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How Much CBD Should I Take? | CBD Dosage Calculator

By MaryAnn Stanger ND  •  5 comments  •   7 minute read

How much CBD Oil should I take

With the growing popularity of CBD products, many people are curious about how much CBD they should take. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound derived from the cannabis plant that has been shown to offer a wide range of potential health benefits.

However, figuring out how much CBD you should take can be tricky, as there are several factors to consider, including the person's body weight, the severity of the symptoms, and the type of products used.

So, if you're wondering how much CBD you should take, you're not alone. In this article, we'll take a closer look at some key factors to consider when determining your ideal dosage so you can feel confident about finding the right amount for you.

Let's begin!


How Does CBD Work?

To better answer the question "How much CBD should I take," we need to know how Cannabidiol works in the body. Your body produces endocannabinoids, tiny brain transmitters that connect to the cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Your endocannabinoid system sends cannabinoids to these receptors to assist with discomfort, mood, and sleep.

You may not know this, but the human body produces a small amount of cannabinoids. Adding more CBD to your body's endocannabinoid system gives your body more fuel to fight against the problems you are experiencing.

This is one of the reasons why CBD is a trending product right now and is in high demand. CBD is one of the most natural ways for your body to fight against day-to-day issues and helps to improve overall wellness.


How Much CBD Should I Take?

Now, back to our original question, "How much CBD should I take?" Your body will need a different amount of Cannabinoids based on what is currently causing problems.

How much CBD should I take

However, the effectiveness depends on several factors. Those factors include:

  • Your body composition (age, weight, height, etc.)
  • The medication you are taking
  • Severity of symptoms
  • Your body chemistry
  • The type of CBD

For example, If you have mild head discomfort or discomfort in your back or joints, you may only need a small amount of CBD; however, if you struggle with a more severe issue caused by a previous incident, you may need a much higher strength.

What strength is best for you review our CBD Oil dosage calculator.


What CBD Strength Is Right For Me?

CBD Strength is based on the per-serving amount of CBD in a product. In another Zatural blog article, "CBD Oil Help Guide – What to know before buying," we discuss the differences between the larger milligram (mg) number on the front of the bottle and the actual mg amount you get each serving.

The simplified version is that the large CBD mg strength on the front of the bottle indicates how much CBD is in the entire bottle. By looking under the product information, you can find the amount of CBD per serving. 

At Zatural, we give the total mg numbers and the mg amount per serving. This helps distinguish which products you should purchase to meet your physical needs.

As an example, if you have a 1oz 300mg bottle of CBD oil with 30 servings, divide 300mg by 30, and you will get 10 milligrams of CBD per serving. You can do this with any cannabis product that lists a per-serving amount.

So, how much CBD Oil should I take? Here at Zatural, ND, MaryAnn Stanger has created a CBD dosage chart calculator based on body weight.

Zatural CBD dosage calculator

After reviewing the chart, you should have a pretty good idea of how much CBD you will need per serving. The next step would be to find a cannabis product that carries the amount of cannabinoids that you want.

Remember, the chart above is just a starting guide to help you find the right CBD amount. Once you have your bottle, follow the dosage instructions as recommended.

If you need 50mg of CBD daily, you would want to buy a CBD product like our 1 oz 1,500 mg, 2 oz 3,000 mg, or 4 oz 6,000 mg CBD tincture bottle. One serving (1 ml) from any of these bottles will deliver 50mg of CBD per serving.

If you start taking the recommended amount of CBD, our chart suggested, for one full week and don't notice any results, you may need to increase your dosage.

Best to increase your dosage in small increments. Most oil droppers contain ml markers on them for easy dosing. Try experimenting with the dosage size until you find a dosage amount that works for you.


What Type Of CBD Product Should I Try?

With so many different CBD products available, it can be overwhelming to know which one to try. At Zatural, we carry a variety of oil tinctures, softgels, gummies, and the options are almost endless.

But fear not, as finding the right product for you mustn't be daunting. The key is to think about your personal preferences and needs. For example, tinctures may be the way to go for a fast-acting option.

Gummies, edibles, or softgels might be a better fit if you're looking for a more convenient option. And if you're dealing with localized discomfort, a cream or salve could be just what you need.

So, whether you're a seasoned CBD user or just starting, there's a product that fits your lifestyle. Let's explore some of your options.


Oil Tinctures

When it comes down to overall effectiveness, CBD oil tinctures are the best choice. Oil tinctures are administered by putting the oil underneath the tongue and holding it there for 30-60 seconds. The oil is then introduced into the blood vessels underneath the tongue, allowing it to travel throughout the body, delivering faster results.

The different types of oils to look for are Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate CBD. Each type of oil contains different cannabinoids, which can also affect the effectiveness of the product. Learn more about the different types of CBD oil.

Zatural CBD oil tincture options



CBD oil can be purchased in softgel form. The best part about taking CBD in a softgel is the pre-measured dosage amounts; it is essentially tasteless. One cool thing about softgels and capsules is that they are often paired with other natural supplements like curcumin for discomfort or melatonin for sleep.

One downside to taking softgels over an oil tincture is that the effects of CBD take longer to manifest. Where CBD oil bypasses digestion, softgels must go through the digestive tract to be absorbed by the body.

Softgels are typically made with nano-CBD, which is excellent for increasing bioavailability. Bioavailability is the process by which our body absorbs nutrients. Products with nano-CBD typically absorb better than other types of CBD because it's broken down more into smaller particles.

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CBD gummies or edibles are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth and get a high dose of relaxation at the same time. From gummies to chocolate bars, there's an edible for everyone to enjoy.

But don't let the delicious taste fool you - these treats pack a powerful punch of CBD that helps to promote overall well-being. The taste of pure CBD oil is off-putting to most, so edibles are the way to go if you are particular about taste. Like softgels, edibles are often made with nano-CBD for absorption.

Zatural CBD edible products



Looking for a natural way to soothe skin and muscles? Look no further than CBD topicals! CBD topical products offer a convenient and effective way to support healthy skin and wellness.

And with various options available - from salves, creams, serums, and patches - there's a topical for every need and preference. Plus, CBD is a safe and natural option since it is non-intoxicating and derived from hemp.

Topicals are usually enjoyed by athletes or those who are used to hard labor. They offer quick relief to any body part that is feeling achy or sore.

Zatural CBD topicals

Each product option above is available in various sizes and strength options. Click the link below, and we can help point you in the best direction with our blog on how to choose the right CBD product for you.


Sum It Up!

Hopefully, this blog has explained how much CBD I should take because the answer is experimentation. Our CBD dosage calculator will be able to give you the best starting point, but everything from that point is up to the user.

If a product is not working as you had hoped, maybe it wasn't strong enough, or your body didn't absorb the cannabinoids well. The only way to determine that is by experimenting with the product you have or trying a new product with a higher dose of CBD.

We wish you the best on your CBD Journey! If you need help with our CBD dosage chart, don't hesitate to contact our customer service team by either chat or email.

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