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Top 8 tips to choose best CBD Vape oil – All you need to know

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An introduction to CBD Vape oil

As a rapidly burgeoning industry, the merits of CBD are quickly becoming apparent. Providing support for a variety of ailments, fast-acting CBD vape oil can easily be purchased online.There are various terms are used to describe it, ranging from CBD ejuice or e-liquid through to CBD vape oil. It simply describes an extract from the hemp plant that is suspended in an e-liquid solution. During processing, the active ingredient, THC, is removed from the CBD, resulting in a legal product. Therefore, users who inhale CBD vape oil experience sensations of relaxation, rather than getting “high” or “stoned” from the vape. With such a variety of offers in the market it is key to understand more about the product. You might see CBD vape oil referred to as “CBD e liquid” or “CBD vape juice” online. All of these terms refer to the same thing. These products are a mix of CBD, flavouring, plus ingredients such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Read on to hear what are the 8 tips to choose the best CBD vape oil.

CBD oil is an oil-based solution that’s made from the  cannabis plant, and specifically the hemp strain. It usually comes in oil form and is often made using carrier oils such as MCT oil. Like all quality CBD products, CBD oil does not contain THC and won’t give you a high.

What is vaping? 

Although CBD can be administered through a variety of methods, vaping is a popular mode of consumption. Providing an instant hit to the system that supports relaxation. The practice refers to the inhalation of CBD vape juice using a specialised vape device. Following inhalation, the vapour takes between 1-3 minutes to impact the system. With the effects of the initial “hit” lasting several hours on average. The immediacy of this method makes it ideal for users who are prone to anxiety. Providing a soothing sense of solace that can combat feelings of panic. As the juice is free from nicotine, it can also be used by smokers to offset withdrawal symptoms.

The differences between vaping and other methods of taking cbd 

As touched on briefly above, the methods of administration are highly diverse. For some, the rapid effects generated by vaping make it a popular method among users. For others, ingestion may be preferred with capsules, edibles, and beverages all falling within this category. Users who choose this method will typically swill down the consumables with water (similar to other nutritional supplements.) A less common but viable method is a topical application. Where CBD is directly applied to the skin, with a particular focus on areas that are prone to acne or breakouts.  For this method, CBD is absorbed through the epidermis, with infused lotions and salves available from multiple outlets. Additionally, CBD can also be taken sublingually, which expedites the process of absorption. Out of all of the available methods, vaping provides the most immediate effects, diffusing rapidly around the bloodstream, rather than sequentially through several systems.

Top 8 tips to choose the best CBD oil

 

1) What characteristics make a good cbd vape oil?

There are several key characteristics that typify a quality CBD vape oil. First and foremost, ingredients should be clearly labelled on the bottle. With specific percentages of CBD and THC also visible to buyers. Information on product manufacturers can yield further insights; if the manufacturer is accredited by a national body, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, it is likely to have been rigorously tested. As such, these official endorsements typically attest to the quality of the product. Independent laboratory testing is an additional marker of quality. Ideally, you want to source a product that presents less than 0.01% of THC, with no dangerous contaminants on the list that compromise the quality of the product.

2) Will a good CBD E liquid get me high?

What are the legal requirements for selling CBD in the USA and UK today? ( they both require controlled levels of THC , UK is zero and  USA 0.3 %) The shifting, regulatory environment continues to alter requirements for sellers. In the U.S, the legal status of cannabidiol differs across each state, with strict rules governing permissions and levels of public acceptance. However, in the UK, it is considered a legal substance. Validating its status for selling to the public for the purposes of recreational usage. It is important to verify that your CBD vape juice has been independently tested and that the THC levels are verified to be zero. This will ensue you will not get high. 

3) Is CBD vaping addictive and does a good CBD vape contain nicotine? 

