If you are going to use capsules as a dietary supplement, then you should take one capsule daily. CBD is not intended for use for people under the age of 18. And you shouldn’t take it if you are pregnant or lactating.
The capsules themselves are made mainly from vegetable cellulose, meaning that there are a hundred percent natural. The main difference between CBD capsules and other CBD products is that you get the whole benefits of the plant extract without its taste.
Now taste is probably the biggest hurdle people come across when they start using CBD extracts, which is why capsules are so game-changing because they allow you to take whole plant CBD extract in a totally tasteless form.
So if you don’t like the flavor of the CBD liquid itself with its taste when you vape it or when you put it into the tongue, you should try CBD capsules. Taking CBD in a capsule is just as good as taking it in a tincture or a raw extract form.
CBD capsules come in different sizes, strengths, and variations. Many customers say that they like to buy these capsules just because they know their serving size because it’s simple and straight forward to know your precise dosing.
The most common are three basic variations of capsules:
- Traditional powder capsules
- Hybrid in between the two
Softgel capsules are just the traditional hemp oil extract that’s been encapsulated. They come in a light and amber color. It’s squishy, so if you cut off the end of the capsule, you can squeeze the CBD oil from it.
Traditional powder capsules take more time to make compared to those that filled with oil because CBD extract needs to be processed into powder and then filled into capsules.
The third type of capsules is somewhat a hybrid between the first two types. It looks more like a soft gel, but you wouldn’t be able to stick a knife in the end and squeeze the oil out. There’s more like a paste because it has a little bit thicker paste-like consistency.
Different products get absorbed in different parts of the body, depending on how the form is structured. You can absorb CBD crystals most the time you vaporize, or you put it under the tongue.
It can take a little longer to get to CBD to work just because your body has to dissolve capsules, and the CBD can start to do its thing. But the end result should be the same whether you’re taking it from a tincture or a capsule.
You probably would have noticed most of the oral consumption forms of CBD is left under the tongue for at least 60 seconds the reason for that being is that under the tongue is the most bioavailable part of our body. It means that the CBD has a direct line from inside our bodies to our bloodstream.
With the capsules, it’s not that simple as the absorption doesn’t begin under the tongue. In order to bypass the stomach acids, which is very corrosive and can destroy a lot of the CBD, manufacturers use gel caps. Actually, CBD starts to get absorbed into the lower intestine.
Because of this feature, you should take into account the fact that capsules need time to dissolve in intestines, so CBD begins to act a little later.