Can CBD be dangerous if you consume a lot of it?
On this subject, experts agree that even high consumption of CBD does not present any particular danger.
This is because CBD does not belong to the category of drugs and does not cause no addictions or side effects, unlike its big brother, THC.
When the star of cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, better known as THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is classified as drug and is illegal because it causes psychotropic effects and create a significant dependence, the CBD, another cannabinoid found in cannabis, is 100% legal and is even increasingly recognized for its many virtues and benefits. We have also dedicated a complete file on the benefits of CBD on your body.
Can there be a risk of overdose with CBD?
There can be overdose with cannabidiol, but the risks associated with overdose are very low and the side effects are mild (headache, diarrhea, fatigue).
Even if consuming hemp rich in cannabidiol importantly does not represent any particular danger, however we advise you not to exceed the recommended doses so as not to risk an overdose and thus make the most of your favorite molecule.
What are the correct dosages for normal CBD consumption?
To be in overdose, it is estimated that you should consume 1500 mg per day for an adult of average build. This is equivalent to a 10ml vial ofCBD oil 15%.
So there is no reason to consume such a large amount of cannabidiol in one day!
It is estimated that for an adult who starts a CBD cure, the recommended doses would be on average 0.5 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. Or 35 mg per day for a 70 kg person.
These doses can be increased over time until reaching 1 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. Or 70 mg per day for a person weighing 70 kg.
In the products rich in cannabidiol, some categories such as oils, capsules or even CBD E-Liquids are easier to dose than other products such as flowers for example.
But rest assured, with clever calculations even the CBD flowers can be judiciously dosed.
How do I properly dose my CBD oil consumption?
The hemp oils rich in cannabidiol are among consumers’ favorite CBD products.
The reason is simple: they are easy to use products, which can be taken everywhere with us and which allow a lot of possibilities of use.
You can use the oil directly by sublingual (drops to put under the tongue), or in a drink, in dishes, etc …
CBD oils are most often in the form of 10, 15 or 30ml vials with a dropper pipette that allows you to know precisely the number of drops that will be consumed during a dose.
It remains to be seen now how many drops to take per day depending on the dosage of the oil?
Understanding the dosages of CBD oils
To better understand, we invite you to read the article Dosage and rate of CBD in which you will find a summary table on the dosage of oils.
Simply put, cannabidiol hemp oils are dosed in milligrams of CBD per milliliter of oil.
To give you an example, an individual who is advised to consume 50 mg of CBD per day, could consume 1 ml ofCBD oil 5%, or the equivalent of about twenty drops per day.
For15% oil it would suffice for him to consume 3 times less, or 0.3 ml or about 7 drops per day.
How do I know if I am taking the right amount of CBD E-liquid?
In the same way as for oils, E-liquids with cannabidiol are dosed in milligrams of CBD per milliliter of liquid.
A 10ml vial of E-liquid containing 300mg of CBD is equivalent to saying that for 1ml of E-liquid consumed, you will have consumed 30 mg of CBD.
To ensure that you properly control your dosages of E-liquids and to avoid unnecessary overdoses, E-pens have been specially designed with 0.5ml refillable cartridges.
Cannabidiol capsules: an easy way to master the right dosage
Today there are CBD softgel capsules. These capsules look like conventional food supplements like omega 3 capsules for example with the difference that they contain inside CBD-rich hemp oil and other cannabinoids.
These capsules have the advantage of having a very precise grammage and therefore allow you to ideally control your daily consumption of CBD.
You will be able to find capsules that contain 10 mg of CBD, others 25 mg and still others that can contain 50 mg of cannabidiol.
You just need to choose the right capsules according to the dosage that has been recommended to you and to respect the dosage indicated on the packaging.
How can we be sure to properly dose our consumption with hemp flowers?
If there is an interesting product for its rich and varied colors, smells and tastes, it is CBD hemp flower!
Cultivated Outdoor, Greenhouse or Indoor, cannabis flowers have always fascinated man.
Consuming CBD in its original form therefore remains a pleasure for many.hemp enthusiasts.
But how can you be sure that you are in control of the dosages by consuming these legal cannabis flowers ?
Variable CBD levels from flower to flower
If the THC level should always be below 0.2% for the CBD flower to be legal in France, the CBD rate may vary depending on flowers and cultivation methods.
To master your daily CBD dosage, it is first of all necessary to know the rate of cannabinoids present in the flower in question.
For that, it is important to be able to have traceability on the origin of the flowers but also laboratory analyzes which will certify the percentages of CBD, CBG, CBN and other cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
If you have 1 gram of Amnesia Indoor flower with 10% CBD in your hands, then this is equivalent to 100 mg of CBD.
To take our example of oils, if you must consume 50 mg per day of cannabidiol, then you can consume 0.5 grams of this flower, whether in infusion, in cooking or in vaporization.
But rest assured, you will not put yourself in danger if you were to inadvertently increase this dose!
The most important thing is to listen to your body and to keep enjoying yourself while consuming CBD.
However, if you are in any doubt, we advise you to seek the advice of your doctor before taking CBD.