People all around the world are embracing natural ways of healing, whether it is CBD, acupuncture, essential oils, turmeric, or ginger root. Many times, mother earth’s supplements and foods prove to be more beneficial and safer to use than pills that are habit-forming and oftentimes, have terrible side effects. In addition, prescription drugs are usually quite pricey, and many people simply cannot afford the prescriptions. There are hundreds of different reasons demand for CBD has skyrocketed, but it’s natural properties and relative ease of access are definitely at the top of the list.
People from all walks of life understand the tremendous benefits of CBD. From those who use CBD for more severe cases, such as weaning off addictive prescription pain pills or using CBD to get relief from seizures to more mild cases, where people that lead healthy, happy, and productive lives turn to CBD to take the edge off everyday stress and anxiety, help improve focus and brain function, or just a need a natural way to settle their mind before going to sleep. CBD can quite literally be used by anyone (over the age of 18!) for an entire range of issues. This is why identifying the severity is a key component of selecting CBD dosage.
Severity is not one size fits all. For example, if you are not stressed and don’t suffer from any anxiety, but want to take advantage of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties for overall wellness, your severity level would be categorized as low. Likewise, if you don’t have any physical pain, but need a little help winding down at the end of the day or need help focusing on your work, your severity would also be considered low. Average severity would be categorized as trouble staying asleep throughout the night, more severe anxiety, or physical ailments such as headaches or targeted joint inflammation. If you are taking CBD for chronic migraines, trying to get off prescription pain meds or seizure relief, it would be considered severe.
Now that you understand how to judge severity, you can begin using the calculator. Please note this is just a starting point. Everybody’s endocannabinoid system is different and may require more or fewer cannabinoids to replenish.
OK, so let’s say it says 30MG per day is your ‘recommended’ starting point and you get the 1000MG tincture (with 33MG per dropper). Since one dropper is 33MG then take about 1 single full dropper. Let’s assume you bought the 2000MG tincture (with 67MG per dropper); in that case, just start out with half a dropper which will 33.5MG (for the half dropper of the 2000MG). This 2000MG tincture will just last you two-times longer. Remember, CBD affects everyone a little bit differently, and while you can certainly buy higher or lower concentrated tinctures, you can play around with it on your own depending on how you feel. If you buy a standard 1000mg tincture for everyday use, but then hurt your knee running and need some extra anti-inflammatory, you can simply double your standard dosage!