When choosing the right type of CBD product for your needs, there are two of the most popular formats on the market, and these are CBD capsules and drops or tinctures. The oil is usually taken via a few drops placed under the tongue and left there for a few seconds before it is swallowed or followed with a liquid.
The capsule form is usually taken as per normal capsules, swallowed with a liquid as well. Depending on your personal preference, there is not one that is better than the other, however many people prefer the easier method of taking capsules, which is quick and effective. There are many uses for this plant extract, some of which can be found here.
People may take them as a solution for a holistic approach to help them sleep or to relieve pain or inflammation from muscle spasms or injuries, and some can also take them for focus during work hours. In a more specified treatment, this substance has been used to treat various health and mental conditions like seizures, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and have been derived into prescription medication.
Those who prefer this method, do so, mainly because they do not like the taste of pure CBD placed under the tongue and with capsules having an almost tasteless or neutral taste outcome, it is much preferred. This is not to say one is better than the other but there is a difference between these two oral methods.
Below we highlight the main differences so you can make a better choice for yourself.
Some of The Main Difference Between Capsules and Oils
- Usually have a neutral taste
- Are created with similar ingredients as other formats and sometimes have added nutrients inside
- Come in either a powder or liquid encased in a capsule
- Have a slower release upon ingesting and are a quick and easy way to take them
- Are available in vegan and vegetarian options
- Have the exact amount of CBD per capsule
- Comes in different tastes but also a natural or herbal tasting liquid
- Are available in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum variations
- Have a much faster rate of absorption when placed under the tongue
- Also, come in vegan and GMO-free variations
- The dosage can be controlled either higher or lower
- You can tailor the strengths provided i.e. higher strength, medium strength and low strength
Choosing Capsules Over Liquid
Usually, these contain less of the plant extract per capsule, which means you may need to take more than one depending on what the dosage requirements are, and the reason for taking it. The oil contains more CBD but with the capsules, you can keep track of your dosage much easier.
The other reason to take them is if you are sensitive to the taste of the liquid, with these you cannot taste anything. Unless you add the drops into a juice or tasty liquid, which is not recommended as it may take longer to absorb.
The benefit of taking CBD is that besides the many health advantages it offers, it can also be good for skin, hair, nails and your overall immune system, i.e. your Endocannabinoid system which is responsible for things like appetite, mood, sleep, fertility and reproduction as well as memory and motor control: https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system
Out of the three main types of versions, i.e. full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolates, the recommendation is to take the full-spectrum one if you are taking it for overall health benefits. This version contains three main things:
Flavonoids. The plant extract to date has been studied to find it contains 20 different types of flavours or flavonoids. This is because when extracted it is taken from different parts of the plant and is similar to the Terpenes, which is the fragrance. It provides healing benefits and according to studies, has been seen to provide various anti-cancer properties as well as anti-inflammatory advantages, and it has neuroprotective properties as well.
Terpenes. Also included in the cannabinoids are the terpenes. This is the umbrella term for the smell of the product. Some have a citrusy smell while others have an earthier one, and this depends on how it is grown, and if it is organic or not. This also provides benefits much like the effects that essential oils have on us, for example, the scent of lavender provides us with a calming effect. The plant typically has over 150 different terpenes in it.
Cannabinoids. The main ingredient in the full-spectrum capsules is cannabinoids. Those products that are available from reputable online stores like
Cheefbotanicals have over 100 different types of cannabinoids in them and their purest forms, unadulterated and also vegan and vegetarian options for those who are more conscious about what they ingest.
If you want to take both these formats – capsules and oils – together, it is possible. However, you need to be sure of the dosage. There are no side effects of overdosing besides a very small percentage of sensitive people feeling a bit too relaxed, or nauseous, so the safest option is to take a minimal dose if taking both at the same time. The best way to tell is to monitor how you feel a few hours after taking it.
Inc conclusion, if you are looking for a quick way to dose yourself while on the run, the capsules are a suitable option. Always consult your GP before investing in these products especially if you are already on some type of medication.