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.