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Guide to Taking the Accurate CBD Dose for Body Pains

by McKenzie Jones 2 months ago in strains
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Do be aware that a large dose of CBD can make you quite sleepy.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many beneficial compounds found in plants of the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, it will not get you high. It can soothe irritated nerve endings and lower both anxious thoughts and body pains. Do be aware that a large dose of CBD can make you quite sleepy.

Your Body Weight

The heavier you are, the more CBD you will need to get on top of body pain. That being said, cannabis impacts everyone's body differently. Consider starting your CBD dosage under the tongue with an edible-grade oil.

Place a 2.5-ounce dosage under the tongue and wait 15 minutes. Check your pain level and your level of sleepiness. If CBD takes the edge off, try another dose in two hours to see what it does for your pain.

If your pain is chronic, this method of microdosing may be just what you need to lower your discomfort and stay on top of your pain. If your pain is temporary, such as sore and tired muscles after a hard workout, you may be able to back off your CBD dosage as you heal.

Your Pain Level

The pain level you're suffering from will also have an impact on how much CBD you need and how often you need to dose. Many who struggle with nerve pain find that very small doses of CBD every two hours can reduce the muscle spasms that come with those irritated nerves.

While you use CBD, make sure you're also treating the pain from the skin in. Regular, timed use of ice on inflamed muscles can reduce your pain. If your pain was once high enough that you struggled to stretch out sore muscles, try some gentle movement 30 minutes after your dosage. Rest and elevate as your dosage wears off.

Dosage Method Options

Depending on what hurts here, changing up your dosage method can make a big difference. If your pain comes from arthritis inflammation, a topical lotion on sore joints can loosen you up in the middle of the day. If your pain is worse at bedtime, pairing a gummy with a sublingual dose can help you fall, and stay, asleep.

Edibles take longer to enter the bloodstream; sublingual doses and vaped doses will have a much faster impact. If your body pain makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning, one or two puffs of CBD concentrate in a vaping tool can quiet this pain so you can get up and get on with your day.

Every dosage option offers benefits, but you need to take care not to swap out your product. Just as you would never ingest a CBD lotion, never put a sublingual oil on your skin or in a vaping tool. Vaping liquids should never be ingested or taken under the tongue.

Start Small

While you can't build up a tolerance to CBD, it will build up in your system; you will want to start small and note how long the relief lasts before you need another dose. Pay careful attention to your dosage method as well. A sublingual dose or a puff on a vape pen will enter your bloodstream quickly while an edible will take more time.

This process will take time. Consider keeping a CBD journal where you can track your dosage, the method of application, and your pain level over time. If you find that CBD makes you sleepy when you don't have time for a nap, try to split that dosage up into smaller portions over time so you can stay alert.

Buy the Best You Can Find

No matter your dosage preference, make sure you buy organic products from a supplier that offers 3rd party testing. If you are at all concerned about THC exposure, buy from an industrial hemp supplier or use a CBD isolate powder. While you will miss out on the terpenes and other phytocannabinoids found in plants of the cannabis family, you can be certain that you will not have THC in your system.

CBD products can be a game changer for those who struggle with chronic pain. Even if you are suffering from muscle aches after a hard workout or an intense home project, CBD can help you take the edge off your pain and bring your body mechanics back into alignment.


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