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Everyone reacts differently to CBD. Start with a low dose of 10mg CBD per day, then adjust as necessary. Repeat daily.

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CBD Dosage Basics

Start low and go slow until you reach your desired effect.

New to CBD? Start with 10mg per day and adjust daily dosage as necessary.

Ease your way into medium dosage, increasing by a max of 10mg per day.

Ready to go big? Keep increasing your daily dosage by 10mg until you find your zen.

CBD for stress.

CBD and stress relief: CBD can help you feel calm and relax. 

Recommended CBD products for stress relief: CBD ingestibles and CBD oils.

Recommended CBD dosage for stress relief: start with 10mg CBD every evening, and adjust until you reach your desired effect.

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CBD for sleep.

CBD and sleep: CBD products with melatonin can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Recommended CBD products for sleep: CBD ingestibles and CBD oils with melatonin.

Recommended CBD dosage for stress relief: start with 10mg CBD an hour before bed, and adjust until you reach your desired effect.

CBD for pain.

CBD and pain relief: CBD products with menthol or capsaicin provide a cooling or warming sensation of relief. 

Recommended CBD products for pain relief: CBD topicals and patches with menthol or capsaicin.

Recommended CBD dosage for pain relief: for topicals, start with a dime sized amount and rub it into the affected area, unless otherwise specified. For patches, place one patch on the underside of your wrist, or on another vein, and replace as directed on the package (normally 1-3 days per patch).

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CBD Oil Dosage Tips

Dosage guidance: If you’re new to CBD, start with 10 milligrams in the evening. Hold the oil under your tongue for 60 seconds before swallowing. Wait 20 minutes. Continue with this dosage for 3-5 days so the CBD has time to interact with your body. If the dosage is too low, increase by 10 milligrams. If the dosage is too high, try 5 milligrams the next evening. Repeat every evening.

Pros of CBD oils: CBD oils are popular for two main reasons. First, the effects of CBD oils are felt quickly, generally within 15-20 minutes. Second, CBD oils can be broken down into any dosage amount, which creates flexibility when adjusting a daily dosage routine.

Cons of CBD oils: The biggest complaint with CBD oils is dosage complexity. We need to do some math once we understand the size of the CBD oil container, the total amount of CBD in the container, and the amount of milligrams in each dropper. 

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Ingestible CBD Dosage Tips

Dosage guidance: CBD ingestibles include gummies, soft gels, capsules and more. If you’re new to CBD, start with 10 milligrams in the morning, after breakfast. For a medium dosage, 25-30mg of CBD is recommended.

Pros of CBD ingestibles: CBD ingestibles are popular for two reasons. First, the dosage is super simple. Just take one in the morning, no math required. Second, the effects of CBD ingestibles tend to last longer than CBD oils.

Cons of CBD ingestibles: the biggest complaint with CBD ingestibles is a lack of dosage flexibility. Many ingestible products contain 25mg CBD, so it’s difficult (or impossible) to take a smaller dose. If you’re new to CBD, try an ingestible with 10mg CBD so you can increase your dosage if you need a stronger effect.

Topical CBD Dosage Tips

Dosage guidance: For pain, rub a small about of topical CBD into areas with sore muscles or joints. For stress, rub a small amount of topical CBD into your temples, and go with a product that doesn’t contain menthol or capsaicin.

Pros of CBD topicals: CBD topicals can be combined with pain relieving ingredients like menthol or capsaicin, for fast-acting pain relief of targeted areas. For stress, CBD topicals can be a good entry-point for CBD beginners that are looking for a mellow effect.

Cons of CBD topicals: since CBD topicals don’t reach the blood stream, the effects are more mellow than CBD oils and ingestibles. The biggest complaint with CBD topicals is that the stress relieving effects aren’t strong enough.

