The Deal with the Dose

As you probably know, CBD has many health benefits and can be used to treat a variety of issues. No matter what condition you are trying to treat with CBD, taking the appropriate dosage is key. Finding this dosage, however, can be difficult, as CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA and there currently are no official recommended dosages. Below is our guide to figuring out the best CBD dose for you: 

In general, human dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams (mg) per day. But determining where your dosage falls within this range depends on a variety of factors, including: 

  • Body weight
  • The condition you are treating
  • Your sensitivity level
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • The concentration of CBD in the product 

With all of these variables to consider, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about the appropriate dosage and potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. If not, it is best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For example, start with 20mg per day, and gradually increase this amount by 5mg a week until you feel your symptoms are being treated. 

Aligning Your Dose with CBD Products:

But how does this dosage align with particular CBD products? Though milligrams are often stated on the package, the numbers often vary and can be confusing to understand. 

Certain products, such as CBD gummies, capsules, or pills tell you how much CBD is in a single serving. Oftentimes the packaging on a bottle of CBD capsules states the exact amount of CBD per capsule so you can clearly understand how many milligrams you are consuming in each gummy or capsule. 

CBD tinctures, in contrast, can be a bit more difficult to understand. Generally, CBD oil and tinctures come in a dropper bottle, and state how much CBD is in the entire bottle. For people new to CBD, this large number (generally between 1000- 2000mg) can be a bit misleading. To understand how much CBD is in a single drop or serving, there are a few things to keep in mind: One drop is about 0.05 milliliters (mL). This means that a 10-mL bottle of CBD oil contains 200 drops. And if the packaging for that 10-mL bottle says that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain about 5 mg of CBD. So, to have 20 mg of that type of CBD oil, you should take four drops.

Hopefully, this breakdown helps you better understand CBD doses, potency, and products and how CBD can best help you!  When it comes to working out which dosage of CBD you should use, it is always best to talk to your doctor, especially if you’re currently taking any other medications. If interested in learning more about CBD and our products, please visit our website or contact one of our knowledgeable staff members.