A Dosage Guide: How to Take CBD Drops Sublingually - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

A Dosage Guide: How to Take CBD Drops Sublingually

Dosing sublingual CBD drops doesn't require expertise. Find out how to calculate your dose of CBD oil and how to take it sublingually (under your tongue).

By Alex Saez
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Updated April 7, 2023.

To find the correct dosage of sublingual CBD drops, you'll need to do some basic number-crunching, but most of it is just careful guesswork. You'll find plenty of guides out there, but they all give different numbers for the same conditions. In reality, we lack the research to pinpoint a dose range.

On the bright side, sublingual CBD oil products offer precise dosing, which means finding your ideal amount will be much easier.

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How to Calculate Your CBD Starting Dose

Your body needs time to get used to the CBD, so it could take weeks or even longer before you see any relief. Before you start, write down your first dose. Remember the general rule of "start low and go slow."

The measured droppers included with your CBD drops will be split into fractions of a milliliter. First, you need to know how much CBD is present. Droppers usually come in 0.1 ml and 0.25 ml increments, but that's not universal.

Check your CBD's label for the number of milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml). For instance, let's say the product contains 50 mg/ml of CBD. If we use a dropper measuring 0.1 ml (the lowest mark), the dose would be 50 divided by 10, which means 0.1 ml of oil contains 5 mg of CBD. A good starting dose is 2.5 to 5 mg, so maintain that and gradually increase it every week until you see results.

While you could track the volume you use, this will only work on identical CBD products. If you switch to a product with different measurements or concentrations, you'll need to do some easy math to maintain your daily dose.

How to Take CBD Sublingually

If you don't know how to take CBD oil sublingually, don't worry, it's beyond easy.

You only need to know how long to hold CBD tincture under your tongue. The recommended time is 60-90 seconds before swallowing.

Again, it could take weeks before you notice any difference. But once you get used to it, sublingual tincture's effects usually start in 15 to 30 minutes.


Being applied sublingually, CBD drops work faster than regular edible CBD products. But they suffer from the same problem when it comes to dosing. We don't have enough information to come up with precise numbers. The best we can do for now is start low and go slow.