Cannabis capsules commonly contain concentrated cannabinoids in oil or powder form contained in a gelatin-based capsule. These unassuming and small pills can contain low doses of cannabis compounds or high doses for long-term or heavy users. Depending on preference, users can choose capsules that contain single or combinations of cannabinoids that produce distinct effects.
Cannabis capsules offer consumers a traditional oral delivery method for first-time users or cannabis consumers looking to try different psychoactive experiences. Using only a few ingredients, cannabis capsules offer users increased bioavailability meaning users can consume more THC than ever before. The benefits of consuming cannabis capsules extend beyond a stronger dose of cannabis.
Alternative to Smoking
Not everyone can or wants to consume cannabis by smoking or vaporizing flower or concentrates. People who suffer from respiratory problems and health-conscious cannabis consumers may prefer to ingest cannabis capsules and pills to achieve their desired state. Smoke and tar can irritate the lungs, especially for long-term and heavy cannabis users.
When cannabis is smoked or vaporized, medicinally-beneficial terpenes and other cannabinoid compounds are burned off when you heat the cannabis flower or extract. On top of reducing the psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds found in cannabis, smoking distributes the euphoric THC throughout the lungs, bloodstream, heart, brain, and body.
Ingesting cannabis capsules with specialty formulations based on your preference can offer consumers a different experience characterized by delayed, but stronger effects than most other consumption methods.
Consistent and Strong Doses
Cannabis come in a variety of formulations including THC, CBD, CBN, a combination of cannabinoids, and more. Each formulation comes in gelatin-based capsules that contain consistent milligrams of therapeutic cannabinoids. Consumers can choose from low-dose capsules or cannabis capsules with a high milligram content for stronger effects.
Cannabis capsules are metabolized, or broken down, in the liver and digestive system instead of going through the lungs when smoked. When ingested, the liver removes these compounds by breaking them down and converting them to other molecules known as metabolites. THC in cannabis converts to the metabolite 11-hydroxy-THC, or 11-OH-THC. This metabolite does not exist in the plant, but formed in the human body when ingested.
The 11-OH-THC metabolite has shown to bind cross the blood-brain barrier easier and bind more efficiently to receptors in the brain than other THC metabolites. The blood-brain barrier is a membrane of cells that filters blood that goes to the brain. This metabolite can help users achieve their desired state with less product and feel a more intense experience.
Discreet and Portable
Cannabis capsules require no equipment to use making them easy to consume anywhere. Capsules come in inconspicuous bottles that resemble bottles found in any medicine cabinet. Locking lids and labeling limits accessibility to children and strangers. Capsules come in varying dosage levels and are an excellent alternative for people who don’t want sweet or flavored edibles.
Since no plant matter is being burned cannabis pills are smell and smoke-free. Smoking and vaping makes it difficult to medicate in public and requires frequent use throughout the day. While edibles may take anywhere from one hour to two to take effect, effects can last for as long as eight hours. Although not as fast-acting as smoking or vaporizing, cannabis capsule only take 30 minutes to enter the bloodstream, faster than other edible products.
People who can’t or won’t swallow pills, can choose to purchase cannabis suppositories that can be inserted vaginally or rectally. These torpedo-shaped suppositories are absorbed through the lining of the intestinal wall. Effects can be faster than orally ingesting cannabis capsules and take ten to 20 minutes to take effect. Cannabis capsules offer versatility, effectiveness, and strength for cannabis consumers looking to try something new.
DISCLAIMER: In compliance with RCW 69.51 – WARNING
This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health; risks associated with consumption of this product. Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults 21+. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Nothing is for sale.