Capsules are the most common form of administering CBD to the body. As CBD has gained immense popularity in the recent past, people feel comfortable incorporating cbd products in multiple ways in their daily life. Cannabidiol has undoubtedly become a part of a routine for many across cultures for the simple reason that it is a versatile remedy for wellness, and cbd is quite simple to consume.
As conscious and sensible consumers, we are obliged to educate ourselves about what we eat, why we eat, and what it does to us.
Therefore at Nordic oil, our commitment to creating awareness, educating people, and making CBD more accessible reflects in our high-quality cbd products.
We recommend you spare some time to read, understand and make informed decisions while buying Nordic oil cbd products.
Below is a detailed summary of our cbd product categories.
What are CBD capsules?
CBD capsules are simple cbd oil packed in a capsule. But there is more to know.
Just like CBD oil, using cbd capsules is a simple process. In point of fact, effortless and convenient to adopt. Some people cannot tolerate the earthy taste or flavor of plant extracts or oil. Similar is the case for people who are new to cbd. Hence, capsules are a handy and hassle-free method to ingest cannabinoids into their system.
CBD capsules come in different sizes, strengths, and varieties. It helps you choose which of them suits you best. You must be familiar with the hard capsules filled with medications. It is indeed a nightmare for many people to swallow a Capsule. Surely swallowing a Capsule is not as easy as gulping food or liquid. At the same time, you cannot pop a capsule in your mouth like a chewable as it may get stuck in your throat. That is why swallowing a Capsule with a glass of water is a common practice.
Before we understand more about cbd capsules, you may want to learn why Nordic Oil CBD capsules are developed as softgels and how it adds to your wellness?
Our foremost objective of bringing cbd closer to you gets realized when our cbd product delivers superior bioavailability. That leads to designing an effective delivery method in each cbd product.
The CBD used in the capsules is from certified hemp plants. And the carrier oil used in our CBD capsules is black cumin seeds oil or Nigella Sativa oil. Black seed oil possesses immense health benefits. When cbd combines with it, together they make our cbd softgel capsules a compelling package.
What is a cbd capsule made from?
Our CBD is produced from organically-sourced, non-GMO hemp from certified European suppliers and undergoes regular quality checks. Depending on climate and seasonality, we source our hemp from different suppliers across Europe to guarantee that we always get the highest quality product.
The CBD oil used in the capsules is full-spectrum cbd oil that contains all the naturally occurring products found in the cannabis plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. These work together to optimize the effect of the cannabinoids, known as the entourage effect.
Our CBD capsules are gluten-free and free from artificial preservatives or colorings. The products are of the highest quality and have been laboratory tested.
Nordic Oil CBD Capsules - The Science
You can see that our cbd gel capsules are available in a unique soft gels formulation that adopts Liposome technology for delivering cbd more effectively.
What are Liposomal CBD capsules?
Liposomes are an advanced technology used as carriers of molecules like cbd. It is developed to target and deliver active compounds directly to the designated spot in the body.
Liposomes are microscopic containers or vesicles that resemble a soft bubble. The outer layer is made from lecithin ( a phospholipid). A unique aspect of these phospholipids is that they form closed structures when they are hydrated. Hence active compounds can be firmly encapsulated within these bubbles.
Ultimately liposomes serve as an efficient transport to supply active substances to the body. Moreover, this approach is far more superior to the traditional capsules in terms of bio-availability. Additionally, their size, hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature multiplies their absorption potential.
In recent times, food, farming, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries have begun to extensively make use of liposome encapsulation technology for two main reasons:
- To improve the delivery and stability of compounds.
- Safe-guard the functions of the Compound within.
Traditional Capsule and Liposomal softgel - a comparison
||Long shelf but the outer case may become sticky
||Degradation of the active substance as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract.
||Can be manufactured in house, two-piece capsules are convenient to manufacture.
||Low manufacturing cost and quick to the market
||Solids and powdery substances
||Comparatively long shelf-life, UV resistant, Biocompatible, Biodegradable, Low toxicity.
||Target-oriented release of the active substance within the cell, hence higher bioavailability
||Large scale manufacturing, sophisticated machinery.
||High cost, Advanced Technology, and Machinery
||Best for lipids,oil supplements
Are CBD capsules suitable for beginners?
Well, one could argue on both sides to this question.
The cbd oil in our CBD capsules are hemp plant extracts just like our other cbd products.
Beginners who are new to cbd may not be used to the earthy taste of cbd oils, or they may find the sublingual way of taking cbd a little uncomfortable. In such a case, CBD capsules are quick on the go solution. Also, the strength of cbd in our CBD capsule formulations ranges from 6.4mg up to 16mg per capsule that is equated to 15% cbd oil accordingly. These are suitable for both micro and standard dosing.
On the other hand, our CBD oils are available in a wide range of cbd strength beginning from 5% up to 20%. So, depending on user experience, you may choose your pick. If you are a beginner who is eager to incorporate cbd as a part of your daily diet, you may begin with the 5% CBD oil.
