The world of CBD can be a complicated one, so it's only natural that you'll be filled with plenty of questions before embarking on your journey to finding the best pure hemp CBD Oil that can be trusted. Read on to find out about which retailers you can rest assured about, the different types of CBD and the most frequently asked questions.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is the abbreviated name of cannabidiol, one of the cannabinoids present in cannabis and hemp plants. Declared safe by the WHO in 2018, many take CBD to help maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Taking CBD does not produce the high effect that cannabis products are known for. This is due to the absence of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has psychoactive properties. By law, all CBD products sold in the UK must not contain more than 0.1% of THC – nowhere near enough to get you ‘high’.
Any and all legally sold CBD products are -
Safe to consume: CBD is as safe as any herbal and food supplement.
Perfectly legal: CBD is legal for sale as a food novelty product in the US and UK provided they are sourced by legal hemp and contain a maximum of 0.1% THC content.
Potentially helpful: CBD could support a healthy lifestyle, which can affect your quality of life with the food supplements incorporated into your life.
Stigma free: It has never been easier to order online if you are sensitive about making purchases in bricks and mortar stores.
A brief introduction to the CBD extraction process
When it comes to extracting CBD, there are a number of options available that professionals deploy, and home-hobbyists turn their hands to.
Any professionally made CBD products will be subject to one of two tried-and-tested processes, Solvent extraction or Co2 extraction.
Solvent Extraction: This uses an alcohol-based agent to steep the hemp for a period of 24 hours. Once this is boiled away under safe conditions, the substance left behind is pure CBD oil. While this can be dangerous for untrained users, it’s a safe industrial process and helps gather the best quality CBD possible from the product.
Co2 Extraction: This requires a device known as a closed-loop extractor that has three sealed chambers that can be used to apply heat and pressure. This involves liquid Co2 being fed from the first chamber of the device into the second, which contains the hemp plant matter. This container then has its pressure and heat increased to allow the plant material infuse with the liquid Co2. Once the materials have properly mixed, the liquid Co2 is brought into the third container and has its heat raised, causing the liquid Co2 to evaporate and leaving the CBD oil behind.
Both of these methods produce a highly purified, safe amount of CBD at the highest standards.
If you want to understand what’s popular, you just need to follow the money. And in CBD’s case, there’s a lot of it. Projected to be worth over $20bn by 2024 - CBD is an incredibly lucrative industry with a flexible product that not only provides benefit to users but is natural and safe to produce. This has led to a huge influx of companies looking to access the goldmine, which can make it a little difficult to find a brand you can trust.
Any established company should have the following -
Buyer Protection: Any commercial site should be secured by SSL technologies and it should allow you to set up a dedicated account.
Varied Stock: Any reliable supplier will have a wide and varied range of items at a number of price points. If this is available under unified branding, it can guarantee quality and let you seek out reviews.
Returns Policy: The company should adhere to the European Consumer Contracts Regulation Act.
If you are ever unsure, getting in direct contact can quickly allay any fears and help check that a business is legitimate.
Different kinds of CBD - what VSAVI offers
When it comes to finding the right kind of CBD product for you, it’s easy to feel a little spoiled for choice about which way to turn to.
Balms and tinctures can be a great way to add CBD products to your day-to-day life, but they are not the only options.
Vape Oil: If you are already regularly vaping, choosing a specially formulated CBD E-Liquid is a simple way to add the supplement to your daily routine. Adding CBD oil to your regular e-liquid is not recommended.
CBD Oil: If vaping isn’t your thing, picking up some CBD oil is a great way to include the supplement in your diet. These come in containers with droppers that are not only sturdy but also carry a small physical footprint and weigh very little, making them perfect to drop into your satchel, handbag, or briefcase. Choosing a dropper can let you measure out the exact dosage you need and help you retain full control over how you start taking the supplement for the first time.
How to use Pure CBD Oil and CBD E-liquid
If you are interested in trying CBD products for the first time, there are three simple steps to follow to make sure that you start off on the right foot.
These include -
Starting Small: Any CBD product will have a recommended dosage on the bottle. Start with half a normal dose and see what effect that has. When you feel safe and comfortable, you can up your dosage to the recommended amount and safely vary it as required.
Keeping Track: When you add CBD to your routine, make sure that you stay on track when you take it. Ask yourself some important questions: Are you taking it for the right reasons? Being conscious of your body’s reaction can help manage the amount you take or even seek out alternatives.
Assessing the situation: While CBD is a herbal supplement, it is important to check that it will not react synergistically with anything that you are currently taking. Validating how CBD will interact with your current self can help make sure that you are taking it responsibly.
You can also read our blog that covers the best times to take CBD during the day to best fit in with your routine and lifestyle.
