Before we start this answer, it is important to educate yourself on the benefits of hemp oil and read about how other people are using it and determining how much to take. ReThinks’ recommended dosage guidlines on hemp supplements may not be perfect for everyone, so we encourage you to experiment.
Separation in hemp oil products is completely natural and to be expected. Some bottles are impossible to see into (which is good - dark bottles help block light for optimal shelf life), but if you can, take note of how the oil tends to settle onto the bottom. Once you start shaking, it quickly blends.
Squeeze the dropper top to fill the pipette with oil and dispense the oil under your tongue. You can swish it around a little, but most people like to just let it sit. You can add as many droppers full as needed; don’t feel you need to restrict yourself to the recommended serving size.
The side effects are minimal. Many people have noted a slight sedative effect at larger quantities. This may be beneficial if you have trouble sleeping, so consider using it before bed.
Allow the oil to absorb into your system by holding the oil in your mouth for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. You may choose to swish it around, but it’s not necessary.
Repeat as necessary throughout the day. As mentioned above, hemp oil may be slightly sedative at higher amounts, or simply calming and relaxing at a lower serving size.