While CBD is widely available and becoming a more acceptable and mainstream way of treating illness, there is not concrete or universal direction on how to dose CBD.
CBD is a compound found in the hemp or cannabis plant. There are claims for its health properties and benefits though there is still a lack of clarity around how to use it, whether it is effective and if it is even legal.
Use this information as a guide for how to dose CBD for your personal needs. The only FDA-approved CBD product is called Epidiolex and is only available with a prescription. It is used to treat severe forms of epilepsy.
Every other form of CBD products do not have an FDA directive in terms of regulations. The most common form of action is to connect with your trusted medical professional to learn how to best introduce CBD products into your wellness routine.
Your dosage of CBD will depend on your needs and your method of administering the product. There is an array of forms from which CBD can be obtained.
- CBD oil
- CBD capsules
- CBD tabs
- CBD sprays
- CBD topicals
- CBD gummies
- CBD supplements
- (more to come!)
CBD has shown anecdotal improvements in the following ailments:
- migraine headaches
- menopausal symptoms
- weight loss
- and many more conditions
How to Dose CBD
The following table lists the method of administration and dosage of CBD that researchers have used to study its therapeutic effects on different medical conditions. Thanks to Medical News Today for compiling this information:
|Medical condition||Dose of CBD||Form|
|bowel disease||5 mg twice daily||sublingual (olive oil drops)|
|type 2 diabetes||100 mg twice daily||oral|
|pain due to cancer||50–600 mg per day||oral|
|Parkinson’s disease||75–300 mg per day||oral|
|Huntington’s disease||Up to 12 sprays per day||Sativex nasal spray (contains CBD and THC in 1:1 concentration)|
CBD Dosage Safety
So far in research, toxicity is nearly nil in terms of CBD. Here are some studies and their effects of CBD:
- In monkeys, CBD does not affect bodily functions or behavior unless the animals receive dosages higher than 30 mg orally each day for 90 days.
- In a human physical dependence study, researchers gave people 1,500 mg per day of CBD for 4 weeks. The study participants did not go through withdrawal after the 28-day trial.
- Another study found that doses up to 1,500 mg per day were well-tolerated.
- The World Health Organization (also known as the WHO) has reported that people generally tolerate CBD quite well.
Remember, CBD does not make you high so it doesn't pose a risk of addiction. At Natural Path Botanicals we recommend starting a new CBD wellness plan by beginning a daily dose of 1 mL of 500 mg CBD oil. Then you can increase to two doses per day of 500 mg CBD oil and then progress to a daily dose of 1 mL of 1000 mg CBD oil and so on. This slow build will be the most effective way to encourage the potential positive health benefits from CBD oil.