How Much CBD Should I Take [recommended dosage]

Knowing the right dosage of CBD oil is a question I hear a lot. There are several different guides on this (I will leave a couple of resource links below). The more you learn, the more informed you will be.

My Findings on how to Determine Dosage

One answer does not fit all. In other words, the dosage that works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. You will have to experiment and find what works for you. For example, I take 1.0 ml of CBD oil (no THC) at bedtime and I find I can get a good night’s sleep and relief from the pain in my hips.

If you have never taken CBD oils for pain, it is best to start low and slow as suggested by the Arthritis Society.

In the beginning, I was only taking 0.5 ml and worked my way up. I now take a full syringe each night.

Needle, syringe

Each body is different. However, some factors that should be taken into consideration are the following:

  • Weight gain/loss

  • Diet

  • Metabolism

  • Tolerance level (taking CBD regularly can increase the level of tolerance)

  • Severity of the illness

  • Illness being treated

  • How much CBD is in the product

  • The reason for taking CBD

Infographic on CBD oil

See link to Dosage Guide at the end of this article.

How to Administer CBD

There are several ways you can take CBD in order to get the benefits. The most common ones are:

  • Tinctures/Oils

  • Vaping

  • Pills/capsules

  • Topical creams

  • Edibles/drinks

  • Isolates

Medical Benefits

CBD is used to treat many conditions such as:

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • Appetite (to stimulate)

  • Anxiety

  • Artery blockage prevention

  • Arthritis

  • Bacteria (kill or slow down)

  • Manage blood sugar

  • Increase bone growth

  • Cancer

  • Depression

  • Inflammation

  • Migration headaches

  • Muscle spasms

  • Nausea

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pain relief

  • Psoriasis

  • Psychosis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Seizures and convulsions associated with epilepsy

  • Smoking/drug withdrawal


Whatever your condition/disorder is, it is important to seek medical advice before starting any new product. If you are on other medication this is especially important as CBD could interfere with their effectiveness.




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