Naturecan CBD E-Liquid
Naturecan's CBD e-liquid meets all of our requirements:
- High quality herbal ingredients, 100% vegan
- Natural flavors and propylene glycol for flavor
- Nicotine and THC free
- 7-step testing process
- GMO-free (not genetically modified!)
- Special extraction process to filter out unnatural substances
- Independent CBD analysis certificates ensure the quality
We also find Naturcan's choice of CBD dosage to work well for different people's requirements. Beginners can choose 250 mg CBD per 10 ml, experienced users 500 mg or the CBD Liquid with 1000 mg per 10 ml.
You can also choose between menthol, strawberry and lemon flavours.
So... what is CBD anyway?
First of all, it's worth recapping that vaping CBD liquids is not the same as smoking weed! This is still occasionally confused by some people, often those who are new to CBD.
CBD is the short hand term from cannabidiol, which is a "cannabinoid" and one of the active ingredients of the cannabis and hemp plant.
In contrast to the more well-known (even if only for its effect!) active ingredient of the cannabis plant, THC, CBD does not lead to a state of intoxication (so CBD does not get you high!).
On the contrary, CBD can even counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. The World Health Organisation also confirms that CBD is a safe substance.
CBD can be consumed through various products, but here we are dealing with vapes, CBD liquids and e-liquids.
What are e-liquids and which e-cigarettes are there?
E-liquid, also known as vape liquid, is the name of the liquid that is put into the cartridge of vape pens and e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are known by many different names: e-cigs, e-shisha, vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, sub-ohms and mods. However, we're essentially talking about the same thing.
Every type of e-cigarette has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Some models, like the Sub-Ohm, steam more than others and are more reminiscent of a shisha.
Vape pens have more draw and are reminiscent of cigarettes. Some last longer, others are single-use models. When choosing the right e-cigarette, it depends on your personal taste. We advise beginners to get good advice in their local vape shop.
The physics behind the e-cigs are not that easy to understand for beginners. In roughly simplified terms, the vaping principle is the same for all e-cigarettes:
When switched on, an internal coil is heated, which leads to the evaporation of the e-liquid in the cartridge (tank). The steam is inhaled, which means that the CBD gets into the bloodstream via the membranes of the lungs.
CBD liquids: what is actually being vaporised?
A base liquid made from propylene glycol (PG E1520) and / or vegetable glycerin (VG E422) as well as water is used for the production of CBD liquids. This mixture can be mixed with flavor concentrates and / or nicotine.
Propylene glycol (PG) is a good flavour carrier. E-liquids with a high PG content therefore regularly taste a little more intense. Vegetable glycerin (VG) ensures thick vapor in the e-liquid.
Therefore, be sure to pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions: typical liquids contain around 70% PG / 30% VG or 50% PG / 50% VG .
For CBD liquids, CBD is then added. This can be done either by dissolving CBD crystals or by adding pure hemp extract.
One way of extracting CBD from the hemp plant is the supercritical CO2 extraction process. This means that plant parts are separated from one another with the help of pressure and temperature. This manufacturing process is considered to be particularly gentle.
In the UK, industrial hemp varieties are subject to strict conditions for commercial cultivation released which means the THC content of this plant must be low and the resultant CBD product should actually have no THC inside based on UK law.
And how does the CBD work in the body?
CBD, taken in any form including vape liquids, interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is an endogenous system that can work together with different kinds of cannabinoids, including exogenous (e.g. CBD) and endogenous (e.g. anandamide) cannabinoids.
The ECS plays an important role in many different processes in the body and can regulate the inhibition and release of messenger substances. We won't go too much into the science side of things as that is covered in more depth on other pages on our site.
Through its interaction with our body's ECS, CBD liquid can have anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, analgesic and calming effects. As such, CBD could be helpful for a lot of ailments like sleep disorders, depression or anxiety, epilepsy, addictions, migraines and arthritis. CBD can also be helpful for various skin diseases or pain.
Due to the fact that CBD is supposed to reduce stress and can also strengthen the immune system, it's conceivable that CBD liquids could be used for this purpose.
