CBD dosages can be a little confusing to say the least!
Which strength should you buy? How many drops should you take? How much is too much?
Hapi hemp founder explains a little more about our doses and quantities.
The important thing to remember is that the FSA (Food Standards Agency) recommend that an adult does not take more than 70mg of CBD a day, unless a doctor agrees more.
If you’re using CBD oil for the first time, we always recommend you start with nothing stronger than a 5% oil as some people need much less than others and if you buy a higher strength, just one drop may initially be too much. In our 10ml bottles, 5% just means 500mg of CBD, and 15% means 1500mg of CBD. So with some simple maths (and with me it has to be simple!)we can see that if there is approximately 200 drops of oil in these bottles then it works out like this:
10ml of 5% CBD oil is 500mg. Divide this by 200 drops and you get 2.5mg of CBD per drop. 28 drops per day = 70mg
10ml of 15% CBD oil is 1500mg. Divide this by 200 drops and you get 7.5mg of CBD per drop. 9 drops per day = 67.5mg
So you can be rest assured that you can have quite a few drops per day before you are anywhere near the FSA’s recommended limit.
Most people find just 4/5 drops per day of the 5% oil is plenty at least to start with, however you also have the option to try lots of alternative ways to take your CBD and it is great to mix it up a little!
Also its important to note that it’s the same whether you are using a full spectrum or a THC free CBD oil. If you would like to read more on
Using the same maths, you can work out the mg of CBD in all our products, here are some examples…
CBD Tranquil Tea = 10mg per teaspoon
CBD Superfood Mix = 10mg per teaspoon
CBD+ Massage oil = 6mg per ml of fluid
CBD+ Oil Roller = 6mg of CBD per average application*
CBD+ Hand & Nail Cream = 1.6mg of CBD per pump
So, if I have 4 drops of 5% CBD oil each day (10mg) + Superfood mix on my breakfast or in my morning latte (10mg) + 2 applications of the oil roller on my forehead in the daytime (12mg) + a calming cup of CBD tea before bed (10mg), even with all those CBD applications I’ve only totalled 42mg as my daily CBD intake.
*average application = 50 applications per bottle