CBD liquid

CBD liquids for vaping

Last updated: 07.07.2021

Vape, e-cigarettes and other similar products in which liquids are vaporized have been booming for several years. CBD e-liquids now bring a whole new aspect into play.

CBD is interesting as a natural alternative to chemical drugs. The cannabinoid has a relaxing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antidepressant effect, among other things.

There are hundreds of flavours for vape liquids with CBD. Nobody claims that vaping is healthy. But vapers are definitely less harmful than cigarettes. In fact, the NHS advises people to actively use vaping as a way of stopping smoking cigarettes.

Here we're try to answer the important questions regarding vaping CBD liquids.

CBD liquid

CBD liquid... in a nutshell

  • CBD liquid is consumed using vape pens. This is an area that has become significantly popular with people who wish to reduce their tobacco intake.
  • CBD liquids go straight into the blood. So you can immediately assess whether and how CBD works for you after the first few puffs.
  • There are huge differences in dosages and compositions. You should pay attention to the percentage of CBD, not the size of the bottle.
  • Scientific tests suggest that CBD liquids could potentially help you quit smoking.

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.

Nordic Oil

Here you will find e-liquids with a CBD content of 1%, 3% or 5% and the following flavours:

  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon & mint
  • Blueberry & Mint
  • Peppermint
  • Mango
  • Watermelon & mint
  • Grape mint
We Love: The 3% CBD vape liquid with blueberry and mint flavour!

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.

CBD is said to have a relaxing, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and analgesic effect, among other things. Many people also use it to help them fall asleep or calm down.

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.

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Scientific tests suggest that CBD liquids could potentially help you quit smoking.

CBD liquids: our favourites at a glance

Naturecan CBD E-Liquid

Nordic Oil CBD E-Liquid

Neurogold CBD E-Liquid

CBD content 2.5%, 5%, 10% 1%, 3%, 5% 3%
Vegan? Yes Yes Yes
Flavors Menthol, strawberry, lemon 11 different flavors Strawberry, melon, cannabis flavor
Nicotine content Nicotine free Nicotine free Nicotine free
THC content THC free THC free THC free
Price incl. VAT. Between € 16.99 / 10 ml and € 54.99 / 10 ml Between € 16.95 / 10 ml and € 46.95 / 10 ml € 19.99 / 10 ml

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.

Fast action through the bloodstream

The main advantage of liquids over taking CBD with food is the speed of action. Through the vaporizer, the active ingredient reaches the bloodstream via the respiratory tract and acts there almost immediately.

This isn't the case with CBD products that are consumed via the stomach, as the product has to pass through your digestive system and takes longer for the effect to be felt.

The actual way in which CBD by vaping gets into your bloodstream is similar to the sublingual ingestion, i.e. where you drip CBD oil under your tongue (the oil is not actually swallowed).

One advantage for vaping over drops of CBD oil under the tongue is that some people don't particularly like the earthy taste of CBD oil.

With CBD liquids, different flavours are available for vaping. Other CBD liquids are also available with a natural hemp flavour.

The good thing about CBD liquids is that you can feel the effect straight after a few puffs, which means you can manage your dosage yourself.

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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.

Does CBD liquid have side effects?

In general, CBD has hardly any side effects and is not considered dangerous. Possible CBD side effects (covered in more detail here) occur only occasionally and mostly in mild form. The known side effects of CBD include fatigue, indigestion, changes in appetite and a dry mouth. To avoid these side effects (which we will repeat are reported as rare and quite weak), you could slowly approach your ideal CBD dose.

It's worth noting that with CBD generally CBD Liquid in particular you don't run the risk of a dangerous CBD overdose. Even if you consume a significantly more CBD than the recommended amount, then the worst that can be expected is increased side effects.

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.

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One advantage for vaping over drops of CBD oil under the tongue is that some people don't particularly like the earthy taste of CBD oil.

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.

Note: You cannot vapourise CBD oil under any circumstances. This clogs the e-cigarette.

Which is better - CBD oil or CBD liquid?

