Our very first product at Warfighter Hemp was developing our signature CBD Full Spectrum Tinctures. We have great success with our tinctures as our customers share with us how much they help them in day-to-day life. However, some customers don’t like taking tinctures sublingually (under the tongue) as they didn’t like the taste or texture. Therefore a CBD Hemp Oil Capsules may be more desirable.
Why CBD Oil Capsules?
First, if you are new to CBD, we highly recommend reading our “What is CBD Oil” and “How Hemp Can Help” Both sections will go into explaining what is CBD (short for cannabidiol), and the difference between CBD and THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound (meaning you won’t feel the high sensation associated with marijuana when you take it) that interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system or ECS. Though CBD is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, it is completely nonintoxicating and does not cause any of the mind-altering effects typically associated with THC.
THC is another well-known cannabinoid and is the psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. The level of THC present in Cannabis sativa is what ultimately determines whether or not the plant is classified as hemp or marijuana. The Federal Drug Administration notes that hemp plants are legal under the Farm Bill, as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Therefore, hemp, by definition, must contain no more than 0.3% THC.
When it comes to taking CBD oil orally, some customers have told us don’t like the taste or texture of CBD oil tinctures. Many say it has an “earthy” taste (that’s the hemp plant for you!) When you take a CBD oil tincture sublingually, it is best practice to hold it there for a minimum of 30 seconds to allow the product to absorb into your body quicker. In fact, if you can hold it longer – say 60 seconds – all the better! But frankly, you may not have the energy or time for that!
There are other benefits to CBD Oil Capsules:
- Easy to swallow capsule form.
- If you already have a morning and evening pill routine, it is easy to add CBD oil capsules to the mix.
- Exact amount of CBD oil is delivered in each capsule. With CBD oil tinctures, the user must measure their intake using a dropper, and there is always a small amount of variation between each serving. With CBD oil capsules, the guesswork is eliminated!
- Easily transportable (no spillage!) – a good option for those on-the-go.
- Recommended intake method is simply taking the pill orally with a beverage to help wash it down at the same time each day.
What’s in CBD Oil Capsules?
At Warfighter Hemp, we manufacture our CBD “seed to bottle” meaning we know where it is grown and how it is produced because we monitor it every step of the way. Our hemp is grown on Colorado organic farms (no synthetics!) and our process is carefully controlled. Why is that important? Many CBD companies attempt to cut costs by purchasing hemp extracts from overseas, where the level of quality control and regulation of hemp farming can be more relaxed, depending where manufactured. These products ‘could’ be fine – but there is always the possibility of residual pesticides or solvents that haven’t been removed. Therefore, it is always strongly encouraged to purchase CBD products made from USA-grown hemp (like Warfighter Hemp!) to ensure you are buying the highest-quality hemp-based products available on the market.
Warfighter Hemp’s CBD oil is made by extracting CBD (cannabidiol) from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil. At Warfighter Hemp, we use hemp seed oil as our carrier oil. Other companies will use a variety of other oils, that may or may not be good for your body, so it is always good to check the label and if not found there, ask questions.
CBD Oil Tinctures vs. CBD Oil Capsules
CBD tinctures and CBD oil capsules are both great for a daily CBD routine, delivering either Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD formula with few extra ingredients. So why choose one over the other?
- Method of Ingesting the Product
Like we mentioned above, when taking the CBD oil under your tongue and holding it for a minimum of 30 seconds, it allows for fast absorption through your body’s membrane. Therefore, it can be said that users may feel the effects faster, versus the slower release of ingesting the CBD oil via a capsule through the stomach. The capsule has to dissolve first, before allowing the oil to be absorbed through the body.
- Taste Preferences
Some Warfighter Hemp users have told us the CBD oil tincture has an earthy taste, which isn’t to everyone’s liking. But this is also why we created a peppermint version of many of our CBD tinctures – which is very popular with our customers. We offer a peppermint version in the majority of our most popular CBD oils. However, by taking a CBD oil capsule, you avoid this bitter flavor with one quick and easy swallow.
- Measurement of CBD per Dose
We understand you want to follow the quantity of tincture that you take carefully, and when using a dropper, that amount can be imprecise with each use. Whereas a CBD oil capsule has a precisely measured amount of CBD in it, so you can easily keep track of how much you’re taking.
CBD capsules also don’t have the spill risk of oils, so they’re suitable for taking with you on the go.
