Everyone is coming from a different starting point, and we all have a different idea of what "feeling your best" means. No matter what we have going on with our bodies, CBD can help you to level up how you feel. Lots of people want to know exactly how much CBD to take in order to feel good. As it turns out, the answer isn’t exactly straightforward because how much CBD you need depends on two factors: how much pain or discomfort you feel on a daily basis, and how effectively your body uses CBD through the endocannabinoid and nervous systems.
CBD is a plant-based compound that can help you feel better even if you have significant health challenges because it works with your body's homeostatic regulation systems, meaning it supports balance in hormones, metabolism, neurotransmitters, and many other chemical signals. Let's take a look at some specific instances of how CBD can help you feel better, and how much you need to feel a difference in your daily life.
If you are feeling anxious
Anxiety negatively impacts daily life, often causing a lack of sleep, as well as higher levels of inflammation and making other mental health issues worse. Sometimes anxiety is a downward spiral that triggers even worse feelings of fear and isolation. Fortunately, CBD is a natural way you can calm your feelings of anxiety and get back to living your life. Different doses can produce different results. Someone who just wants to relax a little after a long day might only take 5-10mg in the evening. If you want to calm your anxiety however, starting at 25mg once early in the day, and again in the afternoon is a great idea.
If you want to sleep better
Some people have trouble falling asleep, while others wake up many times during the night. You want a different strategy for each one. If you have trouble falling asleep, take 25mg of CBD earlier in the evening so you start to feel the relaxing effects before you get into bed. If you have trouble staying asleep, you may be going through your melatonin earlier in the night. In this case, you'll want 30mg CBD blended with a small dose of melatonin. Take this right when you're getting into bed so you can enjoy the maximum effect of a full night's sleep.
If you have chronic pain
According to the World Health Organization, chronic pain affects 100-200 million people worldwide. Our mental health also suffers when we have chronic pain as it is linked to depression and anxiety. For these reasons, many people are turning to CBD to manage their chronic pain and improve their mental health. This is one area where CBD really shines, because it not only decreased the inflammation that is the source of most physical pain, but it also alters the way our nerves process the sensations of pain, making the signals that get to the brain less intense and more tolerable. Start with a small dose of 12.5mg in the morning to see how much impact it can have, and move up to 25mg (or even 50mg, depending on your pain level that day). Early morning and bedtime are the best times to take CBD for pain, so you can enjoy your day and get to sleep at night.
If want relief from inflammation and swelling
Inflammation and swelling can arise as a result of injuries, sports, or accidents, as well as chronic conditions and dietary factors. CBD can help to relieve the inflammation and swelling that's causing pain and discomfort, and can help speed up your recovery and healing. This means that if you experience any kind of injury, your body’s healing process will be faster than if it were not for the CBD use because your endocannabinoid system will trigger faster resolution of the inflammation and allow more nutrients into the tissues that need to be healed. Further still, people who experience chronic joint pain or muscle aches may find relief from these symptoms with CBD products as well. With any inflammation and swelling,12.5mg of CBD is a good start to see how it affects your level of discomfort, and you can increase your dose to 25mg as needed. You can also use a CBD topical for isolated inflammation, such as on sore joints or pulled muscles.
If you want to feel your best every day
CBD is one of the rare supplements that can make even a healthy person feel better. On average, CBD oil products produce a calming effect and can help relieve feelings of stress. Consuming CBD will improve your quality of life by helping reduce insomnia, chronic pain, inflammation and work to regulate your appetite. CBD is also a great addition to your daily routine if you want to enhance your creativity, either for artistic pursuits or for problem solving. Most people find that 25mg an hour or so before they want to feel the effects of CBD is the optimal dose for having a great day.