How to determine CBD quantity to use

When determining the best quantity of CBD for you, we recommend you start slowly, and gradually increase the amount over a 3-4 week period.  You may want to choose the number of mg per day based on CBD suggested use guidelines below for different situations or based on weight if you are using CBD for a pet.

A general rule of thumb for an adult is to start with 1/4 of a dropper one to two times per day, gradually increasing each week.  But some people may want to start with as little as 1 drop one to two times per day. For more detailed CBD suggested use guidelines, keep reading.

Number of CBD Milligrams (mg) per Bottle

First, it’s important to know how many mg (milligrams) of CBD there are in each serving of the bottle of CBD you have.  With HempWorx CBD oil, we have three strengths of CBD oil:

  • HempWorx CBD 250 mg (bacon flavor for pets):  Contains 5 mg CBD in every 20 drops, or .25 mg per drop
  • HempWorx CBD 500 mg (mint, cinnamon or natural flavor):  Contains 10 mg CBD in every 20 drops, or .5 mg per drop
  • HempWorx CBD 750 mg (mint, cinnamon or natural flavor):  Contains 15 mg CBD in every 20 drops, or .75 mg per drop
  • HempWorx CBD 1500 mg (mint, cinnamon or natural flavor):  Contains 30 mg CBD in every 20 drops, or 1.5 mg per drop

A full dropper contains approximately 20 drops, and each bottle contains approximately 50 full droppers of oil.   Click here to see HempWorx CBD Oil labels.

What is the best amount of CBD for you?

Every person is unique and metabolizes CBD differently.  The amount of CBD that is right for you may be different than for someone else.  The endocannabinoid system, the system with receptors for cannabinoids like CBD, complex and far from understood, but what is understood is that each person has a different endocannabinoid system, so while the instructions on a bottle of CBD oil may be clear, the quantity used may affect two different people differently.

Below are some general suggested serving size guidelines about CBD.  You will notice that some are fairly broad guidelines.  Ultimately, the best way to determine the right amount for you may be to start with a few drops, then gradually increase the amount.

  • General Health: 2.5-15mg CBD oil daily
  • Joint discomfort or for cartilage and joint function: 2.5-20 mg CBD oil daily for an average of 25 days
  • Increase appetite: 1-2 mg CBD oil daily
  • Movement problems: 10 mg CBD oil daily for six weeks
  • Support immune function: 2.5 – 120 mg CBD oil daily for 2-15 weeks
  • Help with maintaining normal mood: 40 mg or more of CBD oil daily for up to four weeks
  • Relief of occasional sleeplessness: 40-160 mg CBD oil daily

Legal disclaimer:  There are no approved clinical studies to validate these general guidelines.  This information is based on independent testimonials of CBD oil users.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

CBD Serving Size Calculator for Pets (by body weight)

For pets, place CBD Oil drops directly into pet’s mouth, or mix in water or food.  You can even put CBD oil on a pet’s paws or fur.  For our cat, we put drops of CBD oil on her paws or places on her fur where she grooms herself often.  The guidelines below are based on the HempWorx 250 mg CBD oil for pets.

•  Under 10 lbs = 1-2 drops (1/4-1/2 mg of CBD oil)
•  11-20 lbs = 4-8 drops (1-2 mg of CBD oil)
•  21-45 lbs= 8-12 drops (2–3 mg of CBD oil)
•  46-74 lbs = 16-20 drops (4–5 mg of CBD oil)

We also have beef-flavored CBD Dog Treats (soy free, corn free, grain free) with 2.5 mg of CBD oil in each treat (click here for label).  Each bag of treats contains approximately 33 treats.  Click here to order HempWorx CBD Oil for Pets or CBD Dog Treats.

Price Breakdown for Pet Products:

250 mg CBD Oil for Pets with Natural Bacon Flavoring: 
1 bottle: $39 USD plus S&H
8 bottles (Director Pak): $199 USD plus S&H ($77 Savings!)

CBD Dog Treats (Beef Flavored):

1 bag: $39 USD plus S&H
USD plus S&H ($9 Savings!)
8 bags (Director Pak): $199 USD plus S&H ($77 Savings!)

