The CBD industry is incredibly versatile. There are enough CBD products to cater to your taste and preferences. In this post, we look at CBD vaping.
E-cigarettes popped up in 2003, and they are now widespread, because they are free of toxins and carcinogens, and most people feel safe using them.
In the cannabis culture, our equivalent of e-cigs is known as a CBD vape, and it is an incredibly beneficial device. It is easy to handle and delivers powerful effects.
Vapes appeal to those who take heavy doses of CBD regularly, and also those who spend most of their time in chemically unsafe environments.
How Vaping Works
Vaping is simply inhaling CBD that’s been vaporized by an electronic tool we call a vape pen or vaporizer.
The battery installed in the electronic tool provides the energy to convert the e-liquid into vapor.
Once inhaled, the CBD vapor flows to your heart, and then gets absorbed in your bloodstream and carried off to your brain.
Then CBD starts interacting with your Endocannabinoid System to cause positive changes in your mind and body.
Unlike marijuana, where an overdose can affect your state of consciousness, CBD cannot alter your state of consciousness even if you take more than the recommended amount.
Both CBD e-liquid and CBD vape oil contain cannabidiol and are meant to be inhaled with a vape pen, but there’s one thing that differentiates them: solvents.
Whereas CBD vape oils have carrier oils like coconut and olive oil, CBD e-liquids have alcohols like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine.
You can use an ordinary vaporizer to inhale CBD e-liquid, but you require a specially made vaporizer to inhale CBD vape oil.
The amount of CBD that one is supposed to vape is not set in stone. What suits you may not be ideal for another person, and several factors influence this amount, like the device you use, your style, and the quality of the e-liquid.
If you are a first-time CBD user, we recommend that you buy a low-concentration vaping kit, and take small doses, noticing how your body reacts, and you may adjust the dose accordingly.
The fact that CBD has no psychoactive compounds enables you to increase the margins of your experiment.
Unless you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, CBD causes no damage to your health, but some CBD users have reported the following side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Reduced appetite
It’s also important to note that most people who experience the above side effects are usually new to CBD, and it might have to do with their immune system, meaning that the side effects can go away with more CBD use and the threat factor diminishes.
How Can I Make CBD E-liquid?
We recommend that people use professionally-made CBD e-liquid because it is produced with far better equipment, safety standards, and has greater quality.
However, if you subscribe to the philosophy of consuming only homemade products, or if you are experiencing financial hardship, you can prepare CBD e-liquid at home.
Step 1: decide the level of concentration that you want. For instance, one gram of CBD concentrate translates into 1000 ml per 100 ml bottle.
Step 2: with a syringe, mix propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine and then add CBD concentrate.
Step 3: give the bottle a couple of shakes, and at this point, you may infuse a flavor.
Important Notice: make sure that you inhale your homemade vape juice with a high-quality, reusable vaporizer.
What’s the Structure of a Vape Pen?
Since the invention of e-cigarettes, nothing has changed about their basic structure. These are the three most critical components of a vape pen:
Inbuilt battery: they store the energy for vaporizing CBD e-liquid. Vape pens allow for wattage adjustments.
Atomizer: the vape coil, located in the atomizer is where the CBD e-liquid is heated and converted into vapor.
Mouthpiece: this is where you place your mouth to draw the CBD vapor. The mouthpiece can have different styles and designs.
What are the Benefits of Using CBD Vapes?
If you are still on the fence as to whether you’ll use CBD vape pens, here are some of the incredible benefits associated with CBD vaping:
Pain relief: maybe you work a physically demanding job, where injuries and accidents are some of the hazards, but CBD is one of the best remedies against pain.
Anti-inflammation: maybe you have an overly sensitive body, or you live in an environment that triggers an inflammatory response in your body… CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.
Curing mental illnesses: millions of Americans are battling some form of mental illness, and if you’re familiar with mental illnesses, you recognize the risk it poses in society. CBD can help you overcome your mental illness, have self-esteem, and foster healthy relationships.
What Factors Should I Consider When Buying a Vaping Device?
Don’t be the type of buyer who clicks on the first advertising copy they come across and places an order without verifying whatever the brand claims. These are some of the factors you should gauge in a vaping device:
Design: if ten brands were placed before you, you are going to pick up the device you think has the best design, but the design is not just about aesthetics, but functionality also. Check to see whether it’s a reusable or disposable vape device.
Potency: if you’re a beginner, you want to consume low-concentration CBD, and then you may work your way up depending on how your body reacts.
Flavor: some people consider the taste of pure CBD to be a bit underwhelming, and if you’re one of those, you may want to buy a device with flavored vape juice.
Manufacturer: are you buying from a reputable company or you’re buying from a fishy website. Spare a couple of minutes to check reviews before you buy.
Durability: you want to buy something that can take some rough handling and still maintain performance.
Important things to keep in Mind about Vape Devices
- If the flavor of the CBD vape juice grows stale, you may place the device in a dark room a couple of times, to enrich its flavor.
- The quality of vaping is down to the ratio of the vegetable glycerine; high VG levels make for thick smoke and smooth hits.
- When the battery is clogged with dirt and other substances, it can lower the quality of the vaping experience.
- Keep the tank clean to eliminate rancid flavors.
- Two parts of a vaping device that need to be replaced regularly are the coil and atomizer.
- Try different flavors so that you don’t develop the vaper’s tongue (a condition where you use one flavor for so long and then you can’t feel it anymore)
Do CBD Vapes Have Any Risks?
As long as you buy from reputable vendors, who are 3rd party lab-tested, there are no risks whatsoever, because they only use ingredients that can be vaporized.
But if you are tricked into buying vaping devices from internet conmen, you may inhale substandard CBD vape juice, and there’s a potential health risk.
Are Vape Devices Legal?
Are you disinterested in vaping CBD fearing that it might not be legal? You must be stuck in the past (2018 going back)… At present, the government recognizes CBD vaping as a legal activity.
However, when you buy CBD vape juice, make sure that it contains not more than 0.3% of THC, or else you may be subjected to a drug test, and high THC levels would put you in trouble with the state.
Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Buy a Vaping Device
- Did the device get evaluated by a third party to ascertain quality?
- What flavor does the e-liquid come in?
- Is it a disposable or reusable vape pen?
- How potent is the CBD e-liquid?
- Is it reasonably priced in comparison to its CBD concentration?