Learn about cooking with CBD and how to optimally dose your infused products! Want to try CBD oil, but not sure how much is too much? We have your guide (and a handy CBD dosage calculator) to help you figure out what is right for you. Calculating CBD content may seem tricky but this article will help you understand how. Looking to enjoy the perfect serving size? This is the article for you!
How to Calculate Dosage in CBD Infused Cooking
Dosing CBD while cooking can be a confusing process. Our Creators Crystals are easy to use and once you have the calculations down, you’ll be infusing in no time! Below we have our calculations for optimum dosing, as well as some fun recipes to try out once you have your infused product! Click this link to purchase our Creators Crystals
Start by using this guide:
1 gram of creators crystals equals .035 ounces
1 gram equals 1000 milligrams
1 cup equals 8 ounces
2 tablespoons equals 1 ounce
6 teaspoons equals 1 ounce
For example, if using 1000mg in 8 ounces, then one tablespoon of your final product will be 62.5 milligrams of CBD. It is calculated this way:
1000mg divided by 8 ounces is 125mg per ounce.
Since there is 2 tablespoons per ounce, than 125mg divided by 2 is 62.5mg
Therefore, 1000mg in 8 ounces equals 62.5mg per tablespoon
Or you can work backwards:
If you want 10mg per tablespoon and to have a cup of infused product, then you would add 160mg of CBD. It is calculated this way:
10mg per tablespoon multiplied by 2 equals 20mg per ounce
There are 8 ounces per cup, so 20mg multiplied by 8 equals 160mg of CBD
Now here comes the fun part: using your infused oil to make CBD products and foods to share and enjoy! Below are recipes we have compiled from online sources as well as our own experiences. Feel free to share your personal recipes below in the comments or any useful tips you’ve found when cooking with CBD!
You will need:
A large pot or saucepan
A sensitive kitchen scale
CBD isolate – Creators Crystals
Carrier oil of your choice
Double boiling is an important step of any CBD recipe as it allows for more temperature control. In order to not degrade the CBD, it’s important to keep it under 300 degrees at all times. Double boiling is a process in which you take a bowl a little bigger than your pot and boil water under it. This allows for your ingredients to melt without the harsh heat of the burner. While you can just mix all the ingredients into a pot there is a chance it will get too hot. Double boiling makes it less likely for your CBD to become over cooked.
CBD Simple Syrup
1 cup honey or sugar
Weigh out desired dose of CBD with a sensitive kitchen scale (please refer to dosage guide), and add all the ingredients into the pot or double boiler. Keep on a low heat (below 300 degrees) until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Once thoroughly incorporated, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour the warm mixture into a mason jar and use within 2 weeks.
Enjoy in mixed drinks, to sweeten your coffee, or as a sugar substitute in baked goods (just remember to keep it below 300 degrees!)
CBD Infused Olive Oil
8 ounces of olive oil
Using a sensitive kitchen scale, measure out preferred dose of CBD (please refer to dosage guide). Then in a saucepan, or double boiler, heat olive oil on low and add in CBD isolate. Stir well to incorporate, then remove from heat. Once cooled it pour into a glass container. Be sure to shake before serving for even dosage.
TIP: You can use any carrier oil of your choice in this recipe
Enjoy in all of your favorite recipes, or try our CBD Hazelnut Pesto or CBD Avocado Ricotta Toast
CBD Whipped Cream
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
2-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
TIP: Chill your bowl and beaters for 15 minutes in the refrigerator, it will help the cream whip faster
First measure out preferred dose of CBD (please refer to dosage guide). Add all of the ingredients to chilled bowl and begin mixing on low speed, slowing increasing the speed. Keep mixing until stiff peaks begin to form. Enjoy on your favorite dessert or on some homemade hot chocolate.
