The many CBD oil brands make it difficult to determine the right starting dosage since they are using different standards. We tend to lean on the standards of Nordic Oil, a very reliable CBD brand in Europe. The following article sources Nordic Oil’s wiki page “CBD Dosage – How Much CBD Should I Take?”
This article assumes that you, the reader, are already familiar with CBD. If not, please first read our page Cannabidiol: The Ultimate Guide to CBD, which explains that, when beginning CBD, it is best to start with a small dose. It is very important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose. We always advise users that every person is different and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. On an average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. The dosage of CBD can be increased slowly until the symptoms improve. If a higher dosage is ultimately desired, consider a product with a higher CBD content.
One of the most frequently asked questions from our readers is, “What is the correct daily dosage of CBD for me?” This article goes into a little more detail than our Cannabidiol: The Ultimate Guide to CBD page, but we also have an article specific to Dosages for Vaping. Visit our website again for future articles more specific to dosages for oil and other products.
There are four major ways of taking CBD: edible, topical, sublingual and inhalation.
- Oils, Pastes, Drops
- Creams, Balms
- Vaping liquids
Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for determining the recommended daily dosage of supplements but they are yet to do so with CBD.
As mentioned, when beginning CBD, it is best to start with a small dose. It is very important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose. We always advise users that every person is different and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. On an average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. The dosage of CBD can be increased slowly until the symptoms improve. If a higher dosage is ultimately desired, consider a product with a higher CBD content.
Note: It is important you know that CBD is not a toxic oil. Your body can, therefore, tolerate it at an incredibly high dosage of 1500 mg daily, which we do not recommend. To ensure you get an accurate CBD vape dosage every day, you could buy a disposable cartridge that comes with standard CBD content and then track the number of puffs you take.
Nordic Oil has put together a simple dosage guide which follows the dosage guide spelled out in a book titled CBD: A Patient’s Guide To Medical Cannabis by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum. Leonard Leinow founded Synergy Wellness, a not-for-profit medical cannabis collective in Northern California and has three decades of experience growing and studying medical cannabis. They are specialists in CBD pioneers in this aspect of the industry. Juliana Birnbaum has lived and worked around the world and founded Voices in Solidarity, an initiative that partnered with tribal leaders from the Brazilian Amazon to support the development of a community-led environmental education center.
This book is an excellent resource for those new to CBD and its medicinal properties. The book is full of information about CBD from the history of its use, dosing, studies on its use for a variety of illnesses/conditions, and much more.
Based on Nordic Oil’s guideline and the book, we recommend the step-up approach were you gradually increase the dose until the most desired results are reached. The term used in the book is “Titration.” This is a term borrowed from chemistry that means taking small steps over time in order to allow for adjustment slowly. By using this method, you’re tailoring the amount of the oil to fit your needs. Every person is different and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different.
As there is a wide range of dosing possibilities, the authors have identified three dose ranges that can be useful for different conditions:
There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when finding the perfect dosage of CBD for you. Some of the factors that play an important part in your experience using CBD are:
- Your medical condition or problem
- How intense your problem is
- How you respond to CBD
- Body Weight
- Sensitivity to cannabis
- Your personal body chemistry (this includes any other medications you may be taking)