CBD vaping is one of the most popular forms of CBD consumption. With its increasing popularity, there is also an increasing number of uncertainties starting from choosing from the diverse range of available products, to know which oils are even suitable for vaping. Here, you would find answers to 5 of the most frequently asked questions in the CBD vaping market.
What Is CBD Vape Oil?
Before we talk about what CBD vape oil is, we have to begin from the inception i.e. what exactly is the major ingredient, CBD. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a word you have probably heard over and over again. It is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. It is widely acknowledged for its therapeutic properties and its popularity continues to rise as more and more benefits are discovered, some of which include relief from inflammation, anxiety, depression, pain, and even epilepsy.
Since that is out of the way now, let’s talk about CBD vape oil.
Unlike CBD tinctures, CBD vape oil is designed for inhalation. CBD vape oil is not oil-based, unlike CBD tinctures. Here are the various types of CBD that are ideal for vaping:
- CBD vape juice: If it contains PG, VG, CBD extract, terpenes, and cannabinoids, it is most likely suitable for vaping. An added assurance is that the pack would say that it is suitable for vaping. The most important is that it does not contain any actual oil.
- CBD cartridges: These are slim disposable vaping tanks that are filled with CBD vape juice. They connect to a standard 510 battery and provide a simple, beginner-style entry to vaping CBD.
How Much Of CBD Should You Take?
Dosage is important when it comes to CBD however, there is no “one-size-fits-all” dosage. This is because dosage depends on an array of factors such as:
- What symptoms you are treating
- Tolerance, etc.
Also, since everyone’s metabolism and the endocannabinoid system are slightly different, CBD can yield unique results for each individual. A good rule of thumb is to start from small concentrations and slowly build upward until you find the right dosage for you. Start with minimal 1 to 2mg doses of CBD and wait about six hours until the next dose. Next time you are taking another dose, increase by 5mg. Continue to do that, every time increasing by 5mg. Make sure to pay close attention to how you feel after each dose. As soon as you experience positive effects, lock that dosage and stick with it.
On average, CBD users take about 10-30mg of CBD per day, and in the case of conditions like pain and inflammation, some users take as much as 200-1000mg per day.
- Are There Side Effects?
If you are referring to the high feeling usually associated with cannabis, then no, CBD will not get you high on its own. THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for that. Most of the CBD that is designed for vaping is gotten from industrial hemp and not from marijuana containing THC. It contains traces of THC, but not more than 0.3%, meaning that it is not enough to get you high.
In terms of actual side effects, research is still being conducted into the side effects of CBD. However, a recent study revealed that some side effects are associated with CBD. One of the most documented was mild drowsiness and it was most common with first-time users and tends to subside with regular use. Other side effects observed were:
- Hunger, and
- Red eyes
In any case, compared to much prescription medication that does what CBD does, the side effects of CBD tend to be much less pronounced.