A comprehensive guide on how to use CBD oil. How much do I take? When should I take it? We've created a guide to help you discover best way take CBD oil. Wondering how many drops of CBD oil you should take? Decode your perfect dosage with tips from Cannaray CBD’s Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn. How to Take CBD Oil 101: How to figure out your ideal CBD oil dosage, how to use CBD oil Did you just buy CBD oil and realize there’s no dosage instructions for how to take CBD oil on the
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One of our most common questions that we are asked is how to use CBD oil and what dosage should new users take. Since CBD oil is not a one-size-fits-all supplement, it can be difficult to nail down exactly what the best recommendation will be. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help walk you through using your tincture.
1. Choose your CBD flavor.
If you have chosen a tincture as your preferred form of CBD, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself before taking your tincture. Ask yourself — do you want to take an unflavored or flavored tincture? Because tinctures are oil that are taken orally, unflavored tinctures tend to be an acquired taste. If you’re just starting out with CBD, we would recommend trying a flavored CBD oil, like Populum’s full-spectrum orange-infused tincture.
2. Choose your CBD dosage.
Now that you have your tincture, it’s time to figure out your dosage. Since CBD oil is not a one-size-fits-all supplement, it can be difficult to nail down exactly what the best recommendation will be.
We recommend 8 to 8.5 mg of hemp CBD oil per day to start. This amount will vary depending on the CBD concentration you purchased. Here’s a short breakdown of how concentration differs among our full-spectrum tinctures:
250mg concentration: Take a 1ml (i.e. a full dropper) for 8mg of hemp CBD oil. A 250mg concentration is a great option for first-time CBD users. It allows users to adopt the “slow and steady” approach, meaning you can start with very small amounts of CBD oil and dose up to determine your optimal concentration.
500mg concentration: Take .5ml (i.e. a half dropper) for 8mg of hemp CBD oil. The 500mg full-spectrum tincture is Populum’s best seller, and for good reason. It provides all the benefits of the 250mg but double the concentration. As a first-time CBD user, you can easily dose the 500mg up or down.
1000mg concentration: Take .25ml (i.e. a quarter dropper) for 8mg of hemp CBD oil. If you have tried CBD a few times and are looking for something that’s a little stronger, we would recommend trying the 1000mg. While you can still start with a quarter dropper and get 8mg of hemp CBD oil per day, you can also quickly scale up your dosage.
2000mg concentration: Take .12ml (i.e. half of a quarter dropper) for 8mg of hemp CBD oil. Populum developed the 2000mg concentration as a result of consumer demand. We have customers who have ordered from us monthly since our founding in 2016. For these experienced CBD users, they are looking for a more concentrated CBD supplement when taking their CBD oil tincture.
To learn more about dosage recommendations, check out this infographic.
3. How to Take CBD Oil.
If you’re new to CBD, it’s important to know how to use CBD oil. The most effective way to administer our CBD is to take it sublingually, which means under your tongue. Here are 4 easy steps:
Fill up the dropper with your desired oil dosage (see step 2 for recommendations on how much CBD to take when starting your routine)
Squeeze the oil under your tongue but do not swallow
Allow the oil to sit under your tongue for 30 seconds
Swallow the oil after 30 seconds
We recommend allowing it to sit under your tongue for 30 seconds, then use your tongue to distribute the remaining oil to your inner cheeks. This method allows for maximum absorption and helps the supplement enter your bloodstream more instantaneously.
For best results, we suggest taking after a meal. When nutrients are present, our body can more readily absorb additional compounds like vitamins, supplements, or medications. Think about it this way: the body can absorb the CBD oil better when it isn’t hungry for other nutrients. Like your breakfast.
To see a demonstration of how to take CBD oil, watch our video at the top of this article, which goes over the process with step-by-step instructions.
4. Establish a routine.
Routine is crucial to understanding how your body responds to CBD oil. Most people take their dosage in a single serving, but you could try splitting your dosage into two or more servings throughout the day. Finding what’s right for you requires experimentation – CBD doesn’t behave the same for everyone. But once you do find what works for you, repeat that every day to develop a consistent routine that your body can rely on. One thing our bodies do agree on: they thrive on regularity.
When considering how to take CBD oil and establishing a CBD oil routine be sure to ask yourself these questions:
Am I feeling immediate effects from taking CBD? CBD works differently for everyone. For some, they will immediately get their desired effect when taking CBD. For others, it takes time for the CBD to accumulate in their systems to feel the impacts.
What is my desired effect from taking CBD? Ask yourself what am I trying to achieve by taking CBD. Are you taking CBD just as part of your overall wellness routine? Are you taking CBD for sleep? Depending on what you’re trying to achieve you will want to experiment with your dosage, and potentially the form of CBD. For example, if you started out by taking a tincture, but feel the effects are too immediate, you may consider trying hemp CBD capsules. Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD Capsules are digested and absorbed, which allows for a slower release of CBD.
