The world of CBD is chock-full of new products. But a tried and true staple of every wellness-minded individual’s daily routine is CBD soft gels! These little pills are one of the easiest ways to consume CBD and receive its many benefits.
Most people might find pills hard to swallow. Luckily, CBD softgels are versatile, and you can consume them in various ways. But before you start taking CBD softgel capsules, there are a few things you need to know. Keep reading to discover all there is to know about taking CBD softgels and why Hollyweed is your best source for these potent pills!
CBD softgels are capsules that allow you to consume CBD in a pre-measured, discreet, and convenient way. Softgels are very similar to CBD capsules in shape and size but with a less rigid texture, making them easier to swallow.
Whereas CBD capsules contain CBD isolate powder encased inside of a plant-based capsule, softgels contain the following ingredients:
- 100% Hemp-Derived Full Spectrum CBD Extract: This hemp plant extract contains CBD, THC (0.3% or less), and other cannabinoids. It also has natural terpenes (plant compounds responsible for flavor and aroma) and flavonoids (plant compounds responsible for pigmentation). All the compounds in full spectrum hemp extract synergistically work together via the entourage effect, which helps elevate the effectiveness of CBD.
- Palm-Derived Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil: This carrier oil allows CBD to be better absorbed by your body. MCT oil is typically derived from coconut oil, but ours comes from palm kernel oil.
- Tapioca Starch: A great plant-based alternative to animal gelatin capsules, which are the norm for most capsules.
The Difference Between CBD Softgels and CBD Capsules
Confusion often arises between CBD softgels and CBD capsules, the two main types of CBD pills available on the market. We already outlined what CBD softgels are above, so let’s take a closer look at their capsule counterparts.
CBD capsules, on the other hand, are slightly different. The main difference is that CBD capsules contain pure CBD isolate. CBD-rich hemp extracts like isolate powder contain 99%+ CBD but do not contain flavonoids, terpenes, or other minor cannabinoids. Therefore, CBD capsules are a broad spectrum product.
Unlike softgels, broad spectrum CBD capsules do not use a carrier oil for CBD. Instead, CBD isolate is frequently combined with a nutritious plant-based powder like coconut or hemp seed powder for easy digestion.
How To Take CBD Softgels
Taking CBD softgels is as simple as opening your mouth, swallowing a gel capsule, and washing it down with water or a smooth beverage. Compared to other harder, more rigid CBD pills, consumers generally find CBD softgels easy to swallow.
But if you still find it difficult to gulp down a softgel, you can carefully crack one open and squeeze the contents into a beverage and drink it. You can also squeeze the contents onto a snack or meal — fatty foods are best since they improve the absorption of CBD.
How Do They Work?
CBD softgel capsules work by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help you optimize your wellness. To fully grasp how these full spectrum CBD softgel capsules benefit you, we have to understand the workings of the mysterious yet highly essential ECS.
Humans — and all mammals for that matter — have an ECS. This vast internal network consists of cell-signaling receptors located throughout your central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). When you ingest a CBD capsule, the CBD enters your circulation and interacts with the many ECS receptors located throughout your body. This interaction helps optimize essential homeostatic functions important to your everyday wellness, such as mood, gut health, mobility, and rest.
Broad Spectrum vs. Full Spectrum CBD Softgel Capsule
We mentioned that CBD softgel capsules typically contain full spectrum hemp extract. However, some might only contain CBD isolate without other cannabinoids or plant compounds. These pills are broad spectrum CBD softgels and are not as effective at producing the entourage effect as their full spectrum CBD counterparts. To ensure you’re receiving the optimum benefits from CBD, we recommend taking full spectrum CBD softgels.
Effects & Benefits of CBD Softgels
The many benefits and positive effects of CBD softgels have made them one of the best CBD products available! Here’s why many people are flocking to CBD softgels to help improve their general soundness.
CBD softgels have many benefits for consumers. For one, you won’t receive strange looks from people when you take CBD softgels since they are very discreet and resemble dietary supplements and medication. These pills are also small enough to carry with you anywhere you go for convenient consumption.
Taking a CBD softgel is also hassle-free and very easy to do. Each softgel capsule comes pre-measured with a specific amount of CBD, typically ranging from 300-3,000 mg CBD per softgel. If you find it hard to swallow a softgel capsule, you can always break it open and add the contents to food or drink.
CBD has many positive effects on your well-being, which is why it’s such a hit with health-conscious individuals. Adding CBD softgels to your daily wellness regimen allows you the opportunity to benefit from some amazing effects on your soundness. These include:
- Easing nervousness and racing thoughts
- Furthering a positive mindset
- Promoting full-body relaxation
- Encouraging deep, restful sleep
- Fueling appetite
- Aiding mobility by easing joint tightness
- Tempering bodily discomfort and soreness
- Complementing digestion
- And much more!
