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CBD oil has become a popular natural remedy for various physical and mental concerns, including stress, physical discomfort, and sleep issues. However, measuring your perfect daily intake of CBD oil can be tricky, especially for those who are new to using it.

One of the most common methods of measuring CBD oil is using the standard droppers that come with most CBD oil bottles.

What Is a Standard Dropper?

Standard droppers typically hold 1 milliliter (ml) of liquid, equivalent to 20 drops. However, the number of milligrams (mg) of CBD per 1 ml can vary depending on the concentration of the CBD oil β€” for instance, in our selection, you will find bottles of CBD oil with 450, 900, or 1350 mg of CBD per bottle.

As such, a 30 ml bottle of CBD oil with a concentration of 450 mg of CBD will have approximately 15 mg of CBD per dropper (1 ml).

At the same time, a 30 ml bottle of CBD oil with a concentration of 900 or 1350 mg of CBD will have around 30 or 45 mg of CBD per dropper, respectively.

Now you see why CBD oil with a concentration of 450 mg is a suggested product for the newcomers to the CBD world β€” they provide low servings of CBD, ideal for first-timers.

How to Calculate the Right Dosage For Your Needs

To determine the right amount of CBD oil for your needs, you should consider several factors, including your body weight, the purpose of use, and your personal tolerance to CBD. It is also recommended to start with a low amount and gradually increase it until you achieve the desired effect.

A general rule of thumb for dosing CBD oil with a standard dropper is to take 1-6 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight.

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For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, a starting intake of 15-25 mg of CBD per day is recommended. Depending on the concentration of the CBD oil and your desired portion size, this can be achieved by taking one or half a dropper full of CBD oil, which makes it around 10-20 drops.

It is important to note that everyone’s body reacts differently to CBD oil, and what works for one person may not work for another. Additionally, the effects of CBD oil can take some time to become noticeable, and it may take several days or weeks of consistent use to achieve the desired effect. Be patient!

How to Use a Dropper?

Taking CBD oil with a dropper is a breeze once you get the hang of it.

  1. Start by removing the dropper from the bottle and squeezing the rubber bulb at the top of the tube to remove any air.
  2. Insert the tube into the bottle and release the bulb to fill the dropper with CBD oil. Make sure to check the markings on the dropper to avoid overfilling it.
  3. Aim for the half or 1-ml marker, or another marker if provided, depending on your desired dosage.

If you’re using a CBD tincture, place the dropper’s tube under your tongue and squeeze the bulb to empty the contents. This method allows CBD to be absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. 

However, you can also place the CBD oil anywhere in your mouth if you prefer, though it may take longer to be absorbed if not placed under the tongue.

Wrapping Up

Using a dropper to measure CBD oil is a straightforward and convenient method that allows for precise CBD intake control. With a bit of practice, you can easily find the right portion size to suit your needs. 

Just be sure to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns about dosing or potential interactions with other medications.

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