How To Use CBD Oil For Pain

Jan 14, 2019

CBD doses can be quite confusing, especially when there are so many different recommendations for different doses for individual ailments. Some may suggest 25 mg doses daily, while others may tell you 50 mg is better. Message boards can help you out a bit, but each person is different when it comes to how they metabolize a specific dose of CBD oil. So, how do you find your magic number when taking CBD oil for pain? 

How To Find Your Dose 

Your sensitivity to THC will actually be what determines your exact dose of CBD oil. Why? You might be able to smoke all the weed in the world and not feel super-high, while in some cases people can’t even look at a joint without getting blasted. So, you have to experiment when it comes to CBD. Most people find the more chronic the pain, the higher dose they need. 

Project CBD advises, “For anxiety, depression, spasms, psychosis, and seizure disorders, many people report they do well starting with a small dose of a CBD-rich remedy with little THC. For cancer, autism, and many other diseases, some say they benefit more from a balanced ratio of CBD and THC. Extensive clinical trials conducted outside the United States have shown that a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio can be effective for neuropathic pain.” What does this mean? Doses are up to interpretation, since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD oil at this time. 

What We Recommend 

Have a sit down with your doctor. Talk about your pain and what you hope to get out of CBD oil. Start your CBD treatment or regimen with a high dose CBD to THC oil. Take a few small doses throughout the day in lieu of one big dose. Pre-filled syringes are also an option for patients managing pain who need to take CBD in large doses “on the go”. They are easy to carry around in your purse or keep by your bed side for quick, efficient oral administration. Just keep in mind: small doses stimulate and large doses sedate patients. So, it really is best to discuss this with your doctor when treating pain. 

You might find that you need to play around with your dose, but try the one you start with for 4 to 7 days to see how you feel. Be sure to choose a CBD oil with a batch number and manufacturer date, so you know it’s been quality control checked.