It seems like CBD is infused into everything now, from cocktails to face serums. But before bringing home a CBD product or ordering some in your morning coffee, it’s important to know that each CBD product type behaves differently once it makes its way through your skin or into your stomach.
Selecting a CBD product is an individualized decision based on your overall wellness goals. Part of the decision-making process involves understanding how each CBD product type works before applying that process to your intended purpose for using CBD. Here, we’ll break down the benefits of CBD softgels.
First let's recap what CBD is actually doing in our bodies. Our bodies have developed a system, called the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, that helps regulate a number of body functions. This system is comprised of a network of receptors, and the human body produces many of its own cannabinoids to support itself.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Amazingly, CBD interacts indirectly with some of the receptors in the endocannabinoid system and can be used to support your everyday wellness.
Natural CBD extract may help:
- Support joint and muscle function
- Support a good night’s sleep
- Promote healthy skin
- Support post-workout recovery
- Maintain a relaxed mood
Whether you are choosing to use a CBD softgel or CBD tincture, the end goal is the same — homeostasis.
What Is a CBD Softgel?
There are multiple reasons why 52% of people prefer softgels over tablets, caplets and chewables.
Research found that softgels:
- Won’t dissolve in your mouth while swallowing
- Are easier to swallow
- Don’t break up in the bottle
- Leave no bad aftertaste
Because CBD capsules are flavorless and are swallowed whole, consumers don’t have to worry about the presence of hemp’s earthy taste – something that is more of a hindrance to some than it is to others.
What makes a softgel an easier way to supplement is what encapsulates it. In CBD products such as our CBD Softgels, phytocannabinoid-rich broad spectrum hemp oil is engulfed by gelatin.
This gelatin plays a role in preserving the integrity of your CBD products. By encapsulating the liquid in a gelatinous substance, phytocannabinoids won’t disperse as easily. The softgel holds your CBD captive so that there are more cannabinoids for your system to digest.
Benefits of a CBD Softgel
It’s no coincidence that subjects found softgels easier on the stomach than tablets and chewables. Gelatin is a natural substance that our body is familiar with. The gelatin in our CBD softgels is derived from bovines so the body can absorb the CBD products with more ease.
By using a substance compatible to our genetics like gelatin, it increases the bioavailability of all the fatty acids and phytocannabinoids encapsulated inside your softgels.
What’s Better? CBD Softgels vs. Tinctures
In terms of effectiveness, both CBD softgels and tinctures are equal. You will receive the benefits of CBD — it’s just the method and how fast you feel results that change.
When it comes to ease, it’s hard to deny that CBD softgels are more comfortable on the stomach. We all know how to swallow pills.
Not to mention, the serving size for CBD softgels is already figured out. There’s no math or measurement. You just take the supplement.
Some might find a CBD tincture a little too strong for their taste buds. Placing a high concentration on such a sensitive area is a bit nerve-wracking. However, this process is quicker, so if you want the benefits of CBD immediately, a CBD tincture is the most efficient method.
So, which is better? CBD softgels or CBD tinctures? The answer honestly comes down to a matter of preference. For those in need of quick results, a CBD tincture will be the way to go. For an easier way to supplement with CBD, a CBD softgel may be the best option. No matter what you decide, both will provide you with high-quality CBD.