CBG Dosage Chart & Calculator [For Pain, Anxiety, Sleep & More]

If you’ve recently discovered Cannabigerol (CBG) and want to give it a try, the first step is determining your ideal dosage.

But doing so isn’t exactly straightforward — the amount of CBG you’ll need depends on why you’re using it, your weight, the severity of your symptoms, and other factors.

So to help, we’ve put together a dosage chart, calculator, and guide based on our personal experiences, and those of thousands of customers.

In addition to providing a chart and calculator, we’ll also cover factors that influence dosing, the best dosage strengths for specific conditions, and dosage recommendations by product.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • For pain and inflammation, start by taking 3mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For anxiety and depression, start by taking 3mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For sleep, start by taking 1mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • A variety of factors will influence your CBG dosage, including why you’re taking it, your body weight, the severity of symptoms, and whether you’ve built up a tolerance to cannabinoids
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What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 100+ naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant.

A survey done in 2022 indicated CBG may be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and depression.

Many survey participants also reported that CBG was an order of magnitude better than traditional medicines for these same issues. Clearly, it has therapeutic potential.

The Benefits of CBG

Though CBG is beneficial for a wide variety of use cases, its benefits fit into four main categories:

CBG Can Promote Energy & Focus

CBG boosts mental clarity, energy, and focus. Many CBG users describe its effects as a smooth, coffee-like lift that’s energizing without being overwhelming.

As a result, some people find it beneficial for ADHD, while others use it for general focus and mental health support throughout the day.

CBG Supports A Healthy Inflammatory & Pain Response

Though not an FDA-approved pain treatment, research suggests CBG may have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-killing) effects.

Specifically, research indicates CBG may have therapeutic benefits for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and other inflammatory conditions. CBG may also help with neuropathic pain and pain from migraine headaches.

Generally, CBG (or a CBG and CBD combo) is the first cannabinoid we recommend to customers who come to us with pain.

CBG Supports Neurological Health

Research suggests CBG may promote neurological health. Studies on CBG for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease show that it may slow the progression of these conditions.

Anecdotally, we’ve had customers use CBG for neurological damage caused by lupus and other disorders.

CBG May Render Therapeutic Support for Cancer

Preliminary research indicates CBG reduces cell proliferation in several cancer cell lines, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Other research suggests CBG may help with nausea caused by chemotherapy, a cancer treatment.

However, more studies are needed before we know if CBG is a reliable cancer treatment.

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How Much CBG Should You Take? Factors to Consider

We recommend calculating your CBG dosage with a formula that accounts for:

  • Why you’re using it — Different conditions require different starting dosage strengths (see next section) to see good results.
  • Weight — Based on your weight, you’ll need a specific amount of CBG to ensure it works effectively throughout your body.

Using a formula that considers these factors ensures you take a dose of CBG suited for your body and your situation.

With this in mind, you can go to the next section to find your dosing formula, and then the section after for our chart to determine your final dosage.

Once you begin taking CBG, there are a couple of other things to consider as you fine-tune your dose:

  • Symptom severity — Though each condition has a specific starting dosage strength, you may find you need more or less CBG depending on how severe your symptoms are.
  • Tolerance — If you already use other cannabinoids, especially psychoactive cannabinoids, you may need to take extra CBG for it to have the desired effect. Alternatively, you can take a tolerance break from all cannabinoids for 3-4 weeks, and then begin using CBG.

CBG Dosage Strength By Use

Depending on your condition or use, here’s the CBG dosage strength you’ll need:

CBG Dosage for Pain & Inflammation

Pain and inflammation require a medium-strength dosage of CBG, which can be calculated using this formula:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Anxiety & Depression

You’ll need a medium-strength dosage of CBG for anxiety and depression:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for ADHD

For ADHD, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Energy & General Wellness

For energy and general daily wellness, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Sleep

For sleep support and nighttime use, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Start with a medium-strength dosage of CBG for IBS:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG for Neuroprotective Benefits

For general neuroprotective benefits, use a medium-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Nausea

For nausea, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Cancer

If you’re using CBG for cancer, you need to consult with a doctor beforehand about how much you should be using — if at all. CBG and other cannabinoids aren’t always the right fit for some conditions.

