As CBD grows in popularity year on year, more and more people are discovering different methods of consuming CBD. One of these methods is using CBD e-liquids, but what are they? We’ve put together this handy guide covering all you need to know, including what CBD e-liquids are all the way through to their benefits and where to buy them.
What Is CBD E-Liquid?
CBD e-liquid is similar to standard e-liquids, although the main difference is that it contains CBD rather than nicotine. Alongside CBD, the other ingredients include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and flavourings. CBD e-liquids are vaped using a CBD vape pen and they are completely legal within the UK. This is because they contain less than 0.2% THC, which is the psychoactive substance within cannabis that causes users to experience a high. With such a small amount of THC, it is impossible to experience a high or any psychoactive effects.
What Is The Difference Between CBD Vape Juice, CBD Vape Oil & CBD E-Liquid?
Firstly, there is no difference between CBD vape juice and CBD e-liquid. The terms are often used interchangeably, however they mean exactly the same thing. There is a difference however between CBD vape juice/CBD e-liquid and CBD vape oil.
Whilst they both contain CBD and are designed to be vaped using a vaping device, there is one distinct difference. The carrier for CBD vape oil is an oil, whereas the carrier for CBD e-liquid and vape juice is a mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine. CBD vape oil therefore requires a specific device designed for vaping oils, although CBD e-liquid/CBD vape juice can use a standard vape pen.
What Are The Benefits of CBD E-Liquid?
Research into CBD is still in its early stages so making definitive claims about the health benefits that CBD can provide would not be appropriate. Many of the tests have been carried out on rodents and they will need to be validated on humans in order to validate the claims. However, some of the early studies into CBD claim it can:
- reduce anxiety
- help sleep
- help acne and other skin conditions
- reduce pain
- help with addiction
We must stress that we do not support these claims, however it is promising that early studies have found a potential link.
In terms of the benefits of CBD e-liquid compared to other methods of CBD consumption, CBD e-liquid offers one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of CBD. The CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream via the lungs and can be felt almost immediately.
For those that already vape, using CBD e-liquid offers a simple change in order to get your daily dose of CBD. You can simply swap your nicotine based e-liquid for a CBD e-liquid and make little change to your daily routine. Whatsmore, it can also help you to cut out nicotine if this is something you’re seeking to do.
Lastly, another benefit of vaping CBD is how discreetly it can be used. The smell of CBD e-liquids are no different to nicotine based e-liquids which means you can vape in public without facing any questions. This is great for those who don’t want to be faced with the awkward questions you often get when using CBD oil drops.
What Does CBD E-Liquid Taste Like?
CBD e-liquids come in both flavoured and unflavoured types. Unflavoured CBD e-liquids have a strong earth like flavour which many people aren’t keen on. However, flavoured CBD e-liquids are far more popular and can come in almost any flavour you can think of. These flavourings usually mask the flavour of the CBD so that it doesn’t taste earth like. Some of the most popular flavours include menthol, strawberry, cherry and cookie dough.
Is CBD E-Liquid Legal?
Yes, CBD e-liquid is legal in the UK. Under UK law, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC. THC is the psychoactive substance within cannabis which causes users to experience a high.
Does CBD E-Liquid Get You High?
No, CBD e-liquid does not get you high. CBD does not have any psychoactive properties like THC. CBD e-liquid can contain up to 0.2% THC, however this is not enough THC in order to cause you to feel high.
Is CBD E-Liquid Addictive?
No, CBD e-liquid is not addictive as CBD is a non addictive substance. CBD products can contain up to 0.2% THC and THC is an addictive substance, however such a small amount is not enough for you to become addicted to.
What Does Vaping CBD E-Liquid Feel Like?
So, we’ve established that CBD e-liquid will not cause you to feel high, but how does it really make you feel? Giving a definitive answer to this question is difficult as it is largely subjective because each person reacts differently to CBD. However, many users experience a calming and relaxing effect when using CBD e-liquid. This is a similar effect to what smoking marijuana would have, although CBD does not provide feelings of paranoia that marijuana users often experience. It’s also been described as being able to offer an increased sense of awareness and concentration.
How Much CBD E-Liquid Should You Vape?
How much CBD e-liquid you should vape is also a subjective question that is difficult to provide a definitive answer for. It depends on a variety of factors such as whether you’re a frequent or new CBD user, as well as your weight, gender and metabolism. It can also depend on the quality of the product, as a better quality brand often works better than a lower quality product.
What we can advise is that those new to CBD should start with a low CBD concentration and work their way up slowly as they become accustomed to using CBD. For those that are more experienced CBD users we would recommend using a stronger CBD e-liquid.
How Long Does CBD E-Liquid Take To Work?
The effects of vaping CBD e-liquid can be felt almost immediately. When you vape CBD it offers one of the fastest methods of absorbing CBD into the body and feeling the effects. The CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs and does not have to pass through the digestive system. This makes CBD e-liquids one of the most popular ways to consume CBD, although it does mean that the effects don’t last as long as other methods.
How Long Do The Effects of CBD E-Liquid Last?
The effects of CBD e-liquid usually last up to around 3 hours. However, the nature of vaping CBD means you can easily take a dose of CBD throughout the day in order to ensure you can feel the effects for as long as you wish.
How Should I Store CBD E-Liquid?
CBD e-liquid should be stored in a cool, dry and dark space. It’s important to ensure you avoid direct sunlight as doing so can cause the CBD to degrade. You should also keep it air tight so we’d recommend keeping it in the same bottle it comes in and not transferring it to another bottle.
Where To Buy CBD E-Liquid?
It’s important to buy CBD e-liquids from reputable brands as low quality brands may make inaccurate claims about the level of THC they contain and they might not be as effective.
Luckily, at The CBD Planet UK we stock a variety of high quality brands from across the CBD e-liquid space, including Dr Watson, Canavape and Canabidol. We carefully select only the best quality brands from around the world in order to provide you with both a safe and effective product. We stock a range of unflavoured and flavoured e-liquids, all in a range of strengths, so there’s a CBD e-liquid to suit everyone. We also provide a price promise to ensure we can’t be beaten on price. Should you find a CBD e-liquid cheaper somewhere else we will beat the price by 10%. So, what are you waiting for, shop CBD e-liquids now!
As well as CBD e-liquids we also stock a variety of CBD vape pens so you can purchase a device to use your e-liquids with. Whether you’re a more experienced user or new to using CBD e-liquids, we’re sure to have you covered.