A Beginners Guide to CBD


What are the benefits of taking CBD?

As it stands, there is not enough clinical research data for us or anyone to be able to say with scientific certainty what the benefits of CBD for specific conditions are. However, there is some evidence that it can help to reduce the effects of schizophrenia, anxiety and childhood epilepsy.

Aside from this, there are also a huge amount of user success stories where CBD consumers have noticed significant effects for a wide range of conditions including; psoriasis, arthritis and muscular pain.

Is CBD safe?

As it stands, more research is needed to truly discover what the long term effects of regularly taking CBD are. However, to date, many studies have suggested that CBD’s lack of intoxicating effects and evidence of successfully treating chronic pain show that it could be an effective alternative to a number of other pain medications.

With that said, as there is still a lack of supporting evidence, you should always discuss CBD with your doctor before using it to treat any condition.


How does CBD affect existing medicines?

Again, there is not a huge amount of data regarding CBD when taken alongside other medication, though there is some existing information related to other widely used compounds that may explain some of the effects based on how CBD works in your body.

Grapefruit juice, like CBD interacts with the cytochrome P450 pathway, which is primarily found in the liver. Because of this interaction, it is possible that cannabidiol can inhibit or amplify any other drug that also uses this pathway. Find out more by reading this extensive article from The GrowthOp


Are there side effects from using CBD?

Generally, most users do not suffer any side effects from taking CBD and their bodies tend to react quite well, but there are a number of possible side effects.

A review by Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found the most common CBD Oil side effects to be:

  • Weight gain/loss

  • Tiredness

  • Diarrhoea

  • Changes in appetite

Also, as mentioned above, there is the possibility that CBD could affect other medications you’re taking.


How is CBD oil turned into an eliquid?

The first and perhaps most surprising thing to note about this is that CBD vape juice is not an oil at all! In fact, they contain four primary ingredients:

  • CBD

  • Vegetable Glycerine

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Distilled water

To get CBD from its original form into a high-quality eliquid, it must be dissolved in alcohol in order to get it from a solid into a liquid. From here it is combined with water to dilute the strength of the CBD to the level required. This is how we ensure accurate CBD levels in every bottle of CBD vape juice we sell! CBD liquids using Glycol and Glycerol go through this same process. In fact, these two ingredients aren’t really necessary to make CBD eliquid, but they are the components responsible for the big puff of vapour many vape-enthusiasts love and the delicious flavours.

So, could you even make your own CBD eliquid? Well, the answer here is yes – with the right ingredients and tools you could create your own CBD vape juice that meets your requirements perfectly! However, we always advise our customers to opt for pre-made. The reasons for this really revolve around quality. After all, you want a liquid that not only tastes great but has the desired effects you’re looking for.

It’s for this reason that we supply such a variety of high-quality liquids and other CBD products for you to choose from.

How often should I use CBD?

There isn’t really a right or wrong dosage amount for using CBD as each user has different needs, body type and level of pain or discomfort.

The best way to discover how often to take CBD is to start out with small doses and gradually increase them until you start to feel the greatest benefit. Only then will you truly know what schedule to stick to.


What is CBD vape juice

There are many health benefits associated with CBD, especially for CBD vape juice. Even if you don’t have any health issues, vaping CBD can still help. It’s non-psychoactive, so it will not get you high—but it can help to ease your mind and body from general stress and anxiety.

One critical matter that causes some confusion is the appropriate CBD products to vape. Technically speaking, CBD vape liquid is not an oil, though you might see “CBD vape oil” advertised. It isn’t actually oil-based and should not be confused with “CBD oils.”

How do I take CBD?

With the industry growing so rapidly, many companies across the world are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to deliver CBD to consumers. This has led to a huge range of products to choose from. Here we’ll break down the main players:

CBD E-Liquid 

If you’re already a vaper, then this could be a great starting point for you to begin your CBD journey. Much like your normal VG/PG based eliquids, except, instead of nicotine these juices are infused with CBD Oil. Vaping will allow CBD to go direct to your bloodstream, meaning you will feel the effects much quicker than all other delivery options. 

CBD e-liquid is formulated specifically for vaping, but the ingredients (VG, PG, CBD and flavorings) also happen to be edible, so they can also be taken orally. Keep in mind, it doesn’t work the other way around!


Benefits of CBD vape juice

The main benefit of CBD e-liquid is that vaping it has the highest bioavailability compared to all of the other consumption methods. Most people vape CBD for anxiety, while others vape CBD for pain relief.


How much CBD should I vape?

There are many personal factors that go into this including your age, weight, tolerance and most importantly your symptoms. Different conditions require different dosages. Taking it for seizures may require a higher dose of CBD than taking it for nausea, for example. Another important question to ask yourself is how often do you vape? If you vape infrequently, go with a higher strength to compensate. Use this chart as a starting point and adjust to your personal needs.

CBD e-liquid strengths:

  • 50 – 200 (Low)

  • 200 – 500 mg (Medium)

  • 500 – 2000 mg (High)

  • 2000 – 4000 mg (Very high)

Keep in mind these CBD strengths reflect the content of the entire bottle of CBD vape juice. Unlike regular e-juice, the concentration of CBD is determined per bottle (not per mL).


Type of CBD vape E-liquid

There is already a wide variety of CBD “e-liquids” available on the market. They essentially fall into three categories depending on the way CBD is introduced as an ingredient, these being: whole plant CBD, full spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate.


Whole Plant CBD e-liquid

Whole plant CBD e-liquid uses hemp oil/paste as an ingredient. This contains not only CBD but many other cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, including low levels of THC. (Note: legal sale in the UK requires hemp oil/paste content of THC to be less than 0.05 % w/w). The hemp oil/paste ingredient mainly consists of plant-based terpenes, flavonoids, waxes, lipids, and oils. It has a very distinct, and to most, unpalatable taste.


Full Spectrum e-liquid

Full spectrum e-liquid still contains CBD and a broad range of cannabinoids (including low levels of THC, plant-based terpenes, and flavonoids). However, the wax, lipid and oil constituents of the hemp oil are removed via an extraction process. Full Spectrum CBD e-liquid also has a distinct taste due to the presence of many plant-based substances.


CBD isolate e-liquid

CBD isolate e-liquid contains only high purity CBD as an ingredient. CBD isolate is a white crystalline powder. Other cannabinoids, terpenes, waxes, lipids, oils and flavonoids are removed in a multi-step purification process. It should also be noted that CBD isolate quality can vary between suppliers, with the highest purity CBD isolate attracting a premium supply cost.


Best CBD E-Liquid

Finding the best CBD vape oil for you is a matter of trial and error and using the right vape kit. We have a range of options, including full-spectrum CBD eliquid . If you prefer fruitier flavours, then perhaps check out our Ibiza range. 

You can breakdown how you want to take your CBD vape-juice in a handful of ways:

Flavour – Some are made with natural taste others use more conventional pleasurable flavourings to make the experience more palatable

Concentration of CBD – From 1% being the common lowest level right up to 5-10%. The higher the C.B.D. concentration, the more likely to see any benefits.

MG – Similar to concentration, this is the sheer weight of CBD in the e-juice. Some who use more powerful vaporisers and work through liquids more quickly will be more focused on MG than concentration as they know even with a low concentration level they will reach their targeted milligram of CBD level.

Source of CBD – This comes down to whether you want yours made from Isolate or Broad Spectrum which assures zero or close-to-zero THC. Or maybe you want the full benefit of the other plant matter and opt for full spectrum CBD.

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