When you look through the vape communities, CBD appears more and more often in recent months. Meanwhile, the vape companies have started to innovate the vape devices for CBD vape oil. Forbes estimated the CBD market generates $2.1 billion by 2020.
What is CBD? Why does CBD become such a popular thing? Is it related to marijuana or other addictive substances? Why there are so many people starting to vape CBD? Here is an introduction of CBD vape oil, and if you are wondering if CBD vape oil is safe or not. Many studies and tests indicate that CBD can provide health benefits, so CBD vape oil has grown immensely.
What does CBD stand for?
CBD is the short form of cannabidiol, found in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD oil is the concentrated form of cannabidiol in a liquid form; you can also ingest orally. CBD vape oil is the term among vapers. It’s mixed with PG or VG, the based liquids for e-juice. It is used to describe any CBD-based product that has been made specifically for vape pens or vaporizers. You can inhale through the vape pen or vaporizer. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD cannot make the users high.
However, synthetic CBD contains concentrated THC or other hazardous substances. If you need to pass a drug test, do use the CBD oil from natural plants. Besides, artificial cannabidiol can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness after inhaling.
Why have so many people started to vape CBD?
Let’s start with the advantages of vaping CBD. As the studies show, the benefits of CBD oil are mainly in the medicinal field. To some extent, CBD can relieve these conditions:
- Stress and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Fighting cancer
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer disease
- Recovering alcoholics
Vaping is considered a potent and tasty way to consume CBD. Compared with cannabidiol oils and gummies, CBD vape oil can be quickly absorbed, this is because CDB can reach the bloodstream directly through the lungs rather than the digestive system. When you ingest CBD, you are absorbing the anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can help with the conditions like anxiety, pain, and insomnia etc. People who feel anxiety, stress and reoccurring pain can sometimes feel relief at once. Some research also shows that vaping CBD can have higher sustainable bio-availability.
Millions of people in the US take CBD as a perception for their health conditions. Some don’t want to take capsules or tinctures in public because others may guess their health conditions. Then vaping with CBD vape juice is a discreet way to utilize it. People who inhale CBD vape oil say they feel focused, relaxed and sleep better. Some cases also show that people who vape with CBD are more likely to quit smoking and get rid of nicotine.
Choose CBD vape oil carefully
Many kinds of CBD vape juice are available on the market. If you want to have quality, effective and safe products for yourselves, you should know the difference about them. Currently, the CBD market lacks regulations. Think twice before you buy any without a good knowledge of CBD, or you may face hazards to your health and life. First, I would like to discuss the types of CBD vape liquid that you may find on the market:
- Pure CBD oil, also called CBD isolate oil, is extracted from the flowers, stalks and leaves.
- Cannabis CBD oils contain high levels of THC, in most situations. On the other hand, there are CBD oils that contain plenty of CBD and zero THC, and these strains are used to produce high-quality CBD vape oils, which are only available at licensed dispensaries in States that allow recreational and medical marijuana use.
- Most CBD hemp oils for sale are extracted from industrial hemp, which is bred for its tough fibres, nutritious seeds and CBD-rich flowers.
Then, let’s talk seriously about cuticle waxes. They are the oily outer layer of lipids that cover the surface of most flowering cannabis plants, including hemp. Since these plants are used to smoke, the waxes can melt as the temperature becomes high. However, cuticle waxes may not burn during the vaping process. They may gather and settle in the lungs over time, which can lead to long-term health issues.
Though there are not enough clinical studies to prove this point, you don’t want to risk your life. Next, you can check if the production process of CBD vape liquid involves winterization, a process can remove all or a high portion of the waxes. If there is no information on the package or the product webpage, then ask the companies. If the answer is vague, don’t buy from them.
Potential side effects of vaping CBD
Just like other drugs, CBD also has side effects. Sometimes you may experience ill effects if you continually intake high dosages of CBD, effects such as irritability, reduced appetite or higher than normal urination. One should also be careful about DRUGS INTERACTION. If you are using other drugs, CBD may interact chemically with alcohol and other drugs and cause a negative reaction. For example, opioids, sedatives, antidepressants, drugs that affect blood sugar levels, and drugs that lower blood pressure, etc.
Although CBD is relatively safe for most vapers, it is not wise to combine various medication and potentially high risk of causing adverse interactions. CBD that is sourced from hemp without a prescription is legal in the US. Therefore, people are likely to overdose on CBD. What’s more, don’t try to vape an oral CBD tincture since there are no two base liquids PG and VG as we mentioned above, or vice versa. The vape juice doesn’t taste good if you place it under your tongue or swallow it.
Where can you purchase CBD vape oil
If you are based in the US, you can have hemp-derived CBD vape oil in the vape shops since marijuana is legal in some places there. As far as I know, some vape stores in some European countries sell the CBD vape oil as well. Also, you can go online shopping and choose reliable brands.
Do the job in research before you decide to purchase CBD vape oil. You can look around at what people are discussing about their experiences in vaping CBD on the relative forums, this way you can avoid being fooled. I would suggest you go for big name companies. Since this industry is very new and few restrictions or regulations have been placed on this field, the market is full of low quality things. Some CBD vape oils have been mixed with other harmful chemicals, which may impact the compatibility of your vaporizers and shorten the life span of coils.
How to vape with CBD
You can choose pen-style vape for CBD vape juice. The heating coil can vaporize the concentrated CBD isolate. You must change the coil after repeated use, although the coil life can be extended by only using pure CBD isolate. Or, the coil can speed up the oxidation due to the leftover flavour additives and impure CBD.
The tank-style vape device is also one of the choices available. However, you should be cautious about a burnt coil and tank leakage, just as all vapers do. Also, you need to clean the vapes regularly and change the coil and other accessories in the vape device if they don’t work well.
How many times should you vape CBD each day? It varies from the individuals’ needs. People on Reddit suggest that they vape as long as they have anxiety or chronic pain until it works for them. Though I still support the control of the dosage of CBD and frequency of vaping it. Some vapers may increase the dosage and use of CBD as they constantly feel pain or stressed, you’d better set a bottom line for yourself, and try not to cross it.