One of the most frequently asked questions I have had lately is, “how many milligrams is in a milliliter serving of CBD oil?” – I generally recommend individuals start with a 5mg serving, but how does that translate to a dropper that measures in milliliters?
Let’s start with an example: A bottle of CBD states that there are 20mg of CBD per serving. The package states a full serving is one milliliter. This means a full dropper contains 20mg of CBD. So, if you only want a 5mg serving you would take 1/4 of a dropper. If you wanted a 10mg serving of CBD, you would take a half dropper.
Other brands might have a different way of measuring their dose, but you can always tell by looking at the supplement facts. It will tell you what is considered a serving, and how much CBD is in each serving
Why the discrepancy on CBD content?
You may have noticed that on Hemp Daddy’s products the front of the package has a CBD content that is different than the “hemp extract” content on the Supplement Facts panel.
The reason for this is simple: We want you to know the exact CBD content. The Hemp Extract content is higher because the oil also contains other cannabinoids, such as CBN, CBC, and CBG, and even trace amounts of THC. These are what account for the difference. Follow me?
Since most people are dosing according to CBD content, we felt it necessary to disclose the exact CBD content aside from the other cannabinoids present.
How to properly dose CBD
For more information about how to dose CBD, check out: How much CBD oil should I take?
Simply put though, start low and go slow. Starting low is about 5mg per day, or just a few drops. Begin with that dose, and stick with it for about a week before increasing the dosage. Increase at 5-10mg increments every week until desired results are achieved.
It’s important to go slow to get your body used to the flood of cannabinoids into the body, and to only take as much as needed. Once you get to a dosage that works for you, stop there – no reason to take more than you need.
How do I consume CBD oil (in tincture format)
This is another question I get asked a lot: it seems obvious to me, but when I think about the first time I used CBD, I also had to be instructed on this as well. CBD is best taken sublingually. Simply drop the serving of CBD oil UNDER your tongue and let it sit for 30-90 seconds before swallowing. It’s that simple.
Alternatively you can put the drops of oil in a smoothie, or cup of coffee. You can even bake it into baked good, to create, “edibles.”
CBD taken sublingually has the most bio-availability, but even capsule format has its own benefits, such as a slower release into the blood stream.
– If you have any further questions about measuring or dosing your CBD please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to help, just use the chat app here on the page. –