When shopping for cannabidiol (CBD) products, one of the biggest considerations is potency. While there's a list of other factors that differentiate one CBD oil from the next brand, the strength is the most notable option as it also affects the price of the product and may determine its overall effectiveness for some users.
Sublingual CBD oils, sometimes called CBD oil tincture are the most popular form of CBD available, and with good reason.
CBD or cannabidiol is a natural-based plant chemical extracted from the hemp plant. It's concentrated in the resin speckled on the bud and leaves of the plant. The raw hemp extract is extremely potent, sticky, and difficult to use, which is why it's often combined with other ingredients like hemp oil made from the seeds to make the extract more palatable and easier to dose.
The hemp extract to carrier oil ratio will give you the potency of a given CBD oil—and they can vary from low potency options 100 mg to high potency products over 10000 mg (per 1 oz bottle).
In this article, we'll discuss why you might want to consider a high potency CBD oil tincture, how to figure out your dose, and how to purchase a high-quality CBD oil that's actually worth your money.
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What Is Considered High Potency CBD Oil?
Most CBD oil tinctures come in a standard 1 oz bottle (30 mL) that combines hemp extract with a carrier oil like hemp oil. We consider a high potency oil to have at least 50 MG of CBD per mL. This means the entire bottle should contain 1500 MG of CBD or more.
In other words, with every full dropper of oil, you're delivering 50 mg of CBD. Anything higher than this amount is considered a high potency CBD oil. Some researchers suggest that with less than 30 MG of CBD, you're unlikely to see noticeable effects of CBD oil.
Since CBD may affect everyone differently, what might feel like a potent dose for you, may not feel like much to someone else.
Who Should Use High Strength CBD Oil?
10,000 MG CBD oil is hard to come by, but it's a particularly useful potency option for those looking to make the most of their CBD supplementation. It often means that you require much less of the product itself to hit a high dose of CBD.
Let's go over some of the benefits of using strong, full spectrum hemp oil.
1. Most Research On The Benefits Of CBD Are At High Doses
Naturally derived CBD from cannabis plants has been extensively studied and is determined to be a safe and well-tolerated compound, even at high doses.
Most of the research studies surrounding CBD and its potential therapeutic effects are investigated with exceptionally high doses of CBD at around 200–300 MG of CBD per day . In this study, the researchers didn't specify ideal doses—as CBD seems to affect everyone differently depending on a wide range of factors.
Studies regarding CBD's use in supporting healthy inflammation, its calming effects, and increasing comfort seem to be noticeable at higher doses of CBD in the upper 300 mg range.
2. CBD Oil Products Are Cost-Effective At Higher Potencies
CBD products with a higher CBD concentration can be a more cost-effective option for some users.
It can be difficult to accurately assess the cost of CBD from one brand to another since CBD prices seem to be all over the map. One of the easiest ways to determine a baseline price point is to divide the amount of MG of CBD of the product by the cost—giving you an estimated cost per mg of CBD.
The average range of the cost per mg of CBD is between $0.05 to $0.20—but as you get into higher potencies, you'll notice the cost per mg declines (even within the same brand catalog).
When you have higher levels of CBD in products, it also means that you can use less of it to get a higher potency.
For example, someone who is using 500 mg of CBD to support an active lifestyle trying to hit a 100 MG daily dose of CBD will need to measure out at least 6 dropper fulls (6 mL) to hit that high dose.
With a 10,000 MG bottle of CBD, you need less than half of a dropper full per serving to hit a dose of 100 MG of CBD. This means your bottle of product can last a lot longer too.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil VS Isolate
When it comes to feeling the potency of a CBD oil, the type of extract is another important factor. Full spectrum CBD oil is considered much more potent than its CBD isolate counterpart.
Full spectrum CBD is the least processed hemp extract. It requires careful processing to maintain as much of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes present in the hemp crops. CBD isn't the only therapeutic cannabinoid—in fact, there are over 100 cannabinoids and dozens of terpenes that influence a product's effect profile.
Full spectrum CBD oil made from hemp crops may contain CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and up to 0.3% THC (which is the federal limit). All of these compounds work synergistically in the endocannabinoid system to enhance the effects of CBD and balance any potential side effects, which means you don't need as high of a dose with full spectrum cannabidiol extracts as you would with CBD isolate.
The cannabis compounds work together in synergy is referred to as the entourage effect.
