- CBD dosage varies for every person
- It's important to know how much CBD is in a product
- Research on dosing for conditions like sleep, anxiety, and pain is limited
- Consult a doctor about possible drug interactions
An effective dose of CBD is different for everyone. The most important thing is understanding how to measure and take CBD in an effective way. Only then is it possible to gradually increase dose until a result is achieved.
A bottle of CBD oil, if properly labeled, will list the total number of milligrams of CBD contained in the bottle. Some typical concentrations include 300, 750, or 1000 milligrams.
One can calculate the strength of a serving by dividing number of milligrams in the bottle by the number of servings in the bottle. For example, a 1 oz bottle that uses a 1 mL dropper contains about 30 servings. If the bottle contains 300 mg of CBD and 30 servings, there are 10 mg of CBD in each serving.
|Low||100 mg||3.3 mg|
|300 mg||10 mg|
|Medium||500 mg||17 mg|
|750 mg||25 mg|
|High||1,000 mg||33 mg|
|1,500 mg||50 mg|
|Extra Strength||2,500mg||83 mg|
Your body processes CBD at a different rate than your neighbor’s. However, you can use your weight as a starting place for understanding dosing.
One general guideline suggests 1 to 6 milligrams of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight, increasing the dose based on the severity of symptoms.
A dose may be higher or lower depending on the condition one is trying to treat. A dose for sleep may be different than a dose for pain.
|Severity||25-50 lbs||50-85 lbs||85-150 lbs||150-240 lbs||240+ lbs|
|Mild||6 mg||9 mg||12 mg||18 mg||22 mg|
|Medium||9 mg||12 mg||15 mg||22 mg||30 mg|
|Severe||12 mg||15 mg||18 mg||27 mg||45 mg|
Dosages used in clinical trials are often much higher than servings listed on bottles for commercial sale. If you read a study that suggests CBD cures anxiety, make sure you look to see what dose was used in the trial.
After reading the label and using weight to estimate a dose of CBD (number of milligrams) that may provide relief, choose an effective way to take a dose. Options include oils, gummies, capsules, and vapes or flower. Each delivery method works differently and takes a different amount of time to work.
|Method||Time to Work||Time it Lasts|
|Oil||20-40 minutes||2-6 hours|
|Vape||1-10 minutes||1-4 hours|
|Edible||45 minutes||1-8 hours|
|Capsule||1 hour||4-6 hours|
Give products time to work before taking more. Especially with edibles or gummies, it’s not smart to take multiple doses before understanding how the CBD is working in your body.
Every person is different, and every body will react differently to cannabis. To learn more about how CBD works in your body, read these helpful resources.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This guide is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please talk to your doctor before you make any changes to your healthcare plan.