CBD capsules are becoming extremely popular in the natural health community, as they’re one of the easiest, fastest ways to use CBD. Taking a CBD capsule only takes a few seconds, and it can deliver a range of benefits.
If you want to try CBD capsules for yourself, here’s what you need to know.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical that naturally occurs in hemp and cannabis products. This chemical can be extracted from the plant and used for medical reasons. It cannot make you feel intoxicated (or “high”), but research shows that it has a range of potential health benefits.
CBD comes in a few different forms (known as delivery methods). One popular CBD delivery method is capsules. The capsules are filled with CBD-rich oil.
CBD can be used for a number of health issues, including:
If you’re hoping to address a chronic or serious illness, such as epilepsy, it’s essential to speak to a CBD-friendly doctor before trying to self-medicate.
Why do some people prefer CBD capsules to other delivery methods? Here are a few of the advantages of CBD capsules.
If you’re smoking CBD pre-rolls, vaping, or using edibles and tinctures, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out your exact dosage. Tinctures, for example, require you to calculate the amount of CBD per drop and then count the drops out.
Using capsules is an easy way to ensure that you’re getting the right dosage. Because each capsule contains the same amount of CBD, you can easily dose yourself by taking a capsule a day.
Compared to smoking, vaping, and tinctures, CBD capsules are the easiest to take: simply swallow them. CBD capsules don’t require stepping outside (as with smoking or vaping), and it won’t require measuring out tinctures. This means that adding CBD to your daily routine takes just a few seconds.
CBD pre-rolls smell like cannabis when smoked, and vaping has a distinct smell too. While many people don’t mind this, it’s inconvenient when you’re in a small space or around other people.
Tinctures and edibles are often flavored, and many people enjoy the taste. If you’re not one of them, CBD capsules might be better for you, because it doesn’t have a flavor.
You use CBD capsules the same way you use any other capsule: swallow it with some water or juice. If you’re using CBD capsules for sleep, it’s best to take it an hour or 30 minutes before bedtime. However, CBD won’t make you feel intoxicated or sleepy, so you can use it at any time of the day.
It’s a good idea to use a consistent amount of CBD every day. You can start with a lower dose - 10mg to 20mg per day, for example. If you don’t feel a difference after a week, you can gradually increase the dosage until you feel an improvement.
CBD capsules take a little longer to kick in than tinctures, smokable CBD-rich hemp, and vapes. This is because they have to be digested before they reach your bloodstream. It can take between an hour and 90 minutes to kick in fully.
In short, yes!
At the moment, the available studies show that CBD is safe to consume. It’s generally well-tolerated in humans at doses of up to 1,500 mg per day—far less than what most people typically use.
With that said, some CBD users may still experience side effects. The potential side effects of CBD can include:
If you experience side effects, stop using CBD or reduce your dosage. If you’d like to continue using CBD but struggle with the side effects, talk to a CBD-friendly doctor. And as always, make sure you're using high-quality CBD.
If you’re on any medication, consult with your doctor before using CBD. CBD can interact with certain medications, particularly those that carry a “grapefruit warning,” because both CBD and grapefruit can affect the way your body processes certain medications.
There’s no such thing as a perfect delivery method. Each one has its own benefits and potential drawbacks, and it’s really a matter of preference. So, while CBD capsules might be ideal for you, your friend might prefer vaping or smoking CBD pre-rolls.
If you’re struggling to figure out which delivery method suits you, don’t be afraid to experiment. You can often buy small quantities of CBD products so that you can try them for a few days before investing in a large product.
Our CBD capsules contain 20mg of full-spectrum hemp per capsule. You can buy them in packs of 10, 30, or 60. With a base of coconut oil, our CBD capsules are fully vegan and easy to use. Alternatively, take a look at the rest of our CBD product line, which includes CBD pre-rolls and CBD oils.