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How much CBD should you take?

You've discovered CBD and are considering trying it out. But one question remains, how much should you take?

Understanding CBD servings

Determining the right CBD serving can be a challenge, as individuals react to CBD differently based on body composition and the specific conditions they are trying to alleviate.

Typically, a certain amount of trial and error is necessary to pinpoint the optimal serving that will provide the desired effects without excess.

In addition, you might have noticed various terms being used by different brands, such as 'serving' and 'dosage'... what do they mean and what's the difference? Essentially, serving size is the amount of CBD you take at one time. Dosage is the total amount of CBD you take over a period of time, usually a day. So, a serving is like having one digestive biscuit, while dosage is the total number of digestive biscuits you eat in a day.

Two ways to find your ideal CBD serving

There are generally two recommended approaches to finding your ideal CBD dosage:

  1. Start with a medium dosage - beginning with a dosage of around 25mg might be beneficial. From there, you can adjust the dosage up or down based on your response. This method allows you to quickly gauge the effectiveness of CBD, though it might initially involve using more CBD than necessary.
  2. Start with a low dosage - alternatively, you could start with a smaller dosage, such as 5 or 10mg, and gradually increase by 5-10mg every one to two weeks. This gradual increase helps prevent taking more CBD than your body needs, although it might delay the onset of desired effects and make it harder to notice changes from a small dosage increase.

Choosing which strategy is best for you

These figures are provided as a potential starting point and there are some precautions to take into account that are explored below. It's important to choose a strategy that feels comfortable and is aligned with your health goals.

Exploring Different Forms of CBD: Oils and Gummies

As well as CBD dosage, the type of CBD you consume can significantly influence your experience. The most popular forms are CBD oils and gummies, each offering unique advantages and considerations.


CBD Oils
CBD Gummies
Fast absorption, customised serving Easy to use, discreet
Taste sensitivity, less convenient Delayed effects, fixed serving
Onset of effects
15-30 minutes 30-60 minutes


CBD Oils are quickly absorbed

CBD oils are taken sublingually (you use a dropper and hold the oil under the tongue for around 1 minute), allowing quick absorption. They offer fast relief and precise serving control but have a taste that some find unpleasant. Ours is quite mild, but even so, it's not as tasty as a gummy!

CBD Gummies are discreet and easy to use

Gummies are easy to consume and taste pretty good, similar to regular sweets. They're great for consistent, slow-release effects, though they take longer to start working so you'll need to take the onset delay into account.

Precautions to be aware of

CBD can interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult a health professional before using CBD if you are taking any medications or have underlying health conditions. It is also important to consult a health professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) regulates CBD in the UK. You can read more about the Food Standards Association (FSA) advice on how much CBD to take here.

Tips for managing your CBD intake

Take into account the following tips for managing your CBD intake.

  • Monitor your intake - keeping a diary of your CBD usage and that impacts you experience can be very insightful.
  • Consistent timing - consider taking CBD at consistent times, which could be in the morning to help with all-day relief or in the evening to help promote relaxation before bedtime.
  • Incorporate into daily rituals - make CBD a regular part of your day, perhaps as part of your morning routine or post-workout recovery.
  • Adjust based on needs - adjust your dosage based on daily needs, such as needing calm before a big presentation.
  • Give it time - allow sufficient time for CBD to take effect, which can vary depending on the type of CBD.

    Learn and Adjust

    As you grow more accustomed to using CBD, you'll gain a better understanding of how much to take and when. This learning process is a natural part of your CBD journey and will help you optimise your CBD dosage for the best results, giving you the confidence to manage your CBD intake effectively.

    If you have any questions about CBD or its usage, feel free to contact our team at hello@beunspun.co. We are here to support you on your journey with CBD.

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