CBG Dosage Calculator

With you strength in mind, you can calculate your dosage using the associated formula. Or, you can just use our calculator:

CBG Dosage Calculator
CBD Dosage Calculator
Instructions:
  1. In the top field, enter your body weight in pounds (lbs.)
  2. In the bottom field, select your CBG dosage strength based on your condition or use
  3. Click the calculate button to determine your daily CBG dosage
Your calculated dose of CBG is: 0.0 mg per day
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CBG Dosage Chart

Calculating your dose precisely using our calculator or one of the formulas above is necessary for therapeutic use.

However, you can also use our chart below to estimate your dosage — it’s not an exact science, and being a few mg above or below your recommended CBG dosage won’t cause any problems:

CBG dosage chart for anxiety, sleep, ADHD, and more

How to Take CBG: Recommendations By Product

Now that you’ve determined your ideal CBG dosage, here are the different available delivery methods and a bit of info about each one.

  • Average Bioavailability — The percentage of the CBG you take that your body can use (in other words, how “efficient” a delivery method is. All of our dosage formulas are already adjusted for approximately 20% bioavailability.)
  • Onset Time — How quickly you’ll feel the effects after using a product.

CBG Edibles

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBG edibles come in a variety of forms, the most common being gummies. Edibles offer a consistent, fixed-dose way to take CBG, as each piece will contain the same amount. Most gummies contain 10-30mg of CBG per piece, so in many cases, your starting dose will require you to take anywhere from half a gummy to 2 gummies.

CBG Capsules

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBG capsules, like edibles, offer a consistent, fixed-dose delivery method. The one downside to capsules is that they aren’t convenient if you need a very small dose. Most capsules contain a midsize dosage of CBG (think 20-30mg), and you can’t easily split one in half if you need a smaller amount.

CBG Oil

Average Bioavailability: 20-30%

Starts Working In: 10 to 15 minutes

Dosage Information: CBG oil is taken sublingually (under the tongue), not swallowed. As a result, it works faster and is slightly more bioavailable than other products. CBG oil also allows for very precise dosing.

But the dosing can be a bit confusing: how much CBG is in each dropper?

Here’s what you need to know:

Generally, oils come with 1-milliliter droppers. Based on the strength of your product (our full-spectrum CBG and CBD oil comes in 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, or 3000mg per bottle), here’s how much CBG will be in each dropper of oil:

100mg bottle = 3.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

250mg bottle = 8.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

500mg bottle = 16.7mg CBG per 1 ml.

1000mg bottle = 33.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

1500mg bottle = 50mg CBG per 1 ml.

3000mg bottle = 100m CBG per 1 ml.

5000mg bottle = 166.6mg CBG per 1 ml.

What if My Product Contains CBG and CBD Together?

If you’re using a product that contains both CBG and CBD, simply ensure that the total amount of cannabinoids you’re taking is equal to your predetermined CBG dosage.

So if you’re taking a 1:1 CBG and CBD gummy that contains 25mg of each cannabinoid per piece, if you’ve decided your perfect CBG dosage is 50mg, simply take 1 gummy.

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How To Shop for CBG: Buying Tips

The hemp industry isn’t heavily regulated, so there are some less-than-great products floating around out there.

If you’re buying CBG, especially online, here are a few tips to make sure you get high-quality products:

Check Lab Reports

Check the 3rd-party lab report for the product you’re planning on purchasing.

Ensure that it contains the amount of CBG that it should, and check that there are no contaminants in the product (cannabinoids and contaminants will each be listed in separate sections in the report).

If you can’t find a 3rd-party lab report for a product, don’t buy it. (To view our lab reports, click here.)

Read Reviews

Any company can say they’re great, but unless they have customers attesting to the quality of their products, they probably aren’t.

Opt for Full-Spectrum Products

Generally, products containing other cannabinoids in addition to CBG are more beneficial, because the cannabinoids will work together to create stronger effects (this is known as the entourage effect). CBD and CBG in a 1:1 ratio, are especially beneficial when used together.

