Have you heard? cbdMD just launched a new set of high potency CBD products, boasting 100 mg to 200 mg of CBD in every serving. If you’re used to strengths more like 300 mg in an entire bottle, that might seem like it’s beyond your budget.
But the good news is that we’ve made the new products highly affordable – in fact, they cost much less per milligram than the old lower-potency products.
Why are we doing this? Part of it is that there’s just more CBD on the market now than in the early days when hemp was newly legal. But also, the combination of research and user experience over the last five years has led us to realize that high strength CBD oil can be better for almost everyone. So here’s your guide to the top five benefits of high potency CBD.
1. A High CBD Dosage Does More for You
You’ve probably heard of the benefits of CBD: relaxation, better sleep, everyday stress management, exercise, recovery, and so much more. But maybe when you’ve tried it, you haven’t felt much, or only got the desired results some of the time. That may well be because you aren’t taking a high enough CBD dosage.
A lot of people starting with CBD understandably feel cautious. There’s no official guidance, so how do you know how much CBD is too much? Studies indicate that you’d have to take more than 1500 mg and maybe as much as 20,000 mg of CBD before it’s considered toxic. So 200 mg a day isn’t going to be a problem.
And CBD works with your body in a straightforward way; when it comes to supporting your endocannabinoid system, less is not more, more is more! So if you want to really feel the full benefits of CBD, or if you’re just looking for a little extra support, trying a higher dose might be just the thing. The only concern with taking high strength CBD is that it might interact with certain medications, so be sure to talk to your doctor before using it (as always).
2. Research Supports High Potency CBD
Research on CBD is still in its early stages, but there have been quite a few studies supporting its benefits. However, if you look up a typical study on PubMed testing CBD in human subjects, you’ll find that they typically use quite large dosages – 200 to 600 mg – to get results. By contrast, there’s a lot less evidence to support a serving of 10 or 25 mg of CBD, even though we can assume it interacts with the body in the same way.
By offering these products with higher concentrations, we’re closing the gap between developing research and finding the ideal threshold of proper CBD dosage. As we discover more about the benefits of CBD, we’re constantly looking for new, innovative ways to provide those same benefits directly to you.
Up till now, you might have had to drink a whole bottle of CBD oil at a time to get the same amount as many research subjects. But not with cbdMD’s new high potency CBD products!
3. High Strength CBD Is More Bioavailable
Bioavailability is an important concept when it comes to taking CBD. Essentially, when the CBD product enters your body, it gets broken down on the way to your bloodstream, which is where it works its magic. The percentage of the CBD that survives the process is its bioavailability.
Bioavailability varies with the delivery method. Vaping CBD or absorbing it through a mucous membrane (like under the tongue) with a tincture makes it more bioavailable than swallowing it in a capsule or eating a gummy. However, you might understandably like the swallowing method best – many people do! So having more potent CBD capsules or CBD gummies can make up for the portion of CBD that’s lost in your digestive system.
4. High Potency CBD Is Easier and More Convenient
One important concept to understand here is the difference between dosage and serving size. The CBD dosage is the number of milligrams of CBD that you take at one time, while the serving size is the quantity of the product that you take.
You can, of course, increase your CBD dosage by increasing the serving size of the product, or taking a serving more frequently. But the advantage of high potency CBD is that you can get more CBD with the same serving.
For instance, if you take two softgels from a 60-count bottle that has 1000 mg total, that’s a 33 mg dose. But if you take two softgels from our new 6000 mg bottle, that’s a 200 mg dose. Same number of pills, big difference in dosage! That lets you up your CBD game without juggling multiple capsules or different products.
5. You Get More Bang for Your Buck
Up till now, you may have been put off by the high prices of high potency CBD products. It’s not unusual for a one-ounce bottle of CBD oil sporting a few thousand milligrams of CBD to go for hundreds of dollars! Just take a look at some of our competitors.
That’s why we’ve priced our high strength CBD products so affordably. We believe that the highest daily strength of CBD oil should be just as affordable for the average person as it is for the wealthy celebrities who’ve been touting the benefits to you.