- Both Products are Tested
Not only are we stringent about our high production standards, Warfighter Hemp is also very strict about the importance of third-party testing and transparency – and we hope you are, too! There are many hemp farms who claim to use pesticide-free hemp in their products, but how can you truly know? Lab results!
Any reputable CBD brand will offer third-party testing, called Certificate of Analysis (also just referred to as “lab results”) and made available easily on their website. Some companies as you to email them for the results. At Warfighter Hemp, we feel that is a roadblock for the consumer, so we post our third-party testing results on our website here.
- Health-Conscious Options
Capsules are historically made from gelatin, which is an animal product. The gelatin capsule dissolves easily in the stomach. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you may be forced to take a tincture orally only. However, Warfighter Hemp understands your health-conscious needs we are offering, for a limited time, CBD Oil Capsule – Vegan option for our customers.
How many CBD Oil Capsules Should You Take?
There’s no one “correct” amount of CBD you should take because it varies from person to person. If you’re new to CBD, it’s best to start at the lower end of the spectrum (take one capsule at a time) and gradually work your way up as needed.
Warfighter Hemp’s 1500 CBD Oil Capsules contain 15 mg of CBD per capsule, with 100 capsules per bottle.
Warfighter Hemp’s 300 CBD Oil Vegan Capsules contain 10 mg of CBD per capsule, with 30 capsules per bottle.
When it comes to dosage amounts of CBD to take, there are a few things to consider as you incorporate it into your wellness routine. The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors, including:
- Your desired result
- Your individual body chemistry and metabolism
- Your unique genetics
- Your weight
- The concentration of CBD in each capsule or dropper of oil
Since there are so many variables, the effects of CBD will be somewhat unique to your body. In addition to personal variables, how much CBD you need to take will depend on the concentration and the serving size of the CBD product you’re taking. This is why many Warfighter Hemp customers enjoy our CBD Oil Capsules – they can control the serving size more exact.
Be sure to consult your physician, along with product packaging and lab reports, to learn more about potency of a product to ensure appropriate dosing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not reviewed CBD capsules or any other mainstream high-quality products. Because of this, it is even more imperative that as a consumer, you make informed, safe decisions about which CBD oils you use.
We wrote a detailed blog post here on “How Much CBD Should I Take?” that will answer many of your questions.
Regular dosing may allow you to empower your endocannabinoid system, or take advantage of the “entourage effect” with a full-spectrum CBD oil capsule. This is also why it’s very important to research CBD brands. When buying a CBD capsule for its potential health benefits, you want to avoid any harmful pesticides or solvents. (Remember you can view our testing results here)
How Long Does CBD Take to Work? How Long Do the Effects of CBD last?
We recommend taking each serving as indicated on the package for 4 to 6 weeks, tracking when you take CBD and how it makes you feel. No matter if you are taking a tincture or a capsule. Changes can be small and difficult to notice, especially at first — taking notes (perhaps keeping a journal of your results) can help you identify a difference over time. Though your body’s response to CBD varies by the individual due to metabolism, many people find success by taking their CBD twice per day, at designated times, and by following the suggested serving sizes.
Risks and Side Effects of CBD Oil Capsules
CBD research is ongoing and surprisingly, there isn’t many records and results available from recognized tests. At least not with humans. In monkeys, research has shown that CBD had no effect if the dose was below 30 mg/kg orally each day for 90 days or 150 mg/kg intravenously.
Three other tests, over eight years, looked at safety and side effects of CBD. A 2011 reviewTrusted Source found that continuous use of CBD, even in high doses like 1,500 mg a day, is tolerated well by humans. Then a 2017 updateTrusted Source to this review confirmed the same. A 2019 study done on mice did raise some safety concerns about CBD’s potential for liver damage and flagged interactions with other medications.
In a separate human physical dependence study, researchers gave people 1,500 mg per day of CBD for 4 weeks; participants did not experience withdrawal after the 28-day trial. Early research also suggests CBD has low toxicity.
Everyone responds differently to CBD, depending on their condition and dosage. Some people may experience CBD side effects, no matter if taking in tincture or capsule form. Those who are sensitive to these effects should not drive or operate machinery when they take CBD
Potential Side Effects May Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Appetite changes
- Stomach upset
- Weight changes
- Dry mouth
- Low blood pressure
- Light headedness
CBD pills are easy to use and offer reliable dosing. Plus, they travel very well. However, they may experience breakdown in the digestive tract, making them feel less potent and aren’t absorbed in your body as quick as taking a tincture orally.
You’ll need to experiment until you find your “just right” CBD dose. Be sure to consult a doctor before trying CBD in any form.