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    Anthology Wellness

    The most common question we get is how much CBD to take, and we often answer it differently depending on what you’re dealing with. Of course someone taking CBD for anxiety will take a different amount than someone using it for pain management. This also applies to the type of product you choose to use: just like if you are dealing with anxiety you’re not going to use a hand lotion ?

    We recently stumbled upon a great guide even the slightly curious. As always, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor first before choosing to use CBD products. You can absolutely email us and ask us specifics, but Healthline published a really good start (see below for excerpts)

    “If your doctor doesn’t provide a recommendation, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.

    For example, you might start off with 40 mg to treat severe pain. You can take 40 mg on days when you’re in a lot of pain. After a week, you increase it to 45 mg, and after a second week, you use 50 mg. At this point, you might feel that your pain is bearable.

    It might be wise to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.”

    Source: Healthline

    “Start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry, the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.”

    “A 2011 review on the safety and side effects of CBD found that continuous use of CBD, even in high doses like 1,500 mg a day, is tolerated well by humans.

    2017 update to this review also confirmed this. However, a 2019 study done on mice did raise some safety concerns about CBD’s potential for liver damage and its interactions with other medications.

    If you’re currently taking medication and would like to try CBD, it’s essential to discuss this with your doctor.

    There are very few known side effects of CBD. When side effects do occur, however, they may include diarrhea, appetite changes, and fatigue.”

    Source: Healthline

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