Here are some guidelines, and you can refer back to the directions on the label when in doubt.
The dose is quite variable depending on your own endocannabinoid level – which depends on many factors such as your genetics, stress level, diet, and more.
2 oz (60 ml) bottles: Some people may take 5 drops of the 500 mg, about 4 mg, a few times a day, and others taking a whole dropper of the 1500 mg bottle, which is 25 mg, 2-4 times a day (50-100 mg) or more. Quite a spread, and it’s not dependent on size, age, or weight, either.
In general, start low and slow. Only your own body can tell you how much you need.
When you squeeze the white bulb once, the amount that comes up in the 2 ml dropper is 1 ml, which is 1 dose.. Please don’t try to “double fill” the dropper, or it will drip and be otherwise difficult to manage. In fact, when dropping it under your tongue, be careful not to get any on your clothing. I’d suggest you place your hand below your chin to catch any drips. We will soon have measured droppers to make dosing easier to determine, too.
Meanwhile, 1 ml from the 500 mg/60 ml bottle contains 8.3 mg of “Phyto”-meaning “plant”-cannabinoid diols (cannabinoids), while the 1 ml from the 1500 mg/60 ml bottle contains 25 mg of phytocannabinoid diols. There are also a number of cannabinoids, terpenes such as beta-caryophyllene, and a natural lemon flavoring. And no bad stuff: guaranteed free of herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, and more. Hemp is known as a concentrator, pulling metals out of the soil and if grown in contaminated soil, it will contain the contaminants.
We send each batch to an independent lab for analysis before accepting it for our product.
Total of 60 x 1 ml servings in each bottle.
More important for dosing is – how does it affect your target symptom(s)? Gradually increase your dose till you find the one that works. It may vary from day to day and over time, and often decreases as your body starts to heal. So, notice if you feel calmer, fall asleep more readily and stay asleep longer, or notice that you no longer feel an ache or discomfort. Other effects are less obvious but occur nonetheless. You’ll find that other issues may resolve as well, due to our built-in endocannabinoid system being a master messenger and controller of the body’s inner balance or homeostasis. Its job is to protect, and help us to relax and de-stress.
According to the Dietary Health and Supplement Act of 1994 (DSHEA 1994) we cannot make disease claims on a supplement, only structure and function claims. Therefore, I can’t really expound in more detail on the formula’s benefits, but you get the gist. By the way, I know it’s frustrating that labels don’t say what any supplement is able to do, except for “can restore a good mood or a sense of relaxation” versus ‘relieves depression or anxiety.” Or “relieves discomfort” instead of “relieves pain,” which is considered a medical term. So we live with it. It was a fiercely hammered-out compromise, made to keep supplements quite separate from prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The alternative at that time was not to have the supplements available at all!
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract activates the body’s own inner cannabinoids or endocannabinoids by preventing their breakdown so they last longer at the receptor site, making more strikes and thus extending their effects.
Dr. Cass’ Phytocannabinoid–Rich Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract:
Hemp oil extract is becoming increasingly popular as people discover its many scientifically proven benefits, including improved exercise performance and recovery, balancing the immune system, and relieving discomfort, inflammation, stress, worry, PMS, blood sugar imbalances, digestive issues, or low immunity… It has become a go-to remedy in my integrative/holistic psychiatric practice especially in one of my areas of specialty –helping individuals recover from the use of substances of abuse as well as wean off psychiatric medications, easing and shortening the transition by supplying much-needed neurotransmitters, such as dopamine for focus, GABA for calming, and serotonin for mood maintenance.
Why so many widespread effects? Full spectrum hemp oil extract supports the endocannabinoid system, which acts as a master balancer and messenger to cells and systems throughout the body.
I chose a product grown in Colorado that is non-GMO, organically grown, and THC-free. The oil is extracted using a non-chemical CO2 distillation process. The trace of THC that naturally occurs is removed with ethanol which is then safely removed. Dr. Cass’ Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract will not make you high nor will it show up on a drug test. Compared to other brands of hemp oil extract, it has a lighter color and texture due to the MCT oil base, and a pleasant lemon flavor, both of which are much appreciated! It is also gluten-free.
I have been calling my product “Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract” rather than CBD since CBD or cannabidiol is only one of the over 100 cannabinoids plus terpenes and other health-giving ingredients in the hemp plant. They work together to produce the “full entourage effect” as nature intended.
CBD is also available as an isolate which is not as potent, so requires far higher doses, and is likelier to have more side effects and interactions with medications. The isolate is used in many of the studies which follow a more “single-ingredient” pharmacological model, so if you see high doses, just know that that is why. Full and Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract in general requires far less, by a factor of 10; ie 10 mg is roughly equivalent to 100 mg of isolate, so with far fewer of the spectrum of beneficial ingredients, and a higher risk of side effects. For example, taking under 100 mg daily dose of full/broad spectrum will be very unlikely to cause a problem, though I recommend that my patients take it at least 2 hours away from medications. See more on my blog about isolate vs. full-spectrum hemp oil.
Check with your prescribing doctor, though be forewarned: most lack a good understanding in this area. To remedy this, I have been reaching out to health practitioners, speaking at professional conferences, writing articles, and being interviewed by media including podcasts and summits, and really, at every opportunity to inform both health practitioners and the public about the health benefits of hemp oil extract.
I see it as an important addition to the toolbox of integrative or functional medicine practitioners, one that ties systems together for maximum benefits throughout the body and brain. You can take it for joint issues, for example, and you notice that your occasional headaches and PMS get better. Or take it for your gut issues, and surprise, your chronic neck pain is relieved. You get the picture!
