If you are planning to start taking CBD and have decided that CBD capsules is the right option for you, it’s important to learn how to take them. Often you’ll have two things to consider – the effects you desire and what dosage is right for you. We have put together this “how to take CBD capsules” guide to help both beginners and the more experienced to take their capsules with confidence and in a way that’s beneficial to them.
Find your CBD dosage first
Each individual processes CBD capsules differently depending on a number of factors. These factors include genetics, lifestyle, metabolism, among others. It’s therefore critical that you get a dosage that’s just right for your personal needs. If you are a novice, then beginning at the bottom (with the lowest dosage) is the best way to go. Start small then gradually increase your dosage based on your personal preference.
So what’s the right amount? The “right dosage” for you is what you require from taking CBD. When you feel your dosage has met your requirements, then stop there. For newbies, we recommend taking 20mg spread throughout the day. If you have been taking CBD already, do not exceed 70mg per day.
For those who are taking CBD as a prescription, only take what the medical practitioner recommended. If you want to increase your dosage, consult with your medical professional first.
What time to use your CBD capsules
There’s no “best time” to take CBD capsules except what you find comfortable. Think of taking CBD as a self-care routine. So it is important to note that it’s more convenient and easier to remember at specific points during the day. Here’s what to expect from taking CBD capsules during different times of the day.
- You can take your CBD capsules with a cup of morning coffee or tea.
- You can take your CBD capsules during your lunch break in work.
- Or you could even take your capsules after a delicious dinner in the evening, or even after you return home from work.
Here is something you should know about CBD capsules – they take a while before they can digest. Compared to other methods like sublingual or vaping, the CBD will take a while longer to enter your system.
How to use CBD capsules
Using CBD capsules is simple. You just need to swallow them whole using water. Knowing your dose helps here too so if you need to take two capsules, take two. The good thing is that if you've taken pills such as paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen before, this is no different.
Again, remember to monitor your dosage so you are getting your recommended dosage. Should you need to increase the dosage – increase it gradually and make sure to take note of how much.
Can I break my CBD capsules?
Some people enjoy their CBD by breaking the capsules. CBD capsules are breakable just like a regular prescription but before you break yours, be sure you understand what is contained in them. Depending on the manufacturer, some capsules are filled with a powder while others have it in liquid form (oil). Be careful not to spill whatever is contained within.
Another issue you might face is the taste of the contents. The taste depends on the type of CBD used and the additional ingredients added to it. Isolate CBD is tasteless and won’t taste as bad as broad-spectrum CBD and full-spectrum CBD. That’s because isolate CBD is the purest form of CBD.
You should never take CBD products that are already open or broken to avoid unprecedented risks. Always make sure your products are well sealed to be sure they are in the best condition.
Isolate CBD is the purest form of CBD you can get out there. It contains 99.9% of CBD and no other compound or plant material is in it.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains all of the compounds you get in the cannabis Sativa plant except for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating compound in the plant. Broad-spectrum and isolate CBD capsules are the best choices for those looking to pass drug tests.
Full-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds present in the Cannabis Sativa plant including THC. But for CBD capsules to be legal in the UK, they must contain 0.3% or less of this intoxicating compound. Taking these capsules won’t cause a high to the use but when used for an extended period, blood tests may turn out positive for it.
CBD Capsules vs CBD oil
CBD capsules and oil may have their differences but that does not mean one is better than the other. It all depends on what your desired results are.
CBD capsules are a very convenient option when looking for exact dosage, a longer shelf life, and tastelessness. But you have to bear with the fact that they take longer to digest and get absorbed into your system. That’s because they go through dissolving before they enter the bloodstream.
On the other hand, CBD oil absorbs fast meaning you can customise the dosing almost immediately and comes at a cheaper price most of the time. But you'll have to stand the flavour and taste which can be difficult to get an exact dosage – not to mention they are less convenient in public.
However, you can still get capsules that contain CBD oil on the inside. With these the CBD does not go through the mouth membranes as when you use tinctures; it goes to the stomach first before reaching your bloodstream.
Some CBD users have had success by taking both the capsules and oil. Most of our buyers use their oil at home and carry around the CBD capsules to use when they are going out in public. So if you are still on the fence on which one suits you, it’s okay to use both the oil and capsules as long as you try and stick to your dosage.
CBD oils and CBD capsules are not the only CBD options you have to use. There are many other options to help handle the situation you are dealing with. For instance, you have topicals that come in creams, lotions, joint rubs, and massage oils, among others. These are applied to target places on your body.
You’ll also find edibles which include CBD gummies, chocolates, candies, among other options. Edibles can be eaten just like regular foods but you should be careful not to overdose by eating so much at once.
If you can’t find other options you can go for CBD pills. Take them in the same way you would take CBD capsules. Pills also come with similar benefits as capsules.
Final thought on how to take CBD capsules
CBD capsules are a great format to take CBD. They are not just convenient to use, they are also quite easy to take. You just need to be sure you have quality products that have been tested and tried like what we have here are Supreme CBD. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us to get the best advice and a wide range of CBD products.