CBD Softgels

What are CBD Softgels?

CBD softgels are a tasteless, pre-measured CBD dosing method often chosen by everyday users because of the convenience they bring to a daily dosing routine. 

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a hemp extract that's thought to offer a wide range of balancing therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects usually associated with the cannabis plant. Some reports claim that CBD may help support optimal health, regulated sleep cycles, and balanced mood, but more research is needed to confirm any health benefits of CBD.

For those who benefit from CBD products, CBD capsules may be the best option. This is especially true for adults who swallow pills easily and who take regular doses of cannabidiol every day, or those looking to simplify their daily dosing routine. 

At Vida Optima, our full-spectrum CBD Softgels are designed to offer a precise dose of hemp-derived cannabinoids in their most beneficial form, as full-spectrum CBD oil. Plus, they are batch tested by a third-party lab (like all Vida Optima products) and you can find the lab results on every product page.

What does "full-spectrum" CBD mean?

A "full-spectrum" CBD softgel is a product made from full-spectrum hemp extract as opposed to "broad-spectrum CBD" or "THC free" softgels. That means that the softgels contain the full spectrum of major and minor cannabinoids found in the original hemp plant.

Full-spectrum CBD products are often thought to be more beneficial than pure CBD oil products because of something known as "cannabinoid synergy," or a phenomenon where minor cannabinoids work with CBD to boost its effects.

"THC-free" products, sometimes called CBD isolates, may sound appealing to some consumers. Keep in mind that even full-spectrum CBD products contain only trace amounts of THC, just like those found in the hemp plant. According to federal law, legal CBD products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

Vida Optima uses a manufacturing process and formula that is thoroughly reviewed and guaranteed to be 100% Farm Bill compliant, meaning our entire line of full-spectrum hemp CBD products is legal by federal law.

Key Benefits of CBD Capsules vs Other Methods

People generally choose CBD softgels for their many conveniences that you won't find in other dosing styles. Some benefits you may enjoy include:

Pre-measured doses

This means you won't need to individually measure each dose, which makes them perfect for people who take a specific dose once or multiple times a day. Gel capsules cannot be halved or portioned, but the dose may be easily adjusted with an accompanying support product, like a CBD oil tincture.

Taste-free

Since the capsule keeps the hemp oil inside, CBD soft gels are virtually tasteless. This makes them a good option for people who do not care for the flavor of tinctures or CBD food products, like edibles.

Mess-free

There's no need to measure sticky hemp oil tinctures or worry about clean-up, making CBD capsules the simplest way to take CBD.

Packable and portable

A bottle of CBD capsules will easily fit into a pocket, purse, or portable pill organizer. They are a great option for people who need to dose multiple times throughout the day or keep their cannabidiol dose handy for when they need it most.

How do CBD softgels work?

CBD softgels are exactly what they sound like: softgel capsules filled with CBD and some form of carrier oil, usually hemp oil, MCT oil, or another form of coconut oil. They are swallowed whole and processed by digestion. Since they are pre-measured, tasteless, and ultra-portable, they are the most convenient way to take CBD.

During digestion, CBD is processed by the liver and then metabolized into the bloodstream, which may offer a variety of benefits as CBD interacts with the body's Endocannabinoid System.

Therapeutic Benefits of CBD Softgels

The potential benefits of full spectrum hemp CBD products are based on CBD's interaction with the body's Endocannabinoid System. This system is known for playing several regulatory roles in the body, namely maintaining homeostasis by regulating metabolism, mood, sleep, pain signaling, and more.

CBD oil benefits are still being reviewed, but anecdotal reports point to improved mood, relaxation, and relief from mild to moderate discomfort. Some evidence points to the increased potential of a full spectrum formula because of synergistic interactions between CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Please note that this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or suggest any medical uses for cannabis extract products or CBD pills. Instead, we'd like to highlight some areas where CBD's health benefits are currently under review:

Can you use CBD softgels to help with pain management?

Every person's experience with CBD is different, but many people report significant improvement in discomfort when using our high-quality, full-spectrum formulas.

Limited evidence has suggested that CBD could have various anti-inflammatory effects or pain-blocking benefits, but more research is needed before any pain-related beneftis are officially confirmed.

Curious about other's experiences with pain and discomfort? Our product reviews really speak for themselves! We must note that none of our CBD products we carry are intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.

Can you use CBD softgels for stress?

Our CBD softgels may help promote the management of daily stressors while promoting a sense of calm for the body and mind. Many people described the effects of CBD capsules as "euphoric" and "balancing," but not psychoactive.

It’s important to remind you that these products are not intended to treat or cure any disorders or ailment.

Will CBD softgels help me sleep?

CBD capsules may be used to promote a more grounded and healthy lifestyle when taken regularly. Many people take interest in the benefits of the cannabis plant for sleep, and one of the most common comments we have received in customer reviews is that our CBD softgels have helped promote healthier nightly sleep cycles.

Some research has focused on CBD's impact on the sleep-wake cycle, but more research is needed to fully understand how CBD may impact sleep.

Many CBD users have found success with our CBD for Sleep collection, which focuses on the additional benefits of CBN as a sleep-enhancing cannabinoid. However, CBD has not been approved by the FDA as a sleep aid.

How do I know how many CBD oil capsules to take?

The amount of CBD can vary for every individual according to their body. Every person's body is different in how it can metabolize cannabidiol, and certain factors such as age, body weight, size, sex can affect how the body absorbs the molecules.

