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CBD Dosing: How Much Tincture Oil Should I Take?

The world of CBD has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years as its benefits have become more apparent. This boost in popularity is exciting for all kinds of reasons. Mostly, the rise of CBD has given people additional alternatives to reduce pain and anxiety, enhance appetite, and other things.

However, taking the dive into CBD might seem overwhelming if you are a newcomer. This is to be expected, since there seems to be new products (and styles) of CBD extracts available all the time.

Navigating these various CBD products doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, once you start to acquaint yourself with the various types of CBD products, you will better understand how some might play a role in your life more than others. That is where we come in.

In this article, we intend to break down some of the details pertaining to CBD oils and CBD products of other kinds. Specifically, we will focus on CBD oil tinctures, helping you understand the benefits of these products, and some of the ins and outs of using them.

Understanding CBD

Firstly, we should define precisely what CBD is, so you have a firm grasp on the products. CBD (or cannabidiol, as it is officially known) is a compound found in the marijuana cannabis plant.

However, this cannabis product is not impairing in that it does not cause you to be “high.” This is because CBD products contain no more than 0.3% THC, which is the mind-altering substance associated with marijuana.

In this way, people can enjoy the body benefits of the cannabis plant, without experiencing the “heady” effects that are so often affiliated with traditional marijuana. And while 0.3% of THC can still be present (though many refer to CBD as “THC-free”) this is an incredibly small amount, and unable to produce a psychoactive effect.

This lack of THC also makes the product legally accessible in most areas, since THC is actually the illegal component of cannabis products.

Health Benefits of CBD

CBD’s popularity in recent years continues to grow as more and more people discover its health benefits. For instance, CBD has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation in the body.

Additionally, CBD can be a powerful ally when it comes to dealing with illnesses. For instance, CBD has been known to help people who are experiencing side effects from cancer treatment. By reducing nausea and vomiting, people can approach their treatments with a bit more confidence and comfort.

There have also been studies demonstrating that CBD can reduce blood pressure. One such study used 600mg of CBD oil in a group of men and demonstrated that after a week of use, blood pressure levels came down.

And this brings up an interesting point since this particular study relied on CBD oil. As mentioned previously, there are many different types of CBD products available, and some might be more beneficial to you than others.

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CBD Oil Tinctures

CBD oil tinctures are common for people who are looking to address certain ailments, and not wanting to smoke a product, for example. In the broad spectrum of CBD products, CBD oil tinctures can be specific in their dosage. Giving people control over how many milligrams of a product they want to consume.

Additionally, CBD oil tinctures can be discreet, which is appealing to many people. However, this also introduces the question “How much tincture oil should I take?” It’s a valid question, and it is a good question to ask if you are diving into the world of CBD, regardless of the reason.

However, the reason you are turning to CBD in the first place might inform the answer to your question as well. After all, ingesting 50mg of CBD oil tincture is different from 5000mg of CBD oil tincture, but which is right for you?

Let’s break this down further.

Tincture vs Oil

Someone with some experience with CBD use might be asking if there is a difference between CBD oil and a CBD tincture. And while they are commonly used together, there are differences worth mentioning.

While the end result might be the same to you in terms of what you are purchasing and consuming, the main difference between the two products is the extraction method used. Heat and pressure are used to pull CBD from the cannabis plant, but tinctures rely on a longer process of refinement that often includes alcohol.

CBD oil on its own is typically added to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or MCT oil. The carrier oil essentially acts as a vehicle for the CBD oil, and you can therefore ingest it in just about anything.

A tincture is more refined (and sometimes more potent), which can give it a bitter taste, but also a high-quality product. However, CBD oils in and of themselves are much more common on a regular basis than CBD tinctures alone. And since droppers are often affiliated with CBD oils as well as tinctures, the two have become a bit interchangeable in conversation.

When it comes to ingesting, knowing whether you are taking a CBD tincture or oil is important for your own knowledge, but the measurement of CBD will be labeled either way, and you are going for a dosage. (And for the rest of this conversation, we will continue to refer to tinctures as oils, since CBD oil tinctures tend to be less confusing in the overall understanding.)

So, how much tincture oil should you take?

Tincture Oil Dosage

There is not a cut and dry answer for how much tincture oil you should take. Much of it depends on your situation, and what you are trying to get out of your CBD product. However, a basic understanding is that tinctures and oils tend to be more concentrated than edibles or flower, so paying attention to the dosage (as opposed to eyeballing it) is important.

Generally speaking, 2.5mg is a common starting place for newcomers. This number has mostly come about from industry manufacturing processes, and determining people’s interests and consumption habits.

After all, CBD might be growing in popularity, but it is not a new substance. Starting with 2.5mg has become a rule of thumb based on ongoing use and conversation with both users and manufacturers. This number typically jumps to 5mg a day as you start to understand and get a feel for the impacts.

When dealing with tinctures, this is easy to measure, since a drop typically contains 5mg of CBD.

However, we are talking about a baseline dosage, and there are many factors that can play a role, such as body weight. And in reality, 2.5mg is not that much. But the point is to start to feel its benefits and build up to what is comfortable. Commonly, people who use CBD oil tinctures on a regular basis might be taking anywhere from 20mg to 40mg a day.

Overall, you are unique and your circumstances are unique. Everything from body weight to diet to allergies, etc., will play a role in your lifestyle. Therefore, you should speak with your doctor and find a dosage that makes sense for you.

Fortunately, CBD oil tinctures (as mentioned) do not contain THC, so you will not be impaired during your ingestion, even before you nail down the right dosage. Even so, experimenting with a new product should be done in small doses until you find an amount that works with you and your circumstances.

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