How Much CBD Should You Take?

CBD oil is gaining popularity for treating several conditions, and the research into using CBD oil for pain is promising. Additionally, there have been a number of studies have found a significant reduction in pain symptoms with CBD oil use.

Currently, government agencies see marijuana as a drug that has no medical use and poses a severe safety concern. But doctors are researching marijuana use and have found that it may have a place in treating a many conditions.

How is CBD Oil Different from Marijuana?

Within the resin of a cannabis plant, there are several compounds, including CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). And, within these compounds in the resin, there are chemicals called cannabinoids, which binds to receptors in the brain. THC is the most well-known cannabinoid, and it is responsible for the “high” that people experience when they use marijuana. But, CBD oil is a different cannabinoid that can provide the benefits of marijuana, without the high. During the process of separating the different cannabinoids, there may be trace amounts of THC in CBD oil products. Therefore, it is important that customers buy products from reputable sites.

The preliminary research has found that cannabinoids influence how we experience pain. Research has found that CBD oil had the most consistent levels when it is applied topically to areas of pain. The majority of research conducted is in animals, so it is hard to say whether the pain relief seen would be seen with people.

CBD Dosage

Generally, finding the correct amount for CBD dose can be challenging. But if a customer, with the help of their doctor, decides that CBD oil is a good option for pain management or other ailments, they should follow these few suggestions for using CBD safely.

  • Start with a low dose
  • Slowly increase your dose until you see an effect
  • You can spread your intake out through the day. Take one dose in the morning, afternoon and night or just one to two times daily.

Since finding the right amount to start can be tricky it is recommended that customers consult with their doctor. This table should be a great starting point for most people. It will explain how much CBD to take depending on what your weight is. A dose that might be right for one customer may not be right for another and therefore it is important to try a low dose and increase slowly.

50-99 lbs

100-175 lbs

176-250+ lbs


2-8 mg

8-12 mg

10-20 mg


8-12 mg

12-18 mg

18-30 mg


30-40 mg

30-40 mg

40-60 mg


Overall, customers should start with the lowest amount based on their weight and increase if they don't see an effect. When using this table, it is recommended to split the amount in half and take the CBD oil twice a day.

CBD oil is gaining popularity, also research is showing that it is an effective treatment for a number of different conditions. When a customer decides to try CBD oil for a treatment, it is important to find a reasonable amount and to use a high-quality product.

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