Does Weight Matter When It Comes to CBD Dosage?

There are many factors that go into determining the “best” dose of CBD oil for someone. Your weight is certainly one of them. But it may not be as big of a deal as you’re thinking.

Some dosage instructions recommend using a general guideline of 2.5 milligrams of CBD for every 10 pounds of weight. Following this guideline, someone who weighs 150 pounds would take 37.5 milligrams of CBD per day. Unfortunately, finding the dosage that will work best for you just typically isn't that easy.

While weight can impact your optimal dosage, there are many other factors that are considered more important. The type and severity of your conditions, your body chemistry, how you're taking CBD, how often you plan on taking CBD, and the type of CBD that you'll be using (full spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate) are also important factors.

Generally, we have found that weight alone is not an accurate estimator of how much CBD someone should take for the best results. Recommending certain dosages based on weight can result in feeling no effects from taking too little or negative effects from taking too much.

A Better Approach To Finding Your Optimal CBD Dosage

Rather than basing your dosage on weight, we recommend a process of starting low and slowly increasing the dose that you are taking. Starting at around 5-10 milligrams of CBD per day and slowly increasing that as needed over the course of a month can help ease your body into using CBD. And doing that can greatly reduce the chances of experiencing negative side effects.

Microdosing is another popular technique for finding your optimal dosage. It involves taking small amounts of CBD on a regular schedule over the course of 2-3 days until you get the desired results.

Finding your optimal dose is not a perfect science. There is limited research on the subject so some patience and experimentation are often necessary. Starting low and increasing slow enables you to gradually find your “sweet spot” dosage. This approach can help you find the right dosage, avoid negative side effects and save you money in the process.


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Sarah Jorczyk

Sarah Jorczyk is an advocate for CBD products and one of the Administrators of the CBD Oil Users Group on Facebook. She strives to educate the public, and promotes the use of safe products while helping others throughout their CBD journey. You can also find a variety of her content, including reviews and educational videos, on the group's youtube page.

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