Understanding CBD Potency And Dosage
If you’ve spent any time exploring CBD oils you’ve no doubt come across various product formulations with varying numbers on them.
While these numbers are important to finding your perfect CBD dose, with so many options, it can be a little bit intimidating.
In this short guide, we’ll explore what all of those numbers mean and how you can ensure that you’re getting the right dose of CBD for your health and wellness needs.
The Right Dose
First things first, before you buy any CBD oil, you’ll want to find the right dose for your specific needs. The Organica Naturals CBD Dosage Guide will help you to achieve this by using two determining factors:
- Your body weight
- Your specific therapeutic need
Initially, as suggested in the guide, you’ll want to start with a low dose of CBD to make sure your body responds well to your new natural medicine regimen. CBD is safe to take, and it is non-toxic. Most users experience no side effects. But a very small percentage of people (less than 0.5%) do experience some unwanted effects such as lethargy, stomach upset, or appetite changes.
You’ll want to start with a dosage of 0.25 mg of CBD per pound of body weight for the first few days. So, if you weigh 100 pounds, just multiply this by 0.25 mg, and your ideal starting dose will be 25 milligrams of cannabidiol daily.
If, after a few days, you experience no negative side effects, you can feel free to increase your daily dose. The suggested daily dose for most users is 0.5 mg of CBD per pound of body weight.
Speak to your doctor if you need to increase your dose above 1.5 mg of CBD per pound.
Understanding Potency (The Numbers On The Bottle)
Finding your ideal dose is the easy part.
Finding the right CBD oil for you is a bit more challenging, given that there are so many different types of blends with so many different concentrations (or potencies) available.
It can get a bit confusing.
If you get too low a concentration, you may not experience the optimal benefits that CBD has to offer. However, taking too much may be unnecessary.
So, let’s say, for example, that you are a male weighing 225 pounds who wants to take a maximum-strength dose of CBD as suggested by the dosage chart referenced above.
Your ideal dose of cannabidiol daily would be 337.5 milligrams (225 lbs x 1.5 mg).
You’ll need to find the right potency of CBD oil to find an effective dose.
Most CBD oil products will have a number on the front of the bottle indicating their total concentration of CBD oil.
For example, if the bottle says 500MG on the front of the bottle, it means there are 500 milligrams of cannabidiol in the entire bottle.
For someone who needs to take 337.5 milligrams of CBD daily, one bottle of this concentration will last you about one and a half days.
You’ll need to find a much more potent formula.
A bottle of CBD oil with 10000 mg of cannabidiol would be a much better choice. If the bottle contains 30 milliliters of CBD oil, it means that each 1-milliliter dose contains 333 milligrams of CBD, a nearly perfect dose for the man weighing 225 pounds who wants to take a maximum strength amount of cannabidiol daily.
How To Calculate The Amount Of Cannabidiol In A Single One Milliliter Dose
It is important to mention that not all CBD oils with a 500MG or 10,000MG on the front label have the same single dose concentration.
Check the CBD oil facts label on the side of the bottle. Most manufacturers will provide information on exactly how much CBD is in each one-milliliter dose.
For CBD bottles that do not have this information available, you can make the calculation yourself.
In the example above, the 10000 MG CBD Oil comes in a 30-milliliter bottle.
We are able to determine how much cannabidiol is in each milliliter with this simple formula:
10000 mg per bottle / 30 mL = 333.33 milligrams per 1 milliliter.
You’ll find that some bottles may be 60 milliliters or even 120 milliters of total CBD oil. So, even though the entire bottle contains 10,000 milligrams of cannabidiol, a one-milliliter dose in a 60 milliliter bottle is not as concentrated as a one-milliliter dose in a 30 milliliter bottle.
Here is the formula for this:
10,000 mg / 60 mL = 166.67 milligrams of CBD per 1 milliliter.
10,000 mg / 120 mL = 83.33 milligrams of CBD per 1 milliliter.
The smaller 30 milliliter bottle has a dose that is TWICE as strong as the 60 milliliter bottle and it is FOUR times as strong as a 120 milliliter bottle.
Before you buy CBD oil, use a dosage chart to determine the right amount of CBD for you based on your body weight and therapeutic need.
Next, you’ll need to find the right concentration of CBD oil per single milliliter dose. This is usually designated in the product information, where you should be provided with details about the total amount of cannabidiol in a bottle of CBD oil, as well as the amount of CBD concentrated into a single one-milliliter dose.
Look for products that have clear labeling indicating their concentration and dosage per milliliter. Be sure the blend you are purchasing has been lab-tested to ensure potency and that the company manufacturing them uses organic processes during harvest and blending.
With the right daily CBD potency for your body, you can experience all of the amazing benefits CBD has to offer.