There are many different types of CBG, and it’s important to know what they are so you know what you’re buying.

  • Full-spectrum CBG contains other cannabinoids, too, including a bit of THC, as well as terpenes.
  • Broad-spectrum CBG is the same as full-spectrum but without THC.
  • CBG isolate products only contain CBG.
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Conclusion: How Much CBG Should You Take?

Finding the right CBG dosage takes some trial and error. Our formulas and chart provide a starting point, but you’ll need to experiment a bit.

If you’re on any prescription medications, be sure to talk to your doctor before using CBG. Cannabinoids like CBG may interact with some prescriptions, so it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

Our CBG dosing advice in one sentence? Start with your recommended dosage, and then gradually increase it until you get the feeling you want.

CBG Dosage: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we frequently get asked about CBG dosage.

How many mg of CBG is safe?

A safe starting point for CBG oil and other products is 5mg, taken 1-3 times daily. For a more precise dosage suited for your body type, you can use this formula: (0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage. Ensure you speak to your doctor before taking CBG if you’re using any prescription medications.

What happens when you take too much CBG?

Though CBG is generally considered safe to use, taking too much may cause adverse side effects, including dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, fatigue, and diarrhea. As with any cannabinoid, it’s important that you start with a low dose and work your way up gradually.

Does CBG make you feel higher?

Using CBG will not cause you to feel high. However, it will create a smooth, energizing lift comparable to caffeine that some may compare to a “high.” CBG won’t cause the deep, “stoned” high that THC does, though, nor will it cause mental impairment or disorientation of any kind.

How long does it take for CBG to work?

CBG oil taken sublingually (under the tongue) will begin working in just 10-15 minutes. However, CBG edibles or capsules take longer to start working (more like 45 minutes to 1 hour) as they have to pass through your digestive system before reaching your bloodstream.

If you’ve recently discovered Cannabigerol (CBG) and want to give it a try, the first step is determining your ideal dosage.

But doing so isn’t exactly straightforward — the amount of CBG you’ll need depends on why you’re using it, your weight, the severity of your symptoms, and other factors.

So to help, we’ve put together a dosage chart, calculator, and guide based on our personal experiences, and those of thousands of customers.

In addition to providing a chart and calculator, we’ll also cover factors that influence dosing, the best dosage strengths for specific conditions, and dosage recommendations by product.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • For pain and inflammation, start by taking 3mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For anxiety and depression, start by taking 3mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For sleep, start by taking 1mg of CBG per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • A variety of factors will influence your CBG dosage, including why you’re taking it, your body weight, the severity of symptoms, and whether you’ve built up a tolerance to cannabinoids
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What is CBG?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 100+ naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant.

A survey done in 2022 indicated CBG may be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and depression.

Many survey participants also reported that CBG was an order of magnitude better than traditional medicines for these same issues. Clearly, it has therapeutic potential.

The Benefits of CBG

Though CBG is beneficial for a wide variety of use cases, its benefits fit into four main categories:

CBG Can Promote Energy & Focus

CBG boosts mental clarity, energy, and focus. Many CBG users describe its effects as a smooth, coffee-like lift that’s energizing without being overwhelming.

As a result, some people find it beneficial for ADHD, while others use it for general focus and mental health support throughout the day.

CBG Supports A Healthy Inflammatory & Pain Response

Though not an FDA-approved pain treatment, research suggests CBG may have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-killing) effects.

Specifically, research indicates CBG may have therapeutic benefits for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and other inflammatory conditions. CBG may also help with neuropathic pain and pain from migraine headaches.

Generally, CBG (or a CBG and CBD combo) is the first cannabinoid we recommend to customers who come to us with pain.

CBG Supports Neurological Health

Research suggests CBG may promote neurological health. Studies on CBG for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease show that it may slow the progression of these conditions.

Anecdotally, we’ve had customers use CBG for neurological damage caused by lupus and other disorders.

CBG May Render Therapeutic Support for Cancer

Preliminary research indicates CBG reduces cell proliferation in several cancer cell lines, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Other research suggests CBG may help with nausea caused by chemotherapy, a cancer treatment.

