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Dosage, how much CBD should I take?

CBD, like supplements in general, is not regulated by the FDA, and finding good information can be challenging.

If your doctor doesn't provide a recommendation and you haven't used CBD before, it's best to start with a reasonable amount and adjust from there. Every individual reacts differently to CBD based on factors such as weight, tolerance, and genetic profile.

We've searched through lots of information from trusted sources to support our dosage guidelines below:


One question that comes up frequently is, "How much should I take?" Athletes have different needs and Yellow Athletic suggests taking one mg of CBD per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 100lbs, target ingesting 100mg of CBD daily. Only 45% of topical CBD enters the body to reach cannabinoid receptors and zero enters the bloodstream. So if you apply 100mg of CBD topically, your body will absorb about 45mg. Some people take this into account when calculating their daily dosage; others do not. We recommend you find the best dosage for your body by experimenting with different amounts of total CBD. Start low and move up from there.


The most common starting point is 20-40mg of CBD per dose, but for athletic recovery, consider a higher amount, such as 50-100mg of CBD per dose. You may take several doses throughout the day to reach your daily goal. For example, if your daily goal is 100 mg of CBD, you may take 2 x 50mg doses or 4 x 25mg.

After a week of consistent usage, increase your dose by 10mg until you feel it's effectively treating your symptoms. We recommend at least one month of consistent use, providing time to see if CBD works for you.


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The most common dose of CBD is 20 – 40 mg per dose. Some people take much less (as low as 1 mg), others take much higher (up to 100 mg). Use the following calculator to figure out how much CBD to start out with and adjust accordingly.

CBD Usage Calculator

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CBD has most often been used by adults in doses of 200 mg or less per day. Speak with a healthcare provider to find out what dose might be best for a specific condition.

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If your doctor doesn't provide a recommendation, it's best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount until you feel that it's effectively treating your symptoms.


People can use a mix of CBD oils, gummies and topicals to reach their daily CBD target amounts. Yellow Athletic sells a variety of high-quality products to meet your goals; check them out by clicking the button below.

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