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Goodbye THC. Hello CBD

Goodbye THC. Hello CBD

 

Since the UK’s laws on CBD have changed over the last few years, we are seeing an explosion of CBD products hitting the online marketplace and the shelves in our stores. Finally there is an acknowledgement of the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of cannabis, and this regulation of CBD products is the first step of many that are needed to give this incredible plant what it deserves. Freedom! Now is the best time to make the transition from THC to CBD, and throughout this article we will explore the different reasons why this could be one of the best changes you could make to your lifestyle.

 Benefits of CBD - The Science

To understand the benefits of CBD you must first look at it on its own. Forget about the stereotypes of cannabis for a second. CBD has no psychoactive effects, so you won’t feel any kind of head high, brain fuzz or foggy effects that can be experienced when smoking cannabis. This feeling of having a foggy mind can affect a lot of cannabis users in negative ways, including paranoia, anxiety and in some cases panic attacks.

CBD, on the other hand, offers a mass of beneficial effects to the user, but without the daze that comes with THC.

Studies have shown that CBD alone may help reduce pain and inflammation, lower anxiety and depression, aid the treatment of PTSD, tackle neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, and even reduce the growth of tumours. The list goes on! No wonder society is opening their eyes to the endless possibilities of using this miraculous plant to help people.

Now, you may be asking yourself “Regular cannabis can also give me this plethora of benefits, why should I make the switch?”Don’t let the absence of the head high put you off using it. When looking at what CBD does in particular, it can be incredibly powerful. For example, in higher doses, CBD has been known to help avoid some possible long term impacts on cognition and memory observed in studies of heavy THC users. So, CBD can act like a seat belt for THC use; Amazing! The plant has created its own defence system for the adverse effects of its other powerful compound, THC.

How is CBD made?

Firstly, it’s best to explain that any cannabis plant with a THC content of less than 0.3% is classed as hemp. To accommodate this, growers are intentionally breeding out the THC and increasing the levels of CBD. Once ripe, the plants are harvested, dried and put through a cold methanol extraction system. It’s then run through a series of distillation processes which leaves pure CBD extract. This concentrated extract can be used in E-liquid, tinctures, balms or consumed in its purest state. This is where the fun begins!

Going from THC to CBD

The number of people deciding to replace their THC consumption with CBD is increasing massively in the UK, all thanks to its recent exposure. More people wanting a product increases the competition, which means a better variety and quality of products on the market. Right now, there is a huge range of CBD products available in the UK.

From e-liquids and vapable concentrates to infused gummy bears and lotions. A close source in the USA (the current kings of cannabis) has said that we have a better range of CBD products here in the UK! We think this is down to the fact that we are not allowed to experiment with cannabis to the fullest extent. We have only been given free reign to experiment with CBD. However we are certainly making the most of that! Because of this, going from THC to CBD is not as hard as you think! The therapeutic effects of CBD are surprisingly powerful, and the selection of products available to you are growing bigger by the month. There has never been a better time to make the change!

Terpenes

You may have heard cannabis enthusiasts lovingly refer to “terps” when smelling their product. Terpenes are, in very basic terms, the scent that plants produce. They often have a strong odour that is used to protect the plants by deterring herbivores and attracting predators and parasites of these animals. Clever huh?

The terpene in Lemons is Limonene, this terpene is commonly found in cannabis strains like Lemon Haze, Sunset Sherbet and Sour Lemon OG. Thanks to selective cross-breeding, terpenes can be encouraged to flourish.

Many CBD product manufacturers are infusing their e-liquids and concentrates with extracted terpenes. Not only to make them taste like your favourite cannabis strains, but to add more of a therapeutic effect. Dormant cannabinoids are activated by terpenes, meaning you have a more valuable experience when vaping.

Scientists and growers know what some terpenoids found in cannabis do pharmacologically in the brain. For example, Linalool (commonly found in Lavender) has sedating and anti-anxiety properties. “So it might make sense that when you combine its anti-anxiety effect with that of cannabidiol [CBD], then they boost each other,” says Ethan Russo; Director of research and development at the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, who studies the entourage effect. There are plenty of e-liquids that are infused with terpenes, just waiting for a shot of CBD. We offer CBD shots in a range of strengths, the perfect addition to a terpene infused e-liquid. These terpene e-liquids are incredible. After adding a 1000mg CBD shot, it’s almost like the real thing!

Within 20 minutes my aching and problematic back muscles relax and my knees start to tingle. The warmth of the body buzz starts to explore my body. 60 minutes later my thinking is crystal clear, but yet my body is nice and relaxed. Which leads me to the next point.

Is it easy to switch from THC to just CBD?

