You’ve talked to your doctor, and you know you want to try taking CBD orally. There are a variety of product options for orally consumed CBD, and it can be difficult to understand the differences. Don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! Read on for a comparison of our 4 orally ingested ClearView-Thrive CBD products.
Tinctures (1200mg & 3000mg)
Our tinctures are a mix of pure, potent CBD isolate and MCT coconut oil. Both of our tinctures are the same size bottle – 1 fluid ounce. However, the total amount of CBD differs in each product: one contains 1200mg, and the other contains 3000mg. This means the 3000mg Tincture is more potent than the 1200mg Tincture. One dropper from the 3000mg Tincture holds approximately 100mg of CBD, whereas one dropper of the 1200mg Tincture holds approximately 40mg.
Another way to think about it is: 2.5 droppers (2.5mL) of the 1200mg Tincture is about equivalent to 1 dropper (1mL) of the 3000mg Tincture.
Still not sure which one is right for you? The 1200mg Tincture may be a good idea if you are taking less CBD per day, or are trying a tincture for the first time and are not sure how much you’ll use. It is also a lower price at $57.50. The 3000mg Tincture will last longer, and costs $134.50. However, you pay a bit less per milligram of CBD for the 3000mg Tincture, at 4 cents per milligram compared to the 5 cents per milligram you get with the 1200mg Tincture.
To get the most out of the tincture products, it’s a good idea to hold the product sublingually before swallowing. This allows for better absorption, because the CBD is absorbed through the mucous membranes and then into the bloodstream, which bypasses the digestive system (where CBD tends to break down before absorption).
For those who find it difficult to hold a tincture under the tongue, our 50mg Gel Capsules (60-count) may be a good alternative. Each Gel Capsule contains approximately 50mg of CBD, with ~3000mg total per bottle. As a direct comparison to our Tinctures, you would take 2 Gel Capsules for the same amount of CBD as you would get from 1 dropper of the 3000mg Tincture. One Capsule will give you 10mg more than a full dropper of the 1200mg Tincture.
The Gel Capsules are slightly less expensive than the 3000mg Tincture for the same amount of CBD at $124.50 per bottle, and you only spend 4 cents for each milligram of CBD. You pay a bit less for the same amount of total CBD as the 3000mg Tincture because CBD in gel capsule form isn’t absorbed quite as well or quickly as CBD in a tincture. This is because the product must pass through the digestive system before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. However, some research has shown that taking oral CBD with a fatty meal could increase absorption.
Although the Gel Capsules are not large, if swallowing a capsule is difficult for you, this product may not be your best choice.
This product is best for those looking for the added benefits of melatonin in a CBD isolate product.
Our 50mg Sleep Blend Tablets (30-count) offer 50 mg of CBD and 3mg of Melatonin per tablet. That’s equivalent to the amount of CBD in a single Gel Cap. With 30 tablets per bottle, that brings the total CBD content to 1500mg.
Similar to our Tincture, it’s best to hold the tablets sublingually until fully dissolved for better and faster CBD absorption.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in humans that primarily regulates sleep cycles. It is commonly sold as an OTC supplement across the US.
How much do I take?
Consuming CBD orally is different for each person, so it will be up to you to track the amount that works best for your body. In order to figure this out, it is recommended to start with a smaller amount and slowly increment up. For our 3000mg and 1200mg Tinctures, we recommend starting with half a dropper (0.5mL) in the AM and/or PM for the first few days and incrementing up as personally needed. For our 50mg Gel Capsules, it is recommended to start one Gel Cap in the morning and/or evening for the first few days and incrementing up to find what fits best into your regime.
For our 50mg Sleep Blend Tablets, it is recommended to start with half to one Tablet about 30 minutes before bed. If you increment up, it is not advised to exceed two Tablets per night. This is due to the added Melatonin. Please consult your healthcare provider if you feel you need more than two per night, or if you have any questions regarding oral CBD products and how they fit best into your daily routine.
Hopefully you now have a better idea about which CBD product would be best for your lifestyle. If you still have questions about the products themselves, check the FAQ on our website or call us at 833-223-3111. For dosage advice, help regarding how CBD fits into your health plan, or other medical-related concerns, please speak with your doctor/healthcare provider.
We believe that CBD should be taken under the guidance of a licensed healthcare professional. That is why our products are available through a Physician Referral Code. They contain medical-grade, pure CBD isolate with no THC. Ask your doctor if they offer ClearView-Thrive CBD products or contact us to find a partnered doctor near you.