How Much CBD Should I Really Be Taking?

Posted by 360 Organix CBD on Nov 30th 2020

So, you've found the world of CBD and want to know how much CBD you actually need to feel its effects.

Some patients are hesitant about CBD, but the World Health Organization has labeled CBD a relatively safe product to use. Yes, adverse reactions have been noted, but WHO states that those are often caused by drug-drug interactions between the CBD and the patient's existing medications.

Moreover, a 2018 release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted adverse reactions, but the patients had been exposed to a synthetic cannabinoid.

If you're worried about this, you should talk to your doctor first. But if you've got the all-clear, read on to find out how much CBD should you be taking.

Why Take CBD?

If you're reading this article, you either already know why you're taking CBD, or are conducting research. The reasoning is going to vary from person-to-person, and so is how much you take. Here are a few reasons to take CBD:

  • Helps promote healthy sleep
  • Helps muscles recover faster
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Supports healthy joint functioning

CBD is popular for a reason. It's become increasingly accessible over the years and has become even easier to take, which leads to our next point.

How Are You Going to Take It?

CBD comes in many forms and is easy to take no matter what method you prefer. Here are a few of your options.

Water Soluble

Water-soluble CBD can be placed into your water or other drink. This is best if you don't enjoy the taste, or just want to avoid placing the dropper under your tongue.

The benefits of this method include increased absorption, less waste, and better value.


CBD oil is possibly the most well-known of all these methods. The most common way to take this is by placing the drops under your tongue.

CBD Softgels or Capsules

This is the pill form of CBD. Capsules are the easiest method to use when it comes to taking your dosage.

It's easy to travel with, doesn't need to be refrigerated, and only requires water to get itself into your system. No dropper, no mess.


Topicals (or CBD cream) is the fastest absorbing method. Instead of waiting for your body and system to absorb it, you can apply this where it's needed and know you'll have the fastest form of relief.


CBD gummies are similar to capsules, but taste better and don't require water to get themselves into your system. They can take a bit longer to be absorbed by your body since they have to travel through your digestive system before hitting any cannabinoid receptors.

These receptors are part of a process that is responsible for pain-sensation, appetite, memory, and mood.


CBD vape pens can be a fast, easy option if you're on-the-go or just enjoy vaping. There are a variety of flavors to choose from, and the cartridges are often disposable, meaning they're also convenient to swap out once empty.

What Factors Into Dosage?

There are a few things that factor into CBD dosage:

  • Bodyweight
  • What you're treating
  • The concentration of each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy
  • You and your body's chemistry!

You should take all these things into consideration when deciding how much CBD to take, but the most important thing to remember is that you're the one taking it. Take note of how you feel at different dosages!

If you're easily jumbled, it might even be smart to keep a journal (or note in your phone) when you're first starting out. You can write the date, the dose you took that day, and how you felt throughout the day.

Once you've done this with a different amount of dosages, go back through the journal, and read your different experiences.

This takes the guesswork out of remembering how much you took on the day you felt your best.

Start Small

If you've gotten the go-ahead from your doctor, but they didn't provide a recommended dose, then you should know that the trick is to start small.

Once you've decided which CBD you'd like to buy, it's time to figure out your dosage.

Medical News Today created a table with multiple recommendations that vary depending on what you're treating.

If you're treating for anxiety, 300-600mg a day is the recommended dosage. The best practice here is to start at 300, take note of how you feel and then go from there.

For cancer pain, the recommended range is 50-600mg a day.

The Difference

How much you take is also going to depend on how much cannabidiol is in a single serving of your supplement. Some companies label it on the bottle, but others just tell you how much CBD is in the entire bottle.

If this is the case, you're going to need to figure out much is in a single dropper, capsule, spray, or pump in order to figure out your dosage.

Keep These Tips in Mind When Discovering How Much CBD You Should Take

The process of learning how much CBD to take on a daily basis can be a journey, but you're guaranteeing the best for your body when you buy organic products.

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