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How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?

How Many CBD Gummies Should I Eat?

CBD candy such as CBD gummy bears, CBD gummy worms, CBD peach rings are great when it comes to getting all the benefits of CBD therapy.  But they’re also great because they can help improve your quality of life as well.

CBD gummies contain pectin which is good for detoxifying the body as well as helping to maintain consistent bowel movements.  

Because CBD edibles like CBD gummies, CBD hard candies, CBD potato chips, and CBD cookies are available on the market currently in a variety of flavors, concentrations, and formulations, unfortunately there’s no “standard dosage” as there is for other OTC therapy products like aspirin or cough medicine.

CBD’s effectiveness is based solely on the body’s physiology – how CBD affects you is completely contingent on your body chemistry!  

The potency of any CBD product is based on the users body weight, sensitivity to the active, chemical compounds in the cannabis and hemp plants, metabolic rate, ailments and stage of health condition, competing medicines in the liver, desired effect or goal, etc.

How long do CBD gummies take to start working?

Generally speaking, it will take any CBD edible anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to work its way through the body’s digestive system.

Here are the main reasons why a person may not experience the positive effects of CBD as quickly as they’d like:

Body Weight vs. Desired Effect Plays A Factor 

Out with friends at the bar on a weekend some may get called a “lightweight.”   People who get accused of being lightweights at the bar by their friends generally don’t drink much before they quickly become intoxicated.  

Having just one beer may make some begin to experience feelings of intoxication if they don’t drink much alcohol or if they don’t weigh much, for example. 

The real reason behind one person being affected by a specific volume of alcohol consumption  over the next has to do strictly with how their bodies metabolize the alcohol – and CBD is no different.

How many mg of CBD should I take in a gummy?

Generally speaking: How much you weigh does play a factor into how a particular dosage of CBD will affect you – even though there are freakish exceptions, on occasion.

Anyone thinking about experimenting with CBD as an alternative therapy should take their body weight into real consideration along with all of the below factors as well when it comes to determining an appropriate dosage.   

Here’s a recommended dosage chart that is frequently found on the internet by those curious about CBD which suggests the dosage vs. the body weight factor.

Body Weight = CBD Milligrams / Dosage

100 lbs - 130 lbs: Dosage should not exceed 11 milligrams
130 lbs - 230 lbs: Dosage should not exceed 18 milligrams
Above 230 lbs: Dosage should not exceed 23 milligrams


The above breakdown of dosage suggestion is dubious to say the least.

Here’s why:  It does NOT take into account the additional factors that one should consider when it comes to finding an appropriate CBD dosage. 

Desired effect also comes into play.   In fact, the desired effect is EVERYTHING when it comes to using CBD as an alternative therapy medicine.

Whether you’re interested in experimenting with CBD as an alternative therapy medicine to combat the daily symptoms of anxiety and depression or to battle chronic pain or just looking for some help when it comes to “taking the edge off” after a hard day at the office the desired effect is EVERYTHING.

How many milligrams of CBD does someone have to take in order to get the desired relief or the desired effect?  

Someone who might be suffering from long-term chronic pain or a sleep disorder may need to ingest more milligrams of CBD to find relief juxtaposed against someone who’s just looking to “leave work at the office” and unwind at the end of the day as they sit on the sofa and binge-watch their favorite show.  

And furthermore, is the “desired effect” to simply obliterate the symptoms of chronic pain or just relieve it to the point where it’s tolerable or manageable?

Does “taking the edge off” at the end of the day mean becoming a gelatinous lump of a person on the sofa at night or does it mean existing in the moment as someone who is in a comfortable, easy-breezy, functional state of relaxation?

Desired effect and the toleration of those effects also go hand-in-hand.

What if the “desired effect” is “too much?”

Sometimes a low dosage can be too much for someone that weighs a lot.  Whereas, a high dosage might not even affect someone that weighs very little.

Because cannabidiol (Cbd) affects every person differently, it’s really impossible to determine an exact CBD dosage for anyone – it’s really a trial and error process.

Experimenting to see how your body metabolizes CBD is really where everyone should start when it comes to devising the proper dosage for a daily CBD regime.

Finding a dosage that “works” means starting out low and gradually going high – think of it like a gamble!

Most CBD gummy products–whether CBD gummy bears, CBD smiley faces, CBD gummy worms–come in a variety of dosages.  Broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD edible products on today’s legal market range from 5 milligrams per serving/per gummy to 25 milligrams per serving/per gummy.

Regardless of weight: 5 milligrams might “work” for someone where it may not work for another.   25 milligrams might be perfect for someone where it might be “too much” for the next person.  

When it comes to determining the CBD dosage that works best for you, starting low is always “the best policy.”  Starting with a 5 milligram dosage and gradually working your way up will not only show exactly what your body can handle, it will also allow you to discover what it means to have achieved “the desired effect.”   