However, more studies are needed before we know if CBG is a reliable cancer treatment.

Natural Ways CBD and CBG gummies

How Much CBG Should You Take? Factors to Consider

We recommend calculating your CBG dosage with a formula that accounts for:

  • Why you’re using it — Different conditions require different starting dosage strengths (see next section) to see good results.
  • Weight — Based on your weight, you’ll need a specific amount of CBG to ensure it works effectively throughout your body.

Using a formula that considers these factors ensures you take a dose of CBG suited for your body and your situation.

With this in mind, you can go to the next section to find your dosing formula, and then the section after for our chart to determine your final dosage.

Once you begin taking CBG, there are a couple of other things to consider as you fine-tune your dose:

  • Symptom severity — Though each condition has a specific starting dosage strength, you may find you need more or less CBG depending on how severe your symptoms are.
  • Tolerance — If you already use other cannabinoids, especially psychoactive cannabinoids, you may need to take extra CBG for it to have the desired effect. Alternatively, you can take a tolerance break from all cannabinoids for 3-4 weeks, and then begin using CBG.

CBG Dosage Strength By Use

Depending on your condition or use, here’s the CBG dosage strength you’ll need:

CBG Dosage for Pain & Inflammation

Pain and inflammation require a medium-strength dosage of CBG, which can be calculated using this formula:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Anxiety & Depression

You’ll need a medium-strength dosage of CBG for anxiety and depression:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for ADHD

For ADHD, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Energy & General Wellness

For energy and general daily wellness, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Sleep

For sleep support and nighttime use, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Start with a medium-strength dosage of CBG for IBS:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG for Neuroprotective Benefits

For general neuroprotective benefits, use a medium-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.3) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Nausea

For nausea, start with a low-strength dosage of CBG:

(0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your CBG dosage in mg.

CBG Dosage for Cancer

If you’re using CBG for cancer, you need to consult with a doctor beforehand about how much you should be using — if at all. CBG and other cannabinoids aren’t always the right fit for some conditions.

CBG Dosage Calculator

With you strength in mind, you can calculate your dosage using the associated formula. Or, you can just use our calculator:

CBG Dosage Calculator
CBD Dosage Calculator
Instructions:
  1. In the top field, enter your body weight in pounds (lbs.)
  2. In the bottom field, select your CBG dosage strength based on your condition or use
  3. Click the calculate button to determine your daily CBG dosage
Your calculated dose of CBG is: 0.0 mg per day
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CBG Dosage Chart

Calculating your dose precisely using our calculator or one of the formulas above is necessary for therapeutic use.

However, you can also use our chart below to estimate your dosage — it’s not an exact science, and being a few mg above or below your recommended CBG dosage won’t cause any problems:

CBG dosage chart for anxiety, sleep, ADHD, and more

How to Take CBG: Recommendations By Product

Now that you’ve determined your ideal CBG dosage, here are the different available delivery methods and a bit of info about each one.

  • Average Bioavailability — The percentage of the CBG you take that your body can use (in other words, how “efficient” a delivery method is. All of our dosage formulas are already adjusted for approximately 20% bioavailability.)
  • Onset Time — How quickly you’ll feel the effects after using a product.

CBG Edibles

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBG edibles come in a variety of forms, the most common being gummies. Edibles offer a consistent, fixed-dose way to take CBG, as each piece will contain the same amount. Most gummies contain 10-30mg of CBG per piece, so in many cases, your starting dose will require you to take anywhere from half a gummy to 2 gummies.

CBG Capsules

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBG capsules, like edibles, offer a consistent, fixed-dose delivery method. The one downside to capsules is that they aren’t convenient if you need a very small dose. Most capsules contain a midsize dosage of CBG (think 20-30mg), and you can’t easily split one in half if you need a smaller amount.

CBG Oil

Average Bioavailability: 20-30%

Starts Working In: 10 to 15 minutes

Dosage Information: CBG oil is taken sublingually (under the tongue), not swallowed. As a result, it works faster and is slightly more bioavailable than other products. CBG oil also allows for very precise dosing.

