Can You Overdose On CBD?

Why It’s Pretty Unlikely:

What Is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. is a natural, non-toxic, non-addictive compound found in the hemp plant. that interacts with the human body via the endocannabinoid system.

It’s responsible for regulating sleep, our immune systems, and even our moods. We also naturally produce CBD in our bodies.

How Much Is Too Much?

When first starting to incorporate CBD into your day it’s always recommended to start slow with smaller doses and to work your way up until you reach your desired results. 

The World Health Organization did a study, where they determined you can take up to 1500 mg of CBD in a day, without any adverse effects. Most people take anywhere from 5mg up to 100mg a day, based on their body weight & depending on what they’re trying to remedy.

CBD Provides Many Benefits:

  • Eases the mind & body
  • Relieves anxiety & calms nerves
  • Relieves pain such as Arthritis, Joint pain, Chronic pain, Inflammation & Headaches
  • Soothes sore muscles & cramps
  • Great for post-workout reset
  • Improves sleep
  • Eases pain
  • Helps regulate moods
  • Skincare, anti-aging, acne
  • Helps fight inflammation
  • Concentration & focus

Everybody is different which means people can respond in different ways to different amounts of CBD. If you are ever feeling unwell and wonder if you have taken too much CBD, check to see if you’re experiencing any of these effects: 

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Cognitive delay
  • Accentuation of anxiety or depression

If you are experiencing any of these effects, we recommend lowering your CBD dose & regularity. Meaning to leave longer amounts of time between taking the supplement. Cognitive delay and accentuation of anxiety or depression are mostly experienced when someone has crossed the 1500mg threshold amount. So we advise you to consume intentionally & responsibly. 

How To Know Your Dosage

Finding your dosage is an incredibly personalized experience because we are all so different. What works for one person may not work for another person. Here are some important factors to consider when determining your ideal CBD serving size: 

  • Weight
  • Age
  • The concentration of the product
  • Bioavailability rate of the product
  • Genetics
  • Personal body chemistry
  • What you want to achieve 

It’s the variation within these factors that results in varied effects with CBD. This again, is why we always recommend starting slow with smaller doses and working your way up until you reach your desired results.

CBD Bioavailability

Along with the personal factors you have to consider, you also have to be mindful of the bioavailability of the product you have chosen.

Bioavailability refers to the rate of time it takes CBD to absorb into the bloodstream. There are many different ways to consume CBD and the absorption rates of the different methods may vary. 

Two of the main methods of CBD consumption are CBD Ingestibles & CBD Tincture Oils. Ingestibles, also known as edibles, generally take longer to kick in, since they have to travel through the digestive tract. This means they are on the lower end of bioavailability but while they take longer to kick in, the CBD effect tends to last a little longer when they kick in. 

CBD Tincture Oils are on the higher end of bioavailability. When you take a tincture oil, you place a couple of drops under the tongue and hold it for 60 seconds before swallowing. Taking the tincture sublingually allows it to be absorbed in the bloodstream much faster than ingestibles. 

Bioavailability not only varies from product to product but also varies from person to person. This process fluctuates because we have varying levels of naturally occurring cannabinoids in our bodies. We recommend trying different methods of consumption until you’ve found what works best for you.

Finding the best product for your needs

Many people love the first CBD product they try, but if the first product you try doesn’t feel right to you don’t let that stop you from trying out different methods. Start with a product that fits your lifestyle needs. If you know you struggle with ingesting oils, then steer clear of tinctures and opt for CBD gummies, vapes, or balms instead. Find what works best for you! 

When choosing a brand to shop CBD from there are a few important things to consider. 

We suggest buying natural products made with organic hemp. This is important because it means the products will be free from harmful chemicals like fertilizers & pesticides. Instead, the hemp is grown in nutrient-rich soil leading to not only the cleanest source of CBD but also the most potent.

Always Check For Third Party Testing

Third-Party Testing means the CBD testing has been done by an independent lab, that is not associated with the CBD company, has been verified by the government, and can be trusted to give accurate results for CBD safety. Third-Party Lab Results for CBD ensure the products haven’t been contaminated & are clear of harmful chemicals. Meaning you’re getting the high-quality product the company promises. And it’s scientifically proven! 

And lastly, always check for customer reviews! It’s a good sign if a company has a lot of positive reviews.

Final Thoughts On CBD

Remember, it’s basically impossible and extremely unlikely to overdose on CBD. It’s natural, non-toxic & non-addictive! CBD is a great natural alternative to bringing balance & ease back into your mind and body. Enjoy the journey and the process of finding what works best for you. Try different products, and see what you like, and what you don’t. 

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