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How To Find Your Correct CBD Dosage for Anxiety or Insomnia
Jan 28, 2021 | Posted by: GreenWay DNA

With all of the noise relating to CBD, finding out how much you should really be using has become quite a difficult task. This is a result of an industrial boom brought on by the Farm Bill in 2018. 

There are online dosage calculators but those are not backed by any science. These "calculators" are at fault for much of the misinformation in the industry as they just spit out random numbers to people who are looking for actual relief.

The figure below is a report on a double blind study of 50 individuals with various weights and CBD needs, clearly showing that there is no association between the two variables like there is with alcohol.

CBD for Anxiety - how much should i take 



Here you can see that as the weight of the individual goes up, there is no correlation with an increasing CBD/THC dose. This is something that is widely misunderstood among CBD and THC users. 

On average, people spend 6 months and $3,000 dollars trying to find the perfect amount of CBD that they should be taking to get the relief they ever so desired.

If you want to skip the long, costly process, try our patent-pending, revolutionary GREENWAY DNA Dosage Test kit to find out your specific dosage.

Our tests are created by field-leading geneticists to have spent their lives understanding how CBD and THC effect your endocannabinoid system and how your specific DNA can tell you how much you should be taking. 

Your individualized dose is dependent on many factors, which is why the only true way to know how much you should really be taking is by looking into your DNA. Our lab will analyze your saliva and within 2-4 weeks you will be confident in the amount of CBD or THC you should be taking. 

CBD is typically used to help with anxiety, chronic pain, epilepsy, and insomnia. It is currently used by millions of people across the globe, although many are not using it with proper amounts. 

We have found that people generally are taking much less than they should be to get full relief from whatever ailment they might be trying to combat. 


The Research 

CBD interacts with the cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R), the serotonin 5-HT1A receptor, along with other receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety-induced behaviors.

The authors of the review also found preclinical and clinical evidence that established CBD as an effective treatment for numerous types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • panic disorder (PD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • social anxiety disorder (SAD)

In a more recent study, researchers evaluated CBD’s effects in 397 adults living in New Zealand. The study participants received medical CBD prescriptions for a variety of ailments, including non-cancer pain, cancer-related symptoms, neurological symptoms, and mental health symptoms.

All groups reported improvements in their overall quality of life after 3 weeks of CBD treatment. The individuals who received CBD treatment for anxiety or depression reportedly experienced improvements in their ability to perform daily functions and reduce pain and anxiety or depression symptoms.

70% of study participants reported some level of satisfaction with CBD treatment, ranging from good to excellent. Only 9.9% of participants experienced adverse side effects, such as sedation and vivid dreams. An even smaller portion of the study population (0.8%) reported worsening symptoms.

Researchers evaluated the effects of CBD treatment in 72 adults with either anxiety or sleep problems.

The majority of study participants received one 25 milligram capsule of CBD once a day (mg/d). A few participants received 50 or 75 mg/d. One individual with a history of trauma and schizoaffective disorder received up to 175 mg/d.

After the first 2 months of CBD treatment, 78.1–79.2% of participants reported improvements in anxiety symptoms. However, 15.3–19.5% of participants developed worse symptoms after CBD treatment.

The authors of one article reviewed eight studies investigating CBD’s role in treating various anxiety disorders.

The authors found evidence to support the use of CBD as an effective monotherapy or complementary therapy for treating generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

However, the studies showed considerable variation in CBD doses, ranging from 6-400 mg per dose. This variation highlights the need for more high-quality, large-scale clinical trials to help establish standardized dosing and clinical usage guidelines for CBD therapy.