For these CBD Capsules, The Original Alternative use a Hemp Sativa Whole Plant Extract > 25% CBD, extracted from female plants which are grown under the sun. Only the buds and flowers are used for extracts of the highest quality. This strain of Hemp has been grown by a cooperative of farmers across Europe.
Extracted using CO2.
These CBD Capsules are made by combining a high concentration CBD Whole Plant Extract with organic Coconut Oil and casing in a Vegan Capsule. All manufactured in our their own specifically built laboratory in Suffolk, UK.
Approximately 30 Capsules
Ingredients per Capsule:
- 50mg Whole plant extract with >25% CBD/CBDA (12.5mg CBD/CBDA per Capsule, <0.2% THC)
- 450mg Organic Coconut Oil
- Vegan Capsule
- 100mg Whole plant extract with >25% CBD/CBDA (25mg CBD/CBDA per Capsule, <0.2% THC)
- 400mg Organic Coconut Oil
- Vegan Capsule
- 250mg Whole plant extract with >25% CBD/CBDA (62.5mg CBD/CBDA per Capsule, <0.2% THC)
- 250mg Organic Coconut Oil
- Vegan Capsule
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.
For more info on which conditions CBD has been shown to help with, please visit our blog section here.