But the dosing can be a bit confusing: how much CBG is in each dropper?

Here’s what you need to know:

Generally, oils come with 1-milliliter droppers. Based on the strength of your product (our full-spectrum CBG and CBD oil comes in 500mg, 1000mg, 1500mg, or 3000mg per bottle), here’s how much CBG will be in each dropper of oil:

100mg bottle = 3.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

250mg bottle = 8.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

500mg bottle = 16.7mg CBG per 1 ml.

1000mg bottle = 33.3mg CBG per 1 ml.

1500mg bottle = 50mg CBG per 1 ml.

3000mg bottle = 100m CBG per 1 ml.

5000mg bottle = 166.6mg CBG per 1 ml.

What if My Product Contains CBG and CBD Together?

If you’re using a product that contains both CBG and CBD, simply ensure that the total amount of cannabinoids you’re taking is equal to your predetermined CBG dosage.

So if you’re taking a 1:1 CBG and CBD gummy that contains 25mg of each cannabinoid per piece, if you’ve decided your perfect CBG dosage is 50mg, simply take 1 gummy.

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Shop CBG Capsules

Promote complete mental & physical wellness with these 25mg CBG capsules from CBDism. 60 pieces per jar, 1500mg total cannabinoids.

How To Shop for CBG: Buying Tips

The hemp industry isn’t heavily regulated, so there are some less-than-great products floating around out there.

If you’re buying CBG, especially online, here are a few tips to make sure you get high-quality products:

Check Lab Reports

Check the 3rd-party lab report for the product you’re planning on purchasing.

Ensure that it contains the amount of CBG that it should, and check that there are no contaminants in the product (cannabinoids and contaminants will each be listed in separate sections in the report).

If you can’t find a 3rd-party lab report for a product, don’t buy it. (To view our lab reports, click here.)

Read Reviews

Any company can say they’re great, but unless they have customers attesting to the quality of their products, they probably aren’t.

Opt for Full-Spectrum Products

Generally, products containing other cannabinoids in addition to CBG are more beneficial, because the cannabinoids will work together to create stronger effects (this is known as the entourage effect). CBD and CBG in a 1:1 ratio, are especially beneficial when used together.

There are many different types of CBG, and it’s important to know what they are so you know what you’re buying.

  • Full-spectrum CBG contains other cannabinoids, too, including a bit of THC, as well as terpenes.
  • Broad-spectrum CBG is the same as full-spectrum but without THC.
  • CBG isolate products only contain CBG.
Young man enjoying Natural Ways CBD tincture oil

Conclusion: How Much CBG Should You Take?

Finding the right CBG dosage takes some trial and error. Our formulas and chart provide a starting point, but you’ll need to experiment a bit.

If you’re on any prescription medications, be sure to talk to your doctor before using CBG. Cannabinoids like CBG may interact with some prescriptions, so it’s always best to err on the side of caution.

Our CBG dosing advice in one sentence? Start with your recommended dosage, and then gradually increase it until you get the feeling you want.

CBG Dosage: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions we frequently get asked about CBG dosage.

How many mg of CBG is safe?

A safe starting point for CBG oil and other products is 5mg, taken 1-3 times daily. For a more precise dosage suited for your body type, you can use this formula: (0.1) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBG dosage. Ensure you speak to your doctor before taking CBG if you’re using any prescription medications.

What happens when you take too much CBG?

Though CBG is generally considered safe to use, taking too much may cause adverse side effects, including dry mouth, reduced appetite, drowsiness, fatigue, and diarrhea. As with any cannabinoid, it’s important that you start with a low dose and work your way up gradually.

Does CBG make you feel higher?

Using CBG will not cause you to feel high. However, it will create a smooth, energizing lift comparable to caffeine that some may compare to a “high.” CBG won’t cause the deep, “stoned” high that THC does, though, nor will it cause mental impairment or disorientation of any kind.

How long does it take for CBG to work?

CBG oil taken sublingually (under the tongue) will begin working in just 10-15 minutes. However, CBG edibles or capsules take longer to start working (more like 45 minutes to 1 hour) as they have to pass through your digestive system before reaching your bloodstream.

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