Determining the right potency to purchase for your CBD gummies or CBD oil is an important factor in identifying the right CBD product for you because strength will determine the price as well as the strength of the therapeutic effect. However, just because you see a product that has a high potency of CBD, doesn’t mean you should take it at face value.
This guide will take a deep dive into what high potency CBD is, the benefits of high potency CBD oil, the downsides of high potency CBD oil, who should buy high potency CBD oil, and include recommendations of our favorite high potency CBD products.
What is high potency CBD?
High Potency CBD contains high concentrations (over 3,000MG) of the cannabinoid, cannabidiol (CBD). However, potency is a bit more nuanced than just a high number listed on a CBD oil bottle. In order to take a closer look at what high potency CBD is, let’s break down the two factors that determine potency: CBD strength and CBD extract type.
When it comes to CBD, the term potency is really referencing strength. The strength of the CBD in any given CBD product is commonly displayed on the front label, shown as a number followed by the miligram (MG) unit of measurement, for example: 12,000MG CBD oil.
Standard CBD oils come in strengths from 500MG-3,000MG, with high potencies of up to 15,000MG (or more!). If you see an incredibly inflated number, like an 80,000MG CBD oil marked at a low price, it probably isn’t CBD. Check out our article on Amazon’s Fake CBD oil to learn more about this marking up tactic.
CBD extract type
A factor that has a profound effect on the potency of a CBD product is the extract type. The 3 most popular CBD extract types are: full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and isolate CBD. Cannabinoids are the natural plant components that make up the hemp plant: CBD, CBG, CBN, THC (under .3%), and over 100 more. CBD is the most widely popularized cannabinoid, but it isn’t the only cannabinoid. The reason why extract type affects the potency of a CBD product is because each extract naturally contains more or less cannabinoids.
- Full Spectrum CBD: This extract type is the most cannabinoid-rich, with the full spectrum of hemp’s natural cannabinoid content completely intact. This whole-plant extract is known for creating the entourage effect, a term coined by scientists for how plant molecules interact and bump up the functioning of each other for maximum benefit. For this reason, this extract could be seen as the most potent, as most experts agree that CBD on its own is going to be less effective overall than a full spectrum product containing the same amount of CBD.
- Broad Spectrum CBD: This extract type is cannabinoid-rich like full spectrum CBD, but has the THC removed. However, this type of CBD is still seen as potent and capable of the entourage effect. It’s a great option for those who are not a fan of the cannabinoid THC for work related or sensitivity purposes.
- CBD Isolate: CBD isolate only contains the cannabinoid, CBD. This extract can offer a high dose of CBD, but doesn’t offer a full plant, holistic approach to hemp and is not capable of the entourage effect. Though this extract can be bought in high concentrations, it is debatable whether it can truly offer the potency and effect of a full spectrum or broad spectrum product that offers all of hemp’s cannabinoids.
What is considered a high potency dose of CBD?
By general standards, a 25MG dose of CBD in one sitting can be considered a high potency CBD dose. However, CBD is known to affect each person differently, due to its unique interaction with our body’s endocannabinoid system. For example, one may experience a deeply therapeutic effect with as little as 5MG of full spectrum CBD, while others may not feel anything.
For this reason, we recommend that each person start first with a low dose of CBD to track how they feel. For more personalized dosing recommendations, check out our comprehensive CBD dosage guide created by Dr. Thomas Macsay before diving into a high potency CBD dosage.
What are the benefits of high potency CBD oil?
More bang for your buck
Buying a CBD oil with a higher CBD content might cost more in the moment, but can save you money in the long run. With a high potency CBD oil, you’ll need a smaller dose, less often because a little will go a much longer way. If you’re someone who uses CBD frequently, a high potency CBD oil can help you to spend less money per dose and you won’t have to reorder as frequently.
Ability to scale to severity
A high potency CBD oil gives you the opportunity to significantly boost your CBD dosage. As many people come to CBD with varying issues of discomfort, high potency CBD oil allows for individuals to scale their dosage in order to meet their needs. For example, a person experiencing a high degree of pain would need to take a few dropper fulls of 500MG CBD oil, whereas simply ¼ of a dropper of a 5000MG high potency CBD oil would do the trick.
