How much CBD can you take in a day? The answer depends on the CBD strength of the product, as well as your body chemistry and effects preferences. You may need to experiment with various products, doses, consumption methods, and potencies to find what works best. This handy guide should help you to make an informed decision on the ideal CBD strength of your oils.
How Potency Is Measured
In order to select the right CBD strength, first, you need to know how potency is measured. On most CBD oil products, you’ll see two measurements: mg (milligrams) and ml (milliliters). Milligrams refers to the concentration of CBD in the bottle, and milliliters refers to the size of the bottle itself.
While you may assume that determining the CBD mg strength is as easy as looking at the number of milligrams in the bottle, it’s important that you also consider the bottle size when determining potency and dosage. Let us explain how to calculate strength of tincture bottles.
For example, say you have a 100 mg 15 ml bottle and a 200 mg 30 ml bottle. Those are both the same strength — they’re just different size bottles. However, a 500 mg 60 ml bottle would be slightly stronger because there’s a higher concentration of CBD relative to the amount of total liquid.
The first two bottles would have a concentration of 6.6/mg per ml, whereas the 60 ml bottle would have a concentration of 8.3/mg per ml. To figure out the CBD mg strength, divide the bottle’s mg by its ml. 100 mg ÷ 15 ml = 6.6 milligrams per milliliter.
When you’re determining how much to dose, it’s also important that you know the size of the tincture dropper. For instance, you could have one oil that’s twice the potency of another, but if its dropper is also half the size of the other, one dropper-full of each is going to be the same strength.
Choosing the Right Strength
Now that you understand how CBD concentration is measured, you may be wondering which is right for you and how much CBD you can take in a day. The answer varies depending on your tolerance, effect preferences, and body chemistry as a whole. Many users take a much higher CBD strength than others, so it’s up to you to see what works.
Here are some general guidelines to get you started:
- Low: 7.5mg/per ml – Ideal for minor stress and/or minor aches and pains.
- Medium: 15mg/per ml – Ideal for moderate stress/pain or for digestive problems/inflammation
- High: 40+mg/ per ml – Ideal for intense pain/stress, sleeping disorders, and chronic pain
CBD is safe to take in higher quantities, so you may want to take more if you’re not experiencing your desired effects. It’s always smart to start with a low dose and work your way up gradually. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our in-house experts for further information on CBD mg strength.