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CBD Gel Capsules and Older Adults: What’s the Buzz All About?

According to Consumer Reports, almost a third of adults in the United States have tried CBD at least once in the last two years. That’s almost 66 million adults and quite a lot of CBD. So what’s the CBD buzz all about?

CBD is adaptable in how it can be consumed and what it can be used for. There’s no “one size fits all” approach to incorporating CBD into your routine. Not only can it be found in coffees, cocktails, gummies, vapes, tinctures and hygiene products but it can be used for appetite, energy, stress and discomfort to name a few. If you feel skeptical reading this, you may be relieved to know that CBD is often mistaken for some sort of miracle fix all. The reality is that there is still much research to be conducted; however, what we do know is that the early research is really promising. 

The thing is, research on CBD is ongoing and being performed all across the globe. That’s part of why it’s piqued the interest of so many people—why has this wellness-promoting cannabis compound been ignored when psychoactive compounds such as THC have been popular for decades? What have we been missing? And what can CBD do for us?

CBD and THC: What’s the Difference?

To shoot it straight, THC and CBD have the same molecular structure. What makes them react differently once ingested is due to the way the compounds atoms are structured or arranged. The differences in arrangement make them behave differently once they are bound to receptors in your endocannabinoid system (ECS).

CBD and THC aren’t just different in the ways that they react within our bodies. CBD offers a myriad of applications for use including topical applications which means if you aren’t quite ready to ingest CBD you can opt to pick up a topical which is a great way for beginners to begin to explore the big wide world of CBD. For example, people who enjoy CBD when they need extra help with sleep may benefit from taking a CBD capsule before bed. For sleep assistance, the CBD may be formulated with other naturally occurring sleep enhancers such as valerian root and passionflower to create an extra restful state. 

CBD gel capsules are also ideal for long days and consistent use of CBD. They have a higher bioavailability than tablets, which means they make it easily into your bloodstream and offer reliable effectiveness. Additionally, when looking at CBD capsule benefits, one thing to consider is that the CBD is pre-measured for you. So if you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of measuring a serving yourself, a capsule can be a reliable, alternative option.

Effects of CBD Capsules

As referenced above, CBD gel capsules can have varying effects depending on how you take them, and what role you want them to play in your wellness routine. Before we get into the effects of CBD, you can rest assured knowing there is no risk of overdosing on CBD, and additionally, it does not cause a sense of euphoria or a “high” that could impede daily activities. 

If you’re hoping to find a CBD product that can help encourage energy and curb burnout, you may be interested in a gel capsule such as Social CBD’s Boost which includes CBD as well energy-promoting moringa and yerba mate. The Boost capsules are a great way to kick off a busy day. You can incorporate these capsules into your breakfast and coffee ritual. 

Conversely, if you’re looking for something to help recoup after physical activity and exercise, consider looking into a formula like Social CBD’s Recover, which works by incorporating turmeric and black pepper into its formula. The combination can help alleviate exercise-induced inflammation and give you the synergy you need to recover. 

If you’re not sure what to look for, each of our CBD gel capsules comes in convenient two-packs which will allow you to test the waters and find what works best for you at a reasonable price. Part of the fun of diving into the world of CBD is finding that rhythm and formula that’s best tailored to your needs. Every adult is different, and with some practice, you can help supplement your lifestyle with a formula that feels like the Cinderella slipper for your wellness needs.