CBD Dosage: How Much Should You Take?
This article will teach you how to accurately calculate your individual CBD dosage; your very “CBD sweet spot”. Furthermore, it will teach you how to find accurate CBD serving sizes based on all three CBD intake methods (ingestible, smokable, and topical).
Introduction From The Author
Founder, Owner, & CEO of Cannabidiol Life
“This is unbiased information based on my experience in medical research, the CBD industry, and my direct network to over 50,000 CBD consumers worldwide. Dosage is one of the most important topics we’ve written about thus far and I hope you enjoy the wealth of information provided here.
Everything you find in this article will be based on time-relevant medical research studies (last 5 years).
This information should never replace professional medical advice. I must make this very clear as any and all recommendations for medical cannabis dosing should be monitored by your medical-cannabis-qualified physician.”
CBD DOSING 101
Pure CBD hemp oil can be consumed pretty much just like any other nutritional/vitamin supplement, but with more options!
You can ingest it, apply it, and smoke it.
With the mounting reports of positive effects associated with the consumption of CBD oil, there have been great advances in both the development of cannabidiol oil and the frequency of CBD medical research studies.
This influx of interest & heightened demand for CBD grew in parallel with the emergence and development of a very wide range of CBD oil products.
This vast range of options now gives consumers the opportunity to choose:
- Preferred CBD intake method
(ie. types of CBD oil products)
- Best Type of CBD product for their need
(ie. health condition or goal)
- A Serving/Dose-specific CBD product
(ie. CBD Pills or CBD Gummies)
In laments terms, the consumer can choose a product that will best fit their lifestyle, needs, and tastebuds.
The question now is…
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD YOU TAKE?
This is a tricky question due to the insane amount of misconstrued information found online. To combat this dilemma, we’ve curated both general recommendations, as well as CREDIBLE, cited medical sources that will answer this efficiently, to which then, we will explain transparently.
A GENERAL TIP FOR CBD SERVING SIZE GUIDANCE
CBD oil dosages, as well as consumption intervals, should be based on the serving size recommend dosages found on the CBD product labels.
In response to the above, we say “YES” and “MAYBE”.
We say, “YES”, in regards to following the instructions on the CBD Product label, we would never recommend doing otherwise as we have no idea what’s inside someone else’s product and we would hope to assume that they know their product enough to give general guidance.
The problem with that is, the CBD industry is being built on an unbeaten path. There are no road signs or specific directions. That is where our “Maybe” comes into play. We use the word maybe because there have been countless instances where big-name CBD companies have been scrutinized (publicly) for mislabeling their products.
Therefore, our recommendation is to base your dose on scientific research as well as with the guidance of a medical professional. Further, we invite you to use this article and our cited sources as useful references to share with your primary care physician in order to more accurately find your CBD dosage sweet spot.
WHAT MAYO CLINIC SAYS ABOUT CBD DOSAGE
According to Mayo Clinic, CBD dosage should depend on traditional use, expert opinion, scientific research, and publications (source).
This type of vague guidance is what you will find online. No direct answers, whatsoever. We do, however, appreciate the mention of seeking “expert opinion” AND “scientific research”.
Because this is where we, Cannabidiol Life, comes in.
DISCREPANCIES OF RECOMMEND CBD DOSAGE FROM THE LARGEST CBD COMPANIES IN USA
In order to offer you the best information possible, we had to do some digging. Below you will find the Recommend Serving Size from 10 of the Largest CBD companies (in no particular order) in the nation.
Here are their recommendations:
- GREEN ROADS – No guidance, the consumer must choose the “desired amount”
- ELIXINOL – 12mg Per Serving
- BLUE BIRD BOTANICALS – 4.2mg+ Per Serving
- JUST CBD – Varied Serving Size Per Bottle
- NULEAF NATURALS – 50mg Per Serving
- JOY ORGANICS – Varied Serving Size Per Bottle
- PURE KANA – Varied Serving Size Per Bottle
- MEDTERRA – Varied Serving Size Per Bottle
- +PLUS CBD – No guidance, the consumer must find their own “sweet spot”.
- CANNABIDIOL LIFE – Individualized Serving Size Formula based on the consumers’ weight. Otherwise, we recommend 50mg of CBD per serving as a general starting point
REMARKABLE DIFFERENCES BREEDS CBD DOSE CONFUSION
We find it incredibly remarkable how different the recommended CBD serving size is from one CBD oil to the next as well as from one company to the next. The “no guidance” actually blows my mind a bit.
Raise of hands, who’s confused?!
We’ve sifted through the medical research studies and we also teamed up with professional industry medical practitioners to offer you direct guidance on how to find the perfect dose.
For now, it’s a very simple math formula, but I heard through the grapevines it will soon be a live CBD dosage calculator!
CBD DOSAGE CALCULATOR / FORMULA
For ingested CBD (edibles/sublingual) products, here is the specific formula for you to use in order to calculate the perfect CBD Serving Size for you:
Body Weight (lbs) x 0.325mg (CBD) = Recommended CBD MG Dose
Here is a scenario and example:
If John or Jane Doe weighed 150lbs, this would be the mathematical equation:
150lbs x 0.325mg of CBD = 49.75mg of CBD
CBD OIL DOSAGE CHART
We’ve seen poorly built CBD dosage calculators as well as non-research-based dose charts and well, the only word to describe them is, “cringeworthy”.
The information being vomited online about CBD dosing is overwhelming and for the most part, completely unreliable.
There is a reason it took us 3 years to write this article on CBD dosage guidance and that’s because we now have credible guidance to offer. Before recent times, most, if not all information previously provided was merely opinion-based.
THE SPEWAGE STOPS NOW!
We’ve created the following two CBD Dosage Charts:
- For CBD Beginners (0.25MG)
- For experienced cannabis/hemp consumers (0.325MG)
The two CBD amounts listed above (0.25mg and 0.325mg) were actually very difficult to finalize because we had to get more credible sources to be confident in our dosage guidance.
We sifted through tons of medical studies, decipher through the language, combine article result summaries, find common ground between the summaries, and then investigate deeper into those findings.
When you think about it, it’s basically, finding the unfound; it’s treasure hunting!
We hope you’ve enjoyed the info so far and have provided tons of value. By the way, we have even more CBD dose education below!
HOW TO AVOID CBD DOSING ERRORS
- Choosing unit based CBD products like CBD Gummies & CBD Capsules. These have a set amount of CBD per unit. The only down fall is that it’s kind of hard to hit your exact recommended CBD dose. Either way, their an excellent alternative to tinctures because the dose is automatic.
- If the company you are buying from doesn’t offer you dose information on their website or on their product label, DO NOT BUY and REPORT them.
Finding the correct amount of CBD for you may take a bit of trial and error, especially if you try to do it on your own. Dosage recommendation should be given to you by your Doctor as that is what they are trained to do.
Doctor’s base Cannabidiol dosages on the severity of the associated health problems and issues that they are looking to alleviate. That means, it strictly depends on your condition severity and weight.
Lastly, don’t forget the formula!
Weight (lbs) x 0.325mg = Perect CBD Dosage