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Dosage Information

Published on 5th June 2018

As you want to start using CBD oil and enjoying all of the amazing benefits, how much CBD oil should you take for an effective dose?

“Dosage is everything”—Paracelsus

An effective dosage can range from as little as a few 1-2 drops to 20 drops or more. 

Dosing CBD is all about finding the sweet spot for your endocannabinoid system.

Begin with a small dose of 1-2 drops of oil, especially if you have little or no experience with CBD. 

Start Low and Slow:

Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Many people do extremely well on 3-4 micro doses a day.

Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount. 

Don’t overdo it. Cannabis compounds have biphasic properties, which means that low and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects.  In the CBD community, there is general agreement that too much, or “over-doing it” can result in no changes at all. 

CBD has no known adverse side effects, but an excessive amount of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose. Again we would like to stress that “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.

Your goal is to find the lowest dose that works for you and you alone. 

Dosage is not based on factors such as condition, age, weight or sex of the individual. Dosage will be based on how the individual metabolizes CBD, in this respect, everyone is different. The best way to find your individual dose is to start low and keep increasing slowly until you feel the benefits.

People who claim they experience the most profound benefits often take several small (micro) doses several times daily. 

Remember, CBD only works if you take it! Many people feel the effects within 15 minutes of their first dose, others need days or weeks to slowly awaken their endocannabinoid receptors.

Finding the effective dosage of CBD oil can take time, observation, evaluation and the understanding that this is no “one-size-fits-all” affair. Finding the right dosage is incredibly rewarding, observation and patience are key.

Knowing the numerous benefits that CBD oil can have on the body should be a motivating factor in your journey to finding a dosage that helps you to get the results you’re looking for. 

Our dosage information guide below will aid you in finding your individual 'sweet spot'.