A CBD e-liquid is one of many CBD infused products, but unlike others, is designed to be vaped with an electronic cigarette. CBD comes from the hemp variety of the Cannabis plant. It’s a cannabinoid thought to provide lots of wellbeing benefits – we’ll cover these in more detail later on.
You may be familiar with ex-smokers vaping e-liquids in order to quit smoking. In this case, they will use traditional e-liquid which contains nicotine. CBD e-liquids, in contrast, do not contain any nicotine (in most cases). They are not designed to help you quit smoking or deal with a nicotine addiction; instead, they are supposed to potentially provide calming effects and benefits to health.
What are the benefits of vaping CBD?
CBD, in general, is said to have many potential benefits to our health. It’s thought to be an effective pain reliever for many issues, such as muscle pain, chronic pain, headaches, and arthritis pain. It’s also said to promote a positive effect on our mood, as well as mood disorders like anxiety or depression.
Many people also use CBD for sleep – it’s said to help treat insomnia and help you to feel more wakeful during the day. Lastly, it’s said to be an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and help the human endocannabinoid system to function more effectively – this makes it great for general wellbeing.
These are just some of the top reasons why people use CBD, but the list is endless.
So, why might I choose a CBD e-liquid over other CBD products like oils or gummies?
One of the top advantages of CBD e-liquids is that they have a higher bioavailability than other CBD products. Bioavailability refers to the amount of a substance that reaches the bloodstream and can have an effect. All pharmaceuticals and supplements have a bioavailability, and it largely depends on the type of product and the way it is consumed.
With a CBD oil or edible, the product needs to be digested or pass through the liver before it reaches the bloodstream. This is known as the ‘first-pass effect’ – it essentially causes some of the CBD to be lost before it can be absorbed.
When you vape CBD, it goes into the lungs and then diffuses directly into the bloodstream from there. This means it can have the following advantages over other CBD products:
- 4 times more effective
- Can get to work 30-60 minutes faster
- The effects can last longer
These characteristics mean that CBD e-liquids are great for those who want instant relief. Many people like vaping CBD because it helps to keep them calm throughout the day, or helps to provide quick support for stress or anxiety.
Additionally, you will probably need to use up less product since it can be more effective and long-lasting.
Lastly, many people prefer to vape CBD because of the delicious flavours you can use. At Honest Hemp, we have 4 flavours in our main CBD e-liquid range: strawberry, mango, mint menthol, and natural hemp. This helps to make the CBD experience even more fun and enjoyable!
How do I use a CBD e-liquid?
First of all, you will need to buy an e-cigarette (sometimes called an ‘e-cig’ or a ‘vape’). For most CBD e-liquids, it’s best to get a low-powered, compact device like a vape pen or a pod system. These are usually not too expensive and are easier to maintain.
Once you’ve got your e-cigarette device, you can fill the tank with your CBD e-liquid and vape away! Draw the vapour into your mouth, then inhale into the lungs, then breath out.
With most vapes, you will need to replace your coil every couple of weeks or so. The coil is responsible for heating up the e-liquid in order to turn it into a vapour – so after a while, it will begin to burn out. You’ll be able to taste an unpleasant change in your vape when the coil needs changing. If you need help changing your coil, then ask somebody who works in a vape shop to show you how to do it.
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What is CBD e-liquid made of?
Now, what exactly goes into a CBD e-liquid? Most will be made of very similar things; the main differences will be the CBD content and the flavours.
The first ingredient is Vegetable Glycerine (VG). This is a clear, odourless, sweet-tasting liquid derived from vegetable fats. It is commonly used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and e-liquids! It may even provide certain health benefits such as hydration, constipation relief, and improved physical performance.
The next ingredient is Propylene Glycol (PG). This is another colourless, odourless liquid used in foods, cosmetics, and e-liquids. It helps to preserve moisture and dissolve colours & flavours which is why it’s commonly used as an additive.
All e-liquids will contain both of these ingredients at a certain ratio. At Honest Hemp, our CBD e-liquids use a VG/PG ratio of 50/50 – this means there is an ideal balance between flavour delivery and vapour production. It also means the e-liquid is perfect for lower-powered, simple devices.
Some other e-liquids will have ratios of 70/30 or 80/20 – these are more designed for vape enthusiasts who use more powerful, chunky devices and create giant vape clouds!
The next ingredient is the wonderful CBD extract! At Honest Hemp, we use 99.9% pure CBD isolate. This is the purest and most potent form of CBD – it’s tasteless and odourless which means you can experience the full e-liquid flavour, and there is absolutely no trace of THC.
In addition to this, we have our Cali Cush e-liquid range. These are infused with hemp terpenes to create authentic flavours based on different Cannabis strains – terpenes are also thought to provide a range of health benefits. Our Cali Cush flavours are: Girl Scout Cookies – a fruity strawberry flavour; Lavender Kush – a sweet, floral tea flavour; Tropical Thunder – a tropical fruit flavour; and Mango Kush – a sweet, citrus, mango flavour.
Check out the full CBD e-liquid range here!