The use of cannabis-based CBD products for medicinal reasons is no longer a taboo.
So what is the story?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical constituent of the cannabis plant and products based on it can be legally sold in Ireland.
CBD does not produce the same psychoactive effects that THC produces, so it does not get users high in the manner associated with the recreational use of cannabis.
CBD-based products have been used by patients suffering from a range of conditions including epilepsy, chronic pain, spasticity, insomnia and anxiety.
There is increasing clinical evidence about its success as a treatment but CBD is not currently authorised as a medicinal product by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Ireland.
This means that it is not considered as a treatment option and CBD products cannot be prescribed by doctors.
Hemp has an extensive history dating back thousands of years, and many scientific publications document the benefits of hemp and cannabinoids for a wide range of applications. Because of outdated clichés, the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) by the cosmetic, food supplement and pharmaceutical industries have been very limited. Harmony unlocks the full potential of this plant to the world.
What’s a CBD E-liquid?
E-liquid – also named as e-juice is the liquid that fuels an e-cigarette. It is vaporised by the battery powered atomiser (e-cigarette) to imitate the sensation of smoking. It’s normally composed of 2 primary ingredients –an atomising base (PG-VG) and the flavouring.
With e-cigarettes becoming very popular lately amongst cigarette smokers, the use of vaporizers & E Liquid has also branched out into our world of health and is considered the most convenient ways for taking CBD.
During vaporisation, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This avoids “the first-pass effect” altogether, allowing nearly four times as much CBD to enter your circulation for maximum bioavailability of roughly 50 to 60 per cent. That means for every 100 milligrammes of CBD that you vape, 50 to 60 milligrammes will actually reach your bloodstream. (the oral bioavailability of CBD is roughly 15 per cent). Basically, you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD.