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CBD Dosing 101

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Finding the right CBD oil dosage can take a little trial and error, but it’s the best way to get the results that you’re after. Read on to discover the factors that influence CBD oil dosage and find your daily amount with our tailored CBD dosage chart.

CBD and the Human Body: A Complex Relationship

The most important factor to consider when dosing CBD is that it affects everyone differently. In contrast to synthetic drugs, cannabidiol works holistically to support your body’s own endocannabinoid system.

By modulating various cannabinoid receptors in the cells and tissues and keeping your endocannabinoids circulating, CBD can help you feel better both physically and psychologically. However, the boost in well-being that people experience when taking CBD is a gradual process.

Factors that Affect CBD Oil Dosage

Weight

To create a personalized CBD dosage, the first thing that you need to take into account is your weight. Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC are stored in the fat cells and released when you burn energy. This means that heavier adults will need a higher dose than lighter adults, and anyone with a slow metabolism might need to up their dose as well. Many CBD animal studies specify a dose per kilogram, and this approach can sometimes be used to calculate an effective dose for specific ailments in humans.

Severity of Symptoms

Your CBD oil dosage will be affected by the state of your overall health. People with severe symptoms will usually need to take twice as much CBD as those with mild symptoms. People with moderate symptoms generally fall somewhere in between the two values with their CBD dosage. Some users with particularly severe and complex symptoms report taking several dropperfuls of CBD per day.

Lifestyle

Diet, exercise, and other factors play an important part in how well your body is able to use phytocannabinoids such as CBD — meaning that you might need a lower or higher dose than specified. People who take CBD along with healthy fats like Omega-3 and coconut oil typically enjoy a more effective (albeit more gradual) absorption. Reducing emotional stress and increasing exercise can also help your CBD work more effectively to bring your body into balance.

Genetics

Finally, genetics also seems to play an important role in determining your CBD oil dosage. All other factors aside, some people do well with a lower or higher CBD dose and a small percentage of users don’t seem to respond at all. To find out whether CBD “works for you,” be sure to follow our CBD dosage chart and advice for getting the best out of your premium CBD isolate.

Official Guide to CBD Oil Dosage

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Now that we’ve mentioned several factors that influence CBD uptake, here is a very general guide to finding your CBD oil dosage:

1. The Standard Dose for CBD Newbies

On the label of your CBD oil bottle, you will notice that there are two values mentioned: the CBD content in mg and the total liquid content in mL. The important thing to realize here is that the CBD content refers to the CBD that is present in the entire bottle of oil. So, for instance, a bottle with 125mg CBD contains only a tenth of the CBD content of a bottle with 1250mg CBD in the same amount of liquid.

For a beginner, we recommend starting with a low-strength formula such as our 125mg, 275mg, or 525mg options and taking a standard 10mg dose either once with breakfast/dinner or broken up into two doses with meals. Stick with this dose for a full week before increasing your dose to give your body time to adjust to the CBD and see what effect it might have. You can then increase your dose by 10mg every week (or more if needed) until you find the amount that works for you.

To help you determine the amount of liquid you need to take for each dosage, please refer to the following CBD dosage chart for our 30mL bottles of CBD isolate:

125mg 275mg 525mg 1025mg 2000mg
1mL 4.17mg 9.17mg 17.5mg 34.17mg 66.67mg
2mL 8.33mg 18.33mg 35mg 68.33mg 133.33mg
3mL 12.5mg 27.5mg 52.5mg 102.5mg 200mg
4mL 16.67mg 36.67mg 70mg 136.67mg 266.67mg

2. Consider Crowdsourced Suggestions to Determine Your CBD Oil Dosage

Not such a big fan of trial and error? Try these crowdsourced values to find your CBD oil dosage faster:

Affliction Mild Medium Severe
Anxiety 11mg 33mg 67mg
Arthritis 16mg 68mg 110mg
Depression 27mg 81mg 162mg
Inflammation 7mg 21mg 42mg
Nausea 6mg 17mg 33mg
Pain (generalized) 17mg 52mg 104mg
Sleep (assistance) 17mg 50mg 102mg

As mentioned earlier, every person will respond differently, and your exact dose could require some tweaking.

3.Other Meds Can Affect Your CBD Oil Dosage

The CBD dosage charts provided represent the average dose reported by users. However, if you are taking other medications as well, you may need to lower your dose further. As explained in our blog about kratom potentiators, certain substances slow down the pathway of other chemicals in the body — keeping the active compounds circulating for longer.

As CBD is one of these substances, it should be used with caution if you’re taking antibiotics or medications with a “grapefruit warning.” To stay on the safe side, consult with a doctor who is knowledgeable about CBD before commencing use if you take other supplements and/or medications. Most times, you will still be able to take CBD, but you might need to lower your dose of CBD, medication, or both.

4. The Route of Administration Makes a Difference

With oral CBD, the way you use the oil will also have an effect on the results. Sublingual administration involves placing your dose of oil under your tongue and holding it there for 60 seconds before swallowing. The CBD component will be absorbed into the capillaries and released into the bloodstream in approximately 15-25 minutes. Alternative uses like adding a few drops of CBD to food or coffee may not be as quick or effective, but they still contribute to your total daily CBD oil dosage.

In contrast, topical CBD products are not absorbed into the bloodstream and do not count towards your daily CBD intake in milligrams. This can provide a welcome alternative for those who need to avoid certain drug interactions and for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Shop Premium CBD Oil with Zero THC

Now that you know all about CBD oil dosage and have access to our CBD dosage chart, you’re ready to shop for some quality oils! The CBD oils at Kratora have been created with pure CBD isolate from hemp, along with a neutral carrier oil and seven delicious flavors. As our oil contains only CBD isolate, it’s guaranteed to contain zero THC and won’t show up on a THC-sensitive drug test. Shop our CBD oils and topicals today to receive same-day shipping on orders submitted before 3 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturdays (excluding holidays).

FDA Disclaimer: The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA. None of the products sold on our website are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.

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