CBD Capsules by fourfivecbd
CBD capsules are exactly what they sound like – a hearty dose of CBD in a small, swallowable package. Our very own George and Dom started taking CBD oil capsule supplements themselves a few years ago, and since then, CBD capsules have become one of their favourite ways to get their daily helping of CBD.
They’re not the only ones to see the appeal of CBD capsules. Whether you’re a professional rugby player, a dedicated gym-goer or just someone who enjoys living an active lifestyle, taking CBD oil in capsule form offers an easy and convenient way to give your body (and mind) that little extra edge you need to maximize your potential. And at fourfivecbd, we’ve put our own twist on these popular supplements and turned them into an art form.
CBD Capsules Composition
Like any form of supplement, there’s a lot of variation when it comes to CBD oil capsules. Some brands like to pack theirs full of many different ingredients—the idea being that you’re bound to feel something after you take one, even if the CBD itself isn’t doing much of anything.
We prefer to keep things simple, though. Our team at fourfivecbd is made of athletes and adventurers, and people like us want to know exactly what they’re putting in their bodies without having to read a novel’s worth of ingredients. That’s why our CBD Oil Capsules are made using just two simple components:
Broad Spectrum CBD Capsules
Every fourfivecbd CBD Capsule contains 10 mg of broad-spectrum CBD. In case you haven’t heard of that last term, here’s a quick explanation—it’s CBD oil that’s had all traces of THC removed during the formulation process.
Why does that matter? Well, it’s because THC is the molecule that’s responsible for the (in)famous cannabis ‘high.’ It’s important to point out that even full spectrum CBD oil, which hasn’t had its THC removed, still won’t cause any intoxicating effects, since the levels of that particular molecule are far too low to have any noticeable impact. However, some people—especially athletes—prefer to err on the side of caution and avoid any contact with THC whatsoever.
While broad spectrum CBD doesn’t contain a speck of THC, it still has many of the other beneficial compounds that naturally occur in the hemp plant. These work together with CBD to deliver a wide range of benefits. With broad spectrum CBD, you’re getting the best of both worlds: the power and versatility of a natural hemp extract supplement, plus the peace of mind that comes with knowing it’s totally THC-free.
Inulin in Our CBD Capsules
If you’re serious about nutrition, you may have heard of inulin before. It’s a type of natural fiber produced by many plants, and it’s become a popular ingredient in a variety of nutritional supplements.
That’s because inulin is great for your digestion. It’s a soluble fiber—i.e. it dissolves in water—so once it hits your gut, it starts to break down. This not only helps prevent your body from absorbing too much cholesterol, it also helps you feel full (which is helpful if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth).
Inulin has other benefits for your gut, too, because it’s a prebiotic. In other words: it acts like a booster for the good bacteria in your digestive system, while also helping to slow the proliferation of bad bacteria. The end result is a stronger immune system and a better ability to absorb nutrients like calcium.
The Advantages of CBD Capsules
If you’ve spent any time on the internet lately, you’ve probably noticed there are a ton of CBD products now on the market. So what makes CBD capsules such an appealing option? Here are a couple of the most common reasons people like using them:
They’re Convenient to Take Anywhere
It doesn’t matter if you’re at the gym, the office, or sitting on your sofa at home—using CBD capsules is about as easy as it gets. All you need is a glass of water (or other liquid) and the ability to open a small container. If you’ve ever taken a multivitamin, you’ll be in good shape here.
They’re Easy to Dose
Since every capsule contains the same amount of CBD (10 mg), you can calculate your dose without having to do any fancy maths. This is particularly useful if you’re adjusting your dosage level over a period of time.
They Provide Long-Lasting Benefits
CBD capsules pass through your digestive system before they go to work. This creates an extended effect as your body breaks down the CBD molecules, slowly releasing them into your bloodstream. Many people like to use CBD capsules when they’re looking for all-day (or all-night) relief from their symptoms.
Why Are fourfivecbd CBD Capsules Better Than the Rest?
