The Ultimate Guide to CBD Dosing
We understand the easily confusing contents that can set some first-time buyers onto the wrong path regarding CBD dosage.
Many articles talk about how much CBD you should take. Some are right and some mixed with truths and half-truths.
So how much CBD should I take?
That’s the question that comes up most frequently after “What is CBD?,” “How can it help me?” and “What’s the best way to take it?”
Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer.
Research is underway to determine how much CBD the body needs to get the most beneficial effect. It’s turning out to be different for everyone depending on his or her make-up, the issue being treated, and their chosen method of intake. ...read more.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Before you undertake any new herbal medicine regimen you should consult a medical professional, preferably a naturopathic doctor.
What is the recommended CBD dose?
CBD is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. However, CBD may help to bring your body back into homeostasis, or balance. With the full range of maladies CBD can potentially help, there are factors to take into account when you consider how much to take.
There are substantial differences whether you’re treating acute or chronic symptoms. Chronic issues have been reported to require taking higher doses for more extended periods of time, while acute problems can be relieved with smaller amounts and less vigilance.
CBD effects everyone differently – both immediately and over time. The product and dosage that works best depends on the individual.
Legally, we are unable to make dosage recommendations, so we suggest doing some further research. However, many people who are new to CBD start with a lower amount and gradually work their way up to the amount that’s right for them.
We do recommend that you try CBD for at least 14 days at a time. This will allow you to understand the longer-term effects. There’s something out there for everyone, so don’t hesitate to try out different types and amounts.
Why The Different Strengths?
As you’re probably gathering by now, the amount of CBD necessary for specific issues is still being widely researched. However, due to absorbability, larger amounts of CBD may be necessary to treat the body. The way it’s talked about scientifically is milligrams/kilograms or a milligram of medication per kilogram of the body weight of the person taking the medicine.
Before continuing its important to understand what MG and ML stand for.
What are MG and ML?
MG is short for Milligrams. A milligram is a measurement of weight for an active ingredient. CBD is measured in total weight within the container not per ml.
ML is short for Milliliter. A milliliter is used to describe the volume of fluid, in this case the total liquid within the container – the size of the bottle or jar.
What is the size of the container?
The size of the container makes a big difference to the strength (concentration) of CBD as the CBD rating will be split by the amount of overall fluid within the container.
All CBD related products from any CBD seller SHOULD HAVE a CBD rating of which is described in mg, for example, 200mg CBD. The higher the CBD rating the higher the price of the product despite its container, bottle or tub size.
However, the higher the CBD rating in MG does not necessarily mean it’s stronger.
In the example above, a handful of first time buyers may think that a 30ml 300mg bottle is stronger in CBD or contains overall more CBD than the smaller 10ml 200mg bottle, this is a mistake that is often made.
The smaller 10ml bottle of 200mg CBD is actually stronger (20mg CBD per mL) because the 200mg of CBD is split between 10ml of liquid The 30mL bottle of 300mg is split between 30mL, so it has a lower strength (10mg CBD per mL). In this example, the CBD Strength (concentration) is shared with more liquid in the 30ml bottle making it a weaker strength per mL.
CBD sellers rate the total contents of CBD in the product by MG, not per ML. There is a very good reason for this despite its confusion. It is designed to offer a way for consumers to measure exactly how much CBD is in each dropper.
In addition to the total CBD within the bottle, it SHOULD also state the amount of CBD per mL. At RESTART CBD we add this information clearly on the product’s label.
With our products you do not need to do these mathematical equations, as we do it for you on our product’s description. And our 15mL and larger bottles all have calibrated droppers to measure how much CBD you are taking per serving.
If you did find yourself in a situation were you need to confirm the actual CBD strength rather than the weight of CBD, then you can perform a simple mathematical equation:
CBD comes in different strengths and bottle sizes.
How do you know how much you’re getting in a dose?
Before we start, a standard sized dropper equates to roughly 1mL. Some products recommend counting drops, but not all drops are created equal. There may be anywhere from 20 drops to over 40 drops in a one mL dropper. The variation will depend on how large the dropper opening is AND/OR what type of liquid is in each bottle. Some are thicker than others depending what else is in your product. So we prefer to measure by calibrated markings on our droppers.
Generally, our RESTART CBD Pure Isolate products, mixed only with organic MCT coconut oil, contain 10 drops per 1/4 mL.
How to Calculate Your CBD Dosage
For any size bottle: Divide the CBD rating weight (example 200mg ) by the size of the container (example 10ml bottle ), the answer is the CBD concentration strength per ML [20mg CBD per ml].
Here’s a breakdown of the approximate strengths of the three strengths we offer:
600 mg • 30 ml [20mg CBD per mL)
- Divide 600 by 30, and you find there’s 20 mg per dropper.
900 mg • 30 ml [30mg CBD per mL)
- Divide 900 by 30 which equals 30mg per 1mL dropper.
1200 mg • 30 ml [40mg CBD per mL)
- Divide 1200 by 30 which equals 40mg per 1mL per dropper.
Now I’m going to state the obvious. If you need high doses of CBD to get relief, you can see the benefit in using a stronger product.
So if we use a 10 mL, 200 mg bottle of CBD as an example, a 1 mL dropper will give you a 20 mg dose of CBD (1 mL = 20 mg). As you can see, the strength in RESTART Replenish CBD Oil 200mg • 10mL is the same as the strength in our Replenish 600mg • 30mL bottle.
The important issue of how many milligrams of CBD necessary for you to get relief for your specific problem is why our CBD products come in three strengths. (20mg, 30mg and 40mg per mL).
Finding the right CBD dosage:
Even though standards are not set, there’s a simple way to discover the point where you begin to feel relief. It’s simple but not easy, as it requires follow through. You can find for yourself what works best for you. If you’re on prescription medication, be sure to talk with your physician before experimenting.
Keep a Log
Tracking your experience in a journal helps give insight as you move on. Keep track of how much you’re taking and how you feel afterward. You can check-in with yourself at hour intervals or whatever works for you.
Four tips before you begin:
- If you are new to CBD, it’s recommended you to start with the lower dosages and gradually work your way up to the dose that works for you.
- Larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people.
- If you have a medical condition, always consult with a health care professional before consuming CBD.
- When you use CBD, you might need to use it during a longer period of time for the endocannabinoid effects to occur.
For more information check out our RESTART CBD Rating Page.
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