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July 17, 2021
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How to vape CBD oil and what is the best vaping product for you?

 Anthony Clement
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Anthony Clement
July 12, 2021

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Whether you decide to use a CBD vape product or some other hemp extract, you can experience a plethora of wellness benefits. These products rely on a high concentration of cannabinoids to deliver a positive effect. Keep in mind that we don't know everything about the cannabis plant, and we still need to learn how to best utilize it.

So, can you vape CBD oil, and what kind of issues (or benefits) can you expect if you do so?

What is CBD?

CBD is a hemp extract. Its full name is cannabidiol, and people often use it to restore their bodies to its previous functionality. Although this chemical is usually connected to medical treatments, most of these claims are not fully explored. However, limited clinical studies have shown a lot of promise. Based on them, the CBD tincture oil might have anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties. However, its biggest potential lies in its interactions with the endocannabinoid system.

Whether we’re talking about cannabis oil or hemp oil, these products are full of cannabinoids and terpenes. In fact, these plants have more than 100 active ingredients. Among all these substances, CBD is the most notable one. While marijuana has a limited amount of cannabidiol, hemp is full of it. Some of the hemp strains can have more than 20% CBD content.

Cannabinoids within CBD products work by stimulating the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are a part of a larger endocannabinoid system that should regulate functions like sleep, mood, focus, pain, regeneration, stress, etc. So, by interacting with the receptors, cannabidiol might improve your sleep, memory, focus, reduce stress and muscle soreness, and provide numerous other benefits. If we couple this with hemp’s anti inflammatory properties, it quickly becomes obvious why the plant has become so popular.

The great thing about medical hemp items is that they come in various shapes and forms. You have CBD topicals, CBD gummies, pet products, and many more. Furthermore, these items can be used in lots of different ways allowing you to choose between topical, sublingual, oral administration. Based on that, you can easily find an item that will suit your lifestyle and wellness needs.

What is the difference between CBD oil and CBD vape oil?

No, these are two different products.

CBD oil is the basic substance extracted from hemp. It has all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals as the plant. CBD brands often use the oil by infusing it in various products. They will put it in creams, bath bombs, dog treats, and other objects. By doing so, they are not only changing the type of product, but they're changing its characteristics and potential benefits.

Usually, CBD oil is added to a carrier oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, or cannabis oil. Most people use CBD oil sublingually. They will place it under the tongue allowing the sublingual gland to process it. However, you can also swallow it directly or apply it to the surface of your skin.

CBD vape oil or CBD vape juice is very different from cannabidiol oil. Instead of utilizing a carrier substance, a company will rely on vegetable glycerin, which in this case, works as a solvent. That way, you can vape CBD oil directly from a vaping device. As you smoke it, a thick cloud will appear. Besides CBD additives, vaping products will also have artificial flavoring. Keep in mind that CBD oil and CBD vape juice should be mixed. Lastly, keep in mind that vaping CBD flower is not the same as using CBD vape liquid.

Finding the right CBD vape product

There are a lot of different CBD vape items on the market. Most of them work under a similar principle: you use CBD vape juice as a “fuel” for a specific vaping device. These devices might work under different principles, but they all serve the same purpose. By using these items, you are able to deliver cannabidiol smoke directly into your lungs and bloodstream. Here is a breakdown of the most popular e juice products:

CBD oil cartridge

As the name implies, these are cartridges meant to store CBD oil. Initially, they are filled with full spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. Of course, you will have to refill it yourself upon depletion. Cartridges need either 510 thread batteries or vape pens to work. Each one of them can hold between 0.5ml and 1ml of substance.

CBD pods

These items have a lot of similarities with cartridges. The main difference is that you need a JUUL battery for them to work. You can find these batteries almost anywhere, so this isn’t a major issue. What’s even better is that they can be used both for smoking nicotine and vaping CBD, so if you’re a smoker, CBD pods are a great thing for you.

Pod vapes

Here is another item that can be refilled. The interesting thing about this product is that it should be used with a liquid with high viscosity. They have some similarities with JUULs. Pod vapes come in various shapes and forms.

Disposable CBD vape pens

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to vape cannabidiol, nothing beats disposable pens. Furthermore, they are also cheap, making them an ideal solution for those who want to try vaping CBD for the first time. They can also be great for road trips. These pens are somewhat similar to cigarettes in terms of shape, and they are filled with cannabidiol. They rely on a small coil and battery to work. A disposable pen will work for 100 puffs or so. After that, you'll need to buy a new one.

