Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere these days, with increasingly more people turning to it as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs, which often carry undesirable side effects.
The cannabis plant is made up of hundreds of different cannabinoids. CBD is just one of them to be extracted from the Cannabis sativa (the stems, stalks, and leaves). Unlike other cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short), CBD isn’t psychoactive, meaning you won’t get high when you use CBD for health conditions and other concerns.
CBD oil is the most popular way to take CBD, however, there is an extensive range of CBD products available on the market today – including oral products, such as CBD capsules.
Here we take a closer look at what CBD capsules are and how they may benefit you.
What are CBD capsules?
CBD capsules are oral tablets that conveniently deliver cannabidiol to the body via the digestive system.
Typically made from CBD oil, they may contain other ingredients to complement the effects of CBD. It’s worth noting that some pills are designed for specific uses (i.e. to support joint health, alleviate chronic pain, aid sleep, etc.).
If you struggle to dose your CBD oil, CBD capsules are ideal. Just like other CBD edibles, they are pre-dosed, ready to take. That means, if you already have a morning supplement routine, all you need to do is add your CBD pills to the mix.
What are the benefits of using CBD capsules?
1. Alleviate pain
More clinical evidence is required to prove whether CBD is an effective painkiller, but the natural remedy shows promise for eliminating pain and inflammation.
CBD capsules offer a simple and convenient solution for relieving joint pain by targeting the cells that drive inflammation. CBD increases the body’s level of anandamide which reduces pain perception and improves mood.
Some people may experience mild side effects after taking CBD capsules, including dizziness, nausea, and mental disorientation, but these usually wear off after a short while.
2. Regulate sleep patterns
Do you struggle to sleep or stay asleep when you finally drift off?
When you sleep, the body metabolises adenosine levels. Once these levels are significantly reduced, the body is encouraged to wake up.
When you take CBD capsules as part of your morning regime, the CBD binds to the adenosine receptors, increasing the levels of adenosine in the brain which helps the body to feel sleepier.
3. Improve skin
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, with more than 95% of teenagers and young adults being affected at some point in their lives.
Whilst there is a variety of acne treatments available, CBD capsules have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce the appearance of spots, blemishes, oily patches, and skin that’s hot or painful to touch.
Establishing a good acne skincare routine is key, especially when you’re prone to breakouts. Adding CBD capsules to your regime can help to remove excess oils, keep pores clear, and allow blemishes to heal faster.
4. Reduce anxiety and depression
Low serotonin levels are widely known to cause depression and can impact your mood. Though a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is the conventional treatment for low serotonin, some people prefer to manage their condition with CBD instead.
As such, CBD won’t increase serotonin levels, but it is believed to alter the brain’s chemical receptor response to the serotonin that’s present.
CBD capsules can be taken for depression, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, and panic attacks. It can take a long time for them to absorb and metabolise through the stomach, but the antidepressant effects will be long-lasting.
5. Treat drug addictions
Preliminary evidence suggests that CBD can lower the likelihood of developing drug addictions and potentially treat drug and alcohol abuse.
Taking CBD pills as part of your daily routine can help to reduce cue-induced cravings, uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, and anxiety – helping you to kick unhealthy habits. However, CBD mustn’t be used as a substitute for medical care.
Before you start using CBD capsules or changing your dosage, always consult your doctor or healthcare professional when battling addiction.
Want to know more about CBD capsules?
The team at Peak Organics is always on hand to help and will be more than happy to answer your questions about CBD capsules.
As a reputable brand in the UK, they provide a comprehensive range of CBD products and pride themselves on offering only the best CBD capsules for an affordable price.
To learn more about the products they stock both online and in-store, get in touch with them on 0333 043 9975 today.