There aren’t firm rules when it comes to CBD doses, which means it can be tricky to find the right dosage for you. You’ll have to take several things into consideration when deciding on a dosage, such as:
- CBD Potency
- Your delivery method (vaping, edibles, etc.)
- Your weight
- Your body chemistry
- The issue you’re treating
Beyond that, not all people have the same reaction to cannabidiol. Research done at King’s College London has shown that CBD acts on more than on molecular pathways.
Thankfully, this guide will help you find the appropriate dosage to take.
The delivery method that you use will determine bioavailability. This term describes the amount of CBD being absorbed into the bloodstream. Bioavailability levels are higher when vaping, which is something drug companies are fully aware of. When you use CBD vape juice, you can get the same results you’d get from CBD oil, capsules, or edibles, but you can use up less product. This makes it a particularly effective delivery system.
CBD edibles and capsules: 5 to 15%
CBD oil: 20 to 30%
CBD vape juice: 40 to 50%
Your body will only be able to absorb 4 or 5 mg of CBD if you vape 10 mg. You’ll want to consider this when you determine your dosage. If you alter the delivery method you use, you should use the figures above and calculate a new dosage that takes bioavailability into consideration
Calculating Your Dosage
You should start out with the lowest possible dosage for someone of your weight. You can work up to a higher dosage from there. If your dosage is too high for you, you might experience some side effects, such as nausea or feelings of drowsiness. Of course, if you take a dosage that’s too low, it might not do anything for you.
Bottles of CBD vape juice are typically marked to show the total amount of CBD in the bottle. This is an easy way to determine the amount of CBD in your tank:
CBD Per Puff
There’s no precise way to say how much CBD you’ll be getting in each punk. Vapor output can change based on the pen and tank that you’re using. With that said, your typical 1 mL cartridge will deliver somewhere between 100 to 200 pumps. If that cartridge contains 200 mg CBD, you can expect between 1 and 2 mg of CBD for each puff.
Some vape mods actually have a puff counter, which means you can track the number of puffs you’ve taken. This will give you a clearer picture of the number of puffs a tank of vape juice gives you. If you divide the CBD in a cartridge by that number, you’ll accurately be able to determine the dose you’re getting from each pump.
Don’t have a mod that calculates puffs for you? You can also look at how often you refill your tank. If your tank has 200 mg CBD in it, and you’ve vaped half of it, then you’ve vaped 100 mg of CBD. If you assume that you took 200 puffs, you can assume that you’re getting 2 mg CBD from each puff.
Start with lower dosages and work your way up until you find the right dose to take.
Of course, you should also be aware that your ideal dosage will vary based on the issue that’s being treated. The doses recommended here are designed for people that are using taking CBD through an oral method. If you’re vaping, you can use a lower dosage because CBD has a higher bioavailability when it is vaped. These are some basic dosage recommendations.
Boosting appetite during cancer treatment: 2.5 mg CBD (ideally, this should be combined with an equal dosage of THC if it is available in your area)
Regular pain: 2.5 to 20 mg CBD
Insomnia: 40 to 160 mg CBD
Epilepsy: 200 to 300 mg CBD
Anxiety: 40 to 300 mg
The information above should help you to determine your ideal CBD dosage when vaping. There are quite a few things you need to take into consideration when you’re deciding on a dosage. Ideally, you should start with the lowest possible dosage, then work up to higher dosages. After you’ve found the appropriate dosage, you should stick with that. If you find that the dosage is no longer effective, try increasing it in increments of 5 mg.