Potency meets quality
A common concern we hear from our customers is that they’re nervous to try a high potency CBD oil because they worry that a higher potency full spectrum CBD oil means a higher natural THC content. There are legal limits in place on THC allowance, and all CBD products must contain under the legal limit of .3% THC. Therefore, you can always trust that our high potency CBD products will indeed contain more CBD, but still stay true to legal limits of under .3% THC.
Be sure to view the lab results on any high potency CBD product you purchase in order to confirm the product is high potency and low in THC content. As a note, all Neurogan lab results are available for every product in the listing, log-in to view. Additionally, check-out broad-spectrum CBD oil if you experience THC sensitivity.
What are the downsides to high potency CBD oil?
We wouldn’t be being honest if we only focused on the positive aspects of high potency CBD. As with any medicinal herb, irresponsible use or the investment in a cheap product can lead to the following downsides:
We wish we could say that all high potency CBD oil is created equally, but it’s definitely not. Early last year, we performed independent laboratory testing on CBD oils listed with strengths of up to 80,000MG and were disheartened to find that many CBD oils are falsely marketed. This leads us to wonder, what else is not being listed when it comes to these products?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any legitimate laws or rules in place when it comes to CBD, which means that if you go shopping for CBD without doing your homework, you risk coming into contact with pesticides, chemical fertilizer, and heavy metal contaminants. If the CBD is a concentrated high potency, non-regulated product, we can’t help but wonder what other nasty components might also be highly concentrated, too.
With high potency CBD oils, comes the higher risk of CBD overdose. But to be clear, it's highly unlikely that one would overdose on cannabis or CBD products. In fact, no more than a handful of people die every year with high levels of cannabis in their system.
With that being said there are certain signs and symptoms that some might consider symptomatic of an overdose, or better yet, an adverse reaction to CBD. The symptoms one may experience include dry mouth, vomiting, decreased appetite, low blood pressure, and diarrhea. However, if you’re already taking a larger dose and feeling comfortable, then you shouldn’t be at risk for an overdose.
Who should buy high potency CBD oil?
High potency CBD oil is not intended for first time CBD oil users. High potency CBD is intended for those experiencing a great level of discomfort, or those whom are familiar with CBD and ready to raise their dose. High potency CBD oil offers a strengthened effect of CBD’s best benefits:
- A soothing sense of calm & relaxation
- Mental comfort & mood improvement
- Positive support for a natural sleep cycle
- Relief from joint & muscle pain
Our 3 Favorite High Potency CBD Products
CBD gummy squares have become our best-selling CBD product; with 7 fruity flavors, 3 strengths, and your choice of broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD. By purchasing either our 25MG or 45MG CBD gummy squares, you’re choosing high potency CBD gummies ready to pack a punch. 25MG suits those looking for strength in their dose, and 45MG is intended for those with prior CBD experience looking for a greater potency in their daily CBD intake. Effects kick-in after 30-90 minutes and last for a total of up to 7 hours.
Gel capsules are perfect for those who want a dose of high potency CBD, but aren’t fond of the taste of CBD. Gel capsules are 100% vegan and organic, contain the CBD extract of your choice, broad spectrum or full spectrum, and are suspended in an MCT carrier oil for maximum bioavailability and absorption. Capsules are great for everyday use, long-lasting and slow-released for up to 7 hours of relief.
With our wide selection of full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD oils, there’s no doubt you can find the perfect high potency CBD oil for you. Choose the best strength for your needs: 3,000MG, 4,000MG, 5,000MG, 8,000MG, or 12,000MG. CBD oil is meant to be taken sublingually so it sets in quick, providing relief within 10-20 minutes of ingestion and lasting for up to 6 hours. These CBD oils are so strong that we do not recommend them for first time CBD users. If you feel that you’re ready for a high potency CBD oil, start with a lower high-potency CBD oil and work your way up rather than purchasing one that is too strong. These CBD oils are so potent that we do not recommend them for first time CBD users and strongly encourage you to shake the bottle well before ingesting.
High potency CBD products offer greater strength and therapeutic effects than other CBD products, making them a great option for those with CBD experience under their belt. Neurogan proudly produces the highest CBD oil strengths on the market with outdoor grown hemp, third party laboratory test results available on every product, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee to make sure you find the right CBD product for you.
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