New to CBD? We’ve put together a list of some helpful terms and definitions to help you better understand this miracle chemical and make sure you get the best product and use.

1. Concentration

CBD oil is similar to other products in that it is not sold as 100% pure isolate.

You could compare CBD oil to an alcoholic beverage where CBD is often represented as a percentage of the total volume similar to how alcohol is sold.

Where this becomes tricky is working out exactly how much CBD you are actually getting in each dose you take. Below is a table showing how much CBD you get depending on the concentration of the product you are using.

POTENCY BOTTLE SIZE AMOUNT OF CBD IN A
SINGLE DOSE
BEST CONDITIONS TO
USE IT FOR
300 mg
30 mL
7.5 mg
Mild to moderate anxiety, minor body aches and pains
600 mg
30 mL
15 mg
Moderate anxiety, pain, inflammation, digestive issues
1,000 mg
30 mL
24 mg
Insomnia, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, chronic pain, addiction recovery

It’s always important to look at the concentration level of the CBD you’re buying.

If the concentration of CBD is not listed, use the following formula to help guide your purchase:

  • Total amount of CBD (in mg)/volume of container (in ml) = concentration level
  • Example: 1000mg CBD/10ml bottle = 100mg/ml.

2. Carrier oil

Read more about carrier oils for CBD on our “how it’s made” page.

3. Dosage

How much CBD oil should I take? A question we get asked a lot – If ever in doubt:

CBD Oil Dosing – “Start Low and Go Slow”

General rule of thumb – There are approximately 20 drops per ml

Everyone’s Body reacts differently depending on the condition you are looking for relief from.

  • To treat chronic pain: 20mg-30 mg CBD (3-4 drops of africanpure 1000 mg / 10ml) by mouth for an average of 25 days.
  • To treat epilepsy: 200-300 mg (15 – 20 drops) of CBD by mouth daily.
  • To treat sleep disorders: 40-160 mg (3 – 10 drops) CBD by mouth daily.