Because of the strong health benefits of the CBD, thousands of people use CBD every day as a treatment for a range of medical conditions. But do you really know how to use it correctly? I mean, the concentration of CBD oil is not the same as how many milligrams of CBD is ingested. Here we have to mention the label of the CBD product. Normally, most CBD products will have an ml/mg message on their label. However, many users of CBD products, especially new users, sometimes find themselves struggling to figure out how strong a CBD product really is from the information on the product labels.
So this guide we introduce today will help you solve this problem. In this article, we will provide some insight into what the numbers on the label actually mean. Based on that, please choose the most suitable product for your specific needs.
Before using other products, as usual, most people will check the product’s label information when using a CBD product. The content on the label can be used as an indicator for users to understand the CBD product. What do these indicators mean? Can the user trust the information on the label?
the content and meaning of the CBD product label
We can often find such numbers on the CBD product label: 300mg, 600mg, 3%, 10%. In fact, these numbers represent two indicators of the CBD product. The amount of mg usually refers to the total absolute amount of cannabinoids in the product. (note that: It is the total amount of all cannabinoids rather than the total amount of CBD). The percentage represents the concentration, which is the true measure of the drop strength of the product.
Many users don’t understand the true meaning of the mg number. Some people assume it is the strength of the product, but it is not really. The concentration or strength of the CBD product is a percentage measured by reference to the drop and dropper. The difference between them is easy to understand. Let’s take a look at a concrete example:
There are now two bottles containing CBD oil, one of which is a 10ml bottle of CBD oil that has 1000mg stated on the label. The other is a 20 ml bottle of CBD oil which is also stated as 1000mg. Let’s analyze the total amount of cannabinoids and CBD concentration of these two bottles of CBD oil.
The correct answer is that the total amount of cannabinoids in these two bottles is the same. As for the product concentration, 1000mg of cannabinoids in a 10ml bottle is a concentration of 10%. 1000mg in a 20ml bottle is a 5% concentration. Are you right?
Although they contain the same overall amount of cannabinoids, it is clear that those two bottles have different strengths. More specifically, the 20 ml bottle is only half as strong as the 10ml bottle. It means that if you measure your dose in drops or ml’s, then you’re getting only half the amount of CBD while using the 20ml product.
Of course, there’s another variable that must be taken into account, it is the volume of the product container. The same 1000 mg is in a 10 ml and 100 ml bottle and the concentration of both is quite different. The former has a strength of 10% and the latter has a strength of 2%.
Therefore, regardless of the aspect, when evaluating a CBD product, the percentage concentration is actually more important than the total overall mg. Besides that, most people also measure their dose in drops, droppers, or milliliters. In order to obtain better efficacy, it is crucial to be aware of the percentage concentration of CBD products.
Method for calculating CBD strength:
So how do we know how much CBD is in a dropper? You can get the result by calculation.
One dropper can usually hold 1 ml of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a CBD tincture, you can use the formula below.
The total amount of CBD in the bottle / the number of milliliters in the bottle = the amount of CBD in a dropper
(For example: a 20ml CBD tincture containing 1000mg CBD: the amount of CBD per dropper: 1000/20=50mg CBD)
Of course, this method is not 100% accurate. But it can be used as a reference, which is much more meaningful than not measuring at all.
According to the above calculation method, you can have a good reference when ingesting CBD products. When you buy 20ml CBD tincture containing 1000mg CBD, if you want to take 50mg of CBD, you only need to take 1 drop of CBD tincture. The above calculation method is beneficial for us to take a more accurate CBD dose.
Can we trust the CBD product label
From the label of the CBD product, we can know the total amount of cannabinoids and even the CBD concentration of the product. But these conclusions can be meaningful on the basis that the product label is correct. In other words, we can’t trust on the CBD product label completely. Some users may experience a lot. They bought the CBD product and didn’t get any benefit from it after a few weeks of use, most likely it wasn’t as powerful as the label implied.