Refillable CBD vape pens

Unlike disposable pens, you can reuse and refill this product as much as you want. They have a cylinder shaped battery that is attached to the tank. Another difference between this product and disposable vape pens is in terms of vapor and flavor. While refillable CBD pens are a bit more expensive at first, they are a cheaper solution in the long run. Keep in mind that this item requires regular maintenance and cleaning.

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How do you vape CBD e juice?

The best thing about CBD vaping is that you use a disposable CBD vape pen anywhere. Vaping products are quick and easy to use. Furthermore, unlike medical hemp oil and other topicals, things won't get messy. The substance is held in a CBD oil cartridge that provides solid protection against spillage. As soon as you start smoking, you can feel the benefits within the next 10 to 15 minutes. Vaping CBD oil is a good solution for people who are suffering from sudden strong migraines, panic and anxiety attacks, and other severe issues.

It is worth noting that these products are not sanctioned for medical use. We don't know if vape juice will really help you with these ailments. We usually rely on circumstantial personal evidence to determine whether a cannabidiol substance is good for a particular condition. This leaves a lot of room for guessing. Anyway, the important thing about CBD vape juice is that it’s an easy, safe solution that you can use at any time. Most people regard it as a wellness product that can be used long term.

Here is a step by step process that will help you use various vaping items:

Using a CBD oil cartridge

Start by connecting the cartridge to a 510 battery. A lot of them have a power button that you’ll have to push for it to work. Make sure to press it as you inhale. It is much better to start with smaller, equal puffs. If this is your first time taking cannabidiol or similar products, perhaps it's better to wait for 5 minutes between two puffs. That way, you can determine if and how the substance affects you. Most people will need several tries to determine the right dosage. Keep in mind that you'll develop tolerance after prolonged use, so you will likely need increased quantities of e juice over time.

Using a CBD pod

Start by connecting the device to the JUUL battery. Again, it is important, to begin with, smaller puffs and wait for CBD vape oil to kick in. You can tap the JUUL device twice to check its battery life.

Using a CBD vape pen

Make sure that your vape pen has enough e liquid inside of it. In fact, if you’re using it regularly, make sure to refill the pen whenever you’re at home. You should prime the coil for the best results. It will take approximately 10 minutes for it to saturate. Like with CBD oil cartridge, you should click on the battery 5 times to turn it on. Some of them will have adjustable airflow. If this is the case with your cartridge, you should put your preferred settings.  Press the button as you're taking small puffs. The same rules apply for dosing as with the other two items; start with smaller puffs and adjust the quantity accordingly.

What is the right CBD liquid dosage?

Like with any other cannabis product, there are a lot of issues when determining dosage.

First of all, these products are not regulated the way they're supposed to. While there is a clear indication of how much THC a CBD product can contain, there are no rules regarding other substances. So, a cannabidiol item can have a lot of different ingredients that shouldn't be there. In fact, an item labeled as "CBD" can have a trace amount of cannabidiol with lots of unnecessary ingredients. This makes it harder to gauge potency.

Aside from this, there are a lot of other factors to be included, such as metabolism, body weight, a condition that you're addressing, tolerance, etc. In most cases, hemp companies suggest consumers use cannabidiol based on their weight.

The general rule is to take between 10 to 25mg of product. In the case of heavier individuals, the dose can go above 25mg. This is a bit tricky with vapes as you have to measure quantity based on puffs. An average cartridge will have about 100mg of CBD e liquid. Each puff will be worth 1 to 2 mg. Based on that, a lighter individual will need between 5 to 10 puffs totaling 10mg.

Most hemp experts recommend that you start with a smaller dose and go from there. You can also split the dose in two. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Some people use CBD products to address sudden issues such as a panic attack, elevated stress, or inability to sleep. If you experienced something like that, you could start smoking until you feel relief. Make sure not to overdo it; taking too much CBD at once increases the odds of side effects.

What are the side effects and risks of vaping CBD oil?

While CBD vape oil is generally regarded as safe, there are lots of issues that you might experience. For example, the most common side effect is drowsiness. The other issues include a change in appetite, change in blood pressure, diarrhea, dry mouth. Nevertheless, these issues tend to be mild and can easily be eliminated by simply stopping the treatment.

One of the biggest issue with cannabidiol is that we don’t know how it works in the long run. There are a lot of theories, but we can’t tell you for sure how it would affect your body with prolonged use. This is why you need to be careful with dosing, and take just enough CBD to alleviate your issues.

These liquids will not get you high as long as they are made according to legal THC requirements. Furthermore, CBD is not a toxic substance. You would have to take enormous amounts of it to experience liver issues and other problems relating to toxicity. If you do experience some problems, stop using the product. You should also consult a hemp specialist throughout the treatment so that you can monitor the progress.

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