CBD products have taken the world by storm and it's no surprise, considering the diverse range of product types, its applications and its potential health benefits.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of over a hundred different cannabinoids found within hemp plants that is extracted and used for many reported wellness applications. It is a non-psychoactive compound, which means it won't give you psychological effects or a high like experience - it is the cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is psychoactive.
In recent years it has become incredibly popular to vape CBD using a pen or e-cigarette like device, including disposable vape pens. Vaping CBD is very simple and enjoyable, and you can begin to feel the effects within 15 to 30 minutes, which is much faster than other methods.
In this beginner's guide to using CBD vape oil, we will look at everything you need to know to get started, and what to look for in a brand. At ICE Headshop we stock only the best CBD vapes and e-liquids, so why not take a look today?
What is CBD vape oil and what does it do?
Vaping CBD vape oil is one of the quickest and most effective ways of getting your CBD dose. CBD vape oil is carefully extracted from hemp and cannabis plants and then blended with a carrier oil for use in your vaping device. When the vapour is inhaled the CBD content gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream, meaning that the effects can usually be felt very quickly.
Once inhaled or ingested CBD interacts with a system found within our bodies called 'The endocannabinoid system' that is responsible for helping maintain and regulate things like:
- Mood, emotional responses and stress levels
- Pain management
- Sleep patterns
Learn more by reading our endocannabinoid system guide.
CBD vape juice is typically made using a combination of CBD and cannabinoid extract and a carrier oil. Often there are other ingredients that are used to add flavour and enhance the vaping experience. The quality of the CBD found within your CBD vape juice depends on the manufacturer of the product. Our advice is to always shop for reputable manufacturers, ideally ones that can provide lab analysis or 3rd party lab test results proving the purity and strength of the cannabinoids.
It is possible to get CBD vape liquid, CBD e liquids and CBD vape juice for refillable vape pens and devices as well as replacement pods and disposable vapes that come in a range of strengths and flavours.
At ICE Headshop, our expert team have spent more than a decade scouring the global CBD market, sourcing the finest CBD e-liquids, CBD oils, pure CBD, and other high quality CBD products so that you can find an extensive range all in one place.
Full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate
Some CBD vape juices and oil contain other cannabinoids, these will be broad or full spectrum CBD products. If you are looking for a pure CBD product then look for products that are made using CBD isolate.
Full spectrum CBD and broad spectrum CBD products contain a percentage of other cannabinoids. Full spectrum contains all of the constituent cannabinoids, including a very low amount of THC, and broad spectrum products contain all of the other constituent cannabinoids but no THC.
CBD vape juice ingredients, flavours and strengths
CBD vape juice and CBD e-liquids come in a staggering range of delicious flavours, strengths and each boasts its own unique cannabinoid profile. The concentration varies product-to-product and concentrations usually range from between 100mg CBD to 1000mg CBD.
CBD liquids are composed of a few ingredients:
CBD extract - There are a few different methods of extracting CBD and the varying methods yield different results. The method of extraction used will have an impact on the quality and composition of the CBD extract. The most commonly used methods of extraction are CO2 extraction, oil extraction, distillation, and solvent extraction.
Carrier oil - CBD e-liquids use a carrier liquid to create vapour when used. The two most commonly used (and also the two deemed safe for inhalation) are Propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG).
Flavourings - Some flavours are made of natural ingredients and some are artificial, you will find them in hundreds of flavours like tobacco, blueberry muffin, coffee, chocolate etc. There are some really exciting and very tasty flavours out there.
Extra additives - Some manufacturers add terpenes and extra cannabinoids to enhance the effects of the product and its flavour. Not all CBD e-liquids have extra additives. We recommend always checking your product specifications before purchasing.
CBD vape liquids are measured mg per ml or sometimes a percentage. Dosage will depend on entirely personal factors including things like weight, rate of metabolism, how much potential relief you require, and more.
A rough guide would be:
- Low dose - 10-15 mg CBD
- Medium dose - 15-30mg CBD
- High dose - 30-50mg + CBD
Always start with a low dose and build it up slowly until you reach your desired results, and always consult your healthcare professional before vaping CBD.
Choose for your needs
Choosing the right CBD vape device, CBD e-liquid or vape kit depends entirely on your personal preferences. The best CBD vape for you is the one that matches your strength and flavour needs, and one that performs well in your vape pen or other vaping device.
