Every individual metabolizes CBD differently. Moreover, everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different. We produce different amounts of endocannabinoids and our cells express cannabinoid receptors differently.
As a result, each person needs to undertake some level of experimentation to determine their ideal serving size. Moreover, many other factors come into play such as the time of day CBD drinks are consumed, whether or not they are taken with food, and whether or not the consumer is active at the time of use.
When using CBD drinks for medicinal purposes, it’s best, to begin with, a small amount and works up to a minimum effective dosage. Surpassing that dosage might result in either no additional benefits being enjoyed or even the effects being reduced. This is because CBD is what is known as a biphasic compound. What that means is that over a certain amount the effects can change. Alcohol is a good example of a biphasic drug. Used in moderation, alcohol can be relaxing and uplifting. However, surpassing the ideal amount and alcohol can actually be damaging to your health and result in toxic effects.
Unlike alcohol, CBD is completely non-toxic, non-addictive, and non-intoxicating, However, if too much CBD hemp is consumed at once, the side effects may include drowsiness and lethargy. The ideal dosage should be high enough to have some beneficial effect, but so high as to produce unwanted effects such as lethargy.
When consuming CBD drinks for non-medical use it’s really up to the user to decide when they feel the desired effects. Most CBD drinks contain between 10mg and 100mg of CBD. Drinking an entire CBD beverage that contains 50mg to 100mg of CBD could cause drowsiness or lethargy.