CBDA Dosage: How Much CBDA Should I Take?

Posted on May 9th, 2023 to CBDA

CBDA Dosage

For individuals who do not achieve a desired outcome with CBD, CBDA, either alone or in combination with CBD, may offer a more effective outcome. While the research into the potency of CBDA is still in its early stages, preliminary findings show CBDA to offer greater measures of efficacy in smaller doses. Take a look below at how to find the best CBDA dosage if you intend to make the change from CBD or try CBDA for the first time.


First, a Closer Look at CBDA

CBDA is cannabidiolic acid, which is the non-intoxicating, precursor cannabinoid of CBD (cannabidiol). Cannabis plants actually produce the acidic forms of cannabinoids like CBDA first, but these acidic precursors convert when exposed to heat during preparation or processing.

CBDA does share many properties with CBD, such as helping with inflammation or stress. However, CBDA is more bioavailable and may be as much as 11 times more easily absorbed in the body than CBD. For this reason, and because CBDA is often more potent than CBD once it’s been absorbed, the typical CBDA dosage is oftentimes substantially lower than with CBD alone.  When combined with THC products CBDA will not lower the psychoactive effects of THC, as does CBD. We’ve offered an extensive comparison of the differences between CBDA vs CBD if you would like a closer look.

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What Is the Average Dose for CBDA?

Every individual may need a different dose of cannabinoids based on tolerance levels, metabolism, and other factors unique to each person. For general benefits, it is best to start with a small dose of 5 mg and adjust that dose by small increments of 5 mg until you achieve the lowest most-effective dose. Once you’ve determined the amount that works for you, observe how long the benefits persist after a single dose and then increase the number of doses per day to meet your needs.

For example, if you find 5 mg is not working, up your dose by five more milligrams every two days until you experience desired effects. So on day 3 and 4, try 10 mg 1-4 times per day.  If you still do not feel any benefits, then increase to 15 mg on day 5 and 6, and 20 mg on day 7 and 8. Do not be afraid to keep increasing up to 50 to100 mgs, though most people do well with much less. It may take as long as two to four weeks to find your optimal dose. After taking what you believe to be an effective dose, if the effects are wearing off too quickly, then this is the time to take an additional daily dose.

Keep in mind, even though 5 to 10 mg may not sound like much, CBDA is more effective and potentially more readily used by the body than CBD. Most people require between 50 and 70 percent less CBDA than CBD. Therefore, you shouldn’t need as much to reach the desired outcome. If you are taking a full-spectrum product like Healer CBDA Oil Drops, your optimal CBDA oil dosage may be even less.  Healer also makes using their drops easy because 1 drop ≈ 1 mg of total cannabinoids with 50 mg/mL.

CBDA Dosage for Pain and Inflammation after Physical Activity

CBDA can be an effective option for aches and discomfort, especially for individuals who have used CBD and not experienced relief or those who are taking a high dose of CBD with little relief. Since CBDA may be better utilized by the body, individuals may be able to switch from CBD to CBDA oil or capsules and see better outcomes using far less product.

Since there is no one CBDA dosage for aches and discomfort that works for everyone, it is still a good idea to start low and slow and work your way up. Follow the same rule: start with a 5 to 10 mg dose (depending on your product’s minimum dose amount) and adjust every two days until optimal effects are experienced. For example, if you are taking Healer CBDA Capsules with 10 mg per capsule, take one capsule 1-4 times per day first, wait two days, and then increase by one capsule if needed for day 3 and 4. You may need a higher dose than someone taking CBDA for something like stress relief or focus.

Tips for Achieving the Best CBDA Dosage for You

A few tips to remember about finding the appropriate CBDA dosage include:

  • Start low at about 5 to 10 mg
  • Remember, CBDA may absorb 5 to 11 times better than CBD
  • Adjust the dose by small increments every 2 days until you see results
  • Keep track of how much CBDA you take and the effects
  • Opt for a full-spectrum product for better results

Personalize your CBDA Dosage with Healer

CBDA can be exceptionally beneficial for some individuals, but finding the proper dose is important. As you begin a CBDA regimen, be sure to get the guidance you need by downloading our free Usage Guide and Response Tracker from Healer.

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