CBN Dosage Guide & Chart [For Sleep, Anxiety, and More]

Many people are using the cannabinoid CBN as a natural sleep alternative to melatonin. Others are finding it beneficial for anxiety, pain, and general wellness.

And now you’ve decided that you’d like to give it a try, too. But how much should you take?

Since there are no formal guidelines for using CBN, and everyone’s body reacts differently to it, figuring out the right starting dose can be pretty confusing.

And despite CBN’s many potential benefits, it can also cause psychoactive effects. That’s why it’s important you dose it carefully — especially in the beginning.

To help, we’ve created simple dosing formulas and a chart — all based on feedback from 1000s of our customers.

Key Points:

  • For sleep and pain, start by taking 1mg of CBN per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For anxiety and general wellness, start by taking 0.5mg of CBN per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • A variety of factors will influence your CBN dosage, including why you’re taking it, how much you weigh, the severity of your symptoms, and your cannabinoid tolerance.
  • CBN is mildly psychoactive and will get you high.
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What is CBN?

Cannabinol (CBN) is one of more than 100+ cannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp plant.

Scientists discovered CBN nearly 100 years ago. But it didn’t become mainstream until people realized that combining CBN with THC produced a mellower, drowsier high than using THC by itself.

As a result, companies mainly market CBN as a sleep aid. However, people have also found it beneficial for other things.

The Benefits of CBN

The amount of CBN strongly depends on why you use it. And there are several reasons you might:

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How Much CBN Should You Take? How CBN Dosage Works

We calculate CBN dosage in terms of a specific strength and your body weight, rather than making broad suggestions. Here’s what our dosage formula accounts for:

  • Why you’re using it — Depending on what you’re taking CBN for, you’ll need a specific dosage strength to see results.
  • Weight — Your weight directly determines how much CBN you should take because, depending on the size of your body, you’ll need to take a certain amount of CBN to feel adequate effects.

With these two things in mind, you can calculate a starting dosage (see the next two sections).

However, once you begin using CBN, you’ll also want to consider these two factors as you assess how well your dosage is working:

  • Symptom severity — Although each situation has a specific starting dosage, as you go, you’ll need to adjust the amount of CBN you take depending on how severe your condition is.
  • Body chemistry and tolerance — we’re all unique, and CBN tolerance varies by person. Therefore, the dose you’ll settle on will probably look different than the dosage that someone else uses for the same purpose.

CBN Dosage Strength By Use

With an understanding of how to think about dosing CBN, here are the dosage strengths we recommend for each condition:

CBN Dosage for Sleep

For sleep, we recommend starting with a medium-strength dose of CBN. You can calculate your precise dosage using this formula:

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

CBN Dosage for Anxiety

Anxiety requires a low-strength dosage starting out:

(0.05) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBN dosage in mg.

CBN Dosage for Pain

For most types of pain, we recommend starting with a medium-strength dosage:

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

CBN Dosage for General Wellness

For general wellness, start with a low-strength dosage of CBN:

(0.05) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBN dosage in mg.

CBN Dosage Calculator

The formulas above are helpful to have on hand, but it’s easiest to use our dosage calculator:

CBN 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 CBN dosage strength based on your condition or use
  3. Click the calculate button to determine your daily CBD dosage
Your calculated dose of CBN is: 0.0 mg per day
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CBN Dosage Chart

Calculating your CBN dosage with the calculator above is great for finding precise dosages. However, you can also use our handy chart below for quick estimates:

CBN dosage chart by weight for sleep, anxiety, pain, general wellness and more.

How To Take CBN: Usage Recommendations By Product

There are many ways you can take CBN. No method is necessarily superior; it depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s what to consider when choosing a delivery method:

  • Average Bioavailability — The percentage of CBN that your body is able to use from a product (in other words, how “efficient” a product is. Due to small differences, we don’t account for bioavailability in our dosage formulas.)
  • Onset Time — How quickly you’ll feel the effects after taking a product.

We’ve also provided some information on how to dose each type of product.

