“How many drops of CBD oil should I take?” It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked at Cannaray. And, because there’s no one-size-fits-all dosage, it’s easy to see why CBD beginners are unsure. So how can you decode the right number of CBD oil drops for you?
Here, our Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn, reveals four steps to deciding on your number of drops...
1. Find Your Formula
“For a CBD first-timer, your goal should be to find the right dosage that works uniquely for you,” says Gregor. *“It’s different for everyone and, unlike medications, it doesn’t change by body weight.
“You could have two people who weigh the same, but one takes 10mg and the other takes 100mg daily. It’s just a case of discovering what formula interacts well with your body.”
That said, Gregor also recommends “you start low and go slow” with a small dosage. That’s why the perfect entry-level oil would be the Discovery Kit. A great kit for beginners containing 10ml of our Bright Days CBD Oil Drops and Night Time CBD Oil Drops. Start with 0.5 – 1ml dropper of oil (measured with the glass pipette), equivalent to 25mg – 50mg CBD.
2. Decode Your Drops
Keeping with the ‘start low and go slow’ theme, Gregor suggests you take one dropper of oil at a time. However, the number of these single doses per day can vary based on your desired outcome.
“If you’re using CBD daily as a holistic treatment for a particular health concern, and want to sustain an effect, you would need to take one drop several times per day. Usually this would be two to three times, such as morning and evening, or morning afternoon and night,” he explains.
“However, if you’re taking it before you wind down at night, you would only take it once per day, around an hour before you go to bed. Your initial number of drops depends on the results you hope to achieve.”
3. Observing the Effects
“What you’re trying to do is balance your system by adding just the right amount of external things to make your body feel whole again,” Gregor says. “Stay on your beginners’ dose for two to three days to see how the CBD oil affects you." You can even track the effects with our seven-day CBD diary.
Gregor adds: “Sometimes the CBD has to accumulate in the body via the fat cells before you see any difference. It doesn’t always absorb instantly – you have to give it time.
“If you’re not noticing any effects after three days, try doubling the dose. For example, if you’re taking one 10mg dropper three times per day, increase to two 10mg droppers three times per day.”
Gregor says that, each time you increase, you should wait at least three days before doubling your dosage again. “This is a good way of discovering how your body reacts to CBD oil.”
4. Switching Your Formula
Instead of continually increasing your number of drops (and burning through your bottle of oil), you may reach a point where you’re ready to transition to a more concentrated formula.
For example, if you’re taking three 10mg droppers before bed to reach a 30mg dosage, you’re using up three millilitres of your 300mg CBD Oral Drops at once. However, if you switch to the 750mg CBD Oral Drops, you get 25mg in a single squeeze of the pipette. Add one final tiny squeeze to get the extra 5mg.
Getting the most mileage out of your CBD oil may mean changing the formula to dial down the drops required. Here’s the dosage you get from one dropper of each CBD Oil Drops bottle…
500mg Bright Days CBD Oral Drops = 25mg per 0.5ml dropper of oil
500mg Night Time CBD Oral Drops = 25mg per 0.5ml dropper of oil
1500mg Bright Days CBD Oral Drops = 50mg per 1ml dropper of oil
1500mg Night Time CBD Oral Drops = 50mg per 1ml dropper of oil
So, let’s recap...
- Start with one 10mg measure of the 1500mg CBD Oil Drops per day.
- Take that dropper one to three times per day, depending on your desired outcome.
- Keep consistent with your ‘start low and go slow’ dosage for three days to see how it affects you.
- Want to increase your dosage? Double it and trial this again for three days.
- If you find yourself taking 25mg or more per dose, consider switching to the 1500mg formula.