The only thing better than CBD? Finding the perfect CBD Dosage…
But, just like your favorite pair of jeans or your go-to morning coffee, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to this.
Figuring out how much CBD you should take, when to take it, and how you take it are all part of the process—and it takes a little patience to find the perfect fit. However, once you find that sweet spot, you’ll be glad you took the time to figure out exactly what your body needed.
Determining the perfect CBD dosing is an individual journey, but we’re here to help! Keep reading for everything you need to know.
The Different Ways to Take CBD
One of the beautiful things about CBD is its versatility.
There are so many different ways to get your daily dose of CBD; you can take it in pill form, smoke the flower itself, or drop it under your tongue in the form of an oil or tincture... just to name a few.
Here are some of the different ways that you can take CBD:
CBD salves + lotions
Factors That Might Affect Your CBD Dose
When you’re trying to figure out how much CBD to take, there are some external factors to take into account, like:
Your Body Weight
Your weight plays a pretty big role in how much-or how little-CBD is going to affect you.
The CBD Concentration
CBD concentrations are measured in terms of milligrams (mg) per millimeter (mL). The concentration (or strength) of your CBD will vary depending on the product.
What You’re Trying to Achieve
Obviously, people of all ages, shapes, and sizes take CBD for a variety of different reasons—from calming a coffee buzz to easing painful menstrual cramps. Someone who is experiencing chronic pain will probably want to take a higher dose than someone looking for less noticeable effects.
Your Tolerance Levels
If you are an avid CBD user, you may notice over time that you’re not experiencing the same effects with the same doses. If you find that your CBD isn’t “working” the same way it used to, try taking a break to reset your system before starting up again with a small dose.
Finding the Perfect CBD Dosage
The general consensus on CBD dosage is this: start slow and small, and gradually work your way up.
Basically, in the beginning, start out by taking the smallest amount recommended. From there, it’s really a matter of determining whether that amount, frequency, and method works for you, and adjusting accordingly.
Here’s a useful calculator to help determine a good starting point.
Types of CBD Doses
Here are three popular CBD dosage types:
While you might think this term is reserved for taking psychedelics, microdosing literally just means slowing easing into a new substance by taking a micro dose.
With CBD microdosing, you take a small amount of CBD (like, 20mg) and break it up into mini-doses. For example, if you’re taking 20mg of CBD each morning, you would spread that out over the course of a 24-hour period, taking 4mg 5x a day-or 5mg 4x a day.
Many people opt to microdose CBD if they’re new to the compound, or if they’re trying to counter the negative effects of THC (where weed is legal, of course).
Standard CBD Dosage
Now, we’re not doctors. And, we’re also not saying that CBD will cure you of all your ailments (though some swear it will), but we are saying that there are different doses that you can take to help with different issues.
According to VeryWellMind, here are some of the standard CBD doses:
- CBD for Anxiety: 300–600 mg per day
- CBD for Bowel disease: 10 mg per day
- CBD for chronic pain: 20 mg per day
- CBD for Parkinson's disease: 100–300 mg per day
- CBD for anxiety and sleep: 25 mg per day
- CBD for Psychosis: 600 mg per day
A macrodose is a larger-than-normal dose of CBD, anywhere from 100mg to 800mg per day. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, menstrual cramps, or other serious conditions, this might be a viable option for you. BUT, we urge you to talk to your doctor before trying this method out, especially if you are taking any kind of prescription drug.
One Last Thing!
In summary: individual CBD doses will vary, and trial-and-error is not only accepted, but encouraged.
And, while we're all in favor of a little self-exploration, if you're not sure if (or what) CBD is right for you, we recommend talking to your doctor or healthcare professional, so they can help you navigate.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or head to our blog for more helpful CBD info.