One of the most common questions that we receive for inexperienced CBD users is: “How much CBD should I take and how often?” It is a great question and the answer is that it depends on several factors. Some CBD products for purchase come with a recommended dosage guide, but the truth is that CBD dosages depend on factors such as body weight, personal body chemistry, your age, and other health conditions you may have. Given that CBD is not yet regulated by the FDA, no official Dosage Guidelines have been issues but there are certainly safe parameters to start with.
CBD Dosage Guide: When determining your ideal CBD Dosage, your goal is to find the lowest dose that provides the benefits you need with few or no side affects. Our friends at cbdoil.org created a very helpful chart that calculates 1-6mg per pound of body weight, and the recommended dosage.
CBD Dosage Guide: How Much Should I Take?
|Body Weight||Low (Starting) Dose||Medium Dose||High Dose|
|100 lbs||10-20 mg||21-49 mg||50-60 mg|
|110 lbs||11-22 mg||23-54 mg||55-66 mg|
|120 lbs||12-24 mg||25-59 mg||60-72 mg|
|130 lbs||13-26 mg||27-64 mg||65-78 mg|
|140 lbs||14-28 mg||29-69 mg||70-84 mg|
|150 lbs||15-30 mg||31-74 mg||75-90 mg|
|160 lbs||16-32 mg||33-79 mg||80-96 mg|
|170 lbs||17-34 mg||35-84 mg||85-102 mg|
|180 lbs||18-36 mg||37-89 mg||90-108 mg|
|190 lbs||19-38 mg||39-94 mg||95-114 mg|
|200 lbs||20-40 mg||41-99 mg||100-120 mg|
|210 lbs||21-42 mg||43-104 mg||105-126 mg|
|220 lbs||22-44 mg||45-109 mg||110-132 mg|
|230 lbs||23-46 mg||47-114 mg||115-138 mg|
|240 lbs||24-48 mg||49-119 mg||120-144 mg|
|250 lbs||25-50 mg||51-124 mg||125-150 mg|
|260 lbs||26-52 mg||53-129 mg||130-156 mg|
|270 lbs||27-54 mg||55-134 mg||135-162 mg|
“Again, these are just general guidelines. Some people need significantly more, while others need significantly less. For example, if you are living with extreme chronic pain, you will likely require a higher dose on a daily basis than someone who takes CBD occasionally to cope with situational anxiety.” Head over to CBDoil.org to continue reading more.
To ease any initial concerns that you may have about the safety of CBD, CBD has been shown to be safe for humans in excess of 1500mg a day! (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) The only groups of people explicitly mentioned that should not be using CBD products are pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people currently using other prescription medicines. As always, we recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider if taking any other medications.