CBD Oil Holds the Benefits of Medicine Without the High

Hemp capsules are on the market. But with a multitude of different products on offer, what are the differences between CBD oil and hemp capsules and what are their benefits?

There are several differences between hemp capsules on the market and CBD oil. First, let’s note that cannabidiol or CBD is just one of the phytocannabinoids – the primary active compounds – in cannabis sativa (hemp).

With a multitude of different products
on offer, what are the differences between
CBD oil and hemp capsules and what
are their benefits?

“Whereas most CBD oils focus solely on cannabidiol, there are hemp capsules that instead contain a full range of the active phytocannabinoids in hemp. This gives it the potential to have a more synergistic effect in the body – i.e. all the compounds working together.”

Phytocannabinoids are natural substances found in cannabis sativa plants. When we absorb them, they interact with our nervous system, brain and immune system.   

“They do this by mimicking – or helping to increase – the activity of natural chemicals produced in our own body known as endocannabinoids (note that despite the name, endocannabinoids themselves are not from cannabis – they were simply named after it).”

Secondly, phytocannabinoids on their own can be difficult to absorb.

“I’ve seen figures that say only around 20 per cent of CBD is absorbed in a standard form.