3 Things You Need to Know When Taking CBD Oil Softgels

Posted on April 11 2022

CBD is here, and it’s not going anywhere. As its strong presence in the healthcare supplement market continues to grow, as does the overwhelming anecdotal evidence in favor of its positive impact on a wide variety of issues.

Whether you’re seeking relief from temporary muscle soreness from exercise in the form of CBD topicals, enjoying flavorful CBD gummies to promote relaxation and sleep, or using CBD softgels to reinforce your overall wellness, the wide variety of ways to consume CBD allows for a totally customizable experience.

When it comes to feeling your best, it’s important to have all the information you need to make great decisions for yourself. Which is why we’ve created this short list of things you need to know when taking CBD softgels, so you can maximize absorption and potency, as well as safety.

The ABCs of CBD

CBD products use a particular part of the cannabis plant that contains cannabinoids. For many people, cannabinoids often help relieve anxiety, stress, and other negative side effects of common ailments.

There are countless products from the hemp plant that have beneficial qualities without impacting the body like a “drug.” People who want the benefits of CBD products without using THC choose to use:

When you’re looking for a CBD product to help you with stress relief, anxiety, sleep, or other ailments, you want to choose something that has full-spectrum hemp extract. Full-spectrum products are the most beneficial because they contain many of the compounds found in the cannabis plant. This means these full-spectrum have a mix of:

  • Cannabinoids – This is where CBD gets its name. Cannabinoids are responsible for the main therapeutic effects of supplements from the cannabis plant.
  • Terpenes – Terpenes are the natural scents that make up a plant’s flavor. Just as citrus scents are energizing and lavender is calming, the terpenes in cannabis help fight stress and anxiety.

Understanding what CBD is, where it comes from, and how it works can empower you and help you feel more comfortable when embarking on your CBD journey.

The Benefits of CBD Softgels or CBD capsules

One of the most common questions we get about our CBD is if it will get you “high.” The short answer is, simply, no. CBD comes from a different branch of the Cannabis Sativa plant that is naturally low in THC, and the extraction process reduces the THC even more. Full-spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, broad-spectrum has even less, and Isolate formulas are completely THC-free.

However, you’ll still want to moderate your serving size, as too much could potentially make it more difficult for your body to regulate the relaxing effects, and eventually make you need more to experience the stress relief you’re searching for. This is why softgels or CBD capsules are great—you never have to guess the amount of CBD you are ingesting.

CBD softgels or capsules are also easy to add to your daily supplement routine. You simply swallow them with a glass of water to get your recommended serving size of CBD. Softgels are usually smaller than hard exterior capsules. This makes them easier to swallow for people with sensitive reflexes. The softgel format means that the capsules are filtered quickly through the liver, helping you to experience the stress-relieving effects of CBD quickly after taking them.

How to Take CBD Softgels or CBD capsules

When you look at your package of CBD, it should tell you the amount of CBD in each softgel or capsule. The CBD per serving will be in milligrams. Portion out your recommended serving size of CBD and take it at the time suggested on the bottle.

Your particular bottle will also give instructions on how to take the product; it’s important to always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Just as with any supplement, it’s best to start low and then add more CBD oil into your daily routine as necessary. This way, you aren’t taking more than you need to.

If you are taking CBD softgels or capsules that also have melatonin added, like Elixinol’s Sleep Good Night Capsules, make sure you aren’t consuming before bedtime and avoid taking them with caffeine, such as soda, green tea, or coffee. This will counteract the effects of both the CBD and the melatonin and you won’t get the full effect.

Congrats – You’ve Leveled Up!

Now that you know all about what CBD is, where it comes from, what it’s used for, and how to best take CBD softgels, you’re ready to begin your CBD journey. Remember that the information here is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or syndrome, and to always reach out to your doctor before beginning a daily routine that includes any type of CBD to ensure that it will work with your body and lifestyle.

Now that you know how to take CBD softgels and capsules, you can explore what amount of CBD is right for you and your body’s needs. View Elixinol’s full line up of CBD capsules.