CBD Dosage Chart

CBD Dosage Chart

Are you looking to get the most out of your CBD and want to know how much CBD to take? With CBD now legal in many states, many people are learning about its therapeutic benefits and want to know how they can benefit from them. Whether you’re curious about CBD and want to try it out, or are already a regular CBD user, you may find yourself wondering about what level of CBD dosage is right for you. As with any kind of substance we consume—holistic, natural, pharmaceutical, or otherwise—CBD should be measured and researched before use. That’s why we created this CBD dosage chart to help you decide.

Why CBD dosage matters

Why does CBD dosage matter? Well it matters because everybody and every body is different! As with many things in life, you need to approach slowly and learn about your body’s threshold. Some people drink one cup of coffee and feel refreshed, whereas others may need several cups to feel fully awake, and others still may take one sip and feel unpleasantly jittery for the whole day. The same principle applies to CBD dosage, so if you’re a newbie remember to start low and go slow. It is generally recommended to start with 5-10mg of CBD per day over a week, and then slowly increase if needed.

Here are some of the considerations that go into determining CBD dosage:

  • Weight: A higher body weight will generally mean a higher amount of CBD is needed in order to feel the desired therapeutic effects. The same principle applies inversely for a lower body weight: generally a smaller dose is effective.
  • Ailment and severity: Depending on what ailment you’re looking to soothe, and how intense the discomfort or pain it is, dosage will vary.
  • CBD Tolerance: Your personal receptiveness to CBD is determined by your endocannabinoid receptors. This factor varies person to person. Think of it as similar to how certain people have a higher or lower tolerance to drinking alcohol. 
  • CBD product type and bioavailability: Your dosage will vary based on what method you are using to consume the CBD, as well as how much CBD is in the product itself. Reputable sellers will include information about the level of CBD in the product, whether it’s a gummy, oil, tincture, vape cartridge, or loose bud. CBD oil and CBD edibles are consumed orally, meaning they go through your digestive system and take effect slowly. When you smoke or vaporize, CBD enters the bloodstream through the lungs and the effects are felt more quickly. Using CBD tinctures, lotions, or applying CBD oil topically will be a slower process.

Please note that this dosage information is provided only as a general reference. This is not medical advice, and these statements have not been approved by the FDA. For more accurate dosing information, always consult your doctor or a healthcare professional. 

Quick Reference CBD Dosage Chart

Weight (lbs) Low Dose Medium Dose High Dose
100-130 10-17mg 21-25mg 30-37mg
130-160 20-27mg 27-33mg 35-43mg
160-190 29-34mg 34-40mg 44-50mg
190-220 35-39mg 42-50mg 52-58mg
220-250 40-44mg 51-59mg 60-72mg
250-280 45-450mg 60-69mg 70-85mg
280+ 52mg+ 75mg+ 90mg+
**Add 1mg per additional 10 lbs

Detailed CBD Dosage Chart By Ailment

Ailment Recommended Product Mild Medium Severe Notes
ADD / ADHD 36mg 77mg 154mg
Anxiety 11mg 33mg 67mg
Autism 18mg 51mg 146mg
Cancer-related pain 60mg 164mg 311mg
Chronic Pain / Neuropathic Pain 21mg 64mg 129mg
Dementia / Alzheimers 18mg 54mg 108mg
Depression / Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) 27mg 81mg 162mg
Epilepsy 14mg 42mg 83mg For Epidiolex, an FDA-approved cannabis-derived medication used to treat seizures in people with certain types of epilepsy, the starting dosage is 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. This dose can later be increased to 5 mg per kilogram of body weight twice a day.
High Blood Pressure 17mg 48mg 95mg
Insomnia 17mg 50mg 102mg
Migraines 8mg 24mg 50mg
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms 9mg 27mg 54mg
Muscle Recovery N/A 27mg N/A Take 1 to 6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. OR Start with 5-10mg per day and increase by 5-10mg until you feel relief.
Nausea 6mg 17mg 33mg
Osteoarthritis 16mg 58mg 110mg
Pain (General) 17mg 52mg 104mg
Parkinson's Disease 54mg 163mg 326mg
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) 6mg 19mg 39mg
Psychotic Symptoms 18mg 54mg 108mg
Schizophrenia 5smg 150mg 390mg
Tremors / Seizures 16mg 48mg 124mg
Ulcerative Colitis & Inflammatory Bowel Disease 22mg 67mg 133mg
Kelly LaRoche Written by: Kelly LaRoche

Kelly LaRoche is a writer, researcher, and cannabis enthusiast based in Ontario, Canada.

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