better?

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When learning how much CBD oil you need, the process is that of trial and error. Just like when you go to the doctor for pain or depression, you generally start at a low dose and raise it to find the perfect level. But is more CBD always the solution?

When it comes to medicine that effects multiple receptors in the brain, it’s not uncommon that different doses have different outcomes. For epilepsy, more CBD might be more efficient because large doses are generally suggested, but for anxiety, more CBD might make it less effective.

 The Goldilocks Zone

How do You Know You are Taking Enough CBD?
With these types of medications, researchers have discovered a u-type response. This means that there is a sweet spot for each disorder where you aren’t taking too much or too little, but just the right amount. You probably can’t imagine why they also call it “The Goldilocks Zone.” (Just kidding, we know you’re smart.)

So how can you tell? The first thing you need to realize is that medication alone is rarely ever the answer. With pain and injuries, often physical therapy is required for full recovery on top of taking medicine. When it comes to mental health, taking medicine and going to therapy is the best way to get results that stick. Keep in mind that these types of medication aren’t necessarily cure-alls for each illness or disorder, but an aid in healing.

It's also important to keep in mind that your body needs time to acclimate to the medicine. You won’t feel like a completely new person in just one day, even though you may feel the effects. Cannabis is very well known for how quickly it works, but it doesn’t get down to the nitty-gritty in the first few doses. Just like most medications, you start seeing the best effects with regular long-term use. If you just keep raising the dose without taking the time to assess if it’s working, you might be missing the sweet spot and not even know it.

How to Raise Your CBD Dose Effectively

It’s smart to take your time elevating your dose level just to make sure that you don’t have any adverse reactions, especially when taking other medications. Once you are in a healthy regimen using all the tools you need for a full recovery, this is when you can more accurately gauge how much CBD you need. You will feel your symptoms get worse when you up your dose, which means that you need to dial it back down. There are so many variables that you can get out of the way through therapies and lifestyle changes, don’t put all the weight on a medication that only helps treat your ailment.

When starting your dose off, taking 3mg a day of CBD oil is not very likely to help prevent seizures, while it could very well help someone with anxiety. Talking to a doctor about what type of dosage they recommend will take a lot of work out for you, and it is the safest way to go. If you are having a difficult time finding a doctor who is cannabis friendly, there are plenty of doctors you can reach online who are well trained and eager to help you get healthy.


Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts has been writing about the wonderful benefits of cannabis for CBD Instead since 2017. Medical cannabis has changed her life and her goal is to show others how it might help them as well.


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