What is a proper CBD amount?
When deciding the right CBD amount, you might find it difficult resisting the urge of jumping in headfirst. At the very least, we have trouble for sure. When asking about CBD use, keep in mind no standard amount works for everyone. Newly acquainted users estimating the correct milligram count will find it tricky. First experiences often make or break your willingness in following through. Our foremost objective, especially for beginners, is managing expectations.
When consumed in high concentrations, CBD provides little to no undesired side effects. We can adjust the amount without having an unpleasant experience.
Edibles, oils, and candy, oh my!
Edibles allow for easy control of the CBD amount. If you are looking for capsules, then always check with accurate supplement information and cannabinoid content listed on the label.
Now keep in mind that each person will require and desire different effects. What if a consumer finds themselves sensitive to THC and would rather avoid it?
What a good question and I have a good answer for you.
A study has observed CBD counteracting the adverse effects of THC. Another alternative, Choline alleviates the THC effects as well. If THC affects you too much, you have the option of using 500mg choline supplements for 30 days along with cannabis, increasing your chances of successfully managing psychoactive properties.
Benefits of THC and CBD?
Sure, you can benefit from an isolated compound like CBD or Cannabigerol (CBG). However, more well-rounded experiences come from a CBD to THC ratio.
A product containing these two plant cannabinoids forms a pro-cooperation symbiotic-like balance, not unlike a Clownfish and an Anemone. Now the inner deep-sea diver/marine biologist in us all knows that the clownfish do not necessarily need the anemone, but still benefits from the protection offered by the organism. Much like the clownfish, CBD does not need THC. However, more significant efficacy only occurs when CBD combines with THC, promoting an entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect!
So why might this entourage of CBD and THC provide a more profound effect? Of all plant cannabinoids, THC is the only known carrier molecule. Carrier molecules are proteins that move materials through a cell membrane without expending energy—aiding in the binding of CBD and other plant cannabinoids to endogenous cannabinoid receptors. Because THC has that potential, full spectrum cannabis extracts tower over isolated cannabinoids as a choice.
Of course, this insight leads us back to the most critical question: what ratio is the best for CBD products?
We answer that a 1: 1 ratio is likely the most effective THC to CBD amount. But of course, everyone is different and may experience the best results from a 2: 1 or even a 3: 1. New users should consume high CBD to low THC ratios for the most measurable effects.