Proper CBD Dosages: How Much Should I Take Based On My Weight?

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As the hemp industry continues to flourish, it seems there is new research and information becoming more readily available each day. Hempstead Farms’ commitment to quality coincides with our devotion to educating our customers on all things hemp/CBD.

Knowing the basic fundamentals of CBD will help guide you in choosing which of our organic hemp-based products best suits your desired level of relief! From our CBD gummies, tinctures, and capsules, to our topical cooling gel, you’re bound to find the perfect product to achieve your maximal wellness potential.

But wait, there’s more…

Arguably even more meaningful than knowing what product to choose, is knowing how much of the respective product to use! This blog will cover the most effective approach in determining the proper dosage for you. 

CBD Dosage Based on Body Weight

Because CBD has not yet been given a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) by the FDA, there isn’t an official serving size, however using CBD is not a “one-size-fits-all’ procedure regardless, so let’s talk about a way to safely experiment in finding your perfect dosage. 

Likely the most effective way to find the proper dosage is to use your body weight as a point of reference. Although there are several other factors that contribute to proper dosing, the safest way to find a starting dosage would be to calculate the dose by your weight. 

According to, there is a recommended dosage chart available based on a person’s weight and desired strength of effects (low, medium, high):

  • For low strength effects- suggested 1 mg CBD per every 10 pounds in body weight.
  • For medium strength effects- suggested 3 mg CBD per every 10 pounds in body weight.
  • For high strength effects- suggested 6 mg CBD per every 10 pounds in body weight.

How Does Weight Affect CBD Dosage?

Similar to most other medications or supplements, a person’s body weight will determine how CBD(cannabidiol) affects the individual. For example, a person weighing 145 pounds would require a lower dose than that of a 200 pound person based on how the CBD is distributed, absorbed, and metabolized.

Absorption Rate

This relates to the rate at which CBD is absorbed through the endocannabinoid system.

Distribution Rate

This relates to how CBD may be distributed through different organs in the body. Several parts of the body possess receptors that receive cannabinoids at different rates, so distribution of cannabinoids will play a role in absorption.

Metabolic Rate

The rate at which the body will metabolize CBD, depending on your method of consumption.

By using your body weight to calculate an initial dosage starting point, you’ll be able to safely adjust your intake over time, either increasing or decreasing the amounts until desired relief is achieved. You can use the above-listed suggested dosages and calculate the dose yourself – or use a credible dosage calculator to help navigate you in finding the perfect dose!

Alternative Factors Related to Proper CBD Dosages

As mentioned before, there is more than just a person’s body weight involved in truly finding the proper personalized dosages. Other factors to consider include:

  • The condition being treated
  • The concentration of the CBD product
  • CBD tolerance (applicable if already an avid CBD user)
  • If there are other medications involved

It’s always a safe bet to check with your doctor before experimenting with different dosages. Though your doctor may not be able to tell you exactly what an appropriate dosage would be for you, they will be able to advise you properly if you’re already taking other medications that may interact or interfere with the effectiveness of your CBD product. 

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