NEWSFLASH: CBD is not One Size Fits All! Bummer, I know. There is no single dose of CBD that is right for everyone and often, this is the primary frustration for those embarking on their cannabis journey. If you're new to CBD, it's fairly common that you'll have questions about how much CBD you should be taking. And with so many CBD Tinctures on the market, all with varying amounts of CBD, it can be pretty tough to figure out just how much CBD you're actually getting and equally as hard to find your own, personal sweet spot.
That perfect dose of CBD may seem elusive but trust us, it's not as hard as you think. With a few simple tips and a little bit of "Canna-Math" (not too much, I promise), you'll find your ideal dose and be well on your way to reaping all of the wonderful benefits of CBD.
Tip #1 - Scan The Label
This first step seems like a no-brainer, but CBD products can be a bit tricky for some. Because CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA*, you may notice a lack of standardization in labeling between brands, meaning that some labels contain information that others do not. What should be present is product information, ingredients, amount of CBD, basic use instructions and/or a QR code. All of this information is important in helping you find your ideal dose or sweet spot. Be sure to check for ingredients or additives that you may be sensitive to, any suggested uses or restrictions that you should be aware of, etc., prior to taking. Your experience may not be as pleasurable if you're allergic to a product ingredient or use it in a manner not recommended by the manufacturer.
Tip #2 - Divide and Conquer
Now's the time for a little "Canna-Math." On any given tincture label, you should be able to easily find the number of milligrams of CBD per bottle. In the case of Kinky Green's Just Peachy Tincture, that amount is 1500mg. That means that each 1oz bottle of Just Peachy Tincture contains 1500mg of Full Spectrum CBD.
But we don't ingest an entire bottle of CBD Tincture at a time, nor do we recommend it. Tincture is generally taken by the drop and often sold in 1oz or 2oz dropper bottles for ease of use. Because of this, it's important to know just how much CBD you are getting in every single drop, not just the amount per bottle. Knowing that there are approximately 591 drops per 1 oz bottle, you would take the total amount CBD and divide it by the number of drops in the bottle to find the "per drop" dosage rate.* So in the case of the Just Peachy Tincture, you would divide 1500mg by 591 drops. This gives you approximately 2.5mg of CBD per drop of the Just Peachy Tincture.
Let's try that again, but with the Bare Tincture. Bare Tincture is our unflavored, full-spectrum CBD tincture, containing 2500mg of CBD, and is sold in a 1oz dropper bottle. Using the same equation as above, divide the total amount of CDB (2500mg) by the number of drops per bottle (591) and you find that the Bare Tincture provides approximately 4.2mg per drop.
Tip #3 - Low & Slow
Now comes the fun part. It's time to find your preferred dose, or sweet spot. If you're new to CBD or new to a particular CBD product, you'll want to take some time to see how the CBD in that particular product may effect you. The beauty of CBD Tincture is that in taking it by the drop, you can ease up to your ideal dosage incrementally, finding your sweet spot at a pace that isn't rushed or overwhelming.
A low dose, for most people, is around 10-20mg. Using our Canna-Math equation from Tip #2, 10mg would be about 4 drops of the Just Peachy Tincture and little less than 2.5 drops of the Bare Tincture.
Tip #4 - Stop, Drop & GOAL
Our final tip to finding your CBD sweet spot is to Stop, Drop & Goal. If you're new to CBD, it is recommended that you start with a low dose and work your way up until you notice the desired effect. When taken sublingually (placing drops under the tongue), CBD Tincture is absorbed into the bloodstream, with effects noticed within about 15-20 minutes. This means that you'll be able to assess whether the current dose is too much, too little or just right within a matter of minutes.
After placing those first few drops underneath your tongue, STOP and hold it there for about 30-45 seconds. This gives the CBD adequate time to absorb properly. After that, you can swallow, if needed.
About 15-20 minutes after your initial sublingual dose, it's time to assess the effects. Was it too much, too little or just the right amount? If it's just right, there's nothing left to do but kick back and enjoy the bliss. If you don't like the way the product is making you feel (i.e. maybe you're too relaxed, jittery, confused, hyper-focused, etc.), it may mean that you've taking too much. Give it some time for these symptoms to subside and know that your ideal dosage is most likely less than what you've initially taken. You'll want to start at a lower dose next time.
Alternatively, if you don't feel anything after about 15-20 minutes, it's time to DROP a little more. The initial drops used may have been too few for your desired effect and that's why you don't seem to be noticing a difference. You can now add an additional DROP(s), hold it under your tongue for 30 seconds, then wait another 15-20 minutes to see if your desired effect is reached.***
Ultimately, you'll want to do this until you get the desired effect, keeping track of the total number of drops taken. Once you get there, that's your GOAL. This will be the number of drops that you'll start with the next time you use your tincture. Once you've hit your GOAL, you've found your Sweet Spot!!! How exciting!
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