CBD Oil Dosage Guide – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
When determining CBD dosage it’s important to understand the dosage depends on your physiology, symptoms and your desired effects. Each person is unique and will experience different effects.
A person with a good endocannabinoid tone won’t need as much and will also experience the most subtle effects. While an individual with more pressing health matters may need to up the CBD dosage to help tone the endocannabinoid system into balance.
CBD is similar to a multivitamin. It takes time to build up within the body and produce benefits.
We can experiment with proper CBD dosage based on a few things: your weight and how you want to take CBD.
CBD Dosage based on weight
CBD users with an average weight between 150lbs and 240lbs find that a dose between 15mg and 20 mg once or twice a day is enough to provide effective relief from a variety of ailments. Check our CBD dosage chart below, as even mild dosages of 12mg per day can provide real noticeable relief.
While you might not notice an immediate effect while taking CBD, over time you should begin to detect more balance, calm, and peace of mind in your life.
Some people may notice a more extreme difference than others. Imagine someone who is deficient in vitamin C. Taking a vitamin C supplement would result in a radical change in their health.
CBD is similar to a vitamin in that it helps to support and maintain overall health. If your endocannabinoid system is depleted or imbalanced, taking CBD could produce tremendous changes more quickly than someone who has a healthy endocannabinoid tone.
If you’re already healthy, you may not notice an immediate effect. While your friends or family may start taking high doses of CBD and notice instant changes, you may not need the same amount.
General CBD Oil Dosage Guidelines
This chart can help you determine the proper amount of CBD to take. Start with the mild range for a week and notice the effect. Take the amount recommended for your weight. If you aren’t feeling the effects, move up to the medium range. Try the high strength range if the medium range does not produce the desired s results.
As Dr. Dustin Sulak, director of Integr8 Health, says “Some patients effectively use tiny amounts of cannabis while others use incredibly high doses. I’ve seen adult patients achieve therapeutic effects at 1 mg of total cannabinoids daily, while others consume over 2000 mg daily without adverse effects.”1
Schedules of CBD Consumptions
There are three main CBD oil dosage schedules that people use to take CBD:
- Once or Twice Per Day
- Every 2-3 Hours
- Hourly Microdosing
When finding your ideal dose of CBD oil, we recommend starting with one-quarter dropper 1-2 times per day during the first week, moving up to one half a dropper during the second week, three-quarters of a dropper during the third week, and a full dropper on the fourth week.
In a paper published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, Dr. Caroline MacCallum and Dr. Ethan Russo shared a good tip for figuring out a proper dosage of CBD, “Start Low and Go Slow!”2
CBD BALM DOSING: Depending on the strength of CBD Balm, you may have to apply a little or a lot. Hempure CBD Balm is concentrated (750mg and 1400mg), so a little bit is very effective. Apply a small amount to the area where you are experiencing soreness, dryness, or stiffness every six hours.
CBD VAPE DOSING: Vapers usually microdose throughout the day. Mix it into your regular eliquid or vape CBD it straight. When starting off, take 3 inhales, then wait 30 minutes. We recommend starting with 250mg CBD Vape oil.
CBD EDIBLES DOSING: Gummies and capsules produce the longest effect. Take one 10-25mg gummy or capsule every 6-12 hours and then increase if you’d like a more pronounced result. Like all Hempure CBD products, our gummies do not contain THC, so you don’t need to worry about any psychoactive effects. Capsules can be used on a similar schedule (every 6-12 hours).
Key Points To Remember When Dosing CBD
There are a few key points to remember when determining the proper amount of CBD to take:
- Start slow and work your way up. CBD works at the root level of health to balance out the entire body.
- There is not one “right amount” to take. Each person will react differently to different dosages depending on their current endocannbinoid tone.
- Use the chart as a starting guide until you figure out which amount works best for you.
Enjoy the process and the wonderful calm, peace of mind and relief that CBD can bring into your life. If you’d like to find out more about CBD, be sure to read our CBD guide.
- Dr. Dustin Sulak, A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing, Leafly, 2018 Feb, https://www.leafly.com/news/health/a-physicians-perspective-on-optimal-cannabis-dosing
- Dr. Caroline MacCallum, Dr. Ethan Russo, Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing, European Journal of Internal Medicine, 2018 Mar, https://www.ejinme.com/article/S0953-6205(18)30004-9/fulltext