What Every Canadian Needs to Know About CBD Capsules

CBD Capsules

The growing CBD trend doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon. Canadians love CBD and they love all the new products that are emerging. While no doubt you’re familiar with CBD oil, edibles, and vapes, are you aware that CBD capsules also exist?

The Canadian CBD market is absolutely huge. It has all kinds of products that can meet the needs of everyone. But in the case of CBD capsules, there are things every Canadian should know about them. So that’s why we’re here to talk about that. With all that said, let’s jump right into it.

What Are CBD Capsules?

CBD capsules look like any other capsule product. The trick is that these are infused with cannabidiol. CBD is a highly beneficial compound of the hemp plant. We’ve managed to identify what these benefits are and turn CBD into a product that everyone can use.

CBD capsules are exactly the sort of product that will appeal to many users. For starters, taking capsules is quite convenient. You’re meant to take them with a glass of water and that offers users a very familiar consumption method.

This consumption method also eliminates a lot of problems. While we’re all aware that we can inhale or take CBD sublingually, not everyone prefers it. The market for capsules is relatively small, with only 17% of users reporting CBD capsules as their preferred method of taking cannabidiol. But that number is going to grow as the years go by. So capsules give Canadians something different to try.

CBD Capsules and Pills – What’s the Difference?

No doubt you’ve also come across CBD pills. As you can imagine, capsules and pills are relatively similar products. CBD can come in many forms. The most common form is oil. And many CBD capsule products contain oil. But did you know that they can also contain CBD powder?

You’re probably aware that pills are hard. This means that they cannot contain oil but only powder compressed into a solid and round shape. In most cases, pills are only made out of CBD isolate. Capsules, on the other hand, can be made with all three types of CBD; full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate. This is probably the biggest difference between both products.

Canadians looking to take full or broad spectrum CBD will find it much difficult with pills. Capsules are more versatile than pills, which makes them an overall better product.

CBD Capsules and Oil – What’s the Difference?


Oil is one of Canada’s favorite CBD products. That’s because every other product is made from it. But Canadians can also take oil through a tincture or spray bottle. This allows you to take it sublingually. While doing that, make sure to leave the oil under the tongue for about a minute. 

This makes the CBD much more effective and fast-acting as it dissolves into your saliva. If you swallow it instantly, it goes through the digestive tract where it can take a lot of time to dissolve. You will have to wait for the oil to dissolve before you can experience the effects.

This is something called bioavailability rate. CBD capsules, much like edibles, have a very slow bioavailability rate. Inhaling and topically applying CBD is the fastest-acting and most effective way to do it. So when taking CBD capsules, do know that it will take some time before you can experience the effects of cannabidiol. But with all that said, you can expect the effects to last longer. Capsules have a bioavailability rate between 6% and 19%, and you can expect the effects to take place between 30 and 120 minutes.


Another difference between CBD capsules and oil is that capsules might be more convenient to some users. Considering that not everyone can take out a tincture bottle in public and drop CBD under the tongue, many prefer to get on with it and take a CBD capsule with a glass of water.


A huge benefit to taking CBD capsules is that you know exactly how much you’re taking. Dosing has always been a problem with tinctures and sprays. While we know that you’re supposed to drop a few drops or spray a few times, we cannot be 100% certain that we’re getting the dosage right. With capsules, we know exactly how much cannabidiol a single capsule contains.