CBD is most commonly taken orally as drops/tincture format under the tongue. Below are some general CBD dosage guidelines:
General Health: 2.5-15mg CBD by mouth daily
To treat chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth daily
To treat sleep disorders: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth daily
How do you determine the right dose for you?
If you’ve never tried CBD before, there are a few things you should know. While most of the headlines focus on seizures and epilepsy, pre- clinical and anecdotal evidence suggests that the cannabinoid can calm anxiety, lift mood, fight pain, and reduce damage from stress.
Unfortunately, the correct dose of CBD varies significantly from individual to individual. A person with epilepsy, for example, may prefer high-dose CBD supplements. A person just looking to relax may benefit most from very low-dose CBD extracts.
When trying to determine the correct amount of CBD dosage you need, here are three tips to consider:
- Start small
When beginning CBD, it’s best to start with the smallest dose possible. Everyone reacts differently to various supplements. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose.
Elixinol is low-dose CBD, making it very easy to start small and slowly work up to your desired dose. Beginning with the Elixinol 300 series is a great way to start with as small of a dose as you need.
- Pay attention to size
The right dose of CBD varies from person to person. Generally speaking, larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. With CBD, you can easily scale up just a few milligrams at a time to meet your personal needs.
- Consult a medical professional
If you have a medical condition, always consult with a health care professional before consuming CBD. A doctor will be able to tell you how to use CBD and which doses might be most beneficial. Consider discussing CBD with your doctor.