CBD Dosing Guide

A Detailed Guide on Navigating CBD Dosing

Whether you’re a first time user or an experienced CBD consumer, understanding how much CBD you should take can be somewhat confusing. Every day we answer a variety of questions about the wonder that is CBD, but one of the most frequently asked questions we receive is one of the hardest to find an answer to: how much CBD is right for me?

Consumers have been blindly experimenting with CBD to determine what’s right for them, and while that’s worked in the past it’s time to get more official. Before we begin, it’s important to note that all of our bodies are uniquely different. What works for you may not work for us, and vice versa. To help give our shoppers a better starting point we’ve compiled data from CBD consumers worldwide to determine what dosage is best for our consumers.

The 2, 4, 6, 8 Method


Our data was able to help us determine the 2, 4, 6, 8 Method. In simple terms, for every 10lbs of body mass an individual will need to take 2, 4, 6, or 8 mg of CBD per day depending on the desired effects. We recommend dividing this dosage into 2 servings per day, although taking 1 larger serving has been shown to provide comparable results. Looking for a recommended dosage for your pet? Use this same formula to determine how much CBD oil to give to your furry friends.

2mg / 10lb = Overall well-being. Individuals looking to maintain homeostasis and ward off minor aches should start with a dosage of 2mg per 10lbs of body weight.

4mg / 10lbs = Mild pain. Individuals with mild pain should start with 4mg per 10lbs of body weight per day and adjust dosage as needed.

6mg / 10lbs = Moderate pain. Those who have persistent or moderate pain should start at a dosage of 6mg per 10 lbs of body weight once per day.

8mg / 10lbs = Severe pain. For consumers facing severe or debilitating pain, we recommend starting with 8mg per 10lbs body weight for 3 days and assessing the pain level to determine whether more CBD is needed. Some individuals may need a much larger dosage to achieve the desired effects. While there is no risk of overdosing on CBD we do not recommend taking more than 300mg per day as it can cause the user to feel groggy.

Still a little confused? Use this equation to help find your dose:

[weight / 10] x [2, 4, 6, or 8] = [perfect dose!]

So now you’ve got your recommended dosage, but how do you know the exact amount of CBD you’re taking? With all lab reports published online, our consumers don’t have to guess exactly how much CBD is in their bottle. You can also find the amount of mg in the nutritional label on all products.

Still not sure what’s right for you? Chat with us today at hello@usahemp.com and one of our team members will help you find which product is best for you.


*The legalities of CBD are unclear and rapidly changing on both the Federal and State level. The information on our website and any other communication from USA Hemp representatives regarding industrial hemp-derived products are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You must make your own judgment regarding your use of CBD products. 

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