This is the second review I’ve conducted of the Columbia Care Platinum range, following on from the peppermint CBD oil I tested out last week, which I certainly recommend giving a read.
The capsules contain only 100% organic ingredients, while they’re from non-GMO crops grown in the USA.
How Easy Are They To Swallow?
This was my first thought when they arrived, as I’m pretty useless when it comes to swallowing capsules and tablets. I’m one of those people that has a good few attempts with water and yogurt before it goes down.
However, I was relieved to see the softgels were very small compared to other CBD capsules, around half the size, despite still containing a decent quantity of cannabidiol, meaning it wasn’t such a fear factor going down.
Obviously, one of the clear benefits of a softgel is they tend to be easier to swallow than more rigid forms. They also allow for precise dosages, there is no guesswork, you know exactly how much you’ve consumed, rather than counting the drops going under your tongue.
You also don’t get any flavour or taste with softgels, while many people struggle with the taste of CBD oil.
How Much CBD Do You Get In Each Softgel Capsule?
In each softgel you should get 30mg of CBD (31.85mg in the lab report) which is a decent amount, while you will also get a small amount of CBG and CBDV.
The lab report also highlighted that no THC was detected, which will be important to you if you’re drug tested for work or if you’re sensitive to THC.
30mg is a decent quantity of CBD for a capsule, with many of the others I’ve tried containing between 10-25mg.
Considering there are 30 capsules in a pack, this means that you will get a total of 900mg in a tub of Columbia Care Platinum CBD Softgels.
How Many Can You Take?
They recommend taking 1 capsule per day, which would provide an ideal amount of cannabidiol for most people, however considering the FSA recommends no more than 70mg in a day, you could take 2 capsules and have 60mg.
The usual recommendation is to take one and only go up to two if you feel it’s necessary. Of course, the downfall with a softgel is that you’re limited in your dosage range, you can either have 30mg or 60mg of CBD, so if you want a slightly different amount, you might want to instead opt for the Columbia Care CBD oil.
Are These Vegan Friendly?
Yes they are, I actually presumed they would be made from a gelatine based shell, which most are, however the ingredients highlights that the softgel shell is made from modified starch, vegetable glycerine and purified water.
The vegetable glycerine is a clear liquid commonly made from either coconuts or soybeans, while the modified starch creates the coating.
They have also utilised MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) in the capsule to increase the bioavailability after consumption.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can order the Columbia Care Platinum CBD Softgel Capsules from their website for £39.95. That will leave you 5p away from free delivery, so why not add the peppermint CBD oil to your basket and save money on the shipping.
At £39.95, that means each capsule costs £1.33, while each mg of CBD costs 4p.