# How To Understand Measurements

Units of measure are sometimes confusing so we will review some basics.

When in doubt, take a moment to review facts online – there are plenty of references which will explain each unit of measure clearly and also offer free conversion charts!

What is a mL?

• ML refers to milliliter.
• This is a unit of volume, used when measuring liquids.
• Everyone has seen “1 GALLON, 3.79 LITERS” on a bottled water label.
• Similar content summaries will be available on every liquid we drink or use in every day life.
• One mL is 1/1000 of a liter.

CC stands for “cubic centimeter” and is equal to one mL.  Both are used for measurements of volume and can be used interchangeably.

Is an ounce the same as a mL?

No.

1 Ounce (fl oz or fluid ounce) = 29.57mL in the US system, so 1oz=30mL roughly

• A milligram is a unit of weight.  Some people weigh their food, ingredients, or herbal supplements.
• A “mg” is 1/1000 of a gram
• A milligram can equal 1000 micrograms, 0.001gram
• A microgram or mcg < mg

In Summary:

Unit of Volume (liquid)

1000mL (milliliter) = 1 L (liter)

29.57mL = 1 Ounce

1mL = 1/1000 of a liter or 5 teaspoons

1mL = 1CC

Unit of Weight

1000 g (gram) = 1 kg (kilogram)

1000 mg (milligram) = 1 g

1000 mcg (microgram) = 1 mg