With the recognition of the medical value of CBD, a wave of “legalization of industrial cannabis” has been launched around the world, and CBD Oil has become one of the simplest and most effective ways to utilize its medical properties.
In addition, the use of CBD in e-cigarettes has proven to provide more bioavailability than “edible” or “oral” methods. What exactly is the CBD oil, and what are the differences between them? Today Vapebiz is here to give you a briefing.
The basic classification of CBD oil
- Full Spectrum CBD oil: Full spectrum CBD oil. It contains all the original substances of cannabis (hemp) plants, such as other cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, CBL, CBCVA, terpenes, and aromatics.
- Pure CBD Isolate oil: Isolated pure CBD oil with all other original substances removed, only the CBD is left. This applies where other cannabinoid effects are less important, such as food processing.
- CBD + CBDa oil: CBD oil with increased CBDa. It is known to have an additional anti-inflammatory effect and is particularly suitable for treating symptoms such as inflammation and chronic pain. Studies have shown that cannabinoids in CBD full-spectrum oils have an “entourage effect”, and that their greatest effect is the interaction of CBD with other compounds, not just the CBD itself. Therefore, for most ordinary users, high-quality CBD full spectrum oil is a better and more effective choice.
- CBD e-liquid: Generally, Pure CBD Isolate Oil is blended with VG and PG, and other fragrances and reagents are added. The calculation method and usage method are also different from those of general CBD Oil, and it needs to be used through a dedicated electronic cigarette device.
Most of the CBD oil products on the market are full-spectrum oils, the purity of which is more than 99%, and some are 100% CBD. As mentioned above, it is better to choose full-spectrum oil.
CBD E-Liquid Concentration
CBD oils come in a variety of concentrations ranging from 1% to 20%, the most common being 5%. Studies have shown that this is the most suitable dose for the average user, below 5% due to the greater dilution, active substance are proportionally reduced, and higher concentrations such as 20% are more suitable for users with more serious illness.
CBD Content Marking: Percentage or Weight?
When we buy CBD e-liquid, we often find different markings of CBD content labels, sometimes showing 5%, sometimes showing 500mg.
Generally speaking, the CBD oil produced in Europe will show the concentration in percentage as well in weight (mg). While the CBD produced in North America shows only the content in weight, and the concentration is rarely marked. Although both concentration and weight help the user to identify and calculate the amount of use, the concentration is usually confusing and is not as easy to understand the exact content as weight.
In addition, it is worth noticing that the 5% nicotine e-liquid is completely different from the 5% CBD e-liquid.
How to Convert Concentration and Content?
Generally, the base oil in CBD oil is coconut oil (density of about 0.9g/ml). Coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids: easy to digest, hard to be converted into fat, antibacterial and anti-fungal, smaller molecules, easier cell penetration, immediate energy production and metabolism in the liver.
Therefore, the density of CBD oil products can be calculated as 0.9g/ml.
The following are two examples of common products:
A. 500mg, 5.6%, 10ml, priced at $39.99
B. 1000mg, 11.1%, 10ml, priced at $69.99
The A oil is a total capacity of 10ml (about 9000mg) containing 500mg of CBD, 500mg/9000mg is 5.6%; B oil total capacity of 9000mg contains 1000mg CBD, the concentration is 11.1%.
How Do You Choose?
From the cost performance, oil A is about $0.62/mg, oil B is about $0.54/mg, it is obvious that oil B is more cost-effective.
The same is 10ml, 1000mg is necessarily more rich in CBD than 500mg, the concentration of B is more suitable for consumers with more severe illness. Of course, some people think that it is ok to adjust the dosage. One drop of oil B is equivalent to two drops of oil A. In fact, this statement is also true.
However, sometimes it is not obvious to calculate the dosage by concentration to calculate the dosage. Therefore, products in North America are directly labeled with the CBD content mg. We only need to grasp the number of mg each time we need to use. However, in the end, it is necessary to look at the type of oil to determine the concentration of the CBD oil products in the same category, and not to compare them with different categories.
How to Use CBD Oil
Shake the well before opening it. Then use the dropper to take the oil (the product label will tell you how many milligrams the dropper contains); then drop the oil under the tongue, or drop it on the teaspoon, then put it under the tongue.
Keep the oil under the tongue for at least 1 to 2 minutes so that the active substance is absorbed into the blood through the mucosa of the tongue.
The CBD will take effect in about 15 minutes and peak in about 60 minutes. During the process, you will feel the body gradually relaxed, and the pain slowly relieved. However, certain conditions may require a continuous intake of CBD oil for days before it takes effects.
Efficacy of CBD oil varies from individual physical conditions. If you have not noticed any effects within a few days, you can increase the dose by 10mg each time.
On the other hand, there are two ways to use CBD Liquid, one is a pre-filled cigarette-type electronic cigarette, and the other is used for large smoke equipment and oil-filled electronic cigarettes.
Unlike sublingual CBD oil, CBD e-liquid mostly contains 500 mg to 1000 mg of CBD. The ingestion method is to vape the oil into the lung and then absorbed into the blood circulation system.
At present, there are few studies on the efficacy of CBD e-liquid, thus CBD effective duration in the human body is not confirmed yet. However, like traditional cannabis products, it’s popularity comes from the indigestion method: inhalation like smoking a cigarette. Many people are keen to use CBD electronic cigarettes to alleviate related diseases.
How Is CBD Metabolised?
Before the CBD oil and its natural substances disappear from the body, it is usually metabolized first. Metabolism occurs mainly in the liver, but other organs such as the skin, stomach, lungs, brain, and kidneys are also involved in metabolism.
Metabolism occurs in two phases: a first-stage reaction, which is made polar (water-soluble) by oxidation, reduction or hydrolysis; and a second stage, conjugated by acetylation or methylation. This increases the water solubility and polarity of the drug and can be more easily excreted through the kidneys or bile.
How Is the CBD Stored?
Many people will put it in the refrigerator, which is wrong. Because it will make the oil too thick to dispense from the dropper.
CBD oil products should be kept at room temperature, avoid exposure to light and moisture. That’s why most of the CBD oils are stored in dark bottles, just like the CBD water Vapebiz mentioned previously.
As for CBD e-liquid, it can’t be refrigerated. It needs to be placed in high temperature and invisible light. It is worth noting that the ambient temperature in the equatorial region is always high. Although the research has confirmed that the temperature has little effect on the CBD e-liquid, Vapebiz suggests that it is better to put it in a cool and dry place because of other additives in CBD e-liquid that may be damaged by high temperature.