5 Ways To Optimize Your CBD Experience
- Determine your ideal CBD dosage through self-titration.
- Take your CBD dose consistently to boost your endocannabinoid health.
- Consider combining different CBD products to enhance its benefits.
- Explore different consumption methods to find what works best for you.
- Consult with a cannabis coach or healthcare professional for personalized guidance.
1. Determine your daily sweet spot dose
Your daily CBD “sweet spot” dose is the dose that, when taken consistently every day, brings you optimal benefit and limited side effects (if any).
To determine your sweet spot dose, you will engage in a process called “self-titration”. Self-titration is the concept of taking dosing “low and slow” and gradually increasing your dose over time until you have determined your optimal daily dosing range.
To start, begin the first week with a low dose of CBD tincture or oil, just a few drops 1-2 times per day. If you are taking CBD through another method, such as a capsule or flower, then consume a small amount of CBD to begin and build from there.
Day by day, slowly increase the amount of CBD you consume each day. Build your dose until you feel symptom relief. Know that there truly is a “sweet spot” dose for everyone; you may find that at a certain point, continuing to increase the dose doesn’t provide better results. You are seeking out the exact dose that, for your unique body, does the most. Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different, and yet 20mg-50mg of CBD per day is a pretty healthy, moderate range to strive for.
Record keeping during self-titration: Keep a record of how much CBD you take each day, as well as the timing of each dose. Over time, you will build a paper trail of your results! See if you can determine where in the dose range at which you feel your best, always comparing your experience to the baseline experience before the CBD was on board.
Once you have determined your sweet spot dose, stay the course. Continue to take this dose every day and keep tracking symptoms to confirm continued efficacy. Sometimes, the body’s composition and needs will change, and you will find that you need to adjust and tweak your dose. If this is the case, don’t fret. Use the principles of self-titration to again find the optimal dose for you. Listen to your body, and when in doubt, work with your cannabis coach!
2. Take your CBD dose consistently
When it comes to dosing with CBD, consistent dosing is the best approach for improving your endocannabinoid health. Think of your CBD like a vitamin that you take every day to keep you feeling your best.
When you take CBD every day, you’re basically telling your body, “hey – you know that CBD cannabinoid that helps you do your balancing thing? It really helps you out, huh? I want to help you… so I’m going to continue giving you that support. And you can relax, because I’ll be supplying it regularly!”
Some people like to take CBD twice a day, in the morning and again at night. Other people prefer more consistent dosing, such as 3x or 4x per day. In my own life, I take my CBD dose 3 times per day (approx. 15mg in the morning, 15mg in the afternoon, and another 15 mg in the evening for 45mg CBD, plus other cannabinoids, every day).
Taking CBD 3 times per day can be easy to remember because this allows you to pair your dose with your meals! Seek to determine the dosing frequency and strategy that works best for you.
If you’d like a tracking worksheet you can use to keep on top of your daily doses, download my Your Best Cannabis Week guide. In this guide, you will find cannabis wellness tracking worksheets that you can use to track your daily cannabis doses every day.
Recording your cannabis doses, especially in the beginning (when you are still working to make dosing a part of your habitual routine) can help to remind you to take your CBD during the busier days!
3. Combine different CBD products
Consider combining different CBD products to enhance the benefits you experience. For example, you could use a CBD tincture in combination with a topical CBD cream for targeted relief. Mixing and matching products can provide a broader spectrum of effects and address specific concerns.
4. Explore different consumption methods
There are various ways to consume CBD, including tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals, and inhalation. Experimenting with different consumption methods can help you find what works best for you and your lifestyle. Factors such as onset time, duration of effects, and convenience may vary depending on the method.
5. Seek personalized guidance
While these general tips can be helpful, everyone’s experience with CBD is unique. It’s important to consult with a cannabis coach or healthcare professional who can provide personalized guidance based on your specific needs and goals. They can help you navigate through dosage considerations, potential interactions with other medications, and any other concerns you may have.
By determining your optimal CBD dose, taking it consistently, exploring different products and consumption methods, and seeking personalized guidance, you can make the most of your CBD experience. CBD has the potential to provide various health benefits and improve your overall well-being, so it’s worth experimenting and finding what works best for you.
What is self-titration?
Self-titration is the process of gradually increasing your CBD dose over time to find the optimal dosage that provides the most benefits for your unique body.
How do I determine my sweet spot dose?
Start with a low dose of CBD and gradually increase it each day until you feel symptom relief. Keep a record of your daily doses and how you feel to find the dosage range that works best for you.
Should I take CBD once or multiple times a day?
It depends on your preference and needs. Some people find it helpful to take CBD multiple times a day for consistent support, while others prefer to take it once or twice a day.
Can I combine different CBD products?
Yes, combining different CBD products can enhance the benefits you experience. You can mix and match products to address specific concerns or target different areas of the body.
What is the best consumption method for CBD?
The best consumption method for CBD depends on your personal preferences and goals. Tinctures, capsules, edibles, topicals, and inhalation all have their own advantages and effects, so it’s worth trying different methods to find what works best for you.
Can I use CBD with other medications?
If you are taking other medications, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure there are no potential interactions between CBD and your medications. They can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation.