Is 15mg of CBD Oil Enough?

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You may have seen the news last year that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued new recommendations on CBD dosage.

In what was quite a shock to many CBD fans (and CBD brands, too!), the guidance dose of 70mg per day dropped significantly to 10mg per day. And now you may be wondering, is my CBD still safe to take?

If so, is 10mg of 15mg of CBD oil enough? So, today we wanted to ease your mind and explain that there’s nothing to worry about!

You are perfectly safe to continue using your favourite CBD products, and this might be ‘enough’ for some, but higher doses are preferred by others. Let’s delve into this announcement, and how to find your perfect dose of CBD oil.


Is 15mg of CBD Oil Safe?

The short answer is yes, 15mg of CBD oil is perfectly safe to take, assuming you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in the product!

The new FSA suggestion has been formed as a provisional measure while they wait on a review where they are considering “the average lifetime exposure to food products containing CBD, such as drinks, oils, sweets, bakery items or drops".

However, their head of regulated products has confirmed that the new guideline “does not have to be followed”, nor will higher dose products be removed from the market.

For more information, you can read the full review and updates here.


How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

The new FSA guidance to not exceed more than 10mg a day is just a recommendation, and it’s based on the fact that ‘CBD oil’ as a consumer product is relatively new (hence the ‘novel food’ status).

But, it’s worth remembering that cannabis and hemp have been used, safely, all over the world for thousands of years and any concerns that do arise over cannabis use are usually based on THC consumption – and of course shop bought CBD oil doesn’t contain any notable amounts of THC in the UK.

Rest assured that nothing has really changed. The WHO guidance still stands by the fact that CBD is completely safe to use, and it’s up to you to decide the dose of CBD oil that works best for you.

If you’re using CBD oil for a specific need, you may find it helpful to do a bit of research and find out what doses are being used in studies for your particular issue. But it’s worth keeping in mind that the amount that suits you will depend on a variety of factors, from your current endocannabinoid levels to your metabolism and weight.

When you’re trying to figure out your ideal dose of CBD oil, it can be really helpful to keep track of your progress by journaling. Keep note of the dose you’re using (try to be consistent and stick with the same dose every day for a couple of weeks at a time), and write down how you’re feeling, how you’re sleeping and anything else you think is relevant.

When keeping a CBD journal, and just in general really, it’s a good idea to pay attention to exactly how much you’re taking each time by calculating how much CBD is in a drop of the oil you’re using. Some brands detail this information on the product labels, but some don’t.


Here’s How You Can Work it Out:

  • Mg ÷ ml (for example, 500mg ÷ 30ml bottle) = CBD per 1ml dropper
  • Divide the total by the number of drops in the 1ml dropper (usually 20 although check with the supplier)

This will give you the amount of CBD per drop. 


Can I Overdose on CBD Oil?

It is possible to take more CBD oil that is ideal for your needs, but as far as we know (and we know pretty far!) it’s not possible to overdose on CBD in any way that is dangerous or even harmful to your health.

Most studies exploring the therapeutic benefits of CBD oil administer hundreds of mg to participants with no negative side effects. The highest single dose used in a study so far was 1500mg – that’s like drinking a whole bottle in one!

We don’t advise you to do that, of course. But we do advise that you relax. CBD oil is extremely safe. The worst symptoms you might expect from taking ‘too much’ CBD oil (the amount of which differs from one person to the next) are drowsiness, diarrhoea, a mild headache, minor anxiety or temporary heart palpitations.


Can CBD Interact with Medications?

CBD oil does interact with some medications and can impact the liver as a result, but usually only at high doses. You can check all drug/CBD interactions as identified by NICE here. Or, if you’re concerned, you should check with your doctor.


Explore our CBD oil today at Orange County CBD! 

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