You will get the most potential health benefits when you pick a product that matches your strength needs and when you stick to the product guidelines. Products will state strength and recommended dosage and quality manufacturers should provide a lab analysis.
How to get started vaping CBD
Getting started with vaping has never been easier, there are many options for flavours, styles of vape pen and even customisable vape pens. When purchasing CBD products use a reputable retailer that sources its CBD from the best manufacturers from across the globe.
Our top tips are;
- Shop from a well known retailer that provides plenty of information about its products -transparency and certification is recommended
- Opt for products with a lab analysis or 3rd party lab test to ensure the quality of your products
- Always follow recommended guidelines for use and dosage for best results
- Take gentle and slow puffs - puffing hard and fast can cause your device to overheat and malfunction
- Start with a low strength CBD; you can build up slowly until you reach your desired results
For beginners there are plenty of starter kits that include everything you could need to get vaping CBD right away. Our kits offer great value and come with some of our favourite high quality CBD products There is a choice of flavours and strengths and optional added extras too.
Disposable CBD vape pens
If you're looking for something really quick and simple then you should consider a disposable vape. Disposable vapes come in many flavours - simply open and start puffing right away. As well as offering great tasting vapes, they don't need any preparation and can help you manage your dosage easily.
What to look out for in a brand
Choosing your brand correctly is the key to a successful CBD purchase. What is important is that you know the legitimacy of the product you are buying and the quality of its contents. With such a booming market it is no surprise that there are a few bootleg and unregulated products around, and these products contain either no cannabinoids, unwanted contaminants, or even contain far too many cannabinoids including THC.
There are plenty of new and innovative products on the market and some of the leading brands are pushing the limits of what is possible. Top brands like Holy Grail, Orange County, CBGX and CBDFX (just to name a few) offer the latest technology, flavours, and style in CBD vape.
When picking a trusted brand, look for reviews, 3rd party lab test results, and always buy from a reputable retailer.
You can also look for products that use recyclable materials, vegan recipes and use responsibly sourced hemp. As we are heading towards global goals of sustainability, you can see many CBD manufacturers becoming more eco-friendly and sustainable, meaning there are many innovative products that are less harmful to the planet arriving in the marketplace.
Look for the usual logos and check product and manufacturer blurbs for more information on what you're purchasing.
CBD vape oil FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about CBD vaping - if you would like more detailed information, please explore our in-depth guides on our blog.
What are CBD vape benefits?
CBD is used to help manage a wide range of symptoms, as well as to aid in sports recovery and for cosmetic uses, or purely for relaxation and enjoyment.
Let us look at a few of the main benefits of vaping CBD:
- The effect of vaping CBD can be felt in as little as 15 minutes meaning that you can get fast results as and when you want them
- You can choose between hundreds of flavours and strengths to find a CBD vape to match your needs and dosage requirements
- CBD vaping takes little or no preparation time and the devices can be easily transported in a pocket or bag, especially disposable vape pens
- Vaping CBD is quick and easy and discreet
Are there any potential side effects of vaping CBD?
What is worth noting is that vape products may not be suitable for people with certain lung conditions or respiratory issues. Although CBD is well tolerated by many users there are a few potential minor side effects to consider, these can be things like nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, irritation or sensitivity to the mouth or throat, and dizziness.
If you get any unwanted side effects or have any concerns, stop vaping and contact your healthcare professional immediately.
Is vaping CBD legal in the UK?
Vaping CBD is legal in the UK, and much of Europe, the US and Canada. However, you should always check the law and regulations where you are.
If you're planning on going abroad and plan to travel with your CBD vape, you will 100% need to check the legality of CBD products at your country of destination. Some countries carry penalties for importing illegal substances, and this can include a prison sentence, so make sure to check before you go.
Contact the ICE Headshop team
If you have any questions about any of our products or would like to speak with one of our CBD experts then don't hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to discuss our products with you and we will help guide you to the right purchase.
Disclaimer: Please note that you must be 18 years or older to purchase CBD products. All claims and effects of CBD have been regulated by the MHRA since 2016 and distributors require a license from the MHRA to make any medical claims. Claims are opinion based and non-scientific, and while we may discuss the opinions people share, they are not our own. Our CBD is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease. Although we can advocate its calming & healthy properties it is in no way intended for medicinal use.