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.
CBD oil is similar to other products in that it is capable of being “watered down.” Some companies will try to eke out a higher profit margin by fooling their customers into thinking they’re getting more for less. It is important to pay attention to the concentration level of the CBD oil you’re buying in order to ensure you’re getting what you’re paying for.
Although concentrations of CBD can vary quite a bit across the broad range of CBD products, a quality product will start off having somewhere between 75mg to 250mg per 10ml (africanpure® ranges from 1000mg to 1500mg per 10ml). This matters because if you were to purchase a 100ml bottle that contained 250mg of CBD, your concentration would be a mere 25 mg of CBD per 10ml – hardly enough to reap the full benefits of CBD.
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
We couldn’t sum it up better than this article – In short, the carrier oil is used to distribute the CBD isolate, allow better measurement of the chemical and finally maximize absorption. The CBD carrier oil also has an impact on flavour.
africanpure® has weighed up the pros and cons of all and settled on cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil. It will not harden like coconut oil and has an amazing spicy, slightly sweet taste – Perfect for your daily CBD intake.
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: 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 1000mg / 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 (3 – 10 drops) mg CBD by mouth daily.
Are you an advanced user? Discover more about CBD the chemical and its uses.