Lifestyle

CBD Dosages

Your doctor chooses the dosages of the medication you’re prescribed. The bottle of cold medicine or allergy relief gives you specific directions on how much to take and how frequently. Both medications only come in a handful of dosage options usually, so your choices are fairly straightforward most of the time. 

But when it comes to CBD, it seems to become less specific across the board. How do you know what dosage is right for you? How much of it should you take? What should you watch out for? How do you know where to even start answering these questions?

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While most CBD products like oils and tinctures come with serving sizes in terms of drops, and gummies and capsules tell you how many are in each individual gummy and serving size, they all usually vary in the amount of CBD in them. So how do you know if you need the 25 mg per dose, or 100 mg? Don’t worry! We’re going to give you some tips and information to help you make the best decision for yourself.


While we wish we could tell you exactly, without question, exactly what dosage to take. . that’s just not how it works. Unfortunately, there isn’t one dosage that works across the board for every single person. CBD isn’t right for everyone, nor does it work at the same dosage for everyone, because (you guessed it) everyone is different! But we can say that in most human studies done with CBD, the dosages ranged between 20 and 1,500 mg per day

So how exactly does one decide the amount of CBD they should consume? They’re are a number of factors such as body weight, your body’s makeup and response to various chemicals and natural options, and the condition you’re using CBD for. And we can’t forget one of the biggest factors—the actual amount, or concentration, of CBD in what you’re ingesting. Let’s breakdown the different factors aforementioned, and dive into them, shall we?

Height & Weight

Just like with almost all drugs, medications, or supplements, size is going to play a factor in how much you should be taking. While your weight is the most important part of this calculation, your height can also contribute to your answer.

Potency & Strength

Deciding if you’re looking for a low, medium, or high strength product will help significantly in your search and eventually, decision. If you’re unsure what strength you want, start low and work your way up until you’ve reached the desired effect.

Reason for Using CBD

Believe it or not, this actually is a factor. With more general health, nausea, or headaches, a low to medium strength is recommended. For chronic ailments and conditions like arthritis, cancer, and insomnia, medium to high strength is recommended. If you find the low or medium strength isn’t working as well as you’d hoped, but you’re not reacting negatively, feel free to try a stronger strength!

If after doing research or talking with your medical professional, you’re still unsure, just start with something small. If you aren’t noticing any negative effects, but aren’t feeling how you had anticipated, slowly increase the dosage.

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