CBD Oil Dosage Calculator UK: The Ultimate Guide

CBD oil has gained immense popularity in recent times. However, determining the optimal CBD oil dosage that suits your needs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Fortunately, a CBD dosage calculator can help calculate the optimal CBD dose for safe and effective use, considering CBD strength, product, and desired effects. You can gradually increase the dosage to find your optimal dose for maximum benefits by starting with a lower amount.

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Different Types Of CBD Products

CBD products come in many forms, each with its own unique benefits and uses. Here are some of the most common types of CBD products:

CBD Oil's

CBD oil drops are one of CBD's most popular and versatile forms. It is taken sublingually (under the tongue) using a dropper and can be added to foods and beverages.

CBD Topicals

CBD topicals include creams, balms, and lotions infused with CBD. They are designed to be applied directly to the skin. 

CBD Capsules 

CBD capsules are a convenient way to consume CBD. They are pre-dosed and can easily be taken with water. 

CBD Gummies 

CBD gummies, chocolates, and other treats infused with CBD. They are a fun and tasty way to consume CBD. 

CBD Patches

CBD patches are placed on the skin and slowly release CBD over time. They are a convenient option for those who don't want to take CBD orally or inhale it through vaping. 

CBD Vapes

CBD vapes are inhalable products heated and inhaled through a vape pen or vaporizer. They are a quick and efficient way to consume CBD.

Is CBD Safe To Use?

CBD is generally considered safe to use. It is non-toxic and non-addictive, and no reported cases of overdosing on CBD have been reported. However, it's crucial to use CBD in moderation and start with a low dosage. 

CBD affects everyone differently, so it's essential to find the right dosage that works for you. The recommended approach is starting with a small dose and gradually increasing it until you reach the desired dose. This process helps your body to adjust to CBD gradually and minimizes the risk of any adverse effects. 

If you're taking high doses of CBD, monitoring your blood pressure is essential, as CBD has been known to cause a slight drop in blood pressure.

How To Calculate Your CBD Strength

CBD products vary in strength and concentration, so it’s not always just a case of counting drops- it is helpful to know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you are ingesting per drop. This information is often available on the products themselves, but if not, it is fortunately straightforward to calculate your CBD oil dosage with our CBD dosage calculator.

A 10ml oil with 10% CBD will contain 1000mg in total.

A 30ml oil with 5% CBD will contain 1500mg in total.

A 30ml oil with 1% CBD will contain 300mg in total.


(Millilitres ml x Percentage %)  x  10   =  milligrams (mg

For example, if you have a 30ml bottle of CBD oil that contains 1000mg of CBD, the calculation would be as follows: 

1000mg of CBD ÷ 30ml of oil = 33.33mg of CBD per 1ml

Once you have determined the CBD content of your product, you can calculate the optimal dosage for your needs. This can be done by considering factors such as your body weight, the potency of the CBD product, and your desired results. Starting with a low dose, to begin with, and gradually increasing to a higher dosage to find the correct CBD dosage for you. It's important to note that the optimal dose can vary depending on individual factors such as body weight and desired results.  

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

Determining the right CBD oil for your daily dose can be complex as it varies greatly from person to person. To find the recommended dosage, we suggest starting with a low CBD oil dosage, such as 5-10mg per day, and gradually increasing the dosage over time.

It's essential to note a few things during this period to ensure you get the most out of your product. Firstly, the process can't be rushed in a day or two. CBD takes time to leave the body, so it's recommended to wait for 12-24 hours between doses with gradual increases over a week or so.

Secondly, CBD is not an instant miracle cure, and it's essential to incorporate it into a more extended routine and to increase the dosage incrementally. Consistency and patience of at least a week can go a long way in getting your desired effect.

Lastly, our recommended daily CBD dose is 70mg, and it's considered non-toxic, non-addictive, and free from any nasty side effects even in considerably larger quantities, so you need not panic if you accidentally exceed this.

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When To Take CBD Oil

The best time to take daily CBD dosage is entirely up to your preference. Many users prefer taking it first thing in the morning and later for an afternoon or evening top-up dose. This is an excellent starting dose schedule but finding the correct dosage and desired dosage time that naturally integrates with your routine is crucial to maintain consistent dosages at the same time each day.

Like finding your desired daily dosage, experimenting with dose timings day by day is essential to discover what works best for you. Whether you prefer a higher dose or more CBD, you can experiment with the amount of CBD to find the correct dosage and the ideal times to take it.

What can you take with CBD oil - and when SHOULD YOU avoid it?

The simplest and easiest way to take CBD oil is to use the oil dropper to place the CBD directly under the tongue, hold it for around 30 seconds to a minute, and then swallow. However, if you aren’t confident with this or would like to take CBD oil using another method, you can always try adding the drops to a peppermint/ green tea or into your morning smoothie. Combining CBD oil with other essential oils, you may already be taking is also easy. Some people have experimented with CBD oil in cooking, although this is generally not encouraged as exposure to high temperatures could begin to break down the CBD.

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However, there are a few things to be aware of if you plan on implementing CBD into your routine. If you are taking any prescription medication or have a pre-existing medical condition, you should check with your doctor if you can continue taking CBD with it. Many medications interact with liver enzymes, similar to CBD, so make sure you have checked that the two aren’t going to cause problems if taken together. We recommend consulting a doctor before taking CBD, even if you don’t fall under this category. A second professional opinion is always worthwhile when introducing a new supplement to your lifestyle. As a precaution, you should also avoid taking CBD if pregnant or breastfeeding.

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