Vaping CBD Oil 101: Vaping CBD is one of the easiest methods available to consume CBD. For many people with pain or other conditions treated with CBD, vaping provides convenient and quick relief. However, getting started with vaping can be a daunting task Although edibles and oral drops are some of the most popular cannabidiol (CBD) products, if you need a fast, efficient, and discreet way to consume this hemp-derived compound, your best option is using CBD vape oil. By inhaling CBD as opposed to ingesting it, you’re giving it direct access to your bloodstream through
How to Vape CBD Oil for Beginners
As mentioned in a previous blog post, vaping CBD is one of the easiest methods available to consume CBD.
For many people with pain or other conditions treated with CBD, vaping provides convenient and quick relief. However, getting started with vaping can be a daunting task for inexperienced users. Trust me, I was one of those inexperienced users!
I can tell you first hand, with so many CBD brands to buy from, don’t just buy any vape pen you see at a gas station or smoke shop. You may purchase counterfeit product (remember in 2019 all those vapers mysteriously getting sick) or over pay.
I’m going to share with you the basic understanding of vaping and what you need to know to make your first purchase.
Why Is Vaping CBD Oil Popular?
Many users describe a more quick effect of CBD than utilizing other methods of CBD oil. If you are using CBD to treat anxiety, chronic pain, migraines, or similar ailments, sometimes waiting is not an option. Vaping works so quickly because it’s one of the best (highest) bioavailable ways to take CBD, which refers to the degree and rate in which a substance is absorbed in to your bloodstream.
What do I Need to Buy to Vape CBD Oil?
Not every vape is the same, but they all have four basic components: a battery, a heating element (also known as an atomizer), a mouthpiece and a chamber to hold the material to be vaped. The heating element vaporizes whatever material it comes in contact with in the chamber and the user inhales the vapor through the mouthpiece.
Check out our video for a deep dive in to the different ways to vape CBD oil:
From here there are three distinct styles of vapes for vaping CBD:
1. Disposable vape pens which typically have CBD isolate and are disposed off when the battery dies or the CBD oil is finished. These are convenient and usually easy to find. For new vapers, this is an easy and mess-free way to get started vaping CBD.
2. “Tank style” vape are those big boxy vape pens, where a battery heats up a refillable container utilizing vape juice. These are the ones that produce those billowing clouds of smoke.
3. Pen-style vape, which is similar to a “tank style” vape, but is slimmer and utilizes disposable vape cartridges or vape carts (versus a vape juice). The vape pen is rechargeable for long-lasting use.
Potential Health Concerns In CBD Vapes
A small percentage of users are allergic or later develop allergies to some of the chemicals and materials used in vapes. Also, s studies found negligible amounts of metal particulate and other dangerous contaminants, such as lead and cadmium, in commercially available vapes. There have also been a handful of reports of serious injuries, and even death from vaping. That’s why it’s important to purchase your CBD from a reputable seller, as well as ask to see the Certificate of Analysis, including pesticide report for the CBD.
We stress, as always, that we’re not doctors or medical experts. You should consult the latest research and, when in doubt, talk to your doctor.
VITAMIN E ACETATE AND REPORTS OF DEATH AND LUNG DAMAGE FROM VAPING
Reports of serious lung damage and even deaths of vape users emerged during the summer of 2019. At the time of this update, it appears a single culprit was responsible for most or all of these issues: vitamin E acetate. Vitamin E is a common ingredient in skin care products and supplements, where it can be used safely. However, it is not safe to vape.
It also appears that all the victims bought black market psychoactive cannabis vape cartridges.
Always make sure you choose brands carefully, reviewing ingredients lists and third-party lab results carefully.
POTENTIAL ALLERGENS IN CBD E-JUICE
The main two chemicals in CBD e-liquid are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Users with sensitivities to either of these chemicals will notice sinus irritation, nausea or a headache upon use. Individuals with more severe allergies can break out in hives, develop swelling or have difficulty breathing. Luckily, both chemicals are so ubiquitous that many people are already aware of allergies.
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are common ingredients in smoke machine vapor, cosmetics, hair products, food, drinks, cigarettes, medicine and many more products. Vegetable glycerin allergy is very rare. Most reactions are likely caused by an allergy to the plant oil the vegetable glycerin was derived from. Propylene glycol allergies on the other hand are much more common, but entirely avoidable.
Alternatives to Vaping CBD Oil
While we solely focused on vaping in this blog post, there are many alternatives to consuming CBD.
1. SMOKING HEMP FLOWER
If you need quick relief, you can smoke high-CBD hemp strains. It’s increasingly easy to buy smokable hemp flower. You can find both pre-rolled hemp cigarettes and joints, or loose hemp buds for smoking in a pipe. While hemp flower won’t make you “feel high,” it can be a quick and effective way to ingest a potent dose of CBD and immediately feel its effects. Another way to smoke CBD is CBD Shisha using a hookah.