CBD isolate only contains cannabidiol—it's useful for some because it tends to be an inexpensive option. The extraction process is much less precise, which means manufacturers can sell large volumes of CBD at a cheaper price point.
Additionally, some geographical locations have strict laws surrounding THC content and consider it a Schedule I drug, which is why CBD isolate may be the only option available to some.
For an alternative option to cannabidiol isolate and to leverage the effects of the entourage effect, you should look to broad spectrum extracts. They're a hybrid between full spectrum and isolate. Broad spectrum extracts contain a range of cannabinoids and terpenes, but undergo extra processing steps to eliminate all traces of THC.
Dosing High CBD Oil Tips
Dosing CBD is a personal affair. As we briefly mentioned, there are several factors that may affect how you experience CBD including your genetics, health conditions, and lifestyle factors.
Finding the ideal dose using CBD oil will take some experimentation, and we've outlined a quick guide to help you get started.
It's also worth mentioning that while CBD has been studied extensively for its potential health and wellness benefits, no CBD product can ethically claim to prevent any disease or treat any conditions, so be sure you speak with your health care professional before considering high doses of any cannabis compound.
Use Full Spectrum CBD Oil Or THC-Free Broad Spectrum
Rather than using a CBD isolate CBD oil tincture, we recommend opting for a full spectrum CBD or broad spectrum if it's available to you as they contain a diverse range of cannabinoids for a better effect profile with fewer chances of eliciting adverse effects.
Start Low & Go Slow
When you're introducing a new compound to your diet, it's best to start with lower doses and gradually increase the doses to ensure you adjust accordingly.
For this reason, we generally don't recommend purchasing a 10,000 MG CBD oil if it's your first time. You run the risk of taking too much and shocking your system. It's best that you work your way up to high doses of cannabidiol.
Use CBD Consistently
The benefits of CBD come with consistent use, which is why you should consider using it at around the same time every day for several weeks before deciding whether you need to go up in CBD potencies in the future.
Many people may not even feel the effects of CBD until more consistent use, so be patient and consistent, and don't forget to review your progress, which leads us to our next tip.
Track Your Doses & Monitor How You Feel
Whether you're a pen and paper person or you prefer to track progress digitally, it's worth creating a CBD dose tracker to record how you feel at each dose—this gives you a level of accuracy in your doses and helps you figure out what's working and what may not be working when taking CBD oil.
Make sure you note the product you're using, how much you take (dose), time, and how you're feeling.
When you hit your desired effects with CBD, you've found your ideal dose. However, as your health levels are always fluctuating, you may require different doses at different points in your life.
Mix With Food & Drinks
High potency full spectrum CBD oil—especially when you're in the 10000 mg + strength—has a naturally earthy bitter flavor, which is an acquired taste for most people. To make your CBD oil more palatable, you may want to purchase a CBD tincture with natural flavors to mask the bitterness, or you can mix it with food or drinks.
Taking your CBD oil with food is a good idea as it helps to increase the absorption of active hemp compounds into your system.
Frequently Asked Questions About High Potency CBD Oil
What Is The Highest MG Of CBD Oil Available?
Neurogan has some of the highest quality full spectrum CBD oil on the market, with some broad spectrum CBD oil options with 8,000 MG and 12,000 MG of CBD.
You can certainly find higher CBD isolate CBD oils available, but they may not be as potent as their full spectrum CBD counterparts.
Will High Potency CBD Get You High?
CBD is considered a non-psychoactive compound. Unlike its notorious cousin, THC, CBD won't alter your perceptions or produce euphoric effects. That being said, high doses of CBD oil may make you feel very relaxed or drowsy.
One of the main reasons people look to CBD is to help with relaxation, and at high doses, you may feel exceptionally relaxed. It's not technically a high like other psychedelic drugs, but it can change your entire mood.
What Does High CBD Potency Feel Like?
CBD affects everyone differently, but most people who report using high potency CBD feel a sense of calm and an uplifted mood. CBD is a relatively gentle compound even at high doses.
If you've taken too much for your system to handle it may produce some temporary negative side effects (more on this shortly).
How Do I Store CBD Oil?
To keep your CBD oil fresh, you want to store your CBD similar to health supplements—in a cool, dry place along with your other health supplements in a cabinet or in the fridge to keep the cannabinoids from breaking down and to keep the organic ingredients fresh.
