CBD has made quite a name for itself when it comes to providing benefits for various health and wellness conditions. With the popularity of CBD use growing by the day, we wanted to provide you with answers to some questions we often receive. Many want to know if you can take CBD every day. We’ll take a look at reasons people use CBD, benefits of CBD use, dosage recommendations, and the various forms to consider using daily.
What is CBD?
With so many misconceptions surrounding CBD and CBD use, let's dig into what CBD IS and IS NOT. You may have noticed cannabis, hemp, and marijuana often used interchangeably. This misuse is often what confuses people and may be keeping some from trying and benefiting from CBD for relief. Here are a few helpful clarifications:
- Cannabis refers to the actual family of plants, classified as either Indica or Sativa
- Marijuana can fall into either classification
- Hemp is part of the Sativa family
- There over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. The two most dominating are:
- CBD, or Cannabidiol
- THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol
While hemp is grown primarily for industrial purposes, CBD’s growing popularity has increased the use in making THC-free products for many health and wellness products. CBD can provide natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits and has been used for years as a treatment for a variety of conditions.
What CBD is NOT
While THC contains psychoactive properties, producing the “high” effect, CBD is NOT psychoactive. CBD may contain small traces of THC, but these levels are typically 0.3% or less. CBD does not cause dependency, nor has it been noted to cause any adverse side effects, as with many prescription medications.
Can I Take CBD Daily?
With no known adverse side effects or issues with dependency, CBD has become a popular all-natural alternative which may be used daily. CBD oil, CBD gummies, and various other forms can be used throughout the day to help prevent or ease many symptoms. Some people report using CBD daily to maintain a steady level of CBD in their system. This has helped combat health concerns including chronic pain, anxiety, and arthritis. Others have shared their daily use as a preventive measure for issues such as epileptic seizures and inflammation.
Daily CBD Medication for Childhood Epilepsy
In April 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel recommended the approval of Epidiolex; a medication made with CBD to help treat two forms of childhood epilepsy. The vote was unanimous. The rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Dravet syndrome can affect young children and cause multiple seizures daily. Many medications already on the market are not effective for some children and the possibility of developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as death, poses a considerable risk. Epidiolex is taken two times a day and can be given to children two years old and older.
How Much Do I take?
While CBD does not currently have standard dosage guidelines established, there are several factors you can consider to determine the right amount for you. It’s recommended to start slow and small while you discover the dosing amount best suited for you.
A typical starting point is 25mg of CBD, twice a day. Your body chemistry, age, weight, and symptoms you are treating will play a role in how quickly and how much you will want to increase your doses.
Various clinical trials, covering a range of health concerns have been compiled to come up with a suggested dosage range per ailment. For instance:
- Huntington’s Disease- 10mg of CBD per kg of body weight taken daily and orally for six weeks.
- Sleeping Disorders- 40-160mg as needed. The best recommendation is taking orally.
For more helpful dosage recommendations by health concern, we have an excellent article for you to read here.
What Forms of CBD Are Available?
There are many choices available when it comes to choosing the form of CBD that works for you. While some people prefer a CBD oil, others love the idea of tossing a bag of CBD gummies in their purse or desk. CBD capsules and creams are popular choices as well. It all comes down to your preferred method and how well it treats the symptoms and concerns you’re targeting. Try out different options and even combine or alternate them. You’ll soon find the CBD products that are the most effective and convenient for you. Here are some of our favorites, along with what we love using them for most. And yes, they are all suitable for daily use!
You’ll find an array of choices in our CBD Oil section.
Koi CBD Vanilla Caramel Custard If you’re a dessert fan as well as a CBD oil vape fan, this is perfect for you! We offer four strength choices, and while it is great for many uses, we often recommend this as a great go-to for anxiety.
Nuleaf Naturals Full-Spectrum CBD Oil This is our recommended CBD oil for pain and inflammation. It is available in five strengths, up to 4850mg and should be kept under your tongue for 30 seconds before swallowing. It’s an easy, fast acting pain relief solution.
Our CBD Gummies are always a favorite. With a variety of flavors and styles, we aren’t surprised.
Experience CBD Assorted Candy CBD Gummies You’ll get to try several options with the Assorted CBD gummy pack. We recommend it for those who want something inconspicuous to carry with them or stash in a desk drawer. With five strengths, we think they're an excellent choice for anxiety, aches, and pains.
Grab a moisturizing and healing CBD product for pain, sleep, headaches, and more.
Whether you’re looking for a daily or as-needed CBD option, we have a selection for all your health and wellness concerns. Ready to find the product that works for you? Shop now!