Everyone responds a little differently when using hemp products. If you are looking for more detailed info on dosing, check out our dosing guide by clicking this link.
Remember, start low and increase slowly to find your optimal dose. Our goal is to find the smallest dosage that gives you desirable results. This helps keep cost down and makes sure you don’t overshoot your therapeutic window. This also helps you evaluate what the monthly cost is and to gauge if yo need a product with a higher dose.
If just starting out, begin with 0.5ml on the measured dropper. If you use 0.5ml daily, this product will last you 2 months. That breaks down to $25 per month.
Increase dosage every 5 days as needed. If you feel like you need a little more, increase to 0.75ml on the measured dropper. Try that dosage for 5 days. Continue increasing by 0.25ml every 5 days until you reach the desired result. In the rare event that you experience any adverse side effects, reduce dose or discontinue use.
Why Would I Use a Tincture?
Medicinally speaking, tinctures are typically our go-to as a prophylactic (daily use). Tinctures are best suited for daily use due to easy dosing and long acting effects. Patient’s can use a measured dropper (standard on all of our products) to calculate the right dose. They can also change the dosage as needed. For patients that are serious about getting the best results, a tincture offers dosing flexibility, better absorption than edibles, and are more cost effective in the long run if they are using daily.
Time for tinctures to take effect: 30 – 60 minutes
How long tinctures last: 4 – 6 hours
- Easy to calculate dose using measured dropper
- Flexibility to change dose up and down as needed
- Faster acting than edibles or capsules
- Whole body effects that last
- Some don’t like oil texture
- Not the best option for “as needed” issues
- Slightly shorter acting than edibles or capsules
Tinctures are best suited for:
- Patients that need to titrate dose up or down
- Someone looking for a daily use supplement
- Someone ready and willing to put in work to get results
Why Would I Use CBD Isolate?
Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-intoxicating, unlike THC, which is the compound in marijuana responsible for the “high” feeling. CBD is considered extremely low risk, especially in the common doses taken over the counter. Despite that, there are some medication interactions you will want to be mindful of. If you are taking medications, you should discuss using CBD with your doctor before starting a regimen.
There are 3 types of CBD products that we sell to customers. Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate.
Full Spectrum contains all the compounds found in the plant including small amounts of THC (under 0.3%), terpenes, flavonoids and other plant material. Many consider full spectrum to be more effective due to the Entourage Effect. The entourage effect is the idea that all the compounds in the plant work in harmony to give you a better result.
Broad Spectrum contains all the compounds found in the plant except for THC. THC is removed by the lab. This is great for customers who are nervous about having any THC in their products. The amount of THC in full spectrum products is typically not enough to make you feel high, but some can be particularly sensitive to these types of compounds. Broad spectrum can still give you an entourage effect, but with THC mostly removed. Lab results will show ND (non-detect) for THC in these products, but there are still trace amounts, so if you are subject to drug tests, we typically suggest isolate products.
CBD Isolate is isolated CBD. There are no other compounds present from the plant. CBD isolate gives you the same benefits as full or broad spectrum products, but may require higher doses. Keep in mind that everyone is different and will need to experiment with finding the right dose. You don’t get the entourage effect you get with full or broad spectrum products, but you can be sure there is no THC and you are safe from failing any drug test using this type of product.
CBD Isolate Best Uses:
- Patients who are subject to drug tests
- Patients nervous about any amount of THC