CBD capsules are a new way to get a low dose of the drug cannabidiol. CBD is the most commonly used component of cannabis but can also have serious side effects, such as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is important to find a way to help patients avoid these negative side effects.
The oral capsules are designed to easily deliver CBD to the body via the digestive tract. Unlike THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it won't cause a high similar to that experienced with cannabis. In fact, some studies have shown that CBD may even have anti-anxiety and anti-seizure properties. Many of the studies involved humans with a variety of medical conditions and are thus preliminary, but the potential for CBD to treat a wide range of ailments is there.
Oral cannabis capsules are usually sold in standardized doses, but some companies are developing capsule formulations that vary in both the amount of active ingredient and the number of inactive ingredients included in the formulation. When CBD capsules do not contain inactive components, they must undergo stringent quality control measures before they are approved by the FDA. If the capsules don't pass quality control standards, they may not be allowed on the market.
Oral capsules can be taken individually, but when taken together, they are usually more effective. When taken together, the active components are absorbed into the bloodstream at the same time, resulting in a high. When these two compounds are released into the bloodstream, they stimulate the same receptors in the brain that are activated when someone has a good buzz. The effects are almost instantaneous, with many patients reporting feeling energetic and alert within minutes. Many people who take CBD capsules report that their symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, and appetite loss disappear almost immediately.
Because these capsules have been designed to be taken individually, most companies that manufacture them will make them available only to medical professionals and prescription users. However, there are some companies that are producing CBD oral supplements that are accessible to the general public.
Oral CBD capsules typically come in one of two forms: sprays or liquids. The spray forms have a higher concentration of the active ingredient, but the liquid form can be used as an alternative when someone doesn't want to swallow a pill. However, the liquid form may be more difficult to administer than the spray form because the liquid is more difficult to absorb and may need to be broken down in the stomach before it reaches the intestines.