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How Much of a Good Thing? CBD Dosages Explained


For those of you who are new to CBD oil products in Australia, you’re likely wondering where to start. Given that there are no FDA guidelines on CBD dosages, and Australia’s own TGA has extremely varied dosages that feels like you’d need a doctorate to read through, it’s a topic worth exploring.  

For those of us who have been using premium CBD oil products for some time, you’ve probably found a dosage that works for you and your needs –and this is wonderful! However, you might still be curious about the recommended dosage, so we’re going to explore what we’ve learned.

Factors That Affect CBD Dosage

Below are the major factors that impact recommended CBD dosage, but you should always discuss any new medications or supplements you’re taking with your medical professional first.

Body Weight

Weight plays a huge role in the absorption of just about anything we consume, from caffeine to alcohol, and even across to multivitamins. Yep, even with something like vitamins, it’s not a case of ‘one size fits all’, so this is something to consider when you buy premium hemp oils online in Australia.

As with other substances, the heavier you are, the more you’ll generally need to take.

Age and Metabolism

As we age, our metabolism slows down. This means that older people, or people with slower metabolisms, will metabolise CBD at a slower rate –so they may need smaller doses.

To accommodate your own metabolism, you essentially want to chart your experience after starting CBD so you can adjust it accordingly. We’ll get to charting further down in this article.

What You’re Using CBD For

There are many therapeutic uses for CBD products, ranging from insomnia, anxiety, depression, right through to skin conditions, and even for cancer, seizures, and more. Generally speaking, the more severe one’s condition is, the higher the dose of CBD required to treat it.

Always make sure you’re buying premium hemp oils online in Australia, too. You can get affordable CBD oil products online from us here. If you’re buying elsewhere, just make sure they have been clinically tested by independent laboratories for purity, quality, and potency, like ours are here.


Drink coffee? How many do you have? Have you found that over the years there have been times where you were at one per day, then later needed two, then three –that’s your body developing tolerance to caffeine.

The same can happen with CBD. If, for a while, 20mg of CBD was able to relieve your pain, you may find that over time you need to increase the dose for the same relief. This will occur even with the best quality, premium hemp oils online in Australia. It’s just how our bodies work.

People develop tolerance at different rates, and you can always ‘reset’ your tolerance by taking a break (just like you’ve probably done with coffee).

Charting Your CBD Doses

As you can see from the factors above, how much CBD you should take really depends on a case by case basis. We’ve prepared a dosage guide below based on our own experience and feedback from thousands of our customers.

Even with our dosage guide, you should chart/record your daily dose and what effects that has for your needs. Once you find a dosage that works for you, presto, you’re there!

Is There a Fatal Dose for CBD?

Short answer: no, you can’t overdose from cannabis, and CBD is an extract of cannabis. If you take too much, it is possible to experience some adverse effects like headaches, drowsiness, decreased blood pressure, or stomach upsets, but nothing life threatening.

However, it’s important to remember that even multivitamins can affect how your body absorbs other prescription medications, so if you’re taking medication you should always consult with your medical professional before starting your CBD treatment.

As always, feel free to share your experiences or ask any questions in the comments below, or email us for more help.

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