Breaking Down The Benefits Of CBD Applications

CBD is one of the most revolutionary over the counter treatments available today. Both prescribed and recreationally used, this form of cannabidiol is best known for its anti-anxiety uses and symptom relief for aches and strains. It’s a versatile terpene, and completely legal in the UK due to its counteractive effects to its illegal sibling terpene, THC. 

With this amazing cannabis derivative now seeping into mainstream use, it’s unsurprising that it has been cultivated into a variety of different forms. Each has its own unique attributes and setbacks, meaning that it’s worth getting to know them so you can benefit from CBD’s properties in a way that’s right for you. Below is a breakdown of the main CBD forms, and the ways in which they differ.

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Tips For Pod Mod Users

There are countless forms of vape devices out there. From the complex and powerful variable mod to the prototypical cigalike, the vape world has exploded with unique devices that cater to many needs. Whether you’re a first-time vaper or a veteran of the game, there’ll no doubt be a device that’s right for you. 

And that’s part of the fun, breaking down each type of device to work out their unique properties can help you to make a decision on purchases and believe us when we say, the choices out there are near endless! Whatever your tastes, getting to know the pros and cons of a vape device will help you decide if it’s worth your investment. 

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Should I Use Edibles Or Loose Leaf?

With CBD’s quite recent legalisation in the UK, the industry has grown rapidly since the year 2015. With many people utilising the unique terpene in vape juices and oils, the benefits have become ever more apparent as experts have pushed the boundaries of CBD form. From oils and tinctures to topical creams, CBD has found many uses in the wider world. 

But what is right for you? Each use of CBD comes with its own set of benefits, and some might suit you better than others. In this blog, we’ll be breaking down two of the most traditional ways to use cannabis derivatives, loose-leaf and edibles to see which type is best for your needs and how efficiency and absorption are affected by each.

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Should You Vape CBD if You’re Not A Vaper?

Vaping is one of the most popular forms of smoking cessation out there. With countless flavours, devices and accessories to explore, the wide world of vaping has helped many smokers kick the habit for good. Satisfying, in part due to its similarities to smoking, vaping has far surpassed other tools such as nicotine gum and patches and has led to millions of vapers across the UK.

Its success has led to other industries utilising the vaping method for its products. CBD is a burgeoning new industry in the UK that has only become legal relatively recently. CBD has many methods of use, but vaping has become one of the most popular. The problem is, the uses for CBD often extend past the vaping community, and so those who are prescribed or casually benefit from cannabidiol’s anti-anxiety and symptom relief qualities might begin vaping it. The question is, are there other equally effective methods of ingesting CBD, and is vaping it a danger to those who weren’t using e-cigs beforehand?

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IQOS HEETS – How Do They Work?

The many types of vape device on the market today can make it hard to pick just one. But when it comes to smoking cessation and vaping, everyone has different tastes and needs. Whether your choice is a low nicotine, high powered mod or a simple, easy to use cigalike, the possibilities of device and flavours are near endless. 

With so much choice on the market, it’s a good idea to hone in just one product to break down its strengths and weaknesses. Today that focus will be on the IQOS starter kit, a device that is unique in its applications and user base. Below is everything you need to know about the IQOS, who it’s both suited and not unsuited to.

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Charging Your Vape Device – What Is Right For You?

We’ve all been there: We’re out and about and fancy a quick session on our vape device, but suddenly the light blinks and we realise we’re out of charge. This can happen a lot for regular vapers if you’re not careful and will happen more frequently as your vape device ages. There are answers though, and some vape companies and London e-cig modssavvy solutions to low charge woes mean that you’ll never go empty.

But what is the right method for you? There’s always a new vape device coming out on the market that boasts a battery running time that’s better than ever, but sometimes it’s more than just the stamina of your device that is important. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of how vape devices are charged and some insight into how to keep your vape running for longer.

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How Does Heat Not Burn Work?

Vape devices are revolutionary additions to the smoking cessation world, in part because of the way they’ve utilised new technology to help give ex-smokers an authentic experience that can be likened to smoking. Whether you’ve been vaping for years or for days, the ergonomic designs and simple controls of a vape device might mean that you overlook the complexity of what’s happening inside.

As with many other pieces of technology and sometimes even the human body, if it isn’t broke, you don’t think too hard about what’s going on inside. This is certainly the case with vape devices, and from the powerful sub-ohm mech mod to theIQOS UK, the same processes run through the devices. Below is everything you need to know about the way that e-cigarettes work, and how you can make the most of their unique power.

