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What you need to know about dosing with CBD

By May 16, 2019No Comments

Products which use the cannabinoid known as cannabidiol (aka CBD) have seen a huge increase in popularity over the last few years. With research showing that it can provide a range of benefits, it makes sense that people are excited about a product like this, and it isn’t too surprising to see them flying from the shelves. A lot of people struggle with the same issue when they first start with CBD, though; how should they be doing with it?

What’s Your Problem?

Solving this challenge starts with considering what you might be using CBD for, as these sorts of products have a range of different applications. The most commonly found is as a tool for pain relief. To make this effective, users will have to consume large amounts of CBD to feel a difference. If you’re only trying to improve your appetite, though, you will probably be able to get away with using less.

What Does The Packet Say?

Thanks to the classification as a health product, there are a lot of laws surrounding the documentation which CBD oil manufacturers have to provide to their customers. The examples found on our website, Planet M CBD, all come with charts which can show you how much you should be taking. The best CBD oil brands will make products which enable you to use less than you would have to with their competitors.

CBD Dosage by Weight and Pain

As pain relief is one of the most common issues which people solve with CBD products, it makes sense to use it as an example. Using the chart below, you can get a good idea of the sort of dose you should expect to take, based on the level of pain you’re experiencing and the weight of your body. Using this example, a 100 lbs user with a 30mL bottle of 500MG CBD tincture would need to use around 1mL to ease medium levels of pain. This can be worked out with the following equation: (CBD concentration (MG) / Bottle size) / Your dosage or, in this example, (500 / 30) / 15 = 1.


Pain Level <25lbs 26 – 45 lbs 46 – 85 lbs 86 – 150 lbs 151 – 240 lbs >241 lbs
Mild 4.5 mg 6 mg 9 mg 12 mg 18 mg 22.5 mg
Medium 6 mg 9 mg 12 mg 15 mg 22.5 mg 30 mg
Severe 9 mg 12 mg 15 mg 18 mg 27 mg 45 mg

Getting Some Help

Learning about something like CBD dosage can be very confusing, a lot of people feel daunted when they first start. There are plenty of companies out there which can help with this, though, with the team at Planet M CBD being happy to offer advice to anyone. Our tinctures, lotions, and gummies are all packaged with the relevant dosage guides, making it nice and easy for you to get started in the world of CBD. You can’t overdose on CBD products, as your brain’s receptors simply stop taking it in once they’ve reached their limit.

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