CBD provides a natural outlet for relaxation. The versatility of CBD products makes it easy to include CBD in your daily routine. Its fast-acting capabilities can also be beneficial for real-time relaxation support. So, how much CBD do you need to relax? Let's help you figure this out so you can enjoy the serenity you deserve!
What Is the Right Amount of CBD Oil for Relaxation?
Studies on the optimal serving of CBD oil for stressed behaviors are limited. The most credible published study involves a high serving of CBD (300-600mg).
We don't recommend taking such a high amount of CBD at first. You should see how your body reacts to smaller servings and slowly work your way up.
How to Choose the Right CBD Serving for Me?
Before you try any new CBD product, you should know how much CBD you're consuming. CBD labels contain critical information. However, they could be challenging to understand, even for experienced CBD users!
Before starting, you should determine how much CBD is in a single serving. Some brands will denote the amount of CBD oil in one dropperful on the label. However, some companies only disclose the total CBD in the entire bottle. You still can figure out the amount of CBD in each dropper by using this quick math equation:
Total CBD mg in Bottle ÷ Total ml in Bottle = Total mg in Dropper
Let's plug in some numbers. Pretend you have a 30ml bottle that contains 450 mg of CBD.
450 ÷ 30 = 15ml of CBD per dropper
It's best practice to start with half a dropperful of CBD. Wait up to 30 minutes to notice how you feel. Then, slowly increase your serving by a half dropper every 15-30 minutes to find your optimal serving for relaxation.
Finding your ideal serving isn't an exact science. While this introduction suggests a good foundation, your needs might change daily. Some days might require less CBD oil, while others might call for more.
Truthfully, there isn't a definitive answer as to how much CBD oil promotes relaxation. The effects are as unique as the person experiencing them.
What Influences CBD Effects on a Body?
Wellness routines are ever-evolving to meet a person's unique needs. CBD oil is one of the most complementary products for a dynamic lifestyle. You can tailor your CBD intake to meet and then maintain your desired effect.
Determining that ideal serving might take some time. Let's discuss some of the factors that might impact your CBD effects.
CBD oil needs to be absorbed and metabolized for maximum benefits. Many factors can impact our ideal CBD serving to achieve relaxation, such as genetics, metabolism, body type, and diet.
Stress, and how we cope with it, can also play a significant role in choosing an adequate CBD serving. For example, a drop of CBD tinctures might support focus while taking a test or presenting at work.
If daily stress builds up, a single drop might not suffice. CBD tinctures allow you the autonomy of tailoring your support to meet stress as it transpires.
CBD is an excellent way to maintain daily wellness. However, some people only use CBD when they need help relaxing. While CBD can provide support to both parties, each may require different servings depending on their frequency of use.
Just as no two humans are the same, neither are CBD oil brands. High-quality oils will require fewer drops to promote a relaxing experience, while low-quality CBD oils most likely need larger servings to promote benefits.
Full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD oils contain naturally occurring phytocannabinoids and terpenes in the formula. These robust extracts boost the bioavailability of CBD. You will need fewer drops of broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD drops than you would pure CBD isolate.
While you buy a CBD product for the CBD oil, it's not the only ingredient in the formula. Hemp extract is combined with fruit-based oils, like extra virgin olive, coconut, or MCT oil.
These thicker oils are rich in healthy fats. They help protect CBD from degrading when we consume the oil. These oils also boost overall absorption.
While CBD oil has a natural, nutty flavor, unflavored CBD can be too intense for some palates. Many manufacturers use other ingredients to provide flavor or sweetness to their formula.
Some brands may use synthetic flavoring agents that might degrade the overall CBD oil quality. Higher-quality oils use essential oils to add flavor to the tincture.
Essential oils get their flavors from terpenes. As we noted earlier, terpenes boost the overall effectiveness of CBD oil. Therefore, naturally flavored CBD drops may boost overall relaxation.
Ways to Use CBD Tinctures for Relaxation
CBD tinctures are a great way to get fast-acting support during the day. They can also provide extended comfort as you unwind at night. Here are some great ways to relax with CBD tinctures.
Drop in Mouth
The easiest way to use CBD tinctures is to place the dropper filled with your desired serving directly in your mouth. Most of the CBD absorption will happen here. You can expect to feel the benefits within 30 minutes. If not, slowly increase your serving in 15-30-minute increments until you reach your desired effect.
Add to a Bath
High-quality CBD drops made with essential oils can help transform your bath into a spa, as they not only taste delicious but also smell good! Many terpenes in popular essential oils can promote relaxation. They'll also help hydrate your skin.
Make a Mocktail
Instead of pouring a glass of wine at night, whip up a CBD mocktail. CBD tinctures are a flavorful way to infuse your nightcap with some non-habit-forming relaxation.
Flavor a Cup of Tea
Get even more relaxed with a warm cup of tea. Steep your tea of choice as usual. Once you dispose of the tea leaves or bag, add your desired amount of CBD tincture. Make sure the water isn't too hot; you don't want to degrade the CBD!
Hannah Smith is Joy Organics Director of Communications. She is driven by her passion for providing clear and accessible wellness and CBD education. In 2015, she received her BA in Media, Culture and the Arts from The King’s College in New York City and before Joy Organics, worked as writer and photographer in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Vice, Vox, Denver Post, and the Coloradoan.