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Understanding CBD Strengths

Understanding CBD Strengths

Users of CBD products, especially new users, sometimes find themselves struggling to figure out how strong a CBD product really is from the information on the label. Sometimes it’s not just as straight forward as reading the number of milligrams.

500mg, 1000mg, 2.5%, 8% –  are all examples of the kind of figures that are given on the labels of CBD products. But what do they mean when you’re trying to determine the strength of a product?

The number of mg typically refers to the total absolute amount of cannabinoids in the product (note this isn’t necessarily the same as the total amount of CBD). Most people measure doses in drops so understanding what the true strength of the CBD product you use is important. This is because there’s another variable that must be taken into account –  the volume of the product container.

For example if you have a 10ml bottle of CBD Oil which has 1000mg stated on the label, and a 20ml bottle that is also stated as 1000mg, then those two bottles have different strengths.

Drop for drop and ml for ml, the 20ml bottle is only half as strong as the 10ml bottle. Yes they both contain the same overall amount of cannabinoids, but if you measure your dose in drops or ml’s then you’re getting only half the amount of CBD when using the 20ml product.

Percentages are also given by suppliers. The percentage given represents the concentration, i.e. the true measure of the drop-for-drop strength of a product. For example, 1000mg of cannabinoids/CBD in a 10ml bottle is a concentration of 10%. 1000mg in a 20ml bottle is a 5% concentration.


So how do you figure out how much CBD is in a dropper?

Typically a dropper holds 1 ML of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a CBD tincture, you can use this simple formula to determine how much CBD is in its dropper:

[Total CBD in Bottle] ÷ [Number of Milliliters in Bottle] = MGs of CBD in a Dropper

For example, let’s say you have a 30ml CBD tincture that has 1500MG of CBD:

1500 ÷ 30 = 50MG of CBD per dropper

Now, if you’re proper dosage of CBD is 25MG, and a single dropper of that 1500MG tincture contains 50MG, you’d simply fill the dropper halfway.

Of course, this method isn’t 100% accurate, but it is more accurate than not measuring at all.

Remember, start with a small dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect dosage.

We hope that our CBD dosage guide was helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to engage in the comments section below.

This article was originally posted by CBDOrigin.

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