When Will You Feel The Effects Of CBD Oil?
It can take 30 minutes to an hour before you feel the effects of your cannabidiol and the other compounds. However, if you hold the CBD oil tincture under the tongue you may be able to feel the effects sooner as it inters the bloodstream via the microcapillary network beneath the tongue.
When you eat CBD oil the majority of it goes through your digestive system where the active compounds are broken down and go through the first-pass metabolism before making it to your bloodstream to exert its full effects.
This is also why you may notice that you need a higher potency of CBD oil than you would by smoking it. Smoking CBD enters the bloodstream via the lungs almost instantaneously.
The Risks Of High Potency CBD Oil
CBD has been well researched and found to be safe and well-tolerated even at high potencies (200–300 MG of CBD). However, it doesn't mean that high potency CBD is without risks.
Taking too much CBD can lead to very uncomfortable side effects. The good thing is that these adverse effects are temporary, and should only last as long as CBD remains active in your system which can be anywhere between 5–8 hours.
Some of the risks of taking too much CBD oil include:
- Dry mouth
To avoid the chances of feeling these negative effects with your CBD oil, we recommend you start on the lower side of dosing and working your way up to build tolerance, and using a full spectrum CBD oil or a broad spectrum CBD oil for a more well-rounded supplement.
Poor Quality CBD Oil
There are a lot of CBD brands on the market promising too good to be true outcomes with very little to show for it.
We always recommend shopping for CBD from reputable brands. These brands provide you with customer transparency with third-party lab tests, hemp sourcing information, quality customer service, and excellent reviews.
Since the CBD industry is so new, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is slow to regulate all these brands that seem to be popping up overnight.
As a general rule, we stay away from CBD products that claim to treat, cure, or prevent diseases—as this is a direct violation of FDA guidelines. You also want to make sure that the CBD content is backed up by a certificate of analysis (COA) and that it has less than 0.3 THC in the product to avoid potential legal troubles.
Neurogan's Ultra High Potency CBD Oils
At Neurogan, we have premium full spectrum CBD oil and broad spectrum CBD oil tincture from 500 MG of CBD all the way to 12,000 MG of CBD for one of the most potent oils on the market.
We believe that a high quality CBD oil 2000MG & above starts from the best farming practices, which is why our industrial hemp crops are sun-grown to peak season for harvest on the Pacific Coast with the highest agricultural standards.
The plants are then processed using the gold-star extraction method, supercritical CO2 to leverage a wide range of cannabinoids and terpenes without leaving any possible traces of harmful residual solvents.
We value customer transparency and safety, which is why we provide third-party lab tests that can be traced by batch to prove the cannabinoid profile, potency, and to prove that it's free from potential contaminants.
We strongly believe in the integrity of our products, which is why we offer a 30-day moneyback guarantee. Good products speak for themselves, and if you find that our high potency CBD oils aren't for you, we'll happily refund you. We're not trying to trick anyone into buying our products.
The Takeaway: Why Use High Potency CBD Oil
CBD oils and related products with 10,000 MG or more can be of benefit for some users looking to experience the potent effects of CBD and want a more cost-effective option for using CBD long-term.
Since everyone experiences CBD differently, it's worth taking your time building up to higher doses of CBD before jumping straight into a high potency option if you're a beginner. Building up your doses gradually, helps your endocannabinoid system adjust to the supplemented cannabinoids, and will help to mitigate potentially adverse effects of high CBD use.
Whenever shopping for CBD products, make sure you conduct your search into the brand and make sure that the CBD oil contains the right cannabinoid profile and potency, and is clean from any harmful contaminants.
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What is High Potency CBD?
A high potency oil contains at least 50 MG of CBD per mL. This indicates that the full bottle should contain at least 1500 MG of CBD.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
The least processed hemp extract is full spectrum CBD. To preserve as much of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp crops as possible, meticulous processing is required. CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and up to 0.3% THC can be found in full spectrum CBD oil derived from hemp crops (which is the federal limit).
How does CBD oil make you feel?
CBD affects everyone differently, however most people who use high dosage CBD report feeling peaceful and uplifted. Even at high doses, CBD is a rather mild molecule. If you've consumed more than your system can tolerate, you may have some transient unfavorable side effects.
How to take CBD oil?
To guarantee that you adjust appropriately, start with lesser doses and gradually increase them. You can take it sublingually or mix it with your food and drinks.
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