CBD’s popularity is growing and there are a range of ways to take it such as CBD oil or CBD capsules. But which is better? CBD oil or CBD capsules? The answer depends on your personal requirements and needs for a CBD product. We can compare them on a range of factors such as bioavailability. Hopefully this discussion will provide you with more information so you can make an informed decision when you buy CBD oil or capsules.
CBD oil is a liquid extract that contains cannabidiol (CBD) and sometimes other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. We often refer to the wider range of cannabinoids included as broad spectrum CBD oils (which you can also buy in our CBD shop!). It’s typically sold in a bottle with a dropper for easy dosing. Our range of CBD oils all come with a graduated pipette so you can exactly measure your dose.
CBD oils have a faster onset time than capsules because they’re absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the sublingual gland (under the tongue). This method bypasses the digestive system, which means that the CBD is not broken down by the liver and stomach acids. The sublingual method can take effect within 15-30 minutes and can last for up to 6 hours.
Bioavailability of CBD oils
Bioavailability refers to the amount of CBD that enters the bloodstream and produces an active effect. CBD oils have a higher bioavailability than capsules because of the bypassing of the digestive system as mentioned above. The bioavailability of CBD oils can range from 13-19% depending on many factors such as the carrier oil. Here at HempWell we use MCT oil as a carrier for our pure CBD oils, which is super easy for the body to absorb and comes from organic coconuts. Our broad spectrum CBD oils are blended with hemp seed oil and have a strong earthy and hempy taste.
CBD capsules are a convenient way to take CBD because they’re easy to swallow and come in pre-measured doses. Most people are familiar with taking capsules so it can be more familiar. Our CBD capsules are made using a gelatin shell, so sadly they are not vegan. However, all of our CBD oils are vegan. You can also find a measured dose of CBD in our vegan CBD gummies too!
CBD capsules take longer to take effect than oils because they have to go through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. The onset time can take up to 1-2 hours and can last for up to 8 hours.
Bioavailability of CBD capsules
The bioavailability of CBD capsules is lower than oils because they have to go through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. The bioavailability of CBD capsules can range from 6-15%, depending on a variety factors such as your metabolism or how high quality the CBD is.
Are CBD oils or CBD capsules better?
The choice between CBD oil and capsules depends on your requirements, needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a fast-acting method with higher bioavailability, CBD oils may be the best option for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a convenient method with a longer-lasting effect, CBD capsules such as our 1500mg CBD gel capsules may be more suitable. This product is also super popular on our subscription program.
It’s important to note that the quality of the CBD extract also plays a significant role in the effectiveness of both oils and capsules. You should always choose high-quality, third-party tested CBD products to ensure that you’re getting a safe and effective product.
The best CBD oils and CBD capsules
The CBD in our products is extracted from hemp plants grown on our farm in Europe. We manufacture our CBD oils right here in the UK. When you buy CBD oils or buy CBD capsules from HempWell, you’re getting a quality product. CBD food supplements from our CBD shop are all FSA approved legal food supplements.
We have plenty of CBD support and guidance available on our website. If you are CBD curious please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 772 0508 we are more than happy to help.