CBD is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is extracted from the hemp plant which belongs to the cannabis family, and the family has several other plant species, like marijuana to name one. CBD can also be extracted from marijuana, but marijuana-derived CBD and hemp CBD are not at all the same.
THC is another cannabinoid that is found in cannabis family plants and being an intoxicating compound, it can give a high to someone who uses it. The content of THC is very high in CBD derived from the marijuana plant, while hemp CBD contains only about 0.3% THC. This fact makes the worries about hemp CBD giving you a high irrelevant.
Among the considerably large number of CBD products available in the market, CBD edibles and CBD capsules are two favorites.
What are CBD Edibles
Foods that contain CBD are called CBD edibles, and you can add CBD into almost all types of food that you cook. The most common CBD edibles are CBD gummies, which are made using gelatin, CBD and flavoring substances.
Some of the common CBD edibles are chocolates, lollipops, beverages, sugar candies, etc. Full-spectrum CBD edibles contain all the compounds in the hemp extract, broad-spectrum edibles contain all the compounds except THC and isolates contain CBD only. CBD edibles are tasty snacks that have appreciable discreetness, and they can be customized for home cooking. The slow digestion speed and presence of artificial ingredients are drawbacks of CBD edibles.
Absorption of CBD Edibles
The speed of absorption of CBD after the intake of CBD edibles depends on the speed of digestion. The effect lasts until 4 or 6 hours, and the absorption rates vary for different people depending upon their body metabolic rates.
CBD capsules are not consumed like CBD edibles but like regular pills. So there is no need to flavor the CBD capsules like you flavor CBD edibles like gummies.
- Higher absorption rate than CBD edibles
- Fast action
- Consistent dosing
- Chance of interacting with other health supplements
- A dosage that is difficult to modify
- Lack of flavor
Absorption of CBD Capsule
The gel cap of the CBD capsule gets digested quickly inside your stomach, and the ingredients do not need any digestion. It will take about an hour for the effect to kick in and it lasts for about 4 to 6 hours. If you want to feel the effect of CBD within a short time, you can choose capsules over edibles.
Making choices is not an easy thing all the time and it is best to take some time analyzing the pros and cons of a CBD product before deciding to start its use. The features that are appreciated in a CBD product differ according to personal choices.