2. SKIP THE VAPE AND EAT YOUR CBD VIA CBD EDIBLES OR A CBD OIL
If you prefer not to smoke CBD, edibles, capsules and topical creams provide a great alternative. CBD drops or tinctures are also easy to take and relatively fast acting.
How to Vape CBD Oil Properly
Although edibles and oral drops are some of the most popular cannabidiol (CBD) products, if you need a fast, efficient, and discreet way to consume this hemp-derived compound, your best option is using CBD vape oil .
By inhaling CBD as opposed to ingesting it, you’re giving it direct access to your bloodstream through your lungs. Your body doesn’t need to digest or metabolize it, so you can expect quick results. You’ll notice the beneficial effects of CBD start to take place within minutes, or even seconds at times.
However, before you jump the gun and start vaping CBD, it’s essential to learn more about it. While CBD vape liquids are convenient and effective, they’re somewhat particular. You’ll need to know how to vape them properly.
So, let’s see the right way to vape CBD.
Get Your Dosage Right
As with any CBD product, it’s essential to determine the right dose before using CBD vape oils. If the dose is too light, you won’t experience any of the benefits you were looking forward to. If it’s too heavy, you might start feeling tired, nauseous, or experience some of the other side-effects of using higher doses.
Getting your CBD dose right will likely take a bit of trial and error. A variety of factors can impact how susceptible you are to CDB’s effects – your body weight and age, metabolism, genetics, diet, mood, health condition, and more.
As a general rule of thumb, most CBD users take between 10mg and 30mg a day, but those with severe chronic pain might need as much as 1000mg a day, for example.
Consult your doctor about the CBD dosage, and follow their advice. You’ll be able to adjust the dose as you go easily.
If it’s your first time vaping CBD, start with a small dose of about 1mg or 2mg and slowly increase it by no more than 5mg at a time. You’ll want to wait at least six hours before you take another dose to see how your body reacts to it.
Most CBD vapes will have about 100mg of CBD, so each puff will give you about 1mg or 2mg.
Use the Right Type of CBD Oil
It’s critical to understand that CBD oil and CBD vape oil are two very different things! Mixing them up is a recipe for a bad time.
CBD oil is edible. You can place a few drops directly into your mouth, or you can even mix it up with food or teas. As long as you don’t expose it to heats higher than 320℉ (160℃), you can even cook with it. However, you cannot vape it.
Edible CBD oil will burn in a vaporizer, losing its potency, ruining your device, and leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth.
CBD vape oil, on the other hand, is for vaping only. It’s placed in a carrier liquid (such as PG and VG that are used in e-liquids) that enables it to be vaporized effectively without losing its potency and without burning.
Never eat or cook with CBD vape oil as it’s not designed for ingestion.
Invest in a High-Quality Vaporizer
Once you have your dosage and the right CBD vape oil, it’s time to focus on the vaping device. You’ll have several options, the most popular of which are:
- Disposable CBD vape pens
- CBD cartridges
- Refillable CBD vape pens and pods
Disposable pens come at the lowest cost and the highest convenience. They have a built-in battery and coil and come pre-filled with CBD. Once you’ve used up the available CBD vape oil, you simply dispose of the pen and get a new one.
CBD cartridges are pre-filled vape tanks that require a 510-thread battery to work. They contain up to 1ml of CBD, and when you use them up, you need to get a new cartridge, but not a new battery.
Finally, refillable CBD vape pens and pods come with the heftiest initial investment but pay off in the long run. They have the battery, the coil (which needs to be changed on occasion), the tank, and the mouthpiece. You need to get a bottle of CBD vape juice and refill the tank every time you want to vape.
They require some maintenance, constant cleaning, recharging, and coil changing, but they’re generally considered the best option.
Take Slow Draws
Now, to vape CBD properly, you need to go slow and steady, regardless of the type of CBD vaporizer you’re using. Turn on your device, and take a nice slow, 3-second draw. Keep the vapor in your lungs for a few seconds, then slowly exhale.
If you’re a beginner, wait about ten minutes before you take a second draw and notice how CBD affects you.
Average users vape CBD about twice daily, but it all depends on your condition and what you’re trying to achieve with CBD. If you need just an energy boost, a short vape session in the morning might be the most adequate for you. If you’re trying to alleviate chronic pain, you might need to vape CBD several times a day.
Vaping CBD properly is relatively easy. You just need to determine your dose, get the right CBD vape oil, find a good vaporizer and enjoy slow and steady vaping. Remember to start slowly and work your way up to ensure the best effects.