I’m not great at swallowing capsules, so my girlfriend became the guinea pig for this review, as I’ve asked her to take the Naturecan vegan CBD capsules for a week at different times and to talk about her feedback. If you have any added questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact!
How Much CBD Do You Get?
A single capsule contains 10mg of CBD, while you get 30 capsules in a pack, meaning 300mg per purchase. They recommend 2 capsules daily, making it 20mg of CBD per day, but you can obviously adjust this based around your requirements. The general FSA guidelines state you shouldn’t have over 70mg per day, which is 7 capsules.
The third party lab results, produced by Eurofins, highlighted that 10mg of the 10.2mg of cannabinoids present in the batch test was CBD. The others were mainly made up of small amounts of CBG and CBDV.
If you want to have a look yourself at the lab reports but don’t know how to read them, take a look at my guide of CBD certificates of analysis.
What Carrier Oil Do They Use?
It is important to include a carrier oil with CBD to ensure a higher level of bioavailability, which is why they use a purified blend of capric triglyceride and olive oil. In fact, 56% of the capsule is olive oil, making it the majority of the ingredients.
How Is This Vegan?
While the ingredients might be all plant based, the actual capsules often contain gelatine, which is animal based. On the other hand, Naturecan have opted for a plant based gellan gum. While many gellan gums are produced from cornstarch, some can be made from whey, which is from cow’s milk, therefore you do have to be weary and check with the brand that the product is completely vegan friendly.
Difference Between Oil & Capsules?
Beyond the points around CBD oil potentially having a higher absorption rate, one key point is that the oil is much quicker to work. It enters the blood stream under your tongue sublingually, whereas if you take a capsule, you have to wait for it to be broken down before you can reap the benefits. This is important to know before taking the CBD capsules, as you will have to adjust your timing based on why you’re taking it, for example, you could have been taking CBD oil 30 minutes before bed to help you sleep, whereas you might want to take the capsules 1-2 hours before bed.
Some people opt for a capsule because they can’t stand the taste of CBD oil, which is completely understandable, however there are now flavoured CBD oil’s. Having said that, capsules can offer a level of convenience and are a lot more subtle than dropping something under your tongue and holding it there for a couple of minutes.
Raquel was pleased to find they were small capsules, so they went down without any issues every time. Being liquid based rather than a tablet always helps as well.
Where Can I Buy These From?
You can purchase the Naturecan Vegan CBD Capsules from their website for £29.99.