1. Body Weight
Similar to other substances and medications, individuals with a higher body mass index (BMI) may require more CBD to experience its benefits. A good rule of thumb to determine your CBD dosage is to take 1mg – 6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight. These dosage guidelines will apply to dogs and cats as well. If using for pain relief, the level of pain experienced by the individual may also need to be taken into account.
20mg-33mg would be a potential starting dosage for a 200lb person.
15mg-25mg could be the ideal starting point for someone who weighs 150 lb.
2. Gradual Increases
Each individual has his/her own unique history and reactions with substances, medications, and supplements. Considering everyone has a different body chemistry, this will affect how our body reacts to and uses CBD. It is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, and gauge how your body reacted to that amount. From there, a gradual increase may be needed until you find the perfect dosage that works for you.
3. Consult Your Medical Provider
When in doubt, consult your medical provider, especially if you have an existing medical
condition or are currently taking other prescription medications. Most doctors should have a
good idea on how your body will react to CBD and can provide you a with an individualized CBD
dosage for your situation.