Frequently asked questions
How much CBD oil should I take?
As a general rule, when starting wtih a new product, take a lower dose and work up from there as needed.
Place the drops either topically or under the tongue and wait 10-15 min to see if it's had an effect. If not then take an additional dose (so if you used 3 drops, then 3 take 3 more).
Amounts will vary based on the individual.
General guidance based on the lowest concentration (10mg CBD/ml, 1% THC)
STRESS (differs from anxiety in that it's generated by specific events and goes away)
- in that moment, 3-5 drops under the tongue
ANXIETY (always present)
- take 3-5 drops at the beginning of the day
- get ready for bed, 30 min before sleeping, varies depending upon size, age, but 8-10 drops for men, 5-8 drops for women
- use topically for joint pain or take under the tongue for other types of pain, 8-10 drops for men, 5-8 drops for women
We are fortunate to have access to additional guidance for specific conditions with our extremely knowledgeable supplier.
Why is full-spectrum CBD oil best?
There are 3 general classifications of CBD products in the market.
1) Products derived from industrial hemp. These products are usually cheaper and have a higher quantity of CBD, but they aren't as effective because they don't have THC. These products are also the most commonly found ones since hemp is legal in many places.
2) Products derived from cannabis, manufactured with CBD and THC isolates. These products are more effective than purely hemp based products but they lack indispensible medical terpenes and secondary cannabinoids that are found oil made from cannabis. Most of these proucts are sold by large companies because the manufacturing process is most like that of pharmaceuticals.
3) Products made from cannabis oil, which is what we sell. You'll find these products described as full-spectrum or whole-plant.These are the most effective because they have all of the medical terpenes and secondary cannabinoids which are present in the plant. Just as we know that the presence of THC improves the efficiency of CBD, oil made from whole-plant extracts is the most effective due to the synergetic interactions between CBD and the hundreds of other compounds found in the plant.
What strengths of CBD oil do you offer & which one should I choose?
We offer 3 different strengths of CBD oil in both 5ml and 30ml presentations.
- 10mg CBD/ml, 1% THC
- 20mg CBD/ml, 3% THC
- 30mg CBD/ml, 6% THC
We will generally recommend that you start with the lowest formulation, see how it works for you, and adjust upwards as necessary. We'll also recommend that when using a new level that you start with the 5ml size, and once you find the best version for you, switch into the 30ml size.
How do I use CBD oil?
You can use CBD oil either under the tongue (sublingual) or topically.
Use CBD oil topically for skin issues or joint pain.
For all other conditions, it's recommended to take the CBD oil by placing the drops under your tongue and allowing the tincture to absorb for 1-2 minutes before swallowing. Effects usually start after 15-30 minutes and peak around an hour and a half after administration.
When CBD oil is taken orally but swallowed rather than absorbed directly into the bloodstream, it will be processed as an edible, so you will receive a lower dose over a longer period of time.
What the difference between CBD oil and a CBD tincture? (and which is better?)
The main difference between CBD oils and CBD tinctures is the production process and how many ingredients they each contain.
When making CBD oil, the extraction process results in a substance made of pure plant compounds with no residual solvents left behind. CBD tinctures are made more like traditional medicine: by steeping the plant matter in alcohol, straining it, and then bottling the entire solution. Tinctures also contain additional ingredients. If the product you're looing to buy has any other ingredient aside from the CBD extract & oil, then it's a tincture.
So in the battle of CBD oil vs CBD tincture, which is the better choice?
CBD oils and CBD tinctures can both be effective. Tinctures are a popular choice for those who do not like the taste or feel of oil, or those who want to add it to food. Customers who are alcohol sensitive or who want the highest potencies will prefer to use the oil. We’ve laid out some pros and cons to help you decide.
CBD Oil Pros
1) Both CO2 and ethanol extractions produce cleaner, purer products than the methods used to make tinctures.
2) A high-quality CBD oil (like ours!) will be more potent than a tincture. Oils have fewer ingredients than CBD tinctures, allowing them to have max CBD concentration.
CBD Oil Cons
1) Since the potency is higher, the cost of CBD oil can be more expensive than the cost of tinctures.
2) It isn’t advisable to add CBD oil to food as it can alter the properties of the oil itself.
CBD Tincture Pros
1) CBD tinctures can easily be added to food and drinks, since the plant taste has been masked by the additional flavorings and sweeteners. Also, the alcohol allows the CBD to retain its properties when mixed with food.
2) Some people prefer to take CBD tinctures orally over taking CBD oil because they like the additional flavors and found in tinctures.
3) The alcohol in the product can extend its shelf life beyond that of an oil base.
CBD Tincture Cons
1) On average CBD tinctures are not as potent as CBD oils. The additional ingredients degrade the purity of the extract.
2) The alcohol content prevents tinctures from being as versatile as CBD oils. For instance, CBD tinctures are not an option for vaping. And using it topically can be irritating to the skin compared to the oil.