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Learn why CBD is a global phenomenon with our cannabidiol guide

Have you heard of CBD? Chances are that if you’ve been near a vape store or a health food shop in the past year you’ll have seen an increasing amount of shelf space dedicated to CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol. There are now over 1.6 million regular CBD users in the UK, and that number is rising rapidly every single day. The question remains: why is CBD experiencing such a boon?

At E-liquids.com, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative new vape juices, so when we saw that CBD vaping was beginning to take off, we got stuck in. We dedicated part of our team to learning everything they could about CBD, including what it was, how it works and how to take it. Now we’re back with our findings. 

If you’ve got any questions about buying CBD, we’re here to help. Taking that first step can be daunting, but learning the fundamentals before you buy CBD is always the best tactic. It looks like CBD is here to stay, and it’s time for you to find out why. 

What is CBD?

The first step to grasping why CBD has become such a universally used product is understanding exactly what it is. CBD is a shortened version of the word cannabidiol, a compound extracted from the hemp plant. It’s completely natural, legal in the UK, and it works best when taken as part of a balanced lifestyle. 

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Hemp, if you’re unclear, is a subspecies of cannabis. That’s why cannabidiol shares the same prefix “canna”. Unlike cannabis bred for recreational drug use (known commonly as marijuana), hemp plants have a very different balance of natural chemicals. The easiest way to understand this is through the difference between THC and CBD. 

THC is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. It causes many of the effects people associate with smoking weed, including the high, paranoia and anxiety. CBD, meanwhile, has none of these effects, and isn’t psychotropic. Hemp has low THC and high CBD, while marijuana plants are the opposite. CBD products can’t be sold in the UK with more than trace amounts of THC.

How does CBD work with your body?

We’ve established that CBD is safe, legal, and with none of the nasty side effects normally associated with cannabis, but what does it actually do? Well, when you take CBD it interacts with your body through a network of receptors you’ve probably never heard of before: the endocannabinoid system. 

CBD may have first been discovered in the cannabis plant, but since then we’ve found compounds like CBD across many different biological systems. CBD is what is known as a cannabinoid due to its discovery, but we’ve since found other cannabinoids somewhere much closer to home: the human body. 

The endocannabinoid system can be found throughout most of your major organs, your skin, your immune system and your nervous system. It’s a massive part of how the human body works, and yet we’re only just beginning to understand. What we’ve learned so far is that it acts as a means of maintaining balance in other systems, ensuring that important levels like pH, temperature, and pressure all stay between safe boundaries. 

When users take CBD, it interacts with this existing system. In fact, it’s directly similar to one of the cannabinoids your body already produces, known as 2-AG. That’s part of why our body accepts it safely and readily. It also explains why you can take CBD in so many different ways—the endocannabinoid system has receptors across most of your body!

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How to take CBD

It might not surprise you to hear we’re all big vape heads at e-liquids.com, but you can actually take CBD in loads of different ways. There’s no such thing as the best method, just the right method for you, so let’s take a look at the options we have in store for you from our trusted partners Vitality CBD.

CBD e-liquids

Let’s get the obvious option out of the way first: CBD e-liquids. These are, unsurprisingly, our favourite option out of all of Vitality CBD’s products (even if we are biased), but there’s lots of good reasons why. Let’s break down why a CBD vape juice might be best for you.

  1. Great flavours: We know better than anyone that vapers love big flavours, so the CBD e-liquids we stock are no different. CBD e-liquids have the biggest range of flavours out of any of the following options, so these are a real treat for your taste buds.
  2. Efficiency: Vaping CBD doesn’t just taste great—it’s also the most efficient way to take CBD too. Because the CBD takes the fastest route to your bloodstream, very little CBD is lost, making CBD vape liquids very cost effective. 
  3. Versatile options: If you’re a hemp lover, we have a thick, natural Whole Plant E-liquid, if you want a light fruity experience we have Vitality CBD’s simple, low strength CBD Isolate E-liquids, and for the best of both worlds a CBD e-liquid with three great flavours.

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CBD oils

Beyond CBD e-liquids, by far the most popular option for most CBD users are CBD oils. The CBD oils we stock come with pipettes and spray heads depending on your preference. Let’s find out why else they’re so great though.

  1. Ease of use: CBD oils don’t require any extra equipment, and don’t take much thought. Particularly with the Vitality CBD Oral Spray, you can pop it out anytime and give yourself a CBD top-up on the go. Handy!
  2. Efficiency: Vitality CBD recommends that all users take CBD oils under their tongue so it reaches your circulatory system quicker. That’s what makes CBD oils almost as efficient as CBD e-liquids are!
  3. Ease of dosage: The great thing about CBD oils is that they’re easy to use and dose no matter where you are. If you’re trying to use a consistent dosage day-in, day-out, then CBD oils are by far the best option for you. 

CBD topicals

The amazing thing about CBD is how versatile it is, and how well it works in a wide range of different products. Over the past year CBD topicals have exploded in popularity, making CBD into a new super-ingredient for creams and balms everywhere. Let’s find out why.

  1. Localised focus: If you want to use CBD in one specific area, then vaping a CBD e-liquid is missing the point slightly. With CBD topicals like the Vitality CBD Muscle Balm, you can apply CBD directly to the desired area of the skin.
  2. Great ingredients: What’s significant about the Vitality CBD topicals is that they don’t just rely on CBD. Instead, they use great, natural essential oils to support the CBD extract. Vitality CBD believes in truly natural solutions. 
  3. Total skincare: The CBD Skin Cream from Vitality CBD is a great moisturiser in its own right, meaning that you can truly care for your skin while also delivering CBD. Skin care is important, whoever you are. 

CBD edibles

Last, but very much not least, are CBD edibles. Sometimes seen as a novelty, rest assured they are anything but! They’re a great way to take CBD, and, even better, they taste absolutely delicious while doing it. Discover why CBD edibles might be right for you now.

  1. Great flavour: It goes without saying, but edibles are really, really tasty. Our favourite option on the market are these CBD Gummy Bears, which feature raspberry and orange flavours—absolutely delicious!
  2. Easy dosing: CBD edibles also make dosing incredibly easy because you know exactly how much is in every single one. No more worrying about how much you vaped or how much oil was in your pipette—you just need to keep track of how many gummies you’ve scoffed!
  3. Nice top-up: We don’t see CBD edibles as the main way to take CBD each day, but they are a fun way to take CBD, and to introduce your friend to it too! Who doesn’t like gummy bears, right?

Buying CBD 

Now you know the score, it’s time to buy some cannabidiol. Fortunately, if you want to buy CBD we’ve got all the options you could need in our CBD store. If you’re looking for trusted, third-party tested CBD, then you’re in the right place. 

We’ve got the full core range for Vitality CBD in stock, including CBD Oral Drops, CBD Gummy Bears, and even a CBD Muscle Balm. Got any questions about CBD? Then speak to one of our team on the live chat in the bottom corner of each page, Monday-Friday, 9-5pm, or reach out on our e-liquids contact page. We’re here to maximise your CBD experience.

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