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How to Start Vaping CBD
2019-05-08

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In recent years, CBD is gaining popularity because of its proven health benefits in treating various diseases such as pains, inflammation, epilepsy, neurological disorders, PTSD, insomnia, anxiety and depression, especially after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalizing the production and sale of hemp at the federal level. There are many different ways to use or consume CBD, including smoking, topical application, capsules, tinctures, edibles, etc., among which vaping CBD e-juice is perhaps the most effective, convenient and affordable one. Well, before turning to vaping CBD, you’d better get some basic knowledge about it.  


What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. The plant Cannabis sativa has two main species, hemp and marijuana. Both of them contain CBD, but there's a much higher percentage in hemp, which also has very low levels (less than 0.3%) of THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, compared to marijuana. CBD and THC are often mixed up by people since both of them are the most important cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. But they actually act very differently upon different receptors in your body and brain. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, and can cause the physical feeling of getting “high”, which is often associated with marijuana. CBD is not psychoactive, so it won’t produce the mind-altering effects and get you high or intoxicated like THC.


Health Benefits of CBD

The non-psychoactive attribute and therapeutic potential of CBD make it a popular therapy used to treat lots of illnesses. Now it’s being widely accepted by people from all walks of life, with some scientific studies proving its efficacy in relieving many common health problems like arthritis, epilepsy, insomnia and anxiety disorders. CBD can basically benefit people of all ages. 

Here we would like to list the most common diseases that CBD can potentially help with.

* Inflammation and chronic pains caused by conditions such as Arthritis, Joint Paint and Multiple Sclerosis

* Sleeping disorders resulting from stress, anxiety, restlessness, and general unbalance in the body, etc.

* Dependency and addiction developed from harmful medication

* Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s

* Mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety and depression

* Cancer-related symptoms and chemotherapy-induced side effects like nausea, vomiting and pain

* High blood pressure
* Heart disease

* Diabetes and obesity

* Bone diseases like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

* Skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and melanoma 

* Epilepsy

 

We believe the list is going to be extended as more and more supporting scientific evidence is being discovered. However, before using CBD for any medicinal purpose, you should always seek the advice of a physician on the most appropriate dosage based on your personal condition.  


Why is Vaping CBD Preferred?

CBD can be applied in a variety of different methods, and vaping CBD e-juice is one of the most relaxing and fastest methods for the user to feel the effects. Vaping CBD can not only provide you a casual and enjoyable experience, but also maximize the bioavailability of CBD to your body. By vaping CBD e-juice, the CBD vapor directly goes to your lungs, instead of passing through your digestive system and liver which would break down CBD and lower its bioavailability, so that it can be absorbed into your bloodstream in higher concentrations right away. This fast absorption rate will make you start to feel the relieving effects of CBD within just a few seconds upon the vaping. Meanwhile, it is simple and easy for you to carry a portable vaporizer or e-cigarette anytime and anywhere. So if you need a fast, relaxing, convenient and affordable CBD therapy, vaping should be the right way to go.


How to Choose a Proper CBD Vaporizer?

As a CBD vaping novice, the first step you should take is to find a suitable vaporizer. A vaporizer is basically an electronic device that you use to heat up substances and convert them into vapor for inhalation. There are various types of vaporizers available for CBD use in the market, which seems to make the whole thing complicated and even intimidating. But you’ll find it is actually not rocket science once you do a little research on the common options before making the choice.


Disposable

When it comes to the disposable for vaping CBD, we basically mean disposable CBD vape pens and CBD vape juice cartridges, both of which are super cheap and easy ways to join the CBD vaping community. A disposable CBD vape pen is usually a slim and light pen-style e-cigarette pre-filled with CBD e-juice. Most disposable CBD pens can generally allow hundreds of puffs before you have to dispose of them. And you don’t need to worry about cleaning, replacing or repairing any parts of the pens. You just simply throw it away once you’re done with it. CBD vape juice cartridges are typically slim and cylindrical vape tanks that are pre-filled with CBD juice or concentrate. They normally use 510 thread and hold about 0.5ml to 1ml of CBD juice. To use these cartridges, you need to get a compatible battery, which is pretty easy to find in the market. With this way you can always enjoy the fresh new flavored cartridges while saving the cost on the battery. However, the materials used to make these disposable vape pens or cartridges are often not very good, so you possibly may not get the perfect flavor or satisfactory vapor quality from them like you will get from the more advanced refillable CBD vape pens. And they may even cost you more in the long term compared to those kind of reusable or refillable stuff.    


Refillable CBD Vape Pen/Pod System

Refillable CBD vape pens or pod systems are generally for the users who look for a more advanced CBD vaping experience. They come in various styles, but basically comprise a rechargeable battery and a vape tank or pod that you can fill up with the CBD juice you choose separately. Using a refillable CBD vape pen or pod system may give you a more customizable vaping experience, because many of them have airflow options or adjustable power for more flexible control based on your personal preference. Most of these refillable devices are relatively discreet and usually made with higher quality materials, which naturally ensure the production of better vapor and flavor. And they actually can be more economical in the long run compared with the disposables. The only bothering thing is that to keep the consistent and authentic flavor of your CBD juice you should constantly do some maintenance such as cleaning the tank and replacing the coil.   


Mod

If you are a cloud chaser or long for a more advanced vaping experience, a mod can be a superior choice for you to vape CBD juice. Mods are usually made in palm size and typically consist of a tank and a bigger rechargeable battery. They have much stronger power and can produce much thicker vapor, which results in more authentic and richer flavor. Most of mods are equipped with some customizable functionalities such as airflow adjustment, power change and temperature control. All those sophisticated features embedded in mods make sure them can meet your expectation for a cheerful vaping experience to the greatest extent possible. On the downside, though, mods are not so discreet since they’re commonly bulkier than vape pens and pod systems. Besides, they require more maintenance work. You have to occasionally clean the tank and change the coil. And you should always remember to only use the provided charger to charge the battery. Otherwise you may cause damage to the battery or shorten the battery lifespan.          

 

In addition to all those basic pros and cons of the common kinds of CBD vaporizers mentioned above, it’s also worthwhile to take account of some other key factors like preheating function, temperature control, size, weight, portability and battery life based on your own needs. Anyway, it should take you some experimentation to find the right unit that gives you a reliable and satisfying experience.


How to Choose the Right CBD Vape Juice/Oil?

To begin vaping CBD, besides choosing a befitting vaporizer, it is also crucial to use the right CBD vape juice or oil with a proper concentration for yourself. CBD vape juice is available in various flavors and concentrations. Its taste and potency differ widely depending on its strength, purity and quality. It is not recommended for the beginner to start with a high strength. You don’t know how much CBD you will actually feel comfortable to take in. It’s wise to start with a low strength and see how you feel on it. If you cannot feel the desired effect, then gradually work your way up to the higher strength until you feel it just right. Always make sure you’re buying the CBD vape juice with good quality, which can be basically told from the juice’s clarity. A high-quality CBD e-juice should be well crystal clear, without looking cloudy or separating into different layers. The bad quality juice may not only spoil your CBD vaping experience, but also cause damage to your tank. Also, you should be cautious enough to check whether your purchase is consistent with the claims on its label to minimize the possibility of falling for the trickery of the unscrupulous supplier.


Vaping CBD e-juice is an easy, efficient, economical and relaxing way for you to enjoy most of the benefits of CBD. But before you join this community, please do remember to spend a little time doing some basic research so that you’re getting on the right track.