This common misconception on CBD vape oil effects stems from myths on derivative elements. Unlike products with THC, CBD vaping is non-addictive, with recent studies on the substance indicating no harmful, long-term effects. Although users may experience initial nausea, and a mild sense of fatigue, this is mostly a rare anomaly. Additionally, the CBD vape fluid itself is free from harmful nicotine a highly addictive substance that can narrow the arterial walls. As such, it provides mild relaxant effects, without raising the risk of addiction. Additional reading can be found with the ULU guide to CBD vaping addiction

 

4) Where to buy the best CBD vape liquids?

The majority of CBD vape liquids and quality CBD products can easily be purchased online. Independent laboratory test certifications can attest to the purity and quality of the product. Both chemists and local health food shops are starting to sell CBD products, including such items as skincare products that feature tinctures of CBD. 

It seems like CBD e-liquid is making an appearance everywhere these days. You probably have already seen it being sold at your local vape shop. With new brands and products coming all the time, it’s hard to know which ones are providing quality and transparency. The advantage of online shopping is that you can take time to verify the credentials of the seller. It will also provide assurances that the product you purchase has zero THC, so it will not get you high.  At ULU we provide extensive testing and analysis of all CBD products we sell.

5) How Much CBD Oil Should I Vape?

The answer to this question is linked to various different factors, such as individual physiology, body mass and tolerance, to average frequency of usage. Unlike other methods of consuming CBD (which have slower rates of absorption) vaping cannabidiol delivers a faster almost instantaneous hit to the system. Providing a sense of calm and composure. The potency and strength of the vape juice itself, and the preferred approaches to vaping, both have a bearing on the result. As a general guide, you should divide the total mg (potency) marked on the label by the total ml (volume) of the bottle. This will provide an indication of the amount of CBD per every 1ml. If you weigh between 80-150 pounds (40 to 75 Kg), a dose of between 12-15mg would be sufficient. If you weigh over 250 pound (125 Kg), you will need between 25-20mg to experience similar benefits.

What is the Strongest CBD Vape Oil?

Currently, our strongest CBD vape oils contain 500mg of CBD content per 10ml bottle (5%) and are intended for people that prefer a relatively concentrated dose of CBD, they come in 6 great flavours.

ULU Strawberry e-liquid 5% CBD, CBD vape oil, CBD vaping
ULU Strawberry e-liquid 5% CBD

6) Vaping CBD for beginners

Vaping of CBD e liquid is essentially the same process that nicotine vape users are accustomed to. It is important to make sure that you are using a CBD e-liquid, and not a normal CBD oil. The differences are sometimes hard to spot, as they are both sold in similar bottles.

Once you have your CBD e liquid , you then require a vaporising device. There are a multiple of devices available on the market. An extensive guide to the different types of vaping can be found in the ULU guide vaping all you need to know.

In summary CBD vape pens  come in both disposable, or rechargeable styles that utilise replaceable tanks. Pod type vapes have also been increasing in popularity for CBD because they use interchangeable pods, which makes it convenient to swap between CBD flavours or even nicotine vape oil.

Here are some tips for beginners on how to vape CBD properly:

  • Fill up your device with CBD e-liquid.
  • Start slow, take a small puff and see how it feels, do not continuously inhale.
  • Experiment with a longer draw on the CBD vape pen, bear in mind you don’t need to hold it in your lungs for longer than a second. Inhale and exhale naturally.
  • You may notice a slightly earthy aftertaste. This is normal with CBD  e-liquid, particularly with higher concentrations of cannabidiol.

 

7) CBD Vaping Effects

There are a number of key areas where vaping CBD can support your wellbeing

CBD Can Improve Anxiety and Depression

Cannabidiol, including the CBD in vape eliquids, is being studied as a potential form of treatment for anxiety, depression and a range of other widespread mental health disorders.

While large-scale studies into CBD oil are still underway, recent studies have found that CBD is a promising treatment for some forms of anxiety and depression. It is being seen as an alternative to classical pharmaceutical solutions where people are raising questions.

