CBD: Implementation of Benefits (dosage)

Our last post highlighted how you might go about implementing some of the benefits of CBD oil; the situations in which you might use it and why it can be a beneficial health aid. One thing we didn’t mention though, is the dosage.


Before we provide you with some handy tips and tricks, because CDB oil isn’t regulated there actually isn’t a recognised daily intake or any kind of data that’s been standardised to reflect how much we should take. That being said, we’ve done our research and there are some logical ways to work out much much to take. The most important thing is to listen and tune into your body and make adjustments based on how you feel.


As we said in our last post, when taking CBD you need to take into account:

  • The concentration of CBD in the product
  • The weight of the individual taking it
  • The severity of the issue being treated
  • The person’s constitution: i.e are they generally sensitive to medications/fluctuation in body homeostasis

Below is table form Honest Marijuana which gives the weight of a person against the level of pain they are experiencing and a suggested dosage of CBD.



Now, how do you find out what dosage to take based on these recommendations and the CBD product you’ve purchased? Firstly you need to find the serving suggestion on the label and the amount of CBD in milligrams per serving.


For example:

Serving size: 10 drops

Amount per serving: 25mg

So each drop contains 2.5mg of CBD (25 divided by 10)


Now you can take your starting dose from the chart above and divide it by 2.5. So for example, if you fall into the 18mg category then your starting dosage will be 7.2 drops (let’s call that 7 drops!)


Regardless of what you work your starting dosage out to be, it’s probably a good idea to start small and see how your body feels before increasing your dose. Give yourself a few days, 3-4, before changing your dosage as daily fluctuations won’t help you to find something that works for you long term.


Lastly, the body’s receptors for cannabinoids (which make up our endocannabinoid system) can change over time, so if CBD is something that you think you might stay on long term then it’s likely that you’ll need to adjust your dosage anyway. Fluctuations in weight and metabolism will also have an effect - as ever, tune in to your body for maximum chill-out results!

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References:

Honest Marijuana: https://honestmarijuana.com/cbd-dosage-calculator/

Memium: https://medium.com/cbd-origin/whats-the-best-cbd-dosage-81ec4f95503b

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