The right CBD dose for you can depend on a few factors, including your weight, any other health conditions you may have, and medication you’re taking for those conditions. It also depends on your personal body chemistry and sensitivity to CBD.
When determining your ideal CBD dosage, your goal is to find the lowest dose that provides the benefits you need with few or no side effects.
Using the dosage chart below, start with the lowest recommended dose for your body weight, and gradually increase from there until you feel the desired effects. Once you’ve found that dose, you can stick with it. Studies show that people do not develop a tolerance to CBD the way they do with other cannabis products like marijuana.
CBD Dosage Chart
The standard recommendations is to base your CBD dose on your body weight. Take 1 to 6 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. We’ve done the calculations for you, so you can find the lowest starting dose for your body weight in the chart below:
|Body Weight||Low (Starting) Dose||Medium Dose||High Dose|
|100 lbs||10-20 mg||21-49 mg||50-60 mg|
|110 lbs||11-22 mg||23-54 mg||55-66 mg|
|120 lbs||12-24 mg||25-59 mg||60-72 mg|
|130 lbs||13-26 mg||27-64 mg||65-78 mg|
|140 lbs||14-28 mg||29-69 mg||70-84 mg|
|150 lbs||15-30 mg||31-74 mg||75-90 mg|
|160 lbs||16-32 mg||33-79 mg||80-96 mg|
|170 lbs||17-34 mg||35-84 mg||85-102 mg|
|180 lbs||18-36 mg||37-89 mg||90-108 mg|
|190 lbs||19-38 mg||39-94 mg||95-114 mg|
|200 lbs||20-40 mg||41-99 mg||100-120 mg|
|210 lbs||21-42 mg||43-104 mg||105-126 mg|
|220 lbs||22-44 mg||45-109 mg||110-132 mg|
|230 lbs||23-46 mg||47-114 mg||115-138 mg|
|240 lbs||24-48 mg||49-119 mg||120-144 mg|
|250 lbs||25-50 mg||51-124 mg||125-150 mg|
|260 lbs||26-52 mg||53-129 mg||130-156 mg|
|270 lbs||27-54 mg||55-134 mg||135-162 mg|
Again, these are just general guidelines. Some people need significantly more, while others need significantly less. For example, if you are living with extreme chronic pain, you will likely require a higher dose on a daily basis than someone who takes CBD occasionally to cope with situational anxiety.
Also, since tiredness is one of the more common effects of CBD, that can affect when you decide to take your dose. You may choose to split your dose up over the course of the day, so it doesn’t affect your alertness, or you may take it in a single dose at night when you’re okay with falling asleep.
It really comes down to the individual, so be patient with yourself as you work out the best dose for you.