CBN Edibles

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: Edibles, such as gummies, offer a consistent way to dose CBN, as each piece will contain the same amount. Most CBN gummies contain 10-20mg per piece, so in most cases, you can either take a full gummy or half of one.

CBN Capsules

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBN capsules, like edibles, offer consistent dosing. The one downside is that they aren’t the best product for very small doses. Most capsules contain significant amounts of CBN per piece, and you can’t exactly split one in half to take a smaller amount.

CBN Oil

Average Bioavailability: 20-30%

Starts Working In: 10 to 15 minutes

Dosage Information: CBN oil is taken under the tongue, rather than swallowed. Because of this, it works faster and is slightly stronger than other products. It also allows for very precise dosing.

But the dosing can be a bit confusing: how much CBN 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 CBN oil comes in 500mg and 1000mg bottles), here’s how much CBN will be in each dropper of oil:

100mg bottle = 3.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

250mg bottle = 8.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

500mg bottle = 16.7mg CBN per 1 ml.

1000mg bottle = 33.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

1500mg bottle = 50mg CBN per 1 ml.

3000mg bottle = 100m CBN per 1 ml.

5000mg bottle = 166.6mg CBN per 1 ml.

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How to Shop for CBN Products

If you’re ready to give CBN a try, here are a few tips for buying products:

Check Lab Reports

Reputable brands will have their products lab tested by a 3rd-party company to verify potency and safety.

Check the lab report for a product before you buy it to ensure it contains the amount of CBN it claims to, and that it doesn’t have any heavy metal contaminants.

If a company doesn’t lab test its products, don’t buy from them!

Read Reviews

Brands can say anything they want about their products, but customers have the final word. Make sure the reviews for the product you’re going to buy are mostly positive.

Know What’s In a Product

Though some products only contain CBN, many contain other cannabinoids, like CBD, THC, and CBG.

These combinations produce unique effects, so it’s important that you’re aware of what a product contains and how it will make you feel.

Takeaway: CBN Dosage

CBN is a very under-researched cannabinoid. Consequently, most of what we know about it has been a result of observation and experimentation.

Thankfully, we’re able to give ballpark CBN dosage recommendations based on what our customers tell us (and our own experiences).

The best advice when finding your perfect dosage of CBN is to start slow, and then make small changes and observe how you feel. And remember that it will be different for everyone — our customers have reported their perfect dosage to be anywhere from 10mg to over 100mg.

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CBN Dosage: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions customers commonly ask us about CBN.

Does CBN make you feel high?

Although research on this has yielded mixed results, it appears that yes, CBN can make you feel slightly high. Anecdotally, CBN is roughly 25% as strong as THC.

How long does CBN last?

After taking CBN, you’ll feel the effects in 10 minutes to 1 hour, and the effects will last anywhere from 4-6 hours.

Can you take too much CBN?

Researchers haven’t investigated whether taking too much CBN could be fatal, however, you can “overdose” on CBN in the sense that you feel more tired than you’d like.

Is 10 mg of CBN too much?

Starting out, 10mg of CBN may be a little bit too much. However, a 10mg dosage of CBN is a reasonable amount if you know how it makes you feel and you’ve experimented with using it at different doses.

What happens if I take too much CBN?

CBN has mild psychoactive effects, although it has few known side effects, even when taken in large amounts. However, taking too much CBN can make you feel drowsier or more fatigued than usual.

How long does it take for CBN to kick in?

The onset time of CBN is similar to CBD — roughly 15 minutes for oil, vape, or flower and more like 45 minutes to 1 hour for edibles.

How much CBD and CBN should I take for sleep?

For most people, a good starting dose of CBD and CBN for sleep is 5-10mg of each, taken together. Other people also find success with using CBD and CBN in other ratios, including 3:1 CBD:CBN.

Does CBN make you groggy the next day?

Most people who use CBN for sleep report that no, unlike melatonin, it does not make them feel groggy when they wake up the next morning. However, this may still happen if you take too much CBN.

Many people are using the cannabinoid CBN as a natural sleep alternative to melatonin. Others are finding it beneficial for anxiety, pain, and general wellness.

