A person might have an instinctual preference for CBD capsules as opposed to oil. After all, most of us are used to taking pills and just straight up putting oil in your mouth seems a little weird.
It's not like you want to just chug olive oil, is it? Well...unless you actually do, and we don't judge.
But you might wonder if you might lose efficacy by taking pills instead of using CBD oil.
The question of whether CBD capsules are as effective as using oil is perhaps better phrased a little more exactly to really get at it.
Specifically, what a person means is whether or not they will absorb and therefore get the same effects from the same amount of CBD consumed in capsule or tablet form compared to taking it in oil form. In other words, it's a question of bioavailability, or the amount of the substance that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
If an equal amount were taken of either, is it the case that the CBD that you ingest is more bioavailable by one method than another?
CBD capsules are (obviously) swallowed. The outer capsule hull - typically vegetable glycerin - is broken down in the stomach, and the contents go into the digestive tract, eventually being absorbed by the lining of the small intestine.
That means the contents have to get through stomach acid as well as interact with any other matter that happens to be contained in the stomach and the small intestine as well. What that means is that the CBD you ingest orally is going to suffer from a certain amount of attrition.
On the other hand, CBD oil is held under the tongue for a minute or two, then swallowed.
Why that's important is that there's barely any barrier between the lining of the mouth and the bloodstream; the CBD in the oil can be easily and readily absorbed. This is also why, among tobacco users, some people prefer dipping tobacco as the nicotine is easily absorbed through the lining of the mouth. Granted, it's also completely disgusting but that is why some people prefer chew to cigarettes.
So, in terms of bioavailablity, CBD oil is more effective than capsules on a milligram-to-milligram basis.
Unless, of course, capsules happen to suit your purposes better.
However, CBD capsules can be a better fit for some people when it comes to using CBD products.
With CBD oil, most people are taking a large dose once or twice per day. Usually it's a dropper in the morning and another either in the middle of the day or before bed. That's perfectly fine IF you need a larger amount of CBD for your purposes or if you don't have to take more CBD frequently.
On the other hand, if your needs are more for a lower dose at more regular intervals, then capsules are a much better fit as lower CBD content oils are few and far between. Most oils are 250 mg at the lowest; many companies don't sell a strength lower than 500 mg.
In that regard, CBD capsules are more effective and also more suited to what you want to get from taking CBD and would be, therefore, more effective and a more appropriate choice than CBD oil.
but you can opt out at any time.