Everything you wanted to know about CBD oil versus capsules, but didn’t know who to ask

As more and more of you are looking for easy ways to incorporate the incredible benefits of CBD into your daily routines, we’ve been asked countless times which of the most popular ways of taking it - as an oil in a tincture or in capsule form - is the best? 

To be honest, each and every person is different, because of our routines, interests and metabolisms, so which method works best for you will come down to personal preference, lifestyle, and what you are trying to get out of using CBD. But you’ve asked the question, and we’re all about YOU getting the best from the products you buy from Eresos.

The thing is, there are quite a few differences between the two edible versions of our CBD products from how they are absorbed into the body right through to convenience and versatility. We’ve pulled together this quick, handy guide to help answer your questions and help you choose the right form of CBD for you.

 CBD Oil Tinctures

Freedom to experiment: If you have never tried CBD before, every expert that you’ll speak with will recommend that you start low and build up your dosage as you find a balance that works best with your body, as CBD will affect everyone in different ways. CBD also has a cumulative effect on the body, meaning you need to be consistent with doses over a period of time.
Delivered with a convenient pipette dropper, our CBD Oil drops will give you much more control over the size of your daily dose. This will give you the freedom to experiment, just be sure not to exceed the daily limit by checking an online CBD calculator.

Rapid Absorption: Most people like to take oil drops under the tongue (sublingual) because it allows the CBD to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream as the CBD isn’t being processed via our digestive system (orally). It is known as having a higher bioavailability, which basically means it’s the most efficient way (between the two methods) of delivering all the benefits of CBD into your metabolism ASAP. 

Versatility: Because CBD oil is delivered in liquid form, it opens it up to be used in a multitude of ways both sublingually (under the tongue) and orally (eaten or in a drink). You can add a CBD shot to your morning coffee or hot cocoa instead of taking a caramel or vanilla shot; add it to your hydrating drink at the gym; take with you on the go in your water flask; mix it in with your morning cereal or yoghurt; sprinkle some on your lunch; pop some into to your pre or post-workout smoothie; enjoy some in a cocktail or a glass of wine at the bar after work or just with your herbal tea before bed. Some of these might impact the CBD oil’s efficacy, but it’s nice to have options, isn’t it?

CBD Capsules:
Convenience: For those of you who find that dripping CBD Oil droplets underneath your tongue is not to your taste, Capsules might just be the perfect alternative. Usually taken with a quick swig of water, you can simply pop in the mouth and swallow them on the go, making them the most convenient and handy way to take them in public, or anywhere else for that matter.

Dosage Control: As each capsule contains a 30 mg pre-measured dose of CBD, you know exactly what you are getting, when you are getting it. As well as removing the possibility of human error or guesswork, it means you’ll be able to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking each and every single time.

Less messy: Easier to carry about, impossible to spill or leave oily marks on your clothing, one of the most obvious benefits of CBD capsules over oil is that they are less messy.

Slow-release: They might take longer to travel into the metabolism via the digestive system, but their soft lining breaks down quickly, releasing the desired amount of CBD into the bloodstream in a slow, natural and manageable way.

Hopefully that’s cleared a few things up for you? We’re not saying that CBD Oil drops are better than Capsules, or vice versa. You’ll instinctively know which works best for you depending on your lifestyle and needs. Whichever option you choose, you can shop our CBD Oil drops and Capsules, from our Isolex range, here



Inspired by ancient Greek botanical science, Eresos is a range of CBD and botanical infused beauty, cosmetics and skincare products - natural alternatives to existing remedies.