For example in animal studies, researchers have found that cannabidiol — the active ingredient in CBD oil — has antidepressant-like effects that are comparable to those of imipramine, a highly popular tricyclic antidepressant that’s used to treat agitation, anxiety and depression.

Studies of CBD in humans have shown that it can help to treat certain forms of anxiety. In a NCBI study from 2011, researchers gave either a 600mg dose of CBD or a non-therapeutic placebo to 24 people with social anxiety disorder. They then asked them to make a four-minute public speech.

According to the study, the people given CBD before the speech showed “significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in their speech performance.” They noted that the cannabinoid “inhibits the fear of speaking in public” in people with a social anxiety disorder.

CBD and Pain

In addition to its benefits as a potential treatment for anxiety and depression, CBD is well known as a natural pain reliever.

There are scientific studies made regarding CBD oil and migraine pain. You can read more with the ULU guide to 7 reasons for taking CBD for migraine.

Although there are few studies of CBD alone as a pain reliever, one study of a mixed CBD and THC product found that it was effective at reducing pain and muscle spasms in people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Another study by the NCBI of the same CBD and THC product found that it was also significantly effective at reducing pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly during movement and rest.

A more recent study by the NCBI from 2017 discovered that  administration of CBD can inhibit and support pain from osteoarthritis. Although this study was an animal study , it has given rise to an increase in human use of CBD oil for arthritis.

 

8) Is vaping safe? 

Whilst there are benefits of vaping CBD oil, it’s also important to consider the safety of vaping. Although the risks of vaping are far lower than cigarettes, all forms of excessive vaping will create some risk of problems with the lungs. This is because the thinning agent used in CBD oils like PG (propylene glycol), can break down into carcinogens. Even when heated at low temperatures as with the ceramic coil vape pen. There is also some evidence that vaping can cause problems with reported pneumonia, in which the fatty globules of oil build up in the airways.

Any newspaper or online report about vaping is also likely to mention the recent spate of deaths and injuries to the lungs of vapers in the USA. However, this has ultimately been linked to the poor quality of carrier oil used within US vapes. In addition, the majority of these cases were linked to cannabis and nicotine vaping – not CBD use. Therefore it is very important that any CBD e liquid that you choose to vape is not created by using vitamin E oil carrier oil.

 

CDC and FDA EVALI report

In February 2020, the CDC and FDA produced a report concerning the risks of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury) in vape users.

The full results of the February 2020 CDC andFDA report in the USA can be found here. But the principle summary of their findings was as follows:

  • National and state data from patient reports and product sample testing show tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most EVALI  cases and play a major role in the outbreak
  • Vitamin E acetate is strongly linked to the EVALI outbreak. Vitamin E acetate has been found in product samples tested by FDA and state laboratories and in patient lung fluid samples tested by CDC from geographically diverse states.
  • Evidence is not sufficient to rule out the contribution of other chemicals of concern, including chemicals in either THC or non-THC products, in some of the reported EVALI cases.

 

Are cannabidiol vapes safe?

Of course, excessive use of vaping will carry some of the above risks, mainly in long-term, heavy users. However, many users of CBD vape juice and e-liquids find that the instantaneous feeling of relaxation and relief they get from vaping means that there is far less need to have a continual habit of puffing and inhaling on their vape pen. So, in this case, the benefits of vaping CBD oil are greater than the risks.

However, to avoid any significant risks, we don’t recommend taking up CBD vaping if you aren’t already a regular vaper. Instead, non-vapers should try one of the other methods of CBD usage and application.

Read our handy infographic guide about the different types of CBD available!

 

Can You Mix normal CBD Oil With Vape Juice?

No. CBD oil drops are designed for use sublingually and are not safe to use with a vaporiser. These products often contain MCT oil and other ingredients that can harm your health if consumed in vapour form.

If you want to vape CBD, you should only use CBD e liquid or CBD vape additives designed for use with e liquid. Do not vape CBD oil tinctures.

You can try the full range of ULU CBD Vape oil 

 

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