The ideal serving of CBD for you depends on many factors, including your age, weight, severity of condition, product type, CBD type, and more. For most people a single dose ranges from 5-15 mg. Some people do great with 2-3 mg, others need 30-45 mg to relieve their symptoms.
When using edibles, portioning is easy, just read the label.
When using tinctures, a little math helps. CBD Tinctures come in widely different potencies, from very light (150 mg or less) to very strong (2500 mg or more). How many milligrams are in the bottle is not as important as how much you use per serving. To achieve the desired potency is just a matter of using more or less. First, determine how many milligrams you need per serving. You could refer to this weight-to-age ratio chart:
Then, determine how many drops of tincture you need using the chart below. This chart shows approximately how many milligrams of CBD per drop are in each potency:
As you can see, potency is relative to the amount of CBD and the volume of the liquid in the bottle. Listen to your body and adjust your serving up or down depending on how you feel.
If symptoms are not relieved after an hour, take another dose. If you take too much, rest.
One nice aspect of CBD is that, to date, no one has reported that you can take too much. This may sound kind of hokey, but its a good analogy: If you’re taking spinach to improve your health, how much is too much?
Well, there’s really not any reasonable amount that would be considered “too much spinach”. And, CBD is generally considered sort of the same.
So, knowing this, you are advised to start with an amount you think is reasonable, knowing you can always increase or decrease until you find your particular “happy spot”. (Hang in there, this article is leading to some actual numbers. All this introductory info has to be covered first as some people will only read to the numbers, then run off and try it without knowing all the facts about how to determine how much CBD one should take.)
So, HOW MUCH? Well, the range of milligrams of CBD for most is somewhere between 4 milligrams and 30 milligrams, per day. Okay, so knowing this, lets try throwing some real numbers around, again, these are merely starting points, knowing full well that you can increase or decrease as needed. Let’s say you weigh 120lbs and you have anxiety. So, your weight would be considered in the light to medium range and your condition would be considered to be in the light to medium range. So, you might start off taking between 4-10mg of CBD, per day. And, again, you can increase or decrease from there.
One person shared that they are 160lbs and have chronic pain. They started off taking 15 mg of CBD per day, but increased to 20mg to find their relief. Someone else is almost 200lbs and has cancer along with all the horrible effects of chemo. So, they are heavier and their condition is more severe. They take between 25-30mg of CBD per day depending on how they generally feel when waking up. (note: There is one person we’ve heard from who has to take 45mg of CBD per day for their condition. (While this is not common, it does occur.)
One last note on all this: It is recommended that when first starting out, try taking 1 dose of your daily amount in the morning AND 1 dose in the evening; take it twice per day for the first 3-4 days to build it up in your system. Then, after these first few days, drop back to once per day. From this point forward, you should be able to tell IF CBD will help you and IF SO, do you need to increase or decrease or, perhaps, double up with 2 doses a day, as some people do. For instance, a close person fighting cancer has to take CBD twice per day to stay ahead of the debilitating effects of the chemo.
As you can see by these last few paragraphs, there is NO actual data on how much CBD you should take. But, its also pretty easy to jump in and start trying to figure it out. Just listen to your body. It always knows!So, we hope this helps you with your question:
This information is for personal reference only and it’s validity is left to the reader’s discretion. We are not doctors and these statements are not endorsed by the FDA. Use CBD at your own risk as the FDA has not approved of it’s use. These statements are not intended to replace any advice from a medical professional and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This is a mathematical opinion on how to calculate milligrams and our opinion on how CBD works in the body based on our research and the references below. Please do your own research to learn more about CBD.
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