What’s the best CBD Product?
There are a number of ways to choose the right product for your needs. Start by looking at reviews on internal websites or message boards and research the reputation of the company behind it. It’s important to recognise the importance of looking at the number as well as star rankings of reviews and always check whether or not the company has had an opportunity to respond to any issues or complaints.
At VSAVI, we understand that choice and quality should always go hand in hand. We offer a highly curated range of products and devices to make sure that, no matter what product you choose to purchase.
This includes a range of accessories to make sure that your devices are in optimal condition, letting you get the most out of it and make sure that your vape stays in peak condition for longer. And if you are not satisfied with a product, we will fully refund your purchase within the terms of the EU’s Consumer Contracts Regulations, provided the product is unused or unopened.
Why pure CBD oil is best
Many CBD users will recommend to you a ‘full spectrum’ oil. This contains as close to a complete version of the plant as possible, without psychoactive THC as a key component; allowing you to take advantage of what is known as the ‘entourage effect’ as detailed in our FAQ section below.
In choosing a comprehensive mix, you can magnify the benefit you get from the oil while remaining safe in the knowledge that it has not been adulterated in any way – with the substance containing a wealth of safe cannabinoids and terpenes to bring broader advantages to your CBD usage.
This is a natural, unadulterated solution without any added or unnatural elements – meaning that you can draw all the naturalness from the substance.
What alternatives are there?
As CBD is a herbal supplement, any oils or drops will contain an earthy – but not unpleasant – taste. While some consumers love the natural flavour, others can find it a little difficult to consume. And with full-spectrum oils containing as much of the mother plant as possible, the flavour can sometimes become very pronounced.
If this is an issue for you, you can easily try a flavoured vape. These allow you to enjoy a full spectrum solution without ever having to compromise on taste. These come in a range of flavours or with added terpenes, letting you fully tailor your vaping experience and make sure that taste is never an issue.
Some options include -
Once you’ve added CBD to your regular routine, it can be difficult to know where to turn next if you are interested in continuing to take the supplement or expanding the way that you choose to enjoy your supplement.
Refining your Methods: If you are regularly using your products, it is important to keep them in top shape. Picking up an improved vaping device can help you get the most from your device and chosen e-liquid. This can be as simple as picking up a cleaning kit, adding a box-mod to improve the volume of your vape, or choosing a higher volume of CBD to make sure that you never run out.
Add it to other areas: If you have experienced CBD’s potential to help maintain a healthier lifestyle, it’s often worth discovering other elements of your life that could potentially be improved. This can be as simple as looking at CBD infused balms and see if it’s worth taking them too or checking out beauty products and creams that can supplement your skincare routine.
If you vape CBD regularly, taking CBD oil alongside vaping it can help magnify the potential of any supplement and ensure you’re covering yourself on all basis when you need it most. If your CBD isn’t working or you are still not getting the support you need, we advise upping your dosage or choosing stronger ‘full spectrum’ oils.
"Where can I buy reliable pure CBD oil online?"
CBD’s popularity means there are a wealth of sites online that sell CBD products and supplements. Before you make any purchases, it is important to check that they are an established brand, their site is reputable and secure.
If you are looking for a reputable and long-standing company, our VSAVI store carries a wealth of vaping e liquids, CBD oils and beauty products alongside a comprehensive range of devices and accessories that can help optimise your experience.
If this does not work for you, bricks and mortar stores such as Holland and Barrett or Boots can help you try before you buy and come with broad guarantees of safety. However, these will not carry the savings and variety present in online companies.
"What do customers say?"
While it is always important to take them with a pinch of salt, online reviews can give valuable insight into the quality off a vaping and CBD product.
If you want to find out more, you can check the star rating and any comments under items before you buy.
"Will CBD get me high?"
Depending on how excited the answer makes you; sadly, no. CBD is a perfectly safe, natural element that occurs in hemp plants and will not get you ‘high’...no matter how much you may want it to. The part of the plant that produces psychoactive reactions is known as THC and is removed from any oil and e liquids.
These trace amounts of THC make it broadly safe for consumption by almost all adult users. However, if you are concerned about your experience taking the supplement or experiencing an adverse reaction to your CBD, stop immediately and consult your doctor to confirm that there are no underlying issues that are causing the problems.
"What dose of CBD should I take?"
Exceeding any recommended amount should never occur, even with a herbal supplement. While CBD is safe, we at VSAVI always embrace responsible CBD consumption and encourage all of our customers to take our supplements in a safe and responsible manner.
If you want to find out more about our online store or just find out more about the range of CBD products on the market, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our highly trained team directly and let us know exactly what you need to get the most out of your CBD supplements.