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How to Take CBD [General Consumption Guide]

How to Take CBD [General Consumption Guide]

There are multiple reasons you might have clicked on this article. Perhaps you’re completely new to CBD and simply have no idea how much you should be taking. Or, perhaps you’ve tried CBD – or have been trying it for ages – with little in the way of tangible positive effects.

In this helpful guide, we point out some tips and techniques that may be able to help you determine a useful milligram amount of CBD to consume on a daily or as-needed basis. If you have been struggling with how much CBD oil to take, read on to find out more.

How Much CBD Should You Take?

The amount of CBD you will take each day should depend on a number of different factors. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to CBD oil. You’ll find that what works for someone else, might not work for you at all.

The factors that come into play include things like genetics, general health, and your tolerance to CBD. Unfortunately, there is no proper way to tell how all of this will impact you until you just… give CBD a shot.

It’s recommended to start out with a low milligram amount  of CBD oil. At PureKana, the lowest milligram tincture we offer is our 300mg range, which provides about 10 milligrams of CBD per 1mL serving. If you use a small amount of CBD for roughly two weeks and do not notice positive effects, then it may be necessary to up your milligram intake.

Of course, figuring out how much CBD oil to take can be time-consuming. It requires patience, as well as an acute ability to listen to your body. However, patience and persistence will allow you to eventually find and settle on a specific milligram amount of CBD that is optimal for you and your unique body chemistry.

Below, we outline some general recommendations you can use as a jumping off point when starting on your CBD journey.

What’s a Good Milligram (mg) Amount of CBD to Take?

Again, there are no generalized guidelines when it comes to how much CBD you should be taking each day. And remember, PureKana hemp CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, ailment, or disease. The following guidelines are for informational purposes only, and should in no way be interpreted as a recommendation for daily use.

  • Low CBD use: 2.5 – 15 mg CBD per day
  • Mid-Range CBD use: 15 – 60 mg CBD per day
  • High CBD use: 60+ mg CBD per day

One of the best things you can do is keep a CBD journal recording the exact milligram amount of CBD that you took, when you took it. Also use the journal to record any tangible effects you experienced, and what these effects were. Keeping a detailed record of your CBD use will help you to easier determine what milligram amount worked best for you.

Also, it’s worth pointing out that many CBD users split up their CBD intake throughout the day. Many people find that consuming a bit in the morning, afternoon, and night, is more effective than taking one large dose at a time.

Now that you know some basic techniques to help determine how much CBD to take, there is the slight matter of figuring out how much CBD is in each drop of the specific product you’re using. Most companies (including us) tell you this on the label, but it’s handy to know how to calculate this for yourself.

PureKana CBD oil dropper caps hold 1mL of liquid. One milliliter is one full serving, though some folks choose to consume three-quarters, half, or even one quarter of a milliliter at a time. For the purposes of this guide, we will be using 1ml, which equates to 20 drops, or roughly one full dropper.

Here are the steps for determining how many mg of CBD are in a single drop of the oil you’re taking:

  • Multiply the total mg amount of CBD in the bottle by the number of mL in the bottle (This will give you the TOTAL number of DROPS in the bottle)
  • Divide the total mg content by the total number of drops. (This will give you the mg amount of CBD per single drop of oil).

Using our 1 oz (30mL) bottle of 300 Citrus CBD Oil as an example, the above calculation tells us that this bottle contains 600 total drops of oil, with each individual drop containing roughly 0.5mg of CBD. Of course, you can use as many drops as you need in order to experience positive effects. 

Is There an Easier Way?

If reading all this has made your head spin and you just don’t want to spend your time calculating how many drops of CBD oil you need to put in your mouth every time, there are other options.

You can opt for our PureKana CBD gummies or CBD capsules, which are becoming incredibly popular among daily PureKana CBD users. Capsules are tasteless, which some people prefer over the raw taste of CBD oil. Gummies, on the other hand, are tasty and sweet. Both of these options have precise, pre-measured amounts of CBD, eliminating the hassle of having to do any calculations.

“How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?” (Final Thoughts)

When it comes to how much CBD to take, there is no one solution. It’s unlikely that any two people will be able to use the exact same milligram amount, and achieve the same exact effects.

However, it’s not as daunting as it first seems. Instead of taking a complete gamble, use the information in this article to help find a rough estimate of a milligram amount of CBD that works for you. And if the current product you’re using isn’t working out, rest assured that there are many other products and formulation to choose from.

CBD isn’t for everyone, but it is worth giving it a try as a means of potentially improving your day-to-day wellness. Whether you decide to go for CBD oil, capsules, or even gummies, you’ll find that determining how much CBD to take isn’t as hard as you first thought.

Sleeping problem

I have a sleeping issue, how much should I take for sleeping and when should I take it in the morning or at night?

14 Sep 2019 Reply

I am starting on the CBD journey and I need help in know how much to take. I have a 3,000 MG 60 ml ( 2 fl oz) 50 mg cbd/ml bottle. How much is recommended to take in dropper measured in ML? I weigh about 135 pounds. Thank you for the help.

07 May 2019 Reply

I have tried CBD a couple of times and I can see a difference but it is sort of hard to explain. Overall, a feeling of my body being better in general

14 Apr 2019 Reply

I have a hard time staying asleep. I tried another CBD oil before bed. I was taking 2 ml (2 droppers) This oil was 23mg/serving. I just purchased your 600mg oil. How does that correspond to the 23mg/serving that I was taking before? How much should I take of your oil before bed?

25 Feb 2019 Reply

I bought a 30 ml/300mg bottle and took the 1/2 dropful and it did not help. I have fibro and 3 bulging discs and 1 herniated one. Any suggestions? Thanks.

27 Jan 2019 Reply


21 Jan 2019 Reply

If I take Ambien to help sleep do I still take it with the CBD oil? Thanks

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