How to Store CBD Capsules
CBD oil capsules are CBD oil in a pill. Like aspirin or any other medication, you twist off the top and take one or two capsules, depending on your condition. CBD oil capsules, like ours, contain the same ingredients you’d find in a CBD tincture, including MCT oil, CBD, and many other cannabinoids.
The only difference is you’re taking it in an easy-to-use and more discreet way than you would with CBD tinctures. You don’t have to worry about a dropper, and it’s less messy than CBD oil. In addition to being less messy, they’re also sugar-free, making them ideal for those using CBD to lower blood sugar and increase metabolic function.
Like all pills, supplements, and medications, however, you have a finite amount of time before the pills lose their potency. This post will cover all you need to know to determine when to best use your CBD capsules. We’ll take much of our information from studies done on CBD oil since capsules contain the same ingredients.
Keep reading to find the best ways to store your CBD oil capsules.
Top Three Ways to Store CBD Oil Capsules
CBD capsules generally don’t expire for one to two years and are considered safe and well tolerated. If you store them in your car, however, they may degrade faster. Conversely, you can take measures to increase the amount of time your CBD lasts, including the following:
1. Store Your CBD Capsules Away From Heat
High heat can negatively impact your CBD’s shelf life. When exposed to high temperatures, cannabinoids in your CBD oil capsules start to break down. Cannabinoids, like CBD, are the compounds responsible for many of hemp’s benefits.
2. Store Your CBD Capsules Away From Light
Consider storing your CBD oil capsules in a dark room, like a closet or pantry area, for optimal shelf life. When CBD oil, even in a pill form, is exposed to light, its quality begins to degrade. CBD capsules have the added advantage of coming in bottles that protect the oil and a protective sheath made of gelatin.
Even with these added layers of protection, CBD oil capsules are negatively impacted by light and heat exposure. For example, if you store them in your car, you risk harmful UV rays entering your CBD capsule bottle and affecting its quality and shelf life.
3. Limit Air Exposure
CBD Oil capsules, like Eden’s Herbals, are generally packaged in small quantities, around 30 milliliters because air exposure affects shelf life. Once you twist off the lid, CBD capsules start to interact with air molecules, including carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen.
Air oxidation may be the single most significant factor in CBD degradation. That’s why it’s advised to always store it in a dark room and keep your CBD oil at room temperature. When stored properly and out of direct heat or sunlight you can expect maximum shelf life of your CBD products.
Does CBD Quality Affect Expiration Date?
Before you think about storing your CBD capsules, carefully consider the quality of CBD you’re purchasing. CBD quality can greatly affect how long your CBD lasts, regardless of the storage method. When you are buying your CBD oil capsules, look for the following to ensure maximum storage time:
Do They Have a Lab Report?
When buying CBD capsules, look for lab reports online. Our lab reports indicate purity and quality, both of which are vital when it comes to keeping your CBD fresh for as long as possible.
Do They Use CO2 Extraction?
Another factor in determining shelf life is purity. Eden’s Herbals uses a CO2 extraction method, far more superior than chemical extraction, which can leave behind harmful solvents and unwanted chemicals.
Where Is My CBD Sourced?
Most hemp is grown in Canada, China, and the U.S. We source all our hemp from local farms located in Colorado and Washington. By sourcing locally, we decrease the amount of time your hemp sits in storage, thereby getting it to you faster and fresher.
Is My CBD Organic?
Finally, consider shopping organic when buying CBD. Just like fruits and vegetables, CBD is plant-based and contains terpenes that break down over time. By buying organic, like the farms we source from, you’re getting CBD that’s as close to mother nature as possible. As a bonus, your CBD oil capsules are free of crop sprays and pesticides!
Do CBD Capsules Need to Be Refrigerated?
If you follow these tips, you won’t need to refrigerate your CBD capsules. Most CBD capsules come in small quantities for optimal freshness. Our CBD oil capsules, for example, come with 30 pills per bottle. You’ll most likely finish that way before considering storing it in your fridge.
Can You Freeze CBD Oil Capsules?
Like your fridge, you don’t need to put your CBD capsules in the freezer. You can store CBD capsules in the freezer without harm if you buy them in bulk. Unlike CBD oil stored in the freezer, you don’t have to wait for the oil to “unfreeze” with CBD capsules.
How Long Are My CBD Capsules Good for Once I Open Bottle?
For most of you, simply storing your CBD capsules on a dark shelf at room temperature is all you have to worry about. You won’t have to refrigerate or freeze it unless you buy it in bulk. Once you pop off the top of your bottle, you can expect your bottle to last for two years, as long as you store it in a cool, dark place.
Key Takeaways: CBD Oil Capsule Storage
You don’t need to go to extreme lengths to protect your CBD capsules and make them last longer. Most high-quality CBDs like ours will easily last 1-2 years with proper storage guidelines. Quality, heat, light, and air all affect how fast your CBD deteriorates, so it’s best to find a cool, dimly lit room to store your capsules.
To keep your CBD oil capsules fresh and chemically unaltered, consider following a few of these steps:
- Store in a cool place.
- Make sure the room is well-ventilated.
- Keep away from light.
- Keep your bottle dry and protect it from wetness.
- Buy only high-quality CBD capsules.
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.