Sure, they give you a recommended dose or suggested use, but that’s just a starting point. You may need less. You may need more.
The label of the CBD tincture isn’t going to state that outright, but with a bit of simple math, you can figure it out. Here’s how.
In fact, your average 180-pound male suffering from severe pain would only need to take 25 milligrams at most to feel relief. That’s a long way from 50,000 milligrams. To put it in perspective, 25 milligrams of CBD equals ⅛ teaspoon, while 50,000 milligrams equals about 33 tablespoons.
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For those of us who enjoy a good psychotropic substance, that may be a bummer. But for those of us with medical issues, it’s a life-saver.
So maybe start with half-an-eye-dropper-full. See how your body reacts. Maintain that dose for three days to give your body time to get accustomed to the medication. Then adjust the dose up or down accordingly for the next three-day period.
The answer to that question is simple: no, CBD tincture will not get you high. In fact, very few CBD products (e.g. dissolvable strips , wax , shatter , concentrates , tea , butter , pills , etc.) will get you high. This is because they’re prepared with high-CBD/low-THC strains to minimize the psychedelic effects and maximize the health benefits.
This is especially true with homemade CBD tinctures (or, really, anything homemade) because you don’t know the exact concentration of CBD in the mix. With store-bought CBD tinctures, it’s a bit easier because of the valuable information on the label.
CBD oil contains CBD mixed with an inert carrier oil, such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. The bottled oil, called a tincture, is sold in various concentrations. There are also CBD capsules, CBD gummies, and under-the-tongue CBD sprays.
CBD oil is an extract of Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa—the same plants that, when dried, make marijuana. CBD oil is believed by some to treat pain, reduce anxiety, and stimulate appetite in the same way that marijuana does, but without its psychoactive effects. CBD has also shown promise in treating certain types of seizures.
The tricky part is calculating the exact amount of CBD per milliliter of oil. Some tinctures have concentrations of 1,500 mg per 30 mL, while others have 3,000 mg per mL (or more).
There is some evidence that CBD interacts with seizure medications such as Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. Further research is needed.
Remember, because CBD oils are largely unregulated, there is no guarantee that a product is either safe or effective.