How to Calculate CBD Content?

How to Calculate CBD Content?


When it comes to working out “How to Calculate CBD Content?”, we do the hard work so you don’t have to, meaning that any products you buy from us will have the CBD content clearly marked on the product, ad on our site before you check out. 

However, what about CBD oil? How do you know how much CBD you are consuming if you are taking a small amount of a larger amount that is labelled for content, how do you know how much you’re taking? 

We make sure that there’s both a percentage and a mg amount on our products to make that easier, but if you’re looking for the specific for every dose you take, there’s a pretty easy way to do it. 


Calculating CBD Content

So, let’s get into the fun little details here. If you are using CBD oil, the dropper that comes with the oil will usually (unless otherwise stated) hold 1ml of CBD oil, for a single dose, people usually fill this to the top, or halfway, meaning that we’re dealing with either 1ml or 0.5ml of CBD oil, for the sake of ease here, we’re going to work with the 1ml, but for 0.5ml, just half it. 

For a 1ml drop, you are dealing with an average of 20 drops, so we’re going to call it around and steady 20 for the sake of ease. 

Now, take the mg content of CBD contained in the oil you are using by the number of 1ml dropper fills in the bottle (so basically the ml amount, because each unit is one anyway). 

Once you’ve got that, you can divide this by the number of drops in the bottle (20 per 1ml) which will then give you the exact (or as close as possible) amount of CBD in mg that appears in every single drop of CBD that exists in that bottle. 


How to Calculate CBD Content, That’s a Lot of Work!

Yes, yes, it is, truth is, you don’t really have to do it, but if you really care about the exact amount of CBD you are taking, it’s the only way to do it, with oils at least. 

Of course, there is a substantially easier way, and that’s to buy edibles such as gummies or chocolates, or capsules, where the CBD content is measured carefully into each unit for you, so the packaging will tell you how much you’re taking and you don’t have to deal with any of that silly maths above. 


The Correct Dosage of CBD

If you’re going through all that work (or, you know, buying CBD chocolate bites instead) then the chances are you really care about the right CBD dosage, but how do you find the right dosage for you? 

The answer to that is simple, and it’s something we come back to a lot, but it’s always worth repeating. 

The only advisable way to find the correct CBD content for you and your body chemistry is to star with a low dose, the lowest possible really, and gradually build your way up until you find the level that feels right for you. 

Regardless of the CBD product you’re using, this rule always stays the same, there’s no need to go hard straight away, it’s not about how much you can handle, it’s about how much works for you. 

The best thing is, all signs point to the body not building up a tolerance to CBD products, so when you find that right dosage for you, you should be able to stick with it. 

So, in conclusion, there is a way to calculate the exact CBD content in every drop of a CBD oil (it isn’t actually that complicated, it takes longer to write than it does to do) but if that feels like too much counting for you, you can just shoot us a message and we’ll do the calculations for you, we’re good people like that. 

Of course, there are numerous products that don’t involve that maths necessity, and we have them all displayed proudly on our pages so you can choose whatever works for you. 


What’s your favourite CBD product in the P&H collection? Let us know in the comments below. 

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The products we sell do not have proven health benefits. While research is being carried out, these products are not, and should not, be considered to be medical products. 

Any information we give in these articles is taken from scientific research, but should not be considered as a statement of fact. Links and information included in these articles do not reflect the opinion of Plant & Hemp. Any link to scientific studies is for information only, and not intended as a proof of any specific fact, or to validate any specific opinion. 

We are simply bringing you the information needed to make an informed decision on what you want to use CBD for, and what you are comfortable using our products for. 

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