How Much CBD Should I Take? Why Potency Matters in Your Wellness Routine

Whether CBD has been a part of your wellness routine for a long time or you’re thinking about trying it, knowing how much to take can be confusing. In part, because the industry is so new and some CBD companies aren’t very clear about what their serving sizes are. But in part also because everybody’s bodies, and therefore everybody’s endocannabinoid systems are different, and your ideal CBD serving may be quite different from someone else’s. So how can you know how much CBD is right for you?

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First, it’s important to remember that because everybody’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is different, every person’s needs will differ too. Cannabidiol (better known as “CBD”) is a phytocompound found in the hemp plant that interacts naturally with your body’s master regulatory system – all those cannabinoid receptors in our ECS help regulate how our bodies react to the pressures of everyday life.

That’s why when it comes to CBD, routine is key. You are unlikely to notice a difference after just one serving – it takes time, thoughtful introspection, and experimenting with serving sizes and potencies to recognize and maintain the calm mind and balance that CBD can offer.

That’s why Manitoba Harvest is proud to introduce two new potencies to our Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract lineup – 30mg and 50mg CBD oil drops, and 50mg CBD softgels

Because we know your daily wellness is an ongoing (and ever-changing) journey. We want to help give you even more options to help you find, maintain, and alter your routine whenever and however you feel.

How much CBD should I take?

If you’re brand new to CBD, our recommendation is to start “low and slow.” You might start with a daily or twice daily dose of our 10mg CBD oil or one CBD softgel – once in the morning and/or once about 30 minutes before bedtime. Keep a journal! Jot down your thoughts, feelings, and reactions.

After about a week or two, are you noticing anything? If you’ve found yourself feeling calmer, more zen, more easily handling the day-to-day pressures of your life, then you may have found your CBD sweet spot! Great job.

Not noticing much? Try more! Add more servings of our 10mg oils/15mg softgels or try a step up to  our higher potencies - 30mg and 50mg oils, or 50mg softgels. As you start to become a more practiced CBD user, you may benefit from having all the potencies on hand so you can create/customize your perfect daily servings, depending on the occasions in your life that may call for more or less CBD.

That’s why it’s important for us to be clear about our serving sizes – Manitoba Harvest CBD oils and softgels all list the serving size on the label, not just the total amount of CBD in the bottle.

Remember: more doesn’t always mean better: choosing a quality CBD product is also very important. Manitoba Harvest Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract products are all THC Free (less than .01% THC), and 3rd party tested for purity and potency. You know you’re getting unmatched quality, safety, and consistency with Manitoba Harvest.


The information provided is for informational purposes only. None of the information provided here should be considered medical advice or treatment recommendations. Consult with your health care provider if you have questions about incorporating CBD into your wellness regimen.