Welcome to this three part series to help you choose and use CBD Hemp Oil.
Navigating the many CBD hemp oil products available can be confusing. But never fear – we are here to help. With a little research under your belt, you can be comfortable with your choice of product. That’s not to say that it might take a little trial and error as well.
In general, CBD hemp oil is available in tinctures, capsules and topicals. Other products available include vapes, edibles and drink mixes. Tinctures, capsules, edibles and drink mixes are ingested orally. Topicals (balms, creams and lotions) are applied directly onto the skin. Unflavored tinctures can be applied directly on the skin or they can be mixed with a base (such as coconut oil) to create a CBD hemp oil infused skin care product. CBD hemp oil may also be inhaled through the use of pen vaporizers (better known as vapes).
Each product can be used exclusively or in conjunction with each other. While it is extremely unlikely for anyone to overdose on CBD oil, taking too much provides no added benefit. Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported.
With so many products and brands to choose from, the range of choices can be quite overwhelming. At the CBD Garage we break down these choices along with some dosing guidelines to help you get started. If you still have questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-833-COLOCBD (1-833-265-6223) or email us at info@CBDGarage.com.
Tinctures are usually made with oil from hemp seed, coconut or palm MCT oil or even cod liver. Tinctures are produced with no added flavor (natural) or flavored with an extract such as peppermint. Tinctures are taken by squeezing a dropper of oil under the tongue. You can swish it around a little or just let it sit. There is no need to mix it with anything. While most people would not rave about the taste of CBD hemp oil, most don’t mind it. If the natural flavor doesn’t appeal to you, try one of the flavored tinctures. If you cannot tolerate the taste, a capsule may be a better alternative.
The volume or total amount of CBD hemp oil, concentration of CBD hemp per bottle/serving and serving size are important concepts to know. Dosage of CBD hemp oil is based on concentration and volume. Dosages for each person will vary based on the desired outcome. Dosages can usually be reduced to a minimum needed to maintain the desired outcome. Dosage will also change according to a person’s health, levels of stress and sleep, food choices and environmental exposure. In addition, each manufacturer’s product will affect each person differently based on plant strains, manufacturing process and base oil.
Volume refers to the amount of product or size of bottle. Each bottle contains a specific volume of product [i.e., 10 ml (milliliter), 50 ml, 100ml, etc]. The volume usually determines the total amount of CBD in each bottle. Alternatively, some manufacturers maintain consistent bottle size and increase the concentration or strength of the product.
CBD Concentration or Strength
The concentration or strength of CBD or cannabidiols refers to the relative amount of CBD contained within a particular volume of solution. Each manufacturer produces products of different concentrations. Most manufactures produce one or two strengths of product. In either case, this is why the serving size of each bottle may vary.
The serving size is based on the concentration in a particular volume measurement (or number of capsules). It is usually expressed as a measurement of the dropper (i.e., ½ dropper is equivalent to 0.5 ml). Each serving size will be different depending on the concentration of the product and the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Total CBD Concentration per Bottle
Each bottle of tincture (or capsules) contains a total amount of CBD expressed in milligrams (mg). The total amount of CBD can be confirmed by multiplying the milligrams per serving by the number of servings. For example, a bottle that has 60 servings of 5 milligrams each has a total amount of 300 mg of CBD.
To increase the total amount of CBD in each bottle, the manufacture usually increases the volume of each bottle. Some manufactures increase the amount of CBD in each bottle by increasing the concentration. In this case, the volume of each bottle will remain the same.
Capsules are a convieniet way to take CBD hemp oil. There are many different types of capsules available. Capsules may be filled with either oil or powder. Similar to tinctures, the total amount of CBD in each bottle is based on the number of capsules and the concentration of CBD in each capsule. Capsules typically contain 15 mg of CBD. However, capsules can range from 10 mg, 25 mg up to 50 mg of CBD.
Liposomal CBD is a delivery system that encapsulates CBD hemp oil into nanoparticles, bringing the power of intravenous delivery into a convenient oral ingestion. Nanoparticles consist of natural phospholipids that support cellular health and enable CBD hemp oil to be delivered directly into the cell. Liposomal CBD is very popular with athletes. A typical dose for liposomal CBD is a third of traditional oil based CBD products. The liposomal CBD hemp oil we carry is from Quicksilver Scientific. Since its works very quickly, it’s a great product to carry around for immediate use.
Typically, you don’t have to worry about the dosage of topicals. They are applied to the skin liberally to get the desired effect (i.e., to relieve sore muscles or joints). On the other hand, it is important to pay attention to the dosage of capsules and tinctures. Depending on the health condition, many people try out the topicals initially and move toward a tincture or capsule.
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