Common Misconceptions about CBD Content and Dosage in CBD Products

Common Misconceptions about CBD Content and Dosage in CBD ProductsIn this Article we are talking about general misconceptions about the dosage of CBD. We’ve seen a lot of people getting wrong lately and there’s a good chance that you’re getting it wrong yourself. Read on because we are going to clarify everything.

When you see a bottle of CBD oil, you always see on the front the total amount of milligrams in the bottle. For instance, typical ones are 300 milligrams, 500 milligrams, 1000 milligrams and so on and so forth.

The stated CBD content of the product is not the dose

We see many people who misunderstand two things. The first thing they misunderstand is that they mistakenly believe that this number on the front is the milligram CBD per dose. So let’s say, in a bottle of CBD there can be typically anywhere from 20 – 30 doses on average. It depends on of course how much you’re taking. But if we go by the serving size that’s a typical amount. If it’s a bigger bottle maybe it’s 50 or even more. It all depends on the manufacturer how they divided up on the serving size.

But the point is, the number on the front of the bottle 300, 500, 1250 or whatever you’re seeing that’s the total amount of CBD in the bottle. It’s not the total amount of CBD per dose. The total amount of CBD per dose will be listed in the supplement facts as a serving size on the label of the bottle.

Let’s say for example 1250 mg and it’ll be that number divided up into however many servings are in the bottle. That’s the first thing to make sure you understand. The number on the front is not the amount of CBD per dose in that bottle, it’s the full total amount of CBD in the whole bottle. And every dose will be a fraction of that.

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The next thing is a little bit trickier. The next thing that people get wrong is, they say to themselves: Okay I want a higher dose of CBD because I want to use it for pain (example). I tried a little bit before but I want to see if a higher dose will work. So I’m going to get the bottle with the higher number on it. I’m not going to get the 300 milligram, I’m going to get the 1000 milligram.

And what they’re thinking is, if they get this higher one it’s going to have more CBD in it. It’s going to be more concentrated for each dose. Sometimes that’s right but sometimes it’s not. And that’s why you have to check every time on the label how much CBD is in each serving or in each drop.

For example:

  • 1 bottle with 400 mg CBD in total and 10 ml content

Compared with:

  • 1 bottle with 1200 mg CBD in total and 30 ml content

Both Products has the same CBD concentration, meaning the same amount of CBD per drop. But the bottle with 1200 mg CBD has more CBD in it in total, meaning more servings.

One drop of a dropper has around 0.05 ml. This will allow you to calculate how much CBD is in a drop of CBD oil for a particular product.

Another Example:

  • 1 bottle with 250 mg CBD in total and 10 ml content

Compared with:

  • 1 bottle with 1250 mg CBD in total and 10 ml content

Because both bottles has the same content of fluid in it (10ml) but different CBD content, the one with 1250 mg CBD is more concentrated. Meaning it has more CBD in each drop of CBD Oil.

Let’s calculate the CBD content per drop for those products:

10 ml divided by 0.05 (one drop) = 200 drops

  • 250 mg CBD divided by 200 drops = 1,25 mg CBD per drop
  • 1250 mg CBD divided by 200 drops = 6,25 mg CBD per drop

Both bottles are the same size so same fluid ounces. The one with 1250 mg CBD is more concentrated because it’s got the same amount of fluid ounces but more total CBD in the bottle.

So every dose or serving size of that CBD Product will have more CBD in it. Because they’re exactly the same except for one variable, which is that there’s more CBD in the 1250 milligram bottle.

But that was just an example when you have the same product from the same brand and also have the same total fluid ounces in both products. They’re the same amount of fluid and it’s just the concentration of CBD that is higher.

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More total content but same CBD content = more servings

cbd drops and tincturesIn another example. If you took two different brands you might find that the serving size is actually exactly the same. So you pick up one brands with 300 mg CBD and in that bottle the serving size is 10 mg of CBD per serving. Then you pick up another brand with 1000 mg CBD per bottle which you’re comparing it to and it’s also 10 mg CBD per serving. There’s just more servings in there.

Well, that would be the exact same dosage but you are getting more CBD in total but you’re not getting a more concentrated dose of CBD every time you take it.

We hope that clarifies that. And we hope it also reiterates the point that you have to look at the bottle closely and you can’t just assume if you see a higher number that you’re definitely getting in more CBD each time. You have to check how that bigger number of CBD is being dispersed and that way you’ll know how much CBD you’re taking in each dose.

Of course you want to check that every time. A lot of people like to get it down to the drop. They like to see exactly how many milligrams are in each drop. For instance, we’ve seen before one brand says each drop of our CBD has two milligrams of CBD in it.

The first thing you should do is, to check the total amount of CBD in the bottle. That’s going to be listed on the front the most times. Keep in mind that’s the total CBD content in that bottle. The next thing you do is, you check how much CBD is in each serving or dose. Serving size or dose they’re used interchangeably here.

And that way you know exactly how much CBD you’re taking and exactly how much CBD is in the bottle. Use our example to calculate the CBD content per drop yourself, if there is no information on the product.

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