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October 24, 2020

How to Know If You've Taken Too Much CBD?


CBDfx Staff

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Have you ever wondered if you’ve taken too much CBD? 

You’re not alone. 

CBD is a complete game-changer for many people, but it takes a little legwork to figure out a CBD routine that works best for you. 

Sounds daunting, but it’s not. 

Sure, there is still much to learn about CBD, but we know a great deal about cannabinoids. This makes it simple to find the best path for you and your serving amount. One of the most common concerns is taking too much CBD, but you’ll be happy to hear this is next to impossible. 

The great advantage of CBD is you can experiment with it and find your ideal amount without any adverse effects most of the time. This is possible because CBD is non-psychoactive and only produces therapeutic effects. 

If you’ve been rather conservative when taking your CBD, let’s look at some interesting information that shows how flexible you can be when taking CBD. 

Let’s take a peek at the many factors that play an essential role in how it works with our individual body chemistries. 

What’s Considered Too Much CBD? 

A man laying down on the grassWhen taking any type of CBD product, it’s always recommended to start slow and work your way up until you reach your desired results. 

However, you should keep in mind the World Health Organization declared you can take up to 1500 mg of CBD in a day without any adverse effects. 

Most people commonly take anywhere from 5mg up to 30mg a day, depending on what they’re trying to achieve. All in all, you’d have to go out of your way to consume more CBD than your body can handle. 

To date, there are no CBD overdoses on record, and it doesn’t have any addictive properties or significant side effects. 

If You Somehow Take Too Much CBD

If you start to wonder if you have taken too much CBD, check to see if you’re experiencing any of these effects: 

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Cognitive Delay
  • Accentuation of Anxiety or Depression

If you are experiencing some of these effects, it’s best to dial back the amount of CBD you’ve been taking. The last two effects are mostly noticed when someone has crossed the 1500 mg threshold amount. 

How to Find Your Ideal Amount?

A man taking CBD from a tinctureFinding your ideal amount of CBD depends on many different factors. These factors revolve around how our personal genetics greatly vary from person to person. 

Some of these factors include weight, metabolism, genetics, the product’s concentration, the bioavailability of the product, and the type of results you’re looking to achieve. 

Two of the most important are genetics and biological factors. Our genetics are intertwined with different endocannabinoid system elements. Many don’t know our bodies produce their own cannabinoids, having a fixed amount of cannabinoids in the system already. 

Some people have lower amounts of naturally-occurring cannabinoids and need to take their product daily to build up cannabinoids. Without the proper amount of cannabinoids, the signaling of the CB1 and CB2 receptors isn’t effective because the pathway isn’t there. 

There are many different CBD products categories, and they all have varying levels of bioavailability as described below: 

Oral Products: 4%-20 %

Sublingual Products: 12%-35% 

Vape Products: 34%-56%

Edible Products: 10%

As you can see, vape products have the highest bioavailability levels because they enter the bloodstream directly through the lungs. 

The runner-up, sublingual products, have the second-highest bioavailability level because it’s introduced into the capillaries under the tongue—also a more direct route into the bloodstream. 

Ingestibles, such as oral and edible products, have much lower bioavailability levels because they have to pass through the digestive tract. The product loses much of its CBD content as it passes through the intestines, lessening the overall effects. 

It’s helpful to keep these facts in mind when choosing a CBD product or when trying to figure out your ideal serving amount. 

The main takeaway from this is that there is no “one size fits all” approach to CBD. 

Finding the Right Product for You

A woman lying down on a couchWhen you’re looking for CBD products to try, whether you’re new to CBD or consider yourself a seasoned vet, it’s best to look for certain traits. 

You want to see a company proud to announce the fact they utilize organic farming techniques. This means the hemp is organically grown and free from toxins, chemicals, and pesticides. 

Why does this matter? 

It matters because hemp is a bioaccumulator and soaks up everything—good and bad—in the surrounding soil. 

The next thing you want to look for is third-party lab testing. This is the best way for a consumer to confirm the product is as pure and potent as a company claims. 

You should be able to locate a certificate of analysis for each product on the company’s website. This shows a full lab analysis of cannabinoids— it also indicates if any gross stuff is there and shouldn’t be!

Oh, and another little tidbit to keep in mind—when you travel with your CBD product, it’s always a good idea to keep your COA with you to prove your product’s legality. It’s legal in most states as long as the THC count comes in under 0.3%. 

Do you look up reviews when you’re about to try a new product or service? If not, you’re missing out on a vital research tool. You’re able to see what the general consensus is about a particular product you’re interested in. 

When you see loads of negative reviews, you can pretty much figure out you need to look towards a different product. 

On the other hand, keep in mind if you see a few outliers, it’s nothing to be alarmed about because, as you’ve seen, CBD affects us all in different ways. 

What’s the Takeaway? 

Your mind may gravitate towards notions and questions surrounding CBD intake, specifically, if you took too much. 

But, as you can see, it’s almost impossible to take too much CBD. Sure, you may notice some physical effects like nausea or an upset stomach, but then you know you need to cut back a bit. 

This is the main reason it’s suggested you start slow and work your way up through different amounts of CBD—to avoid any of these unwanted effects. 

Now you’re versed in CBD serving amounts, so you can take your products with confidence and ease, knowing you’re good to go!

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Did you know?

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