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CBD oil is said to have a myriad of health benefits, and can be used to relieve anxiety and stress, quell muscle pain and joint aches, or promote overall wellness. Of some debate, however, is how much CBD is the right dose for each individual. The simple answer is there is no “right dose” of CBD. Each person will have different dosing requirements based on unique factors like their metabolism, biochemistry, weight, and natural tolerance to CBD oil due to their endocannabinoid system. The best way to find the right dose for your needs is through trial and error; however, proper measuring of your CBD oil is essential for finding your perfect dose.
Which Is Better for CBD Oil – A Teaspoon or a Dropper
Like with any medication, the delivery method matters. With CBD oil, people tend to either use a teaspoon or a medical dropper.
A Dropper or Pipette for CBD Oil
The dropper is a glass tube that delivers specific amounts of medication. It has a rubber bulb at the top, which uses air pressure to draw and release the liquid. The most common uses for these types of droppers are children’s liquid medication or prescription eye drops. The original name, Pasteur pipette, comes from the French scientist Louis Pasteur, who discovered the concept of vaccination and used “droppers” in his experiments to ensure the purity and exact amount of chemical compounds.
How to Use a Dropper
The dropper is a fairly straightforward instrument for measuring small amounts of liquid. The trickiest part is checking to see how much liquid has been withdrawn at a given pinch and how much to release.
The problem with many droppers on the market is they are either not marked or, they measure in milliliters, which is irrelevant because CBD should be measured and calibrated in milligrams.
The exclusive GREENPATH Calibrated Dropper comes with clear demarcations to make measuring as clear and easy as possible.
What Is a Tincture?
A tincture is an extraction of plant-matter that is infused into oil or another liquid. The herbal mixture is strained and all that remains is a concentrated liquid or “tincture.” Tinctures are made from one single plant or a combination of either fresh or dried leaves. Herbal tinctures can be found everywhere, including the health food aisle of grocery stores or purchased online. A CBD tincture, for example, is a combination of cannabinoids, the non-psychoactive components of hemp, combined with a carrier oil.
How to Use a Tincture
Because the tincture is a concentrate, you need to be very careful about dosage, that’s why using a measured dropper is very important. If you’re new to CBD, start with 4mL of your tincture and put it under your tongue before you go to sleep. Increase or decrease the amount of mL’s taken each night from there, depending on how you feel.
Remember, it’s about finding the right dosage for you.
About CBD Tincture
In addition to a tincture being the most accurate method for ingesting CBD, it is also the most popular. CBD tinctures have a longer shelf life than other ingestible items so that makes it more convenient for storage. If you purchase a brownie or cookie with CBD, it may expire in a week or so and not be as potent or pleasing to the palette. Tinctures can last for years if stored in a cool dry place.
In addition, CBD edibles also are subject to what is known as a “first pass” effect. To become effective, they must first pass through the digestive tract, which begins to break down the compound and decreases the absorption of CBD. A tincture, on the other hand, is taken sublingually (under the tongue), which minimizes breakdown from digestive enzymes.
Tinctures can also be applied topically if users are only looking to treat a certain area (i.e., an inflamed or sore joint).
About Exclusive CBD Measured System
The exclusive Greenpath measured system will guide you through any uncertainty regarding how much to take. Each box contains a calibrated dropper and 1,000mg concentration tincture of the highest quality organically grown, full spectrum, CBD oil. All Greenpath CBD oil is lab certified, which ensures the highest quality ingredients and concentration.
The CBD industry is rife with low-quality and mislabeled products, so always look for a certificate of analysis when purchasing CBD oil. The certificate of analysis is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the nature of cannabinoids that is in each batch of CBD. When your health and well-being are concerned, it is essential to double check for quality. Greenpath also provides an easy-to-use log to record results, so you can track your success and wellness.
How to Use CBD
Twice daily, measure out the precise amount that your doctor has recommended. Distribute the oil under your tongue and hold the liquid there for at least 60 seconds. Increase the amount of CBD incrementally every two days. Record any effects that you notice in your log. Everyone reacts differently, so monitoring the results is crucial to providing the most benefit.
You may not notice anything at first, but keep in mind that both the higher and lower doses are not as beneficial as the “right” amount.
The onset may be delayed. It can take up to two hours for some people to feel the effects of the oil. If you are having trouble with dosing, be patient; it may take several days before finding the amount that is just right for you. Be consistent with your dosage. If you experience any unpleasant effects, then stop taking immediately.
Finding the correct dose for you in an incremental fashion is important for a couple of reasons. First, if you’re taking more than you need to for the desired effect, you are going through your tincture faster and wasting money when a smaller dose could be just as beneficial. Second, you may develop a higher tolerance over time and need to adjust the dose again to achieve the desired effect. Give yourself time to figure out how it affects you, and don’t increase your dosage dramatically from day to day.
Also, don’t forget to keep track of your dosing and use our calibrated dropper to accurately measure.
About CBD Oil
CBD oil can sooth nerves, ease tension, and shift mood. It is not psychotropic and is 100% THC free. Greenpath Science Measured CBD System will help you ease into a CBD tincture routine that is beneficial for your mind, body, and soul.
CBD oil is said to be beneficial for a variety of health problems, in addition to boosting overall wellness. Several studies, for example, demonstrate that topical CBD oil can be effective in the treatment of localized pain and inflammation. In addition, CBD has been shown in studies to:
- Alleviate pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatments
- Treat and prevent acne
- Possibly slow cognitive decline in animal models
- Reduce substance abuse seeking behavior in animal models
The United States in the midst of a “green rush,” and for good reason. CBD oil has several potential benefits for promoting overall health and wellness. It has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions, from chronic pain to addressing inflammatory conditions like arthritis and acne.
With so many brands available on the market it can be difficult to know what type of CBD oil is best for you and the amount you need to achieve the desired effect. Each person will have a different ideal dosage depending on their unique biochemistry and needs.
The Greenpath Measured CBD System contains high-quality, organic CBD oil and accompanying dropper system so you can measure and track your results. Finding the right amount of CBD oil for your own health needs will require some trial and error. Our log book and calibrated dropper will help assure accuracy and promote cost savings (no more overdosing and overspending).
If you know someone interested in trying CBD for the first time, tell them about our CBD Starter Kit. Or, try it for yourself. The system was made to provide the greatest benefit of CBD at the greatest value because we care about giving back and want to share our technology with the world.