Disclaimer: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved nonprescription CBD products, nor do they regulate CBD products. But that shouldn’t discourage you from taking CBD since it is an important part of many people’s wellness routines. Before you do, though, it’s highly advised you get evaluated by a medical professional to determine if you’re healthy enough to take CBD or have any medical conditions that might affect your CBD consumption.
Can CBD Get Me High?
No, CBD cannot get you “high.” All hemp-derived CBD products manufactured and sold in the United States must contain 0.3% or less THC. There are no inebriating qualities in CBD products made per these specifications.
At Hollyweed, all our CBD products contain 0.3% or less THC and come with a Certificate of Analysis (COA) to ensure you’re receiving a safe product. COAs are third-party lab test results that certify the ingredients, purity, and potency of CBD products. They are a great indicator of a high-quality product.
Are There Any Possible Side Effects?
There may be some side effects when taking CBD softgels. However, the side effects are extremely rare and temporary if they occur. Side effects generally result from taking too many full spectrum CBD softgels at once or an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients in the softgel capsules.
If side effects occur, you’ll feel the following symptoms:
- Upset stomach
Before taking CBD softgel capsules, you need to know how many milligrams (mg) of CBD you can take daily. We’ll teach you how to calculate this amount later. Also, read the product label and the COA to ensure there aren’t any ingredients you might be allergic to.
When Will The Effects Kick In?
The effects of CBD softgels typically kick in approximately 45-60 minutes after ingestion because CBD has to slowly snake its way through your extensive digestive tract. Once CBD makes its way through your digestive system, it’s available for your body to utilize and for you to benefit from its effects.
How Long Do The Effects Last?
The effects of CBD softgels can last from 6-8 hours after they start to take effect. Ingesting CBD provides consumers with the longest duration of effects without
How Many CBD Softgels Should I Take?
To determine how many CBD softgels you should take, you first need to know how much CBD you can consume. To determine your regular and strong amount of CBD, use the following formulas below:
- Regular Amount of CBD = (Your body weight in pounds) x (0.25 mg of CBD per pound)
- Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, multiply your weight by 0.25 mg CBD to get 37.5 mg CBD as your regular amount. (150 lbs x 0.25 mg CBD = 37.5 mg CBD)
- Strong Amount of CBD = (Your body weight in pounds) x (0.50 mg of CBD per pound)
- Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, multiply your weight by 0.50 mg CBD to get 75.0 mg CBD as your strong amount. (150 lbs x 0.50 mg CBD = 75.0 mg CBD)
These calculations are merely an estimated range of how much CBD you can ideally handle. Other factors such as CBD tolerance, body chemistry, health history, and purpose for consuming CBD also factor into how much CBD you can take. We recommend that you start low, then gradually work your way up to an amount right for you.
At Hollyweed, we offer our CBD softgels in the following strengths (capsule count: 30 per bottle) for convenient consumption:
- 300 mg CBD (10 mg CBD per serving)
- 750 mg CBD (25 mg CBD per serving)
- 1,500 mg CBD (50 mg CBD per serving)
- 3,000 mg CBD (100 mg CBD per serving)
What to Look For When Buying CBD Softgels
There are several indicators of high-quality CBD softgels that many consumers often overlook. To make sure you don’t end up with a poor product, here are some things to look for when shopping for CBD softgels:
- 2018 Farm Bill Compliance: Ensure the softgels are compliant with federal law and contain 0.3% or less THC.
- Made in America: The CBD inside of broad spectrum and full spectrum softgels should originate from industrial hemp grown in the United States.
- Cruelty-Free: Softgel capsules should not contain any animal products.
- Plant-Based: All softgel ingredients should contain only plant-based ingredients without animal byproducts.
- Natural Ingredients: Make sure there are no artificial ingredients, additives, preservatives, or harsh chemicals.
- Certificate of Analysis: Softgels of the highest quality will come with a COA from a third-party lab.
Why Choose Hollyweed for CBD Softgels?
Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp (Cannabis Sativa) and hemp-derived products like CBD legal in the United States, millions of consumers have made CBD an integral part of their lives. As one of the best CBD brands in the world, Hollyweed has been there every step of the way to help consumers meet their CBD needs. If you’re looking for top-shelf CBD softgels made with the quality indicators mentioned in the previous section, look no further than Hollyweed!
We offer fast, free shipping on orders regardless of price and quantity. If you want to ensure you never run out of CBD softgels again, you can become a member of our free membership service. You’ll get your CBD softgels delivered bi-weekly or monthly directly to your door. Even better, you’ll save 25% on every order! In the rare case that you’re not satisfied with our CBD softgels, you can always return them for a 30-day money-back guarantee.
From CBD oil, softgels, edibles, topicals, or the best CBD capsules money can buy, you’ll find a product that will satisfy your CBD needs. But don’t just stop with CBD. Try our line of hemp-derived Delta 8 THC (D8), Delta 9 THC (D9), and HHC products for a good time!