How Much CBD Should I Take?

While the use of cannabidiol (CBD) is growing in popularity, the industry is still largely unregulated.  This leads to a lot of confusion and conflicting advice around the subject of dosage.  One of the most common questions we are asked is “How much CBD oil should I take?”

Currently, there are no standard dosing protocols for CBD in the United States, so it is up to the consumer to perform their own research and determine a dose that is right for them. It is expected that within the next few years, a universal RDA (recommended daily allowance) will be established under the umbrella of the FDA. Until then, what we offer here is a practical guide.

Every person is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Weight, genetics, metabolism, and an individual’s unique endocannabinoid system are all factors that come into play with any nutritional supplement. 

Suggestions For Finding The Right Dose of CBD For You

•Begin with the lowest recommended dose listed on the product label.  This will give you a chance to adjust to the taste and consistency, and observe any side effects.  CBD is generally well-tolerated and has a high safety profile, but some people have had minor side effects like nausea and diarrhea. However, these are in very rare instances.

•Break up your dose during the day.  Instead of one large treatment in the morning, try taking half in the morning and half in the evening.  You may even want to spread your dosage of CBD out to several times a day.

•Experiment with the same dosage for a few days. Observe how you are feeling.  If you are not getting any relief, increase the amount until your symptoms improve. If your symptoms get worse, decrease the dose.  It may take several days to a few weeks to find your sweet spot with CBD.

•Be patient. It may take time for CBD to build up in your system before you see any noticeable changes in your condition.

•Consult with a qualified medical practitioner who has experience working with patients with similar medical conditions.  They may be able to further assist you in finding your proper dosage. You can always contact us at Pharm Organics and we will assist you in any way we can. Or check out our FAQ section

•Remember that while there are so many benefits of CBD, there are also many different ways of using it. Using sublingual oil CBD, taking CBD edibles, or applying CBD topicals may necessitate higher doses or lower doses than what is suggested in this article. For the purpose of consistency, we are speaking mainly of ingestibles.

CBD Dosing Guide

There is quite a bit of research being done on the official, recommended dosage chart based on past, current, and ongoing studies.  That is to say; the “recommendations” are not conclusive. They are a compilation of information about the amount CBD dosages based on what appears to be effective in patients with various conditions.  Based on all the information available to us at this time, Pharm Organics recommends dosage based on the following guidelines.

To treat chronic pain and inflammation: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days

To anxiety, depression or panic disorders: 12-45 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days depending on severity of condition.

To treat epilepsy: 200-300 mg of CBD by mouth daily for up to 4.5 months

To treat movement problems associated with Huntington’s disease: 10 mg of CBD by mouth daily for six weeks

To treat sleep disorders: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth.

To treat multiple sclerosis symptoms: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 milligrams of a THC-CBD combination by mouth daily for 2-15 weeks. A mouth spray might contain 2.7 milligrams of THC and 2.5 milligrams of CBD at doses of 2.5-120 milligram for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.

To treat schizophrenia: 40-1,280 mg CBD by mouth daily for up to four weeks

To treat glaucoma: a single CBD dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.” —Mayo Clinic

In addition to the tips stated above and the information from the Mayo Clinic, each Pharm Organics product has its own serving size. Many of our customers like to use this as a baseline when they begin taking our products.  When you buy CBD oil from us, we want to ensure that have the utmost confidence in the safety and efficacy of our products.


The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated our statements. Our information on dosing with CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Pharm Organics assumes no responsibility for the improper use of CBD Products. When planning a treatment program for all and any ailments or illnesses we recommend consulting a Medical Professional. We don’t make any health claims concerning our products and recommend asking a qualified physician or doctor before consuming CBD products or cannabis goods or preparing a new treatment program. You should be 18 years or older to use CBD products. The info on the site is meant to offer general information and suggestion and isn’t to be construed as medical advice or education.

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