Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the main components of the cannabis plant. Besides THC, it is one of the most abundant components of cannabis. It possesses the same chemical structure as the THC, but they both exhibit distinct physiological effects. The major difference between the two components is that CBD does not produce intoxicating effects on its users, unlike THC. Which means that CBD will not get you “high”.
However, CBD produces a lot of effect on the body, most of which are considered to be medically beneficial. There have been various researches that have proved that CBD can be used in treating Inflammation and pain, Cancer, Epilepsy, acne, Alzheimer’s disease, nausea and vomiting, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Although the use of CBD is growing in popularity, there is still some confusion on the exact dosage that is needed to effect the change it is meant for. Most doctors still prefer not to prescribe CBD to their patients for the lack of clarity on the required dosages. However, there have been a recent surge in the development of dosing schedules that should help with prescribing CBD for patients.
So here’s a rundown of the needed amount of CBD oils to be taken.
Increasing Appetite in Cancer: To increase appetite in cancer patients, it is advisable to take CBD in about 25 milligrams orally.
Sleep Disorder: For treating sleep disorder, the recommended dosage for a patient is about 40 to 160 milligrams of CBD via oral intake.
Chronic Pain: For the treating of chronic pain, it is advisable to take about 2.5- 20 milligrams of CBD by oral intake for about 25 days.
Epilepsy: To treat epilepsy, it is advisable to around 200 to 300 milligrams of CBD via oral intake on a daily basis for about 4 to 5 months.
Movement in Huntington ‘s Disease: To treat the problem of movement in the disease condition known as Huntington’s disease, the recommended dosage for patients is a daily oral intake of 10 milligrams per kg of CBD for about six weeks. This helps to ease the pains that come with movement.
Multiple Sclerosis: In order to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis in patients, it is advisable to take a plant extract of the cannabis plant containing about 2.5 to 120 milligrams of CBD. This should be through oral intake and should be taken daily for about 2 to 15 weeks.
Treating Schizophrenia: To treat Schizophrenia, the recommended dosage is an out 40 to 1,280 milligram of CBD on a daily basis via oral intake.
Treating Glaucoma: To treat Glycoma in patients, the recommended dosage is 1 dose of CBD of about 20 to 40 milligrams, to be administered beneath the tongue. This will help to reduce pressure in the patient’s eye. While administering CBD to patients suffering from Glaucoma, it is advisable to take care not to exceed the 40-milligram mark. This is to avoid increased pressure in the eye.
One of the factors to consider while administering doses of CBD to patients is that everyone will react differently to their CBD doses.
Since the dosage and its size varies from person to person, it is advisable to start with a small dose and then subsequently increasing it gradually until you get your desired result.