The Difference Between CBD Capsules & Other CBD Products

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In the last few years, CBD has entered its golden era. Now, more than ever, we can enjoy a wide selection of high-quality CBD products. From CBD bath bombs to CBD gummies to CBD tinctures, the number of CBD health supplements can feel endless. One particular product has found its way into many adults’ wellness routines: CBD capsules. These premeasured, CBD-rich tablets are one of the most popular forms of CBD. Compared to other CBD products, capsules can be easier to take, carry additional healthful ingredients, and provide long-lasting effects.**

But are they the right CBD product for you? 

To answer this question and find the perfect product for you, we’ll go over what makes CBD capsules different and unique. Then, we’ll weigh these benefits next to other CBD products. And finally, we’ll introduce you to our collection of CBD capsules––and some of our other best-selling CBD products. 

What Is CBD?

You’ve probably heard of CBD. But you might not know why it has become a cornerstone in many adults’ wellness routines.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound produced by hemp and cannabis plants. These compounds are called cannabinoids. Though there are over a hundred different cannabinoids, CBD is one of the most abundant. The other is THC––cannabis’s psychoactive cannabinoid. THC is intoxicating, creating cannabis’s iconic “high” sensation, while CBD is not. Rather, CBD promotes a host of wellness-boosting benefits within the mind and body.** 

Our products are derived from hemp. By its nature, hemp has low THC levels. During the hemp’s extraction process, we add an extra step to whittle down THC percentages to undetectable levels (broad spectrum CBD).

The Endocannabinoid System

When you take CBD, whether an edible or vape product, the cannabinoids trek through the body, enter the bloodstream, and go on to engage your endocannabinoid receptors.** These receptors exist in a network called your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This network spans all across your body, working to maintain homeostasis, or balance, within the mind and body. ECS receptors play an essential role in sleep, appetite, mood, and energy. 

After you enjoy a CBD product, the cannabinoids engage your ECS receptors and bolster the network’s performance, providing a list of therapeutic benefits.** This is how CBD provides a full-body sense of calm.**

How Your Body Processes CBD

But how your body processes CBD varies by product. This will determine how long the effects last, how strong they are, and how quickly they set in. 

There are four ways your body can process CBD: digestion, inhalation, sublingual absorption, and transdermal absorption.

Digesting CBD

Edible CBD health supplements, like capsules and gummies, pass through your digestive system. When they reach your liver, the cannabinoids absorb into your bloodstream and travel to your ECS receptors, where they incite their wellness-boosting effects.**

Since these types of CBD products take longer to absorb into the body, their effects take a while to set in––but their effects last for a more extended period of time. 

Inhaling CBD

CBD vapes are another popular CBD product. These provide CBD-rich vapour that filters through the lungs and directly into the bloodstream. This route is faster than the digestive tract, meaning the effects from vapes set in quicker. But because the cannabinoids process through the body more rapidly, their effects don’t last as long as those from edible CBD products. 

Sublingual CBD 

Another way to enjoy CBD is by placing cannabidiol-rich oil under your tongue––also called sublingual administration. If you hold the CBD oil from a CBD tincture under your tongue for around a minute, the capillaries of the mouth absorb the cannabinoids and usher them into your bloodstream, where they go on to engage your ECS receptors.** 

Effects from CBD tinctures set in quicker than edibles, but slower than vapes. Like vapes, these effects don’t last as long as edibles, though, because the cannabinoids process through the body at a quicker rate. 

Transdermal CBD

CBD topicals are administered on the skin for minor aches and pains.** Unlike the other three types of CBD products, topicals don’t enter the bloodstream or engage the ECS receptors.** Rather, topical cannabinoids seep into the skin, bypass the bloodstream, and absorb directly into the underlying tissue. These products let you pinpoint CBD’s calming effects on various places of your body.**  

Advantages of CBD Capsules

Compared to other CBD products, capsules offer three main advantages: they’re easier to enjoy, offer longer-lasting benefits, and ours come in two distinct formulas.**

Easy to Enjoy

You can simply take CBD capsules with a sip of water and continue your day. Each tablet is premeasured, allowing you to accurately gauge how much CBD you’re enjoying. Other products, like tinctures, require measuring a preferred amount. Tinctures come with a lid attached to the dropper, so you must delicately dish out your desired dose. 

Longer-Lasting Effects

Effects from digestible CBD products, like capsules, last longer than other CBD products. While effects from CBD vapes set in quicker, they fade faster, too. CBD capsules, on the other hand, offer a gradual rise in wellness that can last for hours.**

Range of Formulas

We carry two CBD capsules that have their own unique formulas. First, our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules are packed with L-tyrosine, rhodiola rosea, and 150mg of extended-release caffeine––the perfect blend before the workday. 

Our CBD Soft Gel Capsules use broad-spectrum CBD, MCT oil, and hemp-derived terpenes to elicit a host of wellness-boosting effects that you can enjoy morning, noon, or night.**

Check out our complete list of CBD capsules below to find the one that’s best for you.

CapsulesType of CBDMilligrams per ServingRecommended Time of Use
CBD + CBG Morning CapsulesBroad-Spectrum CBD30mg CBD & 5mg CBGMorning or early afternoon
CBD Soft Gel CapsulesBroad Spectrum CBD25/50mg CBDAnytime 

Potential Downsides to CBD Tablets

But some potential downsides might steer you away from capsules and towards other CBD products. Mainly, CBD capsules have a lower bioavailability and a gradual onset of effects.

Decreased Bioavailability

The rate and amount of a substance your body absorbs is called bioavailability. Products like tinctures and vapes have a high bioavailability because they don’t have to travel through the crucible that is your digestive system. Here, a percentage of cannabinoids can get lost along the way. More cannabinoids from tinctures and vapes finish the race and absorb into the bloodstream than digestible products, like capsules and gummies. 

However, we formulate some of our CBD capsules with coconut-derived MCT oil. This rich, fatty oil binds with the fat-soluble cannabinoids and protects them along the digestive tract. Adding MCT oil boosts the capsules’ absorption, leading to more cannabinoids finding their way into the bloodstream. 

Gradual Onset of CBD Benefits

Effects from CBD capsules take longer to set in, leading to a more gradual rise to wellness.** Though these effects last for a longer period of time, some users might want more immediate effects. If this sounds like your preference, check out our CBD vapes or tinctures collection. 

Final Thoughts 

Many adults in the UK have made CBD capsules a cornerstone in their health and wellness routines. These soft gel tablets can be seamlessly added to any part of your day and provide gradual effects that last longer. But what makes them different from other products might make them not right for you. So, it all comes down to your wellness goals and desired CBD experience. 

If you’re interested in a quicker onset of effects, check out our complete collection of CBD vapes and CBD tinctures!