CBD Oil Dosage: A Helpful Guide (With Chart & Pictures)

There is no quick and easy answer to the best hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) oil Dosage for you. However, there is information that would be valuable to you for making the best choice for yourself. A self-analysis of what your needs are, what CBD products you want to take, and also what symptoms do you want to help.

According to science, the optimal daily amount of CBD oil should be around 150mg-600mg of CBD to help symptoms. Per day! This can be around $11,000 per year, at the lowest. If you are like most people, this is virtually impossible to afford. In perspective, the first and only FDA and clinically approved treatment using CBD is $32,500 per year in cost.

The study (Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2012] itself combined over 34 different clinical trials and studies, and based off averages, most people who have sleep insomnia needed 160mg of CBD oil to significantly increase sleep, while those with anxiety needed around 400mg of CBD to see effects. The study then noted that consistent doses of 600mg of CBD helped acute schizophrenia in patients.

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However, these dosage amounts are practically impossible for the common person, as 1000mg oils can range from $55 to $125 depending on the brand. CBDistillery currently has one of the lowest prices of legitimate 1000mg CBD oil at $60. You can view this product for purchase on our website here

For reference, you would need to take half of a 30ml bottle per day! That is a lot of oil, and is simply impractical for most people. This guide for the right CBD oil dosage will be based on practically, affordability, expertise, and millions of customer trials and reviews. And will be designed with the common person in mind. For our CBD Oil Dosage calculator please look below at our dosage chart. 

For a quick and easy summary before a more in-depth explanation below would mostly be based on the the type of symptoms you are feeling. Based off scientific research and studies, a general rule the recommended daily dose of CBD is 30-60mg of CBD oil. However, there is a multiple of ways and schools of thought to achieve this amount. In order to calculate your CBD oil dosage correctly please follow below. 

  1. Test and Repeat: We always suggest starting with 5-10mg of CBD, waiting 3-4 hours, and increase as necessary until you find your desired effect.
  2. Slow Route: People should start with a low dosage of 500mg CBD (no matter severity of symptoms), them increase slowly over time until they reach desired effect.
  3. Severity Scale: Go by the three-tiered scale system. This is a system we will use below with pain relief as the example. But it applies to all types of relief, which you will learn in a minute. This system is based off customer experience only, and not scientific research specifically.

CBD Oil Dosage Chart

In terms of pain relief, the right hemp CBD dosage for you is below. Note that each dropper contains 1 milliliter (ml) of CBD oil. the amount of CBD in each dropper is a multiple of two, starting from 8.3mg of CBD in the 250mg CBD oil tincture.

Then 16.7mg for 500mg CBD oil tinctures and so on. This makes sense, as the amount of CBD per container is just the amount of one dropper multiplied by 30 (30ml times 16.7mg/ml  = 500mg. There other size difference such as 750mg oil and 1500mg oils, but that will discussed further down the article.

This piece is our general rules, do not take this guide as definitive. It is an example of how you should be analyzing CBD oil dosage for yourself with scientific evidence as backup research

We will be using three terms for ranking and classifying symptoms with hemp CBD oil dosage. Those are minor, moderate and major. These should be self-explanatory, but that is also based off of opinion. On a “scale” ranking, minor pains would be a 1-4, moderate would be 5-7, and severe would be 8-10. Using inflammation as an example, a rash would be a 3-4, and a rattlesnake bite venom induced inflammation would be an 8-9 on the scale.


This ranking is very subjective, but with people with many different needs and symptoms, would be the most general way to find the best CBD dosing for you.

1. For Minor Effects: 250mg-500mg oils, or approximately 30mg of CBD oil.

    Based on the chart this would be approximately:

     250mg: Four droppers (2 droppers twice a day)

    500mg: Two droppers (1 dropper twice a day) (recommended)

    1000mg: One dropper (½ dropper twice a day)

    The best and most efficient dosing for minor pains is one full dropper of the 500mg CBD oil, twice a day. Equaling a total of around 33mg of CBD.

