CBD dosing can be tricky. With CBD sometimes more might be better and at other times less would be more. Sufficiently confused? Rightly so. Effective at a WIDE range of dosages, there has not yet been a standard dosage for any CBD products. Despite what many say, what works for one person may not work for another. Experimenting is really (at the time of this writing) the only way to determine. “start low and go slow”, is a popular saying for advocates.
CBD compounds have what is called “biphasic” properties, which means that low and high doses can produce opposite effects. Small doses of CBD tend to stimulate while large doses tend to sedate. So if you are taking lower doses (15 mg or less) that can actually cause wakefulness and higher doses (160mg or more) have been linked to more time sleeping.
At the recent “Project CBD” conference, and interview with Dr. Dustin Sulak stated that CBD can also be Triphasic or even multiphasic.
Triphasic or multiphasic, because we see that it can go up and down and up and down. Each direction is a phase, right. So if I start subtherapeutic and someone gets a benefit, that’s one phase. If they go up even higher and they lose benefit that is another phase. But then often, when they really crank the dose up high, then benefit will return. Sometimes, when it returns, it returns with side effects or the benefits may be a little bit different than they were at the low doses. And there’s probably a phase at ultra-low doses, where people can take such a small amount and get benefit down there as well.
Research is on-going. In the meantime it is a learning process. Human nature is always wanting absolutes, however in this situation absolutes are a ways down the road. Remember patience is a virtue.