We love a little competition at fourfivecbd—as professional sportsmen, it’s in our blood. So we’re proud to compare our CBD capsules against any other brand out there. We think you’ll find that ours are tough to beat, and here’s why:
We chose to use vegetable capsules for a couple of key reasons:
- They’re all-natural – Vegetable capsules are made from 100 percent plant material, and they don’t contain any artificial preservatives. They’re colourless and flavourless, too, so they won’t leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
- They dissolve quickly – It takes a while for CBD capsules to pass through your gastrointestinal tract, so once they hit your stomach, you want them to start working sooner rather than later. Vegetable capsules can be broken down just as easily as any other type of vegetable.
- They’re easy to digest – Since vegetable capsules are made from plant ingredients, your body is well-equipped to process them without too much extra effort. Plus, you don’t have to worry about an upset stomach caused by artificial additives.
Simple, All-Natural Ingredients
We know you want to focus on performing your best, not worrying about what’s in your supplements. That’s why our CBD capsules are made with just three plant-based ingredients, because why complicate things?
Tested for Purity and Potency
We source our CBD oil from the finest hemp plants, and use an eco-friendly CO2 extraction process so no harsh chemicals accidentally wind up in your capsules. Plus, each batch is tested by an independent third-party laboratory to make sure you’re getting all the CBD you paid for (and no pesticides, solvents, or other contaminants).
No Unpleasant Taste
Look, we’re all human—no matter how good something might be for our bodies, we’re probably not going to take it if it tastes awful. We get it, so we formulated our CBD capsules to go easy on your taste buds.
Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly
No animal products are used to create fourfivecbd’s CBD capsules—you’ve got our word on that.
CBD Capsules vs CBD Oils
If you’re new to CBD, you might wonder what CBD product is best for you. Though CBD oils and capsules offer similar effects, there are a few differences between the two that might dictate which one is more suitable for you and your lifestyle.
CBD Oils have usually more readily available potency and they have an immediate effect overall as they’re taken under the tongue. Though it has a distinctive taste, CBD oil can easily be added to drinks and food. On the other hand, CBD Capsules are swallowed, therefore their potency is dependent on digestion. They have no flavour and they’re very discreet and easy to travel with. Additionally, CBD capsules are easier to control in terms of dosage because the correct serving is already determined and contained within a gel capsule.
Ultimately, you should pick the supplement that better suits your lifestyle. If you have a very busy schedule, CBD capsules can be your best bet due to their convenience. However, if you’re looking for a stronger and more versatile supplement, CBD oils are a perfect match as you’ll be able to use them in different ways with more immediate effects.
CBD Capsules: A Quick FAQ
By now, we hope you have a decent understanding of how CBD capsules can help support an active lifestyle. In case you still have questions, though, here are some answers to the most common things people ask us:
Will CBD capsules get me high?
Nope! Our fourfivecbd CBD Capsules don’t contain any traces of THC, which is the compound that causes cannabis’ euphoric effects. And in any case, even CBD oil that does have THC is required by UK law to contain less than 0.2 percent of that compound, which isn’t nearly enough to intoxicate you.
How many CBD capsules should I take?
There’s still no scientific consensus on the daily recommended dosage of CBD. Experts recommend starting with the lowest possible dose (i.e. one capsule) and seeing how your body feels. After you’ve given it some time, you can adjust your dose as necessary to see the results you want. That being said, the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends taking no more than 70 mg a day.
When should I take CBD capsules?
Studies show that CBD works better when taken with fatty foods, since this helps dissolve the CBD molecules more effectively. Another thing to keep in mind: if you’re interested in CBD to help you sleep, you might want to take it in the morning or afternoon. As counter-intuitive as this sounds, studies show CBD’s sleep-promoting properties are due to its ability to help regulate your body’s sleep/wake cycle. In other words, scientists think it helps you stay more alert during the day, so you naturally feel more tired at night.
Where should I store my CBD capsules?
CBD molecules start to break down when exposed to light and heat, so it’s best to store your capsules in a cool, dark place (such as a medicine cabinet), just as you would with any other supplement.