There are countless sellers of CBD e-liquids both online and in physical boutiques, each selling a different type of vape juice. It can be confusing to decide which one to purchase, so some will just look at the flavors that will suit their taste.
But more than just the flavor, there are other important factors to consider in buying a CBD e-liquid. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips that will make it easier for you to identify which product is safe and suited to your health needs.
The product must have passed lab tests
All CBD products must pass independent laboratory tests to ensure the safety of consumers buying the CBD e-liquids.
Up-to-date lab results should be found on the company website. It should also be easy to request it from the company either, if they have nothing to hide.
If you can’t access the test results, better leave and look for another company with better credibility.
A company that can’t present results might mean they’re hiding the fact that their products contain less CBD concentration than advertised. Worse, their CBD e-liquids contain harmful contaminants that can pose dangers to your health.
With the wrong process and equipment, CBD e-liquids can have a bitter taste and inconsistent effects. Worse, they may contain harmful elements that can have serious health effects.
As a customer, it’s your right to know what you’re putting in your body is safe. You should have access to the product without fear for your health. Without a lab report, there’s no way to confirm the safety of the product, so always look for a valid analysis certificate for each vial you’re purchasing.
When you get a hold of the lab report, look for the following information:
Credibility of the laboratory
An accredited laboratory must be authorized to test CBD products. An ISO-certified laboratory is ideal since it means they follow standards set by a globally recognized governing body.
There’s also the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) certification and accreditations offered by other organizations, but the ISO program is the most widely accepted for analyzing CBD content in products.
Recency of the report
Each state may have different requirements for cannabis testing. Due to the difficulty of passing an all-encompassing federal regulation, there’s no rule on how frequent CBD e-liquids should be tested.
A lab report might be 2 years old or more and the seller of CBD e-liquid can still technically say they sell only lab-tested products. A lot of things can happen within this timespan, including contaminations and changes in the process, rendering the lab results irrelevant.
What you want is an analysis done within 6 to 8 months from the product purchase. Anything longer than this and you’re risking your health and safety from using the product.
Presence of harmful elements
Lab results contain a summary of the particles found in the product and their prescribed limits to ensure the CBD e-liquid is safe for ingestion.
You don’t have to be a scientist to understand what the lab results say. All you need to do is look for the word “Pass” under each category. You can also look at the numbers to confirm if they’re below the recommended limits.
Seeing even a single “Fail” on the report is already a red flag to avoid the product. Even if the company says it’s safe, don’t trust them. Just look for a more credible supplier like Puff Puff Liquids.
Consistent cannabinoid content
Aside from testing for contaminants, lab tests are done to ensure the CBD concentration on the product is as advertised.
If the product says it has 10ml of CBD present per 1,000mg, then it must show in the report. While slight deviations of ±10% are acceptable, anything greater is a concern. Taking less than the prescribed amount will make the CBD component ineffective, while consuming a larger dosage can induce side effects.
Legal THC content
Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is one of the most prominent cannabinoids found in Cannabis plants. It’s the component responsible for the psychoactive effects of consuming cannabis.
CBD e-liquids are extracted from the hemp plant which mostly contains non-psychoactive cannabidiol. There may be trace elements of THC in vape liquids, but they shouldn’t be large enough to cause unwanted effects.
Depending on the state, the maximum concentration of THC allowed on CBD e-liquids is around 0.3% to 0.5%. Make sure the lab report shows that the amount of THC present is within the legal level. Anything more is not only prohibited by law but can also cause undesirable side effects.
The only way to ensure what you’re buying is safe to consume is to secure the report from independent and authorized laboratories regarding the product. CBD vape product sellers must be transparent in providing lab results to concerned customers.
Every CBD e-liquid sold by Puff Puff Liquids has been tested by an independent, third-party laboratory accredited for analyzing CBD products. Feel free to take a look at the Certificates of Analysis given to the products we sell. Rest assured each product you buy from us is completely safe for consumption.
Look at the ingredients of the CBD e-liquid
Any CBD e-liquid will have either or both vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) in its list of ingredients. These components are commonly used in food, drinks, cosmetics, and medicine, so they’re both safe for consumption. Allergic reactions to these ingredients may still happen, so monitor your body’s reaction to these components to know which CBD e-liquid to avoid next time.
The consistency and sensation that PG and VG give vary, so knowing their ratio in the CBD e-liquid you’re buying will affect your preferences. PG gives a better hit while VG provides a sweeter taste.
Puff Puff Liquids list down the PG/VG ratio present on each product. We have a variety of mixtures and pure PG e-liquids guaranteed safe for consumption.
Identify the type of CBD used
Looking at the bottle, you’ll see different types of CBDs present in the product. This refers to the cannabinoid components present in each vial. The e-liquid may contain either a broad-spectrum CBD, a full-spectrum CBD, or a CBD isolate.
This means the CBD component is extracted along with other cannabinoids present in the hemp plant, including THC.
Cannabinoids were extracted from the hemp plant and the CBD component is isolated to be put in the e-liquid. This process yields a 99% pure CBD extract.
It’s essentially a full-spectrum CBD without the THC content.
You’ll rarely find a full-spectrum CBD sold in the open market due to legal prohibitions on THC. Broad-spectrums and isolates are the common CBD types you’ll get your hands on.
CBD e-liquids from Puff Puff Liquids are made with high-quality CBD isolate for maximum effect.
It’s your responsibility to understand what you’re purchasing. Extra care is especially needed in choosing the appropriate CBD e-liquid because improper consumption will affect your health. Take note of the tips we gave to avoid purchasing fake, contaminated, or incompatible products.
If you’re looking for a reliable source of your CBD e-liquid needs, Puff Puff Liquids is the best company out there. We offer a variety of flavors to choose from and all of them are lab-tested and guaranteed safe for consumption.
If you have concerns or questions regarding our products, feel free to contact us or drop us a message on our page.