The likelihood is that if you’ve clicked on this blog, you’re a fan of CBD. The wrongly feared chemical compound is booming in sales in its various forms, and always returning positive reviews, especially here at Vapoholic. That’s why we plan on stepping up our game even further, with the highly-acclaimed CBD Distillate. A bit of background research will tell you about the various ways and means that CBD works its magic, but even more exciting than that is delving into the types of CBD available and finding your perfect fit. Whatever your reason for choosing CBD, it’s imperative to note that the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) prohibit any official medical claims being made by UK retailers. Nonetheless, the desirable qualities and supposed effects of CBD have highly sought after!

CBD Isolate

The most common form of CBD (Cannabinoid) you’ll see advertised are products utilising CBD Isolate; that is, isolated cannabidiol in its purest form – no confusing extras, just straight-up CBD with no CBG (Cannabigerol), CBN (Cannabinol), CBC (Cannabichromene) or other plant matter. CBD Isolate has no scent or taste, so can be an ideal choice for those who don’t enjoy the potent grassy, herbal flavour in their E-liquids or food products. We stock a range of flavours in our existing CBD range which is fully Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) UK-compliant.

There are a lot of confusingly similar terms being thrown around so let’s break it down here:

> CBG, or Cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound that has been noted to possess pain-easing and muscle cramp-soothing capabilities. Alongside its reported physical benefits, CBG has been tied to calming anxiety and depression.

> CBN (Cannabinol) is another compound found in trace amounts in some forms of (non-isolate) CBD, and while relatively under-researched compared to its counterparts, it’s said to have a mild (and safe!) level of sedative effect and could be an excellent sleep aid.

> CBC comes with the most complicated name of all, Cannabichromene! Perhaps suitably, it seems to boast some of the most beneficial properties we’ve seen so far including antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial AND anti-proliferative properties. This combines with the pain-relieving properties found in other cannabinoids and a knack for aiding depression, anxiety and migraines.

CBD Distillate

Here’s where CBD Distillate stands out: much more of the plant is utilised in production, which leads to the entourage effect (synergy between cannabis compounds excluding THC said to have accumulative health and wellbeing benefits). While CBD Isolate is 99%+ pure CBD, CBD Distillate averages 50%-70% CBD; leaving plenty of room for all the cannabinoids, terpenes, vitamins and fatty acids suggested to provide harmonious medicinal properties.  Many of the compounds sourced from hemp plants exist in perfect harmony thanks to years of natural development, so the combined effects of its selected various compounds are thought to carry far more benefits than CBD Isolate alone. Great efforts are taken to ensure clean extraction of THC in CBD Isolate to produce a non-psychoactive (no ‘high’) and completely legal liquid. CBD Distillate also carries a gentle, earthy scent and flavour for those who prefer a more natural-feel to their calming experience. The meticulous refinement process begins with the initial extraction of cannabinoids from the hemp plant using a solvent, followed by winterisation: a process by which the crude extract and solvent are chilled to encourage separation. Decarboxylation follows (less complicated than it sounds, we promise) which simply involves heating to ‘activate’ the effects of the compounds.

With the above in mind, we’re overjoyed to be releasing our own CBD Distillate range here at Vapoholic. Our CBD Isolate range already boasts luscious flavours and rave reviews, so it was a natural next step to provide another level of herbal heaven.