CBD Dosage Guide – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
When determining CBD dosage it’s important to understand the dosage depends on what you want to achieve and your personal preferences. Each person will experience different effects. CBD is similar to a multivitamin. It takes time to build up within the body and produce benefits.
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.
The proper dosage all depends on your health and your body. Experiment to find out what works best for you.
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
Different 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
If you’re dosing CBD oil, we recommend starting with one-quarter drop daily 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
If you’re using a balm, it’s suggested to apply a healthy amount to the area where you are experiencing soreness, dryness, or stiffness every six hours. You should experiment with different strengths of CBD balm. Start low and add more until you feel you’ve hit a sweet spot.
If you’re vaping, you can keep some in your vaporizer and use it throughout the day. When starting off, try taking 3 inhales, then waiting 30 minutes to see if you notice an effect.
Gummies and capsules produce the longest effect. You can start by taking one gummy every 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 feeling any psychoactive effects. Capsules can be used on a similar schedule.
Key Points To Remember When Dosing CBD
There are a few key points to remember when determining the proper amount of CBD to take:
- Experiment when you first try CBD. Start slow and work your way up.
- There is not one “right amount” to take. Each person will react differently to different dosages.
- Use our chart as a starting guide until you figure out which amount works best for you.
Enjoy the process and the wonderful calm and peace of mind that CBD can bring into your life. If you’d like to find out more about CBD, be sure to read our CBD textbook.
- 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