CBD oil comes in many different sizes and strengths. Crescent Canna's CBD oil dosage guide explains how much CBD you should take. High strength, super strength, ultra strength… with so many different types of CBD available, which one is best for your needs? Dr. Sarah Brewer explains.
How Much CBD Oil Should You Take?
Buying CBD products can be confusing if you’ve never tried them before. How do you know whether a 500 mg CBD tincture or a 2,000 mg CBD tincture is right for you? How do you assess factors like quality and effectiveness?
This guide includes everything you need to know so you can choose the right CBD oil strength and the perfect CBD oil dosage for your needs.
How Do You Measure CBD Oil Strength?
The potency of CBD oil is based on two factors: the amount of CBD isolate (i.e., pure CBD extract) it contains and the amount of carrier oil and other ingredients.
All Crescent CBD Drops come in a bottle that contains one fluid ounce (30 mL) of oil. Most of this is fractionated coconut oil (MCT oil), which is used as a carrier. It’s mixed with a very small amount of natural flavor and a specified amount of CBD isolate. When the strength of the CBD oil is increased from, say, 1,000 mg to 2,000 mg, the same ounce of carrier contains twice as much CBD isolate.
Crescent CBD Drops come in strengths ranging from 500 mg to 9,000 mg of CBD per one-ounce bottle. Our 9,000 mg drops are actually the strongest CBD oil in the world.
CBD Oil Dosage Table
Crescent Canna’s CBD Drops come with a clearly marked dropper for easy and accurate measurement of up to 1 mL. Since there are 30 mL of oil in the bottle, just divide the specified CBD concentration by 30 to determine how much CBD you get in each 1 mL dropper.
|CBD Per Bottle (30 mL)||CBD Per Dropper (1 mL)|
|500 mg||16.67 mg|
|1,000 mg||33.33 mg|
|2,000 mg||66.67 mg|
|5,000 mg||167 mg|
|9,000 mg||300 mg|
Find the Right CBD Oil Dose for You
So how much CBD oil should you take? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer; the dosage that works best for you may differ from what works best for someone else.
That’s why we typically recommend starting with a low amount of CBD and increasing your CBD intake until you achieve the results you want.
No matter which CBD product you buy, you can get a comparable amount of CBD by adjusting the amount of CBD oil you take. One full dropper of a 500 mg CBD tincture contains the same amount of CBD content (that is, 16.67 mg) as a half-dropper of a 1,000 mg CBD tincture.
If you have severe symptoms, it may be more practical to use higher-strength CBD products, since you then get a larger dose of CBD oil in each dropper.
A full dropper of our 9,000 mg Max Strength Drops provides 300 mg of CBD. But as you can see, a half-dropper still provides a potent 150 mg of CBD, and a quarter-dropper provides 75 mg of CBD.
Lowest CBD price per milligram
Even aside from other considerations, it often makes financial sense to purchase a higher-strength CBD oil simply because it’s more concentrated and therefore costs less per milligram.
Crescent Canna’s High-Potency CBD Drops are the strongest CBD products on the market. These products also provide the best value on the market: the lowest cost per milligram of CBD.
To determine the price per milligram of any CBD product, simply divide the total price of that product by the number of milligrams of CBD.
For example, our 9,000 mg Max Strength CBD Drops retail for $229.99 per bottle and contain 9,000 mg of CBD, which amounts to 2.5 cents per milligram of CBD. Our 5,000 mg Extra Strength CBD Drops retail for $149.99 per bottle and contain 5,000 mg of CBD, which amounts to 2.9 cents per milligram of CBD.
By creating products with the highest CBD oil potency, we’ve gotten the price per milligram of CBD down to the lowest in the industry. So even though many products out there have a lower price tag, you won’t find a better CBD value anywhere.
Choose a CBD Oil You Can Trust
At Crescent Canna, we value quality and transparency. Our CBD Drops are produced with the highest-quality CBD extracts and with all-natural ingredients. All of our product packaging has a QR code that links directly to full-panel testing results so that you can view the cannabinoid profile of each product for yourself and confirm that the product is free of any contamination.
Contact our support team with any questions you may have about any of our CBD products. If you have a serious medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult with a doctor to determine the best CBD regimen for your needs.
What strength CBD should I take?
High strength, super strength, ultra strength… with so many different types of CBD available, which one is best for your needs? Dr. Sarah Brewer explains.
When you first start taking CBD, you’re usually advised to ‘start low and go slow’. This is because some people appear to metabolise CBD more slowly than others, and need only a low dose to notice an effect.
Gradually increase the dose if you need to; you may want to revisit your dose each week, for example, until you find a level that works best for you. The CBD dose at which you finally arrive will vary depending on the strength of the product, how you respond, and the reason you are taking it.
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High strength CBD oil products
Those new to CBD will tend to start with a product that provides less than 10mg per dose. If you prefer to take a capsule, then a typical starting product will provide 6.4mg of a ‘high-strength’ oil in which CBD is blended with olive and hemp oil. If you are taking the product to promote general wellbeing, you may only need to take one of these – for example at night. When necessary, you can increase the dose to two or three capsules, spread at intervals throughout the day.
