How much CBD or hemp oil should you take? Nobody really knows. There are standard doses for people using the prescription form of CBD called Epidiolex to treat seizures, and these doses are very high. Most people taking CBD for anxiety and chronic pain take much lower doses. The video below by the “CBD Professor” is pretty good at laying this out. At least he doesn’t pretend to know what dose you should take.
He refers to an article by Christine Ruggeri, CHHC on the Dr. Axe site that is worth reading too. It does suggest a range of doses, but emphasized that dosing really is an individual process.
In nature CBD does not exist in isolation. It is found in cannabis, in both hemp and marijuana. There is evidence that it works better when accompanied by other constituents of cannabis, such as THC, other cannabinoids, and terpenes.
Start by buying CBD from a reputable source that provides certificates of analysis (COAs). Read the dosing suggestions on the label and follow the principle of “start low and go slow.” Many experts suggest starting at the lowest dose suggested on the label and very gradually increasing if you don’t get the desired effect in a couple of weeks. Consider trying an even lower dose after a while. There are anecdotal reports of “reverse tolerance” where people can sometimes decrease the dose after they have been taking it for a while. Compare CBD isolate products with full spectrum and broad spectrum products. When you find something that works, stick with it.