Finding out the right amount of CBD oil for your medical cannabis treatment and dosage can be confusing when you are using CBD for the first time.

Most people new to the world of CBD are encouraged to start with a small recommended dose and increase the dose as needed until they achieve the desired results. Even then, you need to adjust your CBD dosage regularly, and what works for you personally may be a completely different dosage from others, especially when it comes to finding the right CBD intake formats. It takes a little time and effort to determine the “right” amount of CBD to take and find the dose, but once you find it, you will hopefully be left satisfied.

How much CBD should I take?

I recommend you use the following CBD dosing table to make your life easier if you want to use CBD oil products in a standard sublingual form. Read the product label and calculate the total number of drops required to reach your target dose. And confer with your doctor to make sure that your CBD dosage application is right for your body.

80 – 150 pounds151-240 pounds240+ pounds
Low12 mg18 mg22.5 mg
Medium15 mg22.5 mg30 mg
High18 mg27 mg45 mg
Recommended milligrams of CBD to consume based on desired effects and weight

One of the best ways to determine your initial CBD dose is to compare it with your body weight. Increasing the amount of CBD in your oil gradually is the great way to figure out your best CBD dosages as well. We recommend a lower dose of CBD first, as too high a dose can cause side effects such as lower blood pressure, headaches, nausea, dizziness and nausea. So take it nice and easy and ease into the deployment of CBD into your body.

How to determine the dosage in CBD products

Learning how much CBD is in a capsule or gummy bear is easy to find out, just read the facts section on the label. Oil and tinctures are more difficult because the packaging often indicates the amount of CBD in the oil or droplet, but not the percentage of CBD. So please be mindful of this when making purchasing decisions.

The number of milligrams of CBD in an edible product is always indicated on the packaging. In the example of cbdMD’s gummies, the bottle indicates “300MG” but there are 30 gummies in the bottle. Therefore, each gummy has 10mg of CBD. If you want approximately 20 mg, you should take 2 gummies.

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cbdMD makes understanding CBD dosages easy with their gummy packaging

CBD tinctures come with a dropper. One full dropper contains around 1 mL of oil, which equals 20 drops. The total milligrams of CBD oil is indicated on most bottles. In the example of cbdMD, they also indicate that each dosage (1 full dropper) contains 10 mg of CBD. This can also be calculated by taking the full bottle size and dosage divided by the size of 1 dropper (300 MG / 30mL to get to 1 mL dropper serving).

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Oil tinctures can be more difficult than edibles to determine the dosage, but cbdMD labels both total concentration and single dropper dosage on the packaging

If you do not know how many milligrams of CBD are in a gummy bear, it is a legitimate question how much CBD gummy bear you should take. I often see this question being asked incorrectly, so this is a good opportunity to make a clear distinction. The use of CBD edibles is not a really simple dosage, as the edible products you consume are unlikely to contain a set amount of CBD as well. The bioavailability of edible CBD is at the lower end of the spectrum, meaning that it can easily take more than two hours to feel the effects of edible CBD. The dosage of CBD in an edible food depends substantially on the condition you are trying to alleviate.

How to adjust your dosage

The next step requires some experimentation, as you will need to find out what works best for your body chemistry based on the results you are looking for in the product you choose. It is extremely difficult to say which is the best dosage and how much CBD to take based on your age, weight, use-case, and aims.

CBD does not appear to have any serious side effects, but your body needs time to adjust to it and its needs. The best thing about CBD oil is that you can increase or decrease the dose as needed, with a single drop being the best method of micro-dosing.

Trial and error is key to finding the right CBD dosage you need, so don’t hesitate to use as much as you want.

Similar to other dietary supplements, the correct dosage of CBD is of utmost importance. It is always best to stick to the recommended portion size and increase the dose if necessary.

Once you have established a moderate dose that suits your circumstances, it is possible to increase the amount of CBD you consume if desired. CBD has shown an excellent safety profile, and there is no evidence of public health-associated problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or seizures.

How long does it take to take effect?

As for the bioavailability of CBD, it usually takes 15 minutes to an hour for CBD oil to be felt when consumed sublingually.

Take small doses at a time to see how it will make you feel before you increase the amount of CBD. While marijuana use is contraindicated for people with anxiety disorders due to the effects of THC, CBD can have positive effects even if the oil contains little or no THC. Taking small amounts over a broader period of time is a great way to see what works best for your body and your well being. That is how I started and I advise a similar approach to my friends and family.

More information on CBD dosage

Calculating the amount of CBD in the oil dose will give you the perfect amount of CBD you can get. A calculator can help you determine how many drops you need based on the strength of the product. The best way to start is to study the manufacturer’s recommended dosage and then express your personal preferences in conjunction with guidance from your doctor.

Some CBD users seem to prefer 10-20 milligrams once a day as a CBD dose, but some people who use CBD oil to manage anxiety prefer only 1 mg a day. Remember that it may take some time before you feel the lasting effects of CBD oils. As noted earlier, experimentation is key.

Now let’s discuss specific dosages and how each may make you feel. Let’s say your doctor has set a dose of 30 mg of CBD per day. What does that mean? This figure refers to how many milligrams of CBD are contained in the oil. For example, 2.5% CBD oil contains 230 mg, while 5% oil contains 460 mg and 10% 1,000 mg.

The most common method of measuring CBD uptake is inhaling CBD by vaping, smoking or ingesting in high concentrations. Although you may have a vapor cartridge or refillable tank, there is no way to accurately measure the CBD contained in a single puff. If you want to specifically measure your CBD intake, food (i.e. gummies) are a great and popular approach.

You should consult your doctor before using CBD for medical purposes or for taking medication. Start the dosage process by knowing exactly how much CBD is in your product and how much CBD you will be absorbing for your needs.