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October 26, 2020

Does Taking More CBD Increase the Benefits?


CBDfx Staff

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If you’re not getting what you want out of your CBD, it’s only natural to wonder if taking more CBD would increase the benefits. 

In some cases, yes, but it may be unnecessary in other cases—especially if you haven’t ticked some of the most important hypothetical boxes. 

Some people may immediately increase their CBD intake and bypass their “sweet spot.” Taking more CBD doesn’t always mean better results. It all depends on your personal experience with CBD and your tolerance level. 

If you find your mind keeps gravitating back to this question, check out some of the key factors you should consider. 

Understanding CBD Serving Amounts 

A man taking CBD from a tinctureCBD is an extraordinary compound, capable of many incredible feats. Still, everyone has their own personal relationship regarding how they go about their intake. 

Your friend may start their day with three gummies and be fine, but you could try the same and not enjoy this particular amount for a variety of reasons. 

Our experience with CBD depends on factors such as weight, metabolism, age, the concentration of the product, and the level of desired results you’re hoping to achieve. 

For all of these reasons, and possibly more, it’s always suggested to start with smaller amounts and work your way up until you reach the desired results. Through this process of trial and error, you’ll be able to find the perfect amount for yourself. 

When you’re going through this process, remember different product categories have a variation of onset times. So wait a few hours before you increase your serving amount. Also, keep in mind as your experience with CBD grows, so does your tolerance, so you’ll have to revisit this process occasionally. 

Taking Your CBD Daily? 

When you were first introduced to CBD, you probably thought you should take it as needed. As our knowledge of CBD grows, we understand we need to take CBD every day. 

Some people simply don’t have an adequate amount of naturally-occurring cannabinoids in the body. These are the individuals who need to let the cannabinoids build up in their system. 

This is where it can confuse some people because they may not know the human body produces its own cannabinoids. 

So, not only do you have the cannabinoids from your CBD product, but you have an inherent level in your body. 

For those with lower levels, the cannabinoids cannot properly bind with the receptors to send the needed signal for balance in that particular area.

Combining and Alternating Products

CBD gummiesPart of the reason so many people have fallen in love with CBD is that there are various products available on the market. All of these product categories have different delivery methods based on their level of bioavailability.

Bioavailability refers to how much CBD you absorb from your product. Suppose you realize your product simply isn’t hitting the mark, and you’ve been doing everything right on your end. It’s possible that particular product just isn’t the right one for you. 

In this case, it’s a good idea to try a different product with a higher bioavailability level. Also, keep in mind you can always combine other products synonymously. For instance, you can start your day with CBD gummies and use a vape pen throughout the day as needed. 

Wondering which products have the highest levels of bioavailability? 

  1. Vape pens rank in the top spot because it goes directly into the bloodstream via the lungs when you take a puff—results in a matter of minutes. 
  2. CBD Tincture oils have the second-highest bioavailability level because it’s administered under the tongue and held for 60 seconds for the capillaries to absorb.
  3. CBD Edibles, including gummies, cookies, etc. have the lowest bioavailability levels because they have to pass through the digestive tract and lose a substantial amount of its cannabinoids during the process. 

If you’re looking for fast results, CBD vape pens are a great way to go because they go to work fast. They’re portable and convenient—who can’t use some of that in their life? 

CBD gummies and capsules are a hassle-free way to get your daily CBD in because you don’t have to worry about measuring anything out. These options are pre-measured, making it simple to adjust your serving amount as needed. 

CBD tincture oils are a little more of a process. Still, they’re incredibly versatile and worth the process of figuring out your perfect dropper amount. 

Plus, you can simply divide the total amount of CBD (mL) by the total amount of liquid in the bottle (also mL) to figure out how much each dropper amount contains. 


The Added Benefit of a Fatty Meal

CBD Dabs vs. CBD Shatter_ What's The Difference_You’ve heard the human body is about 60% water, right? 

Well, CBD is a fat-soluble substance—meaning oil and water don’t mix. 

Most companies remedy this for the consumer by formulating products with some type of fatty oil to increase its overall effectiveness. 

Whether you’re shopping for a new product, or you’ve got a dedicated shelf of favorites at home already, check to see if they include some type of fatty oil. Most companies use MCT because of the added benefits, but you may see others like hemp seed oil or grapeseed oil. 

You may be surprised to find one of your least favorite products doesn’t have the fat content it needs to be successful!

If you don’t see some type of fat included, you’re going to want to take your CBD with a fatty meal to enhance the product’s effects. This is good practice since most fatty meals are pretty healthy with foods like salmon, tuna, avocados, whole eggs, etc. 

It’s beneficial to your health and gives your CBD a boost!

What’s the Main Point? 

The main thing to pull from all of this is that CBD is a personalized experience, and “taking more” doesn’t always mean more benefits. 

There are many factors to keep in mind, but most importantly, keep in mind the bioavailability rate of your specific product type, your product’s concentration, and what you’re trying to achieve. 

It’s a process, and like any process, the more you work at it, the better it gets!

Did you know?

The strength of the CBD needed (500mg, 1000mg, and 1500mg) will depend on the dog.

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