CBD Mulled Apple Cider
1 gallon apple cider
1 tbsp allspice
3 cardamom pods
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp dried orange rind
1 cup CBD simple syrup
Place all of the spices in a tea bag or tied up in a cheese cloth. Add all of the ingredients in a large pot or crockpot and heat on low for one to three hours (depending on how intense you want it to be spiced). Remove the bag of spices and stir before serving.
CBD Hazelnut Pesto
1/2 cup hazelnuts
2-3 cloves garlic
2 cups packed fresh basil
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
3/4 cup CBD infused olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
TIP: Try substituting part of the basil with other fresh greens such as spinach and kale, or for the adventurous, try foraged greens such as nettle.
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the hazelnuts and toast, shaking the pan often, until fragrant and lightly browned (roughly 8 minutes). Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. While the hazelnuts are cooling add the garlic to the pan with a little olive oil and cook slightly (this removes some of the bite from the garlic’s flavor). When the hazelnuts are cool enough to handle, roll the nuts in a kitchen towel to remove most of the skins. Then add all of the ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor and pulse until it is a course texture. While the food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil into the mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Use as a salad dressing, as a garnish on winter soups, or tossed with your favorite pasta
CBD Avocado Ricotta Toast
Whole wheat or sourdough bread
Half of an avocado
4 to 5 tablespoons Ricotta
1 tablespoon CBD infused olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Toast bread to toast to desired level of ‘done-ness.’ Then using a fork, mash the avocado and cover the entire surface of the bread. Add ricotta in dollops and drizzle with CBD infused olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste
Have fun trying different seasonal toppings, such as summer tomatoes and fresh basil, sauteed wild mushrooms, or even our CBD Hazelnut Pesto.
CBD Dosage Calculator: How Much CBD Should You Take
You’ve heard us talk about all of the great benefits CBD has to offer. Whether it’s chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, or other afflictions, many people are now turning to CBD products to relieve symptoms of their ailments. And better still, cannabis has started to become legal in many states (and all of Canada!), which means the government is listening to medical experts and is seeing the value and benefits of cannabis – including CBD.
But how much CBD is right for you? Is there such a thing as “too much” CBD? What happens if you take too much? While we aren’t medical experts, we can help answer some of these questions and provide you with a tool to get you started, even if you’re new to cannabis. If you have a medical prescription, remember to always follow your doctor’s recommended CBD dosage.
How Can I Find Out How Much CBD I Should Be Taking?
The right amount of CBD for you depends on a variety of factors. These factors include your weight, your age, the condition you’re looking to treat, the potency of the oil you’re using, your unique body chemistry, your tolerance to CBD, and more.
The best way to carefully discover the right dosage for you, is to start low, and increase until you feel the effects you’re looking to feel. Start with a very low dose, like 2 mg, and then increase it by 2-5 mg per dose until you feel the desired effects.
This calculator can help you find the approximate dose that may be right for you. It takes body weight and desired strength into consideration, which are key factors in determining a healthy dosage. Keep in mind that these suggested dosages are estimates. If you’ve never used CBD before, do not begin with the higher strength CBD dosage recommendation. Again, start low and grow the amount depending on how you feel.
Potency of the CBD oil you’re using is a huge factor in determining how much oil you should be taking. To determine the potency of the CBD oil you have, you need to take into account the bottle size in mL (ex. 30 ml), and the amount of CBD listed on the bottle (ex. 600 mg). The CBD in mg divided by the size of the bottle will give you your CBD potency in mg/ml. (Ex. 600 mg ÷ 30 ml = 20mg/ml). When you’ve worked out how potent the oil is, you can determine how much you need to get a specific dose. For example, if you want a dose of 20 mg CBD, take 1 ml of oil. If you want 10 mg, take half a dropper, and so on.
What Happens if I Take Too Much CBD?
While CBD is generally safe, there is a reason we’re telling you to start with a low dosage if you’ve never tried it before. Taking too much CBD for your body can result in five typical side effects: low blood pressure, dry mouth, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and tiredness. While these effects are short-term and only last while the CBD is in your system, it’s best to avoid them by taking it easy, and taking the time to work up to the dosage that’s right for you.
