What to know about CBD capsules
Cannabidiol, or CBD, refers to a compound found in the cannabis plant. This chemical may have many potential health benefits. Evidence suggests that CBD capsules are mostly safe, but research on CBD’s full effects are still ongoing.
CBD is a cannabinoid, which refers to a group of substances present in the cannabis plant. These substances may have an effect on human health by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex biological system that helps regulate and balance key bodily functions.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, it lacks the psychoactive effects that many people may associate with cannabis.
Furthermore, CBD may possess potential therapeutic use for relieving certain symptoms and managing some conditions. However, as with any drug, some people may experience side effects when using products containing CBD.
This article discusses CBD capsules, including their safety, possible benefits, and how to take them.
Is CBD legal?The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the legal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. This made some hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC federally legal. However, CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC still fall under the legal definition of marijuana, making them federally illegal but legal under some state laws. Be sure to check state laws, especially when traveling. Also, keep in mind that the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products, and some products may be inaccurately labeled.
CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that derives from the cannabis species of plants.
Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is not impairing. This means it does not cause the “high” that people may associate with cannabis. CBD interacts with the ECS differently from other cannabinoids and may offer some therapeutic benefits.
Usually, the CBD that manufacturers use is from the hemp plant, which is a species of cannabis plant that is relatively low in THC but high in CBD. Alternatively, companies can also make CBD in a laboratory.
CBD products are available in many forms, which can include:
CBD capsules, tablets, or pills offer a quick, easy, and convenient way for many people to take CBD. Taken in a way similar to other supplements, CBD capsules provide an alternative for people who may not enjoy the earthy taste or smell of other CBD products.
Additionally, CBD capsules may also contain added vitamins and nutrients that may provide further health benefits.
A person can also choose from a variety of CBD concentrations and control the exact dose of CBD, which may not be as easy with other formulations, such as CBD oils.
Some CBD capsules may consist of vegetables, which means they provide a lactose-free option that is also suitable for people following vegetarian or vegan diets.