How much CBD Oil should I take?


CBD Oil Dosage – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

Whilst the legalization of ‘medical’ marijuana’ is increasing across many countries states and territories, most doctors are still wary about either prescribing or recommending CBD Oil / Tincture.

To be fair medical schools are yet to cover CBD Cannabidiol as part of their pharmacology courses. Scientists in the field of medicine are just now developing dosing schedules for medical marijuana, medicinal hemp and cannabis extracts, including CBD.

CBD oil comes in various concentrations and formats, including liquid hemp oil, hemp oil as a thick paste, oil in capsules, sublingual (under the tongue) tincture drops or sprays, salves for topical use, edibles as in candy or gum and CBD vapor from e-cigarette type vaporizers.

Everyone Is Different

The information here is just a guide for CBD dosage. Everyone is different in their perception of the symptoms they have, what constitutes pain or discomfort , and how they will respond to their CBD dosage. The best approach is to start at low doses and gradually increase until you are happy with result.

We suggest a general recommended dose for most adults is 25mg CBD once per day as a start point. Someone with chronic pain, for example, might require 25mg CBD twice per day or more.

Everyone is different so you will need to monitor. Depending on how someone is feeling you may need to decrease or increase the dose after around 28 days. If the symptoms being treated worsen, the dosage should be decreased.

If someone feels too drowsy or dizzy they should reduce the dose immediately to compensate. There is no known dangerous dose of CBD Oil and our product has less that 1% THC so no one will get ‘high’ from it. 

Check the label

Have a look at the label and understand what is in the container (tincture, oil or capsules etc). You are looking for the milligrams (mg) and the size container to then calculate strength and dosage. With liquids you would divide the mg stated on the label by the the volume of the container (as below). With capsules the stated mg will be the amount per capsule e.g. 30 x 25mg capsules means 30 capsules each with 25mg CBD. This will help understand recommendations that are for millilitres (ml) rather than milligrams (mg)


 MG PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (ml container volume) >> e.g 750mg ÷ 30ml = 25mg per ml


PRICE PER ML = (mg CBD) ÷ (unit price) >> e.g. 750mg ÷ $108 = $6.94 per mg
As a guide for dosage: 1 drop = .05ml / 20 drops = 1ml

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

As a  general guide only:

CBD Oil for chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days

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

CBD Oil for movement problems associated with Huntington’s disease: 10 mg per kilogram of CBD by mouth daily for six weeks

CBD Oil for sleep disorders/insomnia: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth.

CBD Oil for 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.

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

CBD Oil for glaucoma: a single CBD dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure.

CBD Oil to increase appetite in cancer patients: 2.5 milligrams of THC by mouth with or without 1 mg of CBD for six weeks

According to CannLabs, the top full-service testing lab for cannabis products in the USA, there is no known lethal dose for CBD. You should always read product information carefully to ensure you are they are taking the right amount of CBD, and talk to your medical professional about any questions or concerns.