How Much CBD Should I Take? A Guide to Proper CBD Serving Sizes

If you’ve heard about the benefits of taking CBD, you might be wondering how to integrate it into your daily wellness routine. While it’s true that CBD isn’t intoxicating — meaning that it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects like THC — there are still serving size guidelines that can help you get the most out of your CBD products. In fact, understanding the factors that determine your ideal serving (and taking the correct amount) can be the difference between experiencing the upsides of CBD and not feeling anything at all. Here, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about proper dosing, whether you’re new to CBD or haven’t been seeing the results you were hoping for.

Factors That Determine Your Ideal CBD Serving Size

Research shows that there’s no one-size-fits-all serving of CBD. Different people respond to different serving sizes. As it turns out, there are a number of factors that come into play, including:

  • Your individual biochemistry. CBD is a cannabinoid that interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which oversees a range of bodily functions including mood, sleep, sex and more. Since everybody’s ECS and tolerance to CBD are different, the same serving of CBD may cause one person to experience the telltale benefits of the compound (such as improved relaxation and muscle relief while another may not experience anything at all).
  • Your weight. Since CBD encounters bodily tissue and other barriers before reaching your ECS, the speed at which CBD enters and accumulates in your bloodstream can be greatly impacted by your weight.
  • Your goals. Depending on the outcomes you’re expecting (whether it’s mild now-and-then relaxation or stronger day-to-day relief), you may require greater servings of CBD to see results.
  • The concentration of CBD in your product. The concentration of CBD in your topical, tincture or tea will affect the amount of CBD in each dropperful. Be sure to confirm the number of milligrams of CBD that is in the product before you purchase it.

The Proper Serving Size for CBD Products

If you’re starting out blind with a random CBD tincture you ordered online, the safest method of dosing CBD is to start slow and titrate your way up over time. Take around 20 to 40 mg and assess your reaction over the course of several hours, jotting down notes on your phone or in a journal to document whether you’re noticing any effects. Every week, gradually increase your servingand continue to observe your body’s response. Remember that any of the above four factors (in addition to many others) might be affecting your experience of CBD, so avoid comparing your serving size with another person’s.

Here at Level Select, we’re meticulous about dosing and offer our CBD products in three different levels so you can choose the right concentration of CBD for your needs. Here’s a breakdown to show you how easy it is to find your optimal serving size.

Oil Drops

Level 1 of our Oil Drops contains 1,200 mg of CBD per bottle, or 20 mg per serving. If you’re a beginner, start here and pay attention to the effects that a single serving (one dropperful) has on your body. If you’re not experiencing the results you want to see, upgrade to Level 2, which contains 2,400 mg of CBD per bottle, or 40 mg per serving. Finally, Level 3 contains 5,000 mg of CBD, or around 80 mg per serving.

Sports Roll-Ons

Our Sports Roll-Ons contain a proprietary blend of Broad Spectrum and Nano CBD delivered via a massaging roller ball to help you target specific areas where you need relief. Start with Level 1, which contains 300 mg of CBD, for everyday discomfort. Level 2, which contains 600 mg of CBD, is perfect for active individuals who may be experiencing more muscle soreness than usual. Finally, Level 3 contains 1,200 mg of CBD, and is best for individuals who need maximum muscle and ache relief.

Sports Creams

Our Sports Creams are the perfect topical for everyday soothing relief, with ingredients that can help reduce muscle soreness as well as offering non-greasy, moisturizing benefits. Level 1 starts off with 300 mg of CBD for targeted application and can help relax your muscles. Level 2 contains 600 mg of CBD and is perfect for deeper muscle soreness, especially for sports players. Level 3 contains 1,200 mg of CBD, and is designed for those who need the highest-strength option for targeted, reliable relief.