Your CBD journey will inevitably come with many questions, and you will most likely take to the internet to find answers. The only problem with that is how many different variations of an answer you will get for a straightforward question. One of the most common questions new CBD users are asking is: What is the best dosage for me?
We wanted to take the most popular CBD dosage recommendations, analyze them, and create a guide that will help find the right dosage for you.
Let’s look at the different dosage recommendations for three of the most popular consumption methods.
CBD Dosage for Tinctures
CBD tinctures, more commonly referred to as CBD oil, is one of the most popular ways to get your daily CBD intake. Tinctures are said to be one of the most effective consumption methods, as it recommended to use tinctures sublingually.
Sublingual means that you are to drop the oil under your tongue, allowing it to absorb through the blood vessels concentrated in that area. A good rule of thumb for sublingual consumption is to drop the oil under the tongue and hold it there for about 20-30 seconds before swallowing the remaining oil.
The oil part of the tincture is usually MCT (medium chain triglycerides or medium chain fatty acids), which is just a carrier oil derived from coconut or palm oil (you want coconut sourced, trust us, palm oil is awful for the world’s rainforests and related issues).
The recommended dosage for CBD tinctures can differ depending on the milligram (mg) strength of the product, the condition or illness you are trying to help, your budget and your personal body variables. You may also want to review our CBD Tinctures for Beginners to learn more about tinctures in general.
Commonly, companies producing tinctures use the following strength products:
- 500mg CBD Tincture
- 600mg CBD Tincture
- 800mg CBD Tincture
- 1000mg CBD Tincture
- 1200mg CBD Tincture
- 1500mg CBD Tincture
- 1800mg CBD Tincture
- 2000mg+ CBD Tincture
Only a medical professional can give you a prescribed dosage, but from reading over the many dosage guides from individual CBD brands, we can say this in a general manner: start low and go slow. CBD has a cumulative effect within the body, so more does not necessarily mean a better performance of its impact. Record how the CBD is interacting with your body each day and use the information to determine if you need a higher or lower dosage.
But where do I start? One of the most common ways to find your initial dosage is to estimate your dosage based off of your body weight. The best suggestion for this method is to take 1-6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on how much pain you are feeling. Below is a table you can reference that we found from Honest Marijuana. Use this table as a starting point and adjust your dosage up or down accordingly.
CBD Dosage for Gummies
Everyone loves CBD gummies. From young to old, gummies are becoming a favorite way to take CBD daily. They are usually the best tasting option, and much more discrete vs. taking out a medical-looking tincture bottle. You can just pop open the bottle and eat a gummy or two!
Figuring out your dosage for CBD gummies is much easier to understand. A few common strengths you can find CBD gummies in are:
- 300mg CBD Gummies
- 600mg CBD Gummies
CBD beginners often get confused with the labeling on gummy bottles. Bottles are usually labeled by the amount of CBD the entire bottle includes. Each gummy has a predetermined amount of CBD, so a 300mg bottle could mean you’re getting 30, 10mg gummies. It’s important to check the bottle to see exactly how much CBD is in each gummy!
As we mentioned in the tincture section, start low and go slow. It may be best to start with one 10mg CBD gummy twice a day and record the effects for a while, then increase the number of gummies you take per day or even increase the strength! Try and stay consistent with the time-of-day you take your gummies.
CBD Dosage for Vapes
Vaping is growing in popularity because not only is it discrete, but most people feel the effects almost instantaneous! Vaping CBD requires a cartridge filled with CBD and a small heating element. Some require a small button to be held to activate, while others are just activated by inhaling on the pen-style vaporizing device.
The dosage can be difficult to determine and stick to, in our opinion, not only because it is hard to measure one person’s “inhale” vs. another, but also because it is so easy and tempting to take a few extra vape hits.
Some vape pens are disposable and come with an already determined amount of CBD. Others require you to refill them with an e-liquid. If you’re using a refillable vape, estimate the CBD like you would a tincture.
Hopefully, our guide helps ease some of your CBD worries! Just remember that CBD interacts differently with each person – so what works for one person, may not work for you! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different consumption methods and dosages.