Because, when it comes to getting the maximum benefits out of CBD, hitting that “sweet spot” is everything.   Discovering what works best for YOU is everything because it means that you’re not only finding a state of relief you’re also improving the quality of your life within the moment.

What has made CBD so attractive as an alternative therapy product in recent years is its ability to reduce symptoms frequently-associated with a wide range of crippling medical conditions that reduce quality of life.  

Health Condition vs. Body Chemistry

How CBD or cannabidiol benefits you as an alternative therapy is also contingent on your present health condition (s).

Your current health situation and the relief you’re seeking out will determine the dosage  of CBD that you’ll need to take.

People suffering from anxiety, stress, or depression may require a similar dosage to those that suffer from a sleep disorder or a lesser dosage. Those who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation may require a stronger dosage.

Those that suffer from anxiety, stress, and depression may see a reduction of symptoms, an increase in mental focus, and a sensation of relaxation.   Those with a sleep disorder may see an increase in the depth of sleep, extension of the sleep cycle, and more restoring and healthy sleep.

Those with chronic pain may see a serious reduction in inflammation as well as a reduction in soreness and pain.  Because CBD (Cannaibidiol) interacts with the brain’s endocannabinoid system through a stimulation of  receptors, chronic pain sufferers may also see a reduction in mitigated pain signals sent to the body.

People looking to “take the edge off” after a hard day at the office or those who “want to leave work at the office” will likely receive the positive benefits of CBD as an alternative therapy product via a lower dosage.

Body chemistry may also affect the speed in which a user receives the positive benefits of CBD.   

Depending on one’s body chemistry, the positive effects of CBD may be received within 2 hours of one’s first dosage where it may take as long as 2 weeks for others before experiencing positive benefits from CBD therapy.

Because CBD directly interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system it can help many find relief from many different medical conditions since the endocannabinoid controls so many aspects of feeling in the body itself.   

From sending out pain signals to different parts of the body to telling your stomach when it’s time to eat some food, when CBD is introduced to the endocannabinoid system it begins to assist in the balancing of the system itself.   When CBD is introduced, it stimulates the endocannabinoid’s receptors, which in response, then begin to produce their own cannabinoids – cannabinoids are positive compounds in the body that help relieve any negatives.

Balancing the endocannabinoid system is essential when it comes to improving quality of life since it effectively leads to a reduction of the release of stress-producing hormones and other toxic enzymes into the body which produce  negative effects upon  the brain and the body itself.

Can you eat CBD gummies daily?

Those curious about CBD should start low and gradually increase dosage over time.  Consuming a single 5 milligram CBD gummies is generally considered safe when ingesting on a daily basis.

Even though the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal has published safety and efficacy information on CBD which looks at all of the positive benefits associated with CBD as alternative therapy plus as well as also suggests that up to 1500 milligrams of CBD can be “well-tolerated” daily,  it is important to consult with your primary health care provider before beginning a CBD regime.  

Do you NOT ingest 1500 milligrams of CBD regardless of what it published on the internet.  

Do NOT begin a daily CBD regime without consulting your primary health care provider or a physician with a background in alternative medicines first.   

When taking in all the factors when it comes to determining what a best dosage may be when it comes to using CBD as a therapy to alleviate symptoms frequently-associated with anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, etc. it’s important to also consider unwanted reactions or side-effects relating to CBD use as well.

If a user experiences unpleasant, unwanted side-effects after ingesting CBD then discontinue use immediately.

 Negative side-effects experienced after taking CBD can generally be attributed to the following:

  • Drug interactions

Because CBD can interact with an array of OTC and prescription medications, it’s important that everyone with a curiosity about CBD first consult with their primary health care provider or their regular pharmacist prior to first usage.   

A primary care physician and pharmacist will be able to determine for a user whether or not CBD should or should not be taken in combination with other medicines. 

  • Non-Certified Ingredients

With the Food and Drug Administration not yet regulating CBD as an alternative therapy medicine, it is essential  that anyone with a curiosity only purchase CBD from companies that provide its customers with third-party laboratory testing. 

Do not buy CBD from a company that doesn’t provide its customers with third-party test results for every single one of its products.  Prior to purchasing a CBD product from a brick and mortar retailer or from an online website, also be sure to verify that the laboratory being used is an actual, accredited laboratory.

A third-party laboratory supplied COA (Certificate of Analysis) will not only verify the ingredients used in the product in comparison to what is being reported on the bottle, it will also validate a product potency, report a product’s full cannabinoid and terpene profile, plus also report any contaminants in the product such as metals, solvents, pesticides or other toxins.

If the CBD product purchase is of the utmost quality, and a user experiences negative side-effects, then discontinue use of the product. 

Even though the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal has published safety and efficacy information on CBD which looks at all of the positive benefits associated with CBD as alternative therapy it is important to consult with your primary health care provider before use.