How Many CBD Gel Caps Should I Take?

Kaitlin Domangue

Are you interested in CBD gel caps? You may think all CBD delivery methods are the same, but each method is different and some work better than others for certain individuals. CBD gel caps are the perfect option for people who can’t measure CBD oil for themselves, whether they have a physical or otherwise limiting condition that prevents them from doing so. If you have a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, CBD gel caps are great for you because they are portable and mess-free! Just throw them in your bag before you leave the house. 

CBD gel caps can be easily incorporated into your routine 

People with already-existing vitamin and medication routines also prefer CBD gel caps, because they can quickly add another capsule to their routine; whereas CBD oil takes a little more time to prepare and consume. It’s only a minute or two difference between CBD gel caps and oil, but even a small change to your daily habits is enough to make it hard to incorporate and easy to forget. 

Multiple colored pills including CBD gel cap in a someone's hand

Important note: cannabinoids will degrade and become useless in extreme heat, so if you’re taking your CBD goodness on the go, please don’t leave your CBD gel caps in your car! You might leave them on top of your cell phone or in your bag you bring inside wherever you go to avoid this from happening. This is true for any CBD product, gel cap or not, so please keep them in a temperature stable environment so you don’t waste all of your money. The degraded cannabinoids typically won’t look much different, at least in a gel cap, so it’s not going to be something you can physically determine. It’s best to be safe and avoid it! 

CBD gel caps are tasteless 

CBD oil tends to have an earthy taste, especially full-spectrum profiles that contain the abundant cannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid profile! Full-spectrum CBD simply means you’re consuming the entire hemp plant, nothing is removed or adulterated. You’ll find broad-spectrum formulas which contain the entire plant profile aside from THC, and you’ll find CBD isolates which contain no other compounds aside from CBD, not even terpenes. 

The full-spectrum earthy taste isn’t appealing to everyone, so that’s another reason people opt for CBD gel caps. Avoiding hard-to-stomach flavors is Mission #1 for IBS sufferers, cancer patients enduring chemotherapy, and other nauseated people, so many turn to CBD gel caps like these.

How many CBD gel caps should I take?

The easiest way to dose a CBD gel cap is to start with one cap a day for two weeks. 

If you’ve never taken CBD before, you’ll want to start low and go slow until you know how your body responds. There are very few adverse effects associated with taking CBD, you should feel confident in its safety, but it never hurts to be careful. CBD might make you feel drowsy or too relaxed to get things done, especially if you take too much, so that’s another reason to start slow until you know how your body reacts! If you notice this happening, simply cut back on the dose. If you still notice you’re too sleepy, you might take it at night and allow your cannabinoids to build up while you sleep! 

Start with one CBD gel cap when you need it the most. Many people need CBD as soon as they wake up to soothe their inflamed joints, so they take it before breakfast. Others rely on the same CBD gel caps to give them a great night’s rest, so they keep them in the bedside table’s drawer. 

CBD gel cap inside nightstand with coffee cup and candle on it

You first need to identify why you want to consume CBD, you probably already know why, and then determine the best time to take it. Take your CBD gel cap consistently for a minimum of two weeks. Over this two week period, analyze how your body is feeling. Do you feel less stressed? How is your pain when doing certain movements that have always bothered you? It helps to pay attention to some of the most problematic areas in your life before starting CBD too, that way you can accurately compare the difference before and after. 

Final thoughts

We do not claim to cure or treat any disease, and encourage you to have a conversation with your doctor about the current research surrounding CBD, and how that might look in your treatment plan. Physicians are becoming more and more open to cannabis treatment, especially hemp-derived CBD which was federally legalized in 2018. 

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