Consumers who use CBD regularly prefer to use a tincture. A tincture is a concentrated herbal extract. Many consumers take CBD tincture. It’s easy to digest and has the benefit of high bioavailability. Full spectrum CBD oil in tincture form can be ingested directly, added to foods or beverages (like your morning smoothie or latte), or taken under the tongue. It is believed that taking CBD under the tongue provides the fastest absorption rate with ingestion as a close second.
A softgel refers to a one-piece capsule which is made from gelatin mixed with glycerin or sorbitol. The gelatin used may be vegan or not, depending on the company’s policies and manufacturing methods. NuLeaf Naturals uses vegetable glycerin to create its softgel products.
Capsules usually have a neutral flavor and may or may not be sealed at the edges. Probiotics are one common supplement you’ll often find in capsule form. Omeprazole is a well-known capsule on the market.
What is the Difference Between CBD Softgels and CBD Capsules?
It may take longer to feel the beneficial effects of CBD when taken as a softgel than taking it under the tongue. CBD softgels and capsules take extra time to breakdown in your digestive tract. This is called the first-pass effect. This often decreases the potency of CBD absorption in the human body.
Besides the composition, there are a few other differences between softgels and capsules:
Few consumers know the difference between CBD softgels and CBD capsules. They’re used to popping pills. There are subtle differences between softgels, capsules, and CBD pills – enough differences that you should be aware of when choosing a CBD product to add to your daily regime. Let’s compare the differences between softgels and capsules, so you understand how they impact the efficacy of your CBD routine.
Softgels provide a viable alternative to those sensitive to tastes and prefer to mask the fresh, green taste of hemp oil. They offer convenient, consistent, no-mess, and are easier to take with you when traveling or on the go. They’re less messy than oil and give more accurate dosing compared to CBD tinctures. They also will get you fewer looks from those who don’t understand what you’re doing when you take CBD oil with a dropper.
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