CBD Capsules – What Are They?

If you’ve read our blog posts you’ll see that CBD comes in many forms. We stock CBD Vape juice, which you can vape just like any other vape juice (clean the tank before you switch, though!). As well, we offer CBD skin care products, to help with things such as muscle pain and Acne, and we also offer it as oil and Capsules.

CBD Capsules are an alternative form to taking CBD as oil, or drops. Where the oil is placed under your tongue to quickly release the CBD into your bloodstream, the capsules are digested instead. This means that they can take longer to get to work, as they have to travel through the digestive system until the capsule is broken down and the CBD can be absorbed, but might be a better option for those wanting to take a pill, instead of rubbing the chemical under their tongue, or inhaling it through vaping. 

Another reason for taking Capsules over our other products for CBD is that it takes longer and has a slower release. This means that for things like anxiety, you can expect a lower level of anxiousness throughout the whole day, rather than a stronger effect for a shorter time. Or if you’re in pain, you can expect the CBD capsules to work like paracetamol or ibuprofen (which you can also take at the same time, CBD doesn’t react with either of these medications) where for a longer time you can hold down that pain, rather than eradicating it completely for a short time. 

CBD is relatively new in the medicine world at a consumer level, and there’s still a stigma attached to it because of where it comes from. CBD comes from the hemp plant, and you might be right in linking it with the drug marijuana, this is because they come from the same plant species. Unlike “weed” though, CBD products don’t have the chemical that is responsible for creating a high. The CBD chemical is one of the chemicals responsible for the medicinal effects, and can come in two main forms. This is CBD isolate, where the chemical is separated from everything else and made pure, and there’s Full Spectrum CBD, that has other chemicals also responsible for healing and pain relief. 

The other chemicals in Full Spectrum CBD also have the effects of just CBD by itself, but it becomes amplified when there is a range of chemicals all giving the same effect. In short, Full Spectrum CBD is more effective than CBD Isolate in giving healing and pain management effects. 

Some areas where CBD has been shown to help are:

Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease: Researchers are currently looking into ways CBD could help with neurodegenerative diseases which are diseases that slowly chip away at the brain and nerves which cause them to deteriorate over time. The receptors they’re looking at are called CB1 and CB2. 

Appetite loss and Nausea: CBD has been studied in test lab conditions and proved to increase appetite and reduce nausea by increasing the levels of serotonin. Note that this is different to the way regular “weed” with THC gives people “the munchies”. 

Cancer: both CBD and THC have been studied for their effects on treating cancers and many, including this study, have shown that they help deal with the effects of cancer treatment, as well as the negative effects created by the cancer. What’s more is that they were found to “exert anticancer actions”, such as regulating tumor growth, inducing cancer cell death, reduce cancer cell migration and inhibit tumor angiogenesis. Tests are looking promising, and more research is being done on this topic – tests are in phase 1 and phase 2. 

Crohn’s disease: In a study conducted by Dr. Timna Naftali, the lead researcher and a specialist in gastroenterology, from Meir Hospital and Kupat Holim Clinic in Israel, found that CBD had positive effects in reducing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. It’s thought that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD was to thank, where participants given an 8 week course of treatment all had significantly improved symptoms (65% had a full remission of symptoms) and all had improved quality of life.

Eating disorders such as anorexia, as well as anxiety: It’s been proven that CBD has positive effects on anxiety and in a test published in 2010, it was found that CBD was associated with significantly decreased subjective anxiety. This is useful for some sufferers of anorexia, where the main causes are anxiety, as well as PTSD and Depression, which CBD also has a positive effect on.

CBD has also been shown to have positive effects on health issues such as Epilepsy, Mental health conditions like schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, Muscle spasms as well as pain management.

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