And with CBD pricing, the important thing to look at isn’t just the overall price but the price per milligram. If you buy a low-strength CBD product but have to take way more of it to do anything than a higher potency product, you’re not really saving any money. The best strength CBD oil for you is the one that will provide you all the CBD you need in one or two servings per day.
Your Guide to High Potency CBD Products
Now that you better understand the benefits of high potency CBD in general, you probably have more specific questions. How much CBD should I take then? What is the strongest strength of CBD product out there? And what kinds of high potency CBD products are available?
Let’s start with the last question first.
Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum CBD Products
While so far we’ve talked about CBD potency levels strictly in terms of the amount of pure CBD, there’s more to a product’s overall potency than that. Here at cbdMD we sell both broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD products. Both of them include other supportive compounds from the hemp plant, which is why when you look at the label of any product you’ll see slightly more milligrams of hemp extract per serving than CBD per serving. Those remaining few milligrams are other cannabinoids as well as terpenes and the like.
The difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum is that full spectrum includes a small amount of THC, whereas broad spectrum has no detectable THC at all. There are reasons you might want to avoid THC, but many consumers have found that it boosts the results they get even from products with the same amount of CBD. That’s why our new high potency offerings include not just stronger versions of the same products, but more full spectrum products for you to choose from.
High Potency CBD Oil Tinctures
Our broad spectrum CBD oil tinctures range from 1500 mg to 7500 mg per bottle, or 50 mg to 250 mg per serving. The latter is the highest strength product we offer, at least as measured in amount of CBD. Our full spectrum CBD oil tinctures range from 50 mg to 200 mg per serving, with 1 to 2 mg THC per serving.
The great thing about tinctures is their speed and flexibility. For fastest results, hold the oil under your tongue for 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing. If you don’t mind somewhat slower absorption, you can mix the oil with your favorite food and drinks. Both types of tinctures are available unflavored, but the broad spectrum tincture also comes in berry and the full spectrum tincture in delicious chocolate mint.
High Potency CBD Gummies and Capsules
Our CBD gummies and CBD softgels range from 50 mg to 200 mg of CBD per serving and the full spectrum versions also have 2 mg to 4 mg THC per serving. Note that the serving size of the highest strength is two pieces, but there are 60 pieces per bottle so you’ll have a 30-day supply. In addition, we have new full spectrum CBD oil capsules with 200 mg of CBD and 4 mg THC per serving, which are a good option for vegans.
Both the gummies and the capsules are good for everyday use, keeping a slow, steady supply of CBD in your system. The gummies also provide a delicious mix of tasty fruit flavors!
High Potency CBD Sleep and Calming Products
CBD for sleep is the category with our most exciting new product rollouts. Our broad spectrum CBD PM tinctures and softgels were always a hit, but at the same time one of the top reasons for using full spectrum products is that the THC helps many people sleep better. So now we have full spectrum CBD sleep products too!
The new tinctures and softgels have 50 mg of CBD per serving, along with melatonin and a range of other naturally soothing ingredients to help you get your best rest. The full spectrum products also provide you a 2 mg dose of THC for that extra mellow.
We’re also excited to announce our new full spectrum Calm Gummies with 200 mg CBD, 4 mg THC, and 300 mg ashwagandha per serving. These gummies can help you relax on stressful days without knocking you out.
Starting with High Potency CBD
You’ve no doubt noticed by now that even within the realm of high potency CBD products, there’s a range of potencies available. That’s because people’s responses to CBD is highly personal – it can vary with body size, age, physical condition, and a host of other factors. So if you’re not sure how much CBD to take, start with 50 or 100 mg per day for 30 days and monitor how you feel. CBD can build up in your system over time, so it might take a few weeks to feel the full effects.
If you’re already on CBD but are curious about trying higher-potency versions, you’ll want to follow a similar regimen of giving the higher strength a few weeks to work. Also, don’t feel locked into the exact serving size on the label – it’s a good place to start, but you can tweak it to find exactly what the best strength CBD for you is. What matters to us is what makes you feel great!