CBD Vape Juice: Everything You Need to Know!
What is CBD E-liquid?
CBD vape juices, also known as CBD e-liquids or CBD vape oil, are liquids containing CBD that are used in e-cigarettes. These e-liquids, as they are known, are vaporised by the e-cigarette. Users then inhale the vapour into their lungs, where the CBD is infused into the bloodstream.
What Does CBD E-liquid Contain?
CBD vape juices contain a few simple ingredients, many of which are used in MHRA approved foods and medicine. The key ingredients in CBD e-liquids are:
- PG (propylene glycol) - Commonly used as a food additive, PG is a colourless, odourless liquid with a faintly sweet taste.
- VG (vegetable glycerin) - Also a common additive in food, VG is slightly thicker than PG and has a more pronounced sweet taste.
- CBD extract.
- Flavouring - The flavourings used in e-liquids are all MHRA approved and often used in a variety of other products.
CBD Vape Oil: Is it the Same as CBD E-liquid?
It depends on the context. CBD vape oil is sometimes used as a term for CBD e-liquids; in that case, it is the same liquid described above. However, some people may be talking about vaping regular CBD oil, the kind you take orally. Under no circumstances should you vape normal CBD oils. Oral CBD oils are not safe to use or inhale as they are not made from VG/PG, you will just be inhaling hot oil into your lungs.
Is Vaping CBD E-liquid Legal in the UK?
Yes, as long as it contains CBD extract from hemp containing less than 0.2% THC. THC is the compound found in hemp and cannabis that gives the ‘high’ associated with illegal cannabis use. Any CBD e-liquids sold in the UK should not contain THC, which also means they won’t get you high.
Should I Vape CBD E-liquid?
When selecting the right CBD product for you, there are a lot of factors to consider. For current vapers, e-liquids might be a more convenient and familiar way to take CBD. However, for those who may be moving over from smoking or are concerned about the health impacts of vaping, there are rightfully some key facts to consider.
Vaping CBD is quite a recent phenomenon and so the health effects are not fully understood yet. However, it is important to note NHS England has concluded that vaping is 95% healthier than smoking.
Are E-liquids the Most Efficient Way to Take CBD?
Yes! CBD e-liquids are the most efficient way to take cannabidiol because of its ease of absorption into the bloodstream through blood vessels in the lungs. We refer to this as bioavailability - namely the amount of an ingested compound that makes it into circulation and has an active impact on the body.
Vaping CBD increases its bioavailability because of the larger surface area created by the dispersion of molecules. Imagine you’re trying to eat a pizza as quickly as possible: as tempting as it is to stuff the whole thing in your mouth, it’s much easier for your body to process in slices.
What Types of CBD E-liquids are There?
Broad spectrum CBD E-liquid
Broad spectrum CBD vape liquids retain 40 different cannabinoids to complement the CBD, but leave out the additional waxes and oils found in whole plant e-liquid (more on that below), making the finished result much easier to vape.
Broad spectrum CBD e liquids are available in several different flavours. Besides natural hemp, we’ve also worked to create two delicious flavours: berry and lemon. The sweet tang of the berry perfectly masks the hemp taste, whilst the citrus zing of the lemon makes for a particularly fresh inhale. Don’t just take our word for it - our lemon vape oil won Best Fruit CBD E-liquid at Vape Jam 2019!
CBD E-liquid Strengths:
A great thing about CBD vape juices are the various strengths. We’ve kept it simple, dividing the range into 3 options. If you’re unsure where to start, see our helpful breakdown below:
300mg - A great introduction to vaping CBD. If you are new to CBD e-liquids or are a little sceptical, we’d recommend starting here.
600mg - Our medium strength vape juices have a bit more of a kick, but are still great for everyday use. Perfect for regular vapers.
1200mg - The strongest CBD vape oil we offer. Even for veteran users our 1200mg oils pack a punch, though they’re still designed with daily usage in mind.
Whole Plant CBD Eliquid
Whole Plant E-liquid is where manufacturers keep the whole range of hemp's collaborative elements, including 40 different cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, waxes and oils.
Since Whole Plant E-liquid is so focused on natural synergy, it is often only found in a natural hemp flavour. The vape oil itself is thick and rich, unlike traditional e-liquids. You may even have to combine the whole plant e-liquid with other e-liquids to get it to work with your vape device. Needless to say, this is one for the vape enthusiasts.
Due to the viscosity, we recommend you use a sub-ohm device for vaping, even when mixing with other vape juices and additives. Use approximately 1ml (20 drops) per day, and allow a few minutes after filling before vaping.
Isolate CBD E liquids
CBD isolate e liquids are vape juices based upon 99.9% pure CBD. These are perfect for those who love to vape and are looking to add CBD seamlessly to their e-cigarette. These e-liquids do not contain any additional terpenes, flavonoids or cannabinoids, which means they can be flavoured more intricately.
The majority of Isolate CBD e liquids are 50/50 PG/VG, which means the optimum devices for use are mouth-to-lung. These are affordable open pod devices and are commonly available from all major vape retailers in-store and online.
Where to buy CBD Vape Juice in the UK
CBD e liquids are growing in popularity quickly, both in the UK and internationally. You can find CBD e-liquids in a local vaping store, or you can order them online. We have an award-winning selection of CBD e-liquids to choose from and shipping is free for UK customers. If you’d like to learn more about vaping CBD, feel free to get in touch with our friendly CBD mentors.