This is a good question, because both CBD oils and CBD liquids have their advantages. It all depends on your preferences and maybe your experiences.

Benefits

Disadvantages

CBD liquid
  • Very quick effect
  • Many flavors
  • High bioavailability
  • Can help quit smoking
  • A little more complex
  • Missing long-term studies regarding health aspects
CBD oil
  • Good for beginners
  • Easy to take
  • Precise dosage possible
  • Taste not pleasant for every person

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.

What are the common amounts of CBD in the liquids?

Most commercially available CBD liquids contain between 100-1000 mg of CBD in a 10 ml bottle. A 100 mg CBD liquid has a CBD content of 1% in a 10 ml bottle. A 1000 mg CBD liquid in the same size then has 10% CBD content. More rarely, there are also 2,000 and 3,000 mg of CBD liquids per 10 ml.

Definitely don't let the size of the bottle confuse you. It's a basic trick that people fall for, basically that bigger is better! However, in a 10 ml bottle, 300 mg of CBD is different from the same amount in a large 100 ml bottle.

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.

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E-liquids to quit smoking?

Did you know that only up to 3% of smokers manage to quit smoking without professional help?

One of the reasons that e-cigarettes, including vape, are so popular is their reputation for making it easier to stop smoking cigarettes. This effect has not been scientifically proven and the products are not marketed with this effect.

There are also many reports that e-cigarettes are said to have helped when the conventional treatment methods of the pharmaceutical industry (nicotine patches or even hypnosis) did not help.

The puff when smoking is simulated by the vaping of the e-cigarette, which suits the smoking habit. In addition, the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes can be selected individually and then gradually reduced.

E-cigarettes contain fewer harmful substances than cigarettes, which is obviously positive. However, the actual addiction in smoking is caused by nicotine, which is still included in some vape liquids. We would advise to steer clear or CBD liquids that contain nicotine, unless you are on a path to reducing your nicotine in take as part of quitting smoking.

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.

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Did you know that only up to 3% of smokers manage to quit smoking without professional help?

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.

What flavours are there?

Flavourings can simply be added to liquids. They are available in hundreds of flavours such as fruits, drinks, sweets and tobacco.

Popular flavours for liquids include mint, mango and strawberry. There is also natural hemp flavor for CBD liquids, which many people love to vape.

In our experience, it often takes 10-15 puffs for the flavour of e-liquids to fully develop. At first it can taste a bit artificial or industrial.

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.

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Popular flavours for liquids include mint, mango and strawberry. There is also natural hemp flavor for CBD liquids, which many people love to vape.

Where can you buy CBD liquids in the UK?

You can buy CBD liquids in local hemp shops or on the internet, where there is the largest selection. Apart from Amazon, the manufacturers' online shops in particular offer a good point of contact where you can order CBD liquid safely and with buyer protection.

Like all CBD products, CBD liquids are not necessarily cheap. In the future we will offer discount codes that help lessen the cost!

A final reminder...
The size of the bottle is not actually the key to selecting a CBD liquid - it's the CBD percentage you need to know - 100 mg in 10 ml corresponds to only 1% CBD!
Under no circumstances smoke CBD oil - it will clog the vape
It is best to vape nicotine-free
Do not buy cheap products as there is a risk of impurity and imprecise active ingredient content
Pay attention to purity: No pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals
Pay attention to organic certificates and a gentle production method, such as the supercritical CO2 extraction process

Additional Information

  • Can you get high from CBD liquid


    No. CBD is not psychoactive. Due to its relationship to THC, CBD is quickly frowned upon as a drug, these are different active ingredients. The cannabinoids of the hemp plant can have a relaxing effect, but do not produce any intoxicating effects. Unlike THC, they don't get you high either.

  • How should you store CBD liquid?


    You should store CBD e-liquid in a cool, dry and airtight place. Under no circumstances should the liquids be stored in the sun, near a heater or other heat sources. You can also store the CBD Liquid in the refrigerator, but here it becomes a little thicker. Before you want to vape it, you should let it come back to room temperature.

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