Adding CBD into your everyday routine can be beneficial for a whole host of reasons. From aiding general well-being to targeting specific health concerns, CBD has been shown to have huge promise and benefit to those who take it. But, finding the right CBD product for your needs is only part of things, and even more important is ensuring you’re getting the right strength levels for you.

Understanding CBD strengths can be difficult, and the subject is one that causes confusion for many. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all’ CBD oil product and each comes with its own strength, whether that be oil, edible or vape juice. And, with such a wide range of CBD strengths out there – getting the right one can be hard, especially if it is your first time.

Luckily, our team of experts are here to shed some much-needed light on what strength CBD oil you should be opting for and what to look out for when looking at the labels on your CBD products.

How much CBD should I take?

One of the main reasons that there is such confusion around CBD strengths is down to the varying measurements that are referenced. From milligrams to percentages, knowing how much CBD is actually contained within a product is part of the struggle for novice users. It’s important to note that you can’t simply go off the amounts of milligrams contained within a CBD product to determine its strength. You must also consider the size of the product itself.

For instance, a 10ml bottle of CBD oil that contains 1,000mg of CBD would be incredibly concentrated. However, a 60ml volume bottle of CBD oil containing the same 1,000mg (such as this one) would be much less effective for someone looking for a high strength product – even though they both contain the same amounts of CBD.

Confusing, right?

The chances are that if you’ve been consuming a high dose of CBD for some time but feel you’re not getting the expected results, taking a look at the volume of the product in relation to the CBD contents will shed a little clarity on things. So where do you go from here?

As we have said, there are various factors that will determine the quantity of CBD you should be taking, and this extends beyond just the concentrations in the product. Other factors such as age, body weight and the reasons why you’re taking CBD can all impact the dosage that will work for you. But understanding the different CBD strengths will go some way to helping you accurately find the right quantities for you.

What are the different CBD strength ratings?

Before knowing what sort of effects to expect, it’s important to first get familiar with the various strengths on offer. That begins with getting your head around volumes and milligrams in order to make a properly informed decision.

In truth, CBD potencies can vary from as little as 100mg to upwards of 5,000mg so when we’re talking about low, medium or high strengths, what do we really mean?

Low potency CBD – up to 300mg

Low potency CBD products usually refer to anything that is 300mg or less, but of course that can differ depending on the individual factors mentioned earlier. Anyone who is new to CBD should start with a low strength CBD, and, as their tolerance grows, they can then progress to higher strengths. Lower strengths of CBD are often used to help ease discomfort and mild pain, or just as a daily supplement.

Just some of our favourite beginner CBD products that offer a relatively low potency include the George Botanicals 200mg CBD e-liquid, or if you’d prefer an edible CBD option, the Lovehemp 300mg CBD capsules are an easy to use alternative.

Mid potency CBD – up to 600mg

If you’ve been consuming low potency CBD for some time and feel it isn’t quite hitting the mark, them a mid-potency CBD option could be the best thing. From 300mg up to around 600mg is typically considered a middle ground strength for those who need it.  

Those looking to treat anxiety may opt for medium-strength CBD, especially if they’ve found themselves needing to use multiple doses of lower level CBD throughout the day. Our mid-potency CBD collection includes some of our best sellers like the CBD Club CBD Isolate 500mg and the Pure Earth 50mg CBD Oral Drops.

High potency CBD 1,000mg or more

CBD products containing 1,000mg or more are considered high-potency and should be used only by those who are used to the cannabinoid. Typically, those who require potencies of 1,000mg or higher are looking to treat more intense symptoms which could include insomnia, chronic pain or migraines.

Depending on your preferences, you can get your hands on a range of high-strength CBD products such as the CBD Club CBD Isolate 1,000mg or the RE:CV:RY 1,000mg Vitamin Enriched CBD Muscle Salve.

Although more often than not CBD quantities are displayed in milligrams, some branding displays the quantities in percentages, or even both. But, when we factor in the volume of the product itself, things can get confusing. To simplify things, below is an easy to use CBD oil strength conversion table.

Volume

10ml

20ml

30ml

50ml

60ml

100ml

mg on label

           

250

2.5%

1.25%

0.83%

0.5%

0.42%

0.25%

400

4%

2%

1.33%

0.8%

0.67%

0.4%

500

5%

2.5%

1.67%

1%

0.83%

0.5%

750

7.5%

3.75%

2.5%

1.5%

1.25%

0.75%

1000

10%

5%

3.33%

2%

1.67%

1%

1500

15%

7.5%

5%

3%

2.5%

1.5%

2000

20%

10%

6.67%

4%

3.33%

2%

2500

25%

12.5%

8.33%

5%

4.17%

2.5%

3000

30%

15%

10%

6%

5%

3%

 

What strength CBD vape liquid should you choose?