At this point in time, the 2018 US Farm Bill legally separates hemp-derived CBD (under 0.3% THC) from cannabis containing higher amounts of THC – which remains on the DEA’s list of Schedule 1 drugs and has strict laws governing its use and sale. Hemp can now be freely grown in farms throughout the US, providing material for cloth, rope, paper, and more. There is still the issue of hemp’s status as a food supplement but so far we’re optimistic that that will be worked out with the FDA. Details here
What Others Are Saying
I was thrilled to hear of the experiences that these individuals and their loved ones had with my hemp oil extract, which parallels what I have seen in my practice. I was especially moved by Doreen’s description of how much it helped her aged parents, and DS’s remarkable experience with her initially reluctant daughter with severe worry. This extract is powerful!!
I chose an organically grown, non-GMO extract, added extra terpenes, beta caryophyllene, MCT oil and natural lemon flavor then waited to see how it would work. I have not been disappointed!
These women (except for DS) came to a lecture I gave to health professionals, and the next time I saw them, regaled me with their positive experiences. I asked them to write them up so that others could be inspired to try it, and have the same breakthroughs that they did.
All we had asked was to give us feedback from their experience. And we invite you, too, to share your results with us – of any kind!
You may be new to hemp oil extract, or have tried other brands, and want to know what others have experienced.
Check out my Hemp Oil Extract for yourself! And see what others are saying about it, below.
I have a more relaxing and restful sleep and no dry mouth!
“I have been using Dr. Cass’ 500mg hemp oil since meeting her at a Functional Forum presentation she gave in October of 2018. I felt the benefits in the first week! I felt calmer, a soothing of frayed nerves. I have had trouble sleeping for a number of years and have been using cannabis and while I would sleep, the cannabis would dry out my mouth. I have stopped using cannabis and now I just use Dr Cass’ Hemp Oil and I have a more relaxing and restful sleep and no dry mouth!
I have noted an improvement in my skin, with less inflammation and redness. On a recent visit to the dentist I needed to have two crowns and the trauma to my gums and mouth was great. When I was taking my daily doses of hemp oil I would swish the oil around my tender gums and doing this accelerated my healing! I have tried other hemp oils and find that Dr Cass’ Hemp oil is THE BEST! Made with full spectrum hemp extract, mct oil, a wonderful lemon taste, and great care, this is the ONLY Hemp oil I will use!”
I feel calmer, more focused and more even-keeled throughout my day and have been sleeping deeply through the night.
“Attending Dr. Hyla Cass’s presentation on the benefits of CBD was truly enlightening. I was struck by the wide-reaching benefits of CBD for so many physical and mental ailments. I immediately began using her 1500 mg Hemp Oil and have been noticing amazing and immediate results. I take 25mg in the morning and the same again at night. I feel calmer, more focused and more even-keeled throughout my day and have been sleeping deeply through the night. I have begun using the oil topically and notice skin blemishes or scratches healing even faster than usual. My father in New Hampshire heard about my results and wanted some for himself!”
Assisted me greatly in sleeping
“Dear Hyla, I have so been enjoying using your 500mg Hemp Oil. For quite a while, I’ve been struggling with worry and sleep. I had difficulty getting to sleep and sleeping through the night. Taking a dropper a few times a day, starting in the late afternoon, has assisted me greatly in sleeping. The oil helps to calm the “racing” feeling in my body, alleviating my feelings of anxiety. I was introduced to your Hemp Oil through your presentation at the Santa Monica Functional Practitioners’ Forum in October 2018, and since then have used it daily.”
Thank you so much!!
“I have recently been using Dr. Cass’ Hemp oil and had an amazing experience of its effectiveness with my daughter who suffers from extreme bouts of worry and stress. I had mentioned to her that after listening to a lecture from Dr. Cass, that the hemp oil might be helpful to her. Of course, she wasn’t interested. Then a few weeks later, she was in a full blown attack of nerves, canceling her birthday celebration, and asking me to send everyone away. I quickly grabbed the Hemp oil and begged her to trust me and try it, as I put it under her tongue. My daughter previously had never been able to pull herself out of an attack like this one. Not only did we create a different birthday celebration, but she was fully present and enjoyed that day. I saw with my own eyes a complete transformation with the use of only one dosage!! She now has her own reserve of Dr Cass’ Hemp oil and can use it whenever she needs it! Thank you so much!!!”
They become much more relaxed, focused, and connected to themselves
“My mother and father, 91 and 94 respectively, have been on their fair share of pharmaceuticals, none of which led to any healthful benefits. During a health scare, which involved my mother, my father abruptly stopped taking his high blood pressure medication, heart medication, his cholesterol medication and his pain medication for a condition called trigeminal neuralgia (chronic facial pain). During my mother’s hospital stay, my father began showing signs of distress so I began giving him Dr. Cass’ CBD, which helped tremendously in the process of his body eliminating all the drugs he had been taking for so long. My mother has dementia and my father has a pacemaker and had quintuple bypass surgery. Both of my parents had already been using CBD when I encountered Dr. Cass’ CBD formula. I could see the marked difference in my parents responsiveness to Dr. Cass’ formula. There is such a difference in the morning prior to taking their first dose, after which they become much more relaxed, focused and connected to themselves and each other and the events around them. After he quit his strong pain medication for trigeminal neuralgia for 18 years, I was worried! I administered other brands of CBD oil without much effect until discovering Dr. Cass Hemp Oil. The good news is that within 2 months of using Dr. Cass’ CBD, all the symptoms were gone. I am grateful for the quality of Dr. Cass’ CBD and entrust my parent’s well-being to Dr. Cass’ Formula.”