What’s the Best Hemp Extract Dosage?
Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced user, understanding how Hemp Extract works and how to use it can be somewhat confusing, especially since the industry is so new. Every day, we answer dozens of questions from our readers, but one of the most frequently asked by first-time users and experienced users alike is: What’s the best Hemp Extract dosage?
While there are tons of articles about the benefits of Hemp Extract, there are few about properly dosing Hemp Extract. To make things more confusing, unlike with other supplements, The FDA has not created a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for Hemp Extract, which means Hemp Extract does not have an official serving size.
Because of this, consumers are blindly estimating their dosages based on recommendations from brands and companies they buy their Hemp Extract from. Or even worse… friends who are uncertified and claim to be “experts” simply because they use Hemp Extract.
“Take one dropper of Hemp Extract per day,” is one of the most common dosage recommendations we hear. While this can definitely be a dosage, there’s no way to tell if its the right dosage for the given individual as it doesn’t take into account important factors such as:
- The concentration of Hemp Extract
- The weight of the individual
- The individual’s body chemistry
- The severity of the condition being treated
With that being said, there isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage, and there will be some trial and error while gauging your proper dosage.
In other words, there isn’t a universal or static Hemp Extract dosage…
So how much Hemp Extract should you take then? Use these 3 simple tips to find out:
How to Choose Your Hemp Extract Dosage
1. Estimate your dosage based on your body weight
As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more Hemp Extract to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper Hemp Extract dosage is to take 1-6MG of Hemp Extract for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individuals level of pain.
For example, 20MG-33MG would be a great starting dosage for a 200lb patient, while 15MG-25MG would be best for another who weighs 150lbs.
Use our simple tool below to find your dosage!
2. Start small and increase gradually
Let’s say you have a friend who weighs no more than 150 pounds and takes 50MG of Hemp Extract twice per day, which he claims provides all kinds of benefits. Since you guys are approximately the same weight, he recommends the same dosage for yourself.
Here’s why this isn’t the best way to choose your dosage:
Not only are we all made differently, we each have our own unique history with the use of substances, medications, supplements, and other things we put in our body. Because of this, we all have different body chemistry, and this will affect how our body reacts to Hemp Extract.
With that being said, it is important to first determine your initial dosage based on your weight, gauge how your body reacted to that amount of Hemp Extract, then increase gradually while continuing to monitor your body’s reactions till you find the perfect dosage that works for your situation.
3. Consult your physician
When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t a ton of doctors who have experience with Hemp Extract, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react to Hemp Extract and can provide you a professional Hemp Extract dosage for your situation.
You’re Now a Hemp Extract Dosage Expert…almost…
So, now that you know how much Hemp Extract you should take, we face another important question:
How do you accurately measure your Hemp Extract dosage?
Think about it:
How much Hemp Extract is there in a single puff off your vaporizer, how much Hemp Extract is in a dropper from your Hemp Extract tincture?
Without understanding how to properly measure your dosage, knowing how much Hemp Extract you should take is pretty much pointless. Especially when it comes to all the different ways to consume Hemp Extract.
If you’re feeling a little confused, don’t worry.
Let’s shed some light on the situation.
How to Measure Your Hemp Extract Tincture Dosage
Using a Hemp Extract tincture is one of the easiest ways to consume Hemp Extract. Simply fill the dropper, administer the oil under your tongue, then hold it there for 30 to 90 seconds before swallowing.
But, how many drops of Hemp Extract oil should you take?
With some simple mathematics, we can easily figure that out.
Being that the dropper is the tool we use to administer a Hemp Extract tincture, we need to find out how much Hemp Extract is in a single dropper. Once you know this, you can gauge how much Hemp Extract you’re taking.
So how do you figure out how much Hemp Extract is in a dropper?
Typically a dropper holds 1 ML of liquid. If you know how many milliliters are in a Hemp Extract tincture, you can use this simple formula to determine how much Hemp Extract is in its dropper:
[Total Hemp Extract in Bottle] ÷ [Number of Millileters in Bottle] = MGs of Hemp Extract in a Dropper
For example, let’s say you have a 30ml Hemp Extract tincture that .nd a single dropper of that 1500MG tincture contains 50MG, you’d simply fill the dropper halfway.
Of course, this method isn’t 100% accurate, but it is more accurate than not measuring at all. Remember, start with a small dosage and gradually increase until you find your perfect dosage.