Perhaps you are new to CBD, or you have been taking the same CBD product for a while and want to try a new method to get your daily dose. CBD capsules are a great addition to any CBD regimen as they are easy to take and offer many benefits regardless of your lifestyle. We’ll explain what they are and how they work and highlight the many benefits available to you.
What are CBD capsules?
CBD capsules usually contain powdered cannabidiol (CBD) blended with a carrier oil to facilitate absorption, encapsulated within a digestible casing. CBD is obtained from hemp plants that do not cause intoxication and which are not addictive. As CBD is well-tolerated by humans, it is now legal in many countries around the globe. CBD binds to receptors within the endocannabinoid system (ECS), helping this vital system to function at its best, supporting wellness, and keeping processes like sleep, mood, and pain in check.
How do CBD capsules work?
CBD capsules are usually swallowed with water to enable the active ingredients within the casing to be absorbed into your digestive system. From here, it enters your bloodstream, releasing its benefits over a longer period than some other CBD products, such as oils and vapes. Although they take slightly longer to work, the effects they have tend to last for longer, making them a good supplement for those who require long-term relief.
What are the benefits of CBD capsules?
CBD-infused capsules are a great option for people who don’t like the natural taste of CBD oil, but they are also convenient for active individuals as well as competing athletes. There is no need to measure out your dose, as each capsule from Naturecan is predetermined with 10mg of CBD, enabling you to take them on the go.
With some CBD products, such as vapes and oils, it can be difficult to know how much you have taken, but since each CBD capsule contains an exact measure of CBD, it is easy to track your intake. This is particularly helpful for people who want to adjust their dose – maybe you are just starting out and haven’t yet found your sweet spot, or you need some extra relief on any given day – you can take fewer or more capsules depending on your needs. Just be sure not to exceed 70mg of CBD in a single day, as recommended by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
CBD tinctures and oils tend to have a distinct grassy flavour, which puts some people off before they have given the active ingredients a chance to make a difference to their wellbeing. CBD capsules don’t smell or taste of anything and are easy to swallow.
CBD capsules come in a variety of types and Naturecan has some that contain technology to increase absorption and others that contain vitamins to offer additional benefits. For example, CBD with curcumin and vitamin D supports the normal function of muscles while boosting the absorption of phosphorus and calcium for strong, healthy bones. There are also vegan capsules that do not contain gelatin, ensuring everyone can enjoy the benefits of CBD.
Oral CBD products, such as oils and snacks, typically have a bioavailability rate of 4-20%. This means that at least 80% of the CBD is lost as it passes through the digestive system before it reaches the bloodstream, where the active ingredients can take effect. Since CBD capsules are encased in a biodegradable material, the active ingredients within are protected until they reach the stomach, where the casing gets dissolved. Furthermore, Naturecan uses organic MCT oil as a carrier to improve bioavailability, as CBD is not water-soluble.
CBD is available in three main types – isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum. Isolates contain pure CBD but do not offer an entourage effect as there are no other cannabinoids or terpenes present. Full-spectrum extracts contain a range of cannabinoids and terpenes that help to boost the health benefits of one another. One of these cannabinoids is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which may show up in a drug test even though a trace amount of less than 0.02% is not enough to make you high. Naturecan uses a broad-spectrum extract in its CBD capsules which still contains a range of cannabinoids and terpenes to delever that entourage effect whilst guaranteeing that the product is free from THC.
The hemp used to extract Naturecan’s CBD is grown in Oregon, USA, in organic soil. As well as providing the best growing conditions, they use supercritical CO2 extraction to obtain CBD – an advanced technology that is also greener and safer than some other methods, such as the use of ethanol or butane.
Naturecan goes on to remove detectable traces of THC from the extracted oil using chromatographic purification and distillation. This process also ensures that anything like wax, chlorophyll, lipids, and flavonoids that may affect the flavour of the oil is also removed, yet the concentration, purity, and quality are maintained.
Naturecan guarantees the high quality of their CBD capsules by having each batch rigorously tested by an independent laboratory. The capsules go through at least six stages of testing, checking for potency, THC, contamination, solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals.
CBD capsules are great if you like to buy them in bulk, as they tend to have a longer shelf-life than CBD oils or tinctures. Just be sure to store them away from light, heat, and air to preserve their potency and quality.
Who can take CBD capsules?
Almost anyone over the age of 18 can take CBD capsules but as they could interact with some medications, you should speak with your doctor before taking them. People who are new to CBD particularly enjoy CBD capsules as they are so easy to take while tracking dosage. Professional athletes can also take CBD capsules that contain broad-spectrum CBD that is free from THC.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid taking CBD capsules and users should always follow the recommended dosage as an excess of CBD may lead to minor side effects, such as changes in appetite or diarrhoea.
When can CBD capsules be taken?
CBD capsules can be taken at any time of the day since they are not intoxicating and will not affect your ability to drive or use machinery. Since they take approximately 30-60 minutes to take effect, you may want to take them at the start of your bedtime routine so that onset coincides with getting into bed. The effects of CBD capsules last for 2-8 hours, depending on your weight and metabolism.
CBD capsules are easy to use and provide long-lasting effects. They may be vegan, deliver only CBD, or contain additional nutrients to help you to meet your wellness goals. Naturecan’s CBD capsules contain a rich blend of cannabinoids and plant terpenes that work in harmony to enhance the effectiveness of one another. The best method to experience the benefits of CBD capsules is to give them a try for yourself.