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.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
One of the most common complaints we hear about CBD is not that doesn’t work, but that figuring out the right dose can be a real pain. So we created a CBD dosage calculator that figures it all out for you and makes dosing incredibly easy. Make sure that when you are entering in your information that you only enter numbers. If you enter letters (oz, mg, lbs), then you will not get a reading and it will say Naan.
Our calculator will show you:
- Your suggested minimum, average, and maximum daily dose based on your weight.
- How much CBD is in a single drop and how many drops you’ll need for the above doses.
- The concentration of your CBD bottle and how many drops your bottle has in total.
It’s safe to say our CBD dosing calculator shows you a lot, but don’t worry it’s incredibly easy to use.
All you need is three easy to find numbers, and in three steps you’ll be on your way:
- The first step is to input the size of your bottle in ml.
- Second step you’ll want to enter the total mg of CBD that is in the bottle.
- Last, you’ll need to enter your weight.
If you’re not sure what your weight is, that’s completely fine as long as you have a general guesstimate and preferably are using full spectrum CBD oil.
Dosing with full spectrum CBD oil allows you to work within a ballpark, so even when your dosage is off, you’re still rewarded with numerous therapeutic benefits.
Welcome to better health with CBD oil.
What dosing with CBD looks like?
There are so many ways people use CBD, and much of it comes down to personal preference and experimenting around to find what best works.
You can apply CBD in a number of ways, with different dosages for different medical conditions and it can really make your head spin. So let’s break it down in simple steps.
Use these steps as jumping-off points and feel free to customize any step for better CBD therapy. How much CBD you take and when, really comes down to what works best for you.
If that’s 5 mg for preventive health, that’s wonderful. If it’s 30 mg multiple times a day, that’s just as awesome.
Step 1. If you’ve never used CBD before try our Full Spectrum PurCBD+ Oil . This form offers a few extra benefits and makes up the bases for most other forms of CBD.
Step 2. Use our CBD dosage calculator and start in low dosing tier once or twice a day for the first week. Low tier = 0.022mg/lb or 0.05.mg/kg
Step 3. After week 1, feel free to increase your dose as needed. You can experiment by doubling or tripling your first-week dosage. You’ll likely find a certain amount were taking more CBD doesn’t really help that much more.
Pretty simple right! We recommend the oil form for first timers because when you hold it on or under your tongue for 30-60 seconds, you greatly speed up the rate when effects are felt.
This is great for judging how CBD is working for you. Plus, you can slowly increase your dose in small increments.
We always recommend using our CBD dosage calculator whenever changing your CBD dosage.
However, we don’t recommend this because of the dangers associated with high dosages.
Instead, we find that most people like having a few different dosages that they take depending on the severity of their medical condition on any given day.
For example, they may take a 15 mg CBD dosage for anxiety to help prevent it. However, if they are experiencing an anxiety attack, they may use 30 mg or more.
What happens if you take too much CBD?
The most likely thing that will happen is just a more potent and relaxing CBD session. There is a good chance you may feel tired if you go over 100 mg, but this isn’t a guarantee, and no harm comes from this side effect.
If your body isn’t used to taking CBD, throwing a lot at it can make your stomach upset. This is a normal biological response whenever something foreign enters the body the first few times, and once the stomach realizes CBD isn’t an irritant, nausea should pass.
CBD is a known inhibitor of CYP450 enzymes
This is the one side effect of concern and it only applies when taking a prescription drug metabolized in the liver. CBD inhibits CYP450 enzymes. Kale and turmeric can inhibit these same enzymes, along with grapefruit , red wine, and St John’s Wort.
When you inhibit CYP enzymes, you risk delaying the breakdown of drugs metabolized in the liver — about 50% of prescription pharmaceutical. By delaying their breakdown you raise their potency.
This is the one side effect of concern, and it only applies when taking a hepatic drug (metabolized in the liver).
How much CBD for anxiety, pain, epilepsy, and more?
This is one of the most asked questions we get, and we have an easy answer.
After your first week using a low tier dose of CBD, you’ll have a much better idea of how CBD works and feels. From here, many with chronic health conditions will jump up to a medium tier dosage and find that it equally helps with their anxiety, inflammation, appetite, etc. A generic average dose is 15-30 mg a day.
