The rise in popularity of CBD has created a new craze: vaping! Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer. It’s quickly becoming popular with those who want to consume CBD without having to smoke it, and for a good reason. This blog post will give you all the information that you need about vaping CBD vaporization so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not this method is right for you.
What is CBD?
Before we begin, you should know that CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant and accounts for about 40% of its cannabinoid content.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds/herbal drugs derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, and they interact with CB receptors (cannabinoid receptor types 1 and 2) to produce many effects throughout the body (2).
The most well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. This is because it’s the main psychoactive component of marijuana that produces a euphoric high when it binds with CB1 receptors in the brain.
In contrast, CBD does not have any intoxicating effects, such as a euphoric high, and it is not psychoactive. Instead, CBD can produce beneficial effects such as:
- Relieving pain and inflammation
- Reducing nausea and vomiting
- Stimulating appetite
- Protecting the nervous system
- Reducing seizures
- Managing mental disorders
Types of CBD Products
There are two main types of CBD products: those made from CBD isolate and those made from full-spectrum CBD.
CBD Isolate is an extract from the whole plant that has been isolated into a pure form, meaning that it contains only CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes. This makes it a great option for those who want to vape with a high concentration of CBD in one product. On the downside, CBD isolate can be harsher on your throat if you’re not used to the feeling.
Full Spectrum is created by combining all of the components of cannabis together (including THC) so that they work synergistically with each other to produce maximum benefits. The trade-off here for this synergy between compounds is typical; fewer dosages are required to produce the desired effects.
The most popular CBD products are made from Full Spectrum CBD because they are more suitable for beginners but feel free to experiment with either one. See below for a list of the most popular CBD products.
CBD oil is exactly what it sounds like: a concentrated liquid form of CBD. This comes in many different concentrations and flavors. Oil can be found in a dropper bottle or as a spray for easy consumption. It’s a great product for beginners as it’s easy to dispense and very versatile, so you can use it in many different ways.
Read more: Can I Use CBD Oil Topically?
CBD Drip (Tincture)
CBD tinctures are another easy-to-use product with a dropper bottle for simple dosing. They combine CBD oil and MCT (fractionated coconut oil) to create an enjoyable taste that is easily swallowed or added to food and drink. If you want more flavor than oil, tinctures are a great option.
These tasty treats contain CBD as well as many other natural ingredients, such as fruit and vegetable extracts that make for a yummy snack. Gummies come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors with different concentrations of CBD. They are a great entry product into vaping because they produce an enjoyable effect without being overly powerful.
What Are The Types of CBD Products That You Can Vape?
There are three main types of products that you can vape which contain CBD: CBD Flower, CBD E-liquid, and CBD Concentrates.
CBD Flower Info
CBD flower is broken up and typically placed in a small chamber (atomizer) where it can be heated up to temperatures between 200 – 400 °F, at which point the CBD begins to vaporize into an aerosol that you then inhale.
The good thing about vaping CBD flower (besides its great taste) is that you can use it with your favorite pre-existing vaporizer or vape pen. This saves you money and lets you keep vaping your normal device without having to buy a whole new one.
CBD E-liquid Info
CBD e-liquids are made up of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, CBD extract, and terpenes. When heated at a high temperature (400 °F), these ingredients turn into an aerosol that you inhale. The advantage to vaping CBD e-liquid is that it’s convenient and quick, but the downside is that it’s not as enjoyable as vaping CBD flowers. Vaping CBD e-liquid can produce a harsh feeling in your throat, which some people find unpleasant.
CBD Concentrate Info
CBD concentrates are made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and turning it into an oil, wax, shatter, or sap. These are typically placed in a cartridge of an oil pen, where they heat up at the tip to produce vapor.
The downside to vaping CBD concentrates is that they can be harsh on your throat and lungs, which some people find uncomfortable.
What Are The Benefits Of Vaping CBD?
Vaping CBD comes with many unique benefits compared to other ways of consuming CBD. For one, vaping reduces many of the harmful effects that come with smoking because it doesn’t contain all of the toxic compounds found in combusted plant material (i.e., carcinogens). It can also help reduce withdrawal symptoms like cravings and anxiety by acting on the endocannabinoid system in your brain.
Studies have shown that vaping CBD is more beneficial than consuming it orally because the bioavailability (the amount of CBD that enters your bloodstream) is much higher when vaped. When you eat an edible, only a small percentage of the CBD makes its way into your blood, whereas vaping absorbs nearly all of it directly into your bloodstream.
Wrapping it up,
We hope you’ve found this article informative and that it has given you some ideas for trying CBD vaporization on your own. If you’re new to the world of vaping, comment below with any questions or feedback. Our team is happy to help! Let us know in the comments down below how CBD vape products have helped you enjoy life more fully through increased relaxation, fewer aches, and pains, improved moods, etc. What are some other benefits that people can experience from using these kinds of products?