With so many different types of CBD products on the market, it can be difficult to know which one and how much to take. Here, Dr. Bill Rawls explains the different preparations of CBD, the primary, chemically-active compound in hemp, plus the dose at which most people experience benefits. Learn more about CBD benefits, uses, and risks here.
Question: What’s the appropriate dose for CBD therapy?
Carin Gorrell: The next question comes from Lacey, and she’s curious: What’s the appropriate dose for CBD therapy? I’ve got a few questions about this, so maybe you can answer that one.
Dr. Rawls: Yeah, it depends on a little bit of what the product that you’re using, the potency of the concentration. So it can be anywhere from drops to dropperfulls, depending on the amount of CBD. But if you’re looking at a full-spectrum product that not only has CBD, but it’s also got all of the terpenes and everything else, most people start at a dose of 10 to 15 milligrams of CBD once or twice a day and then gradually increase it.
CBD doesn’t have the potential for habituation or other things like THC and marijuana does. So it’s, so it is okay to use higher doses. In the drugs, there are some CBD drugs out now, they’re using doses as high as 750 to 1500 milligrams. But that’s not the full-spectrum herb. So it’s taking a lot more CBD to actually get benefit.
So in most people we find that they’re going to get the benefit that they need within 15 to 50 milligrams. Some people are taking upwards of 100, up to 200 or 300.