New to CBD?
For thousands of years, CBD has been used medicinally by different cultures all the way back to 2900 BC. To name a few, the ancient Chinese drank tea from the cannabis plant as a medicinal tonic, Queen Victoria took it to relieve menstrual cramps, and Saint Hildegard from Germany recommended applying it to wounds and sores. Today, the health benefits of CBD are already backed by various scientific studies, and doctors can officially prescribe CBD for specific cases. Here are ten conditions that CBD can be helpful for:
Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Anxiety, Heart Disease, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Alzheimers, Skin Conditions, Post-Workout Inflammation
Health & Wellness
We provide our customers with all of their CBD and Vaping requirements and are incredibly strict about the products we stock at EC Direct CBD. We supply the highest grade products, which are sourced from all over the world and we constantly refresh our range by introducing new products every week to ensure our customers can always find exactly what they are looking for.
We go above and beyond in our efforts to find high-quality products. Rather than simply sticking with the big brands, we love finding unique products including those where the CBD can be absorbed in different ways. That way, more people from different walks of life can enjoy CBD no matter how they prefer to access it.
The other major compound found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). This is what is used to create CBD products you can legally buy, such as oil or Gummies. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t have any properties that produce a high and doesn’t usually cause any negative effects. Though experts have not found out exactly how CBD interacts with the ECS, they do know that it doesn’t bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors the same way that THC does. Instead, it is thought that CBD inhibits endocannabinoids, such as anandamide, being broken down. This leads to a higher concentration of the endocannabinoid in the system, which in terms leads to increased feelings of wellbeing and happiness. Some scientists also posit a theory that CBD does bind to a receptor, but that receptor hasn’t yet been discovered. Either way, CBD has been proved to offer health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects of THC that are often associated with it.
The endocannabinoid system is crucial for helping the body maintain homeostasis (the ‘Goldilocks zone’) and regulate processes and functions such as mood, sleep, memory, pain sensation and appetite. If cells deviate from the Goldilocks Zone, the endocannabinoid system kicks in the bring the body back into homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system can also be affected by external compounds that are found in cannabis, namely THC and CBD. CBD is especially effective in aiding the ECS by stopping the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids being broken down, therefore increasing their longevity within the body and thus their benefits. CBD products offer the benefits of naturally occurring compounds within cannabis, without the psychoactive effects of THC. Though there is still some way to go in finding out exactly how CBD interacts with the ECS, it’s already clear that it offers huge benefits for our health and wellbeing.
People who are interested in health and wellness will be aware of CBD oil, a natural supplement which has boomed in popularity in recent years. There are many ways to take CBD oil, from gummies to spray, but one of the most popular is to vape it. If you’re new to vaping it can seem a bit daunting, as it requires various equipment alongside the CBD vape liquid itself.
Before we get into the reasons for choosing to vape CBD, it’s important to make the distinction between CBD oil and CBD vape liquid. CBD vape liquid is sometimes called CBD vape oil, which is easily confused with CBD oil. CBD vape liquid is oil which contains thinning agents, usually propylene glycerol and vegetable glycerin, that allows it to vaporise and be absorbed into the lungs. CBD oil on its own, however, should only be taken orally or sublingually. It’s important you know the difference when purchasing your CBD vape liquid.
As described above, CBD has multiple benefits for health and wellbeing. However, the speed and intensity of these effects depends on the way you consume the CBD. If you are using CBD oil or CBD edibles, it will take longer and require more consumption to feel the same benefits as if you use CBD vape liquid. Vape liquid is much faster acting than any other CBD product and has a much higher absorption rate (also known as bioavailability). Medical studies have found the bioavailability of vaporised CBD is between 34-46%, compared to between 4-20% for CBD taken orally, a huge difference that underlines just how effective CBD vape liquid is. This efficient delivery makes vaping CBD an incredibly popular choice, and explains why many people choose it over other methods of administration