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CBD Capsules & CBD Pills

With so much going on in life, sometimes we just need some simplicity to balance everything out. As you know, there are so many CBD products out there that sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose one. Maybe you don’t want to deal with vape cartridges and batteries. What if you want something simple, something you don’t have to think about. 

CBD capsules might just be what you need to get through the day without adding more complexity. There are a variety of CBD products out there, but depending on your lifestyle choice you might prefer one over the other. Well we are here to give you some facts about CBD pills and capsules so you can understand how they work and whether they are right for you.

What are CBD Capsules?

CBD capsules are exactly what they sound like. Simply CBD oil in the form of a pill. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring compound found in hemp. Hemp is unique because it contains high concentrations of CBD, a substance that has become a highly popular recently due to its amazing effects on the body.

CBD capsules are made with CBD oil extracted from the stems, leaves, flowers, and stalks of hemp plants. As with all CBD oil products, a carrier oil is combined with the CBD oil in order to stabilize it and allow for better absorption into the body. Coconut oil makes for an excellent carrier oil because it is solid at room temperature. This works great because it partially solidifies the CBD oil, making it easier for handling and transporting the pills. Aside from this, coconut oil (along with other medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs) is actually very beneficial for your health.

CBD capsules can be a great addition to your lifestyle if you are not a fan of vaping or simply just want to get your dose of CBD without putting much thought into it. Many people prefer CBD capsules over other products because they are simple and convenient for daily use. 

How Do CBD Pills Work?

CBD capsules are processed by your digestive system. They must first enter your stomach before the actual CBD can be absorbed into your bloodstream. CBD capsules are absorbed differently in your body than creams or vapes. Here are a few interesting facts about how CBD pills work: 

  • It takes longer for you to feel the effects of CBD when it is ingested as a capsule. Oral consumption is the most complex method of taking CBD (in terms of how it is absorbed). The capsule must get broken down in the gut and the liver before it can enter your circulation. This entire process can easily take up to an hour depending on your metabolism.


  • You might not feel as strong as an effect with CBD capsules. There is something called bioavailability, which is a term used to describe the proportion of a substance that actually enters the circulation and is able to have an effect. Well with CBD capsules, bioavailability is on the lower end. This is because the CBD, once broken down in the gut, must then travel to the liver for further filtration before it enters the bloodstream. This is known as “first pass metabolism.” Much of the CBD can be lost through these processes, leaving you with only 4-20% of active CBD


  • CBD capsules tend to last long. Although capsules take longer to have an effect, these effects last longer compared to other ways of taking CBD. Peak effects can occur anywhere from one to six hours, depending on the person’s weight and metabolism. This makes CBD capsules perfect for those who want to feel prolonged effects.

Are CBD Capsules Better than CBD Oil?

There is no better or worse when it comes to different CBD products. Each type of product, whether it be tincture oil or capsule, offers the same main ingredient, CBD. What matters, though, is what you prefer. Some people do not like the taste of CBD oil, and that’s okay. That is why more than type of CBD product exists. Capsules might be the better option for you if you prefer something clean and effective, or if you just do not like the taste of CBD oil.

One thing to consider is that CBD tincture oil is taken sublingually rather than swallowed like a capsule. Taking CBD oil sublingually allows the oil to be absorbed by the sublingual gland into a system of capillaries leading to the bloodstream. Sublingual administration of CBD is more efficient than oral consumption because it enters the bloodstream relatively quickly and is only degraded by salivary enzymes while in the mouth. Being a fairly direct administration of CBD, sublingual consumption has a bioavailability of about 12-35%.

Even though CBD tincture has a slightly higher bioavailability, capsules might be the way to go if you are looking for something you can use on the go without worrying about a mess. The effects of capsules do tend to last longer, which would make it a better option for those who want prolonged effects throughout the day. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference.

How Many CBD Pills Should I Take?

If it is your first time using CBD, start with a low dosage. Always start slow, then work your way up to a dose that you feel comfortable with. It is important that you find the right dosage for you so that you make sure you get the full benefits of CBD. Most CBD capsules start from 10 mg. 10 mg is a great amount to start with, but remember that CBD capsules go through your digestive system and some of it gets lost during that process. You might need to add an extra capsule if you notice no effects after a while.

Consulting with your physician before starting a CBD regimen is ideal to make sure the supplement will not cause any problems with current medications and to get professional advice about dosage levels for your particular situation. However, you can also start with a lower milligram capsule and work your way up to higher dosages until you feel the full effects of the supplement.

What are the Side Effects of CBD Pills?

CBD is a chemical that is well tolerated by most people. It can have very few side effects, but generally people do not experience any of these if they are taking the proper dosage. 

Don’t worry about overdosing, either. It is virtually impossible to overdose on CBD. The worst thing that can happen is that you might feel nauseous. However, you will likely never take CBD in such large quantities. The benefits of CBD greatly outweigh its minimal side effects. Just so you are aware, here are some of the possible side effects of CBD:

  1. Change in appetite
  2. Nausea or diarrhea
  3. Slight change in mood
  4. Dizziness/lightheadedness
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Dry mouth

Why Cheef Botanicals Has the Best CBD Capsules

Anytime you order a CBD supplement, it is best to ensure you’re getting a solid, reliable product, and that’s exactly what we provide. Our capsules are specifically formulated from quality hemp, from which we extract the CBD with a safe CO2 process. The contents of these capsules are absolutely what we say they are.

Additionally, we believe we have the best CBD capsules because our product is:

• Free of artificial sweeteners
• Completely natural and organic
• Vegan-friendly
• Gluten and dairy-free
• Free from artificial colors or preservatives

At Cheef Botanicals we use only the best ingredients for our CBD products. We source our hemp from some of the finest farms in Colorado, allowing us to produce some of the highest grade CBD products in the market. 

Our CBD capsules are vegan, organic, and non-GMO. We only use pure, wholesome ingredients in our CBD products to ensure that you are getting the highest quality CBD possible. We have a great selection of CBD capsules in a variety of sizes and concentrations.

We offer highly competitive pricing on all our products and make sure you are getting the best quality CBD at the best price possible. We have capsules that come in different size bottles ranging from 300 mg to 3000 mg. You can pick up a 300 mg bottle for just under 25 dollars.

Ordering From Cheef Botanicals

Cheef Botanicals now ships to all 50 states in the United States because CBD products are legal in each one of them. When ordering from us, you get to take advantage of free shipping, even if you only purchase one or two items.

We are the direct manufacturer of our CBD products, so products listed on our website come straight from us, and no one can provide details about a product like a manufacturer.

Our 25 years of manufacturing experience in the organic food industry means we know what it takes to create reliable and healthy products, so consumers can trust that we offer the best CBD capsules.

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