What dosage of CBD should you take?

As everyone is aware, CBD oil is sold in this country as a food supplement and suppliers are not permitted to give medical advice. This also relates to advice about dosage, which seems rather odd given that we are supplying the product. However, we are required to give guidelines on the product labels and must state that users should not exceed 200mg per day.

So, how does this all help someone who wants to know how much they should take for their particular ailment? The simple answer is to seek advice from other users on the various Facebook groups that have sprung up with the advent of the CBD industry – including our own page ‘CBD – Questions Answered’.

On these group pages you will find many posts and many charts telling you to ‘Start Low and Go Slow’. The general consensus is that 5-10mg per day for the first week and doubling up in week two is a sensible place to start. But of course each person reacts differently and your ECS (Endocannabinoid System) may or may not already be awake. The key is to allow the first month to find your ‘sweet spot’ and don’t try to rush things. If the CBD oil gives you the relief you were hoping for it will have been worth the wait.

Please also note that it is recommended that you leave two hours between taking prescription medication and CBD oil.

You can get more information and CBD resources at www.reactiveplus.com

10 thoughts on “What dosage of CBD should you take?”

    1. Hi Anne. The capsules have the same oil in them and also some added terpenes. Absorbing through the digestive system is not quite as effective as through the capillaries under the tongue so we generally recommend taking a slightly higher dose with the capsules. Each has 12mg of cbd, so perhaps building up to 3 or 4 capsules a day during the first few weeks.

  1. Hi I suffer from chronic Austio arthritis in my right ankle following a really bad break.. I take co-codamol, gabapenthin and tramadol for the pain.. I would really want to move away from theses after long term usage..

    1. Hi Stephen. We’re not permitted to make medical claims about cbd but if you google about this you should find some useful information. You may also wish to join our Facebook group ‘CBD – Questions Answered’ where customers share their own experiences of using cbd.

  2. ONLY TAKEN CBD FOR ONE WEEK TONIGHT.SLEEPING BETTER MORE RELAXED .CAN ACTUALLY PUT A LITTLE WEIGHT ON MY FOOT.NOT A LOT YET BUT GREAT EXPECTATIONS GIVEN TIME.JOY COLES.

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