The CBD capsule ? What is the point if they only encapsulate the same CBD oil available in large quantities in a bottle, often more economical and offering more freedom in dosage? Precisely, there are a few Notable differences between consuming CBD oil and capsules. The Weedy team has listed the eight most important facts to consider before making your decision and whether or not to buy CBD capsules.
1. In CBD capsules, the amount of CBD is predosed
This is certainly one of the main specificities of a hemp capsule: it contains a known quantity of CBD oil, pre-dosed, at a determined concentration. Nothing “better” or “worse” in this information per se. Indeed, if hemp capsules are easier to use (just swallow the capsule with a little water) and do not require dosage, they also offer less flexibility than a bottle of CBD oil allowing to precisely adapt the quantities of cannabinoids consumed, according to the needs of the moment.
2. A CBD capsule does not necessarily contain only hemp
As with all cannabis oils, the end product doesn’t have to be all CBD, or hemp for that matter. Indeed, cannabinoids, to be properly assimilated by our body, must be associated with a fatty substance. They are said to be fat soluble. This base can be hemp oil, but not necessarily. It often consists of olive oil or MCT oil extracted from coconut. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but simply an element to keep in mind in order to make your choice towards a quality vegetable oil, both in terms of cultivation (organic farming, without pesticides or fertilizers in particular) and extraction (ideally without solvents).
3. It is important to check the concentration of CBD
For the same amount of CBD oil, the concentration can greatly influence the effects experienced. All the good brands selling CBD capsules thus offer different concentrations. Depending on your needs, but also on your consumption habits, your choice can be made on different concentrations.
Very generally, consider the following strengths for your CBD capsules:
- <5% the CBD: for light effects and / or for new users.
- <10% the CBD: for regular use and having already experienced your body’s reaction to CBD.
- > 10% CBD: for more marked effects. When in doubt, always start with a lower concentration, then gradually increase the amount of CBD consumed until you achieve the desired effects.
4. Not all CBD capsules have the same effect.
You will most likely see the words “CBD isolate” or “broad / full spectrum” on the packaging of your CBD capsules. The isolate contains only CBD and therefore lets you enjoy its soothing and relaxing effects. By including other cannabinoids and terpenes, broad or full spectrum oils, however, offer more varied and potentially more pronounced effects for equal amounts.
5. CBD capsules prevent the taste of cannabis oil
Some people love the earthy and bitter taste of cannabis. Others, on the contrary, find that it is far too pronounced and cannot bring themselves to consuming pure CBD oil. Worse, they sincerely wonder where fans find those nutty notes or exotic fruits they talk about all the time. Consuming your CBD oil on a sugar, in a smoothie or simply in a cooked meal is obviously a useful method of masking its taste. CBD capsules are also emerging as a effective alternative, devoid of taste and odor. If, on the contrary, you enjoy the taste of cannabis, turn to one of our high quality CBD oils instead.
6. Hemp capsules work longer than CBD oil
By consuming pure CBD oil, you can choose how to take it. For many consumers, the sublingual route is preferred. By placing the desired amount directly under the tongue and then waiting 30 to 60 seconds before swallowing, you promote rapid assimilation by the body. As a result, cannabinoids work faster and more intensely. On the contrary, the hemp capsules are swallowed and it is necessary to wait for the digestion to take advantage of their effects. The effects appear a little later, but are more durable over time.. Again, there is no right or wrong choice, just different needs to consider.
7. Cannabidiol capsules do not cause psychoactive effects or addiction
The CBD capsules available on the legal market do not contain THC, and on the contrary highlight the virtuous effects of light cannabis, mainly through cannabidiol. Consuming CBD capsules does not lead to no hovering effect and will not make you addicted to the product. It is more of a natural product that does not involve no known side effects.
8. Not all CBD capsules are legal.
To be freely marketable in France as in the rest of the European Union (EU), a product derived from cannabis must meet strict conditions. The main one is to come from a certified hemp plant, of which the THC level does not exceed 0.2% (with an increase expected to 0.3% by the European Parliament). The final product, on the other hand, should not contain any THC at all. So think about check the composition of CBD capsules that you consider before placing an order. This will ensure the purchase of a healthy and legal product.