CBD is a bit of a buzzword at the moment – it seems that everyone is talking about it. From medical professionals to celebrities, beauty gurus and food bloggers, CBD is taking over our high street, and the internet as more people are exposed to its potentially positive effects. Early research of CBD seems to suggest that it helps with healing a range of ailments such as anxiety and depression, and even cancer and fibromyalgia, but if you’re new to the CBD world, it can be difficult to know where to start and to ensure you get the most benefits. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a type of cannabinoid sourced from the cannabis plant, although unlike its more well-known sister-compound, THC, it doesn’t get users high. Most cannabinoids affect the body by attaching to the CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body, brain and immune system. Research has shown, however, that CBD doesn’t attach to either receptor, but guides the body to use more of its own cannabinoids, encouraging homeostasis within the body.

How Should You Consume CBD?

One look at the CBD market and you’ll find oils, pills, balms, creams, edibles and infused drinks, so deciding which way is right for you can be tricky.

Generally, it’s accepted that the quickest way to feel the effects of CBD on the brain is by vaping it or consuming via tinctures (drops or sprays), while other ways like a topical application or ingesting will take longer. Some can feel the effects of vaping in as little as 30 seconds, while drops take around 15-30 minutes to kick in.

While edibles and balms are a nice idea, it can be difficult to know exactly how much CBD you’re getting, they can take a long time to take action and it can be tough to know how much of it is actually absorbed into your body. Furthermore, you often need CBD in much larger quantities, meaning it can be more expensive and potentially not as effective.

CBD Myths to Avoid

Adding CBD vape oil to your regular e-liquid is an absolute no-go. You will only maximise the full benefits by vaping regular or flavoured CBD vape oil on its own. By adding the CBD vape oil to another substance, it will dilute the CBD and no longer give you the same effects.

Somewhere along the way, the terms ‘ CBD drops’ and ‘ CBD oil’ have merged into one, confusing people into using CBD drops, meant for sublingual use, as normal vape oil. Vaping CBD drops is simply not possible, as it’s mixed with virgin olive oil, a substance that can’t be vaped.

If you’re tempted to put your CBD vape oil in a big cloud chasing device, hold fire, as you’re likely to burn your liquid. The trouble with putting CBD vape oil into a sub-ohm device or any e-cigarette with temperature variables is the insufficient research as to if the CBD will still work. 

How to Vape CBD Oil

If vaping CBD seems like the most relevant choice to you, we’d recommend starting out on a lower dosage of CBD Vape Oil and moving up as per your individual needs. If using natural CBD vape oil isn’t to your taste, flavoured CBD Oil is just as beneficial with deliciously fruity aromas.

Vape as often as you feel you need, but avoid chain-vaping. Several strong inhalations should do the trick, and direct-to-lung vapers should need fewer inhalations. An even more effective way to feel the benefits would be to combine a couple of CBD oil drops under your tongue three times a day while vaping in between.

Vape pens are unobtrusive and can go virtually undetected if privacy is something that’s a consideration for you. Given how quickly they’re absorbed, you should feel the effects of CBD fairly immediately, allowing you to get on with your life, enhanced by all the benefits CBD has to offer.

The more complicated the device, the fewer effects you will get. Instead, choose the small Aspire Cobble or an Ex Blank with a V2 Battery convenient for using CBD on the go. 

If you have chronic pain or illness, we absolutely recommend using the Power Cig. With having to vape more frequently in the day, this e-cigarette is perfect for vaping continuously as it doesn’t require stand-alone charging. Simple plug it in via USB and get as much CBD into your system as you need.