Compared to CBD, cannabinol (CBN) exists in smaller quantities in most strains of organically grown hemp. Although it’s less popular than its famed cousin, CBN is gaining momentum as a potential sleep aid. However, many people are unfamiliar with the optimum CBN dosage.
Dosing can be adjusted for various reasons, including the purpose of use, time of day, and personal factors such as body size and metabolism. However, in this guide we’ve put together some basic guidelines in order to help users get a general idea of where to begin.
CBD Dosage for Sleep
The most important use for CBN is as a sleep aid. PureKana’s CBD/CBN tincture for sleep features a multi-cannabinoid blend to help users settle down at night, and this tincture is great if you’re focusing more on CBD but want a hint of CBN and melatonin to help achieve a perfect, natural night’s rest.
We also offer the same formula in CBN sleep gummies, with each gummy containing a 5mg dose of CBN each. Of course, one of the key benefits of gummies is you can double or halve your dose of CBN in order to experiment and find the perfect results for your needs.
That being said, we recommend all of our customers start slow and listen to their body before making any changes to dosing or serving size. Here is a quick dosage guide for those that are just starting out using CBN for sleep:
- Week 1-2: 2mg ~45 minutes before bed
- Weeks 3-4: 5mg ~45 minutes before bed
- Weeks 5+: 10mg ~45 minutes before bed
CBN Dosage Chart
Right now, there is no standard dosage chart for CBN. As stated above, the recommended dose can vary depending on various factors. Someone who has a larger BMI or a slower metabolism may need more CBN to feel the same effects as someone lighter with a quick metabolism. Furthermore, cannabinoids can affect every individual differently, making it tricky to understand exactly how much you need.
As with other cannabinoids, it’s often a case of trial and error in terms of finding the perfect dosage. This is why tinctures can be a preferred administration method; they allow the user to experiment and fine tune dosages until they achieve perfect effects.
As noted above, it’s useful to slowly increase both your CBD and CBN dose over time, particularly if you don’t feel any immediate effects.
CBN Dosage for Daytime Use
There are a variety of uses for CBN that extend beyond sleep. A handful of studies suggest that CBN has antibacterial properties, neuroprotective potential, and even an ability to stimulate appetite.
It’s worth noting that most studies on CBN use rodent models. It’s therefore uncertain how effective it is in humans – and/or whether the effects are the same.
Regardless, if you want to use CBN in the daytime, it would be wise to pair CBN with another cannabinoid (like CBD). This will help to offset the sleep-inducing properties of CBN. Also, be sure your product does not contain any melatonin, valerian root, or chamomile, as these all help to promote sleep.
Depending on the consumption method you use, you may not notice effects right away. With gummies, it can take up to an hour before you notice a difference. Meanwhile, with tinctures, you may notice effects within half an hour.
Final Thoughts on CBN Dosage
There are lots of reasons why people are using CBN nowadays. Though it remains in the shadow of CBD, it is becoming ever more popular. It’s most common to find CBN within CBD products, as there is a pervasive belief that a combination of cannabinoids works most effectively.
There are few studies on CBN to date, meaning much more work needs to be done in this area. That being said, hundreds of users are employing CBN successfully, with the most common use being better sleep. It’s possible to achieve this with a low dose of about 5mg daily, especially when used with other cannabinoids.