Vaping CBD is one of the most popular ways of receiving its benefits. Vaping itself is a healthier alternative to smoking that a lot of people turn to.
Vapes are readily available within the UK and Ireland to anyone over the age of 18, this means utilising the benefits of CBD has never been easier and our industry has seized an opportunity to help an untapped market.
Vaping CBD has several benefits that are laid out throughout this educational blog post:
What does CBD do?
CBD itself can provide numerous benefits to its users and has a multitude of ways to consume it. So what are the potential benefits?
The effects most users experience are:
- A sense of relaxation and calmness
- Fewer feelings of anxiety or stress
- Improved overall mood
- Better comfort
- Pain relief in certain situations pain relief
When users ingest higher amounts of CBD they may experience feeling sleepy and on the opposite side of the spectrum when CBD is ingested in lower doses the user may feel more alert.
How can vaping CBD help you?
The reason why a large portion of CBD users chose to vape is that vaping is more discreet and helps the user feel the benefits of CBD faster.
The reason why CBD takes effect faster while vaping is because it diffuses directly into the bloodstream rather than it being absorbed after passing through the liver and gut.
The scientific reason why vaping is more effective is all to do with bioavailability, the portion of a drug/substance that enters circulation once consumed by the user.
According to certain studies, the bioavailability of vaping CBD is around 35% whereas other methods such as ingesting CBD via oil drops have a bioavailability of around 18% – 8% depending on the user.
Some studies from the American government also point to people using CBD to cut down on the number of cigarettes smoked by up to 40% during treatments. The study was done on 24 smokers so it is a small group for data however is definitely something to consider.
What is in CBD E-Liquids?
Understanding what you’re putting into your body is key a CBD vape shot or el-liquid usually contains:
- Propylene Glycol (PG) or
- Vegetable Glycerine (VG)
- CBD Isolate
E-Liquids and CBD products are heavily regulated for consumer safety and go through rigorous testing before being sent out to consumers.
Propylene Glycol is used in the UK in medicinal products and sometimes as a food preservative as well as providing a base to a lot of vape juices. It is slightly runnier than vegetable glycerine than the other commonly used vape juice base.
Vegetable Glycerine is primarily used as a food sweetener and a thickening agent. It can be made from plants, animals or synthetically in a lab. Vape shots containing VG will generally produce thicker and denser clouds of smoke.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD Isolate is an active compound that is extracted from hemp plants using the CO2 extraction method. The method produces 100% pure THC free CBD Isolate which is then tested and quality assured per batch.
The method of extraction is as follows:
- Hemp plants are placed in a big metal container which is sealed and filled with CO2 of carbon dioxide
- Pressure is applied to the container changing the carbon dioxide into liquid form
- The liquid carbon dioxide is left to absorb all of the good stuff from the hemp plants, in this case, our CBD isolate.
- The CBD carbon dioxide isolate is pumped into another container
- The carbon dioxide is changed back into gas and the CBD isolate is left behind for refinement and harvesting.
The process of CO2 extraction is one of the most efficient and safe ways to currently obtain CBD isolate. At CBD Embrace all of our hemp is sourced from California and then shipped to our UK based factories where the extraction process takes place.
Does Vaping CBD have any side effects?
CBD is non-toxic and should not have the same effects as smoking cannabis due to its lack of CBD content. Any reputable store that distributes CBD should have relevant certificates on display.
You can find CBD Embrace’s certificates on our site to view as examples of what should be displayed.
We can only give guidance on the side effects of CBD due to the fact we are not a registered pharmacy or doctors and advise doing your own research, We can say that there aren’t many common reported side effects.
Understanding CBD E liquid strengths
CBD comes in all shapes, sizes and strengths, for newcomers to the CBD world this can be incredibly confusing and irritating. Understanding exactly what you’re buying is key to enjoying your CBD experience
A lot of CBD sellers use a percentage to signify the strength of their products – this can be very unclear. To use a real-life example to use if a 10ml vape shot has 500mg of CBD in it will be 5% strength.
Milligrams of CBD
Milligrams when referring to CBD vape shots are talking about the whole amount of CBD within the product itself. The milligrams don’t directly correlate with the strength of the vape oil.
In terms of understanding e-liquid strengths, you need the full picture to fully understand. To reiterate the formula for understanding e-liquid strengths you take the mg and divide it by the volume of the bottle to get the strength an example of this is 1000mg/10ml = 10% concentration.
How you can you start vaping CBD?
Starting to vape CBD has never been easier. Modern times and the breaking of stigma have allowed the CBD industry to flourish and expand massively over the past 5+ years.
CBD Vape Pens are now readily available at most retailers and online stores, you can also use any conventional vape with a vaporizer tank. CBD vape shots can be used to transform your favourite flavour vape juice into something that provides great health benefits.
Most vape retailers will also have an expansive range of CBD Vape Shots in flavours like berry, mixed fruits and strawberry. These come in a wide variety of strengths and sizes to cater for any user of CBD from experienced to just starting out.
Is CBD Legal in the UK?
CBD is fully legal in the UK now as long as it does not contain any THC or CBN. The government legalised CBD oil in 2016 when used for medicinal purposes and when displaying the appropriate certificates.
Providing you’ve done your research and feel ready to experience the benefits of vaping CBD we recommend jumping in at a low mg dose from a reputable CBD retailer.
Overall CBD can provide you with many benefits such as:
- Less anxiety
- Less stress
- Improved moods
- Pain relief
- Help to treat insomnia
- Feeling more alert
Each individual user of CBD will experience slightly different effects from ingesting it into their bloodstream. It’s always best to take caution when trying new medicines. If you’re unsure you can contact us or get in touch with your healthcare provider.