After taking CBD for 30 days, how do I feel? Do I notice any differences in overall wellness? It’s human nature to want things to happen immediately, but at Populum we encourage all our customers to be consistent with their CBD routine for 30 days to achieve their desired results. If you try CBD for 30 days and you’re not feeling the impacts you wanted, try reading our article on 5 Reasons Why CBD Isn’t Working For You for tips to help ensure you are getting the results you want.
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5. Ask us for help.
Do you still have questions on how to take CBD oil? We’re here for that! We have customer service representatives dedicated specifically to helping you understand CBD oil, and they’ll answer all your questions as best they can.
You can reach out to us via chat, email, or by phone during our regular business hours: 8am-5pm CT. If we miss you, just leave us a message. We promise we’ll see it and we’ll get back to you. We’re here to ensure you can try pure CBD oil in such a way that you’ll know you did it right, gave it plenty of time, and all your questions were addressed. And if you’re nervous it won’t work for you? Take advantage of our 30-day trial on your first bottle. If it doesn’t work, we’ll take it back – no questions asked.
How Many Drops of CBD Oil Should I Take?
It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked at Cannaray, and the answer is: there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage. It’s different for everyone. However, we typically recommend taking the recommended guidance on pack per day at first, then adjusting up (to a maximum of 70mg CBD per day) or down as and when you feel you’re ready. It’s all about listening to your body.
Gregor Zorn, Chief Scientific Officer
But if you want the full lowdown on decoding your dosage, we’ve got all the tips you need right here, courtesy of our Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn. Below, he reveals how to take your CBD oil, plus four steps that will help you decide on your perfect number of drops.
First, how do I take CBD oil drops?
It’s easy. All you have to do is squeeze your CBD oil underneath your tongue, hold it there for 90 seconds while it absorbs, then swallow whatever is left. You can also add our Bright Days CBD Oil and Night CBD Oil Drops to your favourite food and drinks. See our inspiration for CBD recipes and more tips on cooking with CBD oil over on the Cannaray Journal.
1. Find Your Formula
“For a CBD first-timer, your goal should be to find the right dosage that works uniquely for you,” says Gregor. “It’s different for everyone and because CBD is a food supplement and not a medication, it doesn’t necessarily change by body weight – although this can be a factor.
That said, Gregor recommends “you start low and go slow” with a small dosage. This can be anywhere from 25mg upwards, around 0.5ml of CBD oil, although we tend to find that a dosage around 50mg upwards is what our customers find optimal.
That’s why you’ll find the perfect entry-level amount in the CBD Oil Discovery Kit. A great kit for beginners containing 10ml of our Bright Days CBD Oil Drops and Night Time CBD Oil Drops. Start with 0.5 – 1ml dropper of oil (measured with the glass pipette), equivalent to 25mg – 50mg CBD.
How to Take CBD Oil 101: How to figure out your ideal CBD oil dosage, how to use CBD oil
Did you just buy CBD oil and realize there’s no dosage instructions for how to take CBD oil on the package? How do you know how much CBD oil to take? How do you even take it? Here’s the information you wish was included with the product. This post will help you answer:
How do you figure out the proper dosage of CBD oil? How many milligrams of CBD should I take?
How do you take CBD oil?
It’s funny how the market is flooded with CBD options, but so few take the time to educate on dosage and exactly how to consume it. Whether it’s assumptions that consumers know how to use the product or a measure of leaving it up to each consumer to ‘choose their own adventure’, many people’s first experience with CBD oil is one of annoyance and confusion. Especially after spending so much money.
Why don’t some CBD companies list a dosage? Why is it just telling me how many milligrams of CBD are in the container?
Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no official Recommended Daily Intake value (RDI- you’ll recognize this acronym from the back of some packages for items like Vitamin C or Iron). Therefore…there’s no official regulated serving size for CBD.
How do I know how much CBD oil to take? What’s a dosage?
Some companies list a recommended dosage. It could say ‘take two droppers’ or ‘take one teaspoon’. From here you can calculate how many milligrams are in the recommended serving from the company.
Take the total CBD milligrams listed on the bottle and divide by total milliliters in the bottle. Since most droppers hold 1 milliliter of fluid, you can assume the resulting number will tell you how many milligrams are in each dropper.
Example: 300 mg CBD bottle divided by 30 mL= 10 milligrams per dropper
But in general, a dosage, whatever it might be, might not be right for you. Or it might be right for you, but not your friend and therein lies the confusion. CBD works differently for everyone depending on weight, what your focus is for usage (anxiety, sleep, pain, etc), your gender and just how your body reacts to things. It’s going to take trial and error to find the right dosage, and to be honest, that might make people jump ship before they’ve figured out their CBD sweet spot. Even then, throughout your entire life, your dosage needs may shift (hormones change, needs change etc).
As a starting point, start low and adjust incrementally. Don’t move from a CBD dosage of 15 milligrams to 60 milligrams overnight. Take your time to find out what’s just right. Keep going. Keep records. You can definitely figure this out.
The general starting point recommendation for CBD dosages is between 1-6 milligrams of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight and taking into account pain level or other ailment severity.
Example: a 160 pound person might start at a dosage of 16 milligrams but could need 96 milligrams.
That’s a pretty big range, right? No two people are the same. Your dosage is for you.