April 20, 2018

One of the most frequent questions that customers ask about hemp oil is simply, "How much hemp oil should I take?" It's difficult because the FDA regulates all herbal dietary supplements, limiting a company's ability to describe all the benefits as well as the best way to take hemp oil. Unlike prescription pills and other medications, there is no set "dosage." But that's actually a good thing: Because hemp oil is used by so many different kinds of people to address so many different kinds of concerns, a one-size-fits-all serving size would be impractical and potentially wasteful. So, whether you're buying a 1,000 mg hemp oil or the 250 mg hemp oil, here are some tips to determine how much hemp oil to take.

Always Start Low

Because the hemp tinctures and capsules produced by Functional Remedies are made from the whole plant (using a proprietary plant variety with the highest concentration of cannabinoids possible with just 0.3 percent or less of THC, then seeped in oil using a gentle lipid infusion method to maintain the membrane and other benefits of the plant), you would have to take A LOT to have negative impacts. Still, when you first get your product, you'll be wondering, "How much hemp oil should I take?" The answer is individual experimentation.

The tinctures produced by Functional Remedies come with a dropper that has a bulb calibrated to draw 0.75 milliliter per squeeze. That's not filling up the entire dropper, because one squeeze won't draw up an entire dropper's worth. Make sure your dropper end is fully in the liquid and gently press the bulb for one serving.

Each level of tincture potency has twice as much as the previous level. That is, one serving of 250mg hemp oil tincture is 6.25mg.  A serving of 500mg hemp oil tincture is 12.5mg, and a 1000 mg hemp oil tincture contains 25mg per serving.

Notice Your Personal Benefits of Hemp

What do you need to maintain optimal and comprehensive health? Before you begin using hemp oil, we recommend you take time to write down what you'd like to address – perhaps this includes stress, disrupted sleep patterns, physical discomfort, emotional stability or other issues. Rate each concern on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being horrendously awful and 1 being a minor problem.

Next, take the smallest serving size twice a day, perhaps once in the morning and once in the evening. Each day for a week, record the status of your concern. Then you'll be able to tell if it's working at the level you expect or if you need to increase your serving size.

Servings for Humans vs. Animals

Many customers purchase hemp oil tinctures for their animals as well. Dogs suffering from separation anxiety, horses with joint discomfort or cats approaching the end of life need additional support. Our recommendation is 1 mg for every 10 lbs. of weight for dogs, 1 mg for every 20 lbs. of weight for cats, and just 5 mg for every 1,000 lbs. of weight for horses. Start with two servings a day and closely monitor the animal.

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