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We get it, CBD can be confusing to new users. What is it? What does it do? How much should you take? While we try to spread CBD education often, we have yet to discuss the importance of properly dosing for optimal results. Let’s get into it.

But first, a quick reminder of what CBD is, and what it does for your body.

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD is just one of more than 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

CBD isn’t psychoactive—meaning its effects are not comparable to the “high” effects of THC found in marijuana. Instead, years of ongoing scientific research suggest that it may help a variety of ailments and physical conditions:

  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Effective as a natural sleep aid
  • May help reduce seizures in people with epilepsy
  • Minimizes body aches, headaches, and joint pain 
  • Reduces inflammation (from injury to arthritis)
  • Helps reduce the side effects and nausea from cancer and cancer treatments
  • Helps lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular function
  • Could help skin health and boost collagen production 

In addition, CBD is often infused with other cannabidiol compounds such as CBN and CBG, (also non-psychoactive). CBN is known to promote relaxation, minimize stress, improve sleep and facilitate mental and physical healing. CBG is known to promote natural energy, appetite, pleasure, and motivation, improve mood and alleviate pain.


So, how should you decide how much CDB to take? Here’s what you need to know about ingestible CBD (tinctures, pills, gummies, etc.). Keep in mind that the method by which CBD is formulated and ingested plays a pivotal role in its effectiveness and bioavailability. At Full Spectrum Zen, we’ve developed patented processes for the highest bioavailability, which in turn means you are able to take a lower dosage of CBD and be highly effective.

Knowing Your Dose 

Knowing your dosage begins with knowing your body, and knowing your goal. Your body weight, desired effect, and context of taking it will determine the appropriate dosage. For example, a 130-lb woman might only need 15mg while a 260-lb man might need 25mg to experience mild-medium benefits. Also, as with all supplements, over-the-counter medications, and especially prescription drugs, if you’re on other medication, it’s important to speak to your doctor to confirm whether or not CBD is safe to use alongside your prescription. 


One dose of CBD can vary. For example, one dose of Full Spectrum Zen’s all-natural CBD tincture is considered 1ML, (or one full dropper), and a dose of our sleep or energy formula is one convenient oral strip. For minimal support, we recommend ½ – 1 dose (7.5-15mg). For moderate support, we recommend 1- 1 ½ doses (15-22.5mg), and for more advanced needs, opt for a stronger dosage: we recommend 1 ½ to 2 doses (22.5-30mg). 

Studies show that moderate doses provide peak results. But, regardless of your desired intensity, we recommend starting low and growing your dose gradually based. Wait 1-2 hours for the effects to kick in, and monitor the effects over a couple of weeks.


Knowing Your Limit

Let’s get one thing clear: there are currently no studies that have shown taking CBD at any dose could be serious or fatal. However, overdosing can result in mild to moderate side effects including lethargy, diarrhea, and nausea. On the contrary, with too little a dose, CBD simply won’t be effective. We recommend new and veteran users start with a smaller dose of Full Spectrum Zen CBD products to test tolerance and increase as needed to obtain the desired results.


Still Have Questions? 

If you’re still unsure of how much CBD you should try, email us at [email protected] or send us a DM on Instagram and we’ll get your information, like weight, history with CBD, and more to help you build a personalized CBD plan centered around your needs. 

Full Spectrum Zen products are hemp-derived, grown and harvested within the USA, and third-party lab-tested to ensure quality and efficacy in every bottle. Buy with confidence: we guarantee your complete satisfaction or your money back. 

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