When it comes to finding the right CBD strength for you, vaping is no different to consuming CBD in any other way in that it really does depend on you as the individual. Are you merely looking to benefit from a low amount of CBD as part of your everyday wellbeing? Perhaps there’s a specific goal you have in mind which may then require a stronger potency of CBD. Knowing your reasons first will go a long way to helping you choose a CBD vape strength.

But how do you know what dosage you’re getting with vaping? The reality is you don’t. Factors such as the type of vape device you’re using and the power settings that the device is set to can all impact how much CBD is inhaled with every puff. Add to this the fact that every person will inhale different amounts, and getting an accurate dosage seems almost impossible!

The answer here is trial and error combined with starting off low and working your way up. The beauty of vaping CBD is that it offers full user discretion, so you can get your intake on the go without anyone else knowing.

To help you along, here are some of our top tips for both novice and experienced vapers when it comes to CBD vape strength.

CBD vape strength for beginners

If you’re new to vaping and have never consumed CBD before, not onlyare you expected to pick the right CBD vape liquid, but also the best device to use it with! It can be hard, so where do you start? First of all, the vape liquid - CBD vape strength for beginners should typically be around 1-2mg, allowing around 6 hours before dosing again to allow the full effects of the cannabinoid to kick in. Of course, this amount can differ from one person to the next depending on the severity of their symptoms, but it is important to start off low as to avoid any unpleasant side effects.

Usually, a CBD vape cartridge will contain approximately 100mg of CBD and will deliver around 1-2mg of CBD to the user with every puff, so those just starting out may want to use this a rough guide.

Next is ensuring you’re using the best type of vape device for your needs. Noting that not every e-cigarette has been designed to work with CBD vape juice, so ensuring you get a compatible device will make all the difference to your experience.

Advanced CBD vape strengths

If you’re looking to treat a serious health condition with CBD and find that vaping smaller amounts is offering little benefit, then you may require higher CBD vape strengths. It’s worth noting that typically only experienced vapers will opt for high CBD vape liquids, which can be anything from 200 – 1,000mg per day (where the average vaper may consume between 10-30mg per day).

If you are finding that you’re reaching for your vape device more and more, it could also be that you’re using a sub-par vape device. So, along with finding the right dose, especially if you’re an advanced vaper, it’s just as critical to finding the right vape device.

How strong are CBD edibles?

When it comes to CBD edibles, the variety available means that whatever your taste, there’s bound to be a product that will tick the right box. From sweet to savoury, minty to completely taste-free, the world of CBD edibles is vast and exciting, but what can you expect when it comes to CBD potency?

The great thing about CBD edibles is that they lend themselves perfectly to accurate dosing, with most stating the exact amounts. Take our CBDfx 200mg CBD gel capsules for instance; which contain exactly 25mg of CBD in each capsule. This is a simple and easy way to know exactly how much CBD you’ve consumed and makes it ideal for dosing.

Of course, like with all CBD products, there are a wide range of CBD strengths available, and as they must first be passed through the digestive system before effects will hit, it’s important that those opting for edibles allow good time in between doses. For this reason, edibles may not be suited to those who are looking for quick results, in which case CBD vaping may be a more appropriate method of consumption.

What strength CBD oil will help my condition?

Whether you prefer to vape your CBD or take it orally, the ultimate question is why are you turning to CBD in the first place? The reasons for why you’re using CBD will be the biggest factor which determines the strengths you should be looking to, as some conditions are better suited to certain strengths.

If you are looking to use CBD to treat a specific condition, then these are the sorts of strengths you should be considering:

  • Nausea – low to medium strength CBD
  • Chronic pain – medium to high strength CBD
  • Anxiety – medium to high strength CBD
  • Epilepsy – high strength CBD
  • Insomnia – low to medium strength CBD
  • Acne – low to medium strength CBD
  • High blood pressure – high CBD

Of course, anyone looking to use CBD to treat any kind of health condition should first consult their GP, especially if prescribed medication is already being taken. It is also worth noting once again that even those who require higher strengths of CBD to treat their condition should start off low if they’ve never used the cannabinoid before as to get the best possible outcomes.

If you’re ready to implement CBD into your everyday routine, or have specific goals in mind where you feel CBD may be a benefit, why not take a look at our entire collection of CBD products? And, if you’re unsure where best to start, contact us and one of our experienced team members will be more than happy to provide guidance on any of our products.