The best CBD vape oils in the UK

by for the Ageless Team October 11, 2021

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When buying CBD e-liquids it is important to understand what makes a quality product. We’ve selected the best CBD vape oils currently available in the UK and will explain why we think they are the perfect choice for anybody who chooses to vape their cannabidiol.

Criteria for choosing the best
The best full-spectrum vape oil
The best broad-spectrum vape oil

What makes a great CBD vape oil?

A great CBD vape juice will have a flavour you love and be the right strength to suit your preference. However, there are many other factors that you need to consider to ensure you are getting the best for your money.

When making the decision to recommend a product we consider a number of factors:

1. Is the e-liquid lab tested and safe?

What makes great CBD vape oil stampsBefore we personally utilise a CBD e-liquid we always check the safety profile of the product and look for the lab tests to back up any claims made about strength and quality.

As an e-liquid is meant for inhalation we check that the oil is free from microbiological contamination, pesticides, residual solvents and heavy metals. We also look to see that the amount of CBD and other cannabinoids on the packaging matches the lab results. It is common to find some variation from batch to batch so we seek out those that provide consistent high quality every time.

Not only do we check these but you can too. When making a purchase the lab tests should be readily available. If they are not available on the website or by request, the product should be avoided. Your personal health is always the number one priority and it is worth spending more on a brand that takes the extra care to create a safe CBD e-liquid.

2. How was the hemp grown?

The e-liquid must come from a brand that is transparent about their product. We want to know where the hemp is sourced from, find out how it is grown and check for quality standards throughout the hemps journey from seed to store. 

To make sure that the vendor keeps the risk of chemical contamination low, we look for products that are organic. Ideally, we want this to come with a recognised organic certification, however we are yet to find a CBD vape juice that has achieved this recognition.

In the absence of a certification for the final product we looked for brands that can demonstrate that the crops were grown organically.

3. Is the CBD isolate or broad/full-spectrum?

There are three different types of CBD extract and it is important to know the difference as they impact on quality and cost.

These are:

  • Full-spectrum
  • Broad-spectrum
  • Isolate

Full-spectrum

isolate vs. full-spectrum CBD e-liquidsFull-spectrum products tend to be most expensive but they contain the most active ingredients.

A 2015 study from the Lautenberg Center in Jerusalem found that a full-spectrum extract was most effective. A full-spectrum extract contains all of the natural cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. This can be small amounts of over 100 different cannabinoids and is sometimes found alongside terpenes and other active compounds. In this form, the ingredients work together creating what is known as the entourage effect.

Due to the way in which different cannabinoids and plant nutrients interact to create a more powerful effect, we always recommend a full-spectrum CBD product. However, we also understand that some people are concerned about consuming THC or cannot as they are tested for this as part of their job.

Broad-spectrum

Broad-spectrum products are similar in price to full-spectrum but on occasion can be a little cheaper overall.

If you are looking to avoid THC consumption, then a broad-spectrum product will be the better choice for you. A broad-spectrum product still includes all the other naturally occurring cannabinoids found in hemp but every effort has been made to reduce any trace of THC. Please note that even though every effort has been made to remove the THC, undetectable traces may still remain.

Isolate

An isolate based CBD e-liquid will be by far the cheapest but will only contain one active ingredient, cannabidiol.

E-liquids made with CBD isolate offer a useful alternative to full-spectrum or broad-spectrum products. They’re created by refining hemp extract until only the CBD remains.

This is a great option if you’re looking for something more affordable or you want to completely avoid traces of controlled cannabinoids such as THC or CBN.

4. How good is the CBD e-liquid itself?

Man vaping CBD oilWe check that the liquid is well mixed and with no obvious separation. This can be a problem for e-liquids because CBD does not mix well with standard vape oil bases. It is important to check how well mixed the liquid is because a separating mixture will deliver you inconsistent amounts of CBD.

A great vape oil should also be crystal clear with nothing floating in it. If it contains small particles and is thick or syrupy it won’t vape smoothly. Just as you wouldn’t accept a glass of wine that is cloudy with obvious residue floating in it, don’t accept this in your CBD e-liquid.