To put it simply, yes. I’m living proof. I smoked cannabis for over 15 years, enthusiastically and passionately. In my personal opinion, the hardest bit about abstaining from THC is the habit, and sometimes the ritual, but certainly not the high. Replace it with CBD products and the whole transition is a lot easier! I still enjoy all the benefits of cannabis but with CBD instead. Zero THC for over 3 years. There’s no annoying head fuzz, no confusion, no “errrrrrm” every time I need to make a decision. Just an unadulterated clean body buzz, less aches, less pains and better quality of sleep. The terpene infused e-liquid allows me to experience the enjoyment I used to have when smoking my favourite strains, tasting the hazes, the kushes and the OG’s.

You might be reading this because you work in an office, you’re sitting at a desk and someone needs you to do something tedious. You might have depression and want to get yourself off the medication with a long list of bad side effects. Perhaps you want to manage chronic pain without developing a painkiller addiction. Maybe you just have a minor social anxiety issue and need to take the edge off when meeting someone new. Or, like me, you just want the chill without the pill, the high without the low, the buzz without the “ugh”. If this rings true with you; CBD could well be the answer.

Conclusion

CBD is safe. Scientists, researchers and universities all over the world have been studying the properties of this miracle compound. For the UK to finally accept that cannabis can have medicinal benefits, CBD has to have passed the governments rigorous tests. It has been known to help reduce so many ailments with no psychoactive effects and no negative side effects. It’s perfect for reducing the psychological dependency to THC to ensure an easier transition for the user, so that one day soon, there will be no need to consume THC. While the short term and long term effects of THC are still being researched, it’s not so intimidating big brother CBD has been accepted by people of all ages and demographics. It’s time for you to start your journey.

The science behind the CBD VAPE SHOT

The science behind the CBD VAPE SHOT

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CBD VAPE SHOT

27.06.2018

When you take an incredibly experienced team from the vape industry and couple them with an equally experienced and highly skilled team of botanical hemp experts whose primary goal and deep-lying passion is providing a simple solution to those who seek a bioavailable CBD vape liquid, the one and only CBD Vape Shot is born.

Further to this, our farm exclusively owns the genetics to a top-level bearing hemp crop. This means that it does not need to go through any of those harsh extraction processes which essentially damage the wholeness and purity of the CBD.

This is not just a bi-product of industrial hemp cultivation, this is an art form, and we’ll show you why by taking you through the science behind the CBD Vape Shot.

 

HOW THE CBD VAPE SHOT IS MADE

Our CBD is hemp is purely derived from crystalline cannabinol, which is separated through CO2 Extraction and Crystal precipitation. After many years of collective experience, we use the most trialled procedure of high-quality CBD extraction.

CBD Vape Shot supervises the entire process to ensure that all steps are fully compliant under FDA laws. We achieve this through ensuring that the CBD content in our Vape Shot is double checked through HPLC and Convergence Chromatography.

Our shot is an incomparably pure 2ml concentration of Cannabidiol and PG, which makes it perfect as a bioavailable additive to any of your favourite vape flavours.

Here at CBD Vape Shot, we truly believe we’ve mastered the art of producing the purest manifestation of CBD isolate for accurate dosing. Find out more, or perhaps try it out for yourself to see exactly what we mean.

WHAT IS CRYSTALLINE CANNABINOL?

Cannabidiol Crystalline or CBD crystals are the purest forms of CBD Concentrate. These crystals derive from strains of cannabis specifically grown to create cannabidiol.

WHAT IS CO2 EXTRACTION AND CRYSTAL PRECIPITATION?

CO2 extraction has been commonly used to make food for years and is an innovative way of extracting CBD oil. CO2 extraction together with crystal precipitation is most certainly the most environmentally friendly way of extracting the oil. It is a lot safer, cleaner, and cheaper than using fossil fuel-based extraction.

 

VAPING CBD VS INGESTING CBD

There are numerous ways to dose cannabidiol, from vaping and ingestion to taking it sublingually. When an individual vapes, they feel the effects instantly – usually within 2 minutes. These effects often last up to 6 hours or more.

During the vaporisation process, the CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through the digestive system, having an instant impact on your body and mind. This allows the CBD to enter your circulation at a faster absorption rate, for maximum bioavailability.

Although longer lasting, ingesting CBD takes longer and is less effective. Ingesting CBD only supplies your bloodstream with around 15% of the chemical which, in turn, wastes a full 85% of it to absolutely no effect. Known as the “first-pass effect”, this occurs because our livers break down 85% of the CBD while ingesting the substance.

Sublingual ingestion, which allows for the ingredients of CBD oil to be directly absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth (placing drops under the tongue) is also very effective, but not as enjoyable and as exciting as vaping it.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CBD OIL PROCESS

The effects that CBD oil creates on the body and mind are non-psychoactive, meaning they don’t create an intoxicating sensation.

Cannabidiol is a natural cannabinoid which is extracted from the hemp plant. The process works by the CBD oil reacting with our body’s cannabinoid receptors.

Such cannabinoid receptors make up our body’s endocannabinoid system, and this system is entirely responsible for keeping the body in a state of homeostasis.

