“How much CBD should I take?” is by far the most often asked question our company receives. That is why we have taken the time to show you how to accurately measure CBD and take a scientific approach to determine your perfect serving size of.

Why CBD Companies Don’t Tell You How Much To Take

The amount of CBD you require can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. It is not uncommon for us to hear reports of people taking 10 times the amount as another person in a similar situation. Similarly, we hear from people who use our products multiple times a day and others who use them only as needed. Given the variance, it is impractical to suggest specific serving sizes to our customers

Our company is aligned with one purpose: creating safe, accessible CBD for many years to come. Rather than pretending to know what is best for your specific situation, we want to give you the tools to safely and accurately determine the right amount for you.

How To Measure CBD Content With Tinctures

If you are taking CBD via a pre-measured method such as capsules, measuring it is as simple as checking the product description. However, measuring out serving sizes via tinctures requires a bit of math and an understanding of the metric system.

Tinctures may seem hard to measure at first, but the reason companies sell them is to help ensure accurate serving sizes. CBD on its own exists in powder form, which is extremely hard to measure without a very accurate scale. By dissolving CBD evenly within a tincture, you can guarantee a consistent amount per milliliter, which can be easily measured with an eye dropper. Once you know the potency of a tincture, you can quickly calculate how many milliliters of oil you will need to get a desired number of milligrams of CBD.


Here are the three measurements to pay attention to:
Milligram (mg): Unit of mass used to measure pure CBD content
Milliliters (ml): Unit of volume used to measure CBD oil
Potency (mg/ml): A ratio of how much CBD (milligrams or mg) is in a certain volume of oil (milliliters or ml)


Formula for Measuring CBD
Milliliters x Potency = Milligrams of CBD

How To Measure CBD

Now that you know what each unit means, let’s do a quick example. Say you want to take 25 milligrams of CBD. The first thing you need to do is check the potency of your tincture. This should be listed on the front of your bottle. For this example, say you are using our Tropical Breeze High Potency Tincture, which contains 50 milligrams of CBD per milliliter. If you only want 25 milligrams of CBD, then you would want to measure half a milliliter.


How To Find Your Perfect Serving Size

If you are determining how much you should take on your own, it is best to take a scientific approach. We recommend starting with a small serving (15-25mg of CBD), waiting an hour or two and seeing if you notice any changes. If you do not notice any effects, increase your serving size. Keep track of how much you are taking and what you saw as a result and repeat this process until you find the right serving size for you.

How Much Is Too Much?

We always recommend erring on the side of caution and staying below 300mg of CBD per day. Furthermore, taking more than you need will cost you more money over time.  If you feel you may be taking too much, try decreasing your serving size and see if it makes a difference.


Do you feel confident in finding your perfect serving size or are you still confused? If you have a question, let us know and we will do our best to respond.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Lazarus Naturals shall not be held liable for any direct or indirect damages caused in any way through the use of information, services, or products provided or sold by Etz Hayim Holdings DBA Lazarus Naturals. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury which may be perceived to be caused by the information or products sold or provided by Etz Hayim Holdings.

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  1. SteveZelenak says:

    1 Question. I know you can’t make any claims. I love your Oil & Capsules. Should I not take for a few days? I heard it’s good to try that after so many months. Also, not sure if it’s better with food or to wait. I guess I can try it both ways & then keep track. Thank You

  2. Susan says:

    I bought your full spectrum CBD oil when I visited Vegas. I’m from Canada. It really worked well for me. Do you have a lot of customers from Canada?

    • Michael Freund says:

      Unfortunately, we do not ship to Canada at this time. We are always paying attention to changing legislation, however, and would love to help our neighbors to the North.

  3. Angie says:

    I’m a little confused about the actual process of taking a tincture. Is this something you take under your tongue or do you just swallow it? Thanks.

    • Troy Baker says:

      You have receptors under your tongue. So it’s best to put it under your tongue for at least 30 seconds. I try to for a minute or so when possible. Then swallow the rest. Way more effective under your tongue.

  4. cmsharifi says:

    Do you absorb more cbd if you take it from a tincture than from a capsule? I read that the oil is more absorbed and you would need less. Is that true? Also, does taking your tinctures sublingually work better/quicker? Thanks for taking time to answer questions.

    • Alissa Petillo says:

      Everyone is different, so exact reactions vary. Mainly the difference comes down to absorbing the CBD by ingesting (swallowing capsules), where it is absorbed through your stomach or sublingually (drops under your tongue), where it is absorbed into your bloodstream. For this reason, tinctures taken sublingually tend to take effect more quickly. As far as specific serving sizes, it is generally best to start low and increase as you need.

  5. Angela Kohlhepp says:

    I am starting to use the High Potency Full Spectrum Chocolate Mint for my 19 yr old daughter. Where do I find what is a good serving size to start for her?

    • McCarton Ackerman says:

      Hi Angela. Everyone reacts differently to CBD, so there is not a uniform serving size based on weight. We recommend starting with a small amount and then increasing or decreasing the serving size as needed.

  6. amandaa04 says:

    how long does a sublingual dose of the isolate last? I understand you should start feeling the effects pretty quickly but wondering how long those effects last before needing another dose.

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