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Your summary guide to taking Hemp Oil Tinctures.

·       How do you choose a strength to start with?

Hemp (CBD) oil potency can range from low(100mg) to high(5000mg) a bottle. Because everybody’s biochemistry is different, not everyone will react the same or get the same therapeutic effects from hemp (CBD) oil. With that said, it's recommended that you start off with a low-potency and low dosage first, at least until you know how your body reacts to the hemp oil. Some people feel the effects with low potency and/or dose while others need a higher potency and/or dose.


·       How much is one dose?


Here is a guideline equation for calculating dosage: [Total CBD in bottle] ÷ [Amount of ml in bottle] = Total mg of CBD in the dropper. So, if you get a 30ml bottle of 500mg 1 dropper will deliver about 17mg of CBD. Starting off with a low dosage means instead of a full dropper try half or even a ¼ of the dropper to find the perfect dose for you. Our hemp oil is suspended in MCT (coconut) oil so if you are allergic to coconuts this might not be for you.

·       How do I take hemp oil tinctures?

Tinctures are traditionally taken by dropping the oil under your tongue and holding the liquid there for about 1-3 minutes. This allows for the oils to be absorbed into the body faster and more efficiently then swallowing it. You ask why shouldn’t I just swallow it? You can and you can put the tinctures it into anything, though keep this in mind when you ingest it. It takes time for the liquid to absorb into body and when it goes through your digestive tract the stomach acids will break it down and you lose some of the nutrients.  This will minimize the Entourage Effect and is why we recommend you hold it under the tongue as it absorbs intact very quickly. This is because you have veins under your tongue which are like an open doorway directly into your bloodstream. 

·       How long until I feel the effects and how long does it last?
If this is your first time to take Hemp Oil the initial effects can take time before you feel them. The product does need to build up in your system and can take a couple weeks before you start to realize the benefits.  If you have been using the products for an extended period of time and taking the tinctures sublingually (under you tongue) you should feel the effects about 15-45 minutes.  If you add the tincture into drinks or foods it can be delayed up to 2 hours. In general hemp oil effects can last about 2-6 hours, it really depends on the amount you have taken, how you took it, and what your normal tolerance levels are. If your tolerance level is low and you took a higher dose under the tongue then it should last longer.


·       How much is a dropper full, really?
You're probably asking if a dose is one dropper, so that's one full dropper! Right? Nope it's actually only half of a "full dropper". Off to the side is a picture on how to do a quick visual on measuring a dropper, this will make it easier on how to start low. One "full dropper" is 1ml of oil and is considered 2 doses. Our recommended dose is 0.50 (1/2 a dropper) and you might want to start with the 0.25 (1/4 of a dropper) for about a week before increasing it.

·       Can I Overdose on hemp oil?

A branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – notes that overdosing on CBD is virtually impossible, and the same is true of THC and marijuana. Per the report: “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brain stem area which control basic functions of the body, lethal overdoses from cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.” Though as with anything you can “overdo” it. If you overdo with very high doses of hemp oil some of the side effects include diarrhea, appetite changes, and lightheadedness. Keep in mind that these side effects illustrate worst-case scenarios with CBD and are not necessarily typical.

·       Will I get High with hemp oil?

No, you should not get high with hemp oil in general.  Ours is below the 0.3% THC legal limit and the product does not cause any psychoactive (high feeling) properties.  

·       Is hemp oil addictive?

Based strictly on chemistry, the answer is no. Cannabidiol is not physically addictive in the same way substances like heroin, cocaine, alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, and related substances can be. Furthermore, CBD cannot produce any physical withdrawal symptoms in and of itself upon cessation of use. However, human beings can get addicted to just about anything that isn’t chemically addicting: exercise, music, sex, and food are great examples.