One of the frequently asked questions is, “What is the correct daily dose of CBD for me?” If you do a Google search on CBD dosage, many different dosage options will come up. The truth is that several different factors play a role in relation to which dosage is right for you and it is therefore a very complex question to answer. Below you can see a short video about the correct CBD dosage. And below the video we tell you exactly how to dose CBD in relation to your specific needs.
CBD is a natural plant compound and therefore, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 1, it is safe to consume as long as it is pure and does not contain toxins.
However, it is understandable that people need help when it comes to the daily dosage of CBD. We have created this dosing guide based on the book “CBD A Patient’s Guide To Medical Cannabis”, written by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum.2 Both authors are experienced specialists in the field and have worked with medical cannabis for more than 30 years.
The book is a perfect starting point for those who are unaware of CBD and its medicinal effects. The book is full of information about CBD, i.a. it comes down to history, dosage, research, etc.
Recommended CBD dosage
There are several different factors that play a role when it comes to choosing dosage associated with CBD. Some of the factors that play a role include:
The intensity of your disease state
Your body’s reaction to CBD
Your body weight
Your personal body chemistry (this includes other medications that you may be taking)
How much CBD to take?
Based on the guidelines described in the above book, we recommend the step-up method, where you gradually increase the dosage until the desired effect is achieved. This method is referred to in the book as “Titration”, which is a chemical term that means that one proceeds slowly to enable a regulation in the body’s system. By using this method, you are sure to hit the amount that suits your needs. The effect of CBD can vary from person to person as we are all different.
Below is a more in-depth explanation of the step-up method and then 3 dosing options, which can be useful in different situations:
Leinow & Birnbaum recommend in their book “CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medical Cannabis” to start with a microdose, a standard dose or even a macrodose, depending on the type of symptoms.
2. If you have selected one of the dosing tables (see below), search for your body weight in the left column. If it is between the displayed values, use the approximate value as a guide.
Start with the lowest daily dose in step 1. This is your starting dose. Use this dose for a week.
4. Listen to your body and take notes if necessary. If necessary, you can then increase the dose to the next step, use this dose for a week and so on. The drops do not need to be taken at once. For larger quantities, it is advisable to divide the drops in the morning, noon and evening.
5. If you notice any adverse effects, reduce the dose. It is not a question of increasing the dose steadily, but of finding the ideal dose. Due to the two-phase effect, both one too low and one too high dose are less effective.
6. Once you have found a dose that you are comfortable with, keep it. This will be your target dose from now on.
0.5 mg to 20 mg CBD dose per Today, a microdose is recommended for the following conditions:
Sleep disorders such as insomnia
Migraines and other types of headaches
Nausea and menopausal symptoms
PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder
Stress and restlessness
For microdose, we recommend a 5% CBD oil (500 mg). 1 drop of 5% CBD oil contains 2 mg of CBD.
10mg to 100mg CBD dose per day. Standard doses are used for the following conditions:
Lyme disease (Lyme disease)
Crohn’s disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
For a standard dose, we recommend a 15% or 20% CBD oil. 1 drop of 15% CBD oil contains 6 mg of CBD, and 1 drop of 20% CBD oil contains 8 mg of CBD.
For 15% CBD oil (1500 mg): 3 drops 3 times a day = 54 mg CBD.
For 20% CBD oil (2000 mg): 3 drops 3 times a day = 60 mg CBD.
Macro doses are in the high range between 50 mg and 800 mg CBD dose per day. This dosage is often used for:
For a macrodose we recommend a 30%, 40% or 50% CBD concentrate.
30% concentrate: 1 ml contains 300 mg CBD
40% concentrate: 1 ml contains 400 mg CBD
50% concentrate: 1 ml contains 500 mg CBD
It is important to remember that there is no specific dosage of CBD that suits everyone. It varies from person to person as many different factors play a role. It is a good idea to consult with your doctor for advice on which CBD dosage is best for you and your needs.
Decide the form you want to take CBD in. Products often come in the form of oils, concentrates, e-liquids and capsules. For more information on how to take CBD.
Do not take too much CBD. When using CBD, it is important that you do not take too much or too little, but instead find the dose that is perfect for you. If you do not feel you are getting the desired results at a high dose, you may need to take less CBD. It is about finding the amount of CBD that works for one’s body. This method has helped many patients. You must remember that once you have found your “sweet spot”, it may well be that it needs to be adjusted a bit with time. Therefore, always keep an eye on your condition and adjust the dosage as needed.
If you are already taking other prescription medicines, contact your doctor first to make sure that CBD can work with this medicine.
Always consult a doctor
We can not promise that the recommended products can treat, cure or prevent your disease or disorder, as the effect of CBD varies greatly from person to person. Any information provided in connection with marketing cannot be replaced by health advice or information provided by general practitioners.
Always consult a doctor or health care professional before taking CBD with other medicines to make sure the drugs work together.
Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (2018). CANNABIDIOL (CBD). [online] World Health Organization [↩]
Leinow,, L. and Birnbaum, J. (2017). CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis. North Atlantic Books. [↩]