Therefore, we recommend that in order to ensure the strength of CBD products, users should purchase products from trusted brand manufacturers.
The types of different potency CBD oil
Even if there are dozens of different CBD manufacturers to choose from, most of them will provide at least two or three different potencies or concentrations of CBD oil. Which strength the user chooses depends on our actual needs– what you want to get from the product.
For the popular common CBD tinctures on the market, there are three main potencies types: 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1000 mg.
300mg – low potency CBD oil
In terms of effect, 300 mg of CBD oil is less effective. And it is a daily supplement for many people, especially for CBD sensitive individuals. For example, a single serving of the 300 mg (30 ml) bottle is equivalent to 15 drops of oil, which translates to a 7.5 mg dose of CBD.
This strength of CBD oil is a good daily supplement, and many people take a single daily dose to enhance the body’s immunity and prevent general diseases. In addition, this relatively low strength oil is well suited for individuals who are sensitive to CBD or cannabis in general. This is because they have a more active endocannabinoid system than others, they don’t require too much oil to achieve the effect they want. Of course, some people use 300 mg of oil to treat mild or moderate anxiety and mild body pain.
It is worth noted that a lot of people may not use a full dose because they are able to find relief with a small amount of oil. For example, a dose of about 3.5 mg ( which equates to 5-7 drops of oil).
600 mg – medium potency CBD oil
600 mg of CBD oil is a good “upgrade” option with a significant increase in strength or potency. Although they are the same 15 drops of oil for a single dose, the strength is different for each dose. The 300 mg bottle contains 7.5 mg of CBD per dose and the 600 mg bottle contains 15 mg of CBD per dose.
In general, many people use this strength to treat anxiety, pain, inflammation, and digestive problems. 600 mg is suitable for those who find that they have to take a larger dose than 300 mg to get an effective result.
1000 mg – high potency CBD oil
1000 mg oil is the highest strength option among these three CBD oils.
Because of the high intensity of this tincture, we do not recommend this high-potency tincture unless your condition is severe. Based on this, people often use it to treat severe insomnia, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and alleviate alcohol addiction.
In addition to the above three common CBD oils, there are many other products with different potency. The 300 mg bottle is a low potency option and is the oil that most people recommend to start with. However, once you start using CBD oil more frequently and can measure how much you need to get relief or therapy, then you can choose the more high-potency products as needed. For reference, the dosage will generally range from 5 mg to 100+ mg in one day. In the case of patients with epilepsy, they may need to take anywhere between 300 mg to 1000 mg per dose or more
Guide on using CBD oil
1. Start with a low strength of CBD oil
Starting with the lowest potency of CBD oil, we can adequately gauge how much CBD it takes to reduce your specific condition, such as alleviating chronic pain. This is because if you start with a low strength option, you’ll be able to start off with a dose of 1-2 mg. If that doesn’t work, you can gradually increase the dose until you find the most appropriate dose. If you don’t do that, but jump right into the high-strength 1,000 mg bottle, you’ll have no idea how much oil it actually took to provide relief.
In addition, before you understand how to find a suitable oil, you need to be aware that everyone’s internal biochemistry is different. Not everyone will respond to the same or get the same therapeutic effects from CBD oil. While your friend may only need a dose of 3 mg to relieve her anxiety, you may require several times that much in order to obtain the same results. In summary, we recommend that you start off with a low-potency oil, at least until you measure your body’s response to the CBD.
2. Understand the legality of CBD oil
CBD oil is not a recognized drug because it hasn’t been approved by the FDA. Therefore, even the best CBD oil on the market have to put a label on their products saying something like “this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”Fortunately, the CBD has been recognized and licensed by the federal government. And at the call of the federal and state governments, the FDA has begun to speed up the review of the CBD and CBD products.
3.Consult a doctor or professional
Before using CBD oil, please do not hesitate to discuss the correct use and dosage of CBD oil with your doctor or health professionals.