Let’s say you’re looking at two bottles of CBD oil oral drops. One is a 10ml bottle which has 1000mg of CBD stated on the label, and the other is a 20ml bottle that is also stated as 1000mg.
Reading a CBD product label can sometimes feel like reading a maths paper. With percentages, milligrams and millilitres in play, CBD strength is easily misunderstood. We break down the numbers so you can better understand what’s in each CBD product and how to make an informed choice.
Whilst both bottles contain the same overall amount of cannabinoids (1000mg), the bottles are two different strengths. In percentage terms, the 10ml bottle of CBD oil is 10% CBD and the 20ml bottle is 5% CBD, meaning that it will have half the amount of CBD per drop.
We’ll chat CBD drops dosage in a separate story but recommendations on how many drops to take are included on each of our product pages and the FSA recently issued guidance of 70mg CBD max per day (approx. 28 drops of 5% CBD).
When the CBD category first launched, CBD concentration was often shown in percentages, however the number of milligrams (mg) is the more important metric and typically refers to the total amount of cannabinoids in the product.
THE VALUE EQUATION
While there are many things to consider when purchasing CBD oil, understanding the strength of a product is important to be able to properly consider the price of a product as well as its efficacy, as you explore a CBD regime that works for you and your body.
The best choice for you depends on you and your required dosage.
Also worth mentioning is that CBD has maximum efficiency when used consistently, much like a daily multivitamin supplement. This effect is due to the fact that it takes a while for your body to adjust to the chemical compounds found in CBD. As there are no psychoactive or dangerous components present in our CBD, you can safely increase your serving size to find the optimal concentration for you. And don’t worry about taking too much CBD. It is impossible to overdose on CBD or to ‘take too much’.
It can be difficult to know what the best CBD products are for you. Once you are ready to look at products, there are still many factors to consider before purchasing your first CBD product. They include: the type of product, CBD oil percentage, dosage requirement, extraction method used, brand and above all, your needs.
We recommend that you always ask for a cannobinoid analysis lab report with all purchases. This will guarantee the CBD concentration, and will also show any impurities such as pesticide, herbicide, heavy metals, mould, chemical fertiliser or any other unwanted contaminants.
Nowadays CBD comes in numerous types of shapes, sizes and forms. The good thing about this is that you have a variety of choices in how you take CBD. The three most common types are:
A higher percentage of CBD can be detrimental, if it lacks hemp’s natural nutrients.
When looking at things like liquors or gold it’s pretty straightforward: a higher percentage makes it stronger or more desireable.
The percentage ONLY matters for CBD producers. When creating the refined CBD, knowing the CBD percentage is important to know how much CBD you are putting in each vial.
To improve your health: quality is king.
If you are looking for the best CBD oil you can buy, you can forget about how much percentage of CBD is in the bottle. The much more important thing is going to be the quality of the CBD.
From start to finish: we’re working to make sure you get the best CBD product on the market.
Let’s say you have two options: