CBD capsules are a staple in many adults’ daily wellness routines. These pre-measured tablets are formulated with cannabinoid-rich oil and can offer several other healthful ingredients. If you’re new to CBD capsules (or CBD products, in general), you might not know the best time to take CBD pills, how to incorporate them into your day-to-day, or even which one’s best for you. First, check the ingredients and how much CBD is in the capsules, then consider your wellness goals.**
If this sounds a little overwhelming, don’t worry––we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll look at how CBD capsules work, what they offer, when’s the best time to use them, and how to fit them into your daily routine.
First, though, we’re going to examine CBD––the compound that’s taken the wellness industry by storm. Then, we’ll see why so many incorporate it into their wellness routines.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids. Existing at the hemp plant’s molecular level, cannabinoids are a group of organic compounds that include CBG, CBC, CBN, and over a hundred more. These hemp-derived compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS)––a network of receptors that work to maintain homeostasis, or balance within the mind and body.** The ECS plays an essential role in sleep, appetite, mood, and energy levels.
These receptors engage the cannabinoids from CBD products, bolstering the system’s functions.** This is how cannabinoids like CBD provide their popular wellness-boosting benefits.**
When we talk about CBD, we are referring to hemp-derived CBD. By its nature, hemp has low THC levels. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid, responsible for cannabis’s iconic “high” sensation. While other cannabis plants like marijuana have upwards of 30% THC, nature (with the help of careful farming) regulates hemp’s levels to less than 0.3%.
THC percentage defines the type of CBD inside your CBD capsules, which influences your CBD experience.
The first type of hemp-derived CBD is full spectrum CBD. If you take the hemp plant and condense it into a viscous, honey-hued oil, you’d make full spectrum CBD. This oil has hemp’s diverse cannabinoid profile (including less than 0.3% THC) and the plant’s host of terpenes and flavonoids. Terpenes give plants their taste and smell, while flavonoids are nature’s paint, giving the plant various shades of green. These two types of compounds also have their own therapeutic benefits, which synergistically mix with CBD’s.**
When your ECS receptors engage with more than one cannabinoid simultaneously (or terpene, or flavonoid), their wellness-boosting effects enhance each others’, leading to a more profound CBD experience.** This is called the Entourage Effect.
It’s essential to note here the laws regarding full-spectrum CBD. UK laws state CBD products must have less than 0.2% THC. Many full-spectrum products can easily fall a hair above this, so they are prohibited in the UK.
But you can still enjoy similar benefits, including a slightly weakened Entourage Effect, with broad spectrum CBD.**
Broad Spectrum CBD
We rely on hemp-derived broad-spectrum CBD when we formulate our CBD capsules. This CBD oil has had its THC percentages stripped down to undetectable levels. Broad-spectrum CBD still boasts the plant’s other compounds, like terpenes and flavonoids, as well as non-THC cannabinoids.
The last kind of CBD we use is CBD isolate. This type of hemp-derived cannabidiol is 99% CBD, as all the other organic compounds have been stripped away. Products with CBD isolate offer only the benefits of CBD.
What Are CBD Capsules?
CBD capsules introduce hemp-derived cannabinoids, like CBD and other healthful ingredients, into your body through your digestive system. The body processes these, like gummies and other edible CBD health supplements. The capsules pass through your digestive system, en route to your liver, where they absorb into your bloodstream. From here, the cannabinoids go on to engage your ECS receptors and incite a host of wellness-boosting benefits.**
Since their organic compounds first pass through your digestive system to reach your bloodstream, CBD capsules take 30 minutes to two hours to fully absorb. Cannabinoids from products, like a CBD vape, take a fraction of this time to enter your bloodstream, because they absorb directly through your lungs.
But cannabinoids from vapour process through the body much quicker, leading to a shorter experience. Cannabinoids from capsules, rather, take more time to process fully, offering a prolonged period of effects.
In addition to other healthful ingredients, we add MCT oil to increase our capsules’ absorption. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, so a healthy fat like MCT oil increases the number of cannabinoids that make it out of your digestive system and into your bloodstream.
Incorporating CBD Capsules
So, we know the two different types of CBD oils widely available in the UK and that CBD capsules take some time to absorb into the body. Now, we’re ready to find space in our schedule for CBD capsules.
Capsules for Morning
When looking for the right CBD capsules for you, check the ingredients list. We add active, healthful ingredients to enhance CBD’s effects on the body.** For example, our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules is packed with 150mg of extended-release caffeine, 500mg of L-tyrosine, and 300mg of Rhodiola rosea. These ingredients work to boost and sustain energy levels throughout the workday.**
Since they have an effective dose of extended-release caffeine, these capsules are ideal for early morning––before or after breakfast.
Capsules for Wellness
What if you’d like to add CBD capsules to any part of your day? Our CBD Soft Gel Capsules come with 25 or 50mg of broad-spectrum CBD per serving. These CBD softgels don’t come with additional ingredients, like caffeine, so they don’t need to be taken at a specific time of day. You can simply add these to your morning, midday, or evening routine.
When you’re first starting out with CBD, we recommend sticking to one 25mg capsule. After you see how your body reacts to CBD, then feel free to take more.
How to Find the Best CBD Caps for You
So, which of our CBD capsules is best for you? First, consider your wellness goals, when you’d like to experience CBD’s calming effects, and what type of additional ingredients you’d like to enjoy. Then, check the chart below to see when we recommend taking either capsule.
|Capsules||Type of CBD||Mg per Serving||Recommended Time of Use|
|CBD + CBG Morning Capsules||Broad Spectrum CBD||30mg CBD & 5mg CBG||Morning or pre-workout|
|CBD Soft Gel Capsules||Broad Spectrum||25/50mg CBD||Anytime|
Incorporating CBD capsules into your daily routine all starts with understanding your wellness goals and checking the product’s ingredients list. Healthful ingredients, like those in our Morning Capsules, can lead to different effects from our Soft Gel Capsules. So, take note of the various active ingredients inside your capsules and see if these effects align with your wellness goals.
Interested in adding other popular CBD products into your daily routine? Be sure to check out our full collection of CBD gummies!