More and more people are getting into using CBD Vape juice. CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is one of more than a hundred chemicals that come from the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD will not give you a high when you take it – instead, it’s used as a medicine to treat a range of issues, because of this it’s been legal to take since 2016 in the UK. Some of these issues include anxiety, depression, PTSD, physical issues such as IBS, arthritis, chronic pain and MS. It’s also been linked to many tests showing it has properties that help with cancers, and helps relieve pain and discomfort from both the cancer and the cancer treatment, as well as possibly fighting the cancer itself!
It’s also been linked to another big group of diseases, and that’s the neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers are currently looking at a specific receptor, known as CB1 to learn about the ways that CBD could help people with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, MS, Parkinson’s disease and Stroke. It’s thought currently that CBD oil can reduce the inflammation which can make neurodegenerative symptoms worse, and more research is being done to fully understand how CBD can help neurodegenerative disorders and diseases.
When taking CBD, vaping is the fastest way to get it into your bloodstream, other methods including smoking or ingesting the oils or flowers through baking, though when going through the digestive system it can take longer to see the effects and they may be reduced due to having to travel through this system.
CBD vape juice comes in different strengths, measured in mg per ml. You should start at the lowest strength. Vaping CBD gives your body its effects almost immediately, so you’ll know right away if it’s too much or if you need a higher strength.
Is there a difference between CBD Isolate, and Full Spectrum CBD?
In short, yes. CBD isolate is exactly what it sounds like, the CBD is extracted and separated from the other chemicals in the hemp plant so with a CBD Isolate juice or oil, you’re only getting the CBD.
In full spectrum CBD, you’re also getting a few of the other chemicals such as Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabigerol (CBG), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and Cannabichromevarinic Acid (CBCVA). These chemicals are also responsible for the health benefits you’d get with CBD, and while it’s true that these effects are also present in just CBD, that doesn’t mean that they are equal.
This is down to what’s called the entourage effect. Put simply, the effects created by several chemicals such as in Full Spectrum CBD is higher than any one of these chemicals would create on their own, so you’re likely to see better results with Full Spectrum CBD than you would with CBD Isolate. This means that, as Aristotle once said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.
But doesn’t full spectrum CBD contain THC, which gets you high?
It does, but only very small amounts, which is too low to actually create a high. By UK Law, CBD products have to contain less than 0.2% THC.
Can it help stop smoking?
Actually, yes. There have been studies which indicate that vaping CBD can help users cut down or stop smoking, though it’s not as effective as vaping nicotine.
If you’re using CBD for pain relief, rest assured you can use CBD alongside paracetamol and ibuprofen! You can browse our CBD vape juices here.