Dosing CBD & Bioavailability

When starting CBD is it best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. For most people, this means starting with 10 to 40 mg a day, equivalent to 1-4 drops. To continuously keep CBD in your system, it is best to take 5-20 mg twice a day, in the morning, and before bed, to feel its full effects. If you do not feel any effects after a week, increase your intake by 5mg. Wait at least a week before each increment and continue until you feel a difference or relief from symptoms you are trying to treat. If you feel that you may be taking too much, decrease your dosage, and try taking only 10mg once a day. 

It is important to keep track of how much CBD you start out with and the time of day you are taking it by either keeping a written diary or making a note on your phone. Recording this information down will allow you to better gauge your CBD journey and for how long and how much CBD you are taking. For instance, you may start with 30 mg taken twice a day and notice two months later that the changes are not as significant as it was in the beginning. You may now want to increase your dosage by 5mg and see how you are feeling after a week of taking 35 mg. You should also write down if your symptoms are getting better or if you notice any other changes with yourself. 

Remember, the more imbalanced your body is the more drastic the results will be. When your body becomes more balanced the less CBD you'll need and the more taking CBD will be for maintaining that mind, body balance. 
Unknown to many, the most crucial factor for cannabis consumption is bioavailability. Bioavailability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. Generally, the more bioavailable a substance is, the less of it you will have to take to experience its effects. Bioavailability is the true measurement of cannabis product potency and is what separates high-quality cannabis-based products from low-quality cannabis-based products. 

First and foremost we need to understand that dosage and absorption are not the same.

Because CBD is available in many forms such as lotions, oils, capsules, e-juices, tinctures and etc. correctly dosing it can be tricky. Each form of CBD has a different dosage structure that is unique to its user and method of intake or application. This varies based on the concentration and method of CBD in the product you are taking or applying. For example, the same dosage of a 30mg CBD capsule and a 30mg CBD tincture will have a different bioavailability. You make need to take three CBD capsules (so a total of 90mg) to get the same effect as you would if you just took one 30mg CBD tincture. 

Tinctures have a bioavailability ranging between 20-35%

To figure out the absorption rate of a product we can follow this formula:

MG x bioavailability = absorption rate

EX. 30MG x 20% = 6

30 x 0.20 = 6

So the absorption rate is 6%