Combo pack:
4 bottles oil + 4 bags treats (Director Pak): $199 USD plus S&H ($77 Savings!)

Which HempWorx CBD Oil is right for me?

We recommend the HempWorx CBD Oil 500 mg for people targeting general health results, and people who tend to be very sensitive to supplementation.  It depends on the person, of course, but many people do great with the HempWorx 500 mg CBD Oil and will never need the 750 mg.  If you aren’t sure which strength to start with, you can always try the 500 mg and then increase to the 750 mg or 1500 mg next time if needed.

We recommend the 750 mg or 1500 mg for people who want to take higher doses or for large animals like horses or large dogs.  We recommend Natural flavor for horses or large dogs.  It is a slightly better value if you need a larger serving size.  And we recommend the 250 mg CBD for pets for cats, dogs and smaller pets.

500 MG CBD Oil (Natural, Mint, Cinnamon, Strawberry Guave, Orange Sunshine, Lemon Lime or Watermelon Mint):
1 bottle (Builder Pak): $69 USD plus S&H
2 bottles: $138 USD plus S&H
4 bottles (Director Pak): $199 USD plus S&H (Buy 3 Get 1 Free!)

For bottles of 750MG, just add $20 per bottle to prices above.  You can mix and match – ordering some 500mg and some 750mg.

Cumulative CBD Effect

CBD Oil effects are usually not instant.  Some people can feel its effects quickly, but many people make the same mistake – they only use CBD once in a while, expecting instant results.  CBD can take time and consistency to work, just like many supplements, and similar to your health issues, it won’t necessarily change things overnight.  An important key is finding the right CBD serving size.  The next is taking it consistently.

Some people get results in a few days or a week.  For others, it can take a couple of weeks to start feeling a difference.

Instructions for taking CBD Oil

For internal use, take the CBD oil drops sublingually.  Use the dropper to place the CBD oil under your tongue.  Hold under your tongue for up to 30 seconds.

HempWorx CBD Choices:  Full Spectrum CBD vs THC-FREE CBD

Initally, we offered only a full-spectrum CBD oil.  In May 2018, we also started offering started a THC Free CBD broad spectrum oil in the 500 mg and 750 mg bottle sizes.  And then we added a 1500 mg bottle in both full-spectrum and THC-free broad spectrum.  Both can be shipped to all 50 states in the U.S.

When you click our SHOP NOW button, you will see both choices.  Full-spectrum CBD oils contain a full spectrum of cannabinoids, including a very small amount of naturally occurring THC (in third party lab tests, HempWorx full spectrum CBD oil is shown to contain .03% of THC by dry weight).

Some people feel the full spectrum CBD oil is more potent than a broad spectrum CBD oil, but others really want a Zero THC CBD Oil.  By offering a “broad spectrum” Zero THC CBD Oil, it means you get many of the cannabinoids along with the CBD.  So HempWorx now offers our THC FREE Broad Spectrum CBD Oil.

This is an ideal solution for people who want to experience the benefits of CBD, but who do not want to ingest any THC.

CBD Suggested Quantity Recap

If you are a new HempWorx CBD Oil user, remember to start small.  As with any new health products, it’s important to be cautious as you find out how your body reacts to CBD.  Be sure to increase your CBD serving size gradually.

We hope you find this helpful.

Rick & Shana Frey
HempWorx Independent Affiliates



  1. Frances Hutchinson

    I’m very interested in your product I was wondering if you could help me a little I have severe joint discomfort in both my knees I was wondering if the CBD would help cuz if it would help that would be amazing can you vape this particular product

    • rickandshana

      Hi Frances,

      So sorry about the delayed reply! Our CBD has personally helped me when it comes to joint discomfort and stiffness. That being said, everyone is different of course. Right now what we have is a CBD oil you take by mouth (peppermint, cinnamon or natural flavor), our CBD Relief Cream which is a pain rub, and we have CBD Bath Bombs that you can use in a bath. We don’t have a vape product, but I’ve heard rumors that one might be coming. Personally, I take the oil 1-2x per day by mouth, then use the Relief cream and bath bombs when the discomfort is extra severe in a particular area or on a given day. I hope this helps!!! Shana


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