CBD oil labelling across different brands and products tend to be inconsistent, often leaving both novice and experienced consumers confused. Many consumers that are using CBD Oil are not clear on the measurement factors that pertain to CBD oil, and finding out how many mg in ml of CBD is in the tincture can get tricky.
How to Read CBD Oil Labels
How to Read CBD Oil Labels to get the most from your product
Currently the cannabidiol (CBD) industry is pretty much self-regulated and under the control of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Because of this, CBD oil labelling across different brands and products tend to be inconsistent, often leaving both novice and experienced consumers confused.
However, with CBD considered a “dietary supplement” that has to adhere to certain labelling requirements, there are key elements that, when knowing how to read it, can be useful in helping to decipher what is in a product and how to use it.
Here we go over these elements, teaching you how to read CBD Oil Labels so you can get the most from your product and do so safely.
Key Elements on CBD Oil Labels Explained
CBD oil bottles are generally available in 15 ml, 30 ml and 100 ml bottles which will help determine the amount of CBD per milliliter, an important indicator of CBD concentration/strength/potency.
Every bottle must have an ingredients list. Sometimes this includes only active compounds, however more often than not also a list of “other/inactive” ingredients as well. In the case of CBD oil, this can include the carrier oil and other additives such as flavorings, colorings and sweeteners.
Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate
The label should also indicate the type of CBD the product contains.
Includes a wide range of terpenes and other cannabinoids in addition to CBD and in some THC ( Total milligrams of CBD in the bottle divide by bottle size in ml = CBD mg / ml
For example: If you have a 30 ml bottle containing 1,500 mg of CBD 1,500 ÷ 30 = 50 mg of CBD per 1 ml
However, CBD oil labels often only shows the percentage of CBD in which case the percentage needs to be converted into milligrams first.
Formula: 1 milliliter = 1 gram = 1000 milligrams of CBD oil.
So, if you have a 30 ml bottle of CBD with a concentration of 15% CBD 15% of 3,000 mg = 1.5 x 3,000 = 4,500 mg of CBD per bottle 4,500 ÷ 30 = 150 mg of CBD per 1 ml
Occasionally, as in the case with the popular brand Charlotte’s Web (see graphic), a product will not indicate the amount of hemp extract and not the amount of CBD. This requires the consumer to convert milligrams of hemp extract into milligrams of CBD to get dosage which can be tricky.
Depending on the type of extract, this can either refer to the total cannabinoid content, or it could be a direct substitute for CBD.
If it’s the total cannabinoid content: The CBD amount will be less than the labelled amount for example, 1,000 mg hemp extract may only contain 700 mg of CBD.
If it’s a direct substitute: The CBD amount will be the same as the labelled amount for example, 1,000 mg of hemp extract will contain 1,000 mg of CBD.
To find out which it is, check the third party lab tests for the product or reach out to the company directly.
Additional Useful Information Explained
Third Party Lab Testing
Although not required, if a CBD company is willing to invest in third-party lab testing and be transparent about their products and their contents, it can be reassuring when making a purchase.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extraction
Uses supercritical carbon dioxide to separate the CBD extract and other compounds from the plant material and considered the “cleanest” and safest extraction method.
Uses a hydrocarbon or natural solvent to dissolve the CBD extract and other compounds from the plant material but in the case of hydrocarbons can leave behind toxic residues in poorer quality oils.
Do Bigger Numbers Mean It’s Better?
It is a common misconception that more means more, however a bottle with a high CBD content is not always “stronger” than one with fewer milligrams. For example, a 30 ml bottle of 1,000 mg CBD has the same potency as a 15 ml bottle of 500 mg CBD at 33.3 milligrams of CBD per milliliter.
How To Calculate Price / Milligram
To calculate the price per milligram of CBD is simple.
Product Price / CBD Content in MG = Price Per Milligram of CBD Content
A 30 mg bottle containing 1,500 mg of CBD for €79,95
€79,95 / 1,500 mg = €0,05 per milligram of CBD content
While the CBD industry is largely unregulated, there are certain labelling requirements that must be included on CBD oil labels from legitimate brands, and include:
- the number of milligrams or percentage of CBD in the bottle
- the bottle size
- the recommended serving size
- the ingredients as well as;
- a batch number
With this information, you can be assured that your CBD oil is not only legitimate and safe to use, but will also help you to use it properly so you can get the maximum benefits from your investment.
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Guide for How Many mg in ml of Full Spectrum CBD
Many consumers that are using CBD Oil are not clear on the measurement factors that pertain to CBD oil, and fnding out how many mg in ml of CBD is in the tincture can get tricky. If you can understand how many mg in ml of CBD is in your tincture then you’ll be able to justify the cost to strength of CBD.
Most CBD oil users will consume CBD oil by using it under the tongue or smoking the CBD. The only differences are that potency in tincture sizes and flowers are different across brands and plants. One of the most frequently asked questions by patients is “How many mg in a ml serving of CBD Oil?” Each bottle or product will have its own directions and mg serving and it’s important to understand how that mg serving translates to a dropper that measures in millilitres.
Why mg in ml of CBD doesn’t match on supplement facts
Most CBD products will have different serving information on the supplement facts due to the hemp extract content. Some brands will provide the exact CBD mg in ml serving size, but other may have different ingredients. In some cases hemp extract also includes CBG, and CBDa which can effect the milligrams to millilitres ratio for CBD extract.
CBD dosage guide: not safe
Currently, CBD products are not yet regulated by the FDA which means no official dosing guidelines have been released for CBD Oil. Most vendors and brands will provide the best practices and the general rules of thumb you can use. CBD dosage guides exist all over the internet, but these should be treated with a grain of salt because no one knows the real guidelines. In this article, we’ll discuss how many mg in a ml so that you can decide the serving size and concentration of CBD content you’d like to use.
Calculating how many mg in a ml of liquid
For any size bottle: Divide the CBD rating weight (example 200mg ) by the size of the container (example 10ml bottle ), the answer is the CBD concentration strength per ML [20mg CBD per ml].
Here’s a breakdown of the approximate strengths of one of the products we offer:
1500 mg • 30 ml (50mg CBD per mL)
Divide 1500 by 30, and you find there’s 50mg per dropper.
How many mg in a drop of CBD oil?
Each product is different, but it all relies on the how many millilitres (ml) is the bottle and how many total milligrams (mg) of CBD is in the bottle. Once you have this key information then you can calculate how many drops in a ml by considering the following:
1ml = 20 drops (A full dropper)
So, let’s assume you’re using Canniatric Full Spectrum CBD Oil – 1500 MG which is a 30ml bottle and contains 1500mg of CBD.
First, we find out how many mg in a ml by dividing 1500mg of CBD by 30ml
This shows that there is 50 mg of CBD per millilitre or one dropper full.
It may look and sound very confusing, but if you read through this carefully and apply some logic, it might not be as complicated as it seems.
At the end of the day, it’s all about finding the right dosage that works for you.