Two of the most popular ways to take CBD is through capsules and directly from CBD oil. But, which method is the best way to take it? In this article, we will help you make a choice as to which way of taking CBD would suit you best.
What are CBD Capsules?
CBD capsules come in a precisely measured amount of hemp extract. This means you get the same dose in each capsule. They usually come inside a bottle or blister pack. You simply need to swallow the capsule with some water to get the full benefit.
What is CBD Oil
CBD oil is direct extract that comes in a variety of flavors and strengths. You can directly take it under your tongue for the quickest effect, but there are a variety of ways of ingesting it. This includes vaping and putting the oil inside food, sweets or tea/coffee. Most oils come in a bottle with a dropper, however some come with a spray so that you can inject it straight into your mouth.
CBD oils tend to have a higher bioavailability in comparison to capsules when taken lingually. 35% of it can reach your bloodstream to use in your body. In comparison, CBD capsules need to be digested before they can be put to use. The CBD is therefore exposed to acids and enzymes which reduce the availability. Around 4-20% may remain in the bloodstream. CBD oil taken lingually takes around 15-20 minutes for you to see an effect and it can last for 1 to 10 hours depending on the concentration. In comparison, CBD capsules can take up to 2 hours before you notice any effects, and they tend to last around 4-6 hours. In both cases, higher strength products will last longer. Our range of full spectrum CBD oil is designed to last long so that you can feel the full effect.
CBD Capsules vs CBD Oil – Pros/Cons
The main pros of CBD oil is the flexibility and higher bioavailability. You can also get more CBD for your money in comparison to capsules. However, it can be more difficult to get a precise amount, and this is where CBD capsules have an advantage since it is carefully measured so you know exactly how much you are taking. CBD capsules can also be taken more discreetly and there is no risk of them leaking. Capsules are also suitable for those who don’t like the taste of CBD oil, but there are a variety of flavors available so it is likely that most people can find one they like.
Overall, both CBD capsules and CBD oil are great and easy ways to take CBD. However, CBD oil provides extra flexibility and therefore it is a great option for most people. You should pick the option that suits your lifestyle. We stock full spectrum CBD oil in different strengths and flavors to ensure that you can get the maximum benefit.