CBD Asylum may only have been operating since 2017 but they have already made considerable waves across the scene.
Offering premium grade products derived from 100% natural and organic hemp, their latest offering is something we’ve been looking forward to for a long time – CBD e-liquids that are designed for sub-ohm vaping.
As excellent as some of these products may well be, it does overlook the growing community of people who prefer the heady clouds offered by DTL sub-ohm vaping.
More often than not these specialist vape oils are either low or zero nicotine and especially flavourful – meaning they ought to be ideal for CBD vaping.
So why have so few other companies tried their hand with this style so far?
The largest issue concerns the economy of using these extracts within a sub-ohm designed e-liquid.
It’s no secret that a higher percentage of vegetable glycol (VG) compared to propylene glycol (PG) delivers more cloud production. This means that users will tend to race through their liquids at a considerably quicker speed.
If money is no object then great – but CBD infused e-liquids especially at higher concentrations tend to be considerably more expensive than a standard vape juice.
So we went into this review wondering how well it would perform.
We already expected that the five flavours would be typically delicious as per CBD Asylum’s excellent reputation.
It was the performance and longevity that concerned us. So how did it perform?
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We’ll take a look at the individual flavours a little later, but there are a few common features that each of the range share.
Just in case anyone is unaware, to use these e-liquids properly you’ll need a powerful CBD vaporizer or “box mod” setup – ideally offering no less than a 40V output.
Likewise, suitable coils/atomizers will be required (for testing purposes we used a 0.2Ω coil).
The good news is that these devices and paraphernalia are much cheaper than just a couple of years ago and far more widely available.
To start with, they all offer a 70/30 VG/PG ratio. That is pretty much the typical blend to be expected from a sub-ohm juice and delivers a sumptuous, emphatic and extremely enjoyable thick cloud. From a CBD perspective, that is exactly what you are looking for.
Vaping is the quickest method of ingesting the extract straight into the system, so the greater the draw the larger the dose. It’s ideal for ‘on the go’ use when you may need just a quick hit and also for more scheduled top-ups.
In regards to composition, customers can choose between 250mg, 500mg or 1000mg of organic cannabidiol (with corresponding prices).
Besides this and the VG/PG mix, the only other additive is the equally ethically designed flavouring.
How Long Does It Last?
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So how long does a bottle last? Of course, this will depend on how often you vape.
CBD e-liquids are not really intended to be used like a conventional vape. They are for either routine dosage or ad-hoc depending on how you feel.
For example, someone taking say six deep draws over a day is going to find that their sub-ohm liquid is going to last far longer than if they were enjoying a standard juice.
From our testing using this mix for about a half dozen draws a day we managed to make a 2ml capacity tank last around a week.
Consider that this range comes in 25ml size, and that means with relatively disciplined use, it could stretch for between two and three months.
Those who use it more often can obviously expect to get through their supply considerably quicker, but the key is that it did not feel wasteful in the slightest. Those clouds went to good use!
Wondering why they issue 25ml in 30ml capacity bottles? That is so customers can add nicotine to the mix should they so desire.
All of the following range are shipped nicotine-free, but it’s a handy little feature that also provides for flavour customisation should you feel so inclined.
So let’s take a look at the range of flavours on offer:
It would have been easier to just call this ‘Blackcurrant Storm’ but hey, we don’t work in marketing!
What we have here is a typically classic sub-ohm style vape liquid packed full of refreshingly tart juiciness.
Those who already enjoy this style of vaping will know what to expect – a far deeper, more interesting sense of flavour compared to what you can find in a ‘standard’ juice. Are we picking up the slightest hint of menthol with this one? Very nice indeed.
Once again we had to peek at the small script on the label to figure out what to expect with this one.
Turns out to be a custard donut, and yes it tasted exactly as sweet and decadent as anyone may expect.
Naturally, this makes for an ideal after-dinner vape but also paired superbly with the morning cups of coffee.
Great for those who appreciate the sweeter thing in life.
Aha! Finally one we could figure out by the name alone and despite being garishly pink, this was probably a personal favourite.
Elegantly combining crisp zestiness alongside a surprisingly complex range of berries, this is stunningly refreshing and also incredibly moreish.
If tempted to add a little nicotine (up to you) this would make for a superb base.
A legit five-star e-liquid, regardless of the CBD!
A Fruit Loops flavoured e-liquid. That’s a new one – and pretty impressive it was too.
Those who enjoy their loopy breakfasts will know exactly what to expect. Considerably sweeter than the Berry Nice but also with a slightly creamy finish.
This is juice that may well find a cult following thanks to being especially sleek and smooth. Nice!
Strawberries on the inhale with cream on the exhale. Sounds simple but this popular flavour so often falls flat on its face.
Fortunately, CBD Asylum has knocked this one out of the park.
No idea how they manage to make the taste so suddenly shift – leave that for the lab guys – but my goodness it works so well.
Once again, a top quality e-liquid that is taken to a different level when enjoyed as a sub-ohm.
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So there we have it. It turns out that with exceptional attention to detail it's possible to enjoy a sub-ohm CBD vape without taking out a mortgage.
We're pretty unanimous in agreeing that it's going to take something amazing to knock these guys off the top of their perch; something which is quite astonishing considering that they're one of the first to take this bold step forward.
As with all CBD oils, factor in a method to find an appropriate dose that works for you.
For those new to the scene, we and CBD Asylum would recommend starting on the lower concentration (and cheapest) 250mg and see how that rolls for you.
Vaping may be the quickest way to ingest but it also tends to wear off quite rapidly, making this top grade CBD e-liquid ideal for enjoying a delicious regular top-up on the go.
A superb range that is seriously heading to good places.
Available in three strengths: 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg
Extremely delicious flavours - some of the best flavours in a vape juice we've ever tried!
Great price - inexpensive
Made from organic cannabidiol
Nothing like this on the UK market at the time of writing
Not suitable for those with an intolerance to PG
The size of the bottle and its contents may confuse some users. Whilst this is a 30ml bottle, only 25ml of juice is provided. The reason behind this is to allow you to add a 5ml shot of nicotine in to the liquid if you so wish. Now where did we put those nic shots?!
I’m Thomas Jones. I graduated from The University of Aberdeen in 2016 with an MSc in Industrial Biotechnology. I’m currently reading for a PhD at The University of Glasgow. I started using CBD in 2017 as a result of finding it in my local vape shop. My experiences in using these products inspired me to undertake my current doctoral research. You can find out more about me and this site here.