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There are many ways to take CBD. CBD can be swallowed, applied topically, vaped, or added to your favorite recipes. With such a variety of options, it’s not difficult to find a CBD product to suit your needs and your lifestyle.
Although CBD tinctures are considered the most popular method of CBD delivery, you might prefer a product that’s a bit easier to use. If you’re looking for a convenient, no-fuss product, CBD softgels are a fantastic way to get your daily dose of CBD.
What Are CBD Softgels?
CBD softgels are a pre-measured dose of CBD in an easy-to-swallow gelatin shell. Softgels are formed, filled, and sealed in a single operation that protects encapsulated liquids from oxidation and contamination.1
The Two Types of CBD Softgels
Before making a product selection, it’s important to know that there are two types of CBD Softgels. Having the ability to differentiate between them will help you find the best product for your preferences. Your two choices include:
Softgels made with full-spectrum CBD contain all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found naturally in industrial hemp. While some consider full-spectrum CBD to be more potent, full-spectrum products contain a small amount of THC (0.3 percent or less), but not enough to cause intoxication.
CBD isolate is a purified form of hemp extract. The additional plant components, including the additional cannabinoids, are removed during the extraction process. The resulting powder is 99+% pure CBD extract. Softgels made with CBD isolate are ideal for those looking for a 0% THC product.
Three Ingredients in CBD Softgels
The beauty of a CBD softgel is in the simplicity. There are three main ingredients and no need for artificial flavors. CBD Softgels commonly contain:
Whether you select a full-spectrum softgel or a softgel made with isolate, it’s important to verify that the hemp oil in your softgel has been extracted from the stalks and stems of the plant because hemp seed oil does not contain CBD. It’s the hemp extract in your softgel that’s the star of the show because of its CBD content.
A Fat Base
Cannabinoids are fat-soluble. That means fat is necessary for product absorption. While any edible, plant-derived oil would work to improve the bioavailability of CBD, MCT oil, which is most often a blend of palm kernel oil and coconut oil, is shown to be the best oil for product absorption. CBDistillery™ uses MCT oil, a product that may also be beneficial for reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels.2
Softgels are most often made with gelatin, a commonly used food additive that provides durability and flexibility. Gelatin is considered harmless, easy to digest, and usually dissolves within minutes of reaching your stomach. That means the contents of your softgels are released quickly.3
Five Benefits of Getting Your CBD from Softgels
When selecting a CBD product, it’s important to find the right fit for your lifestyle. Many people don’t want to carry a glass bottle of CBD while they travel or explain what they are doing while counting drops. If using a tincture seems a bit labor-intensive for your personal preference, you may want to consider the following benefits of getting your CBD from softgels:
Tasteless and Odorless
Softgels are one of the few ways to consume CBD without having to worry about the flavor or odor. This makes softgels a reasonable alternative to those looking for full-spectrum CBD who don’t particularly care for the somewhat earthy or grassy flavor of a full-spectrum tincture. Since the CBD oil is safely contained in a gelatin coating, you won’t even taste it.
A Precise Serving
Using a CBD tincture requires a bit of measuring to get your preferred serving size. Measuring an accurate serving requires knowing how many milligrams of CBD are in each milliliter of tincture or breaking down the CBD content by the drop. Since softgels contain a precise amount of CBD in each capsule, you know your CBD serving size is exact every time.
CBD softgels are easy to take on the go. You won’t need to worry about the practicality of carrying a cumbersome bottle or worry about spilling the contents as you measure. CBD softgels are easy to slip into a pill or vitamin case and can be taken discreetly whenever you like. This makes CBD softgels ideal for busy people who are frequently on the move.
Easy to Consume
When you select CBD softgels, your CBD is always easy to consume. There is no need to shake your bottle, count your drops, or experience a lingering flavor. Since softgels are smooth and easy to swallow, taking your CBD with a beverage is optional. Your CBD is ready whenever you are.
Since gelatin breaks down quickly upon entering your body, the effects of CBD can be felt more quickly. While it can take an hour or two to notice the full effects, the potential benefits can last up to 8 hours.
Factors to Consider When Purchasing CBD Softgels
Since the CBD market is rife with poor-quality hemp-derived products, it’s important to know how to differentiate the good from the potentially bad. Before finalizing your selection, consider the answers to the following questions:
Is the CBD Lab-Tested?
Hemp is known for its ability to leach toxins from the soil. Any contaminants in the soil can make their way into your products. That’s why the most reputable companies rely on laboratory testing to be certain their products are safe for consumption. Untested products could contain pesticides, heavy metals, fungus, salmonella, E Coli, or residue from unsafe extraction methods.
What is the CBD Concentration?
The softgels you select should clearly state the amount of CBD they contain in milligrams (mg). You will want to verify that the concentration of CBD per softgel meets your needs. If the concentration is too low, you will need to take multiple capsules per dose. If the level of CBD is too high, you will be taking more CBD than your body needs. While neither scenario is harmful, the wrong concentration could significantly increase your cost.
Are the Softgels Full Spectrum or Isolate?
CBDistillery™ Softgels are available in both Full Spectrum and Isolate form. Full Spectrum Softgels contains <0.3% THC while Isolate Softgels contain 0% THC and are made with 99+% pure CBD. When selecting your softgels, it’s essential to know which type of product you are getting to avoid disappointment. Remember, full spectrum softgels have trace amounts of THC, softgels made with CBD isolate have 0% THC.
What Makes CBDistillery’s™ Softgels the Best on the Market?
CBDistillery™ is well known for offering high-quality CBD products at reasonable prices. It’s our attention to quality that makes CBDistillery™ CBD Softgels the best on the market. When you select softgels from CBDistillery™, you will benefit from:
Independent Third-Party Testing
CBDistillery™ products are tested at one of the leading independent cannabis accredited labs. Since any company can claim their products are lab-tested, we provide all test results within the product images of every product we offer. You can use the lab test results to verify the CBD content, THC content, and the purity of our products.
U.S.-Grown Hemp, Non-GMO Hemp
At CBDistillery™, we have full control over every aspect of production from the planting of our non-GMO hemp seeds to the distribution of our products. Our hemp is grown using natural farming methods on U.S. soil. Before crops are planted, the soil is tested to ensure our hemp has the best start possible.
A Wide Variety of Products
When you select Softgels at CBDistillery™, you have the choice of selecting between full spectrum softgels, or 0% THC softgels made with CBD isolate. Each softgel contains 30 mg of hemp-derived CBD. Whether you prefer full spectrum or isolate, both products are available in 30 count or 60 count bottles.
CBD Softgels from CBDistillery™
CBD Softgels are a fabulous way to get your daily CBD. Softgels are easy to carry, easy to swallow, and deliver a consistent, pre-measured dose of hemp-derived CBD. Customers looking for the highest quality softgels at a fair, reasonable price trust CBDistillery™.
To view our selection of CBD Softgels, visit CBDistillery™ online. While you are there, you may also want to consider viewing our quality selection of CBD tinctures, topicals, vape pens, and CBD pet products.
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