Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage. There is little research, though, so doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each use.
CBD Dosage for Different Ailments
Without FDA approval, there is little guidance in the U.S. on how much CBD a person should consume for various conditions.
In many medical studies on CBD, you see administered doses reach hundreds of milligrams a day, which sounds severe compared to our starting dosage example of 25 milligrams. However, Steven Phan, founder of Come Back Daily, a CBD dispensary in New York, points out that patients in these studies are often dealing with serious flare-ups and pain-inducing conditions compared to everyday dispensary customers.
Below are clinically-studied CBD dosages based on different ailments and conditions. Note: Some of the formulations studied contained THC as well—not all available dosage research sticks strictly to CBD.
Anxiety 300mg–600 milligrams a day
Select forms of epilepsy Starting at 2.5 milligrams per kilogram of the person’s body weight twice daily
Central neuropathic and cancer-related pain A maximum of 30 milligrams a day
Opioid addiction 400 or 800 milligrams a day
Arthritis A maximum of 30 milligrams a day
*Dosages are based solely on small, short-term clinical study results where CBD proved significantly successful over placebo. Much larger studies are needed to further strengthen the evidence.
FDA-approved Epidiolex administers CBD orally as a liquid to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome and tuberous sclerosis complex. The dosage of Epidiolex is determined by taking the patient’s weight in kilograms (kg) into account.
Several countries, including Canada and those in the U.K., have approved the use of Sativex, an oral spray with equal amounts of CBD and THC, to treat pain stemming from multiple sclerosis. Canada has also approved it for treatment of cancer pain.
The medical and research community still has a long way to go before figuring out what dose works best for each condition. At an individual level, consumers can experiment with caution until they find what works best for them. (Article from Forbes HEALTH)
Figuring out the right amount
no universal dosage of CBD /THC that a person should take. Everybody responds differently to CBD/THC, but most people take between 20 and 100 mg per day.
Therefore, we always recommend starting small and gradually working your way up. The amount of Cannabis oil you take might not be the same as your girlfriend need.
The amount of CBD/THC you should take depends on a range of factors, including:
Your body weight
The condition you’re treating
Your individual body chemistry
The concentration of CBD in each drop, massage oil or candy
We recommend starting by dosing 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
If you are a heavy guy with severe back pain, we recommend starting with 40 mg. You take this on days when you’re in a lot of pain. After a week you can increase to 45 mg, and next week you use 50 mg. At this point, you might feel that your pain is tolerable.