    2. For Moderate Effects: 500mg-1000mg oils, or approximately 45mg of CBD oil.

    Based on the chart, that is approximately:

     500mg: 3 droppers a day (1½ dropper twice a day)

    1000mg: 1½ droppers a day. ¾ of a dropper or 75ml twice a day (recommended)

    3. For Severe Effects: 1000mg+ oils, or approximately 60mg-100mg depending on severity.

      1000mg: 2+ droppers a day.

      You cannot overdose on CBD, plus the fact that CBD oils have virtually no side effects for the normal person (or minimal depending on the person). We will not calculate dosages based off the chart as you should speak to a medical professional, doctor or your practitioner before using CBD for severe pains or symptoms.

      The CBD oil dosage for symptoms really depend on what you have and the severity. The CBD oil dosage for irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain relief, Crohn's disease and sleep insomnia all differ. But we definitely suggest a dose in the higher range as stated.

        Your doctor would give you more correct or specific instructions for amount of CBD dosage you should take. From our point of view, any oil past 1000mg should be personally tested by yourself to see what is best for you. Do not jump to 2500mg of CBD oil if 1500mg is all you may need. Start low, and move up until you see the effects you want. And also it saves you a lot of money, which is also great.

        Now, we used “effects" as an example for what mg of CBD you should take. However, know that this template applies to most types of symptoms including anxiety, inflammation, sleep insomnia and others. In that case, analyze what type of symptom you have, and pick the proper dosage from you after whether your symptoms are minor, moderate, or severe.

        What affects CBD oil dosage

        What affects CBD oil dosage?

        There are a few things that affect CBD oil dosages, which is why it is extremely difficult to put a number on it.

        1. The way the hemp CBD was extracted:
        2. The quality of the hemp and CBD oil
        3. Your body’s genetics
        4. Your body’s metabolism
        5. Your body’s bio-availability
        6. The time of day
        7. How full your stomach is

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        How long does it take to start feeling CBD oil?

        Based on research, it can take up to 20-30 minutes before you start feeling the effects of the CBD. For some, it take effect immediately. This all depends on your bio-availability, time of day, and how full your stomach is.

        How long does CBD oil last in the body?

        CBD oils last the longest out of all CBD products in the body, with an estimated effectiveness time of 4-6 if being conservative. CBD oil can be effective in your body for 6-8 hours.

        How long will each CBD oil tincture last me?

        The lifespan of the CBD is not exactly straightforward. The type of relief needed and the recommended amount for this size makes a difference for how long the oil tincture will last. Again, as a general rule:

        1. 250mg CBD Oil Tinctures: 14 days or approximately two weeks supply of CBD oil
        2. 500mg CBD Oil Tincture: 28-30 days or approximately one month supply
        3. 1000mg CBD Oil Tincture: 56-60 days or approximately two months supply
        4. 1500mg CBD Oil Tinctures: 56-60 days or approximately two months supply (depending on severity, the lower severity the longer the CBD oil will last)

        Does CBD or CBD oil Go Bad?

        The shelf life of CBD oil tinctures is approximately between 14-24 months depending on the freshness from the online store, how the CBD oil tincture was stored, or noted otherwise.

        The factors that affect the shelf life of CBD includes how the CBD oil was extracted. If the CBD oil tincture was extracted through CO2 Extraction, then it will likely last the longest. If extracted using alcohol it will still last, just not as long. CBD oil extracted from olive oil will last the least amount of time due to the fact olive oil dilutes the oil and does not have a long shelf life itself.

        If you want to prolong the life of your oil store it in cool, dry, and dark places. Such as a cellar or basement. As a tip, wrap the CBD oil tincture in aluminum foil to keep it from sunlight, therefore helping the CBD lasting longer.

        The lifespan of CBD oil tinctures also depend on the ingredients of the oil and where the hemp plant was extracted. Some manufacturers extract CBD in areas with soil contaminated by heavy metals or other things. The quality of cannabinoids extracted play a large role in how long a CBD oil tincture will last for you.

         

        Disclaimer: The statements made on this page have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or healthcare provider. The information provided is not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with a healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

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