Lucky-box CBD stocks different types of CBD oil e-liquid and CBD vape starter kits. But what is CBD? What are the benefits of vaping CBD? Can vaping CBD get you high? Is CBD Isolate better than Full Spectrum CBD? What the heck are terpenes?
This comprehensive guide should explain everything you need to know about CBD oil, and why it has become such a popular addition to vape juice.
Can vaping CBD oil e-liquid get you high?
If you are looking for a vape liquid that will get you high, you need to look for one that contains high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, you won’t find any on our site as the THC component of cannabis is still classified as a Class B controlled drug in the UK, and therefore illegal to sell and to purchase.
WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD?
Full spectrum CBD means that the product contains Cannabinoids derived from the whole cannabis or hemp plant. This means that the product contains naturally occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, proteins, and trace amounts of THC.
Our Full Spectrum CBD e-liquids fall under the legal 0.3% THC restriction,
WHAT IS AN ISOLATE?
Full spectrum CBD contains trace amounts (0.3 percent) of THC, while CBD
isolate is a pure isolated Cannabidiol with plant material removed.
CBD Isolate is a lower cost per milligram product.
Our Isolate ranges contain only CBD.
Is CBD oil legal in the UK?
The law changed on 13th October 2016 in the UK to recognize CBD as a medicine. Numerous studies have been carried out, and standards have been established to ensure the quality and safety of CBD, and protect people's health and well-being. Any CBD containing product is now legally considered by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) to be medicinal.
What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 active cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is second only to THC for its abundance within the plant and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s make-up.
Let's get scientific - what is a cannabinoid?
There are two main types of cannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are produced within the cannabis plant (Phyto being the Greek word for plant)
Endocannabinoids are produced within the body (Endo being a prefix from Greek meaning ‘from within’).
Endocannabinoids are the clever little blighters that help to keep our body regulated and balanced. If you are too hot, it will cool you down. If you’re running low on fuel, blood sugar, or liquid, it will send hunger or thirst signals. If you’re stressed it will regulate your heart rate.
One of the fundamental concepts of biology is ‘Homeostasis’ - the maintenance of a constant internal environment. To achieve this, the body goes through a series of checks and balances; and this is all influenced by our endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is made up of a series of cannabinoid receptors throughout the nervous system and the immune system. A receptor is a protein molecule found on the surface of cells that receives chemical signals and when it does so, it affects some form of cellular/tissue response. Receptors can only receive and respond to the chemical signal if it can ‘bind’, and for this to happen, it has to be a perfect match.
Cannabinoid receptors can bind to, and be activated by the endocannabinoids (already present in our body), or external cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC. By allowing these plant compounds into your body, they can directly influence the areas that are regulated by the endocannabinoid system.
Keep your balance - the benefits of CBD oil
The cannabinoids found in cannabis have been shown to offer therapeutic benefits for numerous conditions associated with an imbalance in the body’s homeostasis. However, it has also been discovered that CBD, in particular, has the ability to influence a wider range of receptors than just the cannabinoid variety. This may be the reason that it is showing results across such a wide range of medical uses.
Anxiety and panic disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Type 1 diabetes
The clinical trials continue; and researchers are also looking into the effects of CBD on Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, obesity, epilepsy, respiratory diseases, and even cancer.
There is also evidence to suggest that CBD can increase the levels of the body’s own endocannabinoids, by obstructing the enzymes that break them down. As cannabinoid deficiency can be implicated in a number of age-related illnesses, this is particularly positive news.
Does CBD oil have any negative effects?
There is still little long-term data available on the negative implications of CBD. However, many short-term trials have found that CBD is well tolerated in adults across a wide range of doses.
To date, there have been no significant side effects to the central nervous system, or effects on the mood or vital signs of users.
Some people have reported feelings of tiredness and/or changes to appetite.
Where is the CBD oil in e-liquid extracted from?
The CBD that can be found in our ranges of CBD vape juice is extracted from the variety of the cannabis plant, known as hemp.
Hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis sativa plant, but they are very different.
Hemp has a long history of use, including hemp seed oil and hemp fibers for rope and blankets. Unlike marijuana, it is not grown for its buds, but rather its CBD rich stems and seeds. The buds of cannabis sativa plants are where you will find the majority of the THC compound. Since hemp contains much higher amounts of the required CBD, hemp is the perfect source of CBD oil extraction.
Why does CBD oil work so well in e-cigarettes?
The use of e-cigarettes is rising at a meteoric rate. CBD oil vaporizes at approximately 200℃ which is perfect for use within an e-cig. It is nicotine free and does not produce a high.
In conjunction with vaping, there is promising evidence that CBD use may help people to quit smoking. A pilot study posted to Addictive Behaviours found that smokers who used an inhaler containing the CBD compound smoked fewer cigarettes but did not have any additional craving for nicotine.
When you inhale the CBD vapor, you’re allowing compounds originally produced by a plant to enter your body, travel through your bloodstream, and enter your brain. Other than intravenous application, it is one of the fastest methods of getting the benefits from the CBD oil.
What strength of CBD oil should I vape?
When you first select a vape liquid containing nicotine to help you to quit smoking, the advice is to start with a dose that most closely resembles your smoking habit, and work your way down.
However, with vape juice containing CBD oil, the advice is entirely the opposite.
Start with a vape liquid containing the lowest dose of CBD oil (100mg per 10ml is the lowest dose we have available). Vaping CBD has an immediate effect, so you'll be able to tell whether it has the desired outcome. Be mindful of the effects of the dose before taking more, this will prevent you from raising your tolerance level too quickly. For best results, use with none-nicotine based juices only.
Are there benefits from choosing a CBD oil e-liquid with terpenes?
Certain terpene flavor profiles are famous in the world of medical (and recreational) marijuana and can be found in both the sativa and indica strains of cannabis.
What on earth is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is an extremely rare condition that has been only been diagnosed in heavy, long-term cannabis users. Often mistakenly diagnosed as Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS), CHS is described as an uncommon form of cannabinoid toxicity that can develop from chronic usage.
It has yet to be identified in any vapers of CBD.
We’ve tried to answer as many of the most frequently asked questions regarding CBD oil e Liquid as we can within this guide. However, we’re always here to answer any other queries or concerns that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any help.