It is important to note that there is no “one size fits all” recommended dose for CBD. The following information is based on the research that is currently available and is intended to serve only as an informational guide – a starting point of reference – and should not be considered medical advice. CBD is not a miracle cure, the effects of CBD are not instant.  The biggest mistake people make is to use CBD for a short period of time and expect instant relief. It won’t happen overnight. 

The key is finding the right dosage

We each have our own unique life style, diet, and history with the use of substances, medications, and supplements that we put in our bodies. Our different body chemistries will affect how our bodies reacts to CBD.  It is recommended to determine your initial dosage based on your weight (see below) and gauge how your body reacts to that amount. If you need to increase, do it gradually while continuing to monitor how you feel until you find the dosage that works best for you.

How to Measure Your CBD Tincture Dose

The dropper is the tool used to administer a CBD tincture. Typically, a dropper holds 1ml of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a CBD tincture, you can use this simple formula to determine how much CBD is in its dropper: [Total CBD in Bottle] ÷ [Number of Milliliters in Bottle] = MGs of CBD in a Dropper

For example, let’s say you have a 30ml CBD tincture that has 1500mg of CBD:

1500 ÷ 30 = 50mg of CBD per dropper

If your dosage of CBD is 25mg, and a single dropper of that 1500mg tincture contains 50mg, you’d simply fill the dropper halfway.

Size Matters

To start, estimate your dosage based on your body weight.  Individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper initial CBD dosage is to take 1–6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on your level of pain.

For example, 20mg-33mg would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb person while 15mg-25mg would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.

Weight:<25 lbs26-45 lbs46-85 lbs86-150 lbs151-240 lbs>241 lbs

None-Mild4.5 mg6 mg9 mg12 mg18 mg22.5 mg
Medium6 mg9 mg12 mg15 mg22.5 mg30 mg
Severe9 mg12 mg15 mg18 mg27 mg45 mg 

Remember, start with a small dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect dosage.