How much CBD should you take?

The right CBD dose for you can depend on a few factors, including your weight, any other health conditions you may have, and medication you’re taking for those conditions. It also depends on your personal body chemistry and sensitivity to CBD.

When determining your ideal CBD dosage, your goal is to find the lowest dose that provides the benefits you need with few or no side effects.

Using the dosage chart below, start with the lowest recommended dose for your body weight, and gradually increase from there until you feel the desired effects. Once you’ve found that dose, you can stick with it – Our research has shown that you typically don't develop a tollerance

So whats best for you ?

Take a look at the chart below as a general guideline

CBD Dosage Chart

The standard recommendations is to base your CBD dose on your body weight. Take 1 to 6 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. Find the lowest starting dose for you and build up if you require a stronger dose

Body Weight

Low (Starting) Dose

Medium Dose

High Dose

100 lbs

10-20 mg

21-49 mg

50-60 mg

110 lbs

11-22 mg

23-54 mg

55-66 mg

120 lbs

12-24 mg

25-59 mg

60-72 mg

130 lbs

13-26 mg

27-64 mg

65-78 mg

140 lbs

14-28 mg

29-69 mg

70-84 mg

150 lbs

15-30 mg

31-74 mg

75-90 mg

160 lbs

16-32 mg

33-79 mg

80-96 mg

170 lbs

17-34 mg

35-84 mg

85-102 mg

180 lbs

18-36 mg

37-89 mg

90-108 mg

190 lbs

19-38 mg

39-94 mg

95-114 mg

200 lbs

20-40 mg

41-99 mg

100-120 mg

210 lbs

21-42 mg

43-104 mg

105-126 mg

220 lbs

22-44 mg

45-109 mg

110-132 mg

230 lbs

23-46 mg

47-114 mg

115-138 mg

240 lbs

24-48 mg

49-119 mg

120-144 mg

250 lbs

25-50 mg

51-124 mg

125-150 mg

260 lbs

26-52 mg

53-129 mg

130-156 mg

270 lbs

27-54 mg

55-134 mg

135-162 mg

Pain relief will require a higher dose in comparison to someone taking CBD for anxiety relief

So in general the more severe your need the higher the dose but always find your base line before increasing your dose

Sleep issues – some people prefer to take a large dose on a night time to help aid sleep paterns

For those with anxiety and pain relief requirements its prefered to space out the dose over the course of the day

It really comes down to the individual, so be patient with yourself as you work out the best dose for you.


How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD oil?

How long you’ll have to wait to feel the CBD, as well as how long it will last, depends on which administration method you choose.

  • CBD products taken orally, such as edibles, powders, or capsules, tend to have longer-lasting effects, but onset takes longer, too. Before it can enter your bloodstream, where it begins to interact with your endocannabinoid system, it has to go through your digestive system first (which can take 30 to 90 minutes).


  • CBD oil administered sublingually has a much faster onset, because it bypasses the digestive system and enters your bloodstream directly under the tongue. Users start to feel effects within 5 to 20 minutes.


  • CBD extracts inhaled with a vape pen provide the quickest effects, making them ideal for acute symptoms. After inhalation, users start to feel the effects within a few minutes. However, effects only last for a few hours.

  • CBD oils applied topically, such as lotions or balms, are best for treating targeted areas. The oil can be massaged directly onto the area to relieve pain or inflammation within minutes. Effects can last for several hours.  

Here’s an overview of the different CBD ingestion methods and how they can affect your system.



Ingestion Method

Types of CBD Products



Dose Needed


– Food or drink powder
– Capsules

30 to 90 minutes

4+ hours



Sublingual tinctures

5 to 20 minutes

4 to 6 hours



Vape extracts

1 to 3 minutes

2 to 3 hours



– Balms
– Ointments
– Transdermal patches

1 to 3 minutes

4 to 6 hours

Somewhat higher