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When first starting out on a CBD regiment, many consumers will simply guess their dosages and hope for the best. The problem is that this method makes it difficult for your body, specifically your endocannabinoid system, to have enough to go around. It’s also why some people claim that CBD is simply a gimmick and doesn’t do diddly-squat for them. Yet science has proven otherwise, as cannabidiol is an excellent homeopathic remedy for treating both mental and physical ailments.

From helping you better manage stress, warding off uneasiness, and battling insomnia to easing muscle/joint discomfort, dealing with certain cancers, and lessening the frequency of epileptic seizures, CBD has a plethora of uses that have been confirmed through countless studies. But how much CBD should you take? This article will help explain how to figure out the dosage that's right for you. Let’s begin!

Calculating the Right Dosage

In our previous article, we explained in great detail how to know the amount of CBD in various products (tinctures, inhalables, edibles, etc). Now comes the slightly more difficult part: finding out how much of a dosage you should be taking. Dosages are a bit tricky in that no dosage works across the board for each consumer. The dosage that works for your friend may not be what your body needs. A good rule of thumb is to start off with 5mg and work your way up from there, but if you’re wanting a more scientific approach, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s take a look at how to measure dosage according to your body mass.

Dosage According To Body Mass

The world is full of beautiful people that come in all shapes and sizes. That being said, it makes sense to assume that people with larger body mass will most likely need higher doses of CBD, and vice versa. If you’re looking for a more scientific approach to finding the dosage that works for you, try using the following calculation: 1-6mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight.

For example, if you weigh 150lbs and the severity of your symptoms are low (1mg), you may need about 15mg of CBD per day. If you weigh 150 lbs and have a medium severity (3mg) of your symptoms, you’ll probably want to look into a higher dose of around 45mg. We’ve created a chart to simplify this calculation and to help you gauge the dosage by your weight

Severity & Weight

<25 lbs

26-45 lbs

86-150 lbs

151-240 lbs

>241 lbs

Low

2.5 mg

2.5 – 4.5 mg

8.5 – 15 mg

15 – 25 mg

>24 mg

Medium

7.5 mg

8 – 13.5 mg

26 – 45 mg

45 – 70 mg

>70 mg

High

15 mg

15.5 – 30 mg

52 – 90 mg

90 – 145 mg

>145 mg

This chart is only for estimation purposes and should be used to help you figure out a good starting point. You may find that you need more or less than what’s mentioned on the chart. It’s always a good idea to start off with low dosages and work your way up. This chart can help you have a better understanding of how much you may need to work up to in order to find the dosage that works for you.

Tailor Your Dosages To You, Not Your Peers

It’s crucial to understand that CBD does not work the same for every individual. You are unique! The amount of CBD that your friend takes may vary drastically from the amount that you do, and that’s completely okay. For example, if your friend has a similar weight and build that you do, it might be tempting to think that the same amount will be appropriate for your personal dosage. But there are many other things to consider. Do you take certain medications? How about supplements or vitamins? Have you used any substances that may alter the threshold of your THC tolerance? How do you handle stress? Are you physically active? How frequently and how much do you eat? Do you get ample amounts of sleep or just enough to get by? All of these things and others affect your body’s biochemistry. Just because you might appear to be of a similar weight and height as your peer does not automatically mean that your CBD dosages will be identical.

Dosages Can Vary By Product Type & Consumption Method

In our last article entitled How To Know The Amount Of CBD In Each Product Type, we detailed how the amount of CBD in a specific product may vary from another type (i.e., tinctures vs softgels) as well as the biochemistry (the absorption rate) differs from edibles to inhalables. You may prefer to ingest a softgel with your morning vitamin routine while your peers may prefer to smoke a pre-roll after a long day. The amount of CBD consumed as well as absorbed will most likely differ, so you’ll want to experiment with various types of CBD products until you find the product with the appropriate dosage that works for you.

Get Professional Advice

We live in an era where medical professionals abound, many of them being very familiar with CBD. Some doctors may recommend a particular product type and dosage that they’ve seen as quite successful, whereas others may strongly recommend you avoid it due to other medication, health issues, etc. Since there’s still much research to be conducted on all that CBD does, it’s important to consult your primary care physician prior to starting any CBD regiment. Try to find a professional who has experience with CBD in addition to your normal doctor; listen to what these people have to say and adjust your lifestyle in accordance.

Final Thoughts

Our last article focused on helping shed some light on how much CBD is in various product types. This article seeks to help you understand how much CBD you should take. There’s no one dose that works across the board for everyone. It’s always encouraged to start off slowly, usually with 5-10mg, and work your way up from there. There’s also some calculations you can try prior to taking your preferred CBD type, such as by weight and severity of symptoms. Remember that just because your peers have found their sweet spot (in terms of product type and dosage) does not mean that the same dosage will work for you. Above all, consult your doctor and ask questions on how CBD can make an impactful change in your life. Once you get the approval to start a CBD regiment, it’s off to the races!

Here at ERTH Wellness, we pride ourselves on having some of the finest CBD in the industry. Our site is chock full of nearly every product type on the market. Edibles like gummies and softgels are easy and enjoyable to consume, while our tinctures are silky smooth and full of flavor. Our inhalables include CBD vape juice and pre-rolls that work fast to give you the relief you crave. Treat yourself to a heavenly spa day with our topicals, featuring creamy roll-on balms, massage oils, and face creams. Even your furry friend can enjoy the fantastic homeopathic properties of pet CBD with our bacon-flavored drops! All of our products have been thoroughly tested by third-party independent labs to ensure purity and potency. Each product comes with a QR code on the packaging that will allow you to view the results of these tests with a smartphone, or you can view the same results by clicking the link embedded in each product description.

Should you have any questions, our team of CBD experts are ready and waiting to help you find (and understand) the answers. In our next article, we’ll be discussing an interesting question that you may have already wondered about: “are CBD capsules or tinctures better for me?” The answers to this and much more await you in our very next article. We hope to see you again soon!

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