What CBD Dosage Is Best For Me?

Concentration:

Concentration, or strength, refers to the total amount of CBD in a given product. Concentration is measured in milligrams (mg). This is different from dosage, which indicates the amount of CBD per serving. For instance, let’s say a bottle of CBD tincture has a concentration of 1000 mg and contains 10 millilitres (ml) of tincture. There are roughly 200 drops per 10ml bottle therefore each drop is approximately 5 mg of CBD; the consumer is not ingesting 1000 mg with each dose.

Body weight:

A person’s weight often plays a role in how much – or how little – CBD affects the body. Generally speaking, people with larger body mass will need higher doses to experience the calming effects of CBD; people with smaller body mass, may feel the same effects with a lower dose. Desired effects: For many, the optimal dose comes down to the level of pain or discomfort they are experiencing. Someone with chronic pain or severe anxiety may need a higher dose to alleviate their symptoms, whereas a person with a milder condition may prefer a lower dose with less pronounced effects.

Desired effects:

: For many, the optimal dose comes down to the level of pain or discomfort they are experiencing. Someone with chronic pain or severe anxiety may need a higher dose to alleviate their symptoms, whereas a person with a milder condition may prefer a lower dose with less pronounced effects.

Tolerance:

CBD consumers may develop a tolerance over time, which can result in reduced effects from the same dosage. Higher subsequent doses may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Calculating the Best Dosage:

The following table details the expected dose per serving:

Active CBD Content250mg300mg500mg1000mg
Bottle Size 10ml 10ml 10ml 10ml
Number of drops 200 200 200 200
Dose per drop 1.25mg 1.7mg 2.5mg 5mg
Dose per serving 2.5mg 3.4mg 5mg 10mg
Number of servings** 100 100 100 100

**Based on an average 2 drops per serving.


These include people with severe pain or other debilitating symptoms, as well as those with a relatively high CBD tolerance. CBD is not toxic and gradually increasing CBD dosage does not carry any known side effects, so ramping up one’s dosage is generally safe – and, in some cases, beneficial to the consumer.
Many find that incrementally increasing the dosage is the best way to achieve the desired effects of CBD.
The type of CBD product is also important to consider, since each one is associated with different concentrations, dosing methods, and effects.
The next section will take a closer look at tinctures, topical, and other CBD product variations.