Try our Fusion CBD oils and find the one that’s right for you! We’re also here if you have any questions about our oils.
How to Calculate CBD Content
We all know how awesome the effects of CBD can be, but many people have no idea how to calculate the CBD content in their favorite products.
CBD has been proven to be 100% non-toxic even in extremely high doses. This means that you aren’t risking your safety by diving in and taking random amounts of CBD. What you are risking is overspending on higher concentrations than necessary, or not accessing CBDs full range of benefits because you aren’t taking enough.
Not sure how to calculate CBD content? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at CBD with the aim of helping you better understand CBD content and how you can calculate exactly how much you’re using. We’ll discuss how you can maximize the effects of CBD, provide tips for finding the perfect products, and tell you exactly how you can calculate the CBD content in a serving.
A Closer Look at CBD
CBD has become one of the most popular health and wellness products on the market, but even with its immense popularity, it isn’t very well understood. It’s easy to hear the hype surrounding CBD and to dive right in. Millions of people have experienced incredible results when using these products, so how could you not?
You don’t need to be a scientist to understand how CBD affects you personally, but it’s a good idea to understand generally where CBD comes from, what it is, and how it interacts with the body.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is found in various forms of cannabis. It belongs to a family of 113 known cannabinoids. Industrial hemp is the plant most commonly used for CBD extraction. The hemp plant naturally has a lower concentration of THC – a psychoactive cannabinoid that is notorious for making Marijuana users feel “high”.
Industrial hemp used for CBD extraction is legally required to contain 0.3% THC or less. This means you get to enjoy all the benefits of cannabis without becoming intoxicated.
Once the hemp plants are grown to full maturity they are carefully dried and prepared for extraction. There are a number of extraction methods that a manufacturer can utilize, but the two most common are ethanol extractions and CO2 extractions. This is the stage of manufacturing where all of the desired cannabinoids are pulled from the raw hemp and transferred to a resulting extract oil. This oil is then used to produce the CBD products we all know and love.
The Importance of Proper Serving Size
Finding the proper serving size will not only maximize the effects of your CBD, but it will help you spend appropriately. If you buy CBD that is stronger than you need then you’re spending more than necessary. If you use CBD that’s not potent enough you might be consuming more than you need to and again, spending too much.
CBD affects everyone differently, so there’s no way for a third-party to tell you exactly how much you should be taking. Instead, finding the perfect serving size requires a bit of experimentation on your part.
To find the perfect serving of CBD, we recommend starting small. Take just a dropper full of a mildly potent CBD. Wait 45 minutes or so and see how it affects you. If you aren’t experiencing your desired results increase the serving size next time you take CBD. Repeat this process until you’ve found which amount works best for you.
How to Choose the Perfect Products
Making sure you’re using a product that suits your preference is of the utmost importance. If you don’t enjoy the experience of using CBD, you’ll be far less likely to be consistent. If you absolutely love your CBD, consistency won’t be an issue at all.
We highly recommend trying out different products to see which you prefer. There are a ton of CBD formulations available for you to choose from. Some people prefer CBD topicals, some love the ease of CBD capsules, and others love tincture oil.
Trying out different products will not only make your CBD experience more enjoyable, but it will also incentivise your CBD use. Consistency is key when it comes to CBD, so make sure to find a product you can’t get enough of!
Calculating Perfect Servings
Calculating how much CBD is in a serving might seem a bit tricky, but it is formulaic and can easily be understood through a simple equation.
All you need to do is divide the CBD content listed on the package by the size of the container. For example: a product with 200mg of CBD in a 10ml container. What you end up with is the amount of CBD per ml. In this case it would be 20mg of CBD per ml.
In this case, if you take .5ml servings, you would be consuming 10mg of CBD in each serving. Easy enough right?
If you’re interested in treating yourself to a truly premium CBD experience,