What is the difference between CBD Oil and E-Liquid CBD? – Times Square Chronicles
CBD is available in a variety of delivery formats, including CBD Oil, CBD Creams, Dermal Transdermal CBD, and CBD E-Liquid. The vast majority of people don’t know what the differences are between these different delivery methods. Perhaps the greatest confusion arises when people discuss CBD oil in tincture form and CBD E-Liquid, or CBD Vape Oil, as it is also called, which is made specifically for vaping.
CBD oil and CBD e-liquid are very different in composition and intended use. They are often also aimed at very different target audiences. Resaerch in the UK has suggested that older generations are turning to CBD oil in tincture form and are skeptical of vaping – which is more the domain of younger generations. This article will discuss the aforementioned two CBD products and highlight the differences and similarities between them.
What is E-Liquid CBD?
CBD E-Liquid is a special type of liquid also known as CBD vape juice and CBD vape oil. E-Liquid CBD is designed for vaping and you will need a vaping device to consume it. A vaping device is a simple instrument that converts said liquid into vapor, allowing the user to inhale it. Electronic cigarettes are a good example of vaping devices, and CBD vaping devices work on the same principle.
Vaping was originally popularized by people looking for a healthy alternative to smoking and has become a safe method for inhaling a variety of products, including CBD.
Vaping CBD, like all delivery methods, certainly has its benefits. This mainly concerns the bioavailability of the product. Numerous studies suggest that CBD E-liquid is one of the most effective delivery methods, as 60% of CBD reaches the bloodstream. It is also arguably the fastest in terms of how quickly a user will feel the effects of CBD on their own.
CBD delivered by other methods may not reach the bloodstream for a number of reasons. For example, any edible product will have to pass through the digestive system, which significantly reduces the amount of CBD that ultimately reaches the user’s bloodstream. To some extent, this negates much of what the user is trying to achieve by taking CBD in the first place.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil refers to oil derived from hemp that contains CBD and has been specially prepared for oral or topical consumption. CBD oil is often consumed sublingually (under the tongue) or can also be applied directly to the skin when combined with other skin products, such as a moisturizer or facial serum. CBD oil is often sold in small bottles and comes with a dropper, which makes sublingual delivery easier. This format is commonly called “tincture”, a term used for any plant or animal extract dissolved in ethanol.
CBD oils, regardless of the method of use, are quite easy to use and do not require any additional special devices or equipment. All you need to do is apply a few drops on the skin or under the tongue, from where it is directly absorbed into the user’s bloodstream.
CBD oil in dermal form, such as moisturizers or facial serums, can be used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis. Additionally, it can be used to treat other internal problems such as muscle or joint pain caused by demobilizing diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. This is because CBD oil can be absorbed through skin tissue after being applied topically. On the other hand, sublingual CBD oil in tincture form is absorbed through the porous membrane located under the tongue. Both methods are effective in themselves and the correct the choice ultimately comes down to the individual’s preference and the disease they are trying to treat with CBD.
What is the difference between CBD oil and CBD e-liquid?
CBD Oil and CBD E-Liquid often look similar and often come in quite similar packaging, making it even harder to tell these products apart. Although on the surface the two products may appear the same, these two products are completely different from each other in various ways.
CBD oil, as we explained earlier, is made for sublingual and topical applications, while CBD e-liquid is intended for use with a vaping device that will convert the CBD vape juice from liquid to vapor. Another major difference between CBD oil and CBD E-Liquid is in their composition and how they are made.
CBD oil in the form of a tincture is usually made by combining CBD extracted from hemp with food grade oil such as olive oil or coconut oil which acts as a carrier. CBD oil may also contain flavors that make it more pleasant to consume orally. CBD oils are not designed to be exposed to the high temperatures required to activate CBD e-liquids. So, if you try to use CBD oil with a vaping device, it can not only result in potentially harmful vapors, but also damage your vaping device.
CBD e-liquids are made from CBD extract combined with a thinning agent such as PG / VG or MCT to ensure that the vape juice is fine enough to vaporize easily. If the consistency is too thick, the CBD E-liquid may not vaporize successfully. As you might have guessed, CBD Oil and CBD E-Liquid are very different from each other in terms of consistency. CBD oil is thicker, making it ideal for oral or topical consumption, while CBD E-Liquid is thinner so that it can be vaporized easily.
These two products are intended for different uses and are not substitutes for each other. Thus, you should never mix with each other and only use them for the purpose for which they are intended.
Always check the label
Strict labeling guidelines are in place for all products containing CBD and no product containing CBD can be sold in the UK without proper labeling. So always check the label because even a quick glance will inform you of its intended use. If the label says âtinctureâ, the product may not be suitable for use with a vaping device. Conversely, when you see a product intended to be used for vaping, do not try to consume it orally or apply it topically.
Most CBD oils and CBD e-liquids also have detailed âHow to Useâ instructions on the label, which can also guide you further on how to use a product. You should always buy CBD products from well-established and trusted brands.
Additionally, it’s important to always seek an independent, third-party lab report for any CBD product you are looking to purchase. This will provide clear and unbiased information on the process used for the extraction of CBD and the exact contents of the product. Always make sure that it is free from harmful substances such as heavy metals, pesticides and mold.
This article has sought to explain the major differences between CBD Oil and CBD E-Liquid in an easy to understand way. Hope you now fully understand how these two identical products differ from each other. If you want to avoid the confusion and hassle associated with purchasing CBD E-Liquid, you can purchase pre-filled vape pens that come with pre-filled CBD E-Liquid. Many brands in the UK sell such devices and all you have to do is buy one and start vaping CBD vape juice in your favorite flavor! Remember to always look for a CBD lab report!