If you prefer to take drops, then a typical starting product will contain CBD infused into a carrier oil to provide an overall strength of, for example, 2.75%. This means that CBD makes up 2.75% of the total product and the other listed ingredients, such as hemp seed oil, make up the remaining 97.25%. The usual dose ranges from one to eight drops, up to three times daily.
For rapid absorption, hold the drops under your tongue for a couple of minutes before swallowing. If needed, the dose can be increased to the manufacturer’s recommended maximum (e.g. 25 drops daily) taken at regular intervals throughout the day.
If the maximum dose of a high strength product does not meet your needs, you may want to switch to a super strength product.
CBD Oil Drops 260mg
Filter-clear, peppermint-flavoured CBD oil
- 2.75% high-strength CBD oil in easy-to-use drops
- Filter-clear and purified for no yucky taste
- Perfect for newcomers to CBD who dislike swallowing capsules
CBD Oil Capsules 384mg
Perfect for newcomers to CBD
- 6.4mg CBD oil per capsule, 384mg total CBD per pack
- Olive oil carrier aids CBD absorption in the body
- Added vitamin D for muscle health and immunity
Super strength CBD oil products
When it comes to super strength capsules, these usually provide 15mg CBD per capsule, and the recommended dose is one to two capsules taken daily with water. These capsules therefore provide a maximum of 30mg CBD per day.
A bottle of super strength CBD oil drops will typically contain a CBD concentration of around 5%. This means that CBD makes up 5% of the total product and the other listed ingredients, such as hemp seed oil, make up the remaining 95%. Because super strength CBD drops are more concentrated, you get a higher amount per drop.
A typical dose is one to seven drops up to three times daily, which you hold in your mouth for a while before swallowing. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s maximum recommended intake (for example, 21 super strength drops) spread throughout the day.
If you find that you need to take a lot of drops per day, you may prefer to switch to a more concentrated oil. Not only will this reduce the number of drops you need, it will likely save you money.
CBD Oil Drops 520mg
5.5% super-strength CBD oil
- Filter-clear and peppermint-flavoured
- No yucky taste
- Ideal for experienced CBD users who dislike swallowing capsules
CBD Oil Capsules 900mg
Our strongest CBD oil capsules
- 15mg distilled CBD per capsule
- Super strength for experienced users
- Delayed release capsule for improved absorption
Ultra strength CBD oil products
Ultra strength CBD oil drops are usually more than twice as potent as super strength drops and typically have a 10-11% CBD concentration. These are ideal for experienced users who want to increase their dose or take fewer drops or capsules during the day.
The disadvantage of some strong CBD products is that, the more concentrated they get, the stronger and more grassy they taste. You can get around this by choosing a product that is filter-clear: this produces a purified oil with a less strong taste.
Adding a flavour such as peppermint will also help to ensure the CBD oil tastes pleasant. All Healthspan’s CBD drops products are filter-clear and peppermint-flavoured.
See our CBD information page for a comparison of Healthspan’s CBD products.
CBD Oil Drops 1,000mg
Highest strength, best value
- Our strongest CBD oil
- Lowest cost per mg in the Healthspan range
- Peppermint flavour – no yucky taste
Does ultra strength CBD oil get you high?
No, CBD oil does not get you high. CBD (cannabidiol) is extracted from industrial hemp plants that naturally contain only trace amounts of the psychoactive molecule THC, which is responsible for the ‘high’ or ‘stoned’ effects of marijuana.
Good-quality CBD supplements that are made to pharmaceutical standards contain only traces of THC. This will be confirmed by independent laboratory tests for each batch, as well as a certificate of testing provided via a clickable link on the manufacturer’s website.
What is the maximum dose you can take?
In the UK, the FSA recommends that CBD should not be used at doses above 70mg per day. 1
In any case, do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended dose (such as 30mg per day for Healthspan’s CBD Oil Capsules 900mg) without talking to your doctor.
Always follow the manufacturer’s guidance on the dose and frequency of use of their product, as this guidance is based on the CBD concentration present. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended dose except under medical advice and supervision.
If you have any medical conditions or are taking any prescribed drugs, always speak to your doctor before using CBD and check for interactions with your medication. If you are taking an over-the-counter medicine, ask your pharmacist’s advice. If they are unable to help, there is a useful drugs interaction checker which includes cannabidiol at drugs.com.
If you are subjected to drug testing, for example at work or because you take part in an elite competitive sport, it’s important to know that any CBD product can contain a trace of the cannabinoid THC. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned all cannabinoids except for cannabidiol (CBD). 2
A potential substitute for those worried about drug testing is the ‘CBD alternative’ PEA: Healthspan sells this under the name of Elite PEA+ Sport (which is also batch-tested for competing athletes).
16x faster-acting than standard CBD
- 10mg fast-acting NovaSOL® CBD per capsule
- Liquid micellar technology wraps CBD oil in water-soluble spheres, to help absorption in the gut
Dr Sarah Brewer is Healthspan’s Medical Director and holds degrees in Natural Sciences, Surgery and Medicine from the University of Cambridge. Having worked as a GP and hospital doctor, Dr Sarah now holds an MSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey and specialises in nutrition. She is also an award-winning writer and author.
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