Dosing is very individualized and will vary per person. We recommend starting with a small dose and slowly increasing that dose over time to find what works best for you. Remember to “start low and go slow”. This is because cannabis can often produce a biphasic effect, meaning low and high doses can produce different effects. While it may sound counterintuitive, more is not always better with cannabis and hemp. Sometimes a lower dose can be more effective than larger doses and you don’t want to start out too high and miss that more effective lower dose. This is why we suggest starting low, even at a sub-therapeutic level, and slowly increasing that dose until you reach your minimum effective dose (MED).
Dosing for cannabis and hemp is trial and error and is unique to every individual. It can vary depending on your body chemistry, state of mind, diet and many other factors. However, in our many years of working with patients, here are some general trends we have seen. For people treating mild chronic conditions, starting with 3 drops 3-4x day with food containing fat is a good place to start. This dose can be increased as needed from there. There is a bell curve with required dosing from what we’ve seen, skewed more towards lower dosing. Some people find a 3 drop dose is plenty, some people need a 1ml dose, every person is unique.
Tinctures last anywhere from 2-6 hours depending on the individual, so dosing throughout the day usually yields the best results.
If you’re experienced consuming cannabis or hemp and know the dose that works for you with other products, something to keep in mind is that every brand varies widely in terms of content and method and it can take some experimentation to find what works best for you, so still starting lower is a good idea. For example, our products are true full spectrum, gently extracted from the flower and should be more effective and require less of a dose than an isolate or broad spectrum product sourced from leaf with a harsher extraction process.