What Are CBD Pills or Capsules? Here’s are the Details You Need
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound derived from hemp that is becoming more accepted as a popular supplement to support everyday wellness. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), cannabidiol does not produce feelings of “highness” when consumed.
And since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the use and sale of CBD and other products derived from hemp in the U.S. and across state lines, it’s been gaining in popularity for its many uses.
There are various ways that CBD may be consumed, including CBD capsules, pills or oil tinctures each offering different benefits. But which is the best CBD for you? There are a few things to consider. The first being whether you prefer to try CBD capsules or oil tinctures. In this post, we’re going to dive into everything you need to know about CBD capsules.
Before using a CBD product, it’s best to first consult with your doctor to discuss your individual needs and determine which form and serving size is best for you.
With that said, let’s answer the question, “what are CBD pills or capsules?”
What are CBD Pills, Exactly?
CBD pills contain a pre-measured amount of cannabinol and deliver it to the body via the digestive system. People who choose a pill form of CBD often do so for three reason:
3 Pros of Choosing CBD pills or capsules:
- Capsules are easy and discreet, and can be taken on the go
- CBD pills or capsules also offer the precise amount noted on the label, so there is no wondering if there was a measuring slip.
- Pills or capsules are also a great option for those that do not like the taste of CBD oil.
There are various CBD pill forms you may find available as you begin shopping for the best CBD brands around. Here’s a quick snapshot:
- CBD tablets are essentially CBD pills that are solid and made of compressed powder
- CBD softgels have a softer, jelly-like outer shell that encapsulates a CBD oil or liquid
- CBD Capsules have a hard outer shell that can either house powdered or liquid CBD inside of them
Let’s Talk Types: What are the CBD Pills You’ll Find Available?
CBD oil comes in three different options: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. Let’s take a quick look at these terms.
CBD Isolate Pills
CBD isolate exists in powdered form and has a pure concentration of CBD. While this may sound impressive, other beneficial hemp compounds like flavonoids, terpenes, or other cannabinoids are discarded during the manufacturing process.
Full-Spectrum CBD Pills
Full-spectrum CBD has every naturally occurring compound and hemp cannabinoids still intact. This implies that it has significant amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other bio-chemicals, which work together to magnify the beneficial impact of the compounds, which is known as the Entourage Effect.
Whenever you purchase a full-spectrum CBD oil, always check for third-party testing so you can see what the cannabinoid profile of the oil is. Some may contain higher amounts of THC that may trigger a positive on a drug test, and even some with lower amounts of THC may trigger a positive if taken regularly. If the oil doesn’t offer test results, it’s a good idea to look for another brand. Third-party testing ensures that the product not only complies with regulations but that it is free from harmful heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, and so on.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Pills
Broad-spectrum cannabinol oil is identical to full-spectrum except for one significant difference — all traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are removed during the extraction process. This is an important factor for those who live in a heavily regulated area, are new to CBD use or want to avoid THC for personal or professional reasons. So due to this, broad-spectrum CBD is often viewed as the safest option.
For a more in-depth read on the differences between these, we recommend checking out our breakdown here. It is important to mention that while it is impossible to purify out 100% of the THC, unless it is an isolate which will also remove all of the other hemp goodness found as part of the Entourage Effect, all HempFusion Broad Spectrum products are tested to be below 0.01% THC, which is considered by most labs undetectable.
How are CBD Capsules Made?
To answer the question of how CBD capsules are made, let’s look at what method of extraction is deployed during the production of CBD oil. The method of extraction that a manufacturer uses is also an indication of the product’s quality.
There are two methods that manufacturers use in extracting CBD from the cannabis plant. One of the methods uses carbon dioxide (CO2) for the extraction process while the other employs ethanol.
CO2 extraction is one of the most common methods, but there is a lot of room for error since there is a steep learning curve. But when done correctly, CO2 extraction is highly precise and can produce some of the cleanest cannabinoid extracts.
