CBD: How Much to Use?

NOTICE: There is no definitive answer to this question. Please understand that many things influence everyones metabolism. Such as genetics, weight, height, etc. There also different desired effects, and depending on the differences listed above, consider this chart.


Consider Your Body

It may be difficult sometimes to determine the amount of CBD you should take. In our previous article, we discussed the proper methods of consuming CBD, and now it’s time to explore how much you really should take.

First off, it’s important to consider BMI when using CBD. Much of the cannabinoids in our product are directly affected by metabolism, as this study suggests. BMI refers to your body mass index, and chemicals such as CBD or alcohol effects more strongly to those who are smaller. So, if you’re a first time user of CBD, consider your BMI when deciding how much to use.

Bioavailability refers to how well a component is abosorbed, depending on route of administration. The higher the bioavailability, the better the draw of CBD. For example, inhalation has a biavailability of about 50%. This means that if a product is 50mg CBD, 25mg will be absorbed. Learn more about bioavailability here.

The next thing to consider is the number of milligrams you have. We’ll start with the CBD Oil.



For a standard 150mg bottle, you can see that you have about 10mg possible in a dropper. It’s a good idea to start around 10mg-20mg a day, which doesn’t need to be taken all at once. Remember to keep the bottles closed and away from direct sunlight. Even with its black bottle, CBD can’t escape sunlight forever.

CBD Oil is the second best option in terms of bioavailability. This means that more of the CBD will be absorbed rather than be destroyed in the process of metabolizing.

CBD Salve / Cream

Salve has an interesting purpose that many find effective for soothing pain and soreness. It’s the creamy form of CBD that is supposed to be rubbed into an area of pain, which can be hard to determine exactly how much needs to be applied.

To put it simply, salve works through its own moisturizing agents, and is absorbed through the skin quite easily. There should not be a visible amount on the skin. Imagine sunscreen, and avoid using it that way. A simple layer over the area of pain will suffice, and should not be visible to the naked eye. While there are differences in milligrams, the amount applied depends on pain level, so if it feels good, don’t feel the need to add more.

CBD Capsules

This is where you need to look at the mg and the ct of the bottle. If you have a lower mg, such as 10mg, then you can decide what dosage you need. If you are looking to use 10mg a day, then 1 capsule is fine.

It is a tough question to answer, but hopefully, this helps in clarifying your range! We always encourage experimenting with dosage, and if you’re a first time user, it’s commonly recommended to start at 10mg-20mg.

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