And now you’ve decided that you’d like to give it a try, too. But how much should you take?

Since there are no formal guidelines for using CBN, and everyone’s body reacts differently to it, figuring out the right starting dose can be pretty confusing.

And despite CBN’s many potential benefits, it can also cause psychoactive effects. That’s why it’s important you dose it carefully — especially in the beginning.

To help, we’ve created simple dosing formulas and a chart — all based on feedback from 1000s of our customers.

Key Points:

  • For sleep and pain, start by taking 1mg of CBN per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • For anxiety and general wellness, start by taking 0.5mg of CBN per 10 lbs. of body weight
  • A variety of factors will influence your CBN dosage, including why you’re taking it, how much you weigh, the severity of your symptoms, and your cannabinoid tolerance.
  • CBN is mildly psychoactive and will get you high.
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A natural alternative to OTC and prescription sleep aids and more. Discover our CBN oil, lab-tested and backed by 100s of happy customers.

What is CBN?

Cannabinol (CBN) is one of more than 100+ cannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp plant.

Scientists discovered CBN nearly 100 years ago. But it didn’t become mainstream until people realized that combining CBN with THC produced a mellower, drowsier high than using THC by itself.

As a result, companies mainly market CBN as a sleep aid. However, people have also found it beneficial for other things.

The Benefits of CBN

The amount of CBN strongly depends on why you use it. And there are several reasons you might:

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How Much CBN Should You Take? How CBN Dosage Works

We calculate CBN dosage in terms of a specific strength and your body weight, rather than making broad suggestions. Here’s what our dosage formula accounts for:

  • Why you’re using it — Depending on what you’re taking CBN for, you’ll need a specific dosage strength to see results.
  • Weight — Your weight directly determines how much CBN you should take because, depending on the size of your body, you’ll need to take a certain amount of CBN to feel adequate effects.

With these two things in mind, you can calculate a starting dosage (see the next two sections).

However, once you begin using CBN, you’ll also want to consider these two factors as you assess how well your dosage is working:

  • Symptom severity — Although each situation has a specific starting dosage, as you go, you’ll need to adjust the amount of CBN you take depending on how severe your condition is.
  • Body chemistry and tolerance — we’re all unique, and CBN tolerance varies by person. Therefore, the dose you’ll settle on will probably look different than the dosage that someone else uses for the same purpose.

CBN Dosage Strength By Use

With an understanding of how to think about dosing CBN, here are the dosage strengths we recommend for each condition:

CBN Dosage for Sleep

For sleep, we recommend starting with a medium-strength dose of CBN. You can calculate your precise dosage using this formula:

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

CBN Dosage for Anxiety

Anxiety requires a low-strength dosage starting out:

(0.05) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBN dosage in mg.

CBN Dosage for Pain

For most types of pain, we recommend starting with a medium-strength dosage:

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

CBN Dosage for General Wellness

For general wellness, start with a low-strength dosage of CBN:

(0.05) x (your body weight in lbs.) = your daily CBN dosage in mg.

CBN Dosage Calculator

The formulas above are helpful to have on hand, but it’s easiest to use our dosage calculator:

CBN 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 CBN dosage strength based on your condition or use
  3. Click the calculate button to determine your daily CBD dosage
Your calculated dose of CBN is: 0.0 mg per day
Powered by Natural Ways CBD

CBN Dosage Chart

Calculating your CBN dosage with the calculator above is great for finding precise dosages. However, you can also use our handy chart below for quick estimates:

CBN dosage chart by weight for sleep, anxiety, pain, general wellness and more.

How To Take CBN: Usage Recommendations By Product

There are many ways you can take CBN. No method is necessarily superior; it depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s what to consider when choosing a delivery method:

  • Average Bioavailability — The percentage of CBN that your body is able to use from a product (in other words, how “efficient” a product is. Due to small differences, we don’t account for bioavailability in our dosage formulas.)
  • Onset Time — How quickly you’ll feel the effects after taking a product.

We’ve also provided some information on how to dose each type of product.