5. Did the e-liquids pass the personal test?

Once all the initial checks are in place the final test is effectiveness. Before any product makes it onto for the Ageless, our team will try it themselves. If we like the flavours and find it meets our needs the next phase of testing is with friends and family.

Only when we receive positive feedback from our testers do we consider them a top CBD e-liquid and worthy of including here.

The best quality CBD vape oil in the UK:

Having tried numerous vape oils, we found it easy to select which to stock. Our testing team were unanimous in their selection of these two top-quality e-liquids. We have tried many since adding them to the site but none have yet reached their standards.

CBD Ultra – Best full-spectrum CBD e-liquid

 

CBD Ultra’s range of potent vape oils delivers a smooth vapour with an herbal kick. Each 10ml bottle holds 1000mg (10%) of CBD and comes in a variety of natural flavours. They are all produced from a precisely selected blend of terpenes designed to mimic the taste of a well-known cannabis strain. Instead of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG), they are made with a fractionated coconut based MCT oil. One bottle will fill a 1ml tank ten times with 100mg of CBD. This will likely last for between one to two months.

These powerful e-liquids contain a full-spectrum of cannabinoids which is extracted from organically grown hemp. CBD Ultra farm their hemp in the mountains of Colorado and then extract the active ingredients using the latest supercritical CO2 techniques. Their equipment and extraction methods have been inspected and found to meet the rigorous standards for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification.

CBD Ultra CBD e-liquidCBD Ultra strives to demonstrate transparency in everything they do by providing customers with information about every stage of the production process. They display regularly updated certificates of analysis to verify that they continually exceed quality and safety standards. Their vape oils are considerably stronger than most others available on the UK market and because they are made from coconut oil, they can double up as drops that you can place under your tongue.

Pros

  • 1000mg of CBD
  • Includes a full-spectrum of cannabinoids
  • Lab certificates available
  • Made with coconut-based MCT oil (VG/PG free)
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Extracted from organically-grown hemp
  • GMO-free
  • There are six terpene blends to choose from, including OG Kush, Pineapple express and lemon haze.
  • Can also be used as CBD drops under the tongue.

Cons

  • They are best when used in a vape with a ceramic coil.
  • The dropper is quite wide and can make it tricky to fill smaller tanks.

Love CBD – Best isolate CBD e-liquid

 

Love CBD e-liquids deliver a potent combination of CBD and CBG isolate. We’ve selected them as our choice for best isolate CBD e-liquid because you get the benefits of two beneficial cannabinoids without having to buy a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum product. CBD and CBG will both interact with your endocannabinoid system and together they create a broader range of effects.

Love CBD extract their cannabinoids from hemp flower that’s been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilisers or other harmful chemicals. To ensure safety and transparency they commission a third-party lab to conduct thorough checks of every batch.

In each 10ml e-liquid bottle, you get 500mg of CBD and 100mg of CBG suspended in a 65% PG (Propylene Glycol) and 35% VG (Vegetable Glycerine) base. This ratio of PG/VG delivers a noticeable throat hit and can produce thick clouds of white vapour.

Love CBD e-liquid

They’re flavoured with a precise blend of naturally sourced terpenes to mimic the subtle herbal flavours of indica or sativa cannabis strains. You can choose from an indica e-liquid that is based on the famous Californian cannabis strain Banana Kush. Or a sativa option based on Pineapple Express. They are both a refreshingly subtle alternative to the many overly sweet artificial flavour choices currently available in the UK.

Pros

  • Contains a blend of 500mg CBD and 100mg CBG
  • Analysed by a third-party lab
  • Made with a 35:65 mix of VG and PG 
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Flavoured with natural terpenes extracted from non-hemp sources.
  • 2 types to choose from; indica and sativa.

Cons

  • They don't have a complete range of cannabinoids.
  • The flavour may be too subtle for some tastes.

    The final word on the best CBD e-liquids

    Finding the best CBD vape oils available in the UK depends a lot on your personal preferences. When choosing an e-liquid look for clear, homogenous oils with labels that can be backed up by certificates of analysis. Our favourite vape oil and e-liquid brands, CBD Ultra and Love CBD, were chosen firstly because of the effectiveness of their product but also because of their transparency concerning the growing and manufacturing processes.


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