Vaping CBD Oil 101: How to Vape CBD OilAs 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
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