When it comes to beginning an internal CBD regimen, finding the proper dose is important. So where to begin? There can certainly be some ambiguity with dosing, especially if you've already tried other products available on the market. Today we are going to focus on dosing instructions for those who may be trying to find the balance for themselves with internal CBD.
Bela Flor Apothecary's Serenity Drops have been tested, and verified so that we can bring you the most accurate information for dosing. The 500 formula contains 3 mg of CBD per pump, and the 1000 contains 6 mg per pump. This can help guide you in finding the perfect dose, whether you are looking for a small, subtle dose, or a larger, noticeable dose.
Micro dosing vs. Macro dosing:
Depending on who you are, and what your symptoms are will dictate how you want to dose for relief. Melanie Giffen, Owner of Bela Flor explains, “Generally I recommend 6 mg per day as a micro dose. All of our products are designed to be used in micro doses. This is because we believe that less is more as a guiding holistic philosophy.”
CBD is a wellness remedy and just like people take a daily dose of a multivitamin or vitamin C for immunity, CBD can help with a general sense of wellbeing and improve cognitive functioning. It also helps reduce inflammation in the body in a world where everything we eat can cause disharmony in the body. So the overall intent with its use is to normalize the body and not to feel otherwise effected by it.
However, there are circumstances where higher dosing at the macro level would be appropriate. A macro level dose would be around 30- 50mg of CBD, or the equivalent of approximately 6-8 pumps of the Serenity 1000, in one ingestion.
When it comes to feeling a dose, 50mg is going to hit you by feeling extremely relaxing and could induce a strong feeling of drowsiness. Why would you do that? Perhaps you having an extreme panic attack, or suffering incredible pain. But you would not want to drive or operate heavy machinery. This is the type of dose you take to see the effects and how it makes you feel. It’s a lot of CBD to take and it will have a marked effect on the body and mind.
"One thing I want my clients to know is that when they buy the Serenity Drops, they should always feel more than welcome to reach out to me via email with any questions and concerns they have. As a certified Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Shiatsu therapist and Reiki practitioner, I care about giving recommendations and support when using herbal remedies." Giffen is always keen to connect. She can help you tailor your regimen to best fit your situation and help you discern if you need a micro or macro dose. She can talk about stepping up your dosing gradually, and/or which products are right for you.
You can see our wide range of CBD + hemp essential oil products, including our essential oil of hemp, at Bela Flor Apothecary's online store.
Taking Breaks from CBD
When you are on a CBD regimen for any reason, it is important to give your body breaks so that it can reset and not build up a tolerance. Here at Bela Flor Apothecary, we suggest a couple of ways to do this. The first is simply taking 3-7 days off of your CBD regiment each month. Alternatively, you could do 5 days on and 2 days off, to give the body time to correct itself and function normally. Taking the Serenity Drops only during the week and giving the body time to restore on the weekends. Either one of these is a good maintenance plan for longterm CBD use.
Cardamom & Licorice Chai Latte
Immune boosting + Anxiety Relief
This delicious Licorice and cardamom chai latte will soothe your nerves, boost your immune system and improve digestive health, what better way to start your day?
I chose to make this a 'bullet proof' latte by blending in milk and coconut fat, which nourishes the brain and body and it makes it super creamy and frothy.....which is delicious! However, if this is not for you, please use which ever milk or cream you like instead.
Tools: 3 quart pot, strainer, blender (optional)
Ingredients: Licorice root, chopped- 2 TBL.
Cardamom pods- 1 TBL.
Cinnamon stick- 1
Black peppercorns- 1 tsp.
Clove- 1 tsp.
Fresh ginger root- 2-3 inch piece sliced
Fresh turmeric root- 2-3 inch piece sliced
Honey- 2-3 TBL. or to taste
Ghee- 2 TBL. (optional)
Coconut oil- 2 TBL. (optional)
Serenity Drops- 3 pumps
Nutmeg- grated fresh for top
Method: Combine all spices and roots in pot and cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 min.
Strain into blender or tea pot ( if not usung the ghee and coconut oil, in which case you can add milk or cream of your choice along with sereinty drops and mix well)
Add in honey to taste, coconut oil, ghee and serenity drops. Blend on high for a few seconds until it becomes ceamy and frothy.
Pour into your favoraite mug, grate fresh nutmeg on top and enjoy.
Note: Healthy fats from the ghee and coconut oils are excellent food for the brain. Once cool this 'bullet-proof' latte will form solids from the fats. Simply re-heat and blend to get it back to its creamy frothy state. Nutmeg is an aphrodisiac, the smell and taste will uplift the mind and body.
Also- if you make an large pot of tea, you can save it in the fridge without the fat/cream and use it to mix with elderberry syrup for a winter immune boosting shot. In a glass jar with lid it will keep for 1 week.
Additionally- The spices and roots can be saved and re-used 2-3 more times with some fresh sipces and roots added if desired. ( keep in the refrigerator if not using with in 12 hours)