How much CBD oil should you take? Don't fret, we're here to help you out in this all-encompassing guide. Wondering how many drops of CBD oil you should take? Decode your perfect dosage with tips from Cannaray CBD’s Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn. Many CBD oils come in a tincture with a dropper so you can easily measure out doses. Start by finding out the dosage that works best for you so you can figure out how much you need to take. Then you can use the dropper provided with the…
Asking Yourself How Much CBD to Take?
For people just getting into CBD, it’s common to wonder how many milligrams they should actually be taking. We get asked every day “how much CBD oil should I take?” but unfortunately, it’s not easy (or even possible) to provide a one-size-fits-all answer.
How much CBD you should take depends on a variety of factors including things like age, sex, and weight. In this guide, we highlight several key things to know that will help you develop an effective milligram amount of CBD that you can rely on. First, though, let’s talk about what goes into the making of a Premium Jane CBD oil.
What’s in Our CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is of course one of the many active compounds in hemp. Contrary to other cannabinoids, it does not produce intoxicating or mind-altering effects.
Most users of CBD start out with an oil form of hemp extract. Premium Jane oils are made using supercritical CO2 extraction, meaning there are no chemical solvents involved in the process. Our oils are full-spectrum, meaning they include a range of beneficial hemp phytocompounds in addition to the CBD component.
Using CBD oil couldn’t be easier. Simply place a full milliliter dropper of oil beneath your tongue , and hold it there for up to 90 seconds before swallowing. This will allow the body to absorb as much of the CBD as possible, leaving little to waste.
Determining How Much CBD to Take
There are no standard guidelines when it comes to how to dose CBD or how many milligrams to take. In general, for people that are just starting out, the smaller the milligram dose, the better.
A single serving (1mL/one full dropper) of our 300mg Premium Jane CBD oils contains roughly 10mg of CBD, or about 0.5mg per drop (there are ~20 drops of oil in 1mL). This is an excellent place to begin if you’re just starting out with CBD oil.
We recommend using a diary or journal to help keep track of things, and to record how your body responds to each dose. You should note how many milligrams of CBD you took, what time you took it, and so on. Some people consume multiple servings of CBD per day, but if your body doesn’t need it, there’s no sense in doing this.
Of course, if you start out with a small milligram amount of CBD and don’t notice any effects, you’ll want to up the mg amount you consume. But do so gradually; don’t double or triple your dose right off the bat. Instead, increase each serving size by just a few milligrams, and listen closely to how your body responds. Always speak with your doctor or medical professional for guidance if you are unsure.
How Much CBD Is in One Drop of Oil?
How much CBD you should take relies heavily on knowing how much of the compound is actually in your bottle. Premium Jane CBD oils come with an integrated dropper cap, which allows for simple and convenient measuring.
Still, you’ll need to do a little math to figure out how many milligrams of CBD are in a single drop of the bottle that you’re using.
One full milliliter (1mL) – which is one dose/serving – equates to roughly 20 drops. If you have a 30ml bottle, for example, which contains 300 mg of CBD in total, a single drop will contain about 0.5 mg of CBD.
To apply this formula to any bottle size and any milligram amount of CBD oil, simply take the number of milliliters (mL) that are in the bottle, and multiply by 20. This will give you the total number of drops in the bottle. Then, divide that number by the number of milligrams of CBD that the bottle contains.
Here are the equations:
[Total mL amount of oil in bottle] x 20 = Total # of drops in entire bottle
[Total mg amount of CBD in bottle] ÷ [Total # of drops] = Total mg of CBD in EACH DROP
*(Note the difference here between a “full dropper” and a “single drop” of oil. A “full dropper” is one full mL of oil, or about 20 drops.)
Still Wondering How Much CBD to Take? Keep a Personal Journal…
If you’re still wondering how much CBD to take, we emphasize the importance of keeping a daily personal CBD journal. If you’re just starting out with your first use of CBD, record how many milligrams you took, and at what time. Listen closely to your body, and record any effects (or lack thereof) that you may feel.
Keep logging information like this on a daily basis. Soon, you’ll arrive at a distinct milligram amount of CBD that provides you with the ultimate personal benefit. Everyone’s body chemistry is unique, which is why it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to get the most out of your Premium Jane CBD product.
It’s also worth pointing out that there are dozens of different product types to choose from. While most people start out with a CBD oil, some users find that single-use capsules are preferable. Others prefer products like CBD gummies, and still some prefer smoking with the classic, authentic style of a CBD joint.
No matter which CBD product type works best for you, keeping a daily journal of your CBD use will help to fine tune the process, and will ultimately help you get the most out of your therapeutic CBD experience.
Final Thoughts on How Much CBD to Take
To summarize, we can’t tell you exactly how much CBD to take, because the answer for everyone rests on a variety of factors. However, we hope these basic guidelines have provided an adequate blueprint that will set you on a path to determine a milligram amount that works for you.
Remember to start out small, and gradually work your way up. Listen to your body, and keep a daily journal of the effects that your specific CBD product is having. And of course, if you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out and get in touch with the Premium Jane team. We’re here to help, and we’re here to make sure you’re getting the absolute most out of your CBD journey.
How Many Drops of CBD Oil Should I Take?
It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked at Cannaray, and the answer is: there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage. It’s different for everyone. However, we typically recommend taking the recommended guidance on pack per day at first, then adjusting up (to a maximum of 70mg CBD per day) or down as and when you feel you’re ready. It’s all about listening to your body.
Gregor Zorn, Chief Scientific Officer
But if you want the full lowdown on decoding your dosage, we’ve got all the tips you need right here, courtesy of our Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn. Below, he reveals how to take your CBD oil, plus four steps that will help you decide on your perfect number of drops.
First, how do I take CBD oil drops?
It’s easy. All you have to do is squeeze your CBD oil underneath your tongue, hold it there for 90 seconds while it absorbs, then swallow whatever is left. You can also add our Bright Days CBD Oil and Night CBD Oil Drops to your favourite food and drinks. See our inspiration for CBD recipes and more tips on cooking with CBD oil over on the Cannaray Journal.
1. Find Your Formula
“For a CBD first-timer, your goal should be to find the right dosage that works uniquely for you,” says Gregor. “It’s different for everyone and because CBD is a food supplement and not a medication, it doesn’t necessarily change by body weight – although this can be a factor.
That said, Gregor recommends “you start low and go slow” with a small dosage. This can be anywhere from 25mg upwards, around 0.5ml of CBD oil, although we tend to find that a dosage around 50mg upwards is what our customers find optimal.
That’s why you’ll find the perfect entry-level amount in the CBD Oil Discovery Kit. A great kit for beginners containing 10ml of our Bright Days CBD Oil Drops and Night Time CBD Oil Drops. Start with 0.5 – 1ml dropper of oil (measured with the glass pipette), equivalent to 25mg – 50mg CBD.
How to Use a CBD Oil Dropper
This article was co-authored by Aimée Shunney, ND and by wikiHow staff writer, Hunter Rising. Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, California where she specializes in women’s health and hormone balancing. She also consults with various companies in the natural products industry including CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD Oil. Dr. Aimée educates consumers, retailers, and healthcare providers about CBD oil through written articles, webinars, podcasts, and conferences nationwide. Her work has been featured at the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Conference, and on Fox News. She earned her ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2001.
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Many CBD oils come in a tincture with a dropper so you can easily measure out doses. Start by finding out the dosage that works best for you so you can figure out how much you need to take. Then you can use the dropper provided with the tincture to pull the oil out of the container and dispense it. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before taking CBD oil to make sure it’s right for you.