The interaction with the endocannabinoid system can also ensure a balanced homeostasis.
Vaping the CBD liquids
To vape the CBD liquid, you simply have to fill the liquid into the cartridge, let the atomizer head fill up briefly and then you can start.
In our experience, the "throat hit" with CBD liquids is a lot weaker than with nicotine (or THC). So the lungs are not so strongly stimulated.
So far we have always used nicotine-free CBD liquid. But it will be different with CBD liquids with nicotine. At very high dosages (from 10% CBD) you can feel a good throat hit.
To be fully effective, we believe that the steam should be held in the lungs for about 5 seconds.
The type of vape is of course important for the development of vapour. The vapour from vape pens or juuls is barely noticeable even in closed rooms. Mods add a lot of steam, which can be a lot of fun.
How high should the mg portion be?
As a principle, we do not give our readers exact dosage recommendations. This is because everyone has to determine what feels good and works for themselves. Everyone absorbs the substance differently and each person is built differently and has individual tolerances.
One often reads that it is advisable to start with a low dose and then gradually increase as necessary. We can agree with this from our experience. With CBD liquids, this is basically no different than with CBD oil.
It's worth knowing, though, that with a high concentration CBD liquid, you will feel the effect immediately after the first few puffs on the e-cigarette.
Because the CBD is absorbed directly through the mucous membranes. In this way you can control your dosage individually, i.e. if you feel a pleasant effect straight after the first few puffs, then the dosage was just right for you.
If the dosage is too low, you will have to vape a lot more before it has any effect.
If you get unwanted effects with the liquids then you should of course stop immediately.
Can I mix my CBD liquid myself?
A Google or YouTube search brings up dozens of instructions for mixing CBD liquids yourself. For this purpose, a basic mixture of PG / VG is used, in which mostly CBD crystals are then dissolved. The desired aroma concentrates can then be added to this.
If you are familiar with liquids, mixing them yourself is a good thing. You can dose yourself what and how much you steam. However, the layperson should steer clear of this without expert help.
The dosage is not easy to make - the quantities, duration and temperatures have to be right, but it is worth trying if you are familiar and skilled enough with creating your own vape liquids.
Could the CBD in the liquids help me quit smoking?
There are actually first tests that suggest this. CBD could have the potential to relieve cravings for cigarettes and reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
However, further tests and studies are required to confirm these results and also to determine the long-term effects in more detail.
In trials at University College London with volunteer test subjects, cigarette consumption was reduced by 40% as a result of using CBD.
Interestingly, consumption was only reduced in those people who used a CBD inhaler. No reduction was found in the test group with placebo.
This result was also confirmed in later follow-up examinations, whereby a certain retention of the effect found.
From this study, it is believed that CBD, which interacts with the endocannabinoid system, can influence memory and memory processes.
So it would be conceivable that the reward function of a cigarette is no longer viewed as a reward at all and the memory of what it is like to smoke a cigarette is diminished.
Are CBD liquids legal?
Each country takes a different approach to the legality of CBD, with the UK's position laid out here. There is an added consideration for CBD liquids (as opposed to CBD generally) of the inclusion of nicotine. In short, any CBD liquids for use in e-cigartettes should comply with the UK e-cigarette regulation, which has the following requirements and restrictions:
restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml
restrict the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml
restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml
require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident
ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine
include new labelling requirements and warnings
require all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to MHRA before they can be sold
Can I drive while taking CBD Liquid?
CBD with no THC (or other controlled substances) is legal, so you should be able to drive whilst using CBD. It's worth remembering though that people sometimes feel drowsiness as a side effect of CBD. It makes sense, then, to familiarise yourself with CBD and the effect it has on your body before even considering driving.
If you were to be tested for drugs after taking CBD, then CBD should not ordinarily cause you to fail a drugs test. However, there is no simple answer on this front as it often depends on employers' codes of conduct. In short though, if there is no THC then you should not fail a drug test - the key is to stick to high quality products where you know they meet the UK's legal requirements.