Figuring out the right dosage of CBD for you

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The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors, including:

  • your body weight
  • the condition you’re treating
  • your individual body chemistry
  • the concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy

    In other words, there are a lot of variables that go into deciding how much CBD to take. Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about the appropriate dosage and any potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. This is especially important if you’re taking a prescription medication that contains CBD, such as Epidiolex, a form of seizure medication.

    If your doctor doesn’t provide a recommendation, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.

    For example, you might start off with 40 mg to treat severe pain. You can take 40 mg on days when you’re in a lot of pain. After a week, you increase it to 45 mg, and after a second week, you use 50 mg. At this point, you might feel that your pain is bearable.

    It might be wise to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.

     

    SUMMARY

    Start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry, the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.

     

    Calculating the Best Dosage CBD

    Weight Group Mild Effects Moderate Effects Strong Effects
    Light (less than 60kg) 11 mg or less 12 mg to 14 mg 15 mg to 17 mg
    Medium (60kg to 100kg) 18 mg or less 19 mg to 23 mg 24 mg to 27 mg
    Heavy (more than 100kg) 23 mg or less 24 mg to 30 mg 31 mg to 45 mg

    How to calculate dosage

    Some products, such as CBD gummies, capsules, or pills, tell you how much is in a single serving. For example, the packaging on a bottle of CBD capsules might indicate that there are 5 mg of CBD per capsule.

    If you’re using CBD oil, it’ll likely come in a dropper bottle. The packaging might specify how much CBD is in a single drop. From there, you can figure out how many drops you need to use.

    Sometimes it’s harder to figure out how much CBD is in one drop because the packaging specifies the total amount of CBD in the entire bottle, but not the amount that will be in a single drop.

    One drop is about 0.03 milliliters (mL). That is, not a full dropper — just a single drop.

    This means that a 30-mL bottle of CBD oil contains 1000 drops. And if the packaging for that 30-mL bottle says that the bottle contains 1,000 mg of CBD, each drop will contain about 1 mg of CBD.

    So, to have 20 mg of that type of CBD oil, you should take 20 drops.

     

    Source:
    https://www.healthline.com