So, you read that a bottle of CBD has 1,000mg of full spectrum CBD . . . if you’re new to the CBD world, a natural question to arise would be so what does that actually mean?
Confusion regarding the difference between CBD potency and strength is not uncommon since the terms are often interchangeable. Potency refers to how much CBD is in a product, while strength measures how effective the product is in producing the desired therapeutic effects.
To put it simply, the milligram measurement on your CBD labels tells you the concentration of CBD in the product, which reflects the CBD potency. This is typically measured in milligrams but can also be listed as a percentage on each CBD product. Keep in mind that the number you see at first glance on a CBD label typically lists the amount of CBD in milligrams for the entire product, not per dose. An accurate potency dosage can be found by looking for the milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) label instead. In general, the higher the milligram count, the more potent the CBD product will be.
Most all CBD products contain ingredients such as a carrier oil or other natural substances in addition to CBD. For example, if a CBD tincture is marked with a strength of 5%, that means 5% of the contents contain CBD and the remaining 95% is made up of other cannabinoids, terpenes, or carrier oils. When comparing the difference between 500mg and 1000mg of CBD oil, keep in mind that the measurement reflects the CBD’s potency and can also be affected by the size of the bottle.
Examples of Elixirs With 1,000mg or more of CBD
With pure and simple ingredients, Elite Elixir contains 1500mg of full-spectrum CBD and organic hemp seed oil creating a moisturizing serum that addresses your wrinkles and fine lines. Ultra-hydrating and antioxidant-rich, the Elite Elixir can be incorporated into your daily skincare routine producing acne-fighting and anti-aging results. As if that isn't good enough, you can also ingest this multi-use serum by placing a few drops under your tongue or adding it to a daily drink for full-body relaxation.
Plant Stem Cell + Marula + CBD
With CBD extracted from organically grown hemp, the Plant Stem Cell Skin Elixir combines powerful ingredients with 1000mg of potent CBD for rejuvenating and nourishing effects. Packed with antioxidants and omegas 6 & 9, marula oil helps nourish your skin, decreasing the signs of aging. At the same time, plant stem cells and 1000mg of full-spectrum CBD oil minimize wrinkles and skin discoloration, while increasing collagen production to create a firmer complexion.
Vitamin C + Squalane + CBD
CBD-infused Vitamin C is just as amazing as it sounds in this powerful Vitamin C & CBD Skin Elixir jam-packed with anti-aging and sun-protecting properties. The powerful combination of 1000mg of CBD oil, with Vitamin C, and squalane helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause discoloration. Additional benefits include increasing the production of sebum and collagen which can prevent both acne and signs of aging. If inflammation is a concern, the duo of Vitamin C and full-spectrum CBD may also minimize your skin's inflammatory response and help with healing scars.
Examples of Topical Pain Products With 1,000mg or more CBD
Pain Relief Roller
The powerful ingredients of lidocaine, menthol, and 1000mg of CBD are packed into this on-the-go CBD Pain Relief Roller providing reprieve for your aching muscles and joints. To reduce pain and inflammation, the CBD in this pain relief roller interacts with natural ingredients to combat soreness and decrease discomfort at its source. This mess-free travel roller applies 1000mg of full-spectrum CBD oil to your joints and muscles, keeping your hands clean and your body relieved.
Ultra Relief Muscle Rub
Ultra-Relief Muscle Pain Rub provides the ultimate pain relief packed with 1,500mg of full-spectrum CBD along with soothing lidocaine, menthol, and arnica producing a powerful relief for sore muscles, nerve pain, or a tired back. Designed to produce near-instant results, this pain relief rub targets your pain at its source assisting in your pre- and post-workout regimen as well as for general pain concerns. To learn more, read CBD Muscle Balms: How They Work & Best Uses.
What is the Difference Between 500mg and 1,000mg of CBD?
Comparing the difference between 500mg and 1000mg of CBD oil involves the obvious: first, make sure you are comparing the same size bottle or amount of liquid in a tincture. Then take note of the strength, or potency, you aim to achieve from using CBD. Assuming the bottle size is the same, a tincture with 1000mg of CBD is twice as strong as a 500mg CBD oil.
When to use 500mg rather than 1,000mg or greater
Although 500mg CBD oil options may be cheaper, they are less likely to produce noticeable benefits. Therefore, CBD products with a lower concentration of 500mg may be suitable for someone new to using CBD who may not yet be willing to commit to a higher price tag. Additionally, newcomers are often advised to start with a minimal amount and then gradually increase the amount of mg per usage in order to find their ideal dosage; using a bottle of 500mg CBD rather than 1,000+ may make this easier.
When to use 1,000mg or greater rather than 500mg
Products containing 1,000mg or more are considered high-potency and therefore more effective. While 1500mg of CBD is ideal for chronic issues and more serious levels of discomfort, it is perfectly safe to try these higher doses even if you are new to CBD. A higher CBD count means the need to use less product, while still getting the same results, thus making it a better cost option for those who plan on continual use.
Always follow the directions on the label for any CBD product and make sure to consult with a medical professional first if you are taking any prescription medications.
Why Shop With Botanika Life
High-quality CBD products are worth the price, not only when it comes to strength and potency but also the purity of hemp used. When done right, the entire process from growing, to harvesting, and extracting CBD is costly and must be done with tight regulations to produce safe high-end products.
Botanika Life products are organically grown, pesticide and GMO-free, and produced in the USA. Both vegan and sustainable, our products use clean ingredients that are third-party lab-tested to verify the quantity of CBD and quality within each product.
By Emily Wegener
With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.