We recommend starting slow and increasing your dose over time as needed until you reach the desired effects. In many cases, doses of 1 mg or less per 10 pounds of body weight is a good place to start.

How long will CBD softgels take to work?

Softgels are different than instant dosing styles, like tinctures or concentrates, because they must pass at least partially through the digestive tract before they enter the bloodstream. However, they do not need to be fully digested like edibles, so they will not take the typical two hours to take full effect.

Instead, CBD softgels only rely partially on digestion. Once the capsule is dissolved and the cannabidiol is able to pass into the bloodstream, you should quickly feel the full effects of the supplement. Expect to begin to feel the effects of the CBD capsule within 30 minutes. You should feel the full effects within 45 minutes to an hour.

How long will the effects from CBD softgels last?

Since they kick in quickly and aren't reliant on the entire digestive process, the effects from CBD gel capsules may wear off a little more quickly than traditional edibles but are thought to last longer than vaporizers or other inhalation methods, which wear off in a couple of hours.

The effects from a CBD gel capsule may last anywhere from 4-6 hours, and many people find that taking two evenly spaced doses is enough to last through an entire day.

Should I start taking CBD softgels?

If you think that cannabidiol may be right for you, or you already use cannabidiol products every day, CBD softgels may be the best dosing option to fit your lifestyle. If you're interested in CBD softgels or think that softgels will best fit your needs, you should talk to your medical doctor about incorporating them into your health care routine.

It is important that you do not discontinue any medications or begin a cannabidiol routine without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. You and your doctor will be able to work together to decide if CBD softgels are right for you.

Then you and your doctor will be able to discuss important factors, like when to take your supplement and what starting dose is best for you. If you think that cannabidiol will help reduce your symptoms or improve your health, CBD softgels may offer an array of benefits that make them right for you.

Should I take CBD gel capsules with food?

Whether or not you should take CBD with food depends entirely on preference. Some people feel nauseous after taking any dietary supplement on an empty stomach, while others claim that taking CBD without food helps it take effect more quickly.

Try experimenting to see what best fits your needs. Taking CBD with a small snack, but not a large meal, may be the best option.

What's the difference between CBD gel capsules and CBD oil?

There aren’t too many differences between choosing to take CBD softgels vs CBD oil. Both our CBD softgels and CBD tinctures deliver the same high-quality hemp-dervied cannabinoids into your body and provide very similar benefits.

The key difference between the two is simply the form of consumption. Most people prefer CBD capsules if they don’t want to taste the flavors of CBD oil or deal with measuring their CBD dose each time. Others like that tinctures give them the ability to take segmented doses or easily adjust their CBD dose as needed. 

To learn more, read our article about the benefits of different product types.

Do CBD softgels have side effects?

CBD's side effect profile is still being established, but it's most frequently regarded as having only rare, mild side effects. The most prominent side effects experienced from CBD come from taking too much or from drug interactions. For this reason, it's important to always work with your healthcare provider to design a CBD dosing regimen that works for you, especially if you take any medications or have a diagnosed or suspected health condition.

Most people take CBD with no complications, but CBD's most common adverse reactions include tiredness and headaches.

Why should I choose Vida Optima CBD softgels?

When you first dig into the hemp industry to look for high-quality CBD softgels, you'll learn quickly that regulation is still scarce. This makes it even more important for a CBD company to do the footwork to provide health, safety, and potency information to consumers.

Our hemp-derived, full spectrum CBD formula is made according to industry-leading standards and then lab-tested to ensure quality. We have optimized the manufacturing process in order to offer a quality product at a price that regular users can always afford, and we always put the lab test results at your fingertips.

Here's an inside look at how our CBD softgel formula is made:

First, we use non-GMO, U.S. grown hemp.

Our non-GMO, sun-grown hemp is harvested in the United States at its peak potential from states with industry-leading hemp farming programs.

By avoiding hemp grown in poor-quality soil, we avoid any potential contaminants (like heavy metals) that the hemp may accumulate as it grows. Plus, premium starting material ensures a potent hemp extract yield.

As soon as the raw hemp material reaches our partner cGMP certified manufacturing facility in California, it's quality tested to look for contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals. These lab test results are also used to verify the high potency of the original hemp material.

Next, a state-of-the-art manufacturing process.

At the manufacturer, a CO2 extraction technique is used to remove the hemp extract from the raw plant material. This method allows for a potent hemp extract that's free of residual solvents. The hemp extract is combined with various other ingredients, like minor cannabinoids, carrier oils, or terpenes, depending on the product being made.

Finally, into the bottle and off to the lab.

Every Vida Optima product is sampled and sent to a third-party lab where its carefully reviewed one last time. After being reviewed for label accuracy, CBD soft gels are packaged for sale (at a competitive price). You can always find our third-party lab tests on-site to view before you buy, and we're always available to offer support through choosing or using one of our CBD products.

To learn more about Vida Optima and our manufacturing process, check out our About Us page.

Are CBD softgels legal?

CBD, when it is derived from legal hemp material, is legal in the U.S. by federal law thanks to updates to the Farm Bill in 2018. However, state laws sometimes paint a different picture, and even in many states where CBD is legal, there may be restrictions on the types of products available. You should read about CBD state laws to determine if CBD is legal near you.

Are CBD softgels approved by the Food and Drug Administration?

In general, CBD products are not FDA approved, and only a few CBD-based medications designed to treat rare forms of epilepsy are currently approved for medical use in the U.S. While hemp-derived CBD softgels may have promising potential health benefits, this product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Always consult a medical doctor before using CBD capsules or making any changes to your regular wellness routine.

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