Ethanol is also a popular extraction method. It uses high-grade grain alcohol (ethanol) as the solvent to separate all of the cannabinoids like CBD from the plant itself. The drawback of this method of extraction is that a decent amount of ethanol is needed to complete this process, which can run into compliance and safety issues for the final product.
At HempFusion, we use a solvent-free, highly developed method of CO2 extraction providing a resulting oil with precise CBD concentration as well as many other hemp compounds. The oil used in our organic liquid tinctures is the same organically grown CBD oil we use to make our vegetarian liquid capsules.
When Choosing a CBD Pill or Capsule, How Do I Decide on Amount?
Not only does CBD come in various forms, it also comes in different strengths. Given different people respond to different amounts of CBD, there is not necessarily a “one size fits all.”
It’s always best to consult your physician before taking CBD oil.
What are CBD Capsules Compares to CBD Oil ?
When you hear about CBD, the common forms mentioned are tinctures and pill forms.
Tinctures are the small, typically glass bottles, with droppers attached. This method is used by people who prefer to take their CBD in liquid form. The droppers allow for customizing the amount of liquid desired with each use.
There is no convincing evidence that the efficacy of CBD oil changes based on whether it’s administered via a liquid dropper or a pill, and the oil used in HempFusion’s CBD tinctures is the same as what’s used in our liquid capsules. Given the digestive system will need to break down a tablet, soft gel or capsule, it has been suggested that oils and tinctures may be more quickly utilized by the body.
CBD oil does have an earthy taste, so for those who do not enjoy its natural flavor, choosing pill form may be a more ideal option.
Pills also provide closer to exact serving size, so if someone is new to using CBD or prefers this convenience, pills are more recommended versus a tincture.
The Safety and Efficacy of CBD Capsules
CBD is considered non-intoxicating, and in general there are no official warnings about taking CBD supplements. It is always wise to discuss supplements you take with your physician or trusted health care provider.
Why Choose HempFusion’s CBD Capsules
Clear and Bold Representation of the CBD Content
It can be confusing when you purchase a CBD product that does not have a clear label, and that’s probably a company you may want to avoid.
At HempFusion, we pride ourselves on total transparency about what’s in our products.
Our detailed labels show all of the ingredients in each product, along with their more precise / exact amounts of CBD per serving. We even provide batch reports on the actual product you are taking so you can review its Certificate of Analysis.
Percentage of THC
Our Certificate of Analysis reports show the amount of cannabinoids in each product along with the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). We run these detailed reports for each batch of products we produce to ensure that the concentration of THC in each of the capsules is in line with what is legally allowed.
Organically Grown Hemp and Next-Level Standards
One question you want to be answered before opting for CBD capsules is if the pills are organic. At HempFusion, we choose some of the best hemp plants on earth, growing them organically and extracting the hemp oil in a way that yields the highest content of cannabinoids. Our products also undergo several third-party tests to ascertain our organic claims, our process and the final product. The results are a next-level and reliable hemp-derived CBD oil you can actually trust. The finished capsules are not certified organic by a 3rd party certifier due to the fact that organic capsules are not yet commercially available. Our tinctures are 3rd party certified as USDA organic, and we only use organic hemp in every one of our products.
Tried and Tested
All HempFusion products undergo third-party, ISO-certified lab testing to ensure potency and compliance. In addition, we use DNA-verified heirloom hemp, and our products are U.S. Hemp Authority Certified.
Customer Satisfaction and Safe Manufacturing Standards
HempFusion adheres to strict manufacturing practices. Our products are only made in FDA-registered facilities, with the primary being ISO 9001 certified. All of our manufacturing facilities are also independently certified as cGMP compliant (current good manufacturing practices).
Looking for a CBD capsule you can love and trust? We would humbly encourage you to check out our incredible line of CBD capsules! We offer CBD capsules made with the purest CBD oil from organically grown whole hemp extract. You can browse our pure CBD capsules, or our functional CBD capsules, which include added support for sleep or stress.
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