There is no straight answer for that question. The appropriate serving size for CBD hemp oil in any form differs for every person, just like the correct amount of salt on your french fries. Factors such as size, metabolism and desired result are keys to finding the correct amount specific to your body.
Why Choose CBD Hemp Oil Over Other Forms of CBD?
Oil is arguably the easiest and most effective method of administration for CBD. Unlike edibles, capsules, vaping or smoking CBD hemp oil bypasses two systems in the body that can lessen the desired effects: The pulmonary system, which comprise the lungs and the digestive system.
CBD hemp oil is taken sublingually (under the tongue) and is routed directly into the bloodstream. This allows for a more rapid end effect using all of the oil that is administered. There is also no vape-kit or other equipment necessary. CBD edibles, although delicious, may take hours to show effects and are most effective on an empty stomach.
Both the pulmonary and digestive systems dilute the substance before it gets that far. The liver is part of the digestive system. This organ is extremely effective at diluting compounds that pass through it. That does not mean that these methods of getting CBD into the system don’t work. They just are not the most effective of the options available.
Never try and vape CBD hemp oil that is made for sublingual use. It is not the same thing.
Using the Old School Method
When you are a child and you have a headache, you go to mom and say, “Mom, I have a headache.” She goes to the cupboard, hands you a pill and you take it. The headache goes away.
Maybe you are a little older and then it’s, “Mom, I have a really bad headache.” She goes back to the cupboard and hands you two pills. And that works.
Overtime, eventually you say the same thing and her reply is “The pills are in the cupboard.” Now you have to make a decision using the example that has been set by you mom, on how many pills should be taken to achieve the desired result.
Checking the Label
Think of the label on the product as Mom. You get to be the kid again (wouldn’t that be great?). Once you understand the general guidelines, you can make an educated decision on what is best for you. Let’s take a look at the label.
How much CBD Hemp Oil is in There?
First of all, you should know how much CBD Hemp Oil is in your bottle. Measurements for liquid oils are typically in milligrams (mg). If you don’t know how much CBD is in there you could potentially be getting a bottle of some other oil with a hint of CBD. That being said, most CBD hemp oil is combined with additional oils for added health benefits and a more efficient way to administer the compound throughout the body.
Just When You Thought You Would Never Use Algebra
This may take a little bit of math but it will look like this amount of CBD in the bottle divided by volume of liquid in the bottle . (Now we are really taking it back to old school – by that we mean algebra class, and no it is not always this difficult.)
Example: Receptra Plus comes in a 30mL bottle. Each bottle has 1500mg of CBD.
1500 / 30 = 50mg CBD per mL . . . And there you go!
Without the Math
If that sounded complicated, don’t worry. Receptra Naturals lists the strength per bottle while you are shopping so you know what you are getting. The recommended serving for the Plus is one dropper 2 to 3 times a day. That is .9 mL meaning it is ~40mg per dropper. That was a lot easier!
Factors in Deciding Your Serving of CBD Hemp Oil
It can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes on average to feel the effects of the oil when administered sublingually (under the tongue). Again, this is just an average. It can take longer or shorter depending on your body, though CBD is more often about what you don’t feel.
We suggest starting with the low serving and evaluating how you feel at that amount for a couple of days, then adjust as necessary. If you are using the compound to achieve a specific purpose, you may require more than the maintenance serving. There are no known negative reactions to high levels of CBD hemp oil, though the benefits level out at a certain point and may cause a more relaxed effect than desired.
In December 2017 the World Health Organization reported that there have been no adverse outcomes, but several medical applications for cannabidiol (CBD). The report stated that naturally occurring CBD is well-tolerated in humans and animals, safe and not associated with any negative public health effects. It is also non-addictive. Research on CBD is still being conducted to scientifically verify many potential benefits.
Not All CBD Hemp Oil is Created Equal
At Receptra Naturals, all of our pure CBD hemp oil is extracted in our fully licensed extraction facility in Colorado. During each step of production, Receptra’s expert lab technicians take special care to create safe and contaminant free, pure cbd oils. All of our pure hemp oil is extracted from premium hemp flower. Receptra ensures a full spectrum of hemp’s cannabinoids without using the plant’s seeds, stems or stalks.
Each batch of Receptra hemp oil is submitted for third-party testing. We share our testing results with our customers to ensure full transparency into our process and products. Third party testing and validation allows us to guarantee consistent, pure hemp extracts in all of our products.
Why We Say “Serving” Instead of CBD Dosage
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines, CBD hemp oil products are not registered to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. CBD hemp oil products are dietary supplements and serving size is the appropriate term rather than CBD dosage.
If you have any questions about how much CBD hemp oil you should be taking, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Receptra Naturals. We will help you find the serving size that is appropriate to optimize your health.