Some people who are new to cbd do try cbd isolate, which is the purest form of cbd minus all the terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabinoids. But what they might miss is the entourage effect.
In short, it is based on the individual choice to opt between cbd capsules or other forms of cbd products. If you have specific questions, our team of dedicated experts in our customer service is happy to assist you.
How to take CBD capsules?
Using CBD capsules is simple and easy.
Take the required quantity (eg: 1 CBD Softgel), pop them in your mouth, and swallow. If you are not comfortable gulping capsules without water, you may take it with a glass of water or along with your tea or coffee too.
How many capsules should I take?
The recommended daily dose of CBD capsules is 1 softgel per day. You will get 6.4mg of CBD that equates to one drop of 15% CBD oil.
However, based on your requirement, experience of use, and medical advice, you could alter your dosage.
How long does the capsules effect last?
The food that we take interacts within our body in a complex way. Similarly, cbd interacts through several different mechanisms that research is still exploring. Therefore, several aspects have to be considered, such as body weight, metabolism, lifestyle, routes of administration, dosage, goal, frequency of intake, health condition, etc to evaluate the duration your body takes to break-down the capsule.
CBD capsules take a little longer for the body to release the effect of the Capsule. Say, roughly one hour (60 minutes). It is because of the first-pass effect, as the capsules go through the digestive system. But its effect can last for 6-10 hours.
On the other hand, cbd oil that is taken sublingually gets absorbed by the body in 15-20 minutes, but the effect could last between 4-6 hours.
Capsules, Softgels, Tablets. What is the difference? Which is the best for me?
CBD products come in different forms that can be consumed through different routes of administration. It is up to an individual’s choice and suitability to find the one that best suits you. Every form has its own pros and cons. What suits you, might not suit another person and vice versa.
When it comes to taking cbd, follow the step-up method or the start low, go slow approach in order to draw a sustained consistent benefit throughout. With this in mind, we are driven to educate you with reliable information and awareness on cbd.
Let us take a quick overview of the differences between tablets, capsules, and liposomal softgels.
- Tablets, Capsules, and Liposomal softgels are for oral administration.
- Tablets undergo the process of metabolism. It travels to the liver, gets absorbed into the bloodstream, and then released in a distributive pattern inside the body. In the case of traditional capsules, once the outer shell gets broken- down in the digestive tract, it goes through the same process as tablets. On the other hand, liposome softgels target particular cells or tissues. Hence deliver the molecules directly to the site of action. Moreover, it follows a sustained and systematic release of molecules.
- Tablets come in different shapes, colors, sizes, and they can either be swallowed or chewed. Capsules are mostly cylindrical shaped. They come in different colors but not chewed. Liposomes are shaped like a bubble or a pea. It takes the color of the content and can be swallowed only.
- While a tablet could be cut, split, powdered, or dissolved in water. Capsules should not be cut although they can be opened (not safe to open). Liposomal softgels cannot be cut or opened.
- Tablets are solids. Capsules contain or carry solids, powder, or micro granules. Liposomes are best suited to carry lipids and oils.
- Most importantly, the potency and bioavailability get degraded during digestion, metabolism, and excretion in both tablets and traditional capsules. On the contrary, liposomes softgel capsules offer far superior potency and bioavailability because of higher penetration. They deliver smaller amounts in targeted tissues without getting dispersed in the body.
Benefits of capsules
In theory, it will not take much time to generalize and list down some benefits of capsules. But, it is time to become practical. Today, the health and wellness landscape has transformed. More and more people are popping several nutrition supplement capsules regularly. Although we take them every day, we are not sure how much is absorbed by the body, as much gets degraded in the digestive system.
Bioavailability is the foremost benefit that capsules have to offer. And in most cases, traditional capsules fail to provide.
To address this problem, a breakthrough in product development is 'liposomal delivery.' And our product development team has successfully embraced this advanced technology.
Therefore, Liposomes have:
- enhanced the value and suitability of carriers,
- and the efficacy of nutrients, agents, adjuvants, antigens, etc, by effectively transporting them to the body.
General safety precautions
Generally, there are no adverse side effects reported on consuming cbd capsules. However, on a case to case basis, one may experience dry mouth, mood changes, or drowsiness. Again, these reactions could vary based on age, metabolism, lifestyle, prevailing health condition, ongoing medication for any disease or condition, etc.
For people suffering from any ailment or health condition, please make it a practice to talk to your medical advisor about incorporating cbd into your wellness routine.
Today you could get easily carried away by some misleading ‘DIY’ video tutorials on how to make cbd capsules at home? Hacks and techniques to make liposomes in your backyard, etc.
Be aware! These tutorials ignore several important aspects of the encapsulation process. Safety, quality, levels of thc, contamination, toxicity, and storage. All these matters as much as efficacy. Also, there is no guarantee on the standards and lack the validation of lab results.
Inculcate a well-balanced nutritious diet, sufficient water intake, maintain an active lifestyle, and of course, a daily dose of cbd could make your day complete.