CBN Edibles

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: Edibles, such as gummies, offer a consistent way to dose CBN, as each piece will contain the same amount. Most CBN gummies contain 10-20mg per piece, so in most cases, you can either take a full gummy or half of one.

CBN Capsules

Average Bioavailability: 10-20%

Starts Working In: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Dosage Information: CBN capsules, like edibles, offer consistent dosing. The one downside is that they aren’t the best product for very small doses. Most capsules contain significant amounts of CBN per piece, and you can’t exactly split one in half to take a smaller amount.

CBN Oil

Average Bioavailability: 20-30%

Starts Working In: 10 to 15 minutes

Dosage Information: CBN oil is taken under the tongue, rather than swallowed. Because of this, it works faster and is slightly stronger than other products. It also allows for very precise dosing.

But the dosing can be a bit confusing: how much CBN 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 CBN oil comes in 500mg and 1000mg bottles), here’s how much CBN will be in each dropper of oil:

100mg bottle = 3.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

250mg bottle = 8.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

500mg bottle = 16.7mg CBN per 1 ml.

1000mg bottle = 33.3mg CBN per 1 ml.

1500mg bottle = 50mg CBN per 1 ml.

3000mg bottle = 100m CBN per 1 ml.

5000mg bottle = 166.6mg CBN per 1 ml.

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How to Shop for CBN Products

If you’re ready to give CBN a try, here are a few tips for buying products:

Check Lab Reports

Reputable brands will have their products lab tested by a 3rd-party company to verify potency and safety.

Check the lab report for a product before you buy it to ensure it contains the amount of CBN it claims to, and that it doesn’t have any heavy metal contaminants.

If a company doesn’t lab test its products, don’t buy from them!

Read Reviews

Brands can say anything they want about their products, but customers have the final word. Make sure the reviews for the product you’re going to buy are mostly positive.

Know What’s In a Product

Though some products only contain CBN, many contain other cannabinoids, like CBD, THC, and CBG.

These combinations produce unique effects, so it’s important that you’re aware of what a product contains and how it will make you feel.

Takeaway: CBN Dosage

CBN is a very under-researched cannabinoid. Consequently, most of what we know about it has been a result of observation and experimentation.

Thankfully, we’re able to give ballpark CBN dosage recommendations based on what our customers tell us (and our own experiences).

The best advice when finding your perfect dosage of CBN is to start slow, and then make small changes and observe how you feel. And remember that it will be different for everyone — our customers have reported their perfect dosage to be anywhere from 10mg to over 100mg.

Natural ways CBN tincture

CBN Dosage: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions customers commonly ask us about CBN.

Does CBN make you feel high?

Although research on this has yielded mixed results, it appears that yes, CBN can make you feel slightly high. Anecdotally, CBN is roughly 25% as strong as THC.

How long does CBN last?

After taking CBN, you’ll feel the effects in 10 minutes to 1 hour, and the effects will last anywhere from 4-6 hours.

Can you take too much CBN?

Researchers haven’t investigated whether taking too much CBN could be fatal, however, you can “overdose” on CBN in the sense that you feel more tired than you’d like.

Is 10 mg of CBN too much?

Starting out, 10mg of CBN may be a little bit too much. However, a 10mg dosage of CBN is a reasonable amount if you know how it makes you feel and you’ve experimented with using it at different doses.

What happens if I take too much CBN?

CBN has mild psychoactive effects, although it has few known side effects, even when taken in large amounts. However, taking too much CBN can make you feel drowsier or more fatigued than usual.

How long does it take for CBN to kick in?

The onset time of CBN is similar to CBD — roughly 15 minutes for oil, vape, or flower and more like 45 minutes to 1 hour for edibles.

How much CBD and CBN should I take for sleep?

For most people, a good starting dose of CBD and CBN for sleep is 5-10mg of each, taken together. Other people also find success with using CBD and CBN in other ratios, including 3:1 CBD:CBN.

Does CBN make you groggy the next day?

Most people who use CBN for sleep report that no, unlike melatonin, it does not make them feel groggy when they wake up the next morning. However, this may still happen if you take too much CBN.

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