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)

  • The severity of the illness

  • What is the illness

  • How much CBD is in the product

  • The reason for taking CBD

Infographic on CBD oil

See the link to the 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

Other Possible Benefits

  • Could help with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  • Appetite (to stimulate)

  • Anxiety (promotes calmness)

  • Aids in artery blockage prevention

  • Can relieve pain from Arthritis

  • Bacteria (kill or slow down)

  • May control blood sugar

  • Promote bone growth

  • Relieving pain associated with Cancer

  • May help with depression

  • Alleviate inflammation caused by exercise

  • May help with migration headaches

  • May help with muscle spasms

  • May help prevent or relieve nausea

  • May aid in managing osteoporosis

  • May help with Psoriasis

  • Psychosis (may have neuroprotective properties)

  • Seizures and convulsions associated with epilepsy (Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome)

  • May help with Smoking/drug withdrawal


You should always seek medical advice from a medical practitioner before starting any new product, especially if you are already taking medication as CBD could interfere with their effectiveness.

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