Are you taking too much CBD? Find your ideal CBD dosage.

Team Bloom 28 Sep 2020 4 MIN READ

Are you taking too much CBD? Find your ideal CBD dosage.

“How much should I take?” is a question all of us should be asking anytime we start a new aspect of our wellness routine. Anytime you’re prescribed medicine or pick up something over the counter, the instructions are clear: “Take X twice daily…” Unfortunately, determining a universally appropriate dosage for pure CBD isn’t feasible or wise. Fortunately, there are a few rules of thumb to help you determine a CBD dosage that works best for you and delivers the desired effect. Knowing how to determine an optimal dose for yourself will help you understand why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when taking cannabidiol.

How much CBD should I take?

You buy a CBD product for the first time and after leaving the store or website you realize that you completely forget to ask one of the most critical questions: “How much CBD should I take?” The short answer is – it depends. Your CBD dosage depends 100% on YOU because everyone is unique and cannabinoids perform optimally when they work naturally with our endocannabinoid system. That being said, here are a few simple ways to figure out if you are taking too much CBD and how to determine the best CBD dosage for you.

CBD Oil Dosage

1. Start with a small dose

Starting small is always the way to go to avoid overdose. Your goal is to find the lowest possible effective dose without side effects. Listen to your body and increase your dosage as necessary. Remember, everyone is different, and it may take a few days of consistent usage to begin to feel the effects of the CBD product.

2. Track Everything!

Record your experience! Keep track of how your body responds to different doses and be as detailed as possible. 

3. The Big Five! 

There are FIVE factors that influence the strength of the CBD dose you need: 

  1. Weight
  2. Body Fat Percentage
  3. Strength of CBD
  4. Ailment You are Treating
  5. Severity of the Ailment

4. Personal Chemistry 

All of us are unique, and as a result, we all have slightly different body chemistry. Some of us are more prone to feel the effects of CBD, while others may naturally require a higher dose. The key is to start small and find what works best for you when dosing CBD.

5. Are you taking ENOUGH CBD?

While some people are worried about taking too much CBD, in reality, most people aren’t taking ENOUGH CBD. Although we recommend adjusting your dose gradually, you’ll definitely want to reference our CBD dosage chart below to ensure that you are taking enough CBD to meet your needs and experience the desired effect. 

Plants Over Pills

The good news is taking too much CBD shouldn’t hurt you. So far, the only reported side-effects of taking too much CBD are minimal, but they include:

  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea (usually too much MCT oil)
  • Nausea
  • Changes in weight/appetite
  • Dry Mouth
  • Low Blood Pressure

Fatigue is the most common side effect of CBD so be aware of this if you are new to cannabidiol. 

Women who are pregnant/breast feeding should not use CBD oil because the side effects on young children are still unknown. 

CBD Dosage Chart

Everyone is different, and while we can’t recommend an exact dose for every CBD user, we can give you an estimate based off of customer feedback. Our CBD dosage chart is a great way to estimate how much CBD you should take.

Use the charts below for an approximant recommended dose according to your weight and CBD dosage requirements. Remember to always check with your physician before starting any new supplements. 

CBD Dosage Chart for Weight

CBD Dosage Chart by Weight
CBD Dosage Chart by Weight

CBD Dosage Chart for Specific Ailments

CBD Dosage Chart for Ailments
CBD Dosage Chart by Ailment

Understanding CBD Oil Dosage

Now that we made sure you won’t take too much CBD and you understand how much CBD you need, it’s time to figure out your CBD oil dosage. Every method of ingesting CBD is different, and most people don’t know precisely how much CBD they are taking with a traditional dropper. At Bloom, we’ve made it easy to identify how much CBD you need and how much CBD is in each dose.

If you are using a 600mg hemp oil tincture: 

One full dropper contains 20mg of CBD

If you are using a 1200mg hemp oil tincture:

One full dropper contains 40mg of CBD

The dropper for Bloom Hemp’s CBD oil is graduated so that you can accurately measure out exact doses.

CBD isolate dosage

CBD Isolate can be more difficult to gauge, but this potent form of CBD is worth understanding if you want to use isolate properly. 

We’ve made it easy for our customers to use CBD isolate by providing you with a measuring spoon. When full, this spoon contains approximately 50-60mg of CBD. If you’re looking to measure out a more exact dose of CBD isolate, we recommend looking on Amazon for a kitchen scale. 

CBD topical usage

CBD topicals are great because they provided targeted relief to localized areas. Use as much as you see fit, since CBD topicals are not ingested you do not have to worry about using too much CBD. 

Softgels dosage

CBD softgels are the easiest way to supplement a consistent dose of CBD. With exactly 25mg of CBD in every capsule it is easy to measure out your desired CBD dosage daily. 

So, are you taking too much CBD?

No, you probably aren’t taking too much CBD, and the real question worth asking is, are you taking enough. This CBD dosage guide is an excellent rule of thumb, but the only way to honestly figure out how much CBD you should take is through careful trial and error. If you’re still having trouble figuring out your dose, get in touch with us!

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