dosing for cbd oil


The purpose of our CBD dose guide is to help you learn CBD and its benefits a little better. If you’d like to learn even more about CBD, visit our “What is CBD?” page here. Alright, now let’s get into the CBD dose guide!

An outline to choosing your strength and dosage.

Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you’re new to CBD, so in this CBD dose guide, we’ve got you covered! This CBD dose guide should shed some light on finding the right dose for you, what bottle to try first, and some useful insights into CBD.

To start things off, we offer three different strengths of CBD oil; 250mg, 500mg, and 1000mg. All of our bottles are 30ml (one ounce). The strengths indicate the total amount of CBD contained in each bottle. We also have CBD gummies that are 10mg of CBD per piece for easy dosing. If you are interested in learning more about our CBDA oil check out this article on CBDA vs CBD: Major Differences you should know.

What’s the difference between the flavors?

We try to keep things as close to nature here at MONTKUSH. Our CBD oils have a natural cannabis flavor derived from the terpenes left intact through our extraction process. Our Natural CBD oil and Raw CBDA oil are both unflavored and taste-like cannabis. The only difference is our Raw CBDA oil is CBDA dominant. You can learn more about CBDA here. Our Mint CBD oil is essentially the same as our Natural CBD oil, just with organic peppermint flavor added.

CBD Dose Guide: What’s your reason for taking CBD?

Answering this question can help you decide on what strength is right for you! We definitely can’t cover everything, but we’ve siloed some of the reasons for taking CBD into the categories above.

Customers have reported feeling clarity and focus with lower doses versus a higher dose, which will have a relaxing, tranquil feeling. We have our 500mg and 1000mg bottles listed under ‘sleep’ due to their higher CBD concentration. It would take four full droppers from a 250mg bottle to equal one dropper from a 1000mg bottle. If you are looking for help managing anxiety or stress, it’s recommended to start with a lower dose. A 500mg bottle or a 250mg bottle might be the best option for you. Pain management is different from person to person, but sticking with a 500mg or 1000mg will allow you to vary your dosage to suit your needs.

MONTKUSH CBD dose guide part two:

A good way to think about dosing.

The amount of CBD needed per dose varies between every individual, so our recommendations are based on our customers’ general feedback. Referencing the table above, we recommend aiming for the ‘Start with’ dosage and then increase or decrease the amount until you find your desired effect. For example, if you bought a 1000mg strength bottle, aiming between 32-64mg for help sleeping would be recommended and then increase or decrease by 8mg until you find the amount that’s right for you. If dosing by dropper doesn’t work for you our CBD gummies are 10mg per piece and make dosing easy.

How much CBD is there in one dropper?

After shaking the bottle, fully squeeze the dropper in the bottle and draw in the CBD oil to the dropper. This is one full dropper. We recommend filling the dropper fully first, then squeezing drops back into the bottle to measure half and quarter doses.

How long will your bottle last?

Answer: it will vary depending on how regularly throughout the day and week you use MONTKUSH. It will also depend on how large of a dose you’re taking each time. This guide can give you a rough estimate of how many doses you can get out of one 30ml MONTKUSH bottle.

If You’re Curious About CBD, Give This Comprehensive Guide a Read Before You Try It

CBD oil is unquestionably the most buzz-worthy ingredient right now. It's so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD—the naturally-occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants (there's no THC, which means it can’t get you high)—are projected to grow to $20 billion by 2024.

Why? CBD is compelling to consumers largely because it comes with a laundry list of promising purported health benefits—from reduced anxiety to help with nausea, inflammation, and insomnia. We're still waiting for clearance from the FDA (and more robust research on the the proven perks of the ingredient), but in the meantime, many consumers are eager to test out the positive potential of CBD.

If you’re one of these folks wondering whether it’s time to jump on the CBD bandwagon, you’re not alone. But as with any new food, drink, or supplement that promises health benefits, it’s best to start slow—and smart. How’s anyone to know whether one, five, or ten CBD gummy bears is ideal? Should you put that entire vial of CBD oil under your tongue or keep it to one droplet? And what does 5mg even mean?

To help shed some light on nailing the right dosage, we checked in with Alex Capano, the Chief Science Officer for Ananda Hemp. As a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner with the first doctorate in cannabinoid science in the United States, she’s an expert in the burgeoning field of CBD products.

Whether you’re a CBD newbie or you’ve been (literally) bathing in it for years, figuring out the ideal dose has been incredibly confusing—until now.

Start slow.

“The best practice and the industry standard for dosing is to guide new CBD users to ‘start low and go slow.’ This means starting at a dose of 10mg and slowly titrating up as needed by increasing the dose in 5mg increments every 2 to 3 days,” says Capano.

Ease up your dosage—then stop.

The dose response curve looks like an inverted 'U,' or a bell-shaped curve, so the aim is to identify the peak of the individual's response curve. “More is not always better!” emphasizes Capano. Therefore, you technically have to exceed your maximum dose to identify it. For example, if you felt the same or worse after adding 5mg, then return to the previous dose. This requires some effort and patience from the consumer. Dosing is highly individualized, and scientific evidence does not support weight-based dosing in adult humans at this time. “In my observation, however, most people will achieve their optimal dose between 10mg and 40mg daily with high quality, full-spectrum CBD oil,” she adds.

Here’s an example.

  • Day 1: 10mg
  • Day 2: 10mg
  • Day 3: 10mg
  • Day 4: 15mg (feels better than 10mg)
  • Day 5: 15mg
  • Day 6: 20mg (feels better than 15mg)
  • Day 7: 20mg
  • Day 8: 25 mg (does not feel different than 20mg…OR feels worse)
  • Day 9: Return to 20mg. This is the optimal dose.

Try it before bed.

“I recommend people start using CBD at home, 1-2 hours before bedtime,” Capano says. The most common side effect is drowsiness, so if someone experiences this, then a nighttime dose will not compromise their safety or their productivity. Also, a night time dose will likely result in a good night's sleep.

Tweak your dosage according to the type of CBD you’re using.

Lastly, dosing depends on delivery route. You need less from a tincture that goes under the tongue (sublingual) than you would from an oral product, like a gummy or a capsule. This is because some of the active ingredients are lost to the GI tract by something called first-pass metabolism when taken orally. Tinctures under the tongue bypass this route, and therefore you get more of the active ingredient (greater bioavailability) from sublingual delivery versus oral delivery.