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Whether you’re an experienced buyer or a newcomer to the CBD (cannabidiol) market, it can be easy to become confused with the contents. There is a difference as to what MG and ML stand for, and when they are used.
What is MG?
MG is short for milligrams, which is a measurement of weight for an active ingredient. The ingredient in this case is CBD, which is measured in total weight within the container, bottle, tub, or pack.
What is ML?
ML is short for millitre, which is used to describe the volume of fluid. In this case, it is the total liquid within the container, which is the size of the container or bottle. The size of the container will make a big difference as to the strength (concentration) of CBD within it, as the CBD rating will be split by the amount of overall fluid.
What is a CBD Rating?
All CBD oil products will have a CBD rating that’s listed in mg. The higher the rating, the higher the price of the product. However, a higher rating does not necessarily mean that the CBD is stronger. A smaller bottle may in fact be stronger, as the amount of CBD is split between a small amount of liquid rather than a large amount of liquid. For example, a 200mg 10ml bottle will be stronger in CBD than a 400mg 30ml bottle. You should divide the CBD rating weight by the size of the container in order to get the CBD concentration strength per ML.
CBD sellers should state not only the total CBD within the product, but also the amount of CBD per ML. This kind of data can make clear to consumers what they are getting, and despite the confusion, this system is designed to make a fair and competitive pricing structure that’s universal. In general, the size of the bottle will dictate the strength of CBD, and the higher the CBD rating in the smaller bottles will offer the strongest solutions.
Differing CBD Strengths and Concentrations
Depending on the specific way you are ingesting CBD, you’ll come across a wide array of strengths and concentrations. With Eliquids and CBD oil, the CBD rating is calculated as a total CBD within the bottle. For capsules and CBD sweets or edibles, the ratings are total CBD; for example, if the pack’s entire contents provide a total of 300mg of CBD, it will announce on the package and be marketed as 300mg. Some companies will show the CBD strength per capsule or edible, as well.
Topical solutions, such as CBD cream, will be rated as total CBD within the tub of cream. A 200mg CBD cream tub will have a total of 200mg of CBD mixed into the entire tub. Sprays are calculated in the same way.
Whether you’re looking for strong concentrations of CBD or not, keep in mind this general rule of thumb, to divide the CBD rating by the size of the container. Big containers do not necessarily equal big doses.