Are you interested in trying some CBD (otherwise known as cannabidiol) products? Due to the rapidly spreading cannabis and hemp legalization movements occurring throughout the United States, people are becoming aware of the many physical and mental benefits that can be gained by regularly using this natural cannabinoid.

But, what is the best way for you to ingest your CBD products? Is there a type of CBD dosage calculator that can be used to figure out the proper introductory dosage for you? These are just a few of the questions we will touch on here in our introductory guide to starting a CBD supplementation regimen.

How Much CBD Oil is Best for Me?

To be completely honest, the answer to this question can vary quite a bit, depending on the user. There are many factors that primarily affect a person’s minimal effective dose of CBD. These variables include the user’s body weight, genetics, diet, and overall metabolism, as well as the quality of cannabidiol products ingested. Since your body weight is the easiest of these to quantitatively measure, the best rule of thumb is that the more you weigh, the more CBD oil you will probably need to dose with.

Keep in mind that there is no exact way to pinpoint exactly how much CBD is the most effective for you. On top of this, there hasn’t yet been a daily recommended dosage that has been made standard by a national health organization. Luckily, if you overdo it and take too much, CBD has very few (if any) negative side effects. At the very worst, you might feel extremely relaxed, have some dry mouth, and/or be ready for a nap!

To help reduce your confusion, here is a simple, yet rough CBD dosage calculator, to make your initial dosing choices easier to make:


  1. Determine how much you weigh with a body mass scale
  2. Make an honest determination of the intensity of the pain or discomfort you are trying to treat.
  3. The dosage size that seems to work best for most beginners is one to six milligrams of CBD for every ten pounds of body weight. This means that if a person weighs 200 pounds and is taking their first cannabidiol supplements, they should aim to take between 20 to 120 mg.


You should lean towards a 1 mg of CBD per 10 lb body mass dose if your symptoms are not very severe to avoid wasting unnecessary oil. It is very likely that, for most conditions and levels of pain, a dose from 20 to 45 milligrams of CBD would be extremely effective for that same 200-pound individual. However, if you need to treat a serious issue or extremely intense pain, feel free to be liberal and go towards the heavier side of the dosing spectrum.

If you take CBD oil and give yourself a few hours, you can probably determine if your initial dose had a positive effect on you. If you didn’t feel any ease or benefits, you can go ahead and take another dose. Repeat this process as necessary. Since every person’s body is different, you will need to experiment a little with various amount of cannabidiol until you find a dosage range that works for you. Just be sure to keep count of how many total milligrams you take so that you can ingest that entire amount in one dose the next time!

What is the Best Way to Take CBD Oil?

As a result of new and innovative technologies, there is a variety of different forms that CBD supplements are made into. Cannabidiol products fall into three main categories:


1. Edibles and Beverages


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These type of products are made to be ingested orally and absorbed through the digestive system. They are the most popular type of CBD merchandise due to their effectiveness and inconspicuous nature. Many of you may have already noticed the large variety of delicious cbd gummies, brownies, cakes, gelatin capsules, dissolvable powders, lemonades, waters, sodas, tinctures, and edible cooking oils that are available on the market.

While these cannabidiol products are very discreet, they can take roughly 30 to 60 minutes to start working. Their effects can last up to four hours! Other orally absorbable CBD supplements include drops and sprays that are meant to be applied under the tongue. These sublingual applications take effect on the body much more rapidly than other edibles because they utilize the salivary glands’ digestive pathway to be absorbed into the body.


2. Smokable/Vaporizable Products

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This class of products includes all CBD extracts, isolates, oils, and pre-filled cartridges that are meant to be activated and inhaled in smoke or vapor form. While this method can cause some irritation to the lungs if overused, it is an extremely effective and discreet way to ingest cannabidiol.

On top of this, the effects of the CBD can often be felt instantly when taken this way. However, they aren’t terribly long-lasting; most people seem to feel the benefits of vaporized or smoked cannabidiol for about 30 minutes to an hour.


3. Topical Applications

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Topical products include many lotions, creams, soaps, shampoos, lip balms, bath bombs, and transdermal patches available on the market, that are infused with CBD. These types of supplements bypass the filtration process that occurs in the liver with the other ingestion methods and allow cannabidiol to enter the bloodstream directly. Topical applications of CBD tend to take a while to start working, but their effects can be quite long-lasting, especially if you are applying them liberally.

None of these CBD applications are necessarily better than the next one. It really just depends on which method is the most effective and/or convenient for you to use on a regular basis. Feel free to experiment with a few of them out to determine which type of cannabidiol supplements provide you with the most physical and mental benefits. 

How Often Should I Take CBD Oils?

There is no recommending dosing schedule for CBD yet. Since there are very few negative side effects, you can experiment to find out what works best for you. The best rule of thumb is to take roughly 3 to 20 milligrams a day for general health maintenance. But, obviously, if you are attempting to combat some pain or another health concern, take your minimum effective dose of CBD and wait for it to take effect.

If you are not feeling the desired effects within the time frames illustrated previously for the type of product you took, go ahead and take another dose. Repeat this process until you start feeling the desired results. Staying strict while doing this will help you avoid wasting any unnecessary CBD oil.

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