HOW DO CBD CAPSULES WORK? - Glow Bar London

August 31, 2022 4 min read

HOW DO CBD CAPSULES WORK?

Capsules dispense CBD compounds in the body with discreetness, accuracy, and convenience; they not only mask the earthy taste of CBD but also provide an ideal platform for beginners to determine the amount of CBD they can tolerate.

CBD capsules are believed to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, responsible for regulating body functions such as pain, stress, and inflammation. In this way, they alter irregular functions and help restore balance in the body. The capsules are taken orally and broken down through the digestive system. They offer convenience through portability, discreetness, and predetermined doses. However, the products take long to manifest in the body, making them less ideal for urgent cases. The current article evaluates CBD's work and how it is essential for health and therapeutic functions.

What is CBD? 

CBD is a natural compound extracted from the industrial cannabis hemp plant. It has little or no THC compound (Evans, 2020). The cannabis derivative does not cause high, hence, is used in dealing with health conditions like treatment of cancer-related symptoms, relieving chronic pain, promoting calmness, and other health benefits.

What are CBD Capsules?

CBD capsules are small containers filled with a standardized amount of CBD and used orally. The capsules are flavorless and odorless, making them ideal for users who dislike the earthy taste of CBD compounds. Depending on the manufacturer, the capsules can have a dose of 10mg -30 mg, taken twice a day (Nassarawa et al., 2021). CBD capsules may differ in strength, based on the CBD spectrum infused in the capsules’ components.

The Recommended Dose for CBD Capsules

Like any other CBD product, there is no specific dose for the capsules. The FSA in the U.S recommends 70mg of CBD per day, but different factors should be considered when calculating your CBD dosage (Nassarawa et al., 2021). These include your weight, height, diet, and metabolism. Start with a low dose for some weeks, keeping the records of your body's response to CBD. If you don't get the desired positive effects, you can gradually increase your CBD dosage while observing any side effects (Nassarawa et al., 2021). Read the dosage guidance on the capsules to understand the amount of CBD content in one capsule.

The Time Taken by the CBD Capsules to Show Effects

The amount of time taken for the capsules’ effect to manifest is influenced by several factors;. Notably, CBD taken on a full stomach metabolizes faster. The capsules normally take an hour or two to manifest. They go through the digestive tracts then broken down before getting absorbed in the bloodstream (Nassarawa et al., 2021). CBD builds in a person's body gradually, so it is crucial to stick to a routine for some time to receive its benefits.

How Does CBD Interact with Your body?

All vertebrates have an internal endocannabinoid system commonly referred to as ECS. These endocannabinoid systems are composed of receptors responsible for regulating body functions (Evans, 2020). ECS consists has two major receptors; CB1 and CB2 receptors which are bundled together in the central nervous system and are extended to the digestive system. The CBD is believed to interact with dopamine receptors responsible for regulating cognition and reward-seeking behaviors. The cannabis derivative helps body receptors maintain their state of homeostasis.

Health Benefits of CBD capsules

Teitelbaum, (2019) observe that CBD products are used in dealing with a variety of ailments and disorders such as: 

  • Pain and inflammation
  • Protecting your body and brain from damage caused by harmful molecules
  • Digestion disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cancer-related symptoms
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Seizure activities

CBD capsules' side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Gastrointestinal issues such as reduced appetite, weight loss, and diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Negative Interaction with other medicines
  • Liver damage

Types of CBD Capsules

There are three types of CBD capsules on the market. It is good to choose the best type for you according to your needs and preferences. They include:

Full-spectrum CBD Capsules

The full-spectrum capsules contain all the chemicals found in the cannabis plant, such as terpenes flavonoids and a little amount of THC. The THC does not exceed 0.3% (Nassarawa et al., 2021). These compounds create the entourage effects which increase the therapeutic benefits of CBD.

Broad-spectrum CBD Capsules

Broad-spectrum capsules contain all the chemical compounds found in the cannabis hemp plant except the THC compound. The spectrum undergoes an extraction process to remove all the traces of THC (Teräsvalli, 2020). The capsules are recommended for people who may like to receive CBD without the effects of THC.

CBD isolate Capsules

The isolates are made of pure CBD. They don't contain any other compounds in the cannabis hemp plant except pure CBD (Nassarawa et al., 2021). They can't create the entourage effects because its extraction method isolates all the other compounds found in the cannabis plant,

Conclusion

CBD capsules are small containers infused with CBD. The capsules are taken orally. Their manifestation in the body depends on factors such as body weight, height, and metabolism rate. There is no specific dose for CBD. Hence, beginners can start with low doses and adjust based on the initial effects. CBD works by interacting with the internal endocannabinoid system to alter irregular functions. Those receptors are responsible for regulating body functions such as pain and stress. CBD has mild side effects such as drowsiness, diarrhea, weight change, and other side effects, which can be controlled by proper usage of the product.

References

Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore The World of Cannabidiol. In Google Books. Fair Winds Press. https://books.google.co.ke/books?

Nassarawa, S. S., Dutta Gupta, S., & Dandago, M. A. (2022). Hemp Usage in Cosmeceutical and Personal Care Industry. Revolutionizing the Potential of Hemp and Its Products in Changing the Global Economy, 145–155. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05144-9_7

Teitelbaum, J. (2019). A hemp oil, CBD, and marijuana primer: powerful pain, insomnia, and      anxiety-relieving tools. Altern.Ther. Health Med, 25, 21-23.

Teräsvalli, H. (2020). Extraction and purification of cannabidiol. Lutpub.lut.fi. https://lutpub.lut.fi/handle/10024/161311.