What Is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound that many believe provides medical benefits without the “high” that is typically associated with cannabis. CBD actually counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, it has become a source of relief from inflammation, anxiety, pain, seizures, spasms, psychosis and other debilitating conditions without any lethargy or “high.”
While CBD is still being studied, much of the relevant scientific and clinical research has noted that CBD may be the future of treatment for conditions ranging from arthritis to diabetes, alcoholism to MS, schizophrenia to epilepsy, depression to PTSD, and other neurological disorders. Currently, CBD oil’s anti-cancer properties are being closely researched within the United States and beyond.
Below are some links to information about CBD from reputable sources for you to research.
Harvard Health Publishing - Cannabidiol — What We Know and What We Don’t
National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Biology and Potential Therapeutic Effects of Cannabidiol
Project CBD - CBD Myths & Misconceptions
Dosing CBD varies from person-to-person. Your average adult dose is between 20 and 25mg at a time. We always recommend to start with a lower dose and work your way up to the desired effect. Remember that everyone is different!
Below, we've provided a breakdown of how to dose based off a 1,000mg tincture.
For this example, we'll use our 1,000mg 30mL tincture. Each full dropper is 1mL. This means each 1mL contains 33.33mg of CBD. If you take half of a dropper. you will dose 16.66mg of CBD. We recommend starting with 1/2 to 3/4 of a dropper and adjusting as needed.
For dogs, it is best to start with a much lower dosage of about 5mg. See below for the ideal dosage for dogs.
Small Dogs (Under 25lb) - 5mg
Medium Sized Dogs (25-60lb) - 10mg
Large Dogs (60lb+) - 15-20mg
As dogs are highly sensitive to cannabinoids, we recommend isolate tinctures that lack trace THC for best results.