I recently wrote about the Satipharm Active capsules, formulated to help support muscle function, the immune system and to tackle oxidative stress.

Now I’ll be taking a closer look at another capsule by this brand, which is setup to support mental performance, psychological function and tackle fatigue and tiredness.

What Does Each Capsule Contain?

The capsules have that all important hemp extract, providing you with 10mg of CBD.

Alongside this, you will also get gelatine from cows, making this not a vegan friendly option, as well as hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, nicotinamide, D-calcium pantothenate, cyanocobalamin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, water and E141.

Why Include Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose?

This is a white, flavourless dietary fibre powder that works well as a stabiliser and emulsion. Most capsules are made using this as they’re soft and easy to swallow.

Why Include D-Calcium Pantothenate?

A form of pantothenic acid, this is more commonly known as Vitamin B5, which is a bit easier to say aloud.

Vitamin B5 is important for protecting your body against stress, for enhancing your memory, reducing the bad cholesterol and even to boost the good cholesterol and for improving the health of your skin.

Each capsule contains 6mg of Vitamin B5, which is 100% of your recommended daily intake.

Why Include Cyanocobalamin?

Another tongue twister (glad I’m not writing this with a drink in hand), cyanocobalamin is a manmade water soluble vitamin which is more commonly known as Vitamin B12.

People who are low in Vitamin B12 tend to suffer with anaemia, while I have a few friends that have struggled with this due to their vegan diets, as you get Vitamin B12 from meat, poultry and eggs.

To be precise, they get it from the bacteria in the ground they eat when they consume grass or dirty seeds.

Containing 2.5ug, this easily reaches your daily requirement in a single capsule.

Do Capsules Provide A Lower Bioavailability?

This is normally the case, as they are broken down by the digestive system before reaching the intestines, preventing your body from absorbing a sufficient quantity.

However, Satipharm have utilised their trademarked Gelpell technology in order to deliver the CBD and the other ingredients in microgel spheres, which they claim actually delivers a greater bioavailability of CBD than traditional sublingual application from an oil.

How Many Should I Take?

They recommend on the packaging taking between 1-3 per day.

Considering the additional ingredients means you’re getting 100% of your B vitamin requirements from a single capsule, I’d recommend opting for 1 per day and then if you want to enhance your CBD consumption, you could also order one of their CBD oils for an additional boost.

I like to consume 40mg of CBD per day, but the average person who doesn’t spend their lifetime testing different CBD products might not need that much, therefore you might want to opt for 20mg of CBD, being 2 capsules, or 1 capsule and 10mg from their CBD oil.

Remember the max CBD recommended by the FSA in a day is 70mg, so make sure not to go over this level.

Where Can I Buy This From?

You can order a pack of the Satipharm Focus Advanced CBD Capsules from their website for £44.99.

As they offer free delivery on orders over £50, it might be worth combining this with another of their capsules.

By Tom Bourlet

Being based in Brighton, I have directly witnessed the CBD industry grow and prosper, albeit witnessing the difficulties around legislation and the lack of transparency. I therefore decided to become a neutral viewpoint offering genuine reviews, advice and guidance.

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