Know Your CBD Dose

How do I know how much CBD to take?

 

Before we dive in, we would like to say that this, and all writings on this website, are strictly for use at your own discretion. Please be advised, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither these products nor recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you (0r your pet) are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use cannabis products (including CBD), unless you have consulted with a medical doctor or veterinarian. And always discuss using any new products with a health care provider before use.

 

One of the most common complaints we hear about CBD is that figuring out the right dose is very difficult. 

 

So we at Refine have created a CBD dosage calculator that figures it all out for you and makes dosing incredibly easy.

 

Our calculator will show you:

  • Your suggested minimum daily dose based on your weight
  • How much CBD is in a single drop and how many drops or milliliter you’ll need per dose
  • The concentration of your CBD bottle (in mg/mL)

 

It’s safe to say our CBD dosing calculator shows you a lot, but don’t worry it’s incredibly easy to use.

 

All you need is three easy to find numbers, and in three steps you’ll be on your way:

  • The first step is to enter your weight in pounds.
  • The second step is to enter the total milligrams (mg) of CBD that is in the bottle.
  • Last, is to enter the total volume (liquid amount) of your bottle in milliliters (mL).

 

If you’re not sure what your weight is, that’s completely fine as long as you have a good guess. This calculator can be used for both CBD isolate oil and full-spectrum CBD oil. It is best used, however, for full spectrum oils.

 

Dosing with full spectrum CBD oil allows you to work within a ballpark, so even when your dosage is off, you’re still rewarded with numerous benefits.

 

Of course, you can also dose with isolate CBD oil and still have wonderful benefits!

 

Welcome to a better life with CBD oil.

 

Calculate your dose here

 

What dosing with CBD looks like?

 

Dosing CBD oil and choosing between full-spectrum and isolate oil comes down to your own personal preference and experimenting around to find what best works.

 

You can apply CBD in a number of ways, with different dosages for different conditions and it can really make your head spin. So let’s break it down.

 

Use these steps as jumping-off points and feel free to customize any step for a personalized CBD experience. 

 

How much CBD should you take?

 

If you’ve never used CBD before and it’s ok to take full-spectrum oil, try our REFINE Full Spectrum CBD Oil or Tasty Drops Extra Strength Full Spectrum Oil. This form offers a few extra benefits and makes up the basis for most other forms of CBD. It also has less than 0.3% THC in it so make sure you are compliant with your other obligations first.

 

You can also try our REFINE TH Free Single Serve CBD Oil for a zero THC version that is just as wonderful!

 

Dosage Suggestions for CBD

 

Now, let’s get down to the business of actual dosing. First, it is necessary to make sure everyone knows, none of our products or recommendations are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These and all statements on our website have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please consult with your own physician or health care provider before starting any new product. Pregnant or lactating women, or female animals, should not use any products on our website containing CBD or phytocannabinoids until it is reviewed by your own doctor or health care provider. The same goes for children under age 18.

 

Ok, generally after your first week of using CBD, you will have a much better idea of how CBD works and feels. You will want to start low and increase slowly. But what does that mean? Where should you actually start? Well, there are two options for Start Low dosing, here they are:

 

Option 1, The Low Doser.

Uses: For anyone who is new to CBD, daily maintenance, sensitive to CBD, not sure, starting over with CBD.

How to take CBD oil: Drop the calculated number of drops underneath your tongue and hold for 30 seconds then swallow the rest. This will typically give results within 5-30 minutes. You can also drop oils into beverages or onto food if you like. Taking oil this way will give results within 45 minutes to 3 hours. For topicals, drop the calculated number of drops into your daily topical cream and apply directly to the skin (avoid your eyes and sensitive areas).

Instructions: If you are new to CBD, sensitive to CBD, starting with CBD from scratch or just not sure where to start, you should use this calculation to find your Start Low dose. You will use this dosing of CBD twice a day (once in the morning and again in the evening/before bed) for one full week at first. After Week 1, you can increase your dose by doubling your Start Low dose. Continue taking the increased dose twice a day for another week. If you feel the desired effect, stop here and continue with that dose. If you have not achieved your desired effect, continue increasing. For example, during Week 3 you will triple your Start Low dose.

 

Also, if you are simply looking to use CBD for daily supplementation, this is your recommended Start Low dose. Take this dose twice a day every day just like you would with a daily multivitamin. Eventually, you may decide to slowly increase to the Intermediate Doser dose listed below. About 80% of CBD users increase to the Intermediate Doser dose for daily use.

 

Generally, you will start increasing after one full week of twice a day Low Doser dosing. That means for one week you will take the same dose TWO TIMES each day. After one week you will increase to the Intermediate Doser dose (see equation below or the REFINE CBD dose calculator). From there you will continue the Intermediate Doser dose ONCE a day every day, just like taking once-a-day vitamins. Notice that you start with twice a day and move to once a day.

 

 

You can also use the Low Doser dose as a Start Low dose for other conditions. From here you would slowly increase to get your personal dose for your specified goals. Try doubling or tripling this dose until you get the desired effect. Continue taking these doses at least twice a day. Remember, about 80% of all CBD users will use either the Intermediate Doser dose twice a day, every day or end up tripling the Low Doser dose. Depending on your condition and tolerance, you will likely end up doing the same.

 

Low Doser dosing = 0.022 mg per pound of body weight

 

Simply multiply 0.022 x your weight in pounds to get your Low Doser Start Low dose in milligrams = mg per single dose

 

Option 2, Intermediate Doser.

Uses: Seasoned CBD users, continued maintenance, major conditions.

How to take CBD oil: Drop the calculated number of drops underneath your tongue and hold for 30 seconds then swallow the rest. This will typically give results within 5-30 minutes. You can also drop oils into beverages or onto food if you like. Taking oil this way will give results within 45 minutes to 3 hours. For topicals, drop the calculated number of drops into your daily topical cream and apply directly to the skin (avoid your eyes and sensitive areas).

Instructions: If have used CBD before, you may already be familiar with how your body responds to it. In this case, you are considered an Intermediate Doser. As an Intermediate Doser, you should use this calculation to find your Start Low dose. You will use the Intermediate Doser dosing for one full week.

 

If you are simply looking to use CBD for daily supplementation and you are already familiar with CBD, this is your daily dose. You can continue using the Intermediate Doser dosing for daily supplementation twice a day every day.

 

You can also use the Intermediate Doser dose as your Start Low dose for use in all other major conditions. After one full week of using the Intermediate Doser dosing twice a day, slowly increase by doubling your Start Low dose. Continue taking the doubled dose twice a day for another full week. Continue increasing by tripling your Start Low dose if you need to until you get to your desired effect. Once you get your desired effect, STOP! This is your dose. No need to increase so that you do not overmedicate. Less is more. Although overmedicating is not dangerous, you can train your body to become unresponsive to your CBD which means you may no longer receive results as you once could. If this happens, simply go down to your previous dose or start over with the Start Low dose and increase slowly.

Continue taking your Desired Effect (personal) dose at least twice a day every day.

NOTE: some people prefer to take their twice daily dose once a day. If you are that person, simply take both doses once a day (either in the morning or at night).

 

Intermediate Doser dosing = 0.068 mg per pound of body weight

 

Simply multiply 0.068 x your weight in pounds to get your Intermediate Doser Start Low dose in milligrams

 

Now that you have decided on your milligram dose, let’s make it easier to know exactly how much to take…in drops! With these suggestions in mind, let’s move to our CBD dosage calculator.

 

Go to our CBD dosage calculator. Let’s calculate!