The popularity of CBD is on the rise, and there are multiple ways to consume it, such as CBD oil and CBD capsules. However, which one is better for you? The answer to this question depends on your individual preferences and requirements for a CBD product. We can compare these two products based on various factors, including bioavailability. By exploring these factors, you will be able to make a more informed decision when purchasing CBD oil or capsules.
CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant and typically contains cannabidiol (CBD) along with other cannabinoids. When it contains a wide range of cannabinoids, it’s called broad-spectrum CBD oil, which is available in our CBD shop. CBD oil is commonly sold in a bottle with a dropper for precise dosing. With our CBD oils, you can accurately measure your dose using the included graduated pipette.
Compared to CBD capsules, CBD oil has a quicker onset time as it’s absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the sublingual gland, located under the tongue. This method bypasses the digestive system, which prevents the breakdown of CBD by the liver and stomach acids. The sublingual method typically takes effect within 15-30 minutes and lasts for up to 6 hours.
CBD Oil Bioavailability
The term bioavailability pertains to the quantity of CBD that enters the bloodstream and generates an active effect. CBD oils are known to have a higher bioavailability compared to capsules because they do not go through the digestive system, as previously mentioned. The bioavailability of CBD oils may vary from 13-19% and can be influenced by several factors, such as the carrier oil used. At HempWell, we use MCT oil as a carrier for our pure CBD oils, which is easily absorbed by the body and comes from organic coconuts. Our broad spectrum CBD oils are combined with hemp seed oil and possess a robust earthy and hempy flavor.
CBD capsules are a convenient option for those who prefer a pre-measured dose and an easy-to-swallow format. They are familiar to most people and don’t have any taste or smell. Our CBD capsules come in a gelatin shell, which unfortunately makes them unsuitable for vegans. However, we do offer vegan options such as our CBD gummies, which are also pre-measured for ease of use.
Compared to CBD oils, capsules have a slower onset time because they have to pass through the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. It can take up to 1-2 hours for the CBD to take effect and the effects can last for up to 8 hours.
CBD Capsules Bioavailability
CBD capsules have a lower bioavailability compared to oils because they have to undergo digestion before entering the bloodstream. The bioavailability of CBD capsules can vary between 6-15%, influenced by factors such as individual metabolism or the quality of the CBD used.
Best CBD Oils & CBD Capsules
Our CBD products are made from hemp plants that are cultivated on our European farm, and our CBD oils are manufactured in the UK. When you purchase CBD oils or CBD capsules from HempWell, you can trust that you are receiving a high-quality product. All of our CBD food supplements available in our CBD shop are approved by the FSA as legal food supplements.
For those who are interested in CBD, we offer a wealth of support and guidance on our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 0800 772 0508. We are always happy to assist you.