Cannabidiol (CBD) is being used to treat a
variety of conditions, such as pain, inflammation, insomnia, anxiety, and
severe forms of epilepsy. It is one of many cannabinoids derived from marijuana
and hemp. You can consume CBD in several ways—vaping, ingesting, or applying
topically. CBD capsules are a convenient, taste-free way of ingesting CBD in a
controlled daily dose like a supplement. There are dozens of brands of CBD
capsules to choose from online and in retail stores, so how do you decide which
is the best option for you?
Types of CBD Capsules
Generally, there are three types of CBD
Let’s examine the details of these different
types of CBD oil.
Full-Spectrum CBD Oil Capsules
Capsules with full-spectrum CBD oil contain a
mixture of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. You can think of it as
the unfiltered extract of hemp or marijuana. The main differentiator is that
full-spectrum CBD oil can contain both THC and CBD. However, in hemp-derived
CBD, this level is not sufficient to cause any psychoactive effects.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Capsules
Broad-spectrum CBD capsules are high in CBD
but contain no THC while retaining some of the other cannabinoids, terpenes,
and other compounds found in full-spectrum CBD.
Water Soluble CBD Capsules
CBD capsules are derived from hemp and contain 0.3 percent or less THC. CBD capsules containing water soluble
CBD are treated as supplements, have few regulatory compliance
standards, and limited legal restrictions.
Are there benefits from using one
type of CBD Oil capsules?
User experiences indicate that full-spectrum
or whole-plant extracts provide longer-lasting relief faster and superior
results to traditional high-quality CBD oil. Research is limited, but user experience suggests that
full-spectrum CBD capsules are beneficial for conditions such as:
General Anxiety Disorders
Nausea and Vomiting
CBD capsules enable users to take
specific amounts of CBD oil in a controlled dose. CBD is thought to have a
beneficial effect for relieving conditions such as:
Pain and Inflammation
CBD isolate capsules don’t have the flavor of
cannabis or hemp and may be better suited for cooking or blending into
beverages given the powder form.
Are CBD capsules legal to buy in
Most states restrict the sale and distribution
of marijuana-derived CBD capsules. All hemp-derived CBD is not considered
illegal by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), though only one CBD product is approved by the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). Some states don’t allow sales of cannabis
products of any kind, while states with legal cannabis can sell both THC and
CBD products. You can check online whether your state allows the
legal sale of CBD capsules, and if there are any restrictions by type of CBD.
What are the benefits of CBD
CBD capsules or pills contain a specific dose
of CBD. There’s no need to measure out a dose, and you have greater control over
the amount you ingest. The effect of digested CBD tends to last longer, too.
Capsules are also an excellent alternative for
people who don’t care for the taste of CBD oil, and who don’t want the extra
sugar and other ingredients included in gummies and different types of CBD
Look for CBD Capsules from a
Determining if your CBD capsules come from a
reputable source may be challenging. Read all product labels and review
information on manufacturer’s websites carefully, so you are sure you
understand the product you’re buying.
Suggested information to review:
Look for capsules made from
US-grown hemp, which is subject to regulation and quality standards.
Check for a certificate of
analysis (COA) with independent laboratory test results for potency and
contaminants from a lab that meets ISO 17025 standards.
Considered supplements, CBD capsules are not
subject to the same stringent regulations as FDA-approved drugs. Verify that
the ingredients don’t contain extra fillers (excipients) you don’t want to
ingest. Common excipients in CBD capsules include starch, calcium, and lactose.
Some CBD users purchase CBD isolate powder and
make their own CBD capsules. Vegans may prefer the option of using non-gelatin
capsules. It can also be more cost-effective to make your own.
None of the information has been evaluated by the food and drug administration and product is not intended to diagnose,treat cure, or prevent any disease