How Much CBD Should I Take?
CBD for beginners can be pretty confusing, especially since there’s no recommended daily intake or RDI for CBD yet. Yes, you can follow what’s stated in the instruction, but sometimes, the dose may or may not work for you. Remember, we’re built differently, so how we react to CBD also differs.
Figuring out the best CBD dose means a trial-and-error approach. This may take a bit of time, but this is also the beauty of using CBD oil . It’s more of a personalized natural approach, so your CBD oil dosage perfectly fits your health needs.
So, how do you get that perfect CBD dose?
How Much CBD is in One Drop?
CBD oils come in different potencies and bottle sizes, so you’ll need a little math to know how many drops of CBD oil is in a bottle and how many milligrams each drop contains. That being said, each product page at ICARIA has all this math done for you, so if you don’t have to.
Let’s say you bought one of our THEIA 1500 mg CBD Oil (30 ml bottle), there are 20 full droppers in a bottle with 40 drops in each full dropper.
The first step is to divide 1500 by 30 full droppers, which gives you 50. This means that one full dropper of THEIA should give you about 50 mg of CBD.
To get how many milligrams are in one drop, just divide 50 by 40. This should give you 1.25 mg of CBD per drop. So if you wish to take 25mg of CBD, then you’d need to take 20 drops of THEIA.
Here is the example of this math on the product page of THEIA 1500mg.
CBD oil is made out of a carrier oil like coconut oil or hemp oil and CBD extract. That’s it. The amount of CBD extract in a bottle of CBD oil is measured in mg. ICARIA’s oils range from 500mg to 3000mg of CBD extract per bottle.
So depending on the size of the bottle and the amount of CBD extract the concentration of CBD oil changes.
For our other ICARIA CBD oils, here are their CBD concentration per drop:
- THEIA LIGHT 750 mg 30 ml — 0.625 mg of CBD per drop
- THEIA 1500 mg 30 ml — 1.25 mg of CBD per drop
- HARMONIA 3000 mg 30 ml — 2.5 mg of CBD per drop
Best CBD Oil Dosages for Specific Symptoms
If you’re wondering “ how much CBD should I take for anxiety ” or other symptoms you may have, there is not direct answer to that as we are all so different. You can use our Dosage Journal to help you figure out the best dosage for you.
There are plenty of studies done on CBD and how it is affective for symptoms of anxiety, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy (Dravet’s syndrome), insomnia and many more. However, when you look at those studies their dosages of CBD oil vary greatly from 5ml to 500ml. So one’s CBD dosage for pain can be 20mg and another 200mg.
Only you can figure out what works for you. You can start by taking more CBD oil than you need and then lowering it once you feel that CBD is working for you.
The best tips for dosages we can give you are these: if you are usually sensitive to supplements, start with 5-10 drops. If you aren’t very sensitive, then do 15-30 drops. If you have a severe pain or really need CBD to work, start with 20-80 drops (half to two full droppers).
The most important step: HOLD IT under the tongue.
If you don’t hold it, CBD might take hours to work depending on your digestion. We want CBD to get absorbed under the tongue. So hold it for as long as you can, 2-5 minutes ideally.
Wait 15 minutes.
If you don’t feel any relief from anxiety, stress, pain or insomnia, then repeat the steps.
Repeat the whole process again if needed. You aren’t going to feel anything different or unusual, you should feel an absence of uncomfortable feelings. Read more about how CBD oil makes you feel here.
Just remember there isn’t a right or wrong dose for CBD – it is all very individual.
Benefit and Research of CBD Oil
CBD is a safe cannabinoid to take on a daily basis. According to the World Health Organization , not only is CBD non-psychoactive but non-toxic as well.
CBD oil benefits millions of people across the globe with various symptoms. It works wonders for even treatment-resistant pain , and it helps relieve anxiety and depression . It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent that helps control inflammation, a natural protective mechanism of the body that can also worsen many diseases and disorders.
CBD does produce mild side effects, like dry mouth or lightheadedness, but if you’re wondering about the pros and cons of CBD oil , know that the benefits of using CBD oil far outweigh its side effects, which are mostly well-tolerated by CBD users, anyway.
What is ICARIA CBD oil?
You’ll find many CBD oils in the market and online. But if you’re wondering where to buy CBD oil in Canada that’s safe and of premium quality, then visit ICARIA.
We source our CBD from premium-grade, organically grown hemp, so you’re assured that our oils are free from artificial pesticides as well as fertilizers.
Moreover, all our CBD products underwent rigid laboratory testing by a verified third party. Our certificates of analysis show no presence of contaminants like harmful residues and microbes and prove that there is not THC and the right amount of CBD in the products.
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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, and how the natural components of our products work to provide their range of benefits.
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.
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 f”ull 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.