CBD Dosage Guide: Typical CBD Dose for Various Products

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Let’s be honest: there’s no such thing as a typical CBD dose. Every body is different, and every CBD product is different, too!

The truth is, CBD can be used for a wide variety of reasons by a variety of people with different bodies, metabolisms, etc. Every person has a different dosage that works for them, so it can get confusing deciding how much you need. To help you out, EndoCoast has put together a recommended CBD dosage guide so you can get an idea of how much CBD you need to #findyourcoast.

Guide to CBD Dosages: Understanding The Major Uses for CBD

Before administering any kind of CBD, you should analyze what purpose you’re using it for. A typical CBD dose depends entirely on your intended use. How much CBD you use for pain, for example, will be very different than how much you use for stress or for sleep.

There are an incredible number of uses for CBD, including:

  • Anxiety/Stress Relief
  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • Lack of Appetiteas a result of chemotherapy or other medications
  • Pain Management
  • Inflammationcaused by arthritis or joint issues
  • Sleep Aid/Insomnia Relief

In general, using CBD for serious conditions like chronic pain will require a higher dosage than if you’re using it for insomnia. Make sure you start out small and increase the dose as needed.

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CBD Quality Matters

How much you should take in a typical CBD dose depends on the quality of CBD you’re using. High-quality CBD oil products will generally have a more potent effect at smaller doses than cheap, filler-laden products.

  • Lab-tested. The lack of regulation surrounding CBD means that products can be advertised as having different CBD concentrations and ingredients than they actually contain. Make sure your CBD product has been tested in an accredited facility before purchasing.
  • Full-spectrum. Unlike CBD isolates that contain only CBD, full-spectrum CBD contains all the natural compounds extracted from the cannabis plant, which work synergistically together for the maximum effect on your body’s endocannabinoid system. A typical CBD dose for an isolate product will be different than that of a full or broad-spectrum product.
  • No herbicides, GMOs, or pesticides. How your CBD is made matters. Read the Certificate of Analysis Report (COA) attached to your CBD product to ensure you’re getting only hemp-derived, CBD goodness and all-natural ingredients, instead of fillers, chemical solvents, and herbicides.

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CBD Dosage Guide By Product

How much CBD you should take depends upon factors like your age, weight, gender, tolerance, and symptoms. To choose a typical CBD dose that’s right for you, we suggest you consult with your personal physician. We recommend you use this CBD dosage chart as a general recommendation and starting point for CBD beginners.

CBD Topicals Dosage Chart

Time of Onset Duration of Effects Dosage Information
Lotion/Cream ~30-60 minutes 5 hours or more Topically apply to the affiliated area, using enough cream to cover the entire area. Re-apply every 2-4 hours or as needed.

CBD Oils and CBD-Infused Edibles Dosage Chart

Time of Onset Duration of Effects Dosage Information
Oils, Tinctures ~30-60 minutes 2-4 hours

How much oil to use depends on your age, gender, and weight, as well as the severity of your symptoms. Read the label on your bottle to determine how many ml of CBD you should use in one typical dose.

For beginners, start small with .25 ml (as marked on your included dropper). For most products, this is the equivalent of 5mg of CBD. Increase the dosage to a full 30ml dropper as needed over time.

Your CBD oil or tincture will likely say how much CBD is contained in one drop, so adjust your amount of drops accordingly.

If you’re worried about taking too much, just know that prescribed CBD doses can reach up to 1,200 mg daily without serious side effects.

Gummies ~30-60 minutes 4-6 hours Every gummy has a different CBD dosage guide depending on the strength of the edible. For 20mg gummies, take one every six hours to start. Increase the dosage to two or more as needed.
Tablets, Capsules, Softgels ~30-60 minutes 4-6 hours Every capsule contains a different amount of CBD. Read the product label to ensure the proper dosage. A general estimate is to take 1mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. For example, an individual weighing 170 lbs could start at 20mg and add on as needed.
Powdered Drink Mix ~30-60 minutes 4-6 hours Your product should come with a scoop, and each scoop should have a CBD quantity and typical CBD dose recommendation. More cannabinoids are absorbed on a full stomach, so take into account if you’ve recently eaten.
Cooking Oil ~30-60 minutes 2-4 hours Use roughly ½ - 1 teaspoon of CBD oil for every serving of food you’re cooking. Don’t cook CBD oil over direct heat or it may become bitter.

Note: CBD that sits in your mouth via sublingual ingestion (under the tongue) or buccal ingestion (along the gums and inner cheeks) will be absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than products which must be eaten and digested.

There is no standard amount of CBD across products, so use this CBD dosage guide as a recommendation only. Consult the packaging and your physician for more information.

EndoCoast: Natural, Full-Spectrum CBD That Works

At EndoCoast, we’re proud to supply 3rd-party, lab-tested CBD backed by the latest CBD research. Our products contain no GMOs, pesticides, or harsh chemical solvents—only the full-spectrum cannabinoids that work to help you find your coast.

Have questions about our products or what dosage will work best for you? Contact our team at support@endocoast.com to learn more about how CBD can help you find your best health.