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Transdermal CBD Dosage Tips

Dosage guidance: Transdermal CBD often comes in the form of CBD patches and CBD relief wraps. Like CBD topicals, transdermal CBD products penetrate the skin to deliver relief to affected areas. But, transdermal products penetrate the skin more deeply than topicals, so the effects can be stronger and can last longer.

CBD relief wraps are used for relief of specific areas. They should be applied to the affected area, for the time specified on the packaging.

CBD patches are used for full-body relief, and patches should be placed on the underside of your wrist, or another vein, for the time specified on the packing.

Pros of transdermal CBD: They’re simple to use and provide long lasting relief. Just apply to your skin.

Cons of transdermal CBD: Some customers don’t like the feel of a wet relief wrap; it feels like a skincare face mask, but for your body. The biggest complaint with CBD patches is that patches can fall off when showering, swimming, or exercising. Go with a waterproof patch for stronger adhesive.

CBD Dosage FAQ

Start with a max of 10mg CBD per day and adjust your daily dosage as necessary.

For stress, we recommend starting with this CBD soft gel.

For sleep, we recommend starting with these CBD gummies.

For pain, we recommend starting with this CBD roll-on cooling stick.

For CBD beginners, we recommend starting with ingestible products that contain a low dose of 10mg CBD or less. 10mg is a good starting dose for beginners, and dosage can be adjusted in 10mg increments.

CBD helps calm the mind so we can relax. Many people say they feel an absence; an absence of a racing mind, an absence of worrying thoughts, and an absence of feeling stressed out.

CBD by itself does not help you sleep, but calming the mind can allow us to relax and sleep better. CBD with melatonin can help with sleep.

CBD can be combined with pain relief products like menthol or capsaicin, for either a cooling or warming pain relieving sensation.

Some of our customers feel the effects of CBD the first time they try it, and others don’t feel the effects until 7 days or longer. 

If you’re not seeing your desired effect, increase your daily dosage by 10mg. Continue with this dosage for 3-5 days. If you’re not feeling your desired effect, increase your dosage by 10mg. Repeat until you reach your desired effect.

All CBD products are great for stress, so the best CBD product comes down to preference.

CBD oils are recommended if you’re looking for a fast-acting option with great dosage flexibility.

CBD ingestibles are perfect if you’re looking for simple dosage and long-lasting effects.

CBD topicals are great for targeted pain relief, or for a more mellow option for stress relief.  

CBD patches are for general relief, and are a great mess-free option on the go.

CBD topicals and CBD transdermals with menthol or capsaicin are best for pain relief.

Topical CBD: we recommend starting with this CBD roll-on cooling stick.

Transdermal CBD: we recommend starting with this CBD relief wrap.

CBD oils and ingestibles with melatonin are best for sleep. If melatonin makes you feel tired the next day, try a CBD oil or ingestible without melatonin. The stress relief from CBD without melatonin can calm the mind and promote better sleep.

CBD may interact with other medications. Consult your doctor if you are interested in CBD and are currently taking medications.

Most people do not experience any side effects, but some people report feeling tired or jittery from CBD.

If you’re feeling tired or jittery from CBD, your daily dosage is likely too high. Cut back your current dosage by 5mg per day, and continue adjusting your daily dosage until you reach the desired effect.

If you feel tired after taking CBD, your dosage is likely too high.

If you’re feeling tired or jittery from CBD, your daily dosage is likely too high. Cut back your current dosage by 5mg per day, and continue adjusting your daily dosage until you reach the desired effect.

CBD will not make you feel high. Some CBD products sold at CBD Plaza contain less than 0.3% THC, which is a trace amount that won’t make you feel high.

CBD products that are labeled as “full spectrum” contain trace amounts of THC (<0.3%).

If you don’t want any THC, we recommend broad spectrum CBD products. Broad spectrum CBD products contain CBD and a variety of other beneficial cannabinoids, but no THC.

For topical pain relief, we recommend this broad spectrum CBD roll-on cooling stick.

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