If you’re looking to treat chronic insomnia that isn’t related to external sleep disturbances — like pain, mood, etc. — a strong tier dose is recommended.
For the average person, this is anywhere over 100 mg — if you describe yourself as petite or are on the shorter/skinner side, you may feel tired with doses lower than 100 mg.
Remember, unless you’re on dosage sensitive drug metabolized by CYP enzymes, you will likely not run into any side effects even when taking several hundred milligrams of CBD a day.
Does dosing change when using different versions of CBD?
Yes, and no. The amount of CBD you find works best for you will likely not change when jumping between tinctures, capsules, or edibles.
The tincture can absorb into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane of the mouth — this greatly speeds up CBD start time and looks like it increases its bioavailability.
The former advantage is why many go with tinctures. The latter works in principle, but most people don’t seem to notice an issue with their dosage when changing to a version that passes through the digestive tract first like capsules.
When it comes to choosing which CBD is right for you, it really comes down more to personal preference. So let’s see which of our CBDs works best for your needs.
Choosing Which CBD is Right For You
Tinctures ( Full Spectrum PurCBD+ & PurCBD+ Isolate )
If you want precision dosing and fast relief, you want the original and standard CBD oil. You may feel CBD working with 5-20 minutes, and you can easily dose at whatever amount you prefer — be it 1 mg or 73 mg.
Full Spectrum: Right off the bat, if you’ve never used CBD before and don’t consider yourself a very picky eater we recommend Full Spectrum PurCBD+.
Full spectrum dosing works like climbing stairs — take more, and you’ll feel more. With the next form, you have to hit within a dosing window, which is unique to you and this takes trial and error.
We offer our Full Spectrum PurCBD+ in three different concentration sizes, and our CBD oil dosage calculator will help point you in the right direction. If you’re looking for just a bit of CBD go for a smaller size.
If you need to take a lot, grab a more concentrated version so you’re not consuming a lot of oil. Here is a chart to see how CBD is in each version.
How many mg in a drop of CBD:
- PurCBD 250 MG: 1 drop = 0.18 mg CBD
- PurCBD 750 MG: 1 drop = 0.54 mg CBD
- PurCBD 1500 MG: 1 drop = 1.08 mg CBD
Nano-enhanced CBD Isolate: U nlike full spectrum, CBD isolate doesn’t have the other molecules found in hemp that increase CBD’s bio-absorption.
We’ve nano-enhanced our CBD Isolate oil to improve CBD’s absorption in the body so unlike other isolates you have a much better chance at feeling CBD’s full effects.
It can still be tricky so we suggest full spectrum first because as long as you take enough, you’ll always feel it helping.
However, in rare cases, some people feel tired with full spectrum CBD at even with lower doses — the thought is they are more sensitive to one of the other phytocannabinoids in full spectrum.
Isolate provides you with two ways to avoid this:
- First, you can just take CBD isolate on its own which is only CBD.
- Second, you can boost the ratio of CBD to other cannabinoids by taking both isolate and full spectrum together.
Capsules (PurHemp Gold Extra Strength)
If you hate the taste of oils, capsules offer a great way for you to still enjoy CBD. Their biggest pro is they are flavorless and easy to take. A disadvantage is capsules will offer a one-size-fits-all dose at 15 mg per capsules.
But a majority of people don’t mind this at all and many find 15 mg and 30 mg perfect amounts for both mild and severe chronic conditions, respectively. In fact, this is why you see most CBD capsules on the market contain 15 mg a piece.
In our opinion, the only big negative is they can take up to an hour before providing relief. However, with an empty stomach, effects can be felt in just 30 minutes.
This is just like taking an over-the-counter medication in pill form, so most have no issues waiting up to an hour.
Topicals (CBD Skin Care)
Here’s where you can pretty much forget about how much CBD to take. Topicals will directly target the area they are applied to, and relief can happen within 10-20 minutes. Simply apply more CBD cream if needed.
VitaLeaf’s products combine pure hemp extract oil and other all-natural ingredients to create daily supplements. All our hemp oil products are made with non-GMO hemp grown free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and herbicides and put through a 3rd party test to ensure reliability and to protect the end user from contamination. Designed for the entire family.