As a company, we believe that while CBD has demonstrable health benefits for many, not all CBD products carry equal therapeutic potential. Through the use of different extraction methods, varying soil conditions, and certain corporate values, CBD comes in all sorts of qualities. How do you discern the best from the rest? Here, we examine the best CBD capsules available on the market.
Because there’s very little federal regulation for CBD companies, we have made it our mission to make brand accountability a priority for this industry. We independently test all types of products from a consumer’s perspective, using a strict vetting process that brands are required to pass before we recommend them to consumers. By following these guidelines, we ensure that CBD is not only safe but of top-notch quality:
- Companies must use an organic starting material.
- They must implement safe and effective extraction methods.
- Carrier oils must also be safe and effective.
- Companies must third party lab-test their products for potency and safety.
Using the above criteria, as well as testing every product individually, we have created a list of the best CBD capsules of 2021. We’ll talk about what makes them special, where to find them, and how they can help you achieve your wellness goals.
What is a CBD Capsule?
CBD capsules (or gelcaps) typically use an organic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil carrier along with a CBD extract. The MCT oil allows cannabinoids to more easily and quickly interact with the body. Like a tincture, CBD capsules are ingested orally – however, gel caps can be considered simpler to take, similar to taking a multivitamin every day.
The effects of CBD capsules last for several hours and can be felt throughout the day. However, it should be noted that relief is not usually felt for at least an hour. While relief is long-lasting, it is certainly not immediate.
Our Favorite CBD Capsules:
Biofield CBD Gel Capsule
Why We Love It:
Biofield uses only organic, US-grown, non-GMO hemp to extract a CBD isolate used for all products. Everything they sell is certified THC-free, proven through batch testing by an independent laboratory.
Compared to the NutraCanna CBD Daytime Tablets, these CBD Gel Capsules are much stronger at 25mg of CBD in each dose. The effects of CBD can be felt within an hour or two and last for up to six hours.
Best Used For:
Due to their strength, these CBD Gel Capsules are extremely helpful when it comes to stress and anxiety, offering patients an overall improvement of mood. Moreover, they can help with full-body pain relief when a topical CBD application would be ineffective.
As a gel capsule, it’s also an efficient way to give a precise dose of CBD – which is particularly useful with conditions such as autism, epilepsy, and neurological and inflammatory diseases that require constant monitoring.
Why We Love It:
As a brand, we proudly support Joy Organics for its organic, sustainable CBD growing techniques. Their domestic, locally-grown hemp is extracted using an organic, food-grade ethanol wash for safety, purity, and potency before being lovingly formulated into therapeutic products like these.
These CBD Soft Gel capsules are available in both 15mg and 25mg strengths. Effects can be felt after about 45 minutes and last a bit longer than the other two CBD capsules we’ve mentioned – up to eight hours, depending on your metabolism.
Best Used For:
These CBD Soft Gels are great for mood enhancement and relaxation – while you may feel the tension release from your body, they are not quite strong enough to make you feel sleepy or sedated.
These Soft Gels are also good for treating chronic, constant conditions, such as anxiety, depression, inflammation, PTSD, and pain. Because effects last so long, we suggest taking one in the morning and re-dosing only if necessary throughout the day.