An Expert Guide To The Top 5 Benefits of CBD Capsules

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An Expert Guide To The Top 5 Benefits of CBD Capsules

In today's fast-paced world, convenience is critical. Anything we can do to simplify our lives is a win, even in our daily wellness routines and lifestyle choices. With that said, for those on the go, capsules may be the best way to consume CBD in terms of efficiency and effectiveness—and there's a lot more to love than convenience alone.

A few potential benefits of CBD 

Before we jump into the many CBD capsule benefits, let's start with some of the possible benefits of CBD itself. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that won’t cause you to feel high. However, this active ingredient interacts closely with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for regulating processes in the body to help maintain equilibrium.¹

CBD seems to play a role in several different areas of the body and can be found in many ingestible and topical products including CBD gummies, CBD oil tinctures, and CBD creams. In an attempt to help the body stay level, it appears to interact with our physical bodies as well as mental. Due to its complex relationship with the ECS, CBD can have an impact on everything from sleep-wake cycles to pain responses, appetite, mood, and energy levels.

For starters, the way CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system indicates that it may offer a balancing effect when it comes to our moods. One study found that CBD may interact with the serotonin receptors found in our brains, which are responsible for our mood and feeling positive. Serotonin imbalances may lead to depression, so the potential balancing effects of CBD could prove beneficial to those struggling with anxiety and depression.²⁻³

If you've been following our content, you may have seen our guide to CBD and inflammation. Inflammation is one of the leading causes of stubborn, chronic pain. In the same vein, CBD's balancing effects on the ECS could help ease discomfort by modulating some of the pain responses that cause inflammation and, further, pain.⁴⁻⁵

Lastly, these balancing effects have also shown some promise in the potential to improve sleep. Since CBD shows potential in alleviating inflammation and pain and reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, consistent CBD use could have the potential to help manage insomnia.

While we can't tell you that CBD is a catch-all-cure-all in any sense, sufficient scientific evidence suggests that it may be something worthwhile to integrate into any daily wellness routines.

What are CBD capsules anyway? 

In short, CBD capsules are cellulose capsules filled with full-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. We are all familiar with everyday vitamin capsules, and these aren’t that different. They simply have CBD and other potentially therapeutic, functional ingredients that can help promote specific effects or moods. We'll touch more on that in the next section.

Unlike CBD softgels, the active ingredient inside capsules is a rich CBD powder rather than CBD oil. They're flavorless, odorless, and play nice with other capsules (like your vitamins) in terms of flavor. Being easy to transport, precise, and non-messy makes this CBD product a great alternative to a CBD tincture or CBD topical product. To best enjoy CBD capsules, find your ideal serving size with the chart below—or start with 50mg and wait at least 2 hours before taking more to gauge whether you are getting your desired effect. We’d recommend taking our CBD capsules with a glass of water or after a meal to help make the CBD more bioavailable to your system through digestion.⁷

Desired Effect 

50-100lbs bodyweight 

100-150lbs bodyweight

150-200lbs bodyweight 

200+ lbs bodyweight

Mild 

10-25mg

20-40mg

25-50mg

40-75mg

Moderate 

25-50mg 

40-75mg

50-100mg

75-150mg

Extreme 

50-100mg

75-150mg

100-200mg

150-200mg

The top 5 benefits of CBD capsules 

While there's a lot to love about CBD, capsules are one of the most popular and familiar ways to enjoy its benefits. Below we have covered some of the top CBD capsule benefits that play a part in why they’re a go-to for so many.

1. More consistent serving sizes

The size and shape of a CBD capsule are always made in one consistent size—meaning that it only holds a specific, measurable amount of CBD in each serving. Unlike CBD tinctures where it’s a matter of trial and error to determine the best CBD oil dosage, or smokable CBD products, where you'll have to do your own measuring (or even blind estimation), capsules always hold a precise amount of CBD. This takes all the guesswork out of making sure you get a consistent serving of CBD on the daily.

2. Convenience on the go

CBD capsules look like ordinary vitamin capsules and are easy to travel with, take on outdoor excursions, or enjoy from the office. You can even safely take them on airplanes!

3. Longer-lasting effects 

Capsules and edibles fall under the same category of "oral CBD." Which is simply a fancier way of saying that you ingest them and begin to feel effects as you digest them. Oral CBD is ideal for the CBD user looking to experience their desired effects for potentially longer periods of time. Inhalable CBD is metabolized very quickly, so it leaves your body faster. Oral options like CBD capsules, edibles, and CBD tinctures take a little longer to kick in (up to an hour) but stick around in the body for up to 12 hours. That being said, CBD capsules can offer more bang for your buck with longer-lasting effects.

4. Functional Ingredients for Focused Benefits

One of the most unique things about capsules is they're made with other potentially beneficial ingredients to help you find more focused relief. At Lazarus Naturals, we offer CBD capsules for Sleep, Energy, and Relaxation. Our CBD Sleep Capsules are enhanced with other potentially therapeutic cannabinoids like CBG and CBN (which have been demonstrated to help improve sleep) and science-backed, functional ingredients—like lemon balm, passionflower, and melatonin for those nights you simply cannot sleep.⁸

Our Relax Capsules are chock full of full-spectrum hemp alongside chamomile, ashwagandha, L-theanine, and vitamin B6—which all serve to promote a deeper sense of tranquility. If you need to stay sharp and focused, we offer CBD energy products like our Energy Capsules to help keep you energized throughout the day. Featuring caffeine sourced from green coffee beans, cordyceps mushrooms, vitamins B6 & B12, Rhodiola Rosea, and L-theanine for a balanced boost without the jitters.

5. It's a subtle and familiar format 

CBD capsules lack any hashy aromas and are flavorless, which is preferable for many people. (Especially if you’re familiar with the extremely off-putting, funky, turtle tank-like smell and flavor certain multivitamins tend to give off.) You can keep your CBD capsules with your other vitamins and even enjoy them around post-prohibition era relatives without turning any heads.

While the list of benefits of CBD capsules is long, these are a few that make them an appealing option. Ultimately, if consistency, convenience, lasting effects, and function-forward ingredients matter to you, you may enjoy CBD capsules over the other CBD delivery methods you’ve tried. Lazarus Naturals is proud to offer our customers a line of CBD products that marries the best of nature and science to provide effective, all-natural products you can trust. From full-spectrum CBD oil tinctures to CBD edibles, CBD sleep capsules, and more, your path to improved comfort is just a click away. 

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Sources: 

¹https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system#:~:text=Endocannabinoids%20can%20bind%20to%20either,spinal%20nerve%20to%20relieve%20pain

²https://archives.drugabuse.gov/testimonies/2015/biology-potential-therapeutic-effects-cannabidiol 

³https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24923339/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/#:~:text=Therefore%2C%20it%20has%20been%20suggested,of%20immune%20cells%20%5B66%5D

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3728280/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/ 

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/high-fat-foods-can-increase-cbd-absorption-body 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34468204/

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