What Is Heat Not Burn?

Heat not burn was originally created back in the 1960s’ with a design from Herbert A Gilbert, an American. Unfortunately, the idea never really took off until 2003 when Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist and amateur inventor used the same basic design to create and patent the first real e-cigarette. Hon Lik’s design was an electrical system that when powered through a battery, atomiser and coil would electrically heat up specially designed nicotine-infused liquids into a vapour or aerosol, prime for inhalation.

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What’s Right For Me – Nicotine Or CBD?

Vaping has become the most popular form of smoking cessation, but over the years it’s evolved and surpassed this label into a new creature entirely. Thanks in part to the incredible mix of new technology and the cultivation of unique vape liquid flavours, there are now many uses for vape liquid that was once out of our reach. One of these is in its fusion with cannabidiol, the cannabis derivative that’s now legal for over 18’s in the UK.

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Taking the high road? Is CBD at all psychoactive?

There are a lot of people out there who confuse CBD with THC. That is, when users vape, smoke or eat CBD products, others mistakenly believe they’re simply consuming THC – and getting high; possibly illegally. In an awful lot of cases, this absolutely isn’t so.

The truth of the matter is that cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical derived from the cannabis/ hemp plant, just as is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, it’s truly the latter that’s psychoactive and so gets you ‘high’ (or, if you prefer, intoxicated); not the former.

This is fundamentally why people don’t turn to consumable CBD products (i.e. CBD vape juice and CBD flower) to get recreationally high – but do turn to them, entirely legally, for quite a different reason…

What does CBD do when it’s consumed?

As a cannabinoid, CBD – just as does THC – naturally interacts with specific receptors in the body to generate, to varying degrees, a number of different processes. The receptors we’re talking about here are part of a network in the body’s central and peripheral systems, referred to as the endocannabinoid system. When called into action by cannabinoids, the receptors are tasked with releasing neurotransmitters, such as glutamate and dopamine, thereby affecting the aforementioned processes – these include the likes of pain management, mood, memory, thought and appetite.

In particular, THC is notorious for affecting mood, thought, memory and appetite; plus, it can relieve nausea, too. Additionally, both THC and CBD (but especially CBD) are effective for pain relief and pain management. Furthermore, it should be pointed out that CBD possesses both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties – and it’s proved to be capable of treating specific seizure disorders, too.

Is CBD psychoactive – can it intoxicate you?

In addition to its efficacy at treating and managing pain, CBD is known to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and insomnia. Indeed, it’s probably fair to say that the positive benefits for anxiety, stress and sleep issues are the most prominent reasons why people vape and ingest CBD.

Now, it’s certainly true that, for some people, CBD has the capacity to alter their mood – that is, it can induce a tangible or even deep sensation of calm and/ or relaxation – yet it doesn’t have the capacity to alter people’s sensory perception or their spatial awareness; nor can it generate euphoria. Basically, it doesn’t induce the extreme psychoactive sensations that THC does. So, although it’s technically true that both these kinds of cannabinoid are psychoactive, only THC is so psychoactive that it can actually intoxicate someone.

How does CBD leave you feeling?

As mentioned above, CBD’s primary sensation is one of relaxation. Users of CBD tend to describe a neutralisation of both discomfort and pain – and a decrease or even removal of stress and anxiety (for a limited period of time, it ought to be noted). These effects may, indeed, feel like experiencing a particular – almost psychoactive – sensation. However, for other people, this may go further; in that it can feel like an exaggerated calmness, sense of being at peace and loss of negativity – again, for a limited period of time.

It’s worth noting, too, that for those who vape or consume CBD-rich hemp flowers (or CBD buds UK, if you prefer to call them that), a tinge of THC-like psychoactive effects might be experienced. This would most likely be because CBD flowers/ buds comprise a slightly higher volume of THC than do other CBD consumables.

One further point, though; when buying CBD products, you’re highly advised to be careful of the THC content – if the product claims to contain more than 0.2% THC, it won’t be legal in the UK.

No nicotine a no-go? Not at all – nicotine-free vaping benefits

One of the great things about vaping – which we’re sure all vapers would doubtless agree on – is its flexibility and variety.

It’s an activity that involves the use of simple-to-use devices at one end of the spectrum (like the terrific IQOS Heets online), to complicated box mods at the other end. As vaping experiences go, it can deliver throaty hits on one hand and ‘cloud chasing’-tastic plumes on the other. Plus, it allows for high nicotine levels for would-be ex-smokers/ current smokers – or vaping with no nicotine at all.

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