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?
Sam, our hapihemp founder explains a little more about 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% strength just means it contains 500mg of CBD, and 15% strength means there is 1500mg of CBD. So, with some simple maths (and with me, it has to be simple!), we can see that if there are approximately 200 drops of oil in these bottles then it works out like this:
10ml of 5% CBD oil is 500mg of CBD. Divide this by 200 drops and you get 2.5mg of CBD per drop. To have 10mg of CBD per day you would need 4 drops daily.
10ml of 15% CBD oil is 1500mg of CBD. Divide this by 200 drops and you get 7.5mg of CBD per drop. Just two drops would give you 15mg of CBD daily.
So, you can 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 10/15mg of CBD per day really 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! A great way to try our different products at an affordable price would be to try our CBD Starter Kit which we put together for customers who wish to sample different ways to try CBD. It includes our lowest strength 2.5% CBD Oil which is a great choice as a starting oil if you are unsure what strength you will need and especially for those who find they are sensitive and don’t need much at all.
Also, it’s important to note that dosage is the same whether you are using a full-spectrum CBD oil or a THC free CBD oil. If you would like to read more on the difference between our full-spectrum and THC free CBD oils and why we offer both, you can do so here: The Difference Between Full Spectrum and THC Free Oil
Other CBD products
Using the same maths, you can work out the mg of CBD in all our products, here are some examples…
CBD Tranquil Tea = 10mg of CBD per teaspoon
CBD Capsules = 20mg of CBD per capsule
CBD Patches = 20mg of CBD per patch
The Overall Picture
So, if I have 4 drops of 5% CBD oil each day (10mg of CBD) + 2 *applications of our CBD Oil Roller on my forehead in the daytime (12mg of CBD) + a calming cup of CBD Tranquil Tea before bed (10mg of CBD), even with all those different CBD applications I’ve only totalled 32mg as my daily CBD intake. Not even half of the FSA’s recommended maximum daily dose of 70mg.
*average application = 50 applications per bottle
When you’re new to CBD there can be quite a lot to learn and not all information available is easy to understand which is why I put this together. I hope this has helped make sense of some of the information you have learned about CBD and how much to take but if you still have questions and want to know more about CBD, we have many helpful blogs on our website covering a variety of CBD topics.