Unless a physician has prescribed a hemp product, it can be difficult to figure out what dose of hemp extract is your “sweet spot”. So, how do you dose hemp oil?
This article will give you the ins and outs on how to dose PCR Hemp Oil (Hemp Extract)*.
*Disclaimer: Any and all supplements you take, how often you take them, and at what dose you take them should be discussed and approved by a licensed physician prior to use. The information contained herein should not be considered medical advice and is for informational purposes only.
What Does the Research Say?
We have to be really careful when interpreting the research on hemp oil dosing because a majority of the studies have been performed on animals. Although most of these studies have shown a benefit for the various conditions hemp extract has been experimentally used to treat, it doesn’t necessarily mean we can extrapolate all of these results to humans.
With that said, from the human studies we do have, we know that up to 1500mg of PCR Hemp Oil– even when used chronically — have been shown repeatedly to be well-tolerated by humans (1).
However, a 1500mg dose of PCR Hemp is astronomical for most, extremely expensive, and likely unnecessary.
Beyond this, there’s not a whole lot of insight we can derive from research. But, hemp research is growing and, soon, we will likely have a better idea of what dosages work best for certain conditions.
The Difference with Full Spectrum Hemp Oils
Another issue with some of the research we see on hemp oil products is that a lot of studies use isolate extracts, not full-spectrum extracts that contain all of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and sterols. Not only do these compounds offer benefits of their own, but they also enhance the activity of the product as a whole.
How Do I Find My Sweet Spot?
Everyone’s absorption, assimilation, and metabolism of cannabinoids are different. So, no blanket dosage is going to work for everyone and their needs.
The best way to find the dosage that works for you is to start with one dose, consistently, for two to three days. If you find that doesn’t work for you, increase the dosage by an additional dose and see how you feel. Once you’ve found relief, you’ve found the correct dosage for your body, or the “sweet spot”.
If you consistently need high dosing, you might find that purchasing a higher potency product is more cost-effective.
What Does PhytoLogica Offer?
Phytologica offers a wide variety of full spectrum hemp products: softgels, tinctures, and topicals. All of these products are designed for maximal absorption and activity. This means you’ll need a smaller dose to experience the benefits of hemp.
Depending on what your body needs and what your licensed medical provider approves, PhytoLogica offers various dosages, for example:
- 1500mg Tincture: 25mg of PCR Hemp per dose, 60 day supply
- 500mg Tincture: 8.5mg of PCR Hemp per dose, 60 day supply
- 250mg Tincture: 4mg of PCR Hemp per dose, 60 day supply
- 10mg Softgels: 10mg of PCR Hemp per dose, 30 day supply
- 25mg Softgels: 25mg of PCR Hemp per dose, 30 day supply
- 250mg Balm: dosage of PCR Hemp depends on how much is used
- 500mg Balm: dosage of PCR Hemp depends on how much is used
The tinctures are administered under the tongue (sublingual) for direct absorption into the bloodstream whereas the softgels are delivered through the digestive system in a highly bioavailable nanoemulsion. The balms offer more targeted relief.
All of these can be found in the online store.
To learn more about hemp and its benefits, check out the Phytologica blog.