June 1, 2018

How to Choose the Potency of Your Phytocannabinoid Oil

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Get the best effects from your phytocannabinoid oil with this guide

When it comes to cannabinoid oil, there are a lot of things to consider, such as its legality. Although hemp will always be linked to marijuana (both come from the cannabis plant, though they are very different), cannabinoid oil is legal in the U.S.

Then you need to think about the quality of the cannabinoid oil you’re buying, as well as its potency. These guidelines can help with that latter category and ensure that you get the most from your oil:

The three degrees of cannabinoid oil

Cannabinoid oil potency is segmented into three different types:

Low potency – 2.5 mg to 15 mg per serving

Low doses of cannabinoid oil are thought to be good for chronic conditions like moderate pain or mild anxiety. They may also be effective for people with very active endocannabinoid systems who don’t need stronger doses. Just a small dose every day may be used to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Medium potency – 16 mg to 33 mg per serving

With more severe pain or anxiety – and perhaps inflammation or digestive issues – medium strength cannabinoid oil may be an option. In most cases, doubling the milligrams of the lower strength doses can be effective. And it will depend on your symptoms how many doses per day you will need.

High potency – 34 mg to 50 mg per serving

Research is underway to see how high-strength doses of cannabinoid oil can be used for a number of ailments, including severe pain or anxiety, depression, and insomnia. People using it with the intent of lessening the effects of conditions like epilepsy or multiple sclerosis may need to take several doses per day.

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How to ensure you get the right potency

If you’re new to cannabinoid oil, it will probably take you a little time to figure out the amount you should take. These tips can help:

Start off slowly

You may be eager to take cannabinoid oil to address a nagging or chronic condition, but you don’t want to take too much too soon. This is why you should start with the lowest dosage. Not everyone has the same reaction to cannabinoid oil, and you may find that that small amount gives you just what you need. It is also important to pay close attention to how much you take.

Gradually increase the dosage

If that small dosage doesn’t seem to be doing anything for you, you can begin to increase it. Because it takes some time for the cannabinoid oil to affect your endocannabinoid system, you should gradually raise the amount. Take the same dose for a few days or so before you make it a little bigger.

Talk to a healthcare professional

Thanks to countless websites and blogs, you can find quite a bit of medical information online. But to get real answers, there is no substitute for actually talking to a professional. Whatever ailment you hope cannabinoid oil can help with, a doctor or other type of medical professional should be able to tell you how to use it and the doses to take.

Not all cannabinoid oils are the same

Cannabinoid oil is used for a number of chronic conditions, but the quality is a trait that can’t be ignored. At Veritas Farms, we are dedicated to growing the absolute best hemp to produce superior oils.

We use the whole plant, which ensures that all the essential elements remain intact. For any questions about our cannabinoid oil or our manufacturing process, please contact us.