One of the top questions that we’re asked on a regular basis is, “How much CBD should I take?” It’s a great question that deserves it’s very own blog post (and cheat sheet!).
Consider this. Have you ever undergone surgery where general anesthesia was administered? If so, you most likely remember the anesthesiologist repeatedly verifying your weight. That’s because your dose of anesthesia is determined by your body mass.
Also, think about medication dosing, and how there are typically different directions for children under the age of 12 years. A standard dose of acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) is 10-15 mg per kg of the child’s weight, with a dose every 4-6 hours (maximum daily dose is 75 mg/kg). For an adult, the maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is 4 g (4000 mg), with a recommended dosage of 352-650 mg every 4-6 hours. That’s a big difference between doses, because there’s a big difference between the weight of a child and an adult.
The same standards should be applied when determining your dose of CBD. Not everyone should take the same generic dose of CBD because, after all, individual bodies react and weigh differently. Why take more than you need and waste your money? Or, if you aren’t taking enough, you may not get the benefits that you expect and give up too soon.
To help make CBD dosing easier, check out the cheat sheet we created below to determine your starting, medium, and high dose, all based on body weight. Remember: start low and slow, and work your way up as needed. More is not always better!
Do you have any CBD-realted questions? Let us know in the comments below.
Heather Kreider, R.N., L.E.