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CBD Tinctures vs CBD Softgels: What’s right for you?

There are so many different forms of CBD products online and lining the shelves of retail stores everywhere. 

There are topical beauty products, edibles in many forms, and more.  If you’ve already decided that you want to incorporate CBD into your daily health and wellness regimen, then choosing the right form for you is the next task. 

And, while the information and choices can all become a little overwhelming, we’re here to help explain the differences between a CBD tincture and a CBD softgel to help you make the best decision for you and what type of experience and benefits you are looking to achieve.

The first step in this journey is making sure to consult your health care practitioner to make sure CBD is right for you to take.

Many believe that CBD tinctures are better than CBD softgels because they are ingested sublingually (under the tongue) and enter the bloodstream faster, through the small capillaries in the mouth.  Softgels are ingested but have to be broken down in the digestive system, metabolized by the liver, and then enter the bloodstream.

The biggest differences between CBD tinctures and CBD softgels are; convenience and preferred consumption method, as well as the time it takes to reach the receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Another difference is the bioavailability which is how effectively your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) will react and process a CBD product you ingest.  Please note, each person is unique, and their bioavailability will depend on weight, and metabolic rate.

Now that we’ve got this initial information out of the way, we can give you some insight into both CBD tinctures and CBD softgels to help you figure out what’s right for you.

CBD Softgels

CBD softgels may last a little longer than a CBD tincture and have an exact amount in each softgel so no need to see what’s in the dropper to deliver the right amount for you. Softgels are not subject to the variations in serving size as with droppers.

Many consumers prefer softgels because of their convenience.  It’s easy to take them everywhere you go and pop one in your mouth, unlike a tincture that would require you to take out a bottle and use a dropper in public to ingest them.  That may be awkward in public.

Pros of CBD Softgels Cons of CBD Softgels
Ease of use Lower bioavailability
No taste Less flexibility in the amount you take
Controlled amount Takes longer to kick-in
Lasts longer

CBD Tinctures

You can’t go wrong with CBD tinctures, whether you choose full-spectrum or isolate depending on your needs.  CBD tinctures come in a small bottle with a dropper for measuring the amount you desire. 

If you are not sure about the right concentration and serving amount, High Falls Hemp NY provides a usage chart to help.  Keep in mind that it’s always best to start with a small amount and see how you react and modify from there by adding as you see fit and are comfortable.  Remember, each person is unique in how they react to CBD so do what’s right for you. 

Once you determine the suggested amount you want, place the desired serving amount under your tongue and hold it there for about 45-60 seconds and the small capillaries in your mouth will begin absorbing the cannabinoids (and terpenes) and the CBD will enter your bloodstream and flow throughout your body via your endocannabinoid system.

Many prefer this method because it is absorbed by their body more quickly and works faster than other forms.  But you have to do what best suits your lifestyle and health and wellness needs. 

Incorporating CBD tinctures into your daily regimen is done in a variety of ways.  We hear from some of our loyal subscribers that they place it directly in their mouth while others add it to their coffee/tea throughout the day. 

Some like to sprinkle it on their food; their oatmeal or yogurt in the morning, in their mayonnaise on a sandwich at lunchtime, or in their salad dressing at dinner.  This may change the bioavailability because it is now being digested through the digestive system and metabolized for distribution throughout the body.

Pros of CBD Tinctures Cons of CBD Tinctures
Higher available concentrations Not as portable
Control serving amount Most have an Earthy/Rooty taste
Enters bloodstream faster Not so discreet

Choosing CBD Tinctures or CBD Softgels

We’ve given you a lot to consider so that you can make the best-informed decision for yourself.  High Falls Hemp NY carries an array of CBD full spectrum tinctures, CBD isolate tinctures, CBD softgels, and now, CBD Gummies.  They are all high potency and premium quality to help you maintain your well-being. 

We are the original and trusted CBD made in New York.  We own the entire process from the seeds in the ground to the products in your hands.  We are proud to be grown in the USA.  Our CBD products are tested by an independent third party lab for potency and safety, have verified reviews by thousands of customers, and are backed by our 30-day risk-free trial.

If you still aren’t sure, you may want to try our CBD starter kit that gives you the chance to try both CBD tinctures and CBD softgels so you can see what’s right for you.