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One of the reasons CBD has become so popular is the variety of ways you can enjoy it. Two of the most popular and convenient ways to supplement are in softgel form and as oil tinctures.
CBD Softgels and tinctures are two of the most popular products because they are among the most effective and convenient ways to receive the benefits of CBD. Using either softgels or tinctures both ensure your body absorbs as many cannabinoids as possible in their own unique way. So which of these CBD products should you take and what are the differences between them? Let’s take a look!
Before talking about one product vs the other, let’s take a look at why CBD helps in the first place.
Our bodies have developed a system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that helps regulate a number of body functions. This system is made up of a network of receptors, and the human body produces many of its own cannabinoids to support itself.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Amazingly, CBD interacts indirectly with some of the receptors in the endocannabinoid system and can be used to support your everyday wellness.
Whether you are choosing to use a CBD softgel or CBD tincture, the end goal is the same – homeostasis.
There are multiple reasons why people prefer softgels over tablets, caplets, and chewables.
What makes a softgel an easier way to supplement is what encapsulates it. In our CBD softgels, phytocannabinoid-rich broad spectrum hemp oil is engulfed by gelatin.
This gelatin plays a role in preserving the purity of your CBD products. By encapsulating the liquid in a gelatinous substance, phytocannabinoids won’t disperse as easily. The softgel holds your CBD captive so that there are more cannabinoids for your system to digest.
It’s no coincidence that people found softgels easier on the stomach than tablets and chewables. Gelatin is a natural substance that our body is familiar with. The gelatin in our CBD softgels is derived from bovines so the body can absorb the CBD products with less resistance.
By using a substance compatible with our genetics like gelatin, it increases the bioavailability of all the fatty acids and phytocannabinoids encapsulated inside your softgels.
CBD softgels are hermetically sealed which means nothing is getting in or out of these things. Creating an airtight environment keeps the phytocannabinoids safe from light and oxygen, which would otherwise corrupt the potency of your CBD products.
On top of gelatin acting as a natural preservative, Neurorganix CBD softgels are specially formulated to increase bioavailability. Using cutting-edge nanoemulsion technology, our CBD products contain phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil particles as microscopic as 25 nanometers, making them easily absorbable. Comparatively, most CBD products on the market have particles up to 40 times the size!
Alright, enough about the benefits of CBD softgels, let’s dive into CBD tinctures. Tinctures have been used in healing practices long before hospitals were up and operating. In fact, hemp tinctures were used in the 20th century prior to prohibition.
A tincture is a liquid form of supplement. In the case of CBD, the oil is separated from hemp using a process like ethanol or CO2 extraction. This breaks open the trichomes and cause the hemp to secrete CBD (and other beneficial phytocannabinoids).
From there, the hemp plants are strained from the product. In turn, you have a CBD-rich substance. On its own, CBD’s natural flavor can be intense, so many CBD products add flavoring to their tinctures. Like our Fresh Mint CBD Tincture.
What is used to flavor your CBD Tinctures is important to the overall quality of the product. There are CBD products out there that will use synthetic options to flavor their product.
Neurorganix uses organic essential oils like mint for an all-natural (and delicious) tasting tincture. We use Essential oils for flavoring not just because they are natural, but also because they also work in unison with CBD.
When these chemical compounds come into contact with other terpenes and phytocannabinoids, it actually strengthens the benefits of the overall product. This is called the “entourage effect.” Therefore, a true high-quality CBD product will be flavored with a terpene-rich product such as organic essential oils.
Tinctures are easy to use. All you do is poke a dropper into the substance and draw it up into the shaft, then place the drops in your mouth. From there, the product is swallowed and digested similarly to a softgel. Since it’s a liquid, however, the process is a bit quicker.
In terms of effectiveness, both CBD softgels and tinctures are very similar. You won’t feel one benefit differently using a softgel over a tincture and vise versa. It’s the method of consumption, how fast you feel results and the length of those results that change.
When it comes to how you take CBD softgels vs tinctures, softgels are more comfortable on the stomach due to the nanoemulsion technology we use and the top of the line bioavailability.
Serving size of the CBD softgels is already figured out and you know exactly the amount you’re taking. Taking softgels is a pretty common practice for most people, so it is a pretty natural process.
With taking CBD tinctures comes some math that has to be done, but it also allows for you to be more flexible with the amounts available to take. You also have more flexibility with being able to add the CBD tinctures to things like tea, water, smoothies, and pretty much anything else. Just be careful to not cook the oil on too high of a temperature or it could lose some potency.
The speed at which CBD softgels digest vs tinctures is definitely slower since they have to go through your digestive system, where tinctures can breakdown directly into your bloodstream. So if you want the benefits of CBD near immediately, a CBD tincture is the most effective way to go for you.
Since CBD tinctures breakdown in your system so much quicker than softgels, they also exit your system faster. The length of time CBD benefits last in your system varies on person, but with CBD softgels, you will feel the benefits for a longer period of time because of the way it is digested in your system.
So which is better? CBD softgels or CBD tinctures? The answer really depends on what you’re looking to get out of taking CBD products and varies from person to person. If you’re looking for a quicker solution, CBD tinctures may be the way to go for you. If you’re looking for an easier on the stomach option, CBD softgels may be for you! No matter what you decide, both will provide you with high-quality CBD options!