What this means is that it supports one of the most important receptor-based systems in our body by providing it with a wide variety of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

We recommend using the CBD Vape Shot as an additive to your favourite e-juice to experience its full effects.

 

CBD Vape Shot success stories

CBD Vape Shot success stories

Even though CBD oil is widely believed to be incredibly favourable for treating several illnesses, a promoter of healthy sleeping patterns and beneficial in the worldwide, perpetual struggle against anxiety, stress, and depression, we still cannot make any claims regarding the physical or medical properties of the CBD Vape Shot. This is because there isn’t enough scientific evidence backing it up.

The consciousness is certainly shifting on a universal scale, as well as here in the UK. The success stories are there, yet there’s still a weighty cloud of uncertainty hanging over this movement.

However, since we launched the CBD vape brand, many of our users have openly shared how the CBD Vape Shot has produced a positive change in their life. There are many questions surrounding the success and effectiveness of CBD use, and so it's important that we gain clarity on this matter by giving insight through the many success stories out there. First, let’s compare what the UN says vs. The UK’s outlook.

UN stance vs UK stance CBD Vape benefits:

The UN’s International Narcotics Control Board defines the full cannabis plant as a viable treatment for a variety of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy, meanwhile the UK Home Office does not.

The ‘medicinal properties of cannabis’ are governed by the UK Home Office. A case in point here is Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire. Alfie is a six-year-old boy whose rare form of epilepsy dramatically improved after using cannabis. Unfortunately, the UK Government denied him and his family a request for a medical cannabis license.

The Home Office stated the following, “Cannabis cannot be practically prescribed, administered or supplied to the public.”, Even though there are only nine boys in the world with Alfie’s condition. A spokesperson for the UK Home Office elaborated further, “it is important that medicines are thoroughly tested to ensure they meet rigorous standards before being placed on the market so that doctors and patients are assured of their efficacy, quality and safety.”.

The Home Office’s view is that Cannabis is listed as a Schedule 1 drug, as in its raw form it is not recognised in the UK as having any medicinal benefit – and is therefore subject to strict control restrictions.

Patrick Dempsey, also known as Professor X stood in solidarity with Alfie Dingley’s family in their plight to secure government approval for what can be referred to as full spectrum CBD treatment. Image via ismokemedia[/caption]

 

Case studies that promote the medical benefits of CBD:

Reduced cancer risk:

In 2015, scientists examined the medical records of more than eighty-four thousand male patients in California and found that those who used cannabis, had a rate of bladder cancer that was a remarkable 45% below that of those who didn’t use cannabis.

Reduced anxiety:

Research reviews conducted in 2012 assessed some international studies and came to the conclusion that CBD reduces anxiety, in 2014, two years later, researchers wrote that augmentation of the endocannabinoid system might very well be an effective strategy to alleviate the behavioural and physical consequences of stress.

Reduces pain:

According to Healthline, Scientists recently discovered that particular components of marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for its pain-relieving effects.

CBD oil success stories from influential individuals:

It’s important to understand that although in the limelight, these are people, just like you and I, that have publicly announced the benefits of CBD for them personally. Such individuals have endorsed the benefits of CBD oil for Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Pain and Glaucoma to mention a few.

 

Seth Rogan is an advocate for CBD and marijuana use as a treatment for Alzheimer's, and although the use of cannabis might be his favoured solution, upon appearing at capitol hill in February 2014, he made it clear that the issue is about Alzheimer's and not Cannabis, which reminds as that the face of marijuana is changing from stoner to business man. Image via CBS news.[/caption]

 

Seth Rogen

A firm believer in the benefits of cannabis for Alzheimer's prevention. He famously spoke at Congress about the state of Alzheimer’s research and the public’s perception of people with this terrifying disease. He and his wife continue to create awareness around the disease and have raised $7million so far towards research.

Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg is a widely-known cannabinoid supporter and consumer. She has been using CBD oil for hers to treat her pain, stress and glaucoma. She has even started her own company, Whoopi & Maya Synergy which supplies medical cannabis products for relief from menstrual discomfort.

Morgan Freeman

Freeman has been using CBD oil to treat the fibromyalgia. This came after a serious accident he was victim to in 2008 and has since been an advocate for the benefits of the plant.

Nate Diaz

It is widely known that Nate Diaz once attended his post-fight interview after winning in the violent and brutal UFC ring while smoking CBD from a vape pen, live on television. He has stated on multiple occasions that CBD oil helps him relieve the severe post-match pain, and even helps to heal injuries. He has gone on to say that it also helps him concentrate.

Michael J. Fox

It is well known that Michael J. Fox is a long-time sufferer of Parkinson’s disease. He has used cannabidiol to combat the abysmal effects of the chronic disease since he was diagnosed